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Jan 09, 2015 3:17 PM

I have been attempting to write fiction for a while now and my mom always said I should write about my experience with my life in pain I always thought it was a dumb idea but what do you all think would you read about over 20 of a guy's struggle with pain just dealing with being sick I've been near death 4 times so what do y'all think am I wrong would this be worth writing

Jan 09, 2015 4:05 PM

I believe we're all here for a purpose, and yours may be to educate & inspire others who suffer from chronic pain. I can't tell you how many books I've purchased on fibromyalgia, MTHFR genetic defects, FODMAP & Paleo diet books for IBS & food allergies. And those are just a few of my health issues I'm dealing with. I'd suggested making the title or subtitle descriptive enough so people can relate when researching for books. Go for it! You never know whose life you might change.

Jan 10, 2015 4:51 PM

I agree I am always reading self help books trying to figure this disease out.

Jan 11, 2015 4:26 PM

If you were thinking more of writing fiction I would strongly encourage you to do so. Having fiction that accurately depicts a condition helps others to feel less alone and helps educate those around them in a less preachy way.
Recently I read the "Migraine Maffia" by Miai Sepp. Although the main character had migraines and I have fibromyalgia I identified with her and felt more hopeful at the end.

Jan 11, 2015 6:17 PM

I dont think its a dumb idea at all! Go for it!!

Jan 11, 2015 8:22 PM

I think it's a great idea! I've always wanted to write an autobiography and share my story!..I want people to know my story and others suffering with the same condition to be inspired and not to give up even though they so easily could.
Seriously,go for it.

Jan 11, 2015 8:27 PM

Do it! I am thinking about how I can maybe sell some of my art and do less counseling which is real draining most of the time. I also am always reading and learning new things bout pain. Having that shine through in. Fiction book would be nice.

Jan 12, 2015 10:30 AM

@ Harris @ jesswoo76 when you do write the book let me know I would buy one form you just leave me a message at edwardrmartin@ me.com

Jan 12, 2015 6:01 PM

My remark may not be a popular remark. But I guess I would have to say if you feel your life has been inspirational to others around you. That this test that you've been enduring and the way you've been enduring it can inspire others then I say go for it.

I also think that the most important thing is does telling your story make you sad, depressed, make you think about things that bring you down. Or do you feel like you're able to give the others. That this would make you feel good about yourself. If on the other hand, fiction when I open your imagination and bring you to a place that would take you out of your current situation and into a world of imagination that you create, that you can enjoy your design, then I can see that this would be the way to go.

In the end, we have to do what makes us happy. Because being positive and happy is going to have a bearing on our pain levels. And that really matters. Happiness can be found in either one of those ventures. You have to decide which one will benefit you the most. But in the end, a book about yourself could work if that is what makes you happy is the giving to others the story of your pain and how you cope.

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