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The immune spirit : a story of love, loss and healing

by Jordan, Susan Ryan, 1939-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction RC280.B8 J667 2001
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  RC280.B8 J667 2001

On the brink of her fortieth birthday, Susan Ryan Jordan heard the dreadedwords "You have breast cancer." In shock over what she thought was a certaindeath sentence, Jordan began to read a book her doctor, the now famous BernieSiegel, gave to her, which challenged cancer patients to heal themselves. Immersed in this hopeful message Jordantook stock of her life.

While shocking, Jordan's cancer diagnosis was somehow strangely expected.She had become ensnared in the trap of "fitting in," obeying the dictates ofher religion, her family and the social strictures of her town. A painfuldivorce and temporary leave of her four children for financial reasons only fueled her guilt and overwhelming sense of loss. Despair andself-deprecation had left her open to this life-threatening illness.

Jordan's beautifully written and very poignant personal account reveals howchanging negative feelings to hope and confidence can, indeed, reverse thecourse of a disease-even cancer. She also reveals how the still unresolved andpainful split with her daughter, actress Meg Ryan, was caused by her newfoundself-confidence and strength, and writes that the journey to health sometimesinvolves loss, but always leads to understanding and serenity.

This is a book of hope-an affirmation that true healing and peace is withineveryone's each.

Additional Information
Subjects Jordan, Susan Ryan, -- 1939- -- Health.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Deerfield Beach, Fla. :Health Communications,2001
Language English
Description xiv, 330 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 1558749241 (tradepaper)
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