Chapter 1 Diagnosis
Chapter 2 Chemo Limbo – Impact
Chapter 3 Chemo Sostenuto
Chapter 4 Chemo’s Parting Kiss
Chapter 5 Chemo’s Ghost
Chapter 6 Susie and the Skunk
Chapter 7 Living Paradoxes
Chapter 8 Surviving
Chapter 9 Testosterone Toll
EpilogueNotes and References
"Devamitra has written a compelling book about his cancer journey that straddles a wide range of emotions: gruelling, funny, poignant and uplifting. You are drawn into his world as he undergoes particularly challenging treatment, whilst always maintaining a uniquely wry, even amused, perspective on life and death."
Vidyamala Burch, co-founder of Breathworks, author of Living Well with Pain and Illness and Mindfulness for Health
"This is a remarkable book – honest, lucid, unflinching, funny and radical in its willingness to confront the facts of life and death. Devamitra tells the story of prostate cancer, and how his Buddhist practice met the challenges of diagnosis and treatment, even how cancer led to the deepening of his practice and his love of life."
Maitreyabandhu, author of Life with Full Attention and The Journey and the Guide
"Quite often stories about cancer are framed in terms of a battle. This isn’t always helpful, as it implies that disease progression means defeat or failure. Devamitra frames his account with interweaving themes of struggle, victory and setback, but also of calm and insight. We hear this story flavored with his deep engagement with Buddhist teachings and practice, and his devotion to his teacher."
William Stones, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and researcher in global health