The four step process of accepting diagnosis with MS

Happy Mother’s Day & Happy Sunday,

I am not a health care or mental health professional, but speaking to 1000’s of people with MS, there seems to be a common process that most people go through once they are diagnosed.

  1. Denial– The doctor’s are wrong, I don’t have MS.
  2. Anger-Why me, what did I do wrong to get this horrible health condition.
  3. Depression-I can’t do what I once did, my life is over.
  4. Acceptance-OK, I have MS.  How do I slow the progression of MS down so I can live life to the fullest.

Everyone takes different lengths of time getting to Acceptance.  Once you get there, you can figure out what is best for you.

Yes you need your health care team & support system, but YOU have to figure things out yourself!

Enjoy the Day,

Ray