Diane Hughes knows first-hand that a journey through grief has no end. There is no way to prepare for how grief will make us feel or how we will handle it. Sometimes, we just have to hold onto whatever is around us, just to survive.
In a touching memoir, she details the deeply personal path that she and her husband, Kevin, took together after his aggressive, stage four bowel cancer diagnosis in April 2018. Shared in the form of diary entries, Diane chronologically offers a glimpse into their emotions as they attempted to process the devastating news, Kevin’s treatments and care plan, the side effects associated with his chemotherapy, and the overall ups and downs as she and Kevin grappled with all the associated challenges of having terminal cancer—until his eventual death in February 2020. Included are entries that disclose her cycle of grief over the next several months as she processed his death and tried to find her way into a new chapter.
Cancer: Our Journey is a story of love, grief, and healing as a wife and her beloved husband navigate their way down a challenging path after a devastating diagnosis.