This Is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Embryonic Stem Cells, Indian Adventures, and Ultimate Self-Healing

This Is How I Save My Life A True Story of Embryonic Stem Cells Indian Adventures and Ultimate Self Healing Eat Pray Love like memoir Pam Grout CNN TravelWhen Amy Scher a die hard eternal optimist finds her near perfect year old body falling apart she is met with pessimistic diagnoses and failed treat

  • Title: This Is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Embryonic Stem Cells, Indian Adventures, and Ultimate Self-Healing
  • Author: Amy B. Scher
  • ISBN: 9780988498808
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eat Pray Love like memoir Pam Grout, CNN TravelWhen Amy Scher, a die hard eternal optimist finds her near perfect 25 year old body falling apart, she is met with pessimistic diagnoses and failed treatments Stumbling through her party years with Ritz Carlton like hospital stays and specialists looking at her in stupefaction, her optimism remains, but the c Eat Pray Love like memoir Pam Grout, CNN TravelWhen Amy Scher, a die hard eternal optimist finds her near perfect 25 year old body falling apart, she is met with pessimistic diagnoses and failed treatments Stumbling through her party years with Ritz Carlton like hospital stays and specialists looking at her in stupefaction, her optimism remains, but the chance for recovery from late stage Lyme disease dwindles.Admittedly living a life of clich s such as there are signs everywhere, nothing is by chance, and this too shall pass, her life takes a U turn after one serendipitous meeting in Maui She falls into a conversation with a woman who has just returned from India after receiving radical medical treatment Amy s love affair with signs from the Universe is all she needs to propel her research about this treatment and from there, the adventure begins.Free spirited and fiercely driven, she takes a leap of faith and travels to Delhi, India for an experimental embryonic stem cell treatment Unsure if she has been given the equivalent of a never ending ladder in the game of Chutes and Ladders, or is making a medical mistake that will kill her, she dives in, never losing hold of her humor and hope.From the time she steps foot in the magical country of vibrant colors and endless honking horns, she valiantly defends herself against Eastern philosophical bullshit, and those suggesting she can think her way back to health She instead focuses on her place as the first patient with Lyme disease to undergo this treatment and manages to keep her eye on the prize of surviving She quickly discovers though, healing is much than just physical She ll not only need faith in the stem cells, but also a healthy dose of self introspect and lessons in the art of letting go This country where pedestrians risk their lives crossing the street, but cars stop for sacred cows, wraps her in its spirit and becomes her greatest teacher Armed with her self created motto, when life kicks your ass, kick back, she embraces her challenges with gusto and never looks down, reminding herself it s simply, the wrong way Scher s adventures are encountered with a fresh perspective and childlike curiosity Her experiences are both hilarious and heartbreaking from the Ayurvedic treatment where she details listening to the sound of her own thighs slapping together on an oiled wooden table to her Taj Mahal road trip where people are poverty stricken and unclothed, but goats are wearing sweaters and jewels to the agonizing doubt she manages to overthrow as she struggles with a degenerative disease where no standard treatment path is paved Years after Amy s returns from India, she finds her healing journey is far from over With as much courage and grace as she can muster, she heads off in a different direction and discovers a part of herself that she never even knew was missing.Amy s no holds barred attitude will inspire you to see the hidden signs in your own life and challenge your deepest beliefs about healing.This powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination is for anyone who believes in or doubts the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self healing.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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 more 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 [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. I bought this book hoping to gain some insight into dealing more 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 [...]

    7. 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 itd you'll probably read it [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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 more about herself and how her story is really inspiring. For th [...]

    10. 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.

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