What you think about yourself comes across to the people around you.
It becomes truth. When the smoke clears and the evidence states otherwise, you can be angry, even furious at the 10 years of misdiagnosis and bad judgement but you realize that you had a hand in this. You know you’re not lazy or weak or faking it or being dramatic. You still worked full time in a pretty physical job through it all, even when you should have yelled “I give!”.
Don’t buy into the bad press around you. I will go forward being clear and honest with myself and block out the lies my brain tells me.
And never take for granted the gift given.