This is an intimate, heartwarming, uplifting, and spiritual glimpse into the life of a young woman struck with breast cancer. Laura's riveting account gives the reader insights into the ramifications of having this diagnosis, coping with it, and living beyond it.-Kimberly J. Van Zee, MS, MD, FACS, attending surgeon, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; professor of surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityIt's not often that newlyweds swap chemotherapy tips, but Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager and her husband, Paul, do. With both of them cancer survivors-Laura from recurrent breast cancer and Paul from lymphoma-the couple has had more than their share of trials. Yet that doesn't stop them from celebrating life in all its changes. Laura tells her inspiring true story in Swimming on My Wedding Day. Showcasing her upbeat attitude and courageous spirit, this hope-filled memoir focuses on four different "seasons" of Laura's life. Seasons one and two include Laura and Paul's initial cancer diagnoses, and seasons three and four relate Laura's growing clarity and evolving perspective on her life and the direction it has taken. Cancer survivors and current cancer patients alike will draw strength from Laura's positive approach and find hope in everyday acts of living and loving with this empowering memoir.
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Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager is a writer, teacher, workshop presenter, and speech and language pathologist. She leads Healing with My Pen workshops for other cancer survivors. Fitzpatrick-Nager and her husband, Paul, also a cancer survivor, celebrate remission daily with their two cats on the Connecticut Shoreline. Visit Laura's Web site at www.swimmingonmyweddingday.com.Artwork by Paul Fitzpatrick-Nager. Front cover photo by Fred Wiggins. Inside back photo by Christina Giebisch. Back photo of author by Ricky Lee Hull.
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