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“From Cancer to Coddiwomple” – A story of Love, Loss and Daring to Dream

Added on: 3rd March, 2019 by Christina_41410

“From Cancer to Coddiwomple” – A story of Love, Loss and Daring to Dream

From Cancer to Coddiwomple

Last Updated:
Mon, 4 March 2019

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Have you ever had one of those days? A day where one call changes the rest of your life? Wendy Jennings had one of those calls, from her father, on 19th December 2011.

The call was to say her Mum was in severe pain …………….. nine months later she had lost both parents to the big C.

From Cancer to Coddiwomple follows Wendy’s journey through her parents’ illnesses and how she re-built her life after losing them both, within weeks of each other, in 2012. Travel with her as she embarks on her trip of a lifetime to Bali and Australia. Her coddiwomple blogs, to let friends and family know she was OK, were never meant to be other than personal musings but writing with such warmth and humour she was encouraged to share her experiences with a much wider audience.

“Ovarian cancer careered into my family’s life in 2012 when my mother was finally diagnosed. (Sadly, her symptoms had been missed by our GP and they were already at the advanced stages). Mum underwent grueling chemotherapy, but the cancer spread to her liver, she developed blood clots on her lungs and passed away nine months later.

"Dad was also taken ill during Mum’s illness and he passed away 5 weeks before her from oesophageal cancer. I felt lost and without a purpose after they passed away. I wasn’t a daughter anymore and I don’t have siblings, so who was Wendy? After a lot of soul-searching I decided to go on a once in a lifetime trip”. says Wendy

From Cancer to Coddiwomple is a beautiful true account of loss and love, and one that will give the reader hope to carry on, whatever life, or death, throws at them

About the Author - Wendy Jennings:
Wendy Jennings, 50, The Coddiwomple Lady, is the author of ‘From Cancer To Coddiwomple’ and a Reiki Practitioner based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She lives with Tim; her other half, soulmate, best friend and ‘Coddiwomple Companion’

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Christina Bowden - 6 Mar, 2019 - 08:38AM

Of course you can - Wendy will be delighted to sign a copy for you

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Hazel Killeen - 4 Mar, 2019 - 16:50PM

Can't wait for my copy.....can I have it signed?!
You are amazing...what a wonderful testimony to your Mum and Dad.
I'm bursting with pride for you xxx

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