Have you ever been told one thing, but it turned out that the truth was completely different? Can you imagine being told that you have a debilitating disease that you never had?
Today, we speak with Jean Abbott, a resilient woman with a mind-blowing story. Jean was misdiagnosed as a young child with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy
After 33 years of countless doctors visits, medical procedures, unnecessary medications she was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD) and given a new chance of life.
In this discussion, you'll hear...
-Why Jean says she would go through it all over again...04:30
-Jean's faith journey...06:40
-The effects of Jeans diagnosis on her family and growing up...08:20
-How to shift limiting beliefs...10:15
-Jeans initial symptoms and diagnosis story...11:30
-Jean's best advice for those struggling with debilitating diseases...20:50
-How the family responded to Jean's new diagnosis...22:05
-The importance of accepting support during hardship...23:50
-Advise on asking for support...26:00
-How to develop an attitude of gratitude...27:15
-How to accept that pain might be purposeful...29:25
About the guest:
Jean Abbott was misdiagnosed as a young child with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy. After 33 years of countless doctor’s visits, medical procedures, unnecessary medications and surgeries, she was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD) and given a new life!
Jean is the author of Misdiagnosed: My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had.
She has appeared on the Today show, Good Housekeeping and the U.K.'s Daily Mail to share her story. Since then, an overwhelming number of people from around the world have contacted Jean to tell her how inspired they were by her journey from “wheels to heels”.
As a mother of three children, Jean enjoys all the adventures of her new life, but wouldn't change the journey that brought her to where she is today. Her positive attitude is highly contagious as she encourages others to appreciate the little things in life.
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