I know that I personally still struggle with accepting the diagnosis, but the fact that I once had a rather successful career before the symptoms started is undeniable. I spent twelve years in the military and many times I feel as if I took the biggest demotion not only in my career, but in life. It’s a very difficult pill to swallow.
It is helpful for me to look back at what I have accomplished and to try not to look at what I no longer can.
Since the onset of symptoms my creativity has skyrocketed. Problem is, there is no longer a large demand in our society for that skill. At least nothing that is going to keep a roof over our heads or food on our tables.
How many of us struggle greatly with this, and how do you cope?