An Unpredictable Life

An Unpredictable Life

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Elaine White By ElaineWhite Completed

** Winner of The Watty's 2014: Collector's Dream Award **
      
      ** This is a true story. Now FULLY edited **
      
      I was diagnosed with Cancer a week before my 16th Birthday. I had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and had to undergo Chemotherapy and a Stem Cell transplant, back in 2003.
      
      My whole life changed.
      
      I wrote this book when I was 17, when all my treatment was over, to catalogue everything I had learned and experienced. I had no information about Cancer during my treatment; it was all aimed at adults and I was a teenager who didn't understand most of what happened. So I wrote this book. I was a teenager when I wrote, when I had Cancer and I wanted this to be an information, honest account of what it was really like to have Cancer and go through the treatment....from a teenager's perspective.
      
      It's sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always honest. There may be parts that you squint at, because you're embarrassed to read them...well, I was embarrassed writing them. But that's the whole point of honesty. To get it out in the open. To be real. And that's what this is.

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Magical_forestwriter Magical_forestwriter Apr 23, 2017
When someone close gets cancer. It is the most devastating thing in the world. I give my support out to everyone who has or is going through something similar. 💙
- - Aug 06, 2016
Wow....you're strong girl...
                              
                              Can even wait for next chapter...
a-weeknd a-weeknd Nov 25, 2016
i'm so glad you survived man. my one doctor had said to be a Warrior, not a Worrier.
a-weeknd a-weeknd Nov 25, 2016
i NEVER USED Google again for self-diagnosis after it made me cry and feel suicidal 😒
MarciaGroeneveld MarciaGroeneveld Feb 01, 2016
I had that, too except it wasn't called a Hickman Line, it was called a PICC line
dude-wheres-the-pie dude-wheres-the-pie May 03, 2016
It's an amazing thing that you're here. I can already tell that this book will affect my life.