I lost many things during my diagnostic process and beyond, and friendships had the highest casualty rate. Pat Ackerberg had a similar experience and has some wisdom to share:
“Now, more than ever, you look to your closest friends or family to stand by you and catch you before you fall and break, like Humpty Dumpty.
But like a “trust-fall” exercise gone wrong – right when you need their safety net the most – they aren’t there! And you fall hard.” – Pat Ackerberg