The last two days, my posts have had a common thread – Living with multiple myeloma is hard! Sure it is, but so is having any form of cancer, or any other serious medical condition for that matter. The thing that makes dealing with myeloma so difficult is the good news/bad news situation we, as patients, find ourselves in today. Multiple treatment options, combined with lots of waiting and watching, can be hard on a patients psyche. But we are not alone! I just posted an article on my other blog, www.HelpWithCancer.Org, about prostate cancer screening. Prostate cancer researchers are concerned about too many positive PSA tests, often when the results don’t or can’t accurately predict the risk to a patients life. In other words, the patient may worry needlessly about their cancer when, in fact, it is growing so fast it poses no immediate health risk. Apparently there is no way to test the velocity or identify the type of prostate cancer through current screening methodology.
Waiting, wondering, worrying. We all do it everyday for a variety of reasons. Having cancer is just waiting, wondering and worrying on steroids! Multiplied by 10 times. Ramped up and amped up. I’m sorry you (and I) are forced to live with and through this!
Still, be strong, try to cope, feel good and keep smiling! Pat