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Finding Friends

28 Jan 2018 19:35

I have cancer for a second time and I have been told I have about 18 months to live. I have friends but I want to find friends who will understand what I am going through. I was hoping to find a support group but so far have not been able to do so. Where should I look.

Re: Finding Friends

28 Jan 2018 19:40 in response to Jean_L

I feel for you I'm recently diagnosed with lung cancer. And treatment has not been decided yet. I'm finding it hard to look forward as I'm in limbo. And feel as though I have been given a death sentence. I hope this is the place for friends but I posted last week and have yet to receive a response. Good luck xxx

Re: Finding Friends

28 Jan 2018 22:24 in response to valerie140765

Hi there Jean and Valerie. ... I'd like to welcome you both to this little chat room ...Jean, I've had mastectomy 6 months ago, and because of health probs having no treatment ... so I'm just muddling along and making most of every day ... so your not on your own here ... cancer can make things look really bleak and lonely ... have you tried McMillan and told them how you feel... they usually know of support groops etc ... they really helped me ... so fingers crossed for you ... don't give up hunny ..

 

Valerie.... so sorry you didn't get a reply, sometimes threads do fall through the cracks here, as posts move by so quickly ... and there's quite a few of us on here, that really try to include everyone ... there are some brill people on here so don't give up ... and we all have different cancer journeys too ... so there's quite a varying spread of us ... if you read other threads on here you'll see how they try to hold each other's hands and walk this journey with as many as we can ... 

So sending you a big welcoming hug to you both .... Chrissie xx 

Re: Finding Friends

28 Jan 2018 22:34 in response to Jean_L

Welcome to Cancer Chat Jean although I'm really sorry to read about your situation.

I'm glad you've joined the forum as our community is full of supportive and helpful members who will really understand what you are going through, especially those who have posted in our dying with cancer section of the forum.

I noticed you said you haven't been able to find a support group yet so I just wanted to give you share a website with which has a list of all the major cancer charities and support groups in the UK. If you click here and here you can use tools to enter your postcode to find support groups near to you as well.

I hope this helps and you're able to find the support you are seeking soon. 

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Re: Finding Friends

28 Jan 2018 22:42 in response to valerie140765

Hi Valerie, 

I'm not sure if you have your email notifications switched on, but I just wanted to let you know you've had two replies since you posted last week which you have a look at here Happy

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Re: Finding Friends

9 Feb 2018 17:40 in response to Jean_L

Yes im the same. I have 4 months to live

I want to talk to someone who is waiting to die and what they think will happen after death

I dont want to scare you but i just think im going to hell

Ive been a horrible person my whole life

Re: Finding Friends

9 Feb 2018 23:33 in response to Jane.w

Hi Jane ... I've answered you on your other thread ... you have lots of positive responses. . Please read them ... hold on hunny ... you can get there ... your not going to hell .. you have had a lot of hurt in your life .. don't waste these last months ... miricals do happen ... you just have to give them a nudge ... ❤