Atlanta, GA, August 11, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Accidental Caretaker: Battling Cancer for a Loved One and Your Life! by Bill Dillard, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback in the Health - Cancer category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/accidentalcaretaker was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
The book's purpose is to help you deal with the enormous task of battling cancer for a loved one, yourself, or both.
Accidental Caretaker Tips and free tools are included to help you manage medications, appointments, in-home care, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and more.
In 2005 there were two cancer diagnoses of great significance that forever changed my life.
First, my wife was diagnosed in July 2005, with a very rare stomach cancer. So rare in the United States, only 20,000+ cases occur per year out of the more than 1.4 million cases reported.
Then in October 2005, I too was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer. Not as rare as hers, yet still a small percentage (only 13%) of all annual cancer diagnoses.
I soon learned there was very little practical 'How To' information available for non-medically trained people providing patient care at home.
After months of struggling with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, hand written notes, appointment printouts, drug schedules, and finding very little practical 'How To' information about taking care of the patient, I decided to write a book by drawing from my own experiences to help other non-medically trained people.
The Accidental Caretaker was written by a husband who became an accidental caretaker, has walked-the-walk, talked-the-talk, and been side-by-side with his wife in the chemo chairs, and survived by the grace of God.
Learn from My Experience
• How to Manage and Track Medications, and why it's critical.
• Why Patient Medical Records are so important, and what copies you need.
• Why you MUST be the Patient's Advocate, even if YOU are the patient.
• How to talk with Doctors, Nurses, and Home Care Providers. Why it's different than talking with family and friends.
• What to take, and expect in an Emergency Room.
• Why Family and Friends are vital to your success.
• Why it's a Bad Idea to pay medical bills as soon as you receive them!
• What information you need, when, and how to start a Disability Claim.
• Why everyone needs a Healthcare Power of Attorney, and a Last Will & Testament.
• What Resources can help you find more information.
Deftly constructed at 164 pages, The Accidental Caretaker: Battling Cancer for a Loved One and Your Life! is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Health - Cancer category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Accidental Caretaker meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.
Additionally, The Accidental Caretaker can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432702830 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: $19.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/accidentalcaretaker
About the Author
Bill Dillard survived Small Cell Lung Cancer. He and his wife were diagnosed with different types of cancer in 2005. His cancer experience comes from providing day-to-day care for his wife while he received chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the same time. The Accidental Caretaker takes you inside the challenges you face battling cancer for a loved one, your life, or both. He has been in a chemo chair side-by-side with his wife and survived.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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