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  • Blog Post: Is loneliness taking its toll on you?

    One in five people with cancer feel lonely, according to Macmillan’s latest research, which was in the news last week. Being lonely can be a terrible feeling, but we’ve discovered that the impact of loneliness can even have an effect on people’s wider health and wellbeing. People...
  • Forum Post: In limbo

    Life after cancer sure is tough isn't it? I'm now 11 months post active treatment and I'm still struggling to get back to normality - whatever that is... During treatment I was desperate to get back to how things were BC. I used to be really career focussed and had a passion for my work...
  • Forum Post: People not understanding after they hear the word remission...

    Having recovered from AML this year, I am now trying to get my life back on track. When I was in hospital I refused visitors as I didn't want people to see me how I was. One 'friend' always invited herself and she would turn up with cakes and drinks and I did enjoy her company. She used to...
  • Forum Post: Keeping too busy!!

    I am feeling extremely well. It is 3 months since I finished all of breast cancer treatment. I agree with other members about the isolation as everyone seems to have gone back to 'normal'! I am constantly being told how well I look and Ihave one friend who actually asks how I am feeling and still...
  • Forum Post: the loneliness

    Hi, I'm new here and have never reached out to any kind of support group since my diagnosis in late 2008. I was told at the time that I had 6 months to live but I'm still here and for that, I am enormously thankful. My health varies. I almost died earlier this year, several times. I'm not...
  • Forum Post: MacMillan Christmas Balloon at One O'Clock

    MacMillan - we need a balloon that could help fundraise & help us. Christmas is coming & so many of us have either lost someone close or is helping someone close to us fight this disease, so why is there not the MacMillan balloon which is released at one o'clock on Christmas day to the...
  • Forum Post: Life After Treatment... Will it always get me down?

    Im just new to this and find it hard to find a group on here I can relate to. I was 22 when I was diagnosed with a Ewing Sarcoma, like all treatments for Cancer it had its terrible lows and its better days. But since finishing my treatment I find myself battling with many unresolved emotions and feelings...
  • Forum Post: confused

    I feel really lost. Which is not different from half of the people on this site I know. My mum has lung cancer and is on a 3 month chemo treatment. But dad told me a couple of days ago that the docs have awarded her 'end of life status' what is that?? If it is what it sounds like then what is...
  • Forum Post: Why can't we just get along I'm too sick to deal with this

    Im new. I've come here because I have no idea what to do. Im 22 and have just had another operation to remove my thyroid glands and a neck dissection. I have thyroid cancer and am awaiting radiotherapy. But this isnt bothering me. I know I'm one of the lucky ones in this world because I will...
  • Blog Post: sometimes i feel totally alone

    I'm having chemo for secondary breast cancer and despite the support of family and friends i feel totally alone and isolated at home.
  • Blog Post: Getting things under control

    Since I last posted on here Toni has had 4 units of blood transfused as his HB was so low. This has given him some extra energy but he now has pitted odoema in his ankles on top of the swelling in his left leg from the DVT. So this has been getting him down.The nausea is now under control with 3mg of...
  • Forum Post: Relationship problems?

    I'm Adam, I'm 16 and have Leukaemia, it's bad enough being 16 and having relationship problems, but having leukaemia too has just made it unbarable. I have a girlfriend, she lives 70 miles away.. When she's with me everything is really good, we get on very well and are very close, but...
  • Forum Post: Bereaved spouses please read

    Hi All, I know that this may seem like a slightly strange thing to request but I am searching for people who have lost their spouses who could possibly help me to help my mum. We lost my dad in December 2008 and even though we have just passed the 1 year anniversary life doent seem to get any better...
  • Forum Post: coming up for 8 months and still not coping

    hi all sorry its 'been so long but i'm not handling this well at all.it has been nearly 8 months now since my mum died and i'm still stuck between not believing and the reality that shes not here and sheer panic.my whole world was turned upside down from her seizure last june to her death...
  • Forum Post: what do i do?

    Hi my names jenna, im 23 and today ive just been told i have womb cancer. I have tried to keep myself together infront of my family but i just dont know how im goign to cope, there does not seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel and i i am seriously thinking about ending it all. anyone got...
  • Forum Post: Have you felt isolated or lonely?

    Hi there, I was wondering how many of you have felt that cancer made you feel isolated? Share your experience of feeling isolated and help others deal with it. BACK TO ISOLATION PAGE
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