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By David M. Gregory, Cynthia K. Russell

In melanoma tales 5 humans proportion their trips, their tales, and the agony they confronted prior to their deaths. those narratives chronicle the melancholy, desire, and love they skilled whereas dwelling and demise with melanoma, giving the ability of the human spirit complete voice. classes discovered are provided as "gifts" on the end of every of the 5 narratives. This e-book is for individuals residing with the sickness and their caregivers. Nurses and physicians, scholars in any health-related self-discipline, in addition to individuals engaged in qualitative examine also will locate this a useful source. the significance of incorporating qualitative, research-based ways in taking good care of the death emerges from the narratives. melanoma tales issues towards a extra holistic research/treatment schedule, person who bridges the scientific and social sciences.

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By the following week, it really hurt. " And the nurse checked me. The nurse called the oncologist and he was annoyed. So the nurse then called my family physician and she said, "Well, we better do a venogram" [to see if there were blood clots in the veins of her leg]. The venogram was positive and I had blood clots. They admitted me straight away into the hospital. I ended up spending a week in the hospital, in bed. Hair loss, nausea, diarrhea, bone marrow depression, and blood clots. Body losses; the purge of chemotherapy.

The Early Years Julia was born in a small Missouri town; the second born child of working class parents. Like the Mississippi River flowing past their home, Julia's family was constantly on the move. Her father enlisted in the army shortly after her birth. 26 JULIA During the war she [mother] went and lived at some of the different army bases and so one of the things my mom always took great pride in was the fact that I had travelled like 25,000 miles by the time I was one year old. The women in Julia's family work outside the home and she is no exception.

Although her cancer is in abeyance, if it mobilizes, nothing will likely be able to stop it. It is as if Julia's cancer has its own agenda, a will. Julia is certain of this. " And I said, "No. " Some people may think this is J/ 38 JULIA fatalistic and when I talk with friends about the statistics that I face, they suggest that maybe I'll be in the 25 percent who make it. I don't know. I don't really think there's any way that I can necessarily do anything particular that's going to make me be in that 25 percent as opposed to the 75 percent of people who experience another recurrence.

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