All I've got to say is, to hell with cancer! This book's about schmancer
! Laughing at the crazy things life offers even when it's biting you on the ass. And diligence that pays off. Here I'll be telling it like it was - and is - so you won't have to go through what I did.
Who knew when I was a chubby kid from Queens what a roller coaster my life was going to be! After The Nanny
ended, I divorced my husband, started living on my own, and began dating for the first time since high school. I wanted to feel free as a bird, but instead was weighed down by troubling symptoms. And so began my two-year, eleven-doctor odyssey in search of a diagnosis and cure.
Don't let what happened to me happen to you. Every doctor I saw held a different view. More than one told me I had a pre-menopausal condition common in middle-aged women (middle-WHAT?
). Finally, after insisting on more tests, I proved that my body was telling the truth - something was terribly wrong. Doctors are fallible, so open your mouth! Thank God I did, because my attitude saved my life.
Just as I was getting serious with a man 16 years my junior (What's the matter? He's very mature!) my worst fears were confirmed. I was told I had cancer and would need a radical hysterectomy. Was I going to die? Would I require radiation? How much does a uterus weigh? Maybe I wouldn't need that diet after all...
What I learned about myself, the depth of my relationships, and cancer - tests, treatment, recovery, and follow-up - could fill a book. So here it is. All of it: the laughter, the sorrow, the happiness and the horror. Everything that I learned the hard way and then some.
So pour yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up, and let's dish...
All my love,
©2002 Fran Drescher, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group