Receiving a diagnosis of MS is a life-changing event, and feeling overwhelmed by the news is very common. There is certainly no right or wrong way to handle a diagnosis. Some people might prefer to go to bed and curl up under the covers as the news sinks in, while others may be challenged to turn on their computers and look at research studies. Some people even feel a sense of relief at knowing what they're dealing with. People who are newly diagnosed often worry about their future — their jobs, their family, and other important relationships. Learning to deal with a chronic disease is a process, and one that is best dealt with one small step at a time.