The Road to Recovery
By striving to handle your health diagnosis head-on, you’re taking an important step. This diagnosis may have come as an unwelcome shock, but remember you’re not alone. The First30Days is here to help you get through this time successfully.
During the next 30 days, you can expect to:
- Learn as much as you can about your diagnosis.
- Choose and become involved in a treatment plan.
- Share your diagnosis with family, friends and coworkers.
- Take control of your sickness, instead of the other way around.
Take today to deal with any emotions bubbling up as a result of the diagnosis you’ve received. You may be feeling fear, anxiety, sadness, guilt or shock, and that’s perfectly normal. Start a journal and write these feelings down. Acknowledge these feelings, but remember that you’re a strong person and, at some point, these initial feelings will pass. Your medical team will give you the tools you need to heal, but you’ll ultimately be the hero of this battle.
DID YOU KNOW? If you don’t have health insurance, your doctor or hospital may provide a discount for needed services and procedures. In addition, many doctors and hospitals accept patient financing programs, like CareCredit, which allow flexible payments for certain procedures.