Sam emphasizes the importance of connectedness and learning from other people living with multiple myeloma. In order to give back to others, he leads a support group that brings together people living with multiple myeloma. He often shares tips on incorporating wellness activities, including baking bread, music therapy and meditation. He is also somewhat active in online forums, initially turning to them when he was diagnosed and again when he relapsed. Sam relies on the community for help with answering questions about treatments and to find others who share his beliefs about the importance of finding balance.
Feeling connected is important. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or just want to talk to someone who has been in your shoes, you can visit our Resources page, where you’ll find links to advocacy groups like Myeloma Crowd, who can connect you to Myeloma Coaches and useful information.