I'm doing some research for an article about the most important things you wished someone had told you when you first became sick or disabled. The focus of the piece is mostly on consumer issues but I'd be really interested to hear any of the things you wished you'd known when you first became sick or disabled. It could be all kinds of things from the RADAR key scheme, to not having to pay VAT on disability specific equipment, or really anything you wish you'd known or would be in your top list of things to tell people in that situation.
If people could leave comments, or contact me on twitter @bendygirl I'd be really grateful please. My list wouldn't necessarily be the same as your list so by getting lots of different thoughts on what is most important I'm hoping to get a balanced top 20.