Book Sample - "got cancer?" (spring break gone bad)


An excerpt from "got cancer? spring break gone bad" by James J. Gaudio,
a book about surviving cancer and finding strength.

Chapter 6: Monday, Monday.   So Good to Me?

Having one’s mortality shoved into one’s face provides cause to contemplate the nature of life and its ultimate end. I was no exception. As I lay in my bed during the long wait, I had ample opportunity to consider the destinations to which my contemplative travels along the winding roads of philosophy and theology had led me. Essentially, I needed to satisfy myself that I was on firm footing in regards to these endeavors that seek to define the human condition. I was hoping that I did not feel compelled to rethink the philosophical and theological positions that I had developed over the years, especially the theological ones. Such rethinking would have been an admission that I believed the way that I had lived my life was wrong. This admission would have made me very insecure at facing the prospect of my life being soon over. No such admission was necessary. I wondered if I would feel the same way as I was being wheeled to surgery.

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