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The diagnosis was unexpected. I was scared of the unknown. My anxiety began to grow.
The diagnosis was unexpected. I was scared of the unknown. My anxiety began to grow.
I felt there were some changes in my life, but I didn’t fully realize them
I felt there were some changes in my life, but I didn’t fully realize them
The illness made me reassess my entire life. I was consumed by multiple thoughts.
The illness made me reassess my entire life. I was consumed by multiple thoughts.
Intravenous therapy drew a line under my past. That was the beginning of my struggle for recovery.

Intravenous therapy drew a line under my past. That was the beginning of my struggle for recovery.

Having meals was a serious problem. I understood the vital importance of eating, but couldn’t help it.  I had no appetite. Even my favorite food lacked taste and was disgusting.
Having meals was a serious problem. I understood the vital importance of eating, but couldn’t help it. I had no appetite. Even my favorite food lacked taste and was disgusting.
Having meals was a serious problem. I understood the vital importance of eating, but couldn’t help it.  I had no appetite. Even my favorite food lacked taste and was disgusting.
Having meals was a serious problem. I understood the vital importance of eating, but couldn’t help it. I had no appetite. Even my favorite food lacked taste and was disgusting.
Like so many other people, I had lots of questions in mind: «Why did it happen to me? »  No real answer can be given.  It is significant not only to search for the cure in faith but to understand that the illness is an experience, a test. And it is a part of life, which teaches us a lot and leads to spiritual transformations.
Like so many other people, I had lots of questions in mind: «Why did it happen to me? » No real answer can be given. It is significant not only to search for the cure in faith but to understand that the illness is an experience, a test. And it is a part of life, which teaches us a lot and leads to spiritual transformations.
Insomnia, nausea, chest discomfort and headache heightened the emotional tension.
Insomnia, nausea, chest discomfort and headache heightened the emotional tension.
Hair loss, which is painless itself but can’t be easily accepted emotionally. New “hairstyle” in combination with my swollen face irritated me.
Hair loss, which is painless itself but can’t be easily accepted emotionally. New “hairstyle” in combination with my swollen face irritated me.
I was not able to concentrate on anything. I sometimes felt like shattered glass.
I was not able to concentrate on anything. I sometimes felt like shattered glass.
A lot of things that I had considered important turned out to be insignificant and faded.  At the same time big love came along, giving me hope and making me stronger.
A lot of things that I had considered important turned out to be insignificant and faded. At the same time big love came along, giving me hope and making me stronger.
Even the positive effect of treatment cannot guarantee full recovery. But there is always hope for the best.
Even the positive effect of treatment cannot guarantee full recovery. But there is always hope for the best.