Caregiver Support Group on hold:
This group is no longer running the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month due to low turn-outs each week. It will resume again in the Fall. If you are a caregiver/supporter and would like one-on-one counselling please drop us an email.
Just a friendly reminder that many people have sensitivities to scents and perfumes, this is common for many who are undergoing treatment. At our support group meetings we would kindly ask that you help us keep it a scent-free zone. Thank you for understanding.
May 24 Peer Support Group Recap:
• There was an open discussion with hints and tips on how to deal with some side effects of different kinds of chemo… Kathy reminded the group of the triage nurse at the chemo clinic, making appointments with oncologist if side effects persist, seeing your GP in the mean time and going to the ER (over weekends) if your symptoms are worrisome.
• At 2pm Barb Crombie joined the group. Barb is a contractor for the Ruby Slipper Fund and is compiling information in order to have a Cancer Resource Guide booklet put together for the newly diagnosed patients on the Coast. This has been a work in progress since the support group began forming in January2013 and continues to be a priority to the Ruby Slipper Fund. A lively discussion was had with Barb and group members around services available on the Coast. Suggestions were given by the group about what would be useful in this publication as well as where this booklet would be available. Currently the plan is to have this booklet available upon diagnosis but may also be available at the hospital and in medical clinics. It is in the works and we appreciate all the feedback given since the beginning of this project.
Missing the peer group sessions?
We would like to hear from you about what might be holding you back from attending…(transportation issues, no child care?) If you would like to share what is keeping you from our sessions please send us an email. We may be able to help.
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