About the Book

With or Without Your Smile
“The Journal of a Parent…”

As a parent you never imagine that someday, you will not be able to see, hug and love your beautiful children.  You always hope and work hard every day, thinking that you will watch your children grow up, go through their milestones and ensure that they have the best shot in life with the support and love you provide for them.  For me this usual, everyday process as a parent was interrupted and severed abruptly when my eight-year-old daughter was taken away from me by her father to a foreign country.

This book is about how I have managed to turn these events, including my daughter’s cancer, her kidnapping and various other legal battles, into a positive aspect of my life, with the hope of empowering others in achieving what they wish to achieve despite the hardships in life.  I hope that this book reminds parents and people in general, that tomorrow is never guaranteed, and one must live today with the best intentions, love, peace and fortitude so we have no regrets.

Anchita Karmakar

Pain exempts no one. Exposure to emotional pain can be significant and debilitating and when it continues on for a prolonged period of time, it can also end up affecting your physical health. In some instances, emotional pain can cause tangible, physical pain.

We can’t see it, so is it real?

Emotional pain becoming physical pain is often misunderstood but with today’s understanding of pain, we are now able to make sense of the pain phenomena and give hope to those living with such types of pain.

This is a book that shows the incredible human spirit that despite emotional pain becoming tangible physical pain, that living on is indeed possible!   It will make you cry, laugh, hate, love….but ultimately it will help us to understand the complexities of our mind and body and how healing is truly possible!

Joyce McSwan

The Authors

Anchita Karmakar

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Born and raised in Japan, migrated to Australia as an English student and subsequently a Biomedical Science graduate, a Medical graduate and soon to be a Law graduate.  Currently Dr. Karmakar works as a Senior Medical Officer in the hospital setting and is also a pioneer in working with PainWise to promote primary care based pain management clinic by General Practitioners in Australia.

Dr. Karmakar has various projects promoting social justice and health justice law to try and create a better, safer and sustainable healthcare system for everybody.  She speaks fluent Japanese, Bengali and Hindi, coming from a family of Yoga practitioners she is the first to pursue western medicine, making her a dynamic practitioner with holistic approach to health.

Joyce McSwan

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Joyce is a multi-award winning clinical pharmacist, clinical educator and program designer with a special interest in treating persistent pain.  Currently she is the Clinical Program Director of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Persistent Pain Program, Australia’s first federally funded primary health multidisciplinary pain program.  She was recently named Australian’s No. 1 Agenda Setter by the readership of the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. She is an active member of the Australian Pain Society and the International Association of the Study of Pain.  Her expertise lies in innovating clinical pathways within public and private primary health sectors. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of the PainWISE Pharmacy Professional Services program, Australia’s first multidisciplinary clinical pain program for the pharmacy industry. Her work focuses on translating clinical evidence to everyday practice and optimising care for those living with persistent pain.

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With or Without Your Smile:
The Journal of a Parent…

As a parent you never imagine that someday, you will not be able to see, hug and love your beautiful children.  You always hope and work hard every day, thinking that you will watch your children grow up, go through their milestones and ensure that they have the best shot in life with the support and love you provide for them.  For me this usual, everyday process as a parent was interrupted and severed abruptly when my eight-year-old daughter was taken away from me by her father to a foreign country.

With or Without Your Smile

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About the Book

With or Without Your Smile
“The Journal of a Parent…”

As a parent you never imagine that someday, you will not be able to see, hug and love your beautiful children.  You always hope and work hard every day, thinking that you will watch your children grow up, go through their milestones and ensure that they have the best shot in life with the support and love you provide for them.  For me this usual, everyday process as a parent was interrupted and severed abruptly when my eight-year-old daughter was taken away from me by her father to a foreign country.

This book is about how I have managed to turn these events, including my daughter’s cancer, her kidnapping and various other legal battles, into a positive aspect of my life, with the hope of empowering others in achieving what they wish to achieve despite the hardships in life.  I hope that this book reminds parents and people in general, that tomorrow is never guaranteed, and one must live today with the best intentions, love, peace and fortitude so we have no regrets.

Anchita Karmakar

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