My diagnosis is now about a month old. I will see Dr. Link and Dr. Driscoll at the Mayo Clinic in 11 days. I hope to find out then exactly which treatment options are open to me. Then comes, apparently, the "hardest part" of this whole ordeal, at least from what I read here on the forum, namely making a decision. I have appreciated reading the entries of the other newbies like me, as well as those who have gone down one of the many treatment paths. I especially appreciate the way the moderators always remind us newbies to let our own story unfold and not assume we will be exactly like anyone else. And, even though there is some scary stuff on this web site, it's also clear that many, many ANs are living with grace and even enthusiasm, no matter what their AN has given them. That's incredibly hopeful to me.
These days I'm trying to nurture more serenity and trust as I wait for my own story to unfold. Quiet time, walks, journaling, hugs, intimate conversations, all these are helping enormously.
Thanks, again, ANA for being here.