Illness did not become my identity.
Symptom denial almost cost me my life. Be smarter than I was.
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: PROMOTED TO AN ESSENTIAL TOPIC
The two types of death and, is death a sound?
A cancer diagnosis led me to find my estranged brother and become close again.
My loving husband helped me survive and thrive through a cancer that was not considered curable.
One day, all of us will die. Yet, how can we comprehend what that moment will be like? I cannot claim to know with certainty, but my experience gave me a vision into what might be the foyer of death—and it was wondrous.
In 2005, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Brutal chemotherapy lasted nearly a year, during which I endured a psychotic drug reaction and a septicemia, that almost did me in. Still, I chose trust.
In the midst of my treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma, I had to suffer through the feeling of crawling out of my skin. And, it could have been easily prevented.
After a horrible experience with a “prescribed” drug taper, I decided to wean myself off prednisone.
TEAM I HAD CANCER
I thought I had it all. I was happy in my marriage and at the top of my career—until I awoke one morning with Stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
There was one person in the world who could save my life, but he hadn’t been seen or heard from in 30 years.
In new memoir, long-lost brother returns to save sister’s life
Cancer Reunites Two Siblings
CANCER TODAY MAGAZINE
Susan Keller’s survival meant tracking down a brother who didn’t want to be found. She had to have his bone marrow to cure her cancer.
INTIMA: A JOURNAL OF NARRATIVE MEDICINE
I’ve seen beloved friends and family members suffer from clinical depression. I have also witnessed their healing and release from pain. Their journeys inspired me to write the poem, Paseo.
NON-FICTION AUTHOR’S ASSOCIATION
This post is about you and your marketing efforts vis a vis what I learned on this fun and frantic trip towards publication of Blood Brother: A Memoir.
Excerpts from Blood Brother: A Memoir
Survivor’s Review encourages the creative expression of cancer survivors. “Our goal at is to publish stories, essays, and poems that are powerful, poignant, and unflinchingly honest.”
Book Marketing Blog Buzz Spot
Brian Feinblum interviews author Susan Keller on publication of Blood Brother: A Memoir.