When you are first diagnosed with any medical condition, it comes as a shock, it is worrying, and it provokes the inevitable anxiety caused by anything that rocks your life. When the medical condition is a rare one like birdshot, which is sometimes hard to diagnose and can be even harder to treat, then you need all the help you can get.
This guide has been compiled by a birdshot patient using input from many fellow birdshotters (as we call ourselves) and reviewed by medical professionals.
The purpose of the guide is to share handy tips that other patients have discovered on their birdshot journey. The hope is that this booklet will help others to survive the many challenges of being a birdshotter.
To view the Birdshot survival guide in a larger format, hover your mouse at the bottom right hand-side of ‘player’ and then click on the little square shape (right-hand-side of the tool bar at the bottom of the booklet.) To progress from page to page, click on the arrow on the right to navigate to the next page.
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