Facing a new diagnosis may bring fear, anxiety and a search on Dr. Google (only to reveal the worst possible scenarios of course).
Fortunately, there are hundreds of patient communities and leaders online ready to embrace and support you as you begin your patient journey.
WEGO Health Awards Best Kept Secret Patient Leader, Amber Wallace, is sharing her top 3 tips for new patients to gain control of their situation and make the most of it.
Tip #1 | Be Patient With Yourself
Work through the emotions of a new diagnosis, don’t rush to advocating or feeling like you need to have everything together. Take the time to get comfortable with your new normal.
Tip #2 | Connect with People
Utilizing social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and the WEGO Health Platform will help you connect with fellow patients going through similar experiences.
Tip #3 | Don’t Let Your Illness Define You
Remember you are NOT your illness. You have so much more to offer this world!