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My condition

Things to think about

Having a medical condition can bring up lots of emotions. You may have been born with it and so it has always been part of who you are, or have recieved a diagnosis as a young person. Maybe you are not entirely sure what it means or what will happen next. Even when you have been diagnosed or having treatment for a while, it's likely you will still have some questions about how things are going and how it will affect you in the next stage of your life.

Sometimes to help you think through these things, it can be helpful to think about some of the following questions. Maybe you are already thinking about some of these things? Perhaps reading them through will help you decide if you need to ask for more help and/or information.

Questions about your diagnosis

  • Do I know enough about my condition?
  • Could I meet someone else who has the same condition as me?
  • What impact does my condition have on my social life; can I still go out/see my friends? Can I go to college/uni/work? What about sport? Can I have close contact with my pet?

Things that might come up during treatment

  • Do I know enough about my treatment?
  • How do I know if my treatment is working?
  • Am I getting my treatment in the best place for me?
  • What should I do if I am unhappy with my treatment?