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Did you feel a little like you were robbed when you learned your child had
hemophilia or a bleeding disorder?
It's completely natural. Something valuable was stolenyour sense
of security about your child's health. It's no fault of your own, but you're
left feeling injured and angry. It's normal to feel shock, denial, anger,
guilt, then you at last accept the diagnosis.
But remember, the difference between a victim and being victimized is your
control over the situation. How you handle a diagnosis of a bleeding disorder
will determine whether you will be victimized by it or take control of your
This section covers a tremendous amount of information for newly diagnosed.
There is much more available, too. You'll learn a lot and that's good. You
have a bleeding disorder, but unless you let it, a bleeding disorder doesn't
NHF also has publications available for individuals and families newly diagnosed
with a bleeding disorder, click here
for a list of publications.
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of medicine. NHF under no circumstances recommends particular treatment
for specific individuals and in all cases recommends that you consult your
physician or local treatment center before pursuing any course of treatment.
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