The Charity Cancervive has been set up to offer help from personal experience for family, friends and colleagues of cancer patients.
This site is for anyone affected by cancer, whether a patient or carer. It is designed to provide a place for people to talk about how cancer has changed their lives and to provide support for them.
Hi everyone, I have another quote I would like to share with you.
When I was having my treatment, I saw several people much worse off than me. What was worse I saw several young people who had cancer very bad and it made me feel very sad for them as they had only just started life's journey. It also brought it home to me how lucky I have been that my cancer was caught in time. Take care everyone, Rainbow.
Hi everyone, Here is another quotation I wish to share with you all.
Cancer changes so many peoples live and I'm not only talking about the person who has the cancer for it affects the lives of all of our loved ones too. For many the changes are quite dramatic and live's are altered forever. Having had cancer myself and also having lost several family members and friends taken from me by this cruel disease, I often feel it's harder for the family of the patient, for you are trying to appear strong and coping while the reality is you are often falling apart on the inside. You try to keep your fears and feelings to yourself for fear of upseting others, thats why I would like to invite anyone reading this, if you need to chat with someone who knows what it's like from both sides of the fence, I will do my best to help and support you. Take care, best wishes, Rainbow
Good Morning everyone, Here is another quotation for you.
When we meet someone in the street, we never know what sort of battles they are fighting. Having had cancer has brought the value of this quote home to me. When you consider that figures show 1 in 3 people will at sometime suffer from cancer in their life, and if you factor in their family members, thats an awful lot of people who are affected by this disease. In fact there cant be many not affected in some way, so I am now more sympatheic towards people these days because of this. I wish you all a stress free day, Rainbow.
Hi folks, Here ia another quotation for your perusal.
I have spoken to several people over the last couple of years who have lost a loved one and several of them have commented that the grief they were feeling seemed to get worse after a few weeks and they didnt understand why. I think this is simple because when we first lose a loved one, the reality of our loss doesnt sink in for a few weeks. I often say I dont think we ever get over losing someone, for life will never be quite the same. It's more a question of learning to live with our loss, however sad that may be. But I can say from experiance, It does get less painful as time goes by. Wishing you all a pleasant day, Rainbow.
In the weeks and months after I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was quite staggered by the amount of time I heard those words "Me too". So many people who I knew or came to know turned out to have the same cancer type as me. For instance, when I was undergoing radiotherapy treatment I met three lovely couples who I am still in contact with. We all helped each other on our cancer journey , swapping stories about our "Hot flushes", caused by the hormone therapy and believe it or not, had some laughs along the way. When I first admitted I was having hot flushes, two of them said, "Well dont expect any sympathy from you wife" and they were right as she just laughed and said, "Well now you know what we women have to put up with". The quote is true in that when we are first diagnosed, we feel such a mixture of emotions so to find we are not the only ones travelling the rollercoaster ride of cancer, is in a strange way, comforting to know we are not the only one suffering. I wish you all a peacefull weekend, Rainbow
My late mother loved middle of the road country music and any songs sung by Alan Jackson. At her funeral she told me she wanted the hymn "How Great Thou Art". I have since heard this sung by Alan Jackson and everytime I hear it, it reminds me of her, just like the quote says. I know she would have loved his version of it. I hope you all have a good weekend. Wishing you all the best with your journeys, Rainbow
I am not a religious person but I do believe in the above. Several times things have happened in my past that although it seemed bad at the time, as a result other things happened for the better. The same has applied with my cancer; I am enjoying life more now than ever before and I believe I am a better person as a result. Rainbow
Hi everyone, Here is todays addition to this thread.
This lady died recently but she wrote some wonderful quotes which I have only started to come across in the past couple of years. I never used to pay much attention to quotations until the last three years. Hope you all like this one, Rainbow
Hi Everyone, Havent had time to add to the quotes for the past couple of days.
This was me before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Typical man putting off going to the doctor and it was only after wife got annoyed with me that I went. Had I left it it could well have bee to late. Rainbow.