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Book Club: Everything Changes, Chapter 9

Everything Changes Chapter 9

Welcome to the comments and discussion of Chapter 9: It Girl of the book, Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s!  Catch up on Chapter 1: RamenonmicsChapter 2: When G-d Things Happen to Sick People, Chapter 3: Single, Chapter 4: Human Spectacles, Chapter 5: Malignant and Indignant, Chapter 6: Something in the Air, Chapter 7: Mortality Bites, and Chapter 8: The Myth of Eternal Optimism.

Let’s get started!  Chapter 9!


This chapter is really focused on the struggles that cancer causes, both for the young adult survivor but also for spouses and caregivers.  Mary Ann, the young adult survivor featured most prominently, speaks of her bodily changes, her husband’s strength and commitment to her and her care, and to the importance of improving quality of life during a diagnosis and into treatment and survivorship.  So much in her life has changed and she is still actively navigating all of it.

The resource section features a number of great organizations to help with support, financial assistance, and student life.

“When you have a disease like cancer, who you are changes and you have to find out who you’ve become and what you are supposed to do.”  Well said, Mary Ann.

Thanks for joining us for our Chapter 9: It Girl of Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s!  Join in next Monday for Chapter 10: The Fix.

If you’re just joining us, here are some logistics:

We will talk about a chapter each Monday until the book is done.  Then, we’ll use one more Monday to talk about general feelings from the book and anything else you’d like to discuss.  Join in, in the comments every week!  Also, there will probably be spoilers.  Read along with us!

How are you enjoying our young adult cancer book club?