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Between Me and the River - Living Beyond Cancer: a Memoir

Carrie Host

Carrie Host has given us a book on how to believe in the future-a future Host visualizes as a painting made up of a multitude of tiny dots called "right now." An intensely intimate journey into the unseen and unspoken aspects of catastrophic illness, told from the determined viewpoint of a forty-year-old stay-at-home mother of three. Packed with inspiration, advice, comfort and hope, Between Me and the River is Host's candid and uplifting love story of how she found the strength and fortitude to triumph over adversity. When told at forty, with her youngest child only ten months old, that she had carcinoid tumor, Host felt she had been hurled into a raging river, stripped of all forms of potential rescue. The voyage of this strong-minded, open-hearted woman out of that river and onto safe shores is told with uncompromising honesty and respect for the miracles that medicine and love can work. While dealing with practical issues such as how to find the best medical team and what to tell her children, Host experienced many spiritual and eye-opening lessons: How to forgive and how to cherish. How to see what is available rather than what is absent. How to free up energy to heal by letting go of anger and fear. Host's unquenchable sense of humor in the midst of suffering creates poignant moments of laughter through tears. Her book conveys an enormously deep sense of understanding and ultimately delivers acceptance and peace. She offers an "emotional nightlight" for cancer patients in their time of greatest need-perspective for the soul. Bracing, lyrical and deeply moving, Between Me and the River is a tribute to one life and all lives. This is a beautifully written book for survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends.

Carrie Host has given us a book on how to believe in the future-a future Host visualizes as a painting made up of a multitude of tiny dots called "right now." An intensely intimate journey into the unseen and unspoken aspects of catastrophic illness, told from the determined viewpoint of a forty-year-old stay-at-home mother of three. Packed with inspiration, advice, comfort and hope, Between Me and the River is Host's candid and uplifting love story of how she found the strength and fortitude to triumph over adversity. When told at forty, with her youngest child only ten months old, that she had carcinoid tumor, Host felt she had been hurled into a raging river, stripped of all forms of potential rescue. The voyage of this strong-minded, open-hearted woman out of that river and onto safe shores is told with uncompromising honesty and respect for the miracles that medicine and love can work. While dealing with practical issues such as how to find the best medical team and what to tell her children, Host experienced many spiritual and eye-opening lessons: How to forgive and how to cherish. How to see what is available rather than what is absent. How to free up energy to heal by letting go of anger and fear. Host's unquenchable sense of humor in the midst of suffering creates poignant moments of laughter through tears. Her book conveys an enormously deep sense of understanding and ultimately delivers acceptance and peace. She offers an "emotional nightlight" for cancer patients in their time of greatest need-perspective for the soul. Bracing, lyrical and deeply moving, Between Me and the River is a tribute to one life and all lives. This is a beautifully written book for survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends.
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Carrie Host has given us a book on how to believe in the future-a future Host visualizes as a painting made up of a multitude of tiny dots called "right now." An intensely intimate journey into the unseen and unspoken aspects of catastrophic illness, told from the determined viewpoint of a forty-year-old stay-at-home mother of three. Packed with inspiration, advice, comfort and hope, Between Me and the River is Host's candid and uplifting love story of how she found the strength and fortitude to triumph over adversity. When told at forty, with her youngest child only ten months old, that she had carcinoid tumor, Host felt she had been hurled into a raging river, stripped of all forms of potential rescue. The voyage of this strong-minded, open-hearted woman out of that river and onto safe shores is told with uncompromising honesty and respect for the miracles that medicine and love can work. While dealing with practical issues such as how to find the best medical team and what to tell her children, Host experienced many spiritual and eye-opening lessons: How to forgive and how to cherish. How to see what is available rather than what is absent. How to free up energy to heal by letting go of anger and fear. Host's unquenchable sense of humor in the midst of suffering creates poignant moments of laughter through tears. Her book conveys an enormously deep sense of understanding and ultimately delivers acceptance and peace. She offers an "emotional nightlight" for cancer patients in their time of greatest need-perspective for the soul. Bracing, lyrical and deeply moving, Between Me and the River is a tribute to one life and all lives. This is a beautifully written book for survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

9h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

15:50


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:03


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:30


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:44


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:22


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:25


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:41


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:40


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

02:21


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

10:37


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

05:54


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

12:23


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

13:50


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

06:52


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

09:24


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

18:56


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

05:04


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

07:14


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

03:50


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

12:30


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

02:11


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

07:57


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

03:25


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

13:37


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

12:18


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

08:02


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

06:36


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

16:46


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

17:31


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

12:26


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

15:38


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

11:25


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

05:29


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

03:04


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

06:51


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

06:41


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

07:38


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

04:03


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

16:38


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

09:03


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

07:31


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

02:29


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

07:48


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

07:56


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

06:40


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

02:06


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

10:30


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

05:09


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

08:37


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

05:57


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

12:44


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

06:52


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

08:03


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

02:06


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

07:32


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

05:54


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

01:22


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

04:09


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

32:01