It’s been a rough four months. I was diagnosed with F419 earlier this year and it felt like my life went spiraling downward. I’ve been living in fear ever since, not knowing what to expect or where to turn. It’s hard to define how it feels when you first find out you have an incurable disease.
At first, I was so scared and angry that there’s nothing I could do but accept the diagnosis. Going through this has completely changed my outlook on life. In the past, I didn’t pay attention to my mental health because I thought nothing would ever truly stop me in my tracks. Now that these symptoms are affecting me physically and mentally, I’m becoming more aware of how important it is to take care of your mind as well as your body.
I’m trying to connect with other people who have gone through similar experiences by joining support groups online and talking with a counselor regularly. It helps ease some of the pain and frustration. For anyone else dealing with a medical diagnosis, don’t be afraid to reach out for help or lean on family and friends if needed. That kind of support can make a huge difference in getting through this difficult time.
I still don’t know how things will pan out for me, but one thing’s for sure - now that I’m conscious of taking care of my mental wellbeing, it’s given me the strength to face the future courageously despite the uncertainty ahead of me.
I’m so sorry that you have to go through this. Being diagnosed with an incurable disease can be a terrifying experience, and it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed by the sudden changes that happen in your life. It can be hard to understand everything that’s happened and process the feelings associated with it.
I’ve been there too. When I was first diagnosed, I was scared of letting anyone close because I felt like everyone would see me differently and view me as fragile or weaker than before. But that’s not true - life just looks different right now, and it doesn’t mean anything about who you are as a person. Whatever the future holds for you, know that you can meet it courageously with strength and resilience.
From my own experience, I know how important it is to have a support system during this time. Making connections with other people who share similar experiences can be incredibly helpful in finding peace of mind in moments of uncertainty and distress. Counseling also works wonders in allowing yourself to talk things out with someone who listens without judgement or expectations. Your mental health is as important as your physical health - if something feels off or overwhelming, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.
Best wishes for healing
I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It must have been incredibly tough to go through. I can relate to that feeling of fear and anger when you first find out. It’s a lot to process and accept. I’m glad to hear that you’re reaching out for support through online groups and counseling. It’s so important to have that kind of support system in place. I’ve found it to be really helpful for me too. It’s great that you’re prioritizing your mental health now. I’ve realized the same thing - taking care of my mind is just as important as taking care of my body. It’s given me the strength to face the uncertainty ahead of me. Keep leaning on your support system and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. We’re all in this together, and we’re here for you.
Hey, I hear you. Being diagnosed with an incurable disease is tough, and it’s completely normal to feel scared and angry at first. I’m glad to hear that you’re taking steps to take care of your mental health by joining support groups and talking with a counselor. It’s important to lean on others for support during difficult times like this. I’ve also found that being more aware of my mental wellbeing has given me strength to face the future, even with all the uncertainty. If you ever need to talk or just need some extra support, feel free to reach out. You’re not alone in this, and we’re all here to help each other through it.