THE book that Crosshill woman Marguerite Henderson wrote about her fight against Sepsis is truly an inspirational story.

But Marguerite also has underlined how important it is for people to never be scared to go to her GP or A&E if they feel unwell, because that could save their life.

Marguerite admits that she should have acted sooner and gone to the doctor when she started to feel poorly, but she simply did not think the paper cut she had suffered a few days before had caused the start of the most poisonous and deadly of conditions.

Had she not been persuaded by her daughter and son-in-law to go to the Victoria Hospital that night in 2018 she would not be around today.

Sepsis is simply a killer disease that can extinguish life in a matter of a few short days so Marguerite’s message is something that everyone should take on board.

The thing is that it can be such a small thing as a paper cut that can lead to such a devastating situation which in Marguerite’s case saw her lose her legs and her left arm.

In her book she made it totally plain that without the inspiration and support of the community she would have found it very difficult to focus on being able to come to terms with a completely different life after losing her limbs.

She underlined that the messages of support and encouragement at a time of desperation made her believe that there was every reason to focus on a new future.

That, and the fantastic support from her family, has been what has seen her be able to overcome the handicaps Sepsis left her with and looking forward to having prosthetic legs and a prosthetic arm to help her get normality back into her life.

Marguerite is so grateful to the people of Benarty, and the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area in general, for their support and that comes over strongly in the book. She is now heading towards the next stage of her recovery and in a very positive frame of mind.