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Thursday, June 24, 2010

When I am 3 yrs out!

I have decided what I am 'giving myself' in about 5 months for my 3 year transplant anniversary! I am going to get my blog published as a book! Not officially but through the blog publishing websites. They can pull all your post and pics from your blog and you design the cover and the back and even dedicate the book to whomever you want. I have priced it out and due to the fact that it is quite a few pages(posts), I am estimating around $125.00 But this blog is a HUGE window into my life post transplant and having it in hard copy would be preserved for a long time! I know of one or two blog publishing sites, but if anyone has any suggestions or know of a really good one, please let me know! Of course this isn't for another 5 months but hey, better to plan ahead!
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Jen said...

Great idea!

Gosia said...

Jamie! I love You! Your my soul sister:) I think it's great idea:) My blog is also first step to writing book about my cf live in Poland and the miracle-double lung transplant story:) Maybe it's easier to publishing blog...:) Maybe one day someone d'like to publishing my blog:) I wish you luck to do it!:) I hope I will be one of the first reader:) big hug and kisses!:*

bo said...

And my present to you for your three-year will be an offer to edit (spelling, punctuation, usage...not content) your blog-book.

5 months to go!

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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