“Sure I wallowed in self-pity for a while after the diagnosis. Who doesn’t? I was devastated. I really didn’t find a mechanism which I could plug into that would help shake it loose.
When I discovered how it was affecting each of us differently I knew a new order had to be devised and implemented before chances for recovery might improve.
My family was overwhelmed. I slipped into a sort-of despair, unsure of the direction which I needed to grow. Eventually the string of new normals balanced out and I began making a fresh start.”