Living with myeloma by its very nature is about living with uncertainty. And living with uncertainty means living with questions. Actually, uncertainty is something we all live with, whether we are aware of it or not. But people with myeloma and other cancers/life-shortening diseases get to cosy up and face it intimately. It can be a tough stand-off, especially if you are someone who needs to have answers and stay in control. But it can also be a liberating gift if you can surrender to not knowing and not having to know. I know that sounds a bit hippy-dippy, but that’s how I experience it when I’m handling it best.
Some time ago, I created another blog, linked to this one, called Living with Questions, in which I posed questions to you, my lovely readers, to help me consider and find my own answers. But I haven’t continued writing it for over a year.
I had a few problems with it… WordPress had a glitch where it didn’t automatically publicise the new blog in the same way it does with this one, so I think a lot of people didn’t/couldn’t find it. Maybe because of that, I didn’t get many replies, so I lost momentum.
There are lots of things that I want to write about here and questions frequently pop into my mind that would be great to ask there. Unfortunately, now that I’ve discovered I like writing, I’ve also discovered a number of other activities that I want to do, so I don’t get to write as much as I’d like because of time and energy limitations, not to mention finding the creative headspace.
I’d like to re-initiate the idea of Living with Questions, but I’m going to flip it over and ask you lovely blog readers what you’d be interested to read about, or what questions burn for you. This also gives me the chance to meddle around with WordPress contact forms. The geek in me is happy!
So, if you’d like to interact more with me and other readers of this blog, then please feel free to fill out the form below and let’s see what comes out of it…
It could be questions related to myeloma, illness or recovery therefrom. Equally it could be questions about life and living. Either way, your responses will remain confidential, unless you’d like me to mention you.
Thank you for humouring me.
If you want to send me questions at a later date, there is now a page with the same form on it. You can find it in the top menu or just click here.