"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....
|Title||:||This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything|
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This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything Reviews
Thank you to GoodReads, the author Amy B. Scher, and @Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster for this Advanced Readers Copy to review.
Over the years, several people have told me I should write about my journey with Lyme disease and chronic illness. Now I don't need to, Amy Scher has told a story that mirrors mine, except I'm hoping to try stem cell therapy in the next year or two; it's something I've been researching since I was first disabled in 2009. Almost ten years later, I'm almost re ...more
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 ...more
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 it...and you'll probably rea ...more
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
In the past, I would have been more 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)
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 more so in the wild uncertainty of my own unsteady heart. (c)
With the suitcase on my ...more
This memoir was very interesting since I love books about India and learning about peoples lives and experiences. I am in awe of people like Amy and am always humbled by those who have much bigger problems than I could even imagine. I am definitely going to look up her blog and other book!
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 ...more
I won this book from Goodreads 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 ...more