On March 14, 2012, Kim Rideout heard the words that one in every nine women will hear in her lifetime: she had breast cancer. Taken To My Knees is a candid memoir written from the daily journals she kept as she underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to deal with the IDC Stage IIB breast cancer she had been diagnosed with. Rideout recounts how scared she was in those early days with a brutal honesty. She takes her audience along with her as she makes daily attempts to reconcile her “new normal” with the gut-wrenching fear that a cancer diagnosis brings. In sharing her story, Rideout demonstrates how important it is to be surrounded with love, family, and friendship and how a positive attitude can be just as important in the healing process as any medication. This poignant book will provide a firsthand insight to family, friends, and caregivers of any breast cancer patient as well as give hope and strength to fellow warrior survivors.
Kim Rideout is a breast cancer survivor. She lives in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two daughters.