Most of Me by Robyn Michele Levy
Surviving My Medical Meltdown

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...has written a fast read giving valuable insight into the progression of both Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer from the patient’s point of view. Most of Me is heartily recommended for readers seeking general information and a light touch.
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The imaginative, hilarious, and moving memoir of a woman coping with multiple diseases.

At forty-three, Robyn Levy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer. With irreverent and at times mordant humor, Levy chronicles her early, mysterious symptoms of Parkinson's (a dragging left foot, a frozen left hand, and a crash into “downward dead dog” position), the devastating diagnosis, her discovery of two lumps in her breast, her mastectomy and oophorectomy, and her life since then dealing with her diverse disease portfolio.

Levy is accompanied on her journey by a fantastic cast of characters, including her Cry Lady (who always makes appearances at inopportune times) and perky Dolores the Prosthesis, as well as her loyal dog and a convoy of health professionals, family members, friends, and neighbors.

Both heartbreaking and hilarious, Most of Me offers a unique glimpse into a creative mind, an ailing body, and the restorative power of humor and fantasy.
 

About Robyn Michele Levy

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Robyn Michele Levy is a visual artist, radio broadcaster, and writer. Her paintings can be found in private and public collections around the world. Her radio work includes documentaries, commentaries, poetry, and sketch comedy for CBC-Radio. Her writing has been published in the Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, and the Vancouver Courier, among other publications, and she has also dabbled in stand-up comedy and slam poetry. She lives with her family and her remaining body parts in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
Published September 9, 2011 by Greystone Books. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Lois Wilmoth-Bennett, Ph.D. on Jul 24 2012

...has written a fast read giving valuable insight into the progression of both Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer from the patient’s point of view. Most of Me is heartily recommended for readers seeking general information and a light touch.

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