Getting a scary diagnosis or bad piece of news from a doctor after receiving a medical imaging scan can leave you feeling shocked, angry, confused, or heartbroken. You may run the entire emotional gamut in one sitting; you may be completely numb; you may not believe what you’re hearing.
Bad news about your health is difficult for your brain to process and accept, and that’s okay. After giving yourself a bit of grace and time to come to terms with what you’ve just heard–and making room for whatever it is that you feel (or don’t)–there are some steps you can take to support and nurture yourself as you walk this unexpected path.
You can do this.
You already are.
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