I've waited to tell my grown adult children, who live in another state, about the MS. I wanted to talk with the neurologist just to be sure of the diagnosis before telling them. My daughter has two small children and her husband was deployed in September for a year. She understandably is already overwhelmed, yet I didn't want her to find out from someone else or feel hurt and angry that I was keeping something from her. There seemed no good time to tell her. I finally told her and her brother a couple of days ago. She is devastated, though I tried to put every possible positive spin on it I could.
How have your family members or friends responded to your diagnosis, and did you find ways to soften the blow? I know it will take time for her to deal with it, but my encouragement isn't helping much so far.