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Mgus and myeloma

MGUS and Myeloma

MGUS and Myeloma

MGUS and MyelomaMonoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, more commonly known as MGUS, is a condition in which abnormal protein is present in the blood. MGUS is not a type of cancer, however approximately 1 percent of people diagnosed...
Posted 07/11/2019
Insomnia and multiple myeloma

Insomnia and Multiple Myeloma

Insomnia and Multiple Myeloma

Insomnia and Multiple MyelomaTrouble sleeping is a common frustration among members of MyMyelomaTeam. Insomnia is a common side effect of corticosteroids, also simply called steroids, which are frequently included in treatment plans for multiple...
Posted 07/07/2019
Staying active and myeloma

Staying Active and Multiple Myeloma

Staying Active and Multiple Myeloma

Staying Active and Multiple Myeloma Staying physically active can support wellbeing for people with multiple myeloma (MM). Regular exercise can contribute to better physical function, improved mood, and better quality of life. Lack of exercise can...
Posted 06/30/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
Working and myeloma

Working and Multiple Myeloma

Working and Multiple Myeloma

Working and Multiple Myeloma Working while undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma (MM) is a challenge for members of MyMyelomaTeam. Some members continue to work full or part-time, while others retire early or apply for disability benefits....
Posted 06/19/2019
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What does myeloma mean to me?The best way to answer this question is to tell my story. First, I will tell you who I am. My name is Marcia Holman. I am a single mom of five children, the youngest of whom is 7 years old. I am a registered nurse...
Posted 06/11/2019
Managing anxiety and myeloma

Managing Anxiety and Myeloma

Managing Anxiety and Myeloma

Managing Anxiety and MyelomaDealing with multiple myeloma (MM), smoldering myeloma, or monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) can create fear and anxiety. Members of MyMyelomaTeam and their loved ones worry about treatments,...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Finding Moments of Gratitude with Multiple Myeloma

Finding Moments of Gratitude with Multiple Myeloma

Finding Moments of Gratitude with Multiple MyelomaUndergoing treatment for multiple myeloma (MM) can be a physical, mental, and emotional trial for the person with MM and their support community. Finding moments of gratitude amidst the challenges...
Posted 05/28/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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