CECILIA and Helen are two very different women – but they have something very powerful in common; both are being treated for cancer and have undergone colostomy surgery.
Their chance meeting in a doctor’s waiting room brings them together at the right time.
Not only is their friendship a much-needed comfort as they navigate emotional and physical battles, but, as they discover they’ve more in common than they first thought, shocks and surprises ensue for both.
Bernadine Bishop, was a successful psychotherapist before cancer forced her own retirement and a return to her first love, writing.
But “unexpectedness” is at the core of her story. Honesty, adaptability and, ultimately, relationships are what carry the characters through their journeys – as humans approaching old age, in the grip of a deeply unpleasant disease, but still mothers and friends and very much relied upon by the people around them.