I found this flyer from the Cancer Council and offered to promote it amongst the ladies here. It sounds great and its FREE!
It's a different kind of support group for anyone living with any kind of cancer diagnosis
"Living with cancer can be very isolating – get together with others in a social, relaxed and confidential space. Let go of being a ‘cancer patient’ and simply enjoy being creative."
TUESDAYS 10am - 4pm
Come as often as you like, stay as long as you like.
“I was able to sit and share my feelings about my treatment as well as tap into my inner creativity” RB
I am seeking advice from you, women who have been through this journey. My first anniversary of my diagnosis and treatment is coming up and I am not coping well at all. I have been living positive thinking and feeling lucky, however, right now, the fear of recurrence, another illness, ongoing poor health are completely overriding the tremendous good things that have happened and that have come out of this difficult journey.
This is my first time on this network. My recent bone scan has shown 2 possible fractured ribs on the left side- where I had extensive radiotherapy. Now my oncologist needs to find the cause. CT scan tomorrow. Can those with similar experiences give me some guidance on what to expect?
Today as I was about to pick up my daughter from her first day of high school, my oncologist calls..."I need to speak to you Celeste..do you have anyone with you right now? Can you sit down please...I have some news". It now turns out that the bone scan does infact show "significant progression" in my disease. At the round-table discussion they have decided that there has been definite destruction in my bones! What a terrible shock!
I'm 34 yrs old and have been diagnosed with breast cancer just over a week ago. I have 3 kids under the age of 4 so life is really busy already! Just don't know how I'm going to cope with fighting cancer as well as being there for my little ones.
I'm still at a point of disbelief that this is happening to me, but I guess when all the treatment starts, I'll just have to face it head on.
I just had my first tac chemo on monday 23rd had terrible nausea on the 2nd day that lasted five days now I'm getting heartburn and bad diarohea attacks, spams in lower back ,whats coming next ,really hate the thought of more chemo , i have 5 more to go , does anyone feel the same ?
Hi all,Some advice please. I start chemo on 10/2/12. I intended on having a cropping with a few friends and of course champaign just before, my hairdresser will come over to my home.
I was chatting to someone at nippers today and she said not to jump the gun because I may not lose my hair. I dont know how she knows this. I will be having EC and then Paclitaxel and herceptin with some rads thrown in for good measure.
In hair loss a given? I thaught it was.