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by Gerri Monaghan,Brian Monaghan

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Author:
Gerri Monaghan,Brian Monaghan
ISBN13:
978-0761152590
ISBN:
0761152598
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Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
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Relationships
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1486 kb
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The Power of Two book.

The Power of Two book. The Power of Two has the power to change lives  . utterly riveting, inspiring, and uplifting, it is a road map for everyone facing a tough medical challenge, and for the people who love them.

The Power of Two has the power to change lives. This much-needed book combines an inspiring story of hope and survival with a compelling practical blueprint for how to be a loved one's advocate

The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude and an Advocate. This much-needed book combines an inspiring story of hope and survival with a compelling practical blueprint for how to be a loved one's advocate. And if ever there was a time when a chronically ill or disabled person needs an advocate, that time is now, with HMOs, the medical establishment, and patients in a chaotic free-for The Power of Two has the power to change lives.

The Power of Two has the power to change lives Along the way, Gerri lists her top 50 tips for how to be an advocate: Trust your intuition. Create a battle plan. And if ever there was a time when a chronically ill or disabled person needs an advocate, that time is now, with HMOs, the medical establishment, and patients in a chaotic free-for-all. Along the way, Gerri lists her top 50 tips for how to be an advocate: Trust your intuition.

The much-needed book for anyone with a loved one facing a serious illness . When Gerri Monaghan’s husband, Brian, then a fifty-nine-year-old lawyer at the top of his game, got the news that all of us dread-a diagnosis of brain tumors caused by Stage IV melanoma with a prognosis of three to six months to live-she knew that this was a challenge the two of them would fight together.

book by Brian Monaghan. Those two words in the title- Attitude and Advocate-are exactly what a critically ill patient needs. I want to focus on the Advocate role for a moment. This is the most valuable concept in the book. When Brian Monaghan was diagnose with Stage IV cancer neither he nor his wife Gerri gave up. Gerri doggedly learned as much as she could about Brian's condition and never gave up.

In this special episode, host Kim Thiboldeaux, will speak with Brian and Gerri Monaghan, husband and wife and co-authors of the new book, The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude & and Advocate. It is the first book to speak to both patient and advocate, providing a road map for everyone facing a tough medical challenge, and for the people who love them. It details Brian’s battle to fight his cancer, while struggling with contradictory medical advice from some of the finest doctors in the country.

The other night I finished reading The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude and an Advocate by Gerri and Brian Monaghan. They tell their story together and it's an amazing story of tenacity and resourcefulness

The other night I finished reading The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude and an Advocate by Gerri and Brian Monaghan. They tell their story together and it's an amazing story of tenacity and resourcefulness. In short, he found out all at once that he had metastatic melanoma with 2 brain tumors and lymph involvement. The prognosis was a few months to live. Together they came up with a plan, each of them with their own "job. 10 years later, they sat down to write the book together.

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Brian and Gerri Monaghan discuss Brian’s battle with cancer, Gerri’s experience as a patient advocate for him, and how others can take on an advocate role in The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude and an Advocate. com/watch?v Cs5TANYtMxc. We are an independent publisher of books, calendars, and big ideas for curious readers of all ages.

The Power of Two has the power to change lives. This much-needed book combines an inspiring story of hope and survival with a compelling practical blueprint for how to be a loved one's advocate. And if ever there was a time when a chronically ill or disabled person needs an advocate, that time is now, with HMOs, the medical establishment, and patients in a chaotic free-for-all.Brian Monaghan, a fifty-nine-year-old lawyer at the top of his game, got the news that all of us dread—Stage IV melanoma had metastasized to his brain; he was given three to six months to live. That night Brian and his wife Gerri made a pact: "We are going to love and laugh and fight this. And we are going to win." That was ten years ago. Between Brian's courage and attitude, and Gerri's determination to stand up for him—tirelessly researching options, reaching out to friends, family, and anyone who could help, resisting the status quo, and always thinking in terms of "we"—they did win. This book is the story of that journey, told back and forth between them. utterly riveting, inspiring, and uplifting, it is a road map for everyone facing a tough medical challenge, and for the people who love them.Along the way, Gerri lists her top 50 tips for how to be an advocate: #1 Trust your intuition. #6 Create a battle plan. #15 Get copies of records. #26 Make doctors speak in a language that you understand. #49 This is not a dress rehearsal.
  • Being an advocate for your spouse with cancer or other chronic disease is a specific and difficult role. It is also one that a couple must pick up quickly in order to respond in time the new diagnosis. This book has helped me with a good framework based on their personal experience over about a decade for how to be effective and how to avoid some traps as a couple doing with cancer.

    One of the most impressive changes that they address is how the person who becomes ill with the chronic disease changes from a competent decisive person to an individual needing immense amounts of care and the decisions then fall to the well spouse. This, in itself is an unusual stressor for families that have highly competent spouses in the relationship. Just learning this from this book helped prevent anxiety and stressors.

    I would highly recommend this book to a well spouse to shorten the learning course to do this well.

  • I am biased, no doubt. I have met this incredible couple and can vouch first hand for their incredible strength, tenacity and heap of Irish humor and warmth that has gotten them through the journey of a lifetime. Their story deserved to be told and now should be widely read by those whose lives share the same chapter and verse. San Diego cherishes this couple and I know that the nation and world will soon. Bravo and great job!!

  • Newly diagnosed and struggling, I picked up the book in the library and it was like being hit by a bolt of lightening. Here they were having gone through the whole thing and telling us the way forward is going to be a rocky one but that there is a way forward. That it is your body and to take possession of it, not to blindly follow the "experts", to question, wait and debate. Thank you to the Monaghan's for sharing your story. This book is a must on your book shelf, don't just read it once, use it as a reference point, share it. Cancer is an inconvenient disease which hits you when you least expect it. I spent my radiation saying die you mongrel cells, I will survive.

  • I served in the Navy with the author, but never knew what a courageos man he was, and what a great partner he found late in life. I have sent five copies of his book to others and all have shared it and benefitted from this moving and beautifully told story of his battle to survive brain cancer. Bruce Yarborough

  • My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. He never smoked a day in his life. A friend recommended this book to me and I have found this book to be an invaluable resource. Love the book, giving me great comfort through this very scary journey.

  • I bought 5 copies and gave them to everyone in our family that is positive with the BRCA 2 breast gene. So far 3 of them have had breast cancer twice. The advocate suggestions are the best. It is a time consuming task but there is hope in the new clinical trials. I gave our oncologist a copy. BUY IT no matter what serious illness you are dealing with!!!!

  • We bought the book for our daughter-in-law and son, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor as was the author. Our son has also been blessed with financial success so costs are not an issue, as with the authors. Also his wife has been in his life for 10 years, again, similar to the author's situation.

    When they got the book they read it straight through and found it "encouraging". I think that says it all.

  • Brian would probably be long dead without Geri; his wife and fierce and amazing advocate. Together they made courageous, sometimes unpopular, medical decisions that brought them through an impossible -almost- disease and prognosis. Powerful stuff.