My Journey through Breast Cancer
by Jan Brearley
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 50. To me it was a death sentence, as I watched my beloved mother die of this dreaded disease when I was only 12. When the doctor gave me the results of my needle biopsy, I had a choice to make. I was not ready to die but didnt want to use my energy fighting, either, so I decided that I would learn from this disease, take from it what I could, and so I did.
Cancer taught me so much. It taught me how very precious life is and how much I had taken for granted. Cancer helped me renew old friendships, make new ones, and renew my relationships with family and God. I thank God every day for giving me that opportunity, even coming at such a high cost.
Cancer came as a thief in the night to destroy me, but instead I have used it to enhance my life. I hope this book will inspire you to do the same. The road has not been easy but oh, so worthwhile. I pray that God will create a miracle in your life as well and that you will be the victor in the end.About the Author
Jan Brearley is a 53-year-old registered nurse who works fulltime in Labor and Delivery. She is married and has two grown sons and three grandchildren. She and her husband, David, spent most of their lives in Denton, Texas, until buying a farm outside of Marietta, Oklahoma. They now enjoy the country life, raising horses and enjoying their grandchildren. Jan also enjoys reading, crocheting, writing, and spending time with friends and family.(2012, paperback, 32 pages)