Life with multiple myeloma
To function properly, the body needs all kinds of nutrients. Some of these are used to meet the energy needs that all cells require in order to grow and replicate, others enable normal cellular chemical processes and others perform protective functions.
It must be remembered that the patient is facing a 'personal journey' in the acceptance of his disease and the elaboration of what this entails, both in terms of life perspectives and the need to undergo therapies that can change normal habits, both personal and work.
"I've always had a very healthy lifestyle: I haven't smoked, stayed active and had a healthy diet. That's why the question – why me – keeps persisting. But there is no answer. So, there’s nothing else to do but to face this disease and deal with it". Martin, 73 years old