Books

Two books by Brenda Coffee for you, your husbands, and your heroes.

BRENDA COFFEE HAD IT ALL: A husband who adored her, a stepson who fulfilled her desires to have a child, a successful career and a new home. Breast cancer was not a part of her plan. In this practical and often inspirational book, Brenda Coffee shares candid and potentially life-saving information, from point of diagnosis to resuming your life after breast cancer. In her brutally honest and disarmingly candid manner, Brenda offers emotional support and frank information about subjects patients, caregivers and doctors may not be comfortable discussing: Everything from constipation to sex, plus seemingly simple things like the dangers posed by flossing teeth and cutting cuticles that even the best doctors may fail to mention. Cancer is scary, emotionally debilitating and requires resources a patient and their family never dreamed of needing. The Breast Cancer Sisterhood represents one sister reaching out to help and empower another by giving them the gift of Survivorship.

Brenda Coffee pulls no punches when talking to breast cancer husbands. No subject is off limits, and she keeps her message short and to the point. In her brutally honest and disarmingly candid manner, Brenda offers emotional support and frank information about subjects patients, caregivers and doctors may not be comfortable discussing. As a breast cancer family, Brenda and her husband understand that caregiving does not come naturally to most men. Breast cancer affects the whole family. Even with world-class care, much is quickly demanded of patients and caregivers. Add to that the high percentage of husbands who leave their wives after they are diagnosed, perhaps because husbands do not know what to do, or how to feel, and countless families are torn apart at a time when they need one another most. With few books directed at helping husbands and caregivers, The Breast Cancer Caregiver: Husbands & Heroes, offers frank discussions ranging from point of diagnosis to sex and/or lack thereof, to resuming your life when treatment is over.