In this amazing story, not only does the author tell her readers of her very personal fight against breast cancer, but also the effects of the cocktail of chemotherapy drugs she was prescribed to cure it.
When ill, we are vulnerable, we trust those who are treating us, and Shirley was no different. However, when these people let us down not many people a brave enough to stand up against them like Shirley Ledlie. Her treatment left her with permanent hair loss, something which may have been avoided if the powers that be had done their research more thoroughly.
This story is hear rending at times, inspiring and honest, as she bravely chronicles her battle with French bureaucracy and a French drug company.
This is an amazing story, which I read in one sitting.
I applaud the author for writing it.
About the Author: Shirley Ledlie was born in 1958, in Nottingham, England. She is a mum of two and wife to John. Her first success in writing, was at the age of 10 after winning first prize for her entry about the delicious subject of the cocoa-bean. She still loves chocolate…
Shirley wrote a weekly column for the ‘Bella’ magazine in the UK. This continued for a year, during which time she built up a large fan base.
Naked in the Wind is her first book, a memoir she felt compelled to write after experiencing a little known adverse side-effect from her chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. This is not a ‘cancer story’ as such but how she battles with doctors and takes on ‘big Pharma’ in her fight to discover the truth.
Her second book, is a short, light hearted travelogue titled The Unexpected Pilgrim – four days in Israel. She had a surprise offer to visit Israel and quickly fell in love with this captivating land.
Shirley is currently working on her first novel and writing a fortnightly article for an online lifestyle magazine.
About the Book: A seven year journey that starts AFTER the cancer treatment ends. There are no needles, biopsies or anti-sickness drugs.
This memoir is about the lies, betrayal and the dirty little secret she had unwillingly become part of. Not just her but hundreds of women all over the world – and it still goes on today. Whistle blowers, irrational behaviour and some madness- it is all here. Humorous and inspiring, in parts, and desperate in others.
Available from Amazon in Paperback http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naked-Wind-Chemo-Hairloss-Deceit/dp/1500136549/ref=tmm_pap_title_0