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About amybscher

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With a passion for the little things in life, a former 'career' as a pioneering patient, and a sassy spirit with just enough sweetness to get me by, I live by my self-created motto: when life kicks your ass, kick back.amybscher's profile

This Is How I Save My Life: Amy Scher's Healing Journey

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Welcome, and thank you for being interested in the long, adventurous, and sometimes hilarious story of how I save my life. This section is intended to help you get information fast and avoid searching the growing number of posts on this site. I hope you find just what you're looking for! full story

What I Know For Sure: Life After Lyme and Other Chronic Conditions

Posted Fri, 2013/01/04 - 01:56 by amybscher

The India Story, Mind and body, Lyme Disease

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As 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.

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Healing From Chronic Illness: Six Things Not To Do

Posted Fri, 2012/05/11 - 02:20 by amybscher

Mind and body, Lyme Disease

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My 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!

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New Insights From "That Lyme Stem Cell Girl" (and a free book preview too!)

Posted Wed, 2012/03/07 - 01:58 by amybscher

The India Story, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Lyme Disease

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The 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.

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Amy Scher: The Stem Cell Relapse Rumor Put To Rest

Posted Fri, 2011/09/09 - 06:19 by amybscher

The India Story

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In 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.

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Of Stem Cells and Roses.....

Posted Mon, 2010/02/15 - 10:23 by amybscher

The India Story

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People 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.

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(Almost) Two Year Stem Cell Treatment Anniversary: Updated Improvement List

Posted Tue, 2009/11/10 - 08:53 by amybscher

The India Story, Alternative Treatments

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As 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.

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Running Toward Forgiveness – Another Lesson In The Healing Journey

Posted Fri, 2009/10/30 - 17:14 by amybscher

The India Story, Mind and body

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With 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.

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Global Post Article Talks About Lyme Disease and Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy

Posted Sun, 2009/10/11 - 02:20 by amybscher

The India Story, Lyme Disease, Drugs & Treatments

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Global 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.

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My Biggest Post Lyme Disease And Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Milestone Yet

Posted Mon, 2009/09/07 - 07:58 by amybscher

The India Story

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I 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.

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