Telling other people you have a chronic disease such as pulmonary fibrosis is never easy as our resident columnist Kim Fredrickson explains in her latest post, “How Do You Tell Others You Have a Terminal Lung Disease?“.
Telling family, friends, and co-workers that you have a serious illness is an emotionally exhausting process, particularly when many of the people you speak with won’t be familiar with the disease, meaning you’ll need to explain exactly what it is.
Kim shares that she never managed to perfect a way of telling people about her illness. She often blurted it out, while other times she would downplay the seriousness of her condition. She goes over some of the questions newly diagnosed patients may have about telling others they have pulmonary fibrosis, including who to tell and how they can broach the subject.
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