Looking for Candidates to Interview for Book on Chronic Illness: Next Three



This is the second round of questions open to patients with chronic illnesses. Responses, if chosen, will be used in my book being published by New Harbinger with a projected release in January 2017. Please read all instructions before replying!

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1) Have you been accused of having¬†munchausen by proxy? What disease do you have? Who were the accusers and why do you think they came to this conclusion? How old were you when this happened? How old are you now? Was it your mother or father or another guardian who was accused of abusing you? Was any legal action involved? Where there any comments made by doctors? What kind of comments were made to your face by “disbelievers” about the situation? How did you respond? What happened to those relationships in your life? Did you resolve anything or are you now estranged? What advice do you have for other patients going through a similar issue? BE SPECIFIC as to who this is about, I’m not looking for “general” or “overall” people thought you were faking. I’m looking for relationships (mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, friends, teachers, etc.)

Note: Please summarize your situation as best as possible. Under a page would be great. I will respond with more questions as needed.

2) If an old friend approached you on the street during a time where you were having an obviously visible flare up of your condition how would you describe to them what was going on? (If they didn’t know you had this chronic condition?)

Note: Please make your response  able to be spoken in under 1.5 minutes.

3) Looking for young adults ages 14-30 who went through a serious surgery or treatment (like chemo) during the course of their disease where they needed support from friends, but didn’t find their friends supportive. Why do you think this was? How did it effect your friendships? Do you forgive them now? Is there anything you wish you could have said to them that you think would have changed things?

Note: Please summarize your situation as best as possible. Under a page would be great. I will respond with more questions as needed.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSE:

Send an email with the number of the question you’re responding to in the subject to ilanawrites@gmail.com.

 



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