In "Seeing The Light While Living With Cancer," Dr. Elliott Schulman, a practicing neurologist, takes us through his personal journey with pancreatic cancer. This compassionate and heartfelt book offers unique insight into a journey of healing in a practical and personal way. The author allows the reader to experience his pathway of initial shock, depression and anger.
He then creates a positive and powerful way to deal with his illness. It is a compelling journey that involves his wife Bonnie, and entire family. With the help of Bonnie and his therapist, Dr. Schulman writes about the challenges, frustrations and land mines he encounters along the way, and the tools he had to learn and put into practice in order to keep his head above the stormy sea of fear and despair.
In reading this personal story of grit and love, the reader can learn about strategies he used to maintain positivity and control. He eloquently addresses the power of faith, gratitude and a daily appreciation of living life day by day.
Throughout the book, his colleague and co-author, Dr. Moss Jackson, a practicing psychologist, provides a running commentary from a psychological perspective. Dr. Jackson addresses the critical challenges and skills Dr. Schulman had to learn to transform his diagnosis and illness into a powerful engagement with life. He faces adversity to learn the key lessons about living a productive life. He keenly points to the ability to move from being a passive cancer victim to being a Life Navigator.
If you or a loved one has cancer and want to discover what is possible beyond accepting a path of just surviving, and instead, learning how to see the light and walk your own powerful path, this is a must read!
About the Authors
Dr. Elliott Schulman
Dr. Elliott Schulman was born in Buffalo N.Y. After his graduation from medical school, he trained at Georgetown University Hospital, finishing his residency in Neurology.
He moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he continues to practice Neurology. His special interests include Refractory Headache, and the effect of abuse on migraine headache prevalence. He has written several scientific papers and lectured extensively. He is married and has two sons, and a new daughter-in-law, as well as two rescue dogs, Lilly and Jax.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, 2019.
Dr. Moss Jackson
Dr. Moss Jackson is a clinical psychologist who is Founder and Director of the Center for Psychological Services in Ardmore, PA.
Along with a focus on treating anxiety, trauma and PTSD, Dr. Jackson has developed strategies to enhance well-being through energy healing and belief management. He is also a Success Coach and has helped athletes, coaches, leaders and adolescents to reduce performance anxiety and increase performance excellence. He was an initial presenter at the 2016 Raadfest Conference where he presented on "The Psychology of Immortality."
He is the author of four other books and is currently working on his fifth, entitled, "Anxiety Sucks, You Don’t Have to Suffer." He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010. He is now alive and well, practicing his craft and enjoying time at his beach house with his wife, Judy, their children and three grandchildren.
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As the months with my disease passed it became clear that my friends, who had supported me with a telephone call or a visit, were instrumental in maintaining my mood and allowed me to hope.
There was one person who I always turned to first, my wife Bonnie. She answered calls when I didn’t want to talk, gave out progress reports, and was always there to hold my hand. She was definitely in charge, and the title "Brigadier General" fit her well.
She cared for all my friends, relatives, and encouraged them. They became known as "Elliott’s Army". She knew that besides supporting me, some members of the army would donate to PanCAN, where money is used for patient services, research, and disseminating information.
If you have taken the time to read this website or my book, you know that defeating Pancreatic Cancer is my first priority. If you’d like to join me as a member of "Elliott’s Army" please donate, even a small amount, to help fight this terrible disease. Learn more about how to support me here.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) offers a free service for pancreatic cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones that gives personalized, compassionate support and comprehensive services and resources needed to navigate the disease, treatment options and more. Contact PanCAN Patient Services today and connect with a case manager who can help.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive. Make a donation today – your gift of any size can help improve survival for pancreatic cancer.
Contact the Authors
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Seeing The Light While Living With Cancer is currently available in both digital and traditional formats. You can purchase either version via Amazon:
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