A serious health diagnosis can leave anyone feeling shattered and powerless, unsure where to turn. How do we ride the wave of uncertainty?
After my brain tumor diagnosis, I realized there would be many roles I would take on. I knew I had to shake the feelings of being helpless. So I tried to apply the same skills I used in my job as a product manager to navigate the uncharted waters of the health-care system. So I became a:
Did you notice Tracker, Educator, Asker and Manager spell the word T.E.A.M?
Along with my support team at home and my medical team in the health-care system, I now had another T.E.A.M by my side. This T.E.A.M. approach, that I started using during my patient journey, helped me to take more responsibility for my care, manage my condition with my health-care partners, and have a better overall health experience. I was now an active participant in my health care in collaboration with my medical team.
Find your T.E.A.M. to support you so can be active in your health care. Your health is in your hands.