The book follows the journey of my life through approximately a ten-year period during which time I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It contains highs and lows and hopefully will shine a positive light on this disease that will encourage other women.Although any cancer diagnosis is devastating not only to a patient but also to their family, a positive outlook, a grateful heart and a belief that life can only get better is vital to recovery.
There will be readers who understand the attitude that overtook me at the time; my marriage breakdown will resonate with others - just as our reconciliation will also be close to the hearts of some people.I also draw on some hilarious moments, because it wasn't all bad, my cancer attacked me when I was most in need of a break from life.
Disastrous, worrying, life threatening and emotionally draining, the story will touch on some very personal, sad moments but also the victorious end when I refuse to even acknowledge that I had cancer.
Yes, it was real, but it deserves no place in my life any more and certainly no capital 'c'.A cathartic book for me and hopefully an encouragement to others who may be going through a similar situation to mine, this book is an honest account of how I drove myself to get well again. Ten years on, my life is so different that I hardly recognise the person in the story.
But it was me and it is my story. Born with a positive attitude, Elizabeth is often found encouraging others to achieve their potential, try new things and improve their lives.
This particular book has been in her 'waiting room' for ten years as some of the memories have been too painful to revisit, but as she hears of more and more women diagnosed with breast cancer (including her sister and next door neighbour) she wanted to write for them in the hope of encouraging and helping them through their journey.
This is Elizabeth's second book, the first being 'The Blanket Book', a look at how therapeutic knitting can help people through the traumas of life.