Recently I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Nicola Sellars, author, poet, creative writing teacher and breast cancer survivor. Nicola is a remarkable woman and right up there on our WomenWow amazing women list!
Nicola does not only feel that her struggle with and ultimate survival of breast cancer has made her a more fulfilled woman, she has also found the strength to write a book about her incredible journey.
“The doctor had casually warned me that Taxol [drug used to treat several types of cancers] might attack muscles. Well, it certainly had attacked mine. We live on the fifth floor of a building without a lift and my aching leg muscles had really suffered as I tried to hobble down, so I had opted for the alternative bum-sliding method, with hilarious results .”
Colour me in is an exceptionally positive account of a woman’s struggle with breast cancer and is largely biographical. It tells the story of Lori who threatens to lose everything she cares for due to breast cancer; her husband, her children, her friends. During her emotional and physical struggle she realises that there is one person she should have been caring for more: herself. Lori learns to connect with her inner self through the powerful medium of art. Her colourful paintings help her through her darkest, bleakest hours and onto the long road to recovery.
Nicola Sellar’s wonderfully warmly written book offers support and positivity to all those women going through the struggles of breast cancer (in fact, to every woman going through any life-changing crisis!). WomenWow recommends all women to read this uplifting book which affirms how strong we are!
Read my article on Nicola and her 8 things I wish someone had told me about breast cancer.
Colour me in by Nicola Sellers is available from Amazon .
You can read more about Nicola on http://www.nicolasellars.com/