Storytelling is the essence of Blood Clot Recovery Network. After I survived a pulmonary embolism (PE or blood clot in my lung), I set out to tell others about my experience. My story was the first thing I wrote for this blog. While my story is ever-changing – and I bet yours is too – there is great value and release in sharing our experiences with others. As the author of this blog I have read hundreds, if not thousands, of stories and each of them has affected me in some way. Each one I remember, each one stands out. Each one reminds me that I am not, in fact, alone on this journey. I hope you find the same value in the Patient Stories here.
We all have a story to tell and every story is important. In fact, emerging research has shown the importance of and value in allowing patients to share their stories. It gives patients a voice – and I like to think a small purpose – after what they have gone through. If you would like to share your blood clot story with others, below are some simple guidelines to help you do so.
How to Share Your Story with the Blood Clot Recovery Network Blog:
- Make it all about you (or your loved one) and make it original (please don’t submit the same story you have written for someone else).
- As a general guideline, make it 500-800 words in length.
- Give your story a title.
- Include a picture, if you want to. It can be of yourself, your family, your pet, your hobby, your artwork or a place you love to go.
- Submit your story and photo via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you about publication details, including the best platform on which to share your story.
I can’t wait to hear from you. Please note, I receive a lot of patient stories, and it may take 4-6 months to publish your story on the blog.
There is hope for healing and you are not alone,