Fear is the psychological feeling that traps us from moving forward; however, when I was diagnosed with myeloma I began to learn how to overcome this. Sounds easy, but with lots of practice, at least in my case, I forced myself to move on and go forward, instead of backwards. This has proven to me that you have to leave all the negative things behind and move on. There is a great deal of optimism in Little Rock. The Little Rock team encourages the patient to become part of the process – that really helped me. I suspect that the conclusion is that you can overcome fear, with work and with help from all those around you.
Social workers are an important part of the cancer process and should not be over looked. Their involvement is critical and gives patients a good starting point. Patients can feel so lost and confused. The social workers help guide patients through the process.