I’m Sophie Sabbage. I am living with incurable lung cancer, which has transformed my life for the better, and want to share how I have learnt to thrive with a death sentence hanging over me. AMA.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. I am a happily married British mum who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in October 2014 and given a few months to live. Since then I have been on a remarkable journey of healing and discovery in which I have learnt to trace the emotional roots of my cancer as well as the physical and environmental ones. I have also written a book called The Cancer Whisperer about how to deal with the denial, fear, anger and grief that most cancer patients experience when diagnosed. So I am inviting you to ask me questions about how we can identify underlying causes (without judgment or blame) and deal with the emotional challenges of this disease.
Cancer is caused by multiple contributory factors, all of which need our attention. And dealing with it doesn’t have to be the “battle” it is so often reported to be. Richard Nixon declare the “war on cancer” for political capital (and look how he and that turned out). The metaphor stuck. Cancer is not an enemy. It is an illness. And like all illnesses it points to what is out of kilter in our minds, hearts, bodies and spirits. As nearly one in two people are being diagnosed, and lung cancer is on the rise, I wish we could understand this better.
I still have cancer by the way. But cancer does not have me.
US folks can preorder here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/549464/the-cancer-whisperer-by-sophie-sabbage/9780735212367/
Support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/282379948763905/
THANKS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS EVERYONE. I APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST AND HOPE IT WAS OF VALUE. BYE FOR NOW!