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I Dreamt of Sausage Paperback – December 30, 2009

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Proceeds from the sale of this book go to support the Polly Hill Arboretum. Corinna now works in the world of food.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Corinna Borden Hill Parker (December 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578033127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578033129
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,798,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book documents the author's experiences as she is diagnosed with and then treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Throughout the book, we read exactly what the author is thinking... she share's her inner voice (you know... the one that says things you aren't always proud of) her fears, her resentments, her triumphs. Some of this is raw, painful, and about as intimately personal as you can get. Because of this, I was completely riveted, and I was able to identify with the author.

Corinna Borden's journey covers not just a struggle with cancer, but also an examination of where Western and Eastern medicines work best and a look at how hard it can be to take a path that is not supported by friends and family.

This is an excellent book... I don't know where Mrs. Borden goes from here, but if she writes any more books, they'll be at the top of my reading list.
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The cover isn't the only part of this book that will make you laugh. Corinna Borden is a delight. A great read not just for those with illness, but for those of us who recognize that we are all terminal and who choose to live.
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I was given this book to review by the author's publisher. As a Hodgkins Disease patient long in remission, Ms.Borden's harrowing journey through treatment touched more than a single chord in me. I cheered each time she made a silent rejoinder to an indifferent or hard-boiled healthcare worker who failed to recognize her as a human being, one who happened to have an illness. I must say, that was my experience during treatment over a ten year period more than twenty years ago. I never once had any healthcare provider ask me how I, personally, was managing! This might well have been a driving force for Ms.Borden as she sought spiritual counseling and made holistic choices as an addendum to chemotherapy and radiation. After all, what else might the traditionalists be missing if they missed the simple fact that she was a human being with feelings? She chose an alternative treatment clinic in Tijuana rather than to go for bone marrow transplant initially. Why so, if Hodgkins is the 'day at the beach' of cancers? (It isn't so easily curable, contrary to its reputation. I had it three times.)She doesn't give us any reason for this. Her prognosis is that she is a Stage IV. That is the most serious stage of cancer. While it seems BMT (bone marrow transplant) would be ideal to halt the tumor, something, and she doesn't share this with her readers, made her try alternative medicine first. When it didn't work, she submitted to BMT.

Along the way, she engages healthy diet, fasting, energy release and spiritual examination and growth as a means to health. She deals endlessly with her intense desire to be a mother, and she and her doctor husband have a fertility doc freeze some embryos for the future.
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I have to be honest, I bought this book thinking that it would be a great resource in convincing others the miracle of alternative medicine. It instead turned out otherwise...

BUT it still is a great book and you get the insights of a person who is dealing with the one of the worst illnesses any of us could imagine yet so many of us eventually have to deal with. We get to see her thoughts as they happen and they are often inner arguments that many of us have.

Interesting, Quick read that keeps you entertained through out. I only wished there was an ending, which I know is quite impossible being that it is an autobiography and well the ending is still playing out.
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This book is outstanding. Very few people are able to translate major life events into such authentic prose without being self-agrandizing or seeming self-absorbed. Corinna succeeds because she reaches out to the reader and makes her very private journey seem relatable, and almost universal. Corinna's humble voice was refreshing to read.
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Kudos to Ms. Borden for her strength and courage, and her ability to tell her story with such humor and grace. I was intensely moved by this book, and found myself unable to put it down once I started reading it.
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I was blown away by Corinna's "I Dreamt of Sausage." It is a page turner. This is a powerful and beautifully written narrative of her journey through traditional and alternative therapies for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Ultimately she takes you to places you may not have thought to go: where the power of thinking positively and thinking differently re-shape your approach to life, medicine and marriage. Kudos on a remarkable first book.
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At times painfully honest portrayal of the agony of illness -- physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual -- as well as a clear exploration into the courage and strength it takes to recover.
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