A: No matter which invisible illness you've been diagnosed with, everyone asks the same thing after leaving the doctor's office—Now what? Usually, there's a lot of time and effort put into climbing the mountain of getting a diagnosis, but once at the top, when your doctor finally tells you, "You have (insert invisible illness)—Good luck!" you suddenly feel all alone at the edge of a cliff. You're sent home with this "invisible thing" you now have to take care of every single day (possibly for the rest of your life) and you wonder, "How do you take care of it? What do you feed it? Can it travel? How do I explain it to my friends? Will they believe me?" The new invisible world that is now your "new normal" seems so huge and scary and completely overwhelming, that you wished there was some kind of guide to give you an idea on how to live your life with this "invisible thing" hanging around all the time. Now, there is! The Invisible Cosmic Zebra workbooks will help you navigate through all of the non-medical aspects of the "after diagnosis" stage with grace and ease. Each workbook can be 100% personalized to your own experience so it acts like your own personal assistant, guiding you through the invisible maze of your new life every step of the way.
The Invisible Cosmic Zebra Collection looks at invisible illness from a new perspective but there's nothing medical about these books. For example, the Celiac disease book is not about Celiac disease. The PTSD book is not about PTSD, etc. All of the books are about YOU and YOUR EXPERIENCE living with and managing your own unique invisible illness. Although each one of our medical journeys will be completely different from each other, the common, universal theme that pops up after diagnosis is that we'll all have to figure out how to live again. It takes a lot of adjustment to figure this out, in ways that you might not think of originally when you're diagnosed. The lovable and comforting workbooks will inspire you to imagine your illness as Invisible Cosmic Zebra that you now have to take care of, become friends with, travel with, fall asleep with, live your life to the fullest with and laugh with. They will help you navigate the invisible world of invisible illness so you can begin to live again, in a new way, with all your newly found courage and hope.