NHBPM – Titles Of My Future Book

(Image via WEGO Health)

I did it! I signed up with WEGO Health and am doing their National Health Blog Post Month (NHBPM).  Other than WordPress’s postaweek challenge this year, I have not done anything like this. Especially something where you have to post each day. But, there’s no time like the present, is there?

What is NHBPM? This is from WEGO Health blog:

As you may know, November is National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo. It’s a month dedicated to the art of blogging, taking it to a new, challenging level by pushing all participants to blog every single day of the month. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

In light of NaBloPoMo (and the success of our own awesome HAWMC event this part April) we are doing our own Health Blogger NaBloPoMo – a full month of health blogging! And we’ve got a bunch of great prompts catered specifically to online health leaders, bloggers, and anyone who wants to try their hand at blogging about health.

With this first post of November, the prompt is Titles of my future book. We have become such prolific writers after writing all those posts that we are now writing a book. We have to come up with 5 working titles and a quick book jacket synopsis. Because health is the “H” of NHBPM and having an invisible chronic illness has been so life changing for me, the titles are related to my health issues.

Living in Limbo – Living With an Invisible Chronic Illness

Join our off-balance author as she learns what it’s like to live with a diagnosis of an unspecified inner ear disorder. She is unable to work but, because the doctors don’t know specifically what the problems is, there is little in the way of help from the medical community.

What Do You Mean “Try and Find a Quality of Life”?

There are so many quaint terms and phrases that some of your favourite (and not so favourite) medical, legal and insurance people use when they are talking about YOU! Your off-balance author will walk you through the mine field of jargon that is now a part of you life.

Why Is Finding A Cure Taking So Long?

Your off-balance author talks to different health care professionals about some of the research that is and isn’t being done and some reasons why many chronic illnesses have no cure.

Thanks For Making an Assumption (YOU ASS!) But No, I’m Not Drunk! – And Why It’s Too Bad You Can’t Blame The Dizziness On Being Tipsy

Yes, having an invisible chronic illness sucks! Yes, people are nosy. Yes, people make assumptions. No, some of them haven’t learned that assuming makes asses of them! And, bless them, they keep on assuming. Which means that they help provide some of the humour in your day-to-day life. (Yes, there’s still some there.) Join our off-balance author as she weaves and bobs while trying to explain just how much more fun this inner ear disorder-thingy would be if it could be blamed on being tipsy. Cheers!

Do You Know Someone With An Invisible Chronic Illness?

Of course you do, writes the off-balance author. You may even be one of them. Join her as she talks about some invisible chronic illness statistics. Two that are discussed in the book: Did you know that almost 50 percent of Americans have a chronic condition? Or that 96 percent of them live with an invisible chronic illness? And that many of them look healthy and normal? Now that daily performance deserves an Academy Award!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

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6 comments

  1. Great book titles!
    I’ve joined the challenge, but don’t know how many of the prompts I will follow.
    Will of course write about health issues, but I sometimes get stuck with prompts, I know they are supposed to do the opposite, but not for me.

    I love the synopsis of the books.
    you are so right, and witty.

    Good luck with the challenge!
    wendy

  2. Thanks. It will be interesting to do something each day (minus two free days if I need it) even if it’s not what the prompt is about.

    I’m the opposite with prompts, I like having them. I’m going to try to keep a few posts done and ready to go because, as you know, there are days where you don’t feel good enough to think, let alone type. And I want to have something for each day.

    It will be fun

  3. I would read all of these books. The Living in Limbo book feels like something that I could write too. With no firm diagnosis, you have no idea about the course of the disease, your prognosis, etc. Hard to plan (or live) a life that way.

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