For me diagnosis was a relief, I'd been having problems for years and finally my Doc. figured it out.....19 years ago. Been through a lot in those years, Nephritis twice (14 rounds of chemo) and lots of other crap, but I've learned to live with it and I have to say right now I'm doing better than I have in much of the last 19 years.
Most people think it is a relief to finally get a diagnosis. Now you and your doctors can focus on finding a treatment for you. Welcome to our group :-)
There are many encouraging souls participating on this site. We will lift you up in prayer and give you alternatives to think about....you are loved and valued here.
First of all welcome to the group! I was relieved 19yrs ago to finally get a name for what was going on with me. Yet I was terrified with the diagnosis. Yes you will grieve over your loss of good health. I know that I certainly did. It is normal to cry over it. You will need to allow yourself some time to let this all soak in. Take it one day at a time. Start reading up on it and write down your questions that you may have for your Dr. during your next visit. Do you have any questions for any of us? Remember you are not alone!!!! We are all here to help you and support you. (HUGS)
Welcome to our group! None of us want to be here but at least we're in good company! Sending you strength and prayers to help you through this time. If you need to go on anti depressants, don't feel bad. I had to go back on them when I was diagnosed 2 years ago. They definitely help me. You need to do what you need to do to help yourself get through this, and you will. We are here to listen and offer support when you need it and hopefully we all help each other. Hugs to you!
Thank you all for the kind words and support, because right now you all are really helping me, more than you know! Love
Do put God first he has big shoulders and we all need them and he is still in the healing business. just know you are not alone hugs sent your way
Have gone down the same path, having good doctors on board is a God-send! Although they might not always be calling each other, they are aware of other drs. treating you and will be informed when they receive different reports. I have a cardiologist, a rheumie, an ortho, a gastro, a derm, internist, an eye doctor, and the usual people. But they are all aware of each other, and are on the same page as I need to see each of them quite a few times a year. Good Luck!
Welcome to the group! I unfortunately have been in your position!! Much love and support thru your upcoming challenge!!