Victoria Derbyshire - #dearcancer: Things to help you through - Orion Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

#dearcancer: Things to help you through

By Victoria Derbyshire

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

A collection of wisdom, advice and support for anyone recently diagnosed with cancer, written by those who've been there.

When journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. Overwhelmed by the response, Victoria set up a Facebook page inviting people to share their own stories, talk openly about cancer and support one another.

The result is this collection of writing from cancer patients and their loved ones. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or relative has, everyone who has contributed to this ebook has been through the same journey, and hopes you will take strength from these 'things to help you through'.

From practical tips on managing your treatment and your everyday life with cancer, to advice on understanding and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that begins with diagnosis, this free resource is packed with hard-won wisdom and insight, at once useful and poignant.

This exclusive collection is published ahead of Victoria Derbyshire's book, Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

Biographical Notes

Victoria Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998 and spent 16 happy years presenting both the breakfast programme and later her own morning programme, winning 5 Sony Gold Awards. In 2015 she went on to host a daily news and current affairs show that airs on BBC 2 and BBC News. The same year, Victoria was diagnosed with breast cancer. Faced with this diagnosis, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. To date, these videos have amassed over 13 million views. Victoria has also set up a Facebook page where she and her readers can share their experiences: https://www.facebook.com/DearCancerLoveVictoria/
Victoria is an ambassador for the teen cancer support charity, You Can; she lives in Middlesex with her partner, two sons and Cocker Spaniel.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781409177913
  • Publication date: 31 Aug 2017
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Trapeze
Orion Spring

Calm: The Journal

Fearne Cotton
Authors:
Fearne Cotton
Trapeze

Gabby: The Little Dog that had to Learn to Bark

Barby Keel
Authors:
Barby Keel

In her short life, eight-year-old Gabby has never been allowed outside. Ever since she was a small puppy, she has been kept a tiny prisoner inside the cramped home of an elderly married couple. When Gabby's owners are forced to move into a nursing home, Gabby gets her first taste of freedom and a chance at a new life. But it isn't long before her new owners abandon her, unable to cope with the needs of this traumatised little dog. Arriving at the animal sanctuary run by of Barby Keel, a force of nature who never gives up on an animal, no matter how damaged, Gabby is terrified of the outside world. Unable to go to the toilet outside, to bark or even to play, Barby realises that Gabby has never learnt how to be a dog. Using her years of experience, love, and the help of rescue dog Harry, Barby slowly begins to unlock the happy spirit that has been trapped inside Gabby. But before long, tragedy strikes when Barby discovers a lump in her breast. Facing one of the most difficult decisions of her life, Barby seeks solace in caring for Gabby, the rescue dog that rescues her.

Orion Spring

Miscarriage: What every Woman needs to know

Lesley Regan
Authors:
Lesley Regan

A fully revised and updated edition of the definitive account of the causes, prevention and treatment of miscarriageOne in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage - it is the most common complication of pregnancy and also one of the least understood. Professor Lesley Regan is the first woman to hold a chair on obstetrics and gynaecology in the country and for the past decade she has worked to establish the biggest miscarriage clinic in the world.This book gives up-to-date information on the many causes of miscarriage and the latest treatments available. It covers the chances of a successful pregnancy, how to prepare for and cope with the next pregnancy, infertility, and gives answers to the most commonly asked questions on the subject of miscarriage. Revised and updated to take account of the latest developments in the study of miscarriage, this book is the book everyone who has ever suffered a miscarriage will need.

Orion

Hometown Tales: Birmingham

Maria Whatton, Stewart Lee
Authors:
Maria Whatton, Stewart Lee

Original tales by remarkable writersHometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home.In these pages on Birmingham, you'll find two unique tales. 'Silver in the Quarter' is a vivid coming-of-age fiction about a boy who finds himself caught up in the Birmingham pub bombings of 1974 by Maria Whatton. 'In the Ape's Shadow' is a fascinating exploration of the music scene that inspired him growing up in Birmingham, by BAFTA Award-winning comedian and author Stewart Lee.

Orion

Hometown Tales: Glasgow

Kirsty Logan, Paul McQuade
Authors:
Kirsty Logan, Paul McQuade
Orion

Hometown Tales: Lancashire

Jenn Ashworth, Benjamin Webster
Authors:
Jenn Ashworth, Benjamin Webster
Orion

Hometown Tales: Midlands

Kerry Young, Carolyn Sanderson
Authors:
Kerry Young, Carolyn Sanderson
Orion

Hometown Tales: South Coast

Gemma Cairney, Judy Upton
Authors:
Gemma Cairney, Judy Upton

Original tales by remarkable writersHometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home. In these pages on the South East, you'll find two unique tales: an illuminating account of living in Margate by award-winning BBC broadcaster Gemma Cairney, and one more tale to be found through open submissions.

