Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Day 4
Create a “care page” – a list of your best resources that someone who is newly diagnosed could go to when starting to advocate for themselves or a loved one. Remember to include sites that lead to successful self-advocacy!
This is definitely an interesting post for me to write. When Dan was first diagnosed six years ago, I didn’t look for resources- I was just his girlfriend and the bulk of his care wasn’t going to be my responsibility. I lackadaisically went about caring for him and just assumed that how he was feeling was normal for the diseases. Of course I was wrong and, in retrospect, I probably should have taken the initiative to look at resources and different things I could do to help him cope with the disease.
That being said, here is a list of the best resources that have helped me in the three and a half years that we’ve been married: