Endorsements

Cancer What to Do or Say is expected out in early 2015

 “Claudia walks us down the path of chemo therapy, lightening the dark spots with flashes of her humor; showing us there is light at the end of the tunnel. Very well done.” —Doris E., lung cancer

“Having lost my mother-in-law to cancer, I was excited to see Claudia share her insights into how family and friends need to interact with the patient. People don’t know whether or not to talk about the illness, or how to act around the patient so they stay away. Come close. Offer support. Bring meals. Sing songs. Keep life as close to what it used to be as possible.” —Jan G., RN

“I wanted to tell you that I am really liking the book, and feel that I’m learning from it. I know from experience as ‘one who wants to help’ just how challenging and scary this situation can be, and I think reading your book is helping me to see things more from my sister’s point of view. Thank you for writing it; I know it can’t have been easy.” —Jessica G., family member of someone with cancer

“Thank you, Claudia for your up-lifting moral support. I have a True friend. Your time, energy, and your dependability to up-lift the situation at hand is always appreciated. You don’t minimize or dismiss — you hear, and act on it. Thank you for your offerings and actions of sincerity.” —Mary R., ear cancer

… “You shared very well who and how you let love ones in on your situation. I believe your thought process and it’s written delivery is informative, sensitive and well delivered (realistic). For me it is helpful for those who have yet to walk this path. It shows that courage comes in many forms. I liked it.” —Ray S. Sr., family member of three who passed away from cancer

“Several months after my surgery I noticed a tightness in my arm and hand which concerned me.  My mother had experienced lymphedema and it had been very difficult for her.  When I told Claudia about my concern she showed me a quick and easy lymph massage which I tried that very day. Within a few days there was a noticeable difference.  Thank you Claudia!” —Nancy R., breast cancer

“Claudia  was and is a strong comforting presence during my own cancer treatment and recovery. She stands tall and strong in her own adversity, giving the goodness of God in her own generous manner sending prayers, blessings and ideas to others in need! (Head scarves, muffins, and other dietary ideas.) She makes life more special.” —Greta E. M., ovarian cancer

“I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking honest, practical, useful information in dealing with a diagnosis of cancer.  Claudia invites the reader to journey with her through her personal experiences, and offers insight into issues which are rarely addressed in other books.  By weaving humor throughout, Claudia encourages the reader to take a breath, to smile.” —Peg S., Animal Reiki Practitioner & Legal Assistant

 “In Praise of Claudia Mulcahy: Claudia has been my survival coach since I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. She is my go-to person for procedural questions, and peace of mind.Claudia let me know what I could expect during the first month after diagnosis: It would be filled with doctor visits, and surgery would not happen immediately.

Among her recommendations: (a) Bring a note pad and pencil to the consultations. (b) Change doctors if you don’t trust or can’t work with the one you have. (c) If you worry, pray; If you pray, don’t worry. (d) Ask for help. (e) Prepare the best you can — then let go and trust. One of her informational nuggets was Arnica Montana, an OTC homeopathic product to prevent bruising. I started taking Arnica, and the bruising and swelling from the needle biopsy subsided. Bruising after surgery was minimal.

Claudia recognized my fear and my need to be in control. Her advice struck responsive chords. Claudia’s been through the treatment. She understands my concerns. Everyone should have a Claudia in her life.” —Karen S. Ph.D, breast cancer

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