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When my world was very small : a memoir of family, food, cancer and my couch

Author: Ruth Rakoff
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the whirlwind of life with three young sons, an active member in her tight-knit community, Ruth Rakoff felt in supreme control of her wide world. But when a routine mammogram revealed a tumor, that world rapidly shrunk down to the size of one breast. And so begins the journey of biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, all accompanied by tidal waves of anxiety and grief: how to tell the children? Should she consider having  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rakoff, Ruth.
When my world was very small.
Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2010
(OCoLC)541668464
Named Person: Ruth Rakoff; Ruth Rakoff
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Rakoff
ISBN: 9780307358196 0307358194
OCLC Number: 764699082
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Ruth Rakoff.

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In the whirlwind of life with three young sons, an active member in her tight-knit community, Ruth Rakoff felt in supreme control of her wide world. But when a routine mammogram revealed a tumor, that world rapidly shrunk down to the size of one breast. And so begins the journey of biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, all accompanied by tidal waves of anxiety and grief: how to tell the children? Should she consider having a healthy breast removed, in case the cancer returns? Will food ever taste good again? Amid all the worry and change, there is also overwhelming gratitude for a stalwart network of family and friends who strive to help and support, to comfort and delight -- even as everyone longs for the old normal of daily life.

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