Look for, and read, as many positive books on cancer that you can find, especially life stories of survivors. Don't read books of instructions, with their do's and don't's. You'll get enough of those from your medical staff and visitors. Look for light reading which will encourage you in your fight against cancer.
Three books you may find helpful are:
- The Bigger the Hair, the Closer to God: Unleashing the Cute, Witty, Delightful, Intelligent, Passionate by Sue Buchanan. This book contains a message of hope, survival, and God’s faithfulness, in which the Sue Buchanan encourages her readers to take control of their thinking and move on to a more enriched life.
- When God and Cancer Meet: True Stories of Hope and Healing by Lyn Eibb. This book contains powerful stories about various cancer patients and their families, and how they have been touched by God in miraculous ways.
- Spinning Straw into Gold: Your Emotional Recovery from Breast Cancer by Ronnie Kaye. I found this uplifting guidebook amazing. Although it was written in 1991, it is still around today. Through her personal story, this psychotherapist helps women deal with the emotional crisis of cancer and makes insightful suggestions toward recovery.