To Be An Example To People

Author Interview
Güngör Buzot Author Interview

I Was Dying…Then I Changed My Mind shares your story about dealing with chronic pain and illness for your entire life and how you learned to heal. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I am not the only person in the world who was diagnosed with an incurable disease by doctors and was addicted to drugs. The majority of adults, children, and even pets in developed countries, today, use at least one drug every day, and they are suffering not only from untreated diseases, but also from the side effects of the medications. I shared my story to be an example to people and give them courage to hold on to life, and tell them that they are neither helpless nor hopeless. While people must find the best treatment for themselves, a holistic approach to healing worked the best for me.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The hardest thing for me to write was the first part of my book, as I cried a lot for that little girl, the young woman, and devoted mother and daughter I was from my past. Since it was not possible for me to clearly remember my sixty-one years of sickly life, in order to write the first part I had to read my old diaries, prescriptions, medical reports, and my appointment notebooks. Thus many painful memories from the past came to life in my eyes. I had forgotten that period because I am not that woman anymore. While I was writing my book, I was a brand-new woman who had just started to live my life fully in 2017.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book? 

I shared the most important ideas I have come up with at a great price: self-love, self-respect, and self-care. The healer is within each of us; there is no need to look for that on the outside.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

I want readers to understand that loving ourselves, being healthy, and being happy does not depend on anyone or anything on the outside. Everything we need lies within us. People will treat us as we treat ourselves.

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What if you woke up one morning and your pain was so great, you begged your children to help you die? In early 2014, that is what I did. I pleaded with my family to help me free myself from my own body. I was tired of being in pain, tired of suffering. I wanted to end my life.

This is the story of how I made the choice between life and death and found the freedom to heal. This is the story of a woman who spent decades in and out of hospitals, trapped by other people’s expectations; this is the story of a woman who believed sacrificing herself for others was the measure of true love. This is the story of how I made myself a prisoner of duty, acquiescence and sickness. But it’s also a story about liberation.

I Was Dying…Then I Changed My Mind is a story about where to go and what to do in order to be free from debilitating pain. For those who have given up on a healthy life or have fallen into the vortex of pills, prescriptions and addiction, my book shows how complete healing and profound liberation are possible when we open ourselves to radical self-love. By documenting my journey from decades of illness and fear, I Was Dying proves we all have the capacity to heal ourselves.

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