I’ve not been on for a while due to treatment complications and deciding to hide myself away with my hair loss.
Thankfully I’m feeling better now. I’ve had 2 cycles of the harsh chem and I’ve just had my 5th maintenance chemo which should be less harsh on my body The first 3 were not but I think that’s because I wasn’t feeling well enough at the time The fourth enabled me to lead an almost normal life just feeling a bit more tired and so far so good with the 5th I had yesterday.
I’m writing to know if we as terminal cancer patients get any discount or free membership at gyms? I’ve not worked for years now and have no income so can’t afford to join but on good days it would be lovely to do a short fitness session or a swim to make me feel better. The steroids and being at home have taken their toll on my body and I would love to lose some weight as well as clear my mind exercising
Does anyone know if this is possible or is enjoying a reduced or free membership themselves? It’s such a wonderful idea. I would love to hear if so?
I know Macmillans offer loads of complimentary treