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Hey, So We Got Multiple Myeloma

I thought I would throw in my one piece of advice for MM patients. When I was diagnosed, I moped and cried for a week. Then I said, “To hell with that nonsense”. You could just as easily die from getting hit by a truck. Yeah, it’s a bad thing, but you have to live your life the way you want to and the hell with anything else.

So, I can’t play hockey anymore or chase my grandkids at the playground. Maybe we have 1 year or 20 years, no one knows. I’m 66, so I have a long good life to look back on and some of you are much younger, but hey you know this is the mantra I live by.

Why should I mope

I have had clean drinking water my whole life. I have had access to medical care for my whole life. Never went to bed hungry unless it was my choice. Always had a roof over my head except for the nights I camped out waiting for concert tickets. I have had it better than 99.9% of all the people that have ever lived on this planet. Why should I mope?

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  • Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo moderator
    1 month ago

    @bklynite1953 What a reflection and I’m sure many reading this will be encouraged by your words. Wishing you many more my friend!

  • Deb Wesloh moderator
    1 month ago

    I like your positive attitude. Attitude is everything!

  • VinnieCent moderator
    3 months ago

    It is such an empowering feeling to be able to look back on life with a sense of contentment. I think the most important thing is that you were able to embrace sadness in that first week before you rose above it. For some it may take a little less time, or even a little more. Everyone is different in regards to what they need. The important thing is in knowing that its ok to go through the process. I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but Im overjoyed that you were able to find your happy place. Just remember we are always here to support you through your ups and downs, and that you don’t have to go through them alone. 🙂



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