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Tomorrow is the first Support Group meeting in Newport (Gwent). Venue is St Davids Hospice, Malpas. Timings are 10:30 to 14:30. This has been advertised on FaceBook, but I thought I'd publicise it here as well.


Steve

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How did the support group go, Steve? The London one is flagging with very sporadic meetings so I hope yours went well. Did you have any problem with it being during the day rather than evening? Wouldn't that rule out workers attending?

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There was actually a very good turnout, though I had nothing to do with the organisation. Jeni and Debbie attended to represent PCUK. It turned out to be very interesting as I met a 74 year old gentleman who had been recently diagnosed. He was obviously very fit, but had been told that chemo would be horrendous and only give him an extra 2 months! He was amazed to speak to someone who had survived chemo and was still going strong after 2 years. He left the meeting to drive straight to his GP to insist on being given chemo immediately. A result!


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It does bring home how different people's experiences and advice are! I hope he does well if he goes for it. And I do think support groups make such a difference - no matter how much support you get from forums it is so nice to meet people in person.

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PCUK Nurse Jeni

Thank you Steve for your wonderful support and inspiration to that family in question.


You are amazing.


What a wonderful day it was - I must say I was saddened again, but shows the needs for these groups.


See you soon!


Jeni.

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Blimey Steve that is quite scarey. Well done you for inspiring someone else to not give up, sounds like the poor bloke had been written off - shocking!


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It really is scarey that people are met with such vastly differing levels of support and advice. In all fairness, Jeni did the groundwork with this, but I was certainly able to reassure them by simply being there 2 years post-diagnosis.


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