The Sick Girls' Guide* is a new ebook series from chronic illness blogger, Natasha Lipman.
An honest, warm and (so Natasha would like to think) hilarious journey through the ups and downs of trying to figure out how to live your life as well as possible with chronic illness.
What people are saying:
"Natasha does something quite rare: she shows us that we can survive - and even thrive - with chronic illness, and she does so with a firm grip on reality." - Colin Gorrie of Not That Kind of Dr.
"Absolutely blinking brilliant! Fabulous resource; well executed and lovely tone so far! Well done." - @recovering_life on Twitter
I get a lot of emails from people from all around the world who tell me their stories and ask me for advice about finding ways to try and live well with chronic, invisible illness. I mean, it's hard, right?
Diagnosis, medication, diet, support system, working and relationships - it's almost impossible for me to find a single thing that my health doesn't impact on. And what makes it harder is that we're all so different that figuring out what works for us can make us feel isolated and frustrated.
I've been thinking of writing a series for a while which shares my experience as well as tips and tricks for how to live your life as well as possible with chronic illness.
And I finally sat down (well, lay down comfily at an angle in my robot bed) and wrote the first in the my new series: The Sick Girls' Guide.
This is not a traditional self-help series. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. It’s an honest account of my personal struggle with navigating the waters of chronic illness, while sharing the lessons I have learned along the way.
My goal is to help people realise that they are not alone, that what they’re feeling is ok, and that there are ways to take back some control of their lives...a little bit at a time.
In this ebook, we will be looking at the process of diagnosis: how to go about getting one, where to go for support, how to fight for your rights as a patient and ways to understand and cope immediately afterwards.
My upcoming ebooks will cover pretty much everything that comes afterwards (finding your support system, cooking, pacing (blah), working and much more), as well as expanding on some of the ideas and concepts first mentioned here.
I really hope you find the information in the book useful. Your feedback is always appreciated, and you can get in touch with me at email@example.com. Please note I do get a lot of emails, and so it may take me some time to get back to you.
The minimum price is in the box above, but if you'd like to support my work and advocacy for people with invisible illness, please feel free to donate more. It will be greatly appreciated.
*Totally appropriate for guys too