This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything

This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything

Amy B. Scher / Aug 24, 2019

This is How I Save My Life A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer ELIZABETH GILBERT New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and Big MagicThe true story of a fiery young woman s heartwarming and hila

  • Title: This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything
  • Author: Amy B. Scher
  • ISBN: 1501164953
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer ELIZABETH GILBERT, 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big MagicThe true story of a fiery young woman s heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation Along the way, she discovers a world of cultur Amy Scher is a brave warrior and a wonderful writer ELIZABETH GILBERT, 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big MagicThe true story of a fiery young woman s heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, an unexpected romance, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing.When Amy B Scher was struck with undiagnosed late stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state of the art hospital in Chicago After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure.This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in or doubts the existence of miracles when it seems like all hope is lost Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Download Excerpt Or buy for Hardcover, 272 pages Published April 10th 2018 by Gallery Books More Details ISBN 1501164953 ISBN13 9781501164958 Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about This is How I Save My Life, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Memoir Published in Year 2018 206 books 78 voters Healing Care Resources 159 books 172 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jul 25, 2018 Diane S rated it really liked it After years of symptoms, of being misdiagnosed, even by the reknown Mayo Clinic, Amy finally gets a diagnosis Stage four Lyme disease, with no known cure, just a slew of drugs that leave her in a pain filled non life Unable to work, her relationship in tatters, she learns of a stem cell treatment in India that has successfully reversed paralysis in spinal injuries Though it has not been used for her disease, she sees it as her last hope, applies and is accepted Accompanied by her parents, sh After years of symptoms, of being misdiagnosed, even by the reknown Mayo Clinic, Amy finally gets a diagnosis Stage four Lyme disease, with no known cure, just a slew of drugs that leave her in a pain filled non life Unable to work, her relationship in tatters, she learns of a stem cell treatment in India that has successfully reversed paralysis in spinal injuries Though it has not been used for her disease, she sees it as her last hope, applies and is accepted Accompanied by her parents, she flies from California to Delhi, a whole new and strange world.I enjoyed the way this story was told, naturally, as if she were having a conversation face to face Her past, her pains, the treatments and medicines that didn t work, her fears and her hope that this will work The descriptions of India, the street scene, the busyness, the market, the food, all so strange and loud in the beginning, but embraced by the end Her parents were wonderful, supporting, funny, though her dad suffers from depression, he is fully supportive of his daughter, enad still of his wife This is the best type of mrmoir, well told, relateable to those of us who suffer various issues A good message to remember to never give up, there may be something out there If not now, maybe in the futureC from Edelweiss flag 58 likesLike see review View all 16 comments May 29, 2018 Misericordia The Serendipity Aegis rated it really liked it Quite good.Q In the past, I would have been self conscious about something like this, but some of my modesty has faded Now I look at my body and I think, I cannot believe it has survived so much This perspective is a beautiful thing I wish I had found it earlier than now c Q The obstacles of this life are plentiful, but so too are the opportunities to find peace I feel this out in the city, but even so in the wild uncertainty of my own unsteady heart c Q With the suitcase on my Quite good.Q In the past, I would have been self conscious about something like this, but some of my modesty has faded Now I look at my body and I think, I cannot believe it has survived so much This perspective is a beautiful thing I wish I had found it earlier than now c Q The obstacles of this life are plentiful, but so too are the opportunities to find peace I feel this out in the city, but even so in the wild uncertainty of my own unsteady heart c Q With the suitcase on my head and this new life before me, I ask myself, How does it feel to be on my own The answer that comes surprises me.It feels necessary c Q What I discover is this Our physical bodies are the sum of our lives Our lives are the sum of our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions When we suppress our emotions, it can create stress on the physical body, causing emotions to show up as physical symptoms This is how our body communicates with us, by using its very own language c Q I am afraid of a million other things.But mostly, I m afraid of showing my feelings I am afraid of my feelings I am buried under them And this has caused me to stifle my humanness which, it turns out, is 100 percent of what I am made of.It is impossible to be me, like this.What I realize next is that I have needed illness I have