A woman who suffered from one of the most painful conditions known to mankind has released a book after having her life transformed.

Julie Vanner, 45 of Loughton Way, Buckhurst Hill spent three years undiagnosed with a rare and crippling facial condition that would strangle a nerve in her face over one hundred times a day delivering electric shock-like burning pain.

Ms Vanner was eventually diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, which is also known as suicide disease due to reports stating some sufferers would rather take their own lives than live with the intolerable pain, in 2011.

The mother-of-three was left blind for several weeks after opting to have brain surgery to alter the position of the pressure on the nerve, a complicated procedure that saw an implant inserted around the trigeminal nerve in her brain.

Since the operation she has made a complete recovery with no recurrence of the condition.

Ms Vanner said: “It caused me excruciating pain and would put me into a state of shock.

“Since the operation, I have been thoroughly enjoying and appreciating life and correcting all the mistakes I have made over the years, one of them being my failure to pursue a career in writing and poetry.

“Now I am putting my life right.”

The mother-of-three spent the last three years creating teenage and children’s stories and poems which has now led to the publication of her first book, ‘captured: a collection of poetry for those who live, laugh and love’.

The book, which was illustrated by Epping Forest College Student, Renee Murray, is available for purchase on Amazon.

She added: “Never feel shunted into what you can do just because you can do it, always follow what you want to do, I have and I am very happy.”

You can purchase Julie Vanner’s poetry book, here.