A Story of Courage and Triumph in the Face of Recurrent Cancer
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
Apr 07, 2014
Out of print
5.62 x 8.41 x 0.76 in
Figure 1 Publishing
Susan Wener survived cancer not once, but twice. The first time, she followed the traditional route of surgery and chemotherapy. The second time, she went renegade, stepping out into the field of alternative medicine. This book brings to life a journey of more than thirty years, years filled with joy as well as incredible physical, psychological, and spiritual challenges. As an educator and therapist who helps individuals cope with life threatening illness, Wenerbrings a unique perspective to this story. As both a therapist and a patient, she discovers over the course of her many treatments that what is most successful is medical care that is integrated, that take the whole patient into account and not just the disease in isolation. In prose that is both funny and profoundly moving, Wener takes us on her extraordinary journey to wellness and wisdom. She shares her innermost feelings with honesty, insight, and humor. Her candor makes it easy to be touched by her experience,and the life lessons she offers are invaluable. She reminds us that irrespective of circumstance, life is filled with endless possibility, that hope and wishful thinking not only help us keep our heads above water during difficult times but are essential to our sanity, and that what makes us magic is our will and ability to pick ourselves up every time we fall.