needed illness because it has protected me from all the things I don t feel brave enough to say, feel, and be It s easier to be sick than to say no when that s what I want to say It is easier to be sick than to try to be perfect It is easier to be sick and buried under emotions than to feel them This is perhaps the hardest reality I ve ever had toaccept, because who runs around the world looking for a cure if they really don t want it c Q After just several months, I begin to sense a sturdiness inside of me that I ve never had I am less afraid than I ve ever been I am relaxed I start being kinder to myself When I make a mistake, I forget about it When I call myself a name, I stop When I am upset, I share it, even though showing my insides is still not easy for me to do Maybe most important, I am getting so good at being with my feelings I do not ignore and persist I listen And I do it without too much judgment.I am becoming me It s getting easier c Q It was a long, slow, burning, uncontrollable yearning to simply meet myself once again c Q There will be days that you ll prevail as the hero of your own story, and nights when you ll barely scrape yourself up off the floor But you must take it all as necessary steps and proceed Keep asking the questions that point to the truth of who you are When you hear the answers, listen This is how you own your story This is how you transform who you think you should be into who you really are This is how you become the path you ve been waiting for This is how you do it This is how you save your life c flag 20 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2013 Penelope Bartotto rated it it was amazing review of another edition Great things happen behind the scenes of our lives, often long before they become clear enough to actually see Amy B ScherThere are many quotable statements that are so eloquently made throughout this book by Amy B Scher Scher opens the doors, the windows, the crawl spaces, and the attic for the reader into her life and how she went from a sick young woman, to a woman with conviction and faith Scher brings to us her story of making a choice, and following through with it This is not a w Great things happen behind the scenes of our lives, often long before they become clear enough to actually see Amy B ScherThere are many quotable statements that are so eloquently made throughout this book by Amy B Scher Scher opens the doors, the windows, the crawl spaces, and the attic for the reader into her life and how she went from a sick young woman, to a woman with conviction and faith Scher brings to us her story of making a choice, and following through with it This is not a whine party about how anybody should pity her for having a chronic illness, it is also not a sermon on why you should do just as she did and you too can find salvation It is, an honest account of a process, that is shared in a refreshing way.The book is segmented into three distinct parts Part I focuses on some background information and the reasons why Scher decided to share her story Part II, the main section is a personal journal via actual blog posts that allow us to walk with Scher on her journey Part III is a nice wrap up, with some final thoughts Each section is well written, and packs that proverbial punch, but in a truly refreshing way Scher opens your eyes to new possibilities, as her eyes open to them She brings you into her soul as she travels the bumps in the road, and the smooth sailing moments.As someone who also suffers from a chronic illness this book was especially poignant for me, as I begin a new year with no new answers, but doctor appointments to come I want to be able to brave these days to come with even half the strength that Scher had as she made a very difficult decision to try a radical medical solution that many would not agree with, and many fight for the end of such actions.Bravo to Scher for1 Being strong enough to travel this road.2 Have faith to try something new.3 Share your story so others can learn.4 Get better, and share your hope flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 10, 2018 Amy Rupert rated it really liked it review of another edition I related to the stories since I accompanied my husband on a journey to the same clinic in India Amy tells it like it is with humor, love and hope flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 31, 2018 Vivek Tejuja rated it really liked it Scher traveled to India for bold and controversial stem cell treatments for her advanced Lyme disease after exhausting all options back home in the US of A She had nearly spent a decade trying to find, research and even underwent several treatments, but no avail She took a leap of faith and decided to travel all the way to India for a treatment that could work or not This book is about her life, her battles, her life in India and how she found a way to deal with every hindrance life threw a Scher traveled to India for bold and controversial stem cell treatments for her advanced Lyme disease after exhausting all options back home in the US of A She had nearly spent a decade trying to find, research and even underwent several treatments, but no avail She took a leap of faith and decided to travel all the way to India for a treatment that could work or not This book is about her life, her battles, her life in India and how she found a way to deal with every hindrance life threw at her I normally do not read books in this genre Either they do not appeal to me or I get scared of breaking down while reading them I do not know exactly why, but this time I allowed myself to weep and loved the read This