Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.

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Accepting Your Feelings

It's common to experience an array of emotions given your specific and unique situation: hopeful one minute, despondent the next. It’s all normal and expected. The very word “cancer” strikes fear in many people’s hearts. When you first hear the diagnosis, your mind may race ahead of you, imagining worst-case scenarios. Remind yourself to take things one day at a time. Each day will bring new learnings, skills and coping strategies.

Your Loved One’s Feelings and Needs

Your loved one might find it difficult to have to depend on you; they may also worry about being too much of a burden on you. Conversely, you may sometimes feel that you’re being overbearing, or not helping enough.

Talk to and work with your loved one to find a balance that enables you to both have control over your own lives. Keep communicating on a regular basis because both your needs might change. You're a team and in this together – remember to keep an open dialogue for discussion.

To help your loved one feel better about being cared for, allow them to maintain their independence whenever possible.