Facing the “brick wall”
(Source: Heart & Soul: Your Guide to Living with Congenital Heart Disease, Heart & Stroke Foundation)
At first, your shock and intense feelings may be very hard to handle, perhaps overwhelming at times. However, as you face your feelings and talk about them, you will begin to find ways of coping with this unexpected event. You will be amazed at your strength and the resources that are available to help you through this brick wall.