Dear Me - A letter to my younger self, urging me to treat my symptoms differently

This is my contribution to Julie Flygare's blogathon. I've been diagnosised 12 years, most of which I spent silently struggling in vain attempts to protect family members. I hope this helps someone, somewhere; particularly if someone is in the early days of their diagnosis and considering hiding symptoms from others.

I couldn't have said it better! You are a wonderful writer and an introspective woman. I appreciate your honesty. Much of what you wrote could be my story, too.