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Title Worth fighting for : love, loss, and moving forward / Lisa Niemi Swayze.
Author Niemi, Lisa.
Publication New York, NY : Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Description x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 616.99 N
Contents Fairytale -- The diagnosis -- It ain't over til it's over -- Uncharted territory -- Everybody finds out -- The troops arrive -- In God we trust, all others bring data -- Russian roulette -- Embracing the alligator -- The beast -- If you call me captain, I'll call you daddy -- Dancing as fast as we can -- Dark nights, graced with snow -- Gimme something real -- Abraxane: the breast cancer drug -- Every day is like a 911 emergency -- Outrunning the ambulance chasers -- Rallies again -- And another thing -- My secret weapon -- The last infection -- One more decision -- Home at last -- The immediate aftermath -- Epilogue.
Summary This memoir from the author of The Time of My Life (written with her husband Patrick Swayze) a remarkable, new account of grief, loss, caregiving, and moving on, with never before revealed stories of the Swayzes' final months together. Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze first met as teenagers at his mother's dance studio. He was older and just a bit cocky; she was the gorgeous waif who refused to worship the ground he walked on. It didn't take long for them to fall in love. Their thirty-four year marriage, which they explored together in The Time of My Life, was a uniquely passionate partnership.
Subject Swayze, Patrick -- Health.
Pancreas -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Niemi, Lisa.
Caregivers -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 1439196354
1439196362 (pbk.)
9781439196366 (pbk.)

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