I Am More Than My Medical Diagnoses
I’m a medical record number.
I’m a hospital ID band.
I’m a name on a chart.
I’m a hospital room occupant.
I’m an extensive medical history.
I’m a long list of medications.
With an even longer list of symptoms.
I’m a patient.
But I’m more than just another patient — I’m so much more.
My name is Jessica, and yes I happen to have epilepsy, nutcracker syndrome, pelvic congestion syndrome, anxiety, and undiagnosed chronic pain, but I’m more than my diagnoses.
Do you want to know who I really am?
I’m a passionate, caring, empathic individual.
I love helping people which is why I’m a nurse (and one of the reasons I started blogging, to hopefully connect with others).
I’m open-minded and understanding and a bit irritable at times — you can ask my family and my boyfriend, they might tell you it’s true.
I’m not perfect; I don’t ever claim to be. But every day I try to be better and I try my best to not let my diagnoses define who I am.
How do you define yourself?
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