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45. Chris Holland | Part 1: My Diagnosis Story | 3x Winner of Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

February 24, 2020

Topics discussed:

 

Initial diagnosis. Chris’s healthcare practitioners didn’t know what it was to start off with. 

The only thing he knew about MS was about wheelchairs, going blind and becoming a ‘cripple’. 

 

Chris didn’t handle his diagnosis well and originally was ‘playing up the pain’ so that he could get more drugs. He turned to substances so as to not deal with the MS. He spoke about it to get sympathy for it. 

 

For about 5 years he pretended he didn’t have an illness and just didn’t accept it. 

He says that once you accept there is nothing you can do about it, then you’re left with a decision between this disruptive behavior being your life and throwing it away or you can rebuild your life and start again. 

 

Are you a twin with a chronic illness? Interested to hear if one of you does and one of you doesn’t. Let us know in the comments. 

 

Connect with Chris: https://twitter.com/holland_chef

Eat at his restaurant: https://www.dvinebar.com/ 

 

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