Since this diagnosis, my perspective has changed - on just about everything. Things that would have annoyed the hell out of me before, now just seem to be something else in my day that will pass. I got a little down when this was all heaped on me. Afterall, I did have crushed vertebrae in my back and it was caused by multiple myeloma -- and all of that felt like a pretty big deal. But since then? Like I said, there's a new attitude.