UNTIL she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sue Wheeler had never kept a diary in her life.
But when she was told she had the disease, she decided it was time to put pen to paper and keep a record of her experiences.
Three-years on and she has published her diary, hoping it will help other women who are fighting their own cancer battle.
“I hope that it will help people who are going through treatment now,” she explained.
“I started the diary in 2007, but back-dated it to look at my life before the diagnosis and continued until New Year’s Day 2008 - when I was told it was going to be okay.”
The book follows the twelve-months of treatment at the Spire Parkway Hospital, in Damson Lane.
Sue, who went on to join Breast Friends Solihull, said that she had some nice comments from fellow-members.
“Going through cancer was a life-changing experience. Now I have stronger relationships with my family, I try to look after myself more and not get stressed about things,” she added.
Next Wednesday, Sue, who lives Coleshill, will be signing copies of the book at a Breast Friends meeting, taking place at the SIMTR Centre.
Although she hasn’t continued with a diary, she said that her next aim was to give talks to local groups about battling the disease.
Copies of Do I Look Like I Have Breast Cancer are available from Sue’s website - http://suewheelerauthor.co.uk/.