Book Reviews - The tyrannical teacher
by Sharukh Vazifdar
Thank You, Cancer!; Author: Megha Bajaj; Published by: Hay House Publishers; Pages: 268; Rs. 295
“Could cancer be that red herring that God sends so you remember Him ...?”
It takes great courage and a larger than life attitude to look upon a dreaded disease and see it as a chance for awakening.
With cancer becoming one of the most common diseases of the times, this book comes as guidance and inspiration, helping us battle and come out victorious over the dreaded condition. When Megha’s mother was afflicted with breast cancer, the family found a way to pull through together, so that all she felt was joy and positivity. She then had the brilliant idea of compiling theirs and other such stories into a book along with other useful information she had collected.
Megha recounts her mother’s experiences, along with eight other ladies who were similarly afflicted. Each one has a different and encouraging view while recovering from the ailment. Each one also acknowledges that it is because they suffered from cancer at some point in their lives, that they have emerged as the strong and radiant persons they are. “Sometimes, you just have to go through a life-threatening experience to value life itself.”
Along with the chicken soup, the book contains valuable tips that could make all the difference. The book includes questions on surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and insights on food, laughter therapy, and walking. She also hits upon the effects of yoga, meditation, reiki and pranic healing. The book provides a comprehensive guide to those suffering from breast cancer, and serves as a beacon of hope to those who might feel lost or overwhelmed.