Hi there notvalerie
Sorry that you have found yourself here but I'm sure you will find the discussion forums a great source of information and support.
Whilst you're waiting for others to come along, I thought you might find it helpful to read our factsheet about diagnosis and treatment so I've given the link here to the page where it can be dowloaded or ordered:
Also, if you find it helps to talk, our Helpline and great listeners and can also direct you to other services, talk through your diagnosis and treatments or offer support if you need it. They're on 0808 800 6000 and are open weekdays 9-5 and 10-2 on Saturday.