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Semicolon; Memoir of a Colon Cancer Survivor

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Semicolon takes a frank but humorous, and often witty, look at the procedures and events surrounding one man's journey through colorectal cancer. Mark takes on the serious, at times frightening, and potentially deadly issues. It will enlighten and entertain you at the same time. A portion of the proceeds from each book sale will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Paperback, 182 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Gold Rush Publishing
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Mark Arsenault
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Below is a short sample from the original blog upon which this book is based:

Part 1: The Good News Is…
July 26, 2009

For some time I’ve been dealing with a medical issue, which many of you already know. A number of concerned folks have been asking me what the outcome of recent doctor’s visits and tests is. I’ve talked to those closest to me (including family and friends). I’ve decided to put it into writing and let the rest of you in on what’s going on with me.

The short answer: I was recently diag
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Victoria Welter
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Goodreads friend recommended this to me for research. I wanted a book about someone's personal experience with colon cancer and this was recommended to me. This was the perfect book... exactly what I was looking for. I liked being able to read Mark's thoughts in real time with him because he recorded his thoughts throughout each step instead of reflecting after everything. I felt like I got a glimpse inside the mind of a man with cancer. I also enjoyed Mark's humor throughout the process, desp ...more
Nina Norstrom
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a non-fiction story; told in first person. And a very great tale at that . . .

What a gratifying story to have read! For once, I’ve finally gotten to hear first hand from a male’s perspective of what it’s like to walk alongside a diseased relationship. And just as one may have thought ‘tis not a pretty picture. As the story unfolds, this author pours it all out to its readers . . . from diagnosis to recovery. The story has plenty of insight about the scope of this deadly relationship; and
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Traceylee
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am a colon cancer survivor and I enjoyed the book. I liked how he had a sense of humor in the book too. I am happy for him to have the cancer in the past and wish the author the best.
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