Every patient’s story starts the same way. It starts with them being fine. It starts in the “before”. They cling to this moment, this memory of being fine, this “before”, as though talking about it may somehow bring it back. But what they don’t realize is that the fact that they’re talking about it means there’s no going back, they’re already in the “after”. And while every patient’s story starts the same way, how the story ends, depends on them, on how well they handle it.