River of Hope: My Journey with Kathy in Search of Healing from Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Planert Creek Press, 2008 - Alternative medicine - 214 pages
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This true story chronicles the frustrations and joys of Kathy Tank as she fought to beat Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), which she referred to as "this monster within me." Told from the perspective of her husband, River of Hope reveals how the medical establishment failed Kathy at nearly every step of the way, and how she discovered a sense of hope, and met some wonderful, caring people, when she stepped outside of the established medical system. This story of Kathy's determination to beat a disease the "experts" told her was unbeatable, is both inspiring and tragic, hopeful and heartbreaking. River of Hope is a rare and intimate look into a mysterious disease that, unfortunately, is no longer quite so rare and may not be as mysterious as we thought. It is an excellent book for anyone who cares about his or her health.
 

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Contents

Why I am telling this story
1
Tuesday Nov 6 2007
9
A Picture of Health
15
A Cold Drink of Water is Heavenly
21
Save Water Shower With a Friend
27
Bedtime Let the Torture Begin
35
Jasmine Tea Watermelon
45
Im Going to Beat This Monster Within Me
49
How it All Began
113
expert ekspert n synonym for hopeless
123
The Feeding Tube Fiasco
135
An Alternative to What?
147
Put Your Hands Behind Your Back
151
Garden Tending 101
157
Berry Picking in Bayfield
165
Fourteen Times and Counting
171

The First Glimmer of Hope
59
Would You Like to Go to Texas?
67
Thank God for People Who Step Out of Their Boxes
71
Getting There is Half the Fun
77
Marble Falls Texas
81
Face to Face with Doc Huggins
89
Let the Healing Begin
95
The Supreme Sacrifice
101
Back to the Big Leagues
105
Friday Nov 9 2007
175
Saturday Nov 10 2007
181
Sunday Nov 112007
185
Monday Nov 12 2007
195
Tuesday Nov 13 2007
201
Kathy You Did It
205
The River of Hope
211
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