How Dr. Dilley's experience can help you
When the cancer bombshell is dropped on a person, a number of things happen almost simultaneously. Each can affect the patient and those who are close to them.
One is the virtually inevitable sense of shock and the ensuing emotional roller coaster ride. Another is the delivery of a great deal of information by the doctor and being urged toward a course of action. Yet another is a flood of advice by well-meaning friends and family. Underneath it all is a pervasive sense of uncertainty.
Since nothing is really black and white and few guarantees are offered, there can be an incredible amount of stress for all involved. This underlying tension can persist throughout the treatment. Dr. Robin Dilley, in sharing her story, provides a refreshing sense of relief in a number of ways:
Perhaps the most important thing Dr. Dilley learned is that the patient is the only one in charge of their medical care. Knowing this along with the perspective Dr. Dilley provides can smooth the road for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
When Dr. Dilley received her diagnosis she desperately sought a book like this one to help her through. None existed then. One does now.
You can also visit Dr. Dilley's Blog
Dr. Robin B. Dilley
"Your words would have been great encouragement for me when I was facing cancer treatment, because sometimes I did just give in to treatment I really did not want to have. What fascinated me the most was your description of your vision quest..." Sue Wilkerson
"This compelling, nakedly-honest story about Dr. Dilley's struggle with breast cancer..." read more from Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, The Turtle Island Project
"To enter into the heart of another human being is a great ..." The Rev. Canon Rebecca L. McClain, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Seattle Washington
"The story is a first-hand account of how she dealt with her own experience of breast cancer and its treatment..." read more from Dr. Jay Noricks, psychotherapist and counselor in Las Vegas, Nevada
"The impact of a cancer diagnosis on one's emotional world is dramatic. In a Moment's Notice emotional life is changed forever..." Vernon C. Kelly., Jr., M.D., Chairman of the Board, The Tomkins Institute: Applied Studies in Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition