The Birth of Laughter….
was routinely doing her monthly breast self-exam in June,
2005, when she discovered a tumor in her right breast.
After going through a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and
radiation, she discovered a tumor in her left (good) breast.
Eileen decided to have a bilateral mastectomy.
She’s been an award-winning Realtor, an X-ray technologist, on the staff of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families’ Special Review Unit, for 20 years ran her own invitations and fine stationery business. In 2009, she was named Salem Free Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year.
She is a Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate, and she mentors women who are dealing with health and physical issues associated with breast cancer and its’ aftermath.
She also decided to laugh.
She couldn’t help it. So much of the healing adventure was filled with irony and absurdity that she found great strength in the humor of each situation.
Eileen discovered that "laughter is the breast medicine".
Within the pages of Laughter Is The Breast Medicine, you’ll see that, too, in the stories, anecdotes, and observations that’ll have you reeling with -- and healing with -- laughter.
Laughter Is The Breast Medicine was released in October '09 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.