Genre: Poetry

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Cancer Awareness Survival Stories Real life poetry

Book Summary

One woman's journey through cancer, chemotherapy and beyond.

“Freya here expresses the full scope (of cancer), in her own way, of the rigors of the experience, and, I think, puts it in a form that fully describes its horrors as well as hope.” Troy

This is a poetic account of Freya Pickards horrendous experience of bowel cancer.

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, she undergoes several major operations to remove the tumour and then endures 6 months of chemotherapy. Only after that can she begin to recover. In order to cope with what she was experiencing, Freya wrote notes and poems in her journal nearly every day.

If you or anyone you know is going through cancer treatment of any kind, this is a book you have to read.

Freya knows. Freya understands. Freya survived.


I’ve known few people who’ve had cancer, and at least one IRL friend who survived it. Prior to reading this, I’d no idea of the actual hardship involved from a perspective of mere prose. Freya here expresses the full scope, in her own way, of the rigors of the experience, and, I think, put it in a form that fully describes its horrors as well as hope. TROY

As a reader I can experience everything but the physical pain because Freya's words and poetry create an emotional bond with all she went through. TERI C

I've always liked Freya's poetry, but due to the subject content, this work really resonated with me because my wife was diagnosed with cancer around about the same time. It was a different form of cancer, however, the emotional distress is the same. It was a really tough year for us both, and this work brings to life the thoughts, the emotions, and the reality that such a traumatic experience can have in one's life. K COOPER

Shocking and intriguing - the poetry and prose in this collection are so honest and visceral. I felt as though I'd travelled with Freya through her horrendous journey of cancer and chemo. Both devastating and uplifting - you have to read this.. JIRI

About the Author

Freya Pickard is the Author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. She writes mainly fantasy tales and creates poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). Her most recent relaxation techniques to get her through lockdown include hatha yoga and painting landscapes and monsters in watercolour.

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