#Sarcoma North West Support Group

Hi all

I am writing this post from Liverpool Lime Street as my poorly car is in the garage.  I am on my way home from the support group meeting which was held at the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Now, we are coming up to holiday season and with six regular attendees unable to join the meeting, we were expecting a quiet one.  Boy,  were we wrong! Six new people joined us today which is fantastic. We also had a representative from Macmillan come along to see what we are all about.

Not for everyone
Support groups are not for everyone,  but I love our group.  It gives me a chance to mingle with people, informally,  who have been affected by this rare cancer.  Whilst I would not wish cancer on anyone, there’s something reassuring knowing that there are people out there who understand what you are going through, know how you feel and well, are just there for you. Today we had a family attend who had lost someone close to a rare form of sarcoma. Our support group is open to patients, families, friends and carers.

I would like to thank Rob and Lesley for doing a fantastic job running the group.

Check ups
I had a catch up with Dr Ali on Friday.  Things are looking good so now…I need to start living again. So I’m aiming to return to work in June. Yikes! No more daytime TV for me…..

Say what….?!
So I hate it when I am stressing over an appointment or waiting for results,  and what makes it worse is when someone says “Oh you’ll be fiiiine”. Rewind sixty minutes ago when I said those exact words to someone in the support group… #FootInMouth

How big?
My sister gave birth to this Beauty last week who was 7lb 13oz. Slightly heavier than my tumour was. Wowzer! Certainly put that into perspective!

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Well that’s me for today.

Take care x

3 thoughts on “#Sarcoma North West Support Group

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Emma
    I think I met u today at this group I was in the middle of having radiotherapy on my leg. Would love to hear how things are going because my three month scan is coming up!! Could u email me? X

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  2. Jane Rigney says:

    Great to meet you today Emma and to see how the group has grown since I first met Rob and Lesley over a year ago. Best of luck at Question Time tomorrow, you’ll be a fab ambassador for Macmillan!
    Take care,
    Jane x

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