Bitter and Sweet, A Family’s Journey with Cancer, is a true story that unfolded in the lives of Tim and Darcy. In their forties, Tim and Darcy lived a pretty typical American life — working, raising a family, tending to their home, having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Without warning, Tim was suddenly diagnosed with stage IV gallbladder cancer. Bitter and Sweet is about the journey they chose to take, making their saga public. It was the most difficult five months of their lives, but also the most tender and miraculous time as well. Join them as they try to manage their roller coaster ride and witness the triumph of the human spirit. While learning to say goodbye, see their marriage transform as they draw closer together, more than they ever thought possible. Seldom will you get this opportunity to experience such raw emotion. This family faces the greatest spiritual challenge ever, holding the most bitter and most sweet experiences at the same time.
Darcy Thiel, LMHC
author - speaker - therapist
My name is Darcy Thiel. What people say they appreciate most about me is my genuine nature. I utilize my professional and personal experiences to increase my understanding and compassion to help others. My career has many faces, so let me tell you about a few.
In addition to being an author, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State and am a couple and family therapist. As an Adult Planning Specialist and End of Life Doula, I take my experiences with my parents’ and husband's illnesses and passing to help others navigate the crazy, complicated medical world we live in.