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Advantages of a Social Worker

Last week at my lab appointment I was excited to see that my hospital or myeloma department, is offering massage therapy sessions. I was soooooooooooooooooooooooo excited! I use to get massages every month twice a month, but with myeloma ..... it's very important to be careful in this gentle form of relaxation.... if you will. Having someone pound on your spine may not be the most comfortable for a myeloma patient; it may actually do more harm than good. How would you know this? I guess for me it's common sense, but what about so many of myeloma patients who just don't know what they should and should no longer take part in? -Should we take part in Diving? Skateboarding? Rollerskating? Remember for me I'm still on the young side and there's certain things I like to do... like rollerskating.... but can you imagine a hard slam if that right foot misses it's bearing? ^$%#*$ Ouch! Even almost 6 years in this mess, there are some details I would like clari