They Said Months. I Chose Years! A Mesothelioma Survivor's Story
In October 2001, James O'Connor was diagnosed with mesothelioma, the asbestos caused cancer. His prognosis was less than a year to live. Surgery was not possible because of the position of the tumor and chemotherapy would decrease his quality of life and not significantly improve his length of life. His oncologist suggested that he take his wife on a cruise and start hospice care upon his return. James rejected the idea. Instead he was determined to survive this cancer. Working with other professional clinicians, he formulated a regimen of over 100 supplements a day, changed his diet, practiced mind-body medicine, and relied on his own discipline to see him through the difficult times ahead. More than six years later, James is alive and active. He enjoys his life and continues his holistic regimen every day.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1065388 in Books
- Published on: 2008-09-08
- Binding: Perfect Paperback
- 121 pages
About the Author
In They Said Months, I Chose Years: A Mesothelioma Survivors Story, author and cancer survivor James OConnor explains what he did to survive his diagnosis of mesothelioma and provides much of the science behind his decisions. He cites nearly one hundred medical articles that support the paradigm of using nutrition to help manage a chronic disease like cancer. This inspirational book reminds us that there may be other ways to beat cancer beyond chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. It also prompts us to recall the wisdom of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Over 2,000 years ago this Greek physician said, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
This is a great book from a remarkable man who has persevered in the face of adversity. After being diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2001, James Rhio O'Connor, changed his eating habits and his lifestyle- and has outlived his initial prognosis by 6 years!
This book is helpful and inspirational for all people interested in health, nutrition, and living life to the fullest!
Very informative and to the point. Marvelous insight into cancer.
The author had done considerable research in writing his book. It gives hope to terminally ill patients and a path for healing. A must for anyone dianosed with terminal cancer.
Looking at Mesothelioma outside the Square.
It took great thoughtfulness,courage & thinking outside the square to make the decisions that the Author & Mesothelioma survivior J.R. O'Connor has written about in --They said months. -- I chose years. May he remain well for many years to come. Definitely worth reading for those very recently diagnosed & in the wilderness of shock & disbelief.
There are so many people in Countries all around the world-- who will unfortunately have their health descimated through Asbestos exposure.