Friday, October 23, 2009

Why I haven't joined the advanced cancer support group

I don't think I'm ready to join the support group at the cancer clinic for people with advanced cancer.

Here is part of a message I received about next week's meeting:
Our guest this week will be Ron Seguin from the Funeral Home, Hulse Playfair and McGarry.


The one and only time I attended, they talked about hospice care. The group is called Living for Today but my fear is that it's more about dying than living.

While I know that some people in the group might be ready for that information, I'm not.

To use one of my mom's sayings: "mark me down for no!!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

I also made an inquiry about the advanced cancer group seeking out people with the same level of health issues who were trying to heal and move forward. I ended up speaking with a social worker from the cancer centres counselling services who advised me the group was not what I'm looking for. She indicated the group often had individuals dealing with hospice care and end of life. Much like you I said no thanks I'm looking for a different kind of group. Let us all know if you find a good group out there.