is most certainly not the typical sickness to health kind of book In fact, how it is different is because Scher takes us through the journey with her and how she emerges as a confident and independent person If you ask me personally it had nothing to do with the country as much as it had to do with Scher Having said that, the book chronicles India like never before to me as well It isn t exotic or flimsy as most books tend to do I love Scher s tenacity, her exuberance and most of all her enthusiasm toward life This Is How I Save My Life is a book that makes you see life on a larger scale and not just limited to our bubbles or what we go through Scher s perspectives are unique and she extends it to the world that she encounters, relating it to her illness and recovery Extremely inspiring and makes you want to live to the fullest, as clich as it might sound flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2013 Sharon Chance rated it it was amazing review of another edition The subtitle for this book is A true story of embryonic stem cells, Indian adventures, and ultimate self healing Amy Scher covers all this and so much in this memoir of her search for restoring her health after dealing with Chronic Lyme disease I was fascinated at the well let s just say it the guts that it took for this young woman to take a chance on a treatment that took her all the way to India to procure, and I was equally fascinated to follow her treatements that have been The subtitle for this book is A true story of embryonic stem cells, Indian adventures, and ultimate self healing Amy Scher covers all this and so much in this memoir of her search for restoring her health after dealing with Chronic Lyme disease I was fascinated at the well let s just say it the guts that it took for this young woman to take a chance on a treatment that took her all the way to India to procure, and I was equally fascinated to follow her treatements that have been a roaring success for her Say what you will about the controversy over using embryonic stem cells when you are in so much pain you don t know how you will live the next moment in time you grasp for anything that offers hope I applaud Amy for her bravery and cheer for her recovery Written in her own voice, this book is part diary part travelouge and one hundred percent entralling I highly recommend it flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 10, 2018 Micheal rated it it was amazing Shelves own I must say that this is not my usual genre of literature, but Thank You for the ARC I personally suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia a chronic illness so reading Amy s story about advanced late stage Lyme disease and her battle to travel across the United States to end up on the other side of the world in India in the hopes that the experimental research stem cell to help her is truly inspirational and pretty accurate on what a person goes through when they feel like there is no hope I must say that this is not my usual genre of literature, but Thank You for the ARC I personally suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia a chronic illness so reading Amy s story about advanced late stage Lyme disease and her battle to travel across the United States to end up on the other side of the world in India in the hopes that the experimental research stem cell to help her is truly inspirational and pretty accurate on what a person goes through when they feel like there is no hope for any kind of treatment and or cure One must find the acceptance of healing from within in order to be truly healed and I believe Amy has done that Thank you for sharing story You are a true warrior flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Jane rated it really liked it Shelves book club cook book wins Thanks to Book Club Cookbook and Gallery books.Imagine living a life without knowing what undiagnosed condition you had Amy had Lyme disease and she was misdiagnosed so many times and so many tests in so many renowned medical facilities that she practically gave up until she went to India to get stem cell transplants This was her last hope and it was successful in many ways not only in her illness but in learning the way that these people live and the Indian food that she never enjoyed living Thanks to Book Club Cookbook and Gallery books.Imagine living a life without knowing what undiagnosed condition you had Amy had Lyme disease and she was misdiagnosed so many times and so many tests in so many renowned medical facilities that she practically gave up until she went to India to get stem cell transplants This was her last hope and it was successful in many ways not only in her illness but in learning the way that these people live and the Indian food that she never enjoyed living in the U.S but grew to love there along with the many other opportunities that India provided in the off time of her time in the hospital.Her parents were supportive in going with her and her Jewish mother is so cool especially getting her nose pierced my Jewish mother wasn t this cool and her father was a source of support even with his own problems I loved her family and how supportive they were in every way.I laughed some, I cried some My emotions were all over the place flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 08, 2013 Carla rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves memoir This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Amy Scher had a severe case of Lyme disease that left her in a lot of pain, with poor balance, and with an immune system so weak doctors were afraid a cold could kill her In an