Leaving Stage IV

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be.

Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor,Tianne Cantamessa opts out of treatment, instead accepting what fate has thrown her. But her two daughters and family don't see things quite the way she does. And her ex-husband will do everything in his power to not have to be a father, even if it means suing Tianne to force cancer treatment. More

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About Adriana Arbogast

Adriana Arbogast grew up in the northwest United States with four brothers and two parents. She's lived in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California, Connecticut, Virginia and Maryland.

For forty-some years she's managed to not be framed and arrested for nefarious acts against fish.

Often moody, she can be pacified with Twizzlers.

She currently lives in Colorado with one husband, two offspring, one gerbil and one hound dog. She is keeping busy talking to herself and preparing two additional novels for publication.


Review by: M.A. Carson on March 19, 2014 :
Leaving Stage IV is a powerful book about living your life to the fullest even when it’s near the end. Removing Tianne’s brain tumor has a low chance of success and rather than spending whatever time she has left in hospital rooms, she makes the ultimate choice: to accept death and prepare her daughters for life without her. In the beginning, I agreed with her family that this choice was a mistake. How could someone refuse treatment, no matter how slight the chances of success are? That was the author’s challenge. Adriana Arbogast knew this would be an unpopular stance for her character to take, but her success as a writer is that, though the course of reading, I learned to understand and accept Tianne’s decision. I came away from the book with a different outlook than when I started. That’s why Leaving Stage IV deserves five stars, and why you should give it a read.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
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