The taxing journey of going through an illness often has the turning point of hearing a “diagnosis.”
Diagnosis locks a person inside a sick body. Diagnosis is a label that dictates certain behavior in an individual and the whole circle of people around that person, including family members, workplace, health care providers, and insurance companies. Diagnosis is a journey from diagnostic tests to prescriptions, from scattered evidence to a verdict, from data to a conclusion, and from pending to the occurrence. Diagnosis can be a relief from days of mapping out the symptoms and searching for answers; nevertheless, in the matter of dread diseases, diagnosis implies disability, loss of independence, or death.
Fery Pashang is a pharmacist and medical artist. She can be reached on Instagram @artidotedesign.
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