effort to treat her disease, she reaches out to a doctor in India who is doing treatment with stem cells I enjoyed reading about her journey and how she gradually noticed improvements I also liked how she stated that this is not a treatment for everyone instead of passing off this treatment as a miracle cure all My gr Amy Scher had a severe case of Lyme disease that left her in a lot of pain, with poor balance, and with an immune system so weak doctors were afraid a cold could kill her In an effort to treat her disease, she reaches out to a doctor in India who is doing treatment with stem cells I enjoyed reading about her journey and how she gradually noticed improvements I also liked how she stated that this is not a treatment for everyone instead of passing off this treatment as a miracle cure all My gripe comes about the part when she returns to the United States She starts seeking treatment that is so far from orthodox I d never heard of them she consults a psychic doctor about whether she s having a relapse, has a test that checks for toxins given off of her body s energy flow, and decides she s cured after unblocking her energy flow The ending was really hokey to me, but prior to that, I was cheering on Amy s successes flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 07, 2013 Angela Holtz rated it it was amazing review of another edition From Lilac Wolf and StuffThe book is brilliant I m in awe of this woman who spent so long losing a battle with Lyme Disease She went to India for stem cell treatment The stem cells used, are from a single embryo that was donated to the doctor from a couple who had embryos made up for fertility treatment When they reached success, they wanted to give something back.It s a very easy going book, being that it s mostly made up of blog entries that Amy wrote while undergoing treatment And readin From Lilac Wolf and StuffThe book is brilliant I m in awe of this woman who spent so long losing a battle with Lyme Disease She went to India for stem cell treatment The stem cells used, are from a single embryo that was donated to the doctor from a couple who had embryos made up for fertility treatment When they reached success, they wanted to give something back.It s a very easy going book, being that it s mostly made up of blog entries that Amy wrote while undergoing treatment And reading about her healing is just amazing Why are we not doing this here It s also a wonderful study of the culture shock when a San Francisco gal goes to one of the largest cities in India, Delhi I m still in love with India, but I m less eager to move there lolAmy doesn t really pull any stops She s working her butt off to get rid of the Lyme and all the things that go along with it, and she s sharing it all right here with us flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2013 Anna rated it it was amazing review of another edition Amy s story of healing is inspirational and her determination to overcome years of chronic illness is motivation for anyone looking to learn about and improve upon the life experience My own life has changed for the better and beyond my wildest dreams in the short time I have known Amy Her story has been pivotal in shifting the way I feel about my own experiences and the course my life has taken She says it perfectly in her book One s path will unfold in its own time, revealing pieces of th Amy s story of healing is inspirational and her determination to overcome years of chronic illness is motivation for anyone looking to learn about and improve upon the life experience My own life has changed for the better and beyond my wildest dreams in the short time I have known Amy Her story has been pivotal in shifting the way I feel about my own experiences and the course my life has taken She says it perfectly in her book One s path will unfold in its own time, revealing pieces of the puzzle only as they are ready to be healed It will not always be in your time, but it will happen The ups and downs in life all happen for a reason and help shape you into the person you are meant to be flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 13, 2013 Mary Wentworth rated it it was amazing review of another edition I bought this book hoping to gain some insight into dealing successfully with chronic Lyme disease I was not disappointed I was inspired by Amy Scher s determination to do whatever it took to get well It took her a while to embrace her Indian doctor s belief that she had the power to heal herself When she finally knew this to be true, she was able heal The author s life seems to have been changed forever by her healing journey I appreciate all of the insights she shared about how she I bought this book hoping to gain some insight into dealing successfully with chronic Lyme disease I was not disappointed I was inspired by Amy Scher s determination to do whatever it took to get well It took her a while to embrace her Indian doctor s belief that she had the power to heal herself When she finally knew this to be true, she was able heal The author s life seems to have been changed forever by her healing journey I appreciate all of the insights she shared about how she accomplished this healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit She now offers energy therapy for emotional healing I have worked with her once via the phone She was very insightful and kind I plan to work with her flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 19, 2013 Charlotte Phillips rated it it was amazing review of another edition The New Eat, Pray, Love This book is quite simply a must read It s a hugely inspirational and