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I'm only 24. Went to the hospital last month for breathing problems and that's when they told me I have cardiomyopathy. I have 1-2 years left at the most, I haven't done anything with my life. I haven't talked to anyone about it, I don't really have anyone in my life, and I still haven't really cried about it yet. My parents are alive and wealthy but won't admit anything is wrong. We don't have a very good relationship to begin with though. I just don't know how to deal with any of this.

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Dear Cassandra,

First, (((hugs))).  Sending you love and hugs. I'm so sorry words are so inadequate right now. I know its overwhelming and hard to understand this news. I hope your doctor can help you talk to a counselor, family therapist or help you join a support group. There is help. You are not alone. We will all be here to support you as well. I know its overwhelming right now. Try to take each day as it comes. Try to reach out to your parents. I know its not easy but it will be worth it. They will love and support you. And maybe if you want seek out a second and third opinion about your condition. Thinking of you.

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Hugs. I want you to know that I'm thinking about you. I don't have advice and I don't know that you are really even asking for any. I'm guessing your parents are in shock, as you are too I'm sure. I want you to know that you are thought of and this site is a great support. I'd also try talking with a friend or another loved one if you feel comfortable with it. 

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Hi Cassandra,

I'm very sorry to hear about your condition and I will pray that some how you are able to fight this.  I had a brother in law that passed away at a very young age and he had a terminal cancer.  He also left behind a 6 year old daughter.  I feel like he also was given and time line.  This affected me so much I created a webapp call www.leg8cy.com which allows you to create messages and send them to your loved ones after you pass away.  I know everything must be very scary for you but if someone you can find comfort creating videos and messages to send to those you love, after life please check out my site.

Jack

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