Thursday, October 22, 2009

Support Group

Yesterday I meet with our breast cancer support group. It was especially nice to see the ladies this time because I felt I needed to be with people who really understood what I am going through. And meeting them meant I had to share my bad news. Sharing bad news is difficult because I know that my fear will instil fear in them. I know that the first thing I think of when I hear anyone’s bad cancer news is ... wow that could be me. But this time it is me. All the ladies were very understanding and supportive. They just have ‘the look’ and know what to say to make it easier.

And when it comes to support, I would like to thank everyone who reads this blog and has left comments. I know I am not alone. So many others have walked a similar path and truly understand what it feels like. The comments are so inspiring and give me support. They also make me feel so hopeful. I don’t know where I’d be without you.

So thank you very much ... I look forward everyday to reading everyone’s comments to my blog.


Jill said...

That's what we are here for Daria, to give you hope,support and love. Whether you need to just vent or just to tell us how your day went, we are here. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Daria
So happy you met with your support does help
You are very special lady

WhiteStone said...

We're on the same road and consider you one of our fellow travelers. Even with a diff cancer I feel much empathy and kinship to those of other cancers. Will be praying that your new chemo works well for you. And, consider joining one of the Arts & Med support groups. Wish we had them here.

Michelle said...

Just a big hug for you today (((((Daria)))))


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

I am glad you have the support of people around you and that some of them are in the same situation as you. I am lucky so far in that my cancer has not spread but as it was an aggressive type, I live in fear that it might. You have so much courage going to school and not just staying at home, you inspire so many. I really hope that the new chemo will attack that awful liver lesion.

Anastasia said...

Dear Daria,

I just read a few posts back to get filled in on the "bad news" you mentioned. I am so sorry to hear about the liver lesions. :( It sounds like you are doing the right things. Support is so important. I know that I have been blessed to feel the support of people, like you, who leave comments on my blog. I do feel a comradery with other humans going through the experience of having cancer. Please know you are in my thoughts and heart. And thank you for the inspiration and support that you so generously provide. <3 <3

Michelle Leddel said...

Tonight I just retuned from my weekly, support group at The Wellness Community. There is understanding, compassion, joy, comfort, and community. By you attending the group it sounds like you have been embraced by this new family.

BLOGitse said...

Here we are! :)

Today is a Pink day in Finland.
This foundation raises money for the Finnish breast cancer research.
The site is only in Finnish but you can see how the women had made a pink human ribbon!

ps. don't forget WO*IMA tomorrow!

Renee said...

Dear one, yes us of the sisterhood know. I wish that we didn't.

Love Renee xoxo