When I started this blog, my greatest hope was that I could help someone, in some small way, cope with the relentless pain that NDPH brings. My life became an open book in a sense. I’ve shared things that I haven’t been able to speak out loud, yet here they are in print, glaring at me.
As it turned out, I was the one who benefited, in the form of support and friendship with people suffering around the world. And I am humbled, regularly, by the strength and endurance of perfect strangers, I’ll call them veteran NDPHer’s , who have reached out to me after 10, 20, 30 years of suffering alone.
For some time now, I have felt a push to do more. I have discussed the idea of a book here, but have never felt up to the task, until recently.
Writing a book is a full time job, not easily accomplished with a full time headache. I am recovering. And I am back to work. And suddenly, all the pain has a purpose for me.
I would love your help. Here’s how you can help:
- Vote in the polls.
- Ask questions that you want answered in the comments section below.
- Tell me what you would like to see in the book.
- Send me your story via email. Be sure to include how long you have been suffering as well as any encouragement for others on how to get through the day, pain management suggestions and doctor recommendations. Or simply tell me how you feel.
Living with NDPH (the book) is scheduled to be published (in ebook version) in September 2012.