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Resilience is Key to both Multiple Myeloma as well as MLB

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Multiple Myeloma Survivors have to cope with mental and physical impairment in terms of HRQOL and depression. The concept of resilience refers to a person’s ability to adapt to adversity.

According to the study and obituary linked  and excerpted below, MM survivors are like professional baseball players- resilence is key to survival. The average MMer experiences the ups and downs of diagnosis, remission, and relapse. He or she must learn to take these highs and lows in stride.

According to the second article linked below, Ken Ravizza, a sports psychologist, figured out the importance of resilience long before MLB players and coaches. The sports psychologist for the Cleveland Indians, Charlie Maher, has been helping the team for more than 24 seasons. As a Cleveland resident and Indians fan myself, I can assure you that Cleveland Indians ball players need all the resiliance they can muster.

Even monthly or quarterly blood testing requires resilience. One result doesn’t mean much. It is a trend of several months that signal progression-free survival or progression of one’s MM. It is difficult not to fall apart mentally if one blood test calls your PFS into question.

The bottom line is that evidence-based mind-body therapies should be a component of your MM lifestyle.

Have you been diagnosed with MM? What is your therapy plan? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Association of resilience with health-related quality of life and depression in multiple myeloma and its precursors: results of a German cross-sectional study

Objectives To investigate the relation between resilience, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and depression in multiple myeloma (MM) and its premalignant stages. MM is one of the most frequent haematological disorders. It is regularly preceded by asymptomatic stages of the disease namely monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and smouldering multiple myeloma (SMM). Survivors have to cope with mental and physical impairment in terms of HRQOL and depression. The concept of resilience refers to a person’s ability to adapt to adversity.

Design Cross-sectional study.

Setting MM outpatient department at a University Hospital in Germany (tertiary care).

Participants 292 consecutive patients from our MM outpatient department.

Outcome measures HRQOL, depression and psychological resilience were assessed with validated questionnaires.

Results Regression analyses were performed to determine associations between resilience, HRQOL and depression. 98 patients (33.6%) had a new diagnosis of active MM, 106 patients (36.3%) were already treated for MM and 88 patients had the diagnosis of a precursor (MGUS or SMM; 30.1%) of MM. Multivariate linear regression analyses revealed a strong positive impact of resilience on physical (b 7.20; 95% CI 4.43 to 9.98; p<0.001) and mental (b 12.12; 95% CI 9.36 to 14.87; p<0.001) HRQOL. Ordered logistic regression analysis showed that the odds for higher depression severity were lowered for individuals with a high level of resilience in comparison to the individuals with a low level of resilience (OR 0.11; 95% CI 0.06 to 0.19; p<0.001).

Conclusions Resilience may be a protective factor in the disease trajectory of MM and its precursors. As a next step, future research should focus on longitudinal assessments at various time points to elucidate the role of resilience in one of the most frequent haematological malignancies.

A Sports Psychology Guru Dies, but His Practices Live On

When Ravizza first began preaching his theories some four decades ago, they were considered eccentric. Now, 26 of the 30 major league teams have a mental conditioning coach, Maher said, and many have more layered throughout organizations, as well as countless loyalists among players and managers…

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