Diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2009 with a maximum six-year life expectancy, the author chronicles her journey through traditional and alternative treatments to complete remission. Without rejecting traditional treatment (i.e., chemo or radio therapies), she refused to be an object to be treated by others. Though initially terrified, she was able to move on, insisting on knowing what was going on and why. This required research, adventure (trips to other countries), sadness, humour, serenity, and some very surprising “alternatives.” These include self-hypnosis, determining the emotional causes of my lymphoma, working with a medium, and the essential need for laughter and hope.
Her roadmap could be described as interactive, since newly-diagnosed cancer patients overwhelmed by their situation can adapt her approach to their lives.
About the authors
Susan Paton is a cancer survivor with a moving and valuable story to tell. She holds degrees from Bishop’s University in Quebec and Université Aix-Marseilles in France and an Executive MBA from Smith College in Massachusetts. Her 30-year career in business has included HR training and consulting, organization development, and career transition coaching and seminars. She lives in Montreal and spends her summers on the shores of Lake Superior at Silver Islet, Ontario.
“A woman like so many others who learns she has cancer but who refuses to let gloomy predictions cripple her. She wants to believe she’ll be healed. She wants to broaden her horizons. She’s ready to challenge herself. Hers is the journey of a heroine. A heroine who overcomes her fears, doubts and suffering, but who ends up winning. A book of hope for those who think they’re doomed.” — Claudia Rainville, founder of the Meta Health Approach and author of 9 books in French, Italian and German.