Chemolicious: Getting to Your Best Self is Teri's way of giving back by pulling others forward along with her. There are no pretty pink platitudes in here. What you will read are Teri's stories of the good ("if you lose your hair in winter you've got a ton of hat options") the bad ("steroids make you puffy") and the ugly ("they can tell you exactly when the vomiting will begin") of dealing with breast cancer. All written with the wit and wisdom of a woman who has been in your shoes.
To help you along your path Chemolicious includes frank discussions of:
&bull What to eat for a faster recovery
&bull The pros and cons of buying a wig
&bull Why you need therapy-both physical and mental-if you want to survive
&bull How to create a to-do list so that you always have an answer when someone asks "What can I help with?"
Author: Terese Mascotti
Illustrator: Katie Ryan
Neither famous nor pedigreed Teri Mascotti is every woman who has stubbed her proverbial toe. She is a self-employed business woman who fell from the ivory tower during the economic downturn. A mom a sister a daughter and a friend who has learned that life is a recurring sequence of picking yourself up and dusting yourself off. Her insatiable curiosity is what keeps her from settling for less and keeps her driving toward her dreams.
She is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota where she also resides and thrives-chemoliciously!
"I would like to thank you for this wonderful book that was written about such a difficult subject. If the art of living and fighting is the ability to use hardship in a constructive fashion this is a magnificent example of how this is to be accomplished. I will share this book with my patients to give them encouragement to fight and have hope for a better tomorrow." - Andrzej Petryk M.D. Minnesota Oncology
"Chemolicious is a book for all breast cancer patients. It offers guidance for each step along the cancer journey in a heartfelt honest and humorous way. A must read for breast cancer patients." - Brenda Hartman MSW LICSW healing through life.com.
"Chemolicious is wonderful. I found it compelling sincere and funny with just the right about of personal information and good tips. It will be a hit because it is understandable." -Kris Newcomer Executive Director Firefly Sisterhood fireflysisterhood.org