Find a dream and follow it My rating 5 out of 5
This inspiring, memoir is all about having a dream, that will provide focus, fun and fulfilment, away from the problems of everyday life.
In this case the problem is a diagnosis of a rare blood cancer Essential Thrombocythemia (MPN). The first part of the book has loads of useful information for anyone who may be going through hospital processes - with any condition. Though set in the US, it applies equally to other countries. It deals with coping with contradictory diagnoses, and what to expect of various procedures. There are anecdotes about the many wonderful doctors and care staff - plus the not so wonderful. With lots of "wow" moments that put your own life issues into perspective, this always remains a positive book, with uplifting moments at the most difficult of times.
The second part of the book is about finding an adventure to provide focus and joy through difficult times. With all this going on, somehow this family find time to focus on the needs of others - this is the family we all wish lived next door!
This is a book of hope. One that everyone should read, as it has life enhancing tips for all, not just the ill. This is NOT a book about living with cancer, it is a book about living life to the full and enjoying every moment. At the end of the book is a section with many useful resources.
On finishing the book, I tweeted the following to the author "Dinner is late tonight, because I can't do anything until I have finished your book, and because I'm crying with positive emotion."