On Difficult Dx Conversations

Jacci Pillar

So I just got some bad medical news and I have some intense stuff to go through before I know the full damage or what to expect. But not much is going to change, I’m just going to be less available for others for a while. Study goes on, comedy goes on. There will be interruptions and some difficult stuff. But I need to focus on my own care, more than ever and I have been trying to build a support team.

Yesterday I reached out in a number of ways for help to select people and it was nearly as difficult as hearing the news my genetics have failed me. I reached out to people because I don’t have family nearby and what family I have left can’t help.

People say “they don’t know what to say”. Well, I decided to write some tips after I spent 30 years…

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Author: Jacci Pillar

Jacci Pillar, sometimes comedian and variety artist, mainly anthropologist; autistic-ly solving conundrums people don’t know they have! A proud nonbinary autistic human with a potentially unhealthy love for acronyms and alliterations and inappropriate musical comedy composition. They are currently completing a PhD in Political Science on the politics of laughter in the Australian satire scene.

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