Contributed to New Orleans Mom

Here is what my experience taught me. Trust your instincts. If you believe something is wrong, find someone qualified to help you. Be a partner in your treatment. Be able to trust your doctor’s advice. Discuss side effects, discuss alternatives, find out how it will affect your lifestyle. Your doctors, your family, and your friends are all a vital part of managing your disease, so make sure you can rely upon and trust them. You must be willing to show vulnerability and weakness. And, at the end of the day, you must be willing to show strength. You may have a disease. That doesn’t mean it has you.

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