National Health Blog Post Month

My Future Book

NHBPM Day 1 Prompt: Titles of my future book. Say you’re writing a book about your life, community, condition, or Health Activism. Come up with 5 working titles and a quick book jacket synopsis.

I find this prompt amusing because I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a book about my diagnosis and life with type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure for a long time now.  While nothing is officially in the works for publication, I can say that my blog has been a great tool for documenting the stages of my journey.  😉

Now, I’ve thought about potential book titles a lot.  I mean, A LOT!  And the very first one that I came up with was Sore Fingers and a Broken Heart: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes & Congestive Heart Failure.  I thought it a good title.  I mean, it certainly covers both of the invisible illnesses with which I live.  It’s not, however, as thrilling as it could be.  Yet, I’m stuck on that theme.  Perhaps different words for the main title could make it better.  Something like… Bleeding Fingers, Broken Hearts – Yeah, that’s a little more like it.  Hey, as we say at work, if it bleeds, it leads.  🙂

OK, so the book has the potential of being titled: Bleeding Fingers, Broken Hearts: My Life with Type 2 Diabetes & Congestive Heart Failure.

And the synopsis for the book jacket?  Well, that could go something like this:

Living with type 2 diabetes or congestive heart failure at any age is hard enough, but imagine being diagnosed with both at age 24.  Follow along as I share the heartache of diagnosis, the struggles of living with multiple invisible illnesses, and the victories I’ve experienced in my fight to live on.  It’s a story of survival.  The story of my new life.  A life being lived to the fullest!

Again, I’m going for short, simple, and to the point.  Don’t want to give away too much.  Just enough to lure readers in.  🙂

So there you have it.  A few details about a book that may or may not see the light of day.  Yes, I know I didn’t follow the prompt to the letter, but that’s OK.  A prompt is merely a tool to get one thinking.  I’ve thought, I’ve composed, and I’ve posted.

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.