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

Posted on April 03, 2019

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!"
- Member of MyMyelomaTeam


When 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 grab the reins back and fix the situation? Living with a chronic disease forces us to recognize what we can and cannot control.

Members on MyMyelomaTeam have various strategies for letting go of control and fear, including:

  • Using guided imagery to visualize letting go
  • Opening up and trusting others
  • Organizing or cleaning the house
  • Reaching out for support from other members on MyMyelomaTeam

Here are recent conversations from MyMyelomaTeam members:


"It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood and I am enjoying the lovely spring-like temperatures. Wishing my fellow MM fighters a great day."

"Good Morning everyone - chemo day. It's great to know tomorrow I will feel like a new person."

"I'm getting ready for my 2nd injection. It's almost scary how good I feel. Actually more energy. Absolutely no nausea. Hope week 2 is as good as week 1."

Have you had moments of letting go just when you needed it most? What helps you let go of things out of your control? Share in the comments below or directly on MyMyelomaTeam.com.

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I let go by keep doing the things that make me happy - inside/outside gardening - watching photographing & taking care of the butterflies birds… read more

edited, originally posted 15 days ago

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