All in My Head
How a hypochondriac beat brain cancer
by Marie Fricker
When 55-year-old Marie Fricker complained of a burning hot foot, chills, and a pins-and-needles feeling crawling up her leg, nobody paid much attention. Marie was a lifelong hypochondriac and frequently predicted her own doom from perceived maladies ranging from cholera to the common cold. As far as her friends and family were concerned, this was just one more.
It wasn't. Three weeks after the birth of her first grandchild, Marie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. She was treated with chemotherapy and went into remission but was given only a 20 percent chance of surviving five years without a recurrence.
Eight years later, the author tells her story of fear, perseverance, and hope with a wry humor that sheds light into the dark abyss of battling a catastrophic disease. You will laugh and cry with her and benefit from her Top 15 List of practical strategies for coping with cancer.
"All in My Head is a story of love, friendship, and survival against the odds. It grabs your attention and never lets it go."
"I could not put this book down for a second. As a cancer survivor myself, I could totally identify with so many experiences of the writer---the need to find someone else with your disease who has survived, wanting to attach yourself to your doctor with a tether, and trying to overcome so many fears along the way. She has chronicled the journey with wit, humor, and hope."
Multiple myeloma survivor
"As I sit here typing with tears in my eyes, I have just two words for this author---bravo and awesome."
Breast cancer survivor
"All in my Head is more than one person's journey. Marie openly shares her personal struggles and victories, which allows those of us going through treatment to laugh, learn, and feel as if we have found a friend who truly understands."
---Cindy Ward Sandler, PhD
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