It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge

Health, Mind & Body

By Yocheved Golani

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ABOUT Yocheved Golani

Yocheved Golani
A patient-empowering author with a background in Health Information Management and health reporting, I learned how to help my readers from both sides of the hospital bed. I survived emergency brain surgery for a BENIGN brain tumor crushing all the nerves between my head and spine. That end More...



Doctor-recommended It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge helps readers in medical crises to regain perspective and their sense of humor when they use creativity, can-do mental health strategies and terrific organization ideas in this E-book. The Global Resources sections can save lives with information about how to get affordable medical care, medical appliances, medication and more, worldwide. World-famous psychiatrist Dr. Judith Guedalia calls EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge "... lifesaving, emotionally rewarding, spiritual, funny and helpful." Life Coach Y. Ives says "It could save your life. It could save the life of your loved one."

I almost died of a benign brain tumor in 2005. Emergency surgery saved me, but vision experts predicted I'd remain blind forever. "Hold that thought," I said, as I walked out the door to the beautiful future I envisioned. Within a year I proved doctors wrong when I recovered my sight against BIG odds. I wrote a 2007 print-edition book about to cope with medical adversity during the recovery period. Entitled "It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and Cope with a Medical Challenge" (I'm no genius with short book titles!), it sold worldwide and received praise from medical and mental health experts. Some of my readers are now my E-mail pen pals. The financial fallout of 2008 and my certification in counseling skills necessitated an updated sequel for the book. "EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge" is a necessary update for patients in a financially and emotionally devastated world. It tells how doctors jaws have dropped all around me as they observe my health rapidly improving on my personal empowerment plan. The prescription for my eyewear drops so fast and so often that eyecare specialists began crying in joy with me during vision checkups! My can-do coping strategies help in other ways. Medical tests prove that my overall health, muscles and bones are in the condition of woman half my age. I'm younger than my birth certificate!!! Medical and mental health professionals are studying my method and recommend reading my books! Not bad for a woman who almost died of a benign brain tumor of all things! I wrote the 2007 first edition of "It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To" as a form of emotional and physical therapy while regaining my sight and physical strength after that devastating benign brain tumor almost killed me in 2005. Shy of the Digital Age, I took my some of my own coping advice, overcame my misgivings, and joined the late 20th century by publishing the 2009 sequel as an E-book. "It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge" validates your need to cry as a necessary first step in coping with devastating news. Then it teaches you how to manage with the mess that medical treatment, papers and appointments can make of your life. From good food to good books and funny stories from famous historical figures, the manuscript covers how to pack for hospital stays to how to prevent medication mistakes and lots of necessary tactics in between. Mimic me. Cope with medical and emotional adversity regarding your diagnosis. Restore and maintain your human dignity, learn to laugh again, find out how to get what you need, and save money while you do it all. The Global Resources section informs you about free and low-cost solutions for quality medical care. "It's MY Crisis And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge" costs less that $10.00.

"I received EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge one week after I suffered my own medical crisis and found it very helpful. [It] will be of great benefit both in dealing with the fragile emotional health of sick patients and the stressful situation of the patient's caregiver… [with] very practical comprehensive information for dealing with a health-related crisis that is so seldom available to someone who is ill and preoccupied with their own troubles. Ill people are often compromised and often don't know where to look for guidance. Putting so much useful information at their fingertips will help them navigate the difficulties of a confusing medical system. Combined with [the author's] encouragement to never give up hope, the book will be of great aid to anyone with a sudden serious medical emergency." - Daniel Eisenberg, MD, Department of Radiology at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA; Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine; Medical Ethicist


What a wonderful book!  I am awed... In her book: It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge , Golani challenges as well as energizes us all to partner with GD to seek and savor life to the fullest for both our mental and physical health.  This book is lifesaving and at the same time emotionally rewarding, spiritual, funny and helpful...   - Judith Guedalia, PhD. Director, Neuropsychology Unit and Chief Medical Psychologist ER Trauma  (MCE)Team at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

What an incredible wealth of information: spiritual, philosophical, psychological, medical, etc! The book is filled with sound ideas and sage advice. I recommend it to everyone!"R. Danny Myers, Israel

"Yocheved Golani's guide issues a powerful 'can-do' message to those most in need of it. She shows the reader that one 'can;' that even one facing the most grievous of challenges has options and possibilities. A person facing a serious medical threat needs to believe that he or she can, that positivity and determination make a difference. But Golani also sets out a compelling argument for the 'do'. Take action, help yourself, get help from others, strategise, maximise whatever you've got. Do whatever needs to be done to get well and overcome your illness, even when you don't feel like it. It could save your life. It could save the life of your loved one. It is this combination of the can-positive attitude and the do-positive action that makes this guide so useful and complete. Its lessons extend far beyond the medical sphere to life challenges whatever they may be. They are lessons we can't afford to ignore. Good on you, Yocheved!" – Life Coach
Y. Ives, England

"This book is a blessing. It can help many people to cope with their medical problems, filling them with hope..." - Lilliane Ritchie, Refuah (Healing) Institute Professional Counselor Training Instructor

"… Golani gives readers helpful strategies and a panoply of resources for fighting medical illness… she also counsels that we use tears to more than simply wallow in self-pity. We can use them to open the Gates of Prayer, as a means of communicating with the Almighty, and to strengthen our bond with the One Who brought the illness in the first place. Through honestly confronting the question of ‘Why Me?’ we can also benefit from the spiritual purpose that illness can serve. We can ask The Master of the Universe to help us transform ourselves into the spiritually developed people that we were meant to become through experiencing these challenges… It’s My Crisis does a masterful job… " - Dr. Lisa Aiken, Psychologist

"This book is good. I added it to our recommended book list on" - Al Musella, DPM Founder and Director The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information