"Her own mortality flashed across her mind - how could this be? Why was this happening all over again? she thought. Her heart raced as she grappled with the words 'there is no cure' echoing through her mind. Time stood still while the world carried on around her. She felt numb. Then turning to her God, she asked: 'Father what are you saying?'
Journey to Wholeness was borne out of my own health challenges when I was diagnosed with cancer three times. Time after time I stood at the same crossroads having to make some life changing decisions. I called these my déjà vu moments. By the healing power of God I was able to rise up and overcome against the odds.
In my book I focus on people and families who are affected by cancer; giving them hope in Jehovah Rapha - the God who heals.
My book is structured into several different journeys called 10 Steps to Turn Setbacks into Setups. The first step to overcome an adverse situation is to explore your options before making a decision.
My NHS background enabled me to make the choice to follow a road that wasn't popular with conventional medicine. I selected to use an integrative approach to my condition. Integrative medicine is healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle.
Having made my own research I was able to make the changes to my health which included diet, exercise and supplementing my diet with supplements and vitamins and undergoing integrative treatment. I received a new lease of life. But it wasn't an easy process.
Since becoming an author, I am more aware of who I am; the Journey to Wholeness has helped me to grow considerably as a person. I disliked being called a cancer survivor. I know who I am in Christ. I have overcome cancer through Jesus dying on the cross for my redemption which includes healing. Written optimistically, I reveal how the setbacks were the springboard I needed to bring me into wellness and wholeness. In the words of CS Lewis Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.