Sam is currently on his fifth treatment regimen after 4 relapses. He is not surprised by relapse, as he has discussed this reality with his healthcare providers many times. While relapse is always a disappointment, Sam is able to manage his feelings and has developed a plan of action that fits his goals and lifestyle.
Not everyone handles relapse the same way as Sam. It’s normal to be overwhelmed or upset. It may be helpful to connect with other people living with multiple myeloma to hear about how they handled relapse.
Relapse feels like being diagnosed all over again; it is up to you to get the information you need and work with your doctor to develop the best plan to move forward.”