On April 27, 2015, I knew I needed to go to the emergency room of my local hospital. I understood that something was wrong with me, but I didn’t understand what. Little did I know I would have to confront an unexpected, major physical illness. Would I have the “serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference?” (Serenity Prayer).
My memoir traces my three-year journey facing a sudden traumatic illness that took a toll on me both physically and mentally and led me to explore many avenues in my search for renewed health. I hope this book helps others coping with a life-threatening event, whatever that may be, in their quest for healing.