When Cancer Hits
When Cancer Hits is one of many books on cancer. But it is one of the few that does actually deserve an accolade.
I am surprised that I feel that way, because when I received the book – I was nervous about reading it. When you live cancer and you have chemo, five operations and radiation… you read books and you try and be positive but the books that you read gloss over the bad bits.
Or the alternative is that they blame you for everything you did wrong in your life (you drank too much, you ate too much sugar, you ate too much salt…). Then you get more depressed and never finish them.
But, this didn’t happen with When Cancer Hits.
Aragon writes simply. She says things how they happened and speaks in a compelling and rational manner. Instead of shouting or implying cancer victims should have know things; she cleverly highlights what we didn’t know. Her experience in the make-up field comes across well and she tells you what to avoid and what to use as well as giving some tips and tricks of how to over-come chemo problems.
What struck me as interesting is how she compared her own cancer with that of her fathers and how her dad kept on and on and on until it was just time to let go. The books, oozes positivity and desire to live without over doing it. I felt warmth when I read it.
I admit, I didn’t read every section on chemo survival as it brought back such bad memories for me –but I wish I did have this book when I was going through chemo. It would have helped me immensely. I personally have changed my make-up and deodrant habits after reading this.
If you have a friend, loved-one or wife with cancer – this is a MUST BUY book. If you have just found out you have cancer then make this your chemo bible. Read it daily and use it as a guide when you are feeling low – it would have helped me and it will help you.