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My book Becoming Sunny
Susan is now available in softcover!
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is one many of you can identify with – an uplifting look at a life that I am
determined to live well, despite all the obstacles I have been dealt. At the
heart of the story is the idea of LIVING with cancer. It took eight years to
correctly diagnose my rare disease, Carcinoid/ Neuroendocrine Tumors. Then, they
said I would die in just a few more years. That was eighteen years ago, and here
I am! How have I faired? Very well. Read the book to find out how I have lived a
happy life, even with cancer.
help to spread the positive word by telling your friends, by gifting the book,
and by posting a review for other readers on the
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valuable a positive recommendation can be.
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Useful links -- click on any below:
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Home page of the ADA, massive amount of
solid information, the place to start and return to again and again.
Do check the FUN section of this
web site for some relaxing wildlife cams!
International Diabetes Center
Center An affiliate of
Harvard Medical School.
Learning To Make A Difference:
Diabetes Management & Training Centers, Inc.
The Neuropathy Association
National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Disease Control (CDC) Diabetes Public Health Resource
Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke
Home Page - American Dietetic Association
Diabetes Control with Diet and
Fast Food Facts
Quack Watch (health fraud and
Council Against Health Fraud
"Sunny Susan" was invited to write a Blog
on the web site of the Arizona Republic
newspaper as they have liked letters I have
written to the editors over the years.
March 26, 2008 was my first Blog.
I shall write additional articles, but not
on a set schedule. You may go to my Blog at
Due to lack of time and other activities I stopped writing my Blog.
Some helpful books:
First Year Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnoses
by Gretchen Becker w/Foreword by Allison B.
American Diabetes Association Complete Guide
to Diabetes, 3rd Edition Completely Revised, The Ultimate Home Reference
Myths, Misconceptions, and Big Fat Lies! by Kris Swenson, RN, CDE and Betty
Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE (ISBN: 0-9719939-0-4)
Food & Nutrition Bible: A Complete Guide to Planning, Shopping, Cooking, and
Eating by Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, and Robyn Webb, MS
The Diabetes Travel
Guide by Davida F. Fruger, MSN, RN, CS,
Diabetic's Brand Name Food Exhange Handbook, compiled by Clara G.
Schneider, M.D., R.D., L.D.
Nutrition in the Fast Lane: A Guide to
Nutrition and Dietary Exchange Values for Fast Foods by Fast Food Facts
reference books that I keep in our home library:
Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary – Thumb-Indexed
Version (19th edition 2001) by Donald Venes, Clayton L. Thomas,
Clarence Wilbur Taber
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy:
17th Edition, (1999)
Diagnostic Tests: A Synopsis of Laboratory Medicine by Jacques
Nursing 2004 Drug Handbook by
The Cancer Dictionary: An A-to-Z
guide to over 2,500 terms by Roberts Altman & Michael J. Sarg M.D.
Deadly Drug Interactions:
The People's Pharmacy Guide (1997) by Joe Graedon &
Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.
Deadly Drug 33 Interactions: The
People's Pharmacy Guide (1995) by Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.
The Pill Book, 7th Edition (June 1996) editor Harold M.
Susan Anderson's Home
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May 10, 1995
diagnosed with Carcinoid Cancer. I call my quest for a diagnosis “The Trials
and Tribulations of Sunny Susan”. In 1987 I was diagnosed as
anemic, for the first and last time, no cause was ever found, but I was told it
was “stomach bleeding”. After years of searching for cause of
abdominal and stomach pain, during surgery for an obstruction
May 10, 1995,
I finally had a diagnosis -
a slow growing neuro-endocrine cancer.
18, 1999 I had a surgical biopsy
- lumpectomy of my right breast, the
pathology report said I had malignant Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
(IDC) breast cancer.
2004 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, so now have an additional
learning about a disease and managing it. I know I shall be able to handle this
very well --- after I learn how.
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In Jan. 2011 I
starting writing my book,
1/3 memoir, 1/3 family history and
I had allowed two full years to do the book, working with editors.
Well that book has turned into two books!
One book will be my family history with much shorter memoir of myself and of
second book is my memoir and how my early life prepared me to be an
awareness advocate for Carcinoid/Nets.
I am allowing another six months to get the books published.
When the books are ready I will let everyone know.
I hope you will purchase one, or both, of the books of interest.
Possibly if you purchase a copy and do not wish to retain it in your home
maybe you can pass it along to a genealogical or historical society library,
a local support group, a hospital library or a favorite
doctor or nurse.
December 2, 2012
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1996 --- when I first located others with
Carcinoid --- I have answered every email sent to me, although some replies were
delayed longer than I liked. I am NO longer able to reply to all e-mails due to
the volume and other things going on in my life (all good). I do love hearing
from others, but an unable to reply to all individually. I shall not forget my
many Carcinoid friends and of course shall reply to you … as time permits.
web site was 15 years old on April 27, 201s, and my plan is to keep it updated
for many years to come.
Since my husband "retired"
I am away from my computer for days, and sometimes, weeks at a time. Yes, there
is wireless internet and we have tried that a number of places. But, if I deal
with email when we are away from home then it is not a "restful vacation" for
use the SEARCH
capability at the top my pages. You may search for a word, a phrase, a drug, a
treatment, a book title or anything you can think of. You may search this site
only, or search the complete World Wide Web.
To speak with
please know you may call the “telephone information and support line” of the
Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF), Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Eastern Time at 1-888-722-3132 (free) or 1-914-693-1001. “The
information and support line” is staffed by medical professionals. Mondays and
Fridays are research days, if you call then and do not reach a person do leave a
clear message. The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) superb web site is at
CCF - Serving
the carcinoid/NETs patient and medical community for
close to forty
years (chartered in 1968)
“Meets Extensive Standards of America’s
Most Experienced Charity Evaluator”
Better Business Bureau
DISCLAIMER: I am a patient and NOT a medical
doctor or health care professional. I share information and links to
information that has been helpful to me and that I believe to be correct and
good, but I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information, except for MY
stories. I urge you not to rely only on this information but I believe
you should discuss your situation and information with your medical doctors
and/or other medical professionals.
"Sunny" Susan Anderson
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