After a Diagnosis

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The Caring Ambassador’s mission is to improve patients’ lives by empowering and educating them to be advocates for their own health. This section of our website provides you with support and practical information to help boost your sense of control and confidence after a long-term disease diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis).  The following pages aim to help you adopt a productive mindset for the road ahead, become an informed healthcare consumer, advocate for your healthcare needs, and confidently manage different aspects of your health care.

After you’ve explored this section of the website, visit the Healing section for information on how to go beyond managing your long-term illness and start improving your overall health and quality of life.

When opportunity knocks on your door, it is not always a friendly or welcome sound. Sometimes, the opportunity is hidden in the very concerning and frightening sound of a doctor telling you that you have a serious, perhaps even life-threatening illness. Often, there can be a positive outcome, and there are ways to turn these words into a positive life experience.

Jim Possehl

Founder, Caring Ambassadors Program