A Death to Die for
An amazing true-life love story told with genuine feeling that arose from a serious medical misdiagnoses which is a must read for anyone who thinks that this can only happen to others.Geoff takes us on a journey through what he was told would be the last few weeks of his life, having been diagnosed with an incurable cancer. We follow his coming to terms with the fatal diagnosis, his preparation for death and efforts to look after those he loves who he will leave behind. The practicalities of putting his affairs in order and coping with the challenges of daily physical care are compounded by the need to say proper goodbyes to those dearest to him. He shows how each day he survives the problems and emotions that the circumstances dictate.Developing through the book is the story of how Geoff and Helen draw on the strength of their loving relationship and rise above the tragedy of the situation. The pending separation and loss is faced and coped with by a beautiful strategy of tying a stronger bond that will reach beyond death and ultimately reunite them both.The end of the story comes abruptly and leaves one wanting to hear more. It is a moving love story emoting strength and resilience and you are left with a feeling of respect and admiration of the humanity and courage shared by a family coping with events completely beyond their control.This book is a wonderfully personal account of a set of circumstances we can only pray will never happen to us. Told in a diary style which gives it a real sense of pace and of life slipping away, it is a compulsive read from beginning to end and as good a personal account as one is likely to encounter in many a long day.
- Paperback | 182 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 335.66g
- 16 Jul 2013
- Createspace Independent Pub