Thursday, July 16, 2009

Breast Cancer Support Group

Tuesday I got a phone call reminding me of the Breast Cancer Support Group coffee on Wednesday.

As a group, we’ve been meeting for about nine years now ... every couple of weeks. It’s a blast when we get together. We’re kind of like a bunch of silly school girls. We talk about all sorts of things, sometimes we all talk at the same time and sometimes we just giggle for no reason at all.

Yesterday, we had a guest; one of the ladies brought her sister with her who was visiting from England.

As we were sitting there, I noticed Dr. H, walking into the cafeteria. Dr. H used to work at the Cross Cancer Institute as director of the Arts and Medicine program. She used facilitate the breast cancer support groups.

Anyways, we all waved to her and she came over. Of course she couldn’t remember us all but did recognize some faces. I believe she took someone’s contact information and wanted to connect with us again. Of course, I was having too much fun chatting and missed most of what was going on.

We finalized our plans for our summer garden party. J one of the ladies always offers her home to the group for a Christmas party and a summer garden party. She has a lovely home and back yard.

Our table was pretty crowded so we just about got through the whole meeting without having Ari join us. He is our mascot. Fortunately, he only made a quick appearance because there wasn’t enough room for him but we did have to show him to our guest.

He attracts a bit more attention than some of us like. Go figure ...

12 comments:

Debby said...

How fun!

Sarah said...

Sounds wonderful!! You sound better every day hon!! I'm so glad!!
Hugs, Sarah

Tracey said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant time.. i wish there was a ovarian/cervical group i could go to to offer my support.. think i need to have a google!

Ari is one sexy beast.. give him a hug from me will you? ;-)

Jill said...

Your mascot is cute and you seem to have had a really good time with your support group. We don't have a support group up where I live and I wish we did.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

LOVE it!!!! I, too, wish we had a support group close by!

Audrey said...

Sounds like a wonderful, fun afternoon! Good on ya! I love days like that.

Arlene said...

To those of you who are following Daria's blog and have commented on not having a support group I would encourage you to do what Daria did. She just started one! Sounds like Daria, doesn't it? She just suggested we get together for coffee. And it just continued on from there. For nine years!

And yes, sometimes we just chatter away about everyday things but we are always there for one another to share the more serious stuff. Although all our stories are a bit different and we can never fully understand what the other person is feeling, we just accept each other and try to be supportive.

We have shared 'the good, the bad, and the ugly".

Thank you, Daria, for suggesting that first get together for coffee.

Arlene

TNBCAmazon said...

It's so good to hear your happy voice again!

Ari is cute. Too bad you gals don't let the monkey out more often... Ahem, the baboon, I mean.

Enjoy that garden party. It sounds like quite a lovely event.

Isaura said...

So happy you have a group.... it helps talking to others...
You sound in great spirits....that puts a smile on my face.... big hugs....

Sara Williams said...

Your mascot is ADORABLE!

You sound so exhilerated and happy, this group is good for you I can hear it in your words.

Good for you :0)

BLOGitse said...

Daria, I'm following you! :)

Did you know that ARI is a Finnish (male) name too!
Have a good Friday! :)

theBluesman said...

that Ari is certainly cute for a mascot, why is he looking so sad, a mascot should look cheerful