How will having a bone marrow failure disease affect my life? | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

How will having a bone marrow failure disease affect my life?

While it can be difficult to imagine at first, many patients lead happy, fulfilling lives by developing strategies for successfully coping with the physical and emotional aspects of living with aplastic anemia, MDS or PNH.

Making small changes in daily activities can have a big impact on how you feel. Fatigue is a big issue for many patients, so listen to your body and rest when you need to. Talk to your doctor about ways you can decrease and manage fatigue. With a bit of patience, planning, and flexibility, many patients find ways to work, travel, exercise, and do the things they loved before diagnosis.

Visit the Caring for Yourself page for tips on managing fatigue, diet and nutrition, exercise, emotional health and more.