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Cancer and Pisces By Mick May, OBE

Cancer and Pisces by Mick May, OBE

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In 2013, Mick May was diagnosed with the fatal asbestos-linked cancer, mesothelioma; seven years later he is flourishing, with a long life-expectancy ahead of him. Mick's medical journey makes for a fascinating read as it weaves from the pain of his many treatments to the pleasures of his fishing trips to many British and exotic rivers.

Cancer and Pisces Summary

Cancer and Pisces: One man's story of his unique survival of cancer, interwoven with the joy and succour of fishing by Mick May, OBE

In 2013, Mick May was diagnosed with the fatal asbestos-linked cancer, mesothelioma, whose average medical life expectancy is 10 months.

Seven years later he is flourishing, full of joie de vivre, with a long life-expectancy ahead of him. His case has made medical history and is giving new hope to a multitude of terminally ill cancer sufferers around the world.

Mick's medical journey makes for a fascinating read as it weaves from the pain of his many treatments to the pleasures of his frequent fishing trips to British and exotic International rivers. Threaded into this are snapshots of Mick's creation and leadership of a leading offender rehabilitation charity; his deepening religious faith; his successful legal action against the merchant bank whose offices exposed him to asbestos in the 1980s; his chairmanship of a school ravaged by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, and the happiness of his family life with his remarkable wife and six children.

Cancer and Pisces Reviews

This quirky, intriguing and inspirational memoir is the sort of book you could admire and enjoy even if you had not the slightest interest in fishing.
A tale of tails, fishy and fabulous, and in aid of an important cause, full of humour full of heart.
In his new book, each milestone, struggle and success is portrayed against a backdrop of fishing. May writes honestly and humorously of days by the river transporting him to "another world".
An inspiring book
Fishing is the balm to all troubles, frequently on the Mottisfont beat of his beloved River Test, but also as far afield as Patagonia and Russia. There cannot be many anglers for whom the diagnosis of a killer disease results in a dramatic increase in catches, but Mick May is one of them.
We highly recommend you read this inspiring book

About Mick May, OBE

On leaving the University of St Andrews, Mick May spent twenty years in finance where increasingly he saw himself (pretty accurately) as the worst banker in the City of London. His second career saw him set up and grow the social enterprise Blue Sky, once described by David Cameron (again pretty accurately) as "the only company in the country where you need a criminal record to work there". Over the past decade and a half it has succeeded in employing almost 2,000 released prisoners. In 2016 his work with ex-offenders was recognised by the award of an OBE. Since retirement on medical grounds in 2015 he has chaired the boards of a couple of charities and an academy. Mick is married to Jill and they have six children. He is an avid reader of history books and an extraordinarily keen angler. He continues to fish to this day.

Table of Contents

Foreword My world changes: 20 May 2013 The beast and the beauty: late May and early June 2013 Why? My formative years: 1958-1986 Prayer My own personal Capuzzo: June-July 2013 The family arrives: 1987-2002 Reckoning ~ the start of a long process: September 2013 Oncology and Sanjay Popat Managing chemotherapy Making good on a promise: 26 May 2014 Approaching maturity: 2003-2012 A long-term future for Blue Sky Outshone and nearly defeated: 21 July 2014 The kindness of strangers: 25-27 August 2014 Trout: 2015 Tackle-tackle: July 2015 Reckoning ~ the end of a long process: April 2016 A better day than might have been: 20 June 2016 Expectations upturned: July 2016 Lille: January 2017 The meaning of loss: early June 2017 Respite of sorts: late June 2017 The seeds of the miraculous: October 2017 Going home: July 2018 At sea: August 2018 'Celebrate tonight, come on': 29 September 2018 Hope springs eternal: 17 October 2018 Girl power Don't cry for me: Argentina, 13-18 January 2019 Up the Varzuga: 11-17 May 2019 An advance in the treatment of difficult cancers: Professor Sanjay Popat A pause to the saga Acknowledgements CRUK Donation

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GOR010992770
9781846893339
184689333X
Cancer and Pisces: One man's story of his unique survival of cancer, interwoven with the joy and succour of fishing by Mick May, OBE
Used - Like New
Hardback
Quiller Publishing Ltd
2020-08-10
192
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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