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Monday, 16 July 2007

Dina Rabinovitch

I've become involved in a piece of blogging chain mail. I don't usually do chain mail, but this one is different. Your head won't fall off if you don't join in and you won't get lots of gold and chocolate or your biggest wish come true within 7 hours if you do. But it might just pass an important message on.

The point is breast cancer, and Dina Rabinovitch, a long term sufferer of the disease. Long term sufferer is an important idea, because such a thing, with breast cancer, did not exist until recently. Advances in treatment and drugs have changed this. Dina lives on the cutting edge of cancer treatment. She blogs about it here.

Dina's book is beautifully written and full of information. It made me cry, it made me realise how lucky I was and it made me check for lumps again. Thanks Dina.

I now need someone to continue the chain. The deal is, I send you the book, you blog it and ask for someone to send it on to, and continue the chain. Each blogger writes their details in the front. The first person to comment on this post asking for the book will get it. You can blame this minx for starting the chain. Thank you Minx.

Pass it on....

8 comments:

Minx said...

Nicola, I am delighted that the book is flying around the blogs. Dina's main aim is to spread the word, and we are.

Maybe we could post it up on Bookarazzi?

Shots said...

Yep, tis done :)

Debi said...

It's good to be part of something you can feel completely unequivocal about. Whoever thought we'd celebrate chains?

Clare said...

Can I have it next please?

Shots said...

But of course :) Email me your address and I will send it winging its way to you. How exciting.

Thanks Clare.

Skip said...

Any readers seeking to know more about breast cancer are free to join the breast cancer mailing list at www.bclist.org and ask questions from survivors, carers, health professionals and researchers.

The medics tell you what treatment they recommend - these people can tell you what it feels like to receive it. Please note: It's a very variable disease and people's reactions to treatment varies greatly too.

Giskin said...

I'd like to join the chain. As someone who teaches literature to medical students, I'm always on the look out for books that gave an insight into the patients' perspective. So sorry to hear that Dina has died. Wonderful that she was able to give so much during her short life.

Niki M said...

Yes, it's terribly sad. It would be good to continue the chain. If you are happy to email your address to me I can send you the book. Send it to nikimonaghan at yahoo dot co dot uk.

N