Archive for September, 2008

Cancer only sucks on days that end in “Y”

September 28, 2008

Cancer only sucks on days that end in “Y” is an amazing book. It tells the story of Zachary and his battle with Cancer. It is told from his Dad Scott’s point of view. Scott uses humor to take us though Zachary’s journey from diagnosis up until almost today. No matter what happened in the book I often laughed though tears. Scott had a way of writing about the very scary world of Cancer in a way that makes you forget just how scary it is. He takes the dark moments and makes them so much lighter through humour but he never lets you forget the fight Zachary is fighting.

Right from the beginning, the book is filled with hope. I think that is probably the most important thing. I (touch wood) have not been affected by cancer, other than having many special friends on caringbridge and carepages who have battled the monster. But I still see Cancer only sucks on days that end in “Y” as a book that is a worthwhile read for someone like me. Why? Because it challenged the way I saw the world. The way I see my place in the world and made me realise that no one knows what the future holds.

You can buy the book by emailing Scott @ or by visiting his publishers website @ Barnes & noble, Amazon, and Boarders all apparently have it for sale too.

Zachary’s journey can be followed @

I challenge you, go by the book, read it and then tell me it hasn’t changed you in some way.


And I am back

September 27, 2008

I managed to bring this blog back from the dead and as such will be posting here from now on. There has been a lot going on in my world and I have tons of posts that I need to write but have oh so little time right now as I have about 5 assignments due this week. But please do come back! Tomorrow I’ll be posting my first proper book review on here.

I’ll also fill you all in on the lastest saga with my health and the battle over my new set of wheels. Oh, I got a letter of apology from the care agency, too. Now I am just hoping they don’t do nasty things like withhold care because I complained. Anyway, stay tuned…