Don’t Start Chemotherapy Without This Guide

Ebook_cover[1]_0If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.” Abigail Van Buren 

If you or someone you know is about to embark on chemotherapy, how helpful would it be to talk with someone who has gone through it? Would you have a little less fear after that person shared her experience with honesty and reassurance? Might you be a bit more prepared once you had answers from a survivor who stood in your shoes and successfully walked through the fire?

Reading Getting Past the Fear, A guide to help you mentally prepare for chemotherapy,” is like talking with an empathetic, experienced friend. That friend is Nancy Stordahl, breast cancer survivor and blogger, and her guide is written from patient to patient with intimacy and warmth.

Nancy’s walked the walk and now she walks beside you to guide you through the process. Her book is conversational and leaves nothing unsaid:

  • Giving yourself permission to feel whatever you feel
  • How to ask for help
  • The importance of research and asking questions until you are satisfied
  • Questions to ask your oncologist
  • What it is like to lose your hair
  • The ins and outs of buying and wearing a wig
  • The necessity of taking care of yourself
  • Why you should consider journaling
  • Plan a getaway before chemo starts and have something to look forward to when it’s complete
  • Paying attention to your partner’s needs
  • What to expect the first day of chemo

I believe The Secret to Making Your Way on Your Cancer Journey is very simple: find support from a network of people who “get it.” Nancy’s book offers the gift of experience and compassion that only a seasoned veteran can give. If you or someone you care about is about to start this journey, I highly recommend picking up Nancy’s guide here and reading it before you take another step.

Survival > Existence,


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(FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment. This review also contains affiliate links that compensate WhereWeGoNow should you make a purchase.)


Beth L. Gainer's picture


Thank you, Debbie, for reviewing a very worthy book. I read it and wished I had had something like this when I was getting ready to undergo chemo.

Debbie's picture

It’s a Wonderful Guide: Personal and Very Informative

Hi Beth:

My pleasure! I really think Nancy did a wonderful job sharing her personal experiences and giving a good overview of what to expect. Information like hers is gold to someone about to step into a very scary situation for the first time.

Survival > Existence,


Nancy's Point's picture

Thank you so much for

Thank you so much for reviewing my ebook on your wonderful blog. I’m glad you liked it and appreciate your recommendation very much. I was terrified when beginning chemo and it’s my sincere hope to lessen the fear for others just a bit, because sometimes even just a bit makes a huge difference. Thanks again, Debbie.

Debbie's picture

Your eBook Goes a Long Way to Ease Fear


I’m sure reading your eBook will go a long way to ease the fear of chemo rookies. Thanks for writing it!

Survival > Existence,



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