Notes from a Wingman: Maintaining Wellbeing During Cancer Treatment
by Leslie Thompson
Wingman is a term for an aircraft that flies alongside and slightly behind a lead aircraft providing additional support during a flight mission. As a massage therapist working in an outpatient oncology center, the author was a wingman to cancer patients and caregivers. Her experience highlighted the need for patients to take the seat as the pilot on their journey.
This guide seeks to bridge the gap between the patient as a person and their medical diagnosis and support. Notes from a Wingman: Maintaining Wellbeing During Cancer Treatment takes the focus from the diagnosis and returns the quality of life to the patient by providing suggestions that can ease the path of healing.
Notes from a Wingman is a useful pre-flight preparation for the treatment journey and may provide support when treatment is in progress. Five simple missions assist the patient when one becomes lost in the diagnosis. This guide suggests items that will be useful during treatment and provides a daily log sheet that can be used as a template for a journal.
(2016, Paperback, 44 pages)
Published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.