An inspirational Nuthall woman who has endured the trauma of breast cancer twice has written a book to raise awareness of the disease, give fellow sufferers hope, and raise money for the hospital where she was treated.
Farmer’s wife Pauline Hatton describes her book ‘It’ll Never Happen to Me’ as her ‘journey through cancerland’.
The book is made up of 21 pages of rhyming couplets and cartoon drawings depicting her journey, and has already raised £400 for the Nottingham City Hospital Breast Cancer Support group.
The 71-year-old, who lives at Redfield House Farm with her supportive husband of 49-years, John, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 following a routine mammogram.
Despite the trauma of knowing she had the disease, Pauline took a positive stance and bravely kept faith.
But just when she thought she had come through the worst, she suffered a terrible setback a year later when doctors discovered another tumour.
In 2010 surgeons removed both breast cancers and following extensive treatment she was given the green light to continue her busy lifestyle.
“The hospital staff have been amazing and along with my family have given me a new lease of life,” she said.
Just when Pauline thought that she was getting back to normality she suffered more health problems and has recently undergone an operation to have a hip replacement.
“It never rains but it pours, but I am a determined person who has a lot to be thankful for.” said Pauline.
As well as being the branch leader of the Three Crosses Mothers Union group, Pauline is a member of the Hucknall Art Society, helps out on her husband’s farm and is currently involved in organising a school class reunion.
Anyone wanting a copy of the book, priced at £3, can contact Pauline on 0115 9384366.