Sharing your diagnosis with others is hard, not just for you, but for the loved ones you are sharing it with. That said, it needs to happen at the right time for YOU. Communication is key. You are in control, not anyone else.
When the time is right and in the right environment, share your diagnosis with:
- Priority family members
- Priority friends
- Priority work colleagues
If it helps, before communicating with them develop a plan of action with key bullet points. Do it as positively as possible, without doom and gloom.
You will appreciate and come to rely on the positive energy from people, so it’s important to get this right.