Not long after I received my diagnosis in 2016, I began realizing that MS was crowding in on every thought and quickly becoming a major focus of my life. I never dreamed that could happen.
I literally sat down and wrote myself a letter. I mapped out my desires for how I wanted to respond to this illness and how I wanted to handle myself during the course of the disease.
One note I made to myself was the goal of remembering that my needs do not negate the needs of others.
For those who have had a little time to deal with this thing, what are some bits of wisdom you've gained that you would share with those just diagnosed? I'm always saddened when I see more and more people being diagnosed, but have been so grateful for the thoughtful reactions many have shared here.
My bit of advice is to write down a plan of how you want to handle your new life and its challenges.
What are your bits of wisdom/advice?