Dear Diagnosis Blogathon

by julie on October 6, 2013

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If you could go back and speak to yourself on your diagnosis day, what would you say?  

“Dear Diagnosis” is a Blogathon inviting all narcolepsy and chronic disease bloggers to write a letter to yourself on your diagnosis day.


An Unnatural Athlete – “Dear Jill”

Norexin – “Dear Meaghan”

Guest Post – “Dear Terrie”

Omg PWNY! – “Dear Julie Ann”

Not Your Average Girl Next Door – “Dear Denna”

The Narcoleptic Ninja – “Dear Patrick”

Billie Sleeps – “Dear Billie”

Coping with Narcolepsy – “Dear Jess”

SlapShot82 – “Dear Chris”

Melody Rae Photography – “Dear Melody”

The Narcolepsy Fight – “Dear Cat”

Just Being – “Dear Corry” – Mom of a PWN

Faded Reality & Lucid Dreams. Living Life upon a Cloud. – “Dear Cara”

Guest Post – “Dear Katie”

Crazy Narcolepsy – “Dear Claire”

Narcolepsy, Naturally – “Dear Hilary”

Narcoplexic – “Dear Sol”

The Real Sleeping Beauty – “Dear Sleepyhead”

Lullabye Lady – “Dear Me”

Apnarcoplexic – “Dear Lawrence”

Mended Wings – “Dear Penelope”

Making Narcolepsy Look Good – “Dear Sarah”

Spinning Through Dreams – “Dear Carrie”

Narcolepsy Mum – “Dear Natalie”

JessiMomma – “Dear Jessica”

Heather Dreams – “Dear Heather”

Guest Post – “Dear Jennifer”

Let’s Feel Better – “Dear Ilana”

Narcolepsy: My New Normal – “Dear Chloe”

Of Dancing and Dreaming – “Dear Alanna”

The Misadventures of a Sleeping Beauty – “Dear Samantha”

DSPS, a sleep disorder – “Dear Me”

My Fibro Experience – “Dear Eelia”

Small Steps with Narcolepsy – “Dear Amanda”

Life with Narcolepsy (Living it!) – “Dear Erica”

Guest Post – “Dear Brave, Super Sweet Jennifer”

The Narcolepsy Fight – “Dear Mike”

Dreamiest Girl Ever – “Dear Dreamiest Girl Ever”

Guest Post – “Dear Katie” (Teenage Narcoleptic)

Unstrange Mind – “Dear Sparrow”

Narcolepsy? Really? Nah! – “Dear Georgia”

Guest Post – “Dear Robin”

Miss Dreamy Jess – “Dear Jessie”

Guest Post – “Dear Angie”

Guest Post – “Dear Dylan”

Gluten Free for Narcolepsy – “Dear Marion”

Hikikomori – “Dear Lacho”

Mama in the Now – “Dear Tove”

Dear Blanca

The Bell That Blooms – Dear Kelly

Dear Donna

REM Runner – “Dear Julie”


Join us! The rules are simple: Publish a post in response to this prompt on your blog/tumblr between November 1 – 7, 2013 and email me the link at I will share the links on this page. 

Example letter start:

Dear Julie,
I know it’s a hard day, but I wanted to tell you that…


Twitter: #DearDiagnosis @REMRunner 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

The Dreamer October 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Hmmm, that’s a tough one…. would I be positive about the event, or negative about how things have been since….


julie October 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

It is a tough exercise, but hopefully worthwhile! You can be positive or negative – whatever feels right. Thank you, Dreamer. 🙂


Christopher Ingram October 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Looking forward to reading the letters once they start publishing, as well as writing my own as well.

On a side note – I’m very much enjoying your memoir Julie. It’s quite something to be able to experience another person’s perspective throughout the entire diagnosis process.


julie November 4, 2013 at 3:56 am

Thank you so much for participating in the Blogathon, Chris! I’m so glad you are enjoying my book – thanks for reading it!


Terrie November 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Thank you again Julie for such a great web-site and hosting the Blogathon. It has been truly inspirational for me to write my letter as well as reading the many others that have posted here the last week. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into raising awareness for us all. I haven’t read your book as of yet, but do plan on doing so. Keep up the great work you have started.


julie November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Thank you, Terrie! I have enjoyed this blogathon so much too. I’m so thankful for your support of my efforts. I’m so beyond honored to be a part of this community. Thank you for trusting me and being part of your journey!


Nicole December 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

This has been on my “to do” list for several weeks now. Even though the deadline has come and gone I still thought this was a worthwhile exercise for me to undertake. I graduate from University tomorrow and it has been a tough week for me so this was the perfect time for a reflection of this nature. Thank you for the prompt. x


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