Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Living with Cancer Support Group

This morning I was at the Living with Cancer support group meeting. This particular group is quite small but has a good representation of a varying cancers and stages of cancer. Personally I find these groups very therapeutic. I feel reenergized and more positive after I attend one of these meetings. We have one more session left and that will be it till next year.

A couple of weeks ago I collected contact information from the group members so that we could make plans to get together outside the formal setting. So last Thursday we met for coffee at a Second Cup. We plan to do the same this week. It’s nice to get together and be able to talk ‘cancer’.

8 comments:

Karen said...

I think it is wonderful that you've found such a supportive group of cancer survivors. I wish I'd been involved in one when I was going through the treatments. It must be so comforting and encouraging, as well as a great way to meet people who are all walking along a similar path. :)

Joanie M said...

I think it's a great idea. I imagine for some, it's the only time they get out of the house.

Chez said...

Daria, I truly believe the benefits of Support Groups to be far reaching. Meeting outside of the formal setting is a beaut initiave.
My concern is that being part of a Breast Cancer Support Group, as well as a Bereaved Parents Support Group, does not really seem 'normal' to me these days.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

It's nice to have your Cancer buds. They know where you are coming from. It's nice that you've arranged to see them more.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I love the support groups so much I am doing two right now, one at each medical center I was treated at. They are so great for the spirit and you realize how you are not alone in the fight. Many blessings to you, Daria.

Kerry Osborne

POD said...

Daria,
I go to a post-treatment group and sometimes I find I can't must the compassion to listen to some of the stories told over and over and over and over again. Some people seem to really want to stay right there in the suffering. (probably me!)
Do you find the same thing with certain group members?

Daria said...

POD,

Yes I'd have to agree with you on that.

For me ... sometimes I move away from support groups and other times I jump in both feet. I think it depends where I am mentally.

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These support groups are doing an amazing job for the killer disease.cancer is a hard disease to fight.