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Hello all - I have just discovered the OPA and have telephoned the support centre near my home....WOW!!!
I have spoken to the most positive, helpful person ever (apart from the lovely people on here of course). She has given me some fantastic information and details of a local meeting for patients and carers to meet ex-patients.
I'm not sure if Dad will go along but I'm going to go and check it out. If I come back with positive news I am sure I can convince him to go to a future meeting. I think if he can see people living and coping after chemo/surgery it will give him the lift he needs. I know it will do me the world of good. I hope Mom can also meet someone who can give her some support.
We've also been given the contact details of a gentleman around Dad's age who is post-surgery who volunteers to support newly-diagnosed patients.
This is so positive and I'm so glad I made the call.
I just wanted to share this and I'll let you know how I get on.
xxxx Sarah xxxx
And because of that I too am going to give them a call !! Thanks Sarah.
I attended the OPA meeting in London today, met with Lary and Alan at a fantastic venue with guest speaker Stephanie Wakefield talking about nutrition.
Catch up with you soon,
Hi Fred and Steve and all,
I made a phone call to OPA earlier this week. Needed to put my wandering mind at rest about a couple of matters. And that is what I got, plus a few added pointers. A very kind and understanding voice at the 'other end' can do wonders. Steve: hoping people like Larry and Alan at today's OPA meeting got strong and positive feedback from the participants. They do a wonderful job.
I was nice to see so many people there ranging from 2-15 years, having some problems still for sure, but leading a good quality of life.
With destiny and good fortune at our side we shall overcome!
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