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Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir



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Beavers Pond Pr
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When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage II Ovarian Cancer, she realized how little she knew about what was once called "the silent killer." As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, Ingalls redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality. In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that "the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation." Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir is a story of survival, and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 7
D-dayp. 12
Appointment with a Gynecological Oncologistp. 17
Prayer and Lovep. 20
A New Life
Surgeryp. 26
Recovery and Healingp. 27
Ministering Touchp. 31
Finding Emotional and Physical Strengthp. 33
Tests and Treatment
Facing Realityp. 38
Trials of Chemop. 41
Two Angelsp. 44
Prayer and Faithp. 47
Time to Make Plansp. 50
New Mep. 54
Time to Journal, Time to Laughp. 57
Comforting Outreachp. 60
Celebrating Lifep. 64
Keep Fightingp. 67
The Gift of Friendsp. 70
An Ending and a New Beginningp. 72
Healing Anew
Healing after Chemop. 76
The Loving Husbandp. 78
Learning from Othersp. 81
Life is to Be Livedp. 84
People Reach Outp. 87
Spiritualityp. 91
Looking Back
Remissionp. 94
New-Birth Dayp. 97
Epiloguep. 99
Appendixp. 103
Ovarian Cancer Warning Signsp. 104
Ovarian Cancer Risk Factorsp. 105
Discussion Pointsp. 106
Recommended Resourcesp. 107
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