by Carolyn Thomas ♥ @HeartSisters
On the day that her doctor confirmed her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Jamia Crockett recalls feeling “very removed” from her patient experience. Her response, in fact, is one that many patients living with any form of chronic, debilitating and progressive illness will find familiar – no matter what that ultimate diagnosis may be.
When the doctor told Jamia: “You’ve got MS”, she felt so removed that her first reaction to hearing these two letters was: “No, I don’t have an MS, I have an MHA!” (referring to her graduate degree in health administration).
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