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Now that you’re in treatment, what would you tell the newly diagnosed?

What do you reflect on now that you’re living in the moment of treatment? What would you tell the newly diagnosed you now a year or more in this new day?

For me- “I’m stronger than I thought”.


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  • Susan Gonsalves moderator
    1 week ago

    @yolandabrunson-sarrabo I would tell the newly diagnosed to find themselves a good doctor or specialist who is willing to explain things in layman’s terms, answer questions and be alongside you during the journey. Too many people I know are trying to find answers randomly online or through word of mouth. Eliminate the guess work. Knowing as much as you can about your condition can be scary but it also empowering and eliminates some of the fear. Thank you.

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator author
    1 week ago

    Totally agree Susan. If more doctors got the explanations right the first go, it wouldn’t stir many eager for more information to refer to online sources. Best to you.

  • Ramae Hamrin moderator
    3 weeks ago

    There’s so much, but …

    Breathe. Accept help, support and love. Keep doing or find things that bring joy to your life, and do them as much as possible. Drink lots of water. Take time to rest, recover and relax. Hug someone or something every day. Help others on their journeys.

    It’s hard to look back and remember the time of being newly diagnosed. It was tough, but the community of people made it easier, as did the time to rest and recover.

    What a great question, Yolanda!

  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator author
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Ramae,
    I would have to agree with all you mentioned. I’m happy this question resonated with you. Best!

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