Health & Wellness

Stacy Shelton’s New Book an Inspiration

Stacy Shelton is about to publish her very first book. And it’s a winner!  I had the opportunity to meet Stacy during the Extreme Business Makeover Event in Orlando where she shared her story of Breast Cancer, recovery and life.  It was awe-inspiring.  Here is an excerpt:

Me, The Crazy Woman and Breast Cancer By Stacy Shelton

The morning of my surgery, I looked into the mirror, viewing my breasts one last time.

I felt like I should have a ceremony or something – maybe some pomp and circumstance.

The thought made me laugh to myself, but at the same time I felt I did need to say good-bye.

I told my breasts “thank you.” Thank you for feeding my child, thank you for giving her a soft place to lay her head. Thank you for the beauty you added to my body. Thank you for the pleasure you gave my husband.” Then I cried.

In the past, I had reminded myself that it was no big deal. It was just fatty tissue, globs of stuff that I didn’t really need. However, on that day, it didn’t feel like it.

I realized that in three hours I would no longer have breasts and I would no longer be the woman I had spent forty-one years making myself. With the loss of those two pieces of flesh came the loss of much of my identity.

What do you think they are going to do with your boobs after they cut them off?” It was Crazy Woman.

You’ve got to be kidding,” I thought.

Do they put them in a jar or do they just throw them in the trash?” she continued. “If they end up in the landfill with the cancer still in them can it still grow? And if it does, can it get into the water supply and give somebody else cancer?” She knew she could still mess with me.

You really are crazy,” I said to her. “Insane.”

Stacy Shelton is a two-time breast cancer survivor and author of Me, the Crazy Woman and Breast Cancer. She is a speaker who counsels others about living life authentically and making life choices based on the soul’s mission and not fear. Contact her at sdshelton@cox.net

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  1. I had the honor of reading the book when it was still in manuscript form. While my heart went out to her continually as I read through this grippingly-told story, I realized that the book was not about sadness…it was about strength; it was about solutions; it was about support and wisdom. I also realized how immense a positive difference this book will make in the lives of anyone ever having to go through this or having a loved one who might. I’m already recommending this book to people and it hasn’t even officially been released as of this time. Congratulations to Stacy and to WE Magazine.

  2. Heidi Richards says:

    Bob,

    I too had the honor of reading Stacy’s book. I laughed, I cried and I cheered her on. Her writing style is so natural you feel as though you have a personal relationship with each of the characters. Thank you for inviting me to Extreme Business Makeovers (www.extremebusinessmakeovers.com) – otherwise Stacy and I might never have met! Thanks for being you – a true Go-giver. Looking forward to next years’ event!
    Big hugs, Heidi

  3. Stacy Shelton says:

    Bob and Heidi, Let me just say I am truly honored and humbled that you have both endorsed the book. You are such amazing, successful and wonderful Go-Givers and I am blessed to know you. “Thank you” will never be enough to tell you how grateful I am for your support.
    Many blessings to you both.
    Stacy

  4. Dear Stacy,

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    I am deeply honored to call you not only my close friend but my “sister.”

    To begin, let me thank our special friend, Bob Burg, for his magical “connectivity.” He would say, “Lana, did I introduce you to Stacy Shelton. You are somebody who will LOVE her.” Bob was absolutely right. Stacy and I were like chemicals–once reaction happened, both were t. We felt instant connection.

    I am rich and blessed by your presence in my life. Your daughter Brealyn writes the
    most loving notes to me. She is a perfect reflection of your warm heart, beautiful
    and gentle soul, and love that you radiate with your friends (and your older friend who lost his wife and you take once a week for lunch. You touched Mike’s live with your love.)

    Bob taught us that life is about making choices. I agree, and more I realized that choice is the service of our hearts.

    Insignificant things can become significant (in your case, it was sharing your time
    with widower Mike).

    Thank you for writing your book! I will not never ever forget what you said to me (it was our second conversation), “One day I looked at my from “the other side.” Despite what I went trough, God gave me a beautiful life. And for that I am grateful.”

    My friend, I am grateful for you and to you, for your love and friendship. You will be touching lives of millions.

    To my another friend, Heidi Richards, thank you for sharing Stacy Shelton’s story.

    Your readers will be aspired to cherish each moment, read a true story of an extraordinary woman written plainly for all of us to see what was the truth that author had been living through, and her compassion for the world to be a better place.

    Please keep the box of 4 ply Kleenex.

    With love,

    Lana