• This weekend's group is moved to April 26 due to the Easter Long Weekend.
• Our next meeting Saturday, April 26, 2014 will include: Colleen Haynes will be giving a talk on basic understanding of our blood tests. This will not replace the interpretation by a physician, but will shed a little light on what the blood tests mean.
• Saturday May 3 Session: Barb Crombie will be attending the meeting. Barb was hired by the Ruby Slipper Fund to compile information about services available on the Sunshine Coast as well as what can be expected during the first few weeks of a diagnosis. This info will be published in the form of a hand-out booklet with the help of Ashley Doyle. This Resource Guide booklet is intended to be given to newly diagnosed cancer patients on the Coast.
Missed the last meeting?
April 5 Peer Support Group Recap:
Facilitated by Kathy Bolton
The meeting started with a quick round the table of where we are in our Cancer Journey. Kathy Introduced Lynn and Gail from the Crossroads Church Prayer Shawl ministry. Lynn and Gail explained how their group knits and prays while constructing the shawls as a way of providing comfort to any one of any denomination to help them feel that they are not alone in their health challenge. The attending members that chose to, picked shawls and pocket squares to provide comfort in their journey.
Jean Pate and Carol Bowman (both cancer survivors) gave a surprise presentation on the “Looking Good Feeling Better” program. They plan to do a scaled down version of this in Sechelt. They plan to work with wigs and an esthetician, doing makeovers, etc. They will keep the group posted as to their progress.
A member reported on his stay in Vancouver at a B&B near the Cancer Clinic as a cost effective alternative to the Cancer Lodge. For details on this please email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Group discussion that followed the presentations centred around medical issues about treatments and helpful tips were shared around improving quality of life at later stages of treatments. Questions were answered with members past experience to a new participant.
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Happy Easter Long Weekend Everyone!