When I first received my diagnosis, I experienced so many emotions. I was sad, angry, and confused about what this meant for me. The diagnosis itself was life-changing. I instantly went into research mode, but to be honest there wasn’t a lot of relevant information out there. I felt lonely and didn’t know what to expect. I wish I had a place like this hub available to me.
I would tell someone who has just received a diagnosis, what I wish someone had said to me at the start of my journey…you are not alone. There are actually a lot of people with the same condition feeling the same way as you. You are stronger than you think you are and you are so much more than your diagnosis. Please remember to take each day as it comes as each day will be different from the next.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself …healing takes time. Take the time to rest, listen to your body, and allow yourself to be with your emotions, but don’t let them consume you. You may experience side effects from your medications but just try your best each day. It’s all you can do! You’ll need to make adjustments, but you can still live your life. You’ve totally got this!
You are not alone.