Posted Fri, 2013/01/04 - 01:56 by amybscherAs my words finally make it out into the world (in print!), I sit here and reflect on all that I have learned. I wonder how I can capture it all and bottle it, so I never forget. Not even 50 years from now. The suffering I endured from Chronic Lyme disease and all of my other diagnoses, is something that that I'd never give back now. For so much of where my life has landed has came from flying blindly through all of those years.
Posted Fri, 2012/05/11 - 02:20 by amybscherMy Six Things Not To Do When You're Trying To Heal From Chronic Illness comes from my own experience with chronic illness which included both Lyme disease and severe painful periods (endometriosis, fibroids, polyps and more not so fun stuff!). I'm sharing here with you in hopes you will recognize if these are playing a part in your life. And of course, if they are, I hope you will do something about it!
Posted Wed, 2012/03/07 - 01:58 by amybscherThe book about my wonderful and adventurous while-sometimes-too-thrilling healing journey is almost finished now. I am looking forward to sharing more with all of you, my loyal and appreciated cheerleaders — and hope my being a few steps ahead on this journey will help keep you headed toward the light.
Posted Fri, 2011/09/09 - 06:19 by amybscherIn recent days, the India pot has been stirred up a little. I have had several people contact me, concerned that I have relapsed. Apparently, that was the word around what I call 'Lyme-town,' the virtual world where Internet forums and email groups and patient blogs rule. And often, as I've learned in this little loved cyber town, reporting can be inaccurate.
Posted Mon, 2010/02/15 - 10:23 by amybscherPeople ask me all the time how my life has changed since I got my stem cell treatment. I always reply with “it’s just normal and boring now.” Wonderfully normal and boring though it always feels so anticlimactic, like I should have gotten my life back and run with it. I should have moved to Greece, or gone back to school to be a doctor, or something really dramatic like that. But those were not the things I longed for. I wanted the little things back - the ones that when you don't have, are anything but small. To laugh without hurting, and eat without being sick, and walk without falling.
Posted Tue, 2009/11/10 - 08:53 by amybscherAs I sat down to write a new post for this blog, where I finally outline all the information everyone asks me for all in one place, I was inspired to update my improvement list. I fell upon the one I wrote in March 2008 and realized much has changed since then. The first thing people always want to know when they contact me is how I'm doing now...after all this time...today.... So, it seems it's time for a new list.
Posted Fri, 2009/10/30 - 17:14 by amybscherWith chronic illness, it is so easy to become disconnected from the body you live in – when that body causes you to suffer. My mental perspective was almost always strong, with the will to live propelling me into each new day. But my body, housing the terrible illness, became at times, my worst enemy.
Posted Sun, 2009/10/11 - 02:20 by amybscherGlobal Post writer Mridu Khullar nailed an article on Dr. Shroff's stem cell therapy in India, fairly telling the story and accurately covering the delicate issues that surround it. My story as well as my doctor's comments were also included. Thank you Mridu for going beyond what most of the media ever does -- and reaching a place where the story ends up telling itself.
Posted Mon, 2009/09/07 - 07:58 by amybscherI am sitting on the living room floor where I’ve dumped out two boxes I’ve been saving. They have been two of the most important boxes in my life for much too long. They are the “just in case” boxes. They have been lovingly sheltered in the environment of whatever place I’ve been living in at any given time. I always know where they are. They are kept away from moisture and heat. I have made sure they do not get too cold. They are always on a low shelf, just in my reach.