Dear Diagnosis Blogathon

Dear Diagnosis Blogathon – Words to Live By

by julie on November 17, 2013

On Nov. 1, I kicked off the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon – inviting fellow narcolepsy and chronic disease bloggers to write a letter to themselves on their diagnosis day. So far, I’ve collected 47 inspiring, courageous and beautifully-written letters. (Read here.) In launching this blogathon, I had no grand expectations. I am blown away by the results. […]

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Guest post by Jennifer to her son Dylan in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ———— Dear Dylan, Today has been a rough day for you. Your great grandma is being buried today and it’s triggered an emotional state neither one of us understands. We have both been […]

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Guest Post: Dear Angie

by julie on November 13, 2013

Guest post by Angie in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. —————- Dear Angie, Today you are filled with relief since you have known something is wrong for 20 years and but scared because today you have a name for it. You will send your referring Nurse Practitioner, […]

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Guest Post: Dear Robin

by julie on November 9, 2013

Guest post by Robin in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ———— Dear Robin, Ok! Finally an answer for why you have been exhausted for 12 long years! Why you’ve never seen the end of a movie, fall asleep in the voting booth, and can’t seem to get […]

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Guest Post: Dear Katie (A Teenage Narcoleptic)

by julie on November 8, 2013

Guest post by Katie in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ————- Dear Katie, Today you will be diagnosed with a sleeping disorder.  Though you feel it is obvious that you have Narcolepsy, do not get upset that you are diagnosed with having Idiopathic Hypersomnia; trust me, it […]

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Guest Post: Dear Brave Super Sweet Jennifer

by julie on November 8, 2013

Guest post by Jennifer in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here.   ————-   Dear Brave, Super Sweet Jennifer,   Your journey with Narcolepsy includes some super seriously hard issues like, harmful feelings of seclusion, the effects of isolation, crying yourself to sleep, being constantly misunderstood, questioning your […]

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Guest Post: Dear Jennifer

by julie on November 6, 2013

Guest post by Jennifer in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ———- Dear Jennifer, Today you are finally relieved to find out you have had Narcolepsy this whole time.  After visits and visits to the doctor with Mom and them telling you over and over that its just […]

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Guest Post: Dear Katie

by julie on November 4, 2013

Guest post by Katie in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ——– Dear Katie, First of all, that jaw drop of yours was hilarious!  I know you’re conditioned to hear “I don’t know” if the letters “D” and “r” come before a name, but realize where you are […]

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Guest Post: Dear Terrie

by julie on November 1, 2013

Guest post by Terrie in response to the “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read more letters and join us here. ——– Dear Terrie,   You are about to go on a journey that will take you to many lows along the way. Your doctor will soon confirm that you have Narcolepsy. You will experience all the symptoms […]

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Dear Julie

by julie on November 1, 2013

This is my personal response to my “Dear Diagnosis” Blogathon prompt. Read other responses and join us here. ——— Dear Julie, You will be okay. You will be okay. I wish I could reach through time and give you a big hug. I wish I could protect your heart from the pain. It will not go […]

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