I am super excited. This past week has been super stressful and super busy trying to get my symptom tracker book published and hosted on a landing page for sale. I am not a big techie person and I’ve had to overcome A LOT of technical stuff to make this work.
Since I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 22 I’ve been on a mission to improve what people find online. See, I was given no information about what this condition actually was when I was diagnosed, and therefore, I got overwhelmed by negative stories online and got very depressed. I was so confused about symptoms and how to know if I was having a relapse that I got obsessed with noting down every single thing.
What I missed out, however, were the triggers that were making my symptoms worse. Foods I ate, stress, menstrual cycle and hydration all contributed.
My notebook full of scribbles never got read through because doctors don’t have time for that and I soon got more frustrated writing out all those paragraphs when it didn’t help me figure out the answers.
7 years into my diagnosis I set out to create a book that could do it all. Could help me track symptoms, spot my triggers and then present the information in a really easy-to-view way for my doctor.
I got a rough copy together to send out to my tribe of warriors to see what they thought, as well as the doctors I’d been speaking to on my podcast. I sent it to my MS nurse too! All the feedback came back really positive so I thought, ‘let’s do this. Let’s get this out to more people to help them get the best possible treatment they can and be in control of their symptoms.
I didn’t know if I was doing the right thing making this book. I didn’t know if it was what people wanted and with that said, I thought, ‘do you know what? If this symptom tracker book I’m making can help just one person diagnosed at 22 like me – then my job is complete’. So I set out on a mission to recreate it.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the book.
Did your doctors give you a book of some kind to track your symptoms in? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,