Liz....I am glad that you brought up the subject of a
medical diagnoses and the negative impact it can have on a business.
We experienced this as well. My youngest son had been diagnosed with a heart defect and had to undergo surgery. My husband's law practice suffered immensely due to the fact that clients were concerned about the possible lack of attention to their cases. (He practiced family law.) We had a large staff and my husband continued to oversee all issues of the proceedings nevertheless, people did not feel protected.
Many years later, when we received the diagnoses of this disease, we made sure to keep things quiet.
THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER