I write to warn; be careful, sharp rocks ahead. Besides, life provides no guarantee. We must beam hope to generations unborn and give them a clue of the landscape.
They were forced to retreat from their hurried professional path, typical of two-income families in the Bay Area. They had to rearrange their priorities and live Life Constricted to pursue its greatest opportunity—love that thrived on hugs, quality time, and laughter. Now, author Gerald Green shares how they have celebrated the reversal of misfortune in this poignant memoir.
Cancer is an equal opportunity disease. The author has survived three different episodes over the past fourteen years. Strike 1 was in 1995 when one of his radiation oncologists gave him a fifty percent chance of surviving tongue cancer three years disease free. Strike 2 was in 1997 when neck cancer restarted his recovery clock. And Strike 3 was in 2008 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In this book, he addresses a personal struggle with cancer from a father’s perspective. Although he survived all three bouts of cancer, in this book, he mainly addresses the first discovery and treatment, and a quick glimpse of his second cancer encounter.
Life Constricted is a commentary on a lifelong swimmer and chronicles his family’s struggle with cancer after his dentist detected an abnormality during a routine visit.