Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments—Margaret Lesh shares all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’ll tell you when it’s okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital, and gives suggestions on how to cope in those dark moments of the soul. With practical tips sprinkled throughout, LET ME GET THIS OFF MY CHEST explores how breast cancer changed her outlook on life, offering honest insights, humor, and sensitivity as she looks for the silver lining in a not-so-great situation.
Whether you are a woman diagnosed with breast cancer or whether you know someone with breast cancer, this book was written for you.
“Sometimes all one needs is a chat with someone who has been there and done that–twice! Based on Lesh’s blog posts, this book is a solid fit for patient health collections.” – Bette-Lee Fox 09/01/2013, Library Journal
“Lesh does a wonderful job in taking us along on her journey. The quotes and tips throughout the book are a wonderful addition to her story. I found this book easy to follow and her story was so interesting, I was encouraged to keep reading. I would recommend this book to survivors and supporters alike.” – Atlantic Breast Cancer Network
“Let Me Get This Off My Chest provides an entertaining read bound to assist others going through breast cancer, both women and their loved ones.” – Zachary Fennel, The Mobility Resource
“Margaret Lesh used her first-hand experience to help readers understand what it’s like to deal with breast cancer, from two rounds of diagnoses to treatments and post-ops …excellent information about the cancer treatment process, hospital visits, and post-op care in addition to details of a more intimate nature, what the medications did to her body and the unspeakable fear that she felt throughout her ordeal …highly recommended for anyone who has or has had cancer and who wants a non-clinical, moving account written by someone who knows first-hand what it’s like.” – R. Carnavale, ‘BoutBooks
About The Author
California girl Margaret Lesh lives with her husband and son in a quiet suburb near Los Angeles. She writes middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about baked goods, especially donuts, far too often. She believes tacos are magic.