I'll tell you about my last 3 years and how I got thru it. Almost 3 years ago I got my Celiac diagnosis. Before that I had around 15 years of very poor health, lots of meds and lots of Dr. appts. and lots of lost time just trying to survive day to day. I was feeling pretty decent after I went gluten-free and was completely thrilled to know what was wrong and it made the healing time so much better because I was getting healthy and not getting worse. Then six months after going gluten-free I was diagnosed with Cancer. Of course, I was crushed. I was finally getting a grip on my health and then wham. This is when I learned some serious coping skills. First thing I did was accept that this is what I have to work with so no use bitching about it. Only I can make (informed) appropriate decisions for ME. I really dug into "Mindfullness" and I suggest you look into this too. There is alot of info on the net about it. Basically, it makes you pay attention to the here and now, focuses you. I also use bi-neural beats. This can help you get into different states of consciousness, it brings you brain into a theta pattern or other patterns as you choose. It can induce relaxation, focus, sleep, etc. I also learned about CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Thinking) You can also learn about this on the web but I did this with my Therapist. I have Bi-Polar Disorder so I am very prone to deep depressions. I had to get permission from my Psychiatrist to start a Clinical Trial for the cancer treatment. We were extremely careful to keep me stable thru the whole process. I have also relied heavily on my friends to vent, share news (good and bad) and that can never be replaced. I have also learned a very valuable lesson. Each day gives you the opportunity to live it the way you choose! If you feel miserable, Be thankful your not dead. If you feel great, hold on to that feeling and be grateful for a good day. Pretty soon you will have more good days then bad. After some time you will realize that you are actually living life again and not worrying about the small stuff. Every Morning I go out on my porch and listen to the sounds of the birds, feel the breeze on my skin and enjoy the sun on my face ! THAT is living ! Remember, all that your going thru now is temporary.
Good Luck to you.