You can find a lot of information online that can tell you more about what is going on when you get a medical diagnosis that you do not like or want. No one wants to be sick, but some conditions are life threatening, some are life changing, and some are temporary. For the first two, there are some things someone must go through when they find out what is going on, and going through those things is important. If you don’t take care of your emotional well-being, things are going to be harder in the long run.
One of the first things you have to do when you have a medical diagnosis that hits you hard it to allow yourself to feel the sadness. You may hear people say that being brave is important, and it is, but that is something that does not happen for anyone right away. Allow yourself time to cry as much as you need, whether the medical diagnosis is yours or is about someone that you love. This release may make you feel weak, but it does strengthen you for the journey ahead. It does not make you weak by any means, it makes you human.
You are faced with sharing your medical diagnosis with your friends and family, or with keeping it to yourself. You may think it would be obvious to share it with those that love you, but some do not think that is the best choice. Yes, it is going to hurt them, but they are going to find out eventually. They want to be there for you, and support you though whatever is going on. Don’t deny them the basic urge to care for you, and to spend as much time with you as they can if your medical diagnosis is a terminal one.
Those things aside, you are going to want to know more about your medical diagnosis and what you should expect. Your doctor should go over this with you, and you should ask every single question that you have no matter how long it takes. Even then, however, you may find that you want to know more when your doctor is not around to answer more questions. You can go online to find out more about many medical conditions or diagnoses. What you have to remember is not everything you read will be accurate, so use your doctor as your final word, but you can use what you see online as a general guide for understanding more.
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