Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Conversations
Author: Voices of MPN
Whether you're unsure of how to share your feelings with family and friends, or what to talk about with your Healthcare Professional, you're not alone in your journey with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). It can be uncomfortable asking for help with daily tasks or sharing how you're really feeling day to day.
That's where the Strengthening Your Voice conversation cards can help. There are 7 cards, each with a front and back, and each conversation card provides tips and strategies you can use to guide conversations about your experience with MPNs.
Find ways to bring up tough topics, keep discussions focused, and express yourself in several areas including:
- Sharing everyday needs
- Communicating your feelings
- Sharing your experience with friends/loved ones
- Shaping your goals
- Talking with your healthcare team
Remember, when you open up about your health and experiences, you put those around you in a better position to support you.