Your healthcare team cares about you. Ever since your diagnosis, they’ve been invested in your well-being. There may be a few things you can do to strengthen this important relationship.
Knowledge can be a powerful tool. Your healthcare team is made up of people who are experts in multiple myeloma (MM). Ask your team if they have any educational resources they would recommend. They may suggest brochures, websites, videos, or even books to help you understand different topics.
It can be intimidating to tell a medical professional exactly what you need. But clearly stating what you’re looking for gives your healthcare team the chance to help. For some people, this can mean asking for a breakdown of a new treatment regimen or for the space to express their feelings.
Everyone has a particular way they like to work. Partner with your healthcare team and talk about how you can organize your appointments. Maybe that means making time to talk through your feelings. Or it could mean writing down important treatment dates in your personal calendar together.
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