Since I got the “epiphany” to do a graphic memoir based on my life with IBS, I have neglected my blog. Creating the book will not be a quick process (I certainly have enough material), and of all my attention has been focused on putting my thoughts together to achieve my goal. Once I decided on the size of the book (not so easy a decision…at least for me), researched the self-publishing field a bit and talked to a lot of people, I began my project. But my blog remained static, and I felt updates were necessary. I think I can integrate the two (they are related, after all). I also want to get some feedback from people out there who have their own thoughts and stories. I have already heard from many people who have similar issues. Re-naming IBS was always on my mind as I have always disliked that name. So, this is my first call for response from those out there who would care to share their ideas for replacing those inadequate initials (IBS) with something more evocative.