Sunday, February 12, 2012

I could write a book

I've been neglecting my blogging duties. I started a big writing project in November, and still working on it. I am trying to write an interesting book about me. It contains 6000 words so far, and is broken into three parts.

  • being born with Turner Syndrome, a genetic condition that accounts for as many as 10 percent of all miscarriages. Yet, I am here. Though, one cannot be born with a genetic defect and live a completely normal life, and sometimes I have struggled to live among the "normal" people.
  • living with brain cancer. Bam! One day I was well, the next day I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. I now have a huge piece of a brain missing. Think of how frustrating it is when your computer doesn't work, and you will have some idea what it's like living with cancer.
  • parenting an adopted child. Having Turner Syndrome comes with infertility, but I still wanted to be a parent, so my husband and I adopted a son. Although every child is a gift, adopting a child is bittersweet and complicated. My book will describe some of the hiccups and speed bumps we have encountered in our parenting adventure.
So, I will probably be blogging more sporadically. I need to focus. I wonder who would want to read it, if and when it gets finished.