How do your myeloma friends cope with the emotional ups and downs of myeloma? They have some great ideas. We asked myeloma patients in our online support group how they coped and here's how they answered. Thanks to everyone for your great ideas!
- Dee: Remember to take good care of urself too! And take one day @ a time...
- Deborah: For two complete days, 48 hours, I don't answer the phone or the door when I take steroids. Friend and family are well aware. And their prayers, of course??
- Michelle: Cry it out when you need to. It releases a lot of emotion and anger.
7. Find the Good
- John: Accept our new normal. When we become adults, we're no longer teenagers. When we start a family, we're no longer single. This cancer doesn't take us away from something, it's a new path on our journey. And beyond the challenges, it comes with new blessings. Embrace what is and not what isn't.
- Lorra: From day one I have kept a positive attitude and I do not think about the cancer. There is nothing I can do to get rid of it, just take my meds, and do what my doc says, yes we always discuss the situation. I cannot let MM live my life.
- Janice: I am very positive and usually don't worry about MM since I know I can't control it. But, I had a short nightmare today that it was back. I have been in remission since my Dec. 2013 SCT. I am now "shaking it off" and reminding myself that worrying won't help anyway.