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Living Well With POTS (ebook)

I am currently writing an ebook on how to live well with POTS which will include lifestyle tips on how to manage your POTS symptoms around your everyday life. This book will be ‘magazine style’ with segments on mobility aids, dating and studying with POTS in addition to three personal stories from real people who live with POTS. As POTS symptoms vary from person to person, I am seeking contributions from others who live with POTS to make this book a useful resource to everyone on the POTS symptom spectrum.

I am currently looking for short testimonials (300 words max) about:

1) Mobility aids for POTS
If you use a mobility aid (wheelchair/ walker/walking stick etc) I would like to hear about how that mobility aid helps with your particular POTS symptoms.

2) Socialising and dating with POTS.
If you have any useful tips on how to socialise and date without aggravating your POTS, then I would love to hear them.

I am also seeking longer contributions (1,000 words) from people who would like to share their whole POTS story from initial onset to the present day. These longer pieces would include how you found out you had POTS, how you manage your POTS symptoms around your everyday life and how you are currently living well with POTS.

Those who contribute will receive a free copy of the book and a thank you gift. You will also get to link your blog/ socials to the piece that you submit.

Please email me (Katherine) at thereluctantspoonie@gmail.com if you are interested in taking part by 31/12/19.

Spoonie Student

Are you a student or did you complete your studies with a chronic illness/ disability? I want to hear from you! I’m currently looking for new voices for my ‘Spoonie Student’ segment. The best part? If you submit before 30th June 2020, you will be entered into my giveaway. Scroll down for more information about how to contribute and why sharing your story is important.

Giveaway items- Dear Chronic Illness by Pippa Stacey, A5 notebook and sticky note set

Personal stories and advice for those juggling their studies and chronic illness is lacking. When I returned to University last year after a long break, I struggled to find others who had done the same. I’ve had two very different experiences whilst studying with a chronic illness. I would love to share your story on my blog to help those in a similar situation. Together we can live (and study) better with chronic illness.“- Katherine

There are 3 ways to contribute:

  1. Fill out this general Q&A Google form. The are 3 required long answer questions 1) How has your school/ university help you with your studies? 2) What are your top study tips for those with your illness/ disability? 3) What advice do you have for your younger self? There are also 2 optional questions 1) Is there anything that would have improved your learning experience? 2) What are your future plans?
  2. Send me an article on one of these topics: 1) Living in dorms 2) Applying for disability support 3) Socialising/ making new friends to thereluctantspoonie@gmail.com
  3. Pitch a topic of your own choosing. Email me (Katherine) at thereluctantspoonie@gmail.com

Giveaway items

  1. Dear Chronic Illness by Pippa Stacey
  2. Notebook
  3. Sticky note set

Terms for giveaway– Submit your article by 30th June 2020. The winner will be announced at the end of July 2020. This giveaway is open internationally.

Disclaimer– You (the author) retain ownership of your work. You may submit work that you have published on your own blog/ another blog. No payment will be given for submissions, in return you may receive more followers for your blog/ socials after publication and promotion of your piece.