Reviewed by Laura Martin on March 23, 2017


Quincy Washington<br>Multiple Myeloma Patient<br>Latrenda Washington<br>Quincy’s Wife<br>Wendy Baer, MD<br>Medical Director, Psychiatric Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute<br>Sagar Lonial, MD<br>Oncologist and Chief Medical Officer, Winship Cancer Institute

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Eric A., 51
Annapolis, MD
To help with fatigue, I've always received my treatments on Friday afternoon. This allows me to go home straight after. I then have the weekend to rest and recuperate. Typically the second day after treatment has me feeling the worst. I try to make time for extra rest and a nap in the afternoon on Sunday.
Bob T., 61
Forest Hills, NY
One of the most important things that I learned when I was diagnosed with myeloma is not to shut out the world or go quiet. Tell people what happened. It isn't some sort of thing that you should view as a weakness or a mark of shame. You need to get comfort—and information. Isolation will only breed fear.
Michelle C., 51
New York, NY
Infection can not only put you in the hospital but prevent you from continuing treatment. Keeping well while being around children all the time can be tricky. It's important to wear a mask regularly if you must be in a crowd. If you can, enjoy vacations and high traffic places while your numbers are good!