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Life, Lemons and Melons
Life, Lemons and Melons is the story of figuring out life when it hands you a whole heap of lemons and you don't have the energy to make lemonade or even reach for the gin. It's a funny story about things that aren't that funny. It's about mortality, health, the pressures of the modern world. It's about trying to be positive when your heart feels like it's being repeatedly ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by Blurb
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I knew from the beginning given the subject this would not be an easy read but Alice has been so open & honest about her illness that my heart & sympathy goes out to her as she has gone through such an ordeal with breast cancer & depression the latter of which is still something she has to deal with to this day. Thankfully her breast cancer is behind her. I have worked in breast Oncology clinics & so have an understanding of the treatment Alice experienced & she has given a v ...more
I bought this book before my secondary diagnosis. Aside from our ages, the fact that Alice is married/younger than me, and I have triple positive cancer ... oh and I didn’t bother with fertility treatment/recon ... much of this book I nodded along to as she discusses the reality of treatments, the fear underlying everything, questions of body image and depression mixed in with cancer .. and seeking to write things out, joy in social media, finding humour in the mess, seeking to educate others! T ...more
Honest and open, Life, Lemons and Melons is the auto biographical tale of experiencing breast cancer and depression at just 26. Full of heartfelt moments, funny tales and insights from the front line, this book will help both those going through these life changing events themselves, or a great support to those around them.