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Self-Care and Myeloma Treatment

Self-Care and Myeloma Treatment

Self-care is a crucial aspect of multiple myeloma treatment. While your health care team is taking care of your medical needs, you need to prioritize taking care of your physical and mental health. It’s a time to focus on yourself and do...
Posted 02/24/2022

Creating a Positive Outlook While Living With Myeloma

Creating a Positive Outlook While Living With Myeloma

Living with multiple myeloma (MM) and undergoing treatments can take a toll on a person’s outlook and mental health. Spending a lot of time at the hospital, dealing with symptoms and side effects, worrying about prognosis, and undergoing cancer...
Posted 10/25/2021

The Power of Mentoring Others With Myeloma

The Power of Mentoring Others With Myeloma

Having any type of cancer can be tough, but working through those challenges with others can make the journey a little less difficult. Here at MyMyelomaTeam, we’re driven by our mission to help people connect to those who understand.We’re...
Posted 11/20/2020

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Myeloma Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Myeloma Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like myeloma. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to protect...
Posted 09/12/2019

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with myeloma can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you were diagnosed with myeloma. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019

The Importance of Trusting Yourself

The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust. "If something...
Posted 04/18/2019

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyMyelomaTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying time to...
Posted 04/18/2019

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. NouwenArgh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone. Patience can feel scarce when you don't...
Posted 04/16/2019

Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living With Myeloma

Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living With Myeloma

"The complexities of this disease make me want to read everyone's comments as I learn more and more. The truth is I know enough not to realize how very little I know." - Member of MyMyelomaTeamLiving with cancer can be difficult and even a burden,...
Posted 04/09/2019

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!"- Member of MyMyelomaTeamWhen first faced with a myeloma diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we...
Posted 04/03/2019
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