Mortal Musings

Mortal Musings

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John Selby By JohnSelby01 Completed

In October 2016, I was given a death sentence, Stage IV with a nearly always fatal cancer.  My life expectancy was now months, not decades.

Mortal Musings is a stream-of-conscious book written as I battled this horrible disease.  I describe in detail what I was experiencing physically, emotionally, spiritually.  I talk about how the cancer impacted not only me and my career, but my wife, family and friends.  I discuss various coping strategies from the perspective of not only a victim, but one with a psychology background.
I reflect upon my life, and how it has gone through so many dramatic cycles.  I also speculate about the very meaning of life, why are we here? Why me? And, what lies beyond the corporal shell of existence?

The unique writing style will let you understand better what terminal patients go through.  It will give hope to those fighting for survival and comfort to those who love them.

  • afterdeath
  • afterlife
  • autobiography
  • cancerpatient
  • cancersurvivor
  • coping
  • death
  • depression
  • facingdeath
  • faith
  • fear
  • god
  • inspiration
  • memoir
  • mortality
  • nonfiction
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • recovery
  • religion
  • remission
  • spiritual
  • suffering
  • thanatos
  • theology