Sharing My True Story for the World to Read
About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at that time, I was nowhere near ready to share my story with even acquaintances, and despite my love for writing, the thought of sharing my journey in a book (with the world!) was terrifying. I barely had the courage to confide in friends and family.
But that was seven years ago.
After experiencing the most traumatic three months of my life in early 2020, undergoing three severe relapses, optic neuritis, being hospitalized three separate times, and also being forced to find a new MS specialist, I knew it was time to share my journey. If you have recently been diagnosed with an invisible illness, you are NOT alone.
2020 has been life changing for so many of us, and I hope that releasing my 100% true story can help someone out there who is in a similar situation as me.
Why Publish a Short-Read Memoir?
I wanted to ensure that I not only shared my story about my experience with multiple sclerosis, but also gave some advice for anyone going through an invisible illness, and gave some suggestions on what one can say to anyone diagnosed.
There is so much more to me than just multiple sclerosis, but I suppose that is why this is a short-read. If it was my whole story, that would be a memoir, right? There’s no need to have fillers, or be repetitive. The book is exactly what the title says: “You Don’t Look Sick: My Journey with an Invisibly Illness.”
It’s my journey.
Want to know more about why it is titled “You Don’t Look Sick?” Click HERE for an exclusive excerpt.