W&N

Hometown Tales: Wales

Tyler Keevil, Eluned Gramich
Authors:
Tyler Keevil, Eluned Gramich
Orion

Ayurveda

Geeta Vara
Authors:
Geeta Vara

Ayurveda is the oldest known medical science, taking a total holistic approach to life and wellbeing. It brings equilibrium by diving deep into gut health and balancing the three energy forces known as 'doshas'. These doshas give rise to your unique physical, emotional, and mental characteristics.Ayurveda: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Wellness teaches us to reconnect with our natural bio-circadian rhythms and nurture our intimate relationship with nature. The simple, daily applicable wisdom of Ayurveda can help lead you out of the doctor's surgery and on a journey towards self-healing. Expert practitioner Geeta Vara reveals a holistic approach to healthcare that can be customised for you. The book focuses on food as medicine, detoxification, movement, meditation, natural store cupboard remedies and daily rituals that you will love.With this book you can:· Discover your mind/body type · Get to know the impact of your digestion on your wellbeing · Learn tips to take care of your gut health· Be empowered to take a personalised approach to healthcare · Recognise the early sign and symptoms of health issues so that you can keep your mind, body and soul healthy and vibrant· Be inspired to transform your diet through taste not calories· Identify and understand the root cause of your health issues· Address ongoing health issues from stress and fatigue, to immune system issues, gastro-intestinal problems, disturbed sleep, headache/migraine, weight management· Future-proof your wellbeing the way nature intendedRead by Geeta Vara(p) 2018 Orion Publishing Group

Trapeze

My Mad Dad

Robyn Hollingworth
Authors:
Robyn Hollingworth

'This is a wonderful, rather special book: funny, warm and loving but also thought-provoking and deeply moving. Absolutely unforgettable - ironically.' ADAM KAY, Sunday Times bestselling author of This Is Going To HurtInadvertent cross-dressing Attempted murder Jail break A waltz at a funeral A hernia the size of GuernseyHeartbreaking and darkly comic, these are the moments that litter the messy road from cared-for to carer, a journey that Robyn Hollingworth finds herself on when she's only twenty-five years old. Leaving London to return home to rural South Wales, Robyn finds that it's her old life - same teddy bears resting on her pillow, their bodies tucked under the duvet; same view of the garages behind which she'd had her first cigarette and first kiss - but so much has changed. Her dad, the proud, charmingly intelligent, self-made man who made people laugh, is in the grip of early onset Alzheimer's. His brilliant mind, which saw him building power stations and literally bringing light into the lives of others, has succumbed to darkness. As Robyn settles back in the rhythms of life in the rain-soaked vast Welsh valleys, she keeps a diary charting her journey as the dad she knew disappears before her eyes. Lyrical, poignant and with flashes of brilliant humour, My Mad Dad explores how in helping others we can heal ourselves. 'At some point the cared for become the carers...this isn't a shame and it isn't a tragedy and it isn't a chore. It is an honour. To be able to return the gift of love that someone bestows upon you is a gift in itself. This is a story of caring...''This is a wonderful, brilliant book that also made me laugh. Robyn writes so honestly and normally. I fell in love with her mum and "mad" dad.' VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE

Trapeze

My Mad Dad

Robyn Hollingworth
Authors:
Robyn Hollingworth
Trapeze

The Electricity of Every Living Thing

Katherine May
Authors:
Katherine May

A life-affirming and perspective-shifting memoir of one woman's walk in the wilds as she comes to terms with an Asperger's diagnosis. In August 2015, Katherine May set out to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. She wanted to understand why she had stopped coping with everyday life; why motherhood had been so overwhelming and isolating, and why the world felt full of inundation and expectations she can't meet. Setting her feet down on the rugged and difficult path by the sea, the answer begins to unfold. It's a chance encounter with a voice on the radio that sparks a realisation that she has Asperger's Syndrome. The Electricity of Every Living Thing tells the story of the year in which Katherine comes to terms with her diagnosis. It leads to a re-evaluation of her life so far - a kinder one, which finally allows her to be different rather than simply awkward, arrogant or unfeeling. The physical and psychological journeys become inextricably entwined, and as Katherine finds her way across the untameable coast, she also finds the way to herself. This book is a life-affirming exploration of wild landscapes, what it means to be different and, above all, how we can all learn to make peace within our own unquiet minds.

Orion

Spring at the Café at the End of the Pier

Helen Rolfe
Authors:
Helen Rolfe

Spring is coming to The Café at the End of the Pier... A feelgood novella and the start of a brilliant new series...Jo has settled into running her grandparents' little café at the end of the pier in Salthaven. She's given it a spring-clean and a spruce-up and she's getting to know the locals and starting to enjoy life by the sea.But when her Harry, her ex-boyfriend, turns out to be her new accountant, feelings from the past start to flood back. He's here to help sort out the café's finances, which Jo's grandparents left in a mess, but Harry seems to have a hidden agenda and Jo isn't entirely sure spending time with him is a good idea. Jo throws herself into her new plans for the café - turning it into a real café of love by arranging blind dates for some of the regulars. Her own love life might be non-existent, but it doesn't mean she can't bring a little bit of magic to the locals who have made her so welcome. This time she chooses single-dad Ben and doctor Jess. Will they find love at The Café at the End of the Pier?And will Jo manage to put aside her feelings for Harry in order to give the café the future she dreams of for it...?********Readers love The Café at the End of the Pier:'Brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye' - Goodreads reviewer'Heartwarming and made me smile... I can't wait to read more' - Goodreads reviewer'Perfectly charming and totally yummy' - Amazon reviewer

Orion Spring

The Good Menopause Guide

Liz Earle
Authors:
Liz Earle

'Filled with a wealth of invaluable information...after reading this you will feel empowered and ready to take on the world' - Lorraine Kelly OBE The ultimate guide to looking and feeling your radiant best throughout the perimenopause, menopause and beyond 'I have always found it curious that we talk openly about pregnancy and birth but when it comes to an equally important phase in our lives - the menopause - there is an audible silence... I want all of you who read this book to know you have the tools to feel and look your radiant best. And more than that, I want my daughters - and yours - to embrace the menopause as simply another phase in our lives which is natural and liberating.' Liz Earle, MBE, is one of the world's most respected and trusted authorities on wellbeing. Following on from her bestselling books Skin and The Good Gut Guide, this beautifully illustrated guide shares all of the information, tips and advice you need for a healthy menopause. She provides guidance on how to balance your hormones, the importance of a nourishing diet, the myths and facts about HRT, osteoporosis, how to optimise bone health, and how to boost energy and self-esteem.An expert on beauty, Liz Earle also provides advice on how to take special care of skin, hair and nails, and how to combat ageing with supplements. She also shares 60 nutritious recipes - including many suitable for vegetarians - to help you feel and look your best. 'Liz Earle's practical, honest and uplifting book will help women become stronger as we navigate the Menopause. It's time to celebrate a new chapter in our lives' - Kirsty Wark

Orion Spring

Living the Life More Fabulous

Tricia Cusden
Authors:
Tricia Cusden

'Living the Life More Fabulous will be pounced on by older women who will find it instructive, reassuring and like a best friend, full of friendly advice' Joanna LumleyThere has never been a better time to be an older woman. We are fitter, healthier and living longer than at any time in history. My intention is to show you how to live your extra bonus of time as fabulously as possible.Living the Life More Fabulous is an irresistible guide to feeling great, whatever your age. Featuring topics such as beauty, style, confidence and health it provides advice on how to live an engaged life and keep an active mind.Whether you are looking for ideas to update your look, improve your general well-being or take an exciting or much-needed new direction, this book will encourage and empower you to live your life to the full.

Orion

Valentine's Day at the Café at the End of the Pier

Helen Rolfe
Authors:
Helen Rolfe
Trapeze

We Own The Sky

Luke Allnutt
Authors:
Luke Allnutt
W&N

Going on the Turn

Danny Baker
Authors:
Danny Baker

Danny Baker's third volume of memoirs barrels along at the same cracking pace as its predecessors, the bestselling Going to Sea in a Sieve (the inspiration for the major TV series Cradle to Grave and subsequent nationwide tour) and Going off Alarming. With his trademark exuberance, he recalls the years which included six years' involvement in the massive TV hit TFI Friday ('piling it up with hellzapoppin' ideas') - during which time he stalked John Cleese in New York, entertained David Bowie and Paul McCartney, bizarrely reunites with Sir Michael Caine, gets befriended by Peter O'Toole and becomes a member of Led Zeppelin for 35 minutes. However, the tales are not reliant on celebrity alone, and the book comes packed with the usual quota of Baker family jewels, including Spud's attitude to doctors, Danny's trip to Amsterdam to get stoned for the first time (he fails), getting caught up in football rioting, and the now infamous 'kaboom' of an outburst following his despatch from BBC London. And then there's the cancer. Spoiler alert: this is the one in which he almost dies. Further spoiler alert: he doesn't.Going on the Turn is a rollicking read that fizzes with wit, warmth and enviable joie de vivre.

Orion

Expecting Better

Emily Oster
Authors:
Emily Oster