No one is ready for the initial shock that comes with a diagnosis of cancer. The feelings that accompany a cancer diagnosis may be difficult to imagine beforehand, challenging to process as you hear and attempt to accept the news, and impossible to appreciate fully if you are not the individual who has just been diagnosed.
After the shock of being diagnosed with multiple myeloma wore off, you have learned a new “language” related to cancer and multiple myeloma care, you have likely read and talked about treatment options, and you may have already started treatment. You may have also joined a support group.
Staying active is one of the best ways to care for your health. In fact, during times of illness, a person’s activity level can predict how well they will recover. Sitting for a long time has been suggested as harmful to our health.
When the body is healing, energy is directed toward repairing the cells that have been damaged by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation; this often leads to an energy deficit described as fatigue and weariness.
Last modified: June 5, 2020
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