Doctor Holding Stethoscope His Hands

You are not your diagnosis.

When I meet people out and about in the community, and the topic of health comes up many people tell me a diagnosis they have. Almost as if it is their middle name. Heck for some people it’s their first name. It devastates me to hear that. I am here to tell you that you are not your diagnosis. You are so much more, and many times that diagnosis doesn’t have to be a life sentence.

When you are given a disease or diagnosis you are not destined to live with it. A body is designed to heal and repair itself. You can become a healthier and more vital individual. Just as a diagnosis is assigned to you from an outside source, your solution can not come the outside if you want true health and wellness.

I totally understand that having a name for something makes people feel better. We innately fear the unknown. The problem is that when something is labeled a disease it becomes passive. It is something that happened to you. The natural thing to do is look for a passive solution like a pill or it’s something you just have to live with. We need to start taking ownership of our own health. This process is reversible in many cases. Don’t feel like you have no hope. Let’s look at what the root cause is and strive to correct that. In that way, we can strive to be better as individuals and as a family!