Six Years and Counting

Six Years and Counting

Love, Leukemia, and the Long Road Onward

by Peter Gordon

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A bone marrow transplant and beyond: an American healthcare odyssey

Having rebuilt his life after a painful divorce, Peter was on top of the world. Recently remarried, a thriving career, living in a beautiful mountain resort - life was looking up again. Suddenly an aggressive case of leukemia turned his world upside down. His only hope for survival was a bone marrow transplant, and at his age the outlook wasn’t good… In this gripping chronicle, Peter Gordon describes the initial shock, the ensuing scramble, the anxious wait for a matching donor, the long hospitalization for the transplant itself, and the surprisingly difficult road afterward. And that’s just part of the story. His wife suffers a debilitating injury, tossing the couple into intertwined roles of patient and caregiver. For several years they struggle together through one challenge after another. Peter’s story provides a riveting, “in the moment” view of a regular guy and his wife grappling with cancer and its many offshoots. He shares razor-sharp observations, moments of deep introspection, and the wide emotional swings of their journey: from stressful and gut-wrenching, to humorous, heartwarming, and poignant. Six Years and Counting is a real-world healthcare saga for our times, offering insightful lessons for cancer patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. It’s also a touching story about relationships, family, and self-discovery – and ultimately an inspiring tale of resilience and love.

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Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 268 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 13, 2017)
ISBN10: 1478750626
ISBN13: 9781478750628
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical

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Peter GordonPeter Gordon leads workshops on business writing and communications skills at organizations across the US and Canada. He’s also a public speaker and mentor for the cancer community. Peter and his wife Mary Ann live in Portland, Maine. There they enjoy skiing, bicycling, and searching for the perfect lobster roll.
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