uplifting story but not in the usual sappy way you might expect which makes it even better Amy s voice is so unique she ll make you laugh out loud and wipe away a tear in the same paragraph She s down to earth, hilarious and wise all at the same time and you can t help falling in love with her and the way she sees the world.You just feel like a better person after reading itand you ll probably rea The New Eat, Pray, Love This book is quite simply a must read It s a hugely inspirational and uplifting story but not in the usual sappy way you might expect which makes it even better Amy s voice is so unique she ll make you laugh out loud and wipe away a tear in the same paragraph She s down to earth, hilarious and wise all at the same time and you can t help falling in love with her and the way she sees the world.You just feel like a better person after reading itand you ll probably read it in one sitting This is a very special book and I can t recommend it enough.Go Amy More please flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2018 Stephanie Weaver rated it it was amazing Scher s book is inspiring, engrossing, and a wonderful read As someone who has dealt with invisible illness for a long time, I related to so much of her story The travel aspect also provides the armchair reader with an in depth look at living in Delhi, which I found fascinating as well Highly recommended flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 14, 2013 Susie Rosenberg rated it really liked it review of another edition The author s journey of illness Lyme Disease and healing is sparely and beautifully written This book is heartening and thought provoking for anyone whose sense of self is shaken by circumstance not just Lyme Disease and not just illness flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 26, 2018 Lizenbyl rated it really liked it review of another edition This book is about Amy Scher and her journey with advanced lyme disease It takes you through the medical saga including a trip for stem cell infusions to India Amy has a unique way of adjusting to the Indian experience and then to eventually finding self healing.Good read flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2012 Penelope Bartotto rated it it was amazing review of another edition Review Pending release at The Library at the END of the Universe in January 2013 flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Mindy rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 Although Amy took a very different journey in traveling to India read the book to find out why , her story deeply resonated with my own story working through grief, depression, and anxiety It was very powerful flag 1 likeLike see review May 06, 2018 C C rated it it was amazing review of another edition Loved this book Whether you have dealt with chronic illness or know someone struggling with chronic illness, I d say it s a must read Filled with the real deal 3 flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 18, 2018 Caroline Herrmann rated it it was amazing I sat down to read Amy s book and couldn t put it down until I got to the last page I am so grateful she took me on her trip to India and introduced me to her whole loving family, by way of her words I laughed, I cried, I loved Amy, your bravery and insights are mind boggling The real struggles you went thru and to share your wise words so eloquently Thank you Thank you for your gift Thank you for sharing flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 12, 2018 Ginger Nelson rated it it was amazing review of another edition I have followed Amy s work for the past 7 years and I found this to be her best writing yet She is far enough on the other side of her health challenges to write about her journey with humor, perspective and earned wisdom An inspiring memoir, I quickly devoured this page turner in two days and was on the edge of my seat as her story unfolded.This books takes you on the sometimes bumpy but always inspiring journey that led Amy to study energy work and develop many of her own emotional healing t I have followed Amy s work for the past 7 years and I found this to be her best writing yet She is far enough on the other side of her health challenges to write about her journey with humor, perspective and earned wisdom An inspiring memoir, I quickly devoured this page turner in two days and was on the edge of my seat as her story unfolded.This books takes you on the sometimes bumpy but always inspiring journey that led Amy to study energy work and develop many of her own emotional healing techniques Refer to her last book, How To Heal Yourself When No one Else Can , which is a how to book for her approach Amy s honesty and humor throughout this memoir are refreshing and admirable She is very personable and relatable and I deeply valued her honest sharing of all the ups and downs and backstories behind her experiences Plus, you ll also fall in love with her parents along the way Highly recommend to anyone who loves a good memoir it s just a damn good story And, if you have had your own health challenges, you will be especially inspired by her tenacity, grace and grit flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 09, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it review of another edition This Is How I Save My Life is Amy s story with her diagnosis, mis diagnosis, what she does about it and how her decision affects her life on different levels She struggles for awhile before she makes the life altering decision to journey to India where they are doing embryo stem cell treatment, something they aren t doing here There, she has is presented with a totally different cultural, beliefs and makes new friends She learns about herself and how her story is really inspiring For th This Is How I Save My Life is Amy s story with her diagnosis, mis diagnosis, what she does about it and how her decision affects her life on different levels She struggles for awhile before she makes the life altering decision to journey to India where they are doing embryo stem cell treatment, something they aren t doing here There, she has is presented with a totally different cultural, beliefs and makes new friends She learns about herself and how her story is really inspiring For the most part, the book is comprised of blog entries, which really is easy to read and understand what is going on in Amy s thoughts There s a forward, so to speak, where Amy explains why she decided to share her experiences and than a wrap up Amy s very candid, which I admire She s also funny, ironic and honest Her story rings true and is inspiring You don t need to be suffering from a chronic illness to read her story, it s captivating and uplifting I d recommend it to anyone flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 11, 2018 Carolyn rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves incredible I read this amazing tome while recovering from intestinal and umbilical hernia surgery It helped in getting me well again.Very informative about Lyme disease, Stem Cell Research, the horrors and insights into illness, and the ability and willingness to fight in self healing I didn t annotate this book like I wanted to so bad Since I am done, my sister is reading it She had cancer a few years ago and reads books about illness and the will to live beyond it After she gets done with this book I read this amazing tome while recovering from intestinal and umbilical hernia surgery It helped in getting me well again.Very informative about Lyme disease, Stem Cell Research, the horrors and insights into illness, and the ability and willingness to fight in self healing I didn t annotate this book like I wanted to so bad Since I am done, my sister is reading it She had cancer a few years ago and reads books about illness and the will to live beyond it After she gets done with this book she plans to donate to our local hospital in Seymour, IN We hope it will bring other patients the insights and strength it brought us This was an incredible and educational book without being too textbook flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 14, 2018 Amanda rated it it was amazing I received an arc of this book from a giveaway I really enjoyed reading about Amy s journey Really interesting flag 1 likeLike see review May 08, 2018 Linda Haas rated it it was ok I won this book from about a young woman with an incurable disease who, after exhausting treatments in this country, travels to India to explore other options At first, this writer had my sympathy for her condition I found the writer s description of her treatments and India itself to be fascinating I ve never been there What I couldn t understand is how a person who appeared at first to be so in tune with herself and her diet and medications mostly antibiotics could just a I won this book from about a young woman with an incurable disease who, after exhausting treatments in this country, travels to India to explore other options At first, this writer had my sympathy for her condition I found the writer s description of her treatments and India itself to be fascinating I ve never been there What I couldn t understand is how a person who appeared at first to be so in tune with herself and her diet and medications mostly antibiotics could just agree to go and get her nose pierced by a young barefoot man with rusty pliers This just didn t make any sense After reading this, I was skeptical of the remainder of the book flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 17, 2018 amanda rated it liked it There were certainly some great moments in this book, and I can t say I m sorry I read it However, by the end, there are a few things that make someone like me who has lived with chronic illness for 17 years completely enraged There s a sense of mind over matter that she seems to be attributing her healing to, as well as moments when she is in despair at being well and how to go on in a state of health For people who are sick and have exhausted every available means of treatment and w There were certainly some great moments in this book, and I can t say I m sorry I read it However, by the end, there are a few things that make someone like me who has lived with chronic illness for 17 years completely enraged There s a sense of mind over matter that she seems to be attributing her healing to, as well as moments when she is in despair at being well and how to go on in a state of health For people who are sick and have exhausted every available means of treatment and who don t have seemingly bottomless pools of money to draw from or family and communities who will drop everything to help you, this story can be infuriating flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 06, 2018 Kathleen rated it liked it This is the second memoir I ve read depicting the courage and perseverance of a woman fighting late stage Lyme disease The other book was by Yolanda Hadid Scher s journey takes her to India for a stem cell treatment On the whole, this trip is helpful, and Scher reacts positively Nevertheless, something about her blogs describing this Indian experience made me cringe ___not the medical but the cultural aspects.Ultimately, Scher discovers that she has to search within for emotional as well a This is the second memoir I ve read depicting the courage and perseverance of a woman fighting late stage Lyme disease The other book was by Yolanda Hadid Scher s journey takes her to India for a stem cell treatment On the whole, this trip is helpful, and Scher reacts positively Nevertheless, something about her blogs describing this Indian experience made me cringe ___not the medical but the cultural aspects.Ultimately, Scher discovers that she has to search within for emotional as well as physical release flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 22, 2013 Caroline Petro rated it it was amazing review of another edition This was a great book I would recommend this to anyone who is suffering from chronic illness.Inspirational and dead on with the feels that can be brought on by chronic illness flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 07, 2018 Sophia rated it liked it Shelves 2018, personal development, reality based memoir cultural, spiritual, travel I ve never thought of it quite in this way The most useful idea I took from this book was the idea of actually listening to your inner voice telling you what you actually need because health is about than just surviving Its like when she decides to eat the chocolate cake she had spent years trying to stringently avoid anything unhealthy because it might exacerbate her condition but when it came down to it, doing the things you like in moderation is important because life is meant to b I ve never thought of it quite in this way The most useful idea I took from this book was the idea of actually listening to your inner voice telling you what you actually need because health is about than just surviving Its like when she decides to eat the chocolate cake she had spent years trying to stringently avoid anything unhealthy because it might exacerbate her condition but when it came down to it, doing the things you like in moderation is important because life is meant to be enjoyed If she never ate any cake ever, then life was just about survival but it was no longer enjoyable.In this way, you dont have to think about your inner voice as some hippie thing but as what you actually want, need, hope, and feel deep down I formly believe that there s a part of your subconscious that knows what might be best for you, or knows the answer, or knows what you need But I also think that to learn and grow you have to ignore it sometimes.There have been times that my intuition screams at me but when it isnt screaming, I tend to just do what feels better in the moment which isnt always the healthy thing There were so many times that I went to parties and drank way too much and did things that I later was embarrassed by and that turned into great stories eventually And the next day I would feel awful and it wasnt even that much fun in america And I did this because I was afraid of sittting home alone with my own feelings nd thoughts and because I was afraid of missing out But even if I had sat home alone, I would have just found a different way to escape myself I needed to have this experience to learn how to stop escaping myself If I had sat at home and read a book, I wouldnt have gotten to this conclusion nearly as quickly And now when I go out and party, I normally dont drink too much because drinking isnt a way to escape I can genuinely be fully present, which means I have so much fun and make much better connections with people I dont do such stupid things because not eveything is about getting an adrenaline rush, I ve learned to be mindful and enjoy the simple things I m not always thinking about what other people think about me or what I just did because im comfortable enough with myself and I recognize that they arent even paying attention to me And importantly, I know when to say no.In the end, she says that she had to heal in ways she hadnt even known had existed I have found this to be wildly true.I am a generally skeptical person, I like science and I generally dislike zweverig ideology But in the end the author is very holistic in her veiwpoint and doesnt make any big or outlandish claims flag Like see review Aug 11, 2018 Emily rated it liked it I found This is How I Save My Life on an Elizabeth Gilbert read alike list It certainly seems similar in the description and the cover features a blurb from her endorsing the book However, early in the story, Scher wrote that it was not Eat, Pray, Love, a statement with which I agreed.I almost stopped reading it because it wasn t nearly as introspective It was a long list of aches and pains and medications I certainly learned about Lyme disease, but I wanted to know about what Sche I found This is How I Save My Life on an Elizabeth Gilbert read alike list It certainly seems similar in the description and the cover features a blurb from her endorsing the book However, early in the story, Scher wrote that it was not Eat, Pray, Love, a statement with which I agreed.I almost stopped reading it because it wasn t nearly as introspective It was a long list of aches and pains and medications I certainly learned about Lyme disease, but I wanted to know about what Scher learned about herself emotionally and psychologically I really did want to go to India after finishing the book that was what stuck with me the most I wanted to see what Scher was describing After she left India, the rest of the book was almost like an unofficial epilogue She wrapped everything up nicely, but I wanted to know details about those moments especially the happy ones and they were presented mostly as a list.Overall, This is How I Save My Life wasn t as good as I had hoped, but it wasn t bad, either flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Lit with Lizzy Painting a picture 2 5 Sep 06, 2018 04 36AM Librari Fixing a Subtitles 2 14 Mar 21, 2018 02 00AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed She can be found at amybscher and on instagram at amybscher Books by Amy B Scher More Trivia About This is How I Sav No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 91, 94, 72, 25, 12 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help 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        AMY B SCHER is the bestselling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, How to Heal Yourself from Anxiety When No One Else Can, and This Is How I Save My Life As an expert in mind body spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an accidental guru She uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional or physical challenges to heal permanently and complet AMY B SCHER is the bestselling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, How to Heal Yourself from Anxiety When No One Else Can, and This Is How I Save My Life As an expert in mind body spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an accidental guru She uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional or physical challenges to heal permanently and completely Amy has been featured in major publications including CNN, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Cosmopolitan, and the San Francisco Book Review She speaks at conferences, retreats, and book clubs nationwide.Her books have been endorsed by Elizabeth Gilbert, 1 NY Times best selling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic Pam Grout, 1 NY Times best selling author E Squared Bernie Siegel, MD, NY Times best selling author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and author of Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra Amy lives in NYC with her beautiful wife and two bad cats Most importantly, she lives by her self created motto When life kicks your ass, kick back.If you d like Amy to speak at your book club, either in person or by video, feel free to reach out to her via her website or social media.She can be found at amybscher and on instagram at amybscher


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    1. After years of symptoms, of being misdiagnosed, even by the reknown Mayo Clinic, Amy finally gets a diagnosis Stage four Lyme disease, with no known cure, just a slew of drugs that leave her in a pain filled non life Unable to work, her relationship in tatters, she learns of a stem cell treatment in India that has successfully reversed paralysis in spinal injuries Though it has not been used for her disease, she sees it as her last hope, applies and is accepted Accompanied by her parents, sh Aft [...]


    2. Quite good.Q In the past, I would have been self conscious about something like this, but some of my modesty has faded Now I look at my body and I think, I cannot believe it has survived so much This perspective is a beautiful thing I wish I had found it earlier than now c Q The obstacles of this life are plentiful, but so too are the opportunities to find peace I feel this out in the city, but even so in the wild uncertainty of my own unsteady heart c Q With the suitcase on my Quite good.Q In [...]


    3. Great things happen behind the scenes of our lives, often long before they become clear enough to actually see Amy B ScherThere are many quotable statements that are so eloquently made throughout this book by Amy B Scher Scher opens the doors, the windows, the crawl spaces, and the attic for the reader into her life and how she went from a sick young woman, to a woman with conviction and faith Scher brings to us her story of making a choice, and following through with it This is not a w Great th [...]


    4. I related to the stories since I accompanied my husband on a journey to the same clinic in India Amy tells it like it is with humor, love and hope.


    5. Scher traveled to India for bold and controversial stem cell treatments for her advanced Lyme disease after exhausting all options back home in the US of A She had nearly spent a decade trying to find, research and even underwent several treatments, but no avail She took a leap of faith and decided to travel all the way to India for a treatment that could work or not This book is about her life, her battles, her life in India and how she found a way to deal with every hindrance life threw a Sche [...]


    6. The subtitle for this book is A true story of embryonic stem cells, Indian adventures, and ultimate self healing Amy Scher covers all this and so much in this memoir of her search for restoring her health after dealing with Chronic Lyme disease I was fascinated at the well let s just say it the guts that it took for this young woman to take a chance on a treatment that took her all the way to India to procure, and I was equally fascinated to follow her treatements that have been The subtitle fo [...]


    7. I must say that this is not my usual genre of literature, but Thank You for the ARC I personally suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia a chronic illness so reading Amy s story about advanced late stage Lyme disease and her battle to travel across the United States to end up on the other side of the world in India in the hopes that the experimental research stem cell to help her is truly inspirational and pretty accurate on what a person goes through when they feel like there is no hope I must say th [...]


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