Like you I hadn’t gone public as it were, I was off work when diagnosed like you I was very unwell and didn’t know why. I’m 52, I went public as I was going back to work and didn’t want people noticing the changes in me and gossiping about what MAY be going in.
All I can say when I did go public everyone has been great , there is no pitying, and as they all know no one glances a second time when I slightly tremor or go off to the side when walking on my bad days . It was also a relief to get it out and get on .
My work also created an awareness day for everyone to get the understanding of the disease out there …