The inspiring story of one mans relationship with his cancer and how it healed him...
You have cancer. These simple words come as a terrible shock. Life, as you know it, changes in an instant and nothing is the same again. Panic and fear overwhelm you as you desperately pin your hopes on doctors and on medical treatment.
But this is only part of the story. While your doctors work towards healing your body, you must heal your inner self, just as Vijay Bhat did to beat his cancer. When he focused on himself, Vijay realized that his cancer originated within and only then manifested as a tumour in his body.
The authors believe that healing requires a person-centric approach, where the focus is the whole person and all the aspects of his inner and outer life, rather than an organ-centric one, where the focus is merely the disease or affected organ. According to them, cancer is the result of your physical lifestyle along with your mental, emotional and spiritual processes and the stressors associated with these processes. For instance, negative thoughts and attitudes are mental stressors while negative emotions such as anger and guilt are emotional stressors. Healing these aspects of yourself is essential for physical healing. The authors guide you through your process of self-discovery, showing you how to find your stressors and teaching you how to recover from them.
The book also gives useful information on the biological aspects of cancer and its causes; dietary and nutritional needs of cancer patients; how to maintain optimum immunity; how to confront loss and death; and the role of the caregiver.
Nilima Bhat, Vijay Bhat
Ratings and Reviews
6 Ratings &
My Cancer is Me: The Journey from Illness to Wholeness
This book, a personal journey with the diagnosis of cncer is an excellent book. Authirs are frank in the journey oif life and focus on coping through different stages of the treatment and pist-treatment period. There is greater focus on alternative therapies and spiritual dimensions. I found it very helpful in my personal life. The reference to available sources of help and websitrews is an added value of the book.
This is not just a book for people with cancer, it is truly for anyone who has ever been touched by illness. I was initially drawn to it because of my interest in holistic health and my deep belief in the connection between our physical health and our thoughts, attitude and emotions but found that it it spoke about much more than that. Perhaps my biggest takeaway was that my attitude towards death and dying shifted a great deal. Thanks Vijay and Nilima for sharing your journey with the world.