E-Mail 'Diagnosis vs. Identity' To A Friend Email a copy of 'Diagnosis vs. Identity' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 5 Responses to Diagnosis vs. Identity Momma Jorje October 28, 2011 at 1:34 am I’m so glad you’ve been able to move past the crushing part of this diagnosis, Arpita! I think it is all-too-easy to let a diagnosis become who you are or who you think someone else is. I am not diabetes. It is one thing that affects how I live my life, but it is not who I am. Our son is not Down syndrome. This is something I’ve already posted about on my blog. He is a human being. We have to recognize these things about ourselves just as much as we strive to acknowledge that other people are not their diseases, disabilities, etc. I look forward to news of your pregnancy, though I know you have some steps to take before you get there. Congrats on this news, late as it may be. Amy Peace4Parents October 28, 2011 at 9:32 am I appreciate this honest, heartfelt post. Through embracing the deepest truths about yourself you acknowledge that diagnosis is just that – a label for experience. Beautiful. 🙂 Maria LLAOTWM October 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm What a great, well written post! So powerful and honest. Love it Arpita! Arpita UpDownNatural October 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm Thank you, Ladies! Yes, this is a really exciting time for sure!! Having embraced this change is definitely allowing us to enjoy the path to baby with excitement!! Adrienne November 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm What a great post! I appreciate your honesty and know that women going through similar circumstances will be empowered by reading this.