Warwickshire author's new book is for those whose loved ones have cancer - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire author's new book is for those whose loved ones have cancer

Leamington Editorial 8th Mar, 2024   0

AN AUTHOR from Warwickshire who supported his partner through cancer shares his story in a new book.

Loving Life, written by Steve Ford, is for all those whose loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer.

With healthcare professionals and organisations directly supporting the patient, there is little support for the partners, family and friends.

“Loving Life” shares some of the secrets that those on the sidelines need in order to survive.

The aim of the book is to improve a partner and wider family’s awareness and strategy around the challenges they will face. This insight and perspective should help strengthen the support network around the patient at the centre of the event.

This heart warming narrative of overcoming fear and anxiety, with hope and courage, is a guide to how everyone can learn from those who have conquered their own fears.

Steve said: “How someone shares their concerns, when and to whom, is always going to be different. It’s too easy to criticise and say, oh, for goodness’ sake, you should have done this or you should have done that.

“Something that is easy to say from the outside looking in. We are all different, and some people march themselves off to the doctor’s and some people need support to get there, mentally and physically. Amber needed support.

“It became pretty obvious fairly quickly, that it is equally important for partners, family and friends to look after themselves as well. In doing so, it frees them up to better support a loved one with spare capacity, at what is, a critically important time in their lives”

“Loving Life” is available from bookstores now.

For more information visit www.lovinglife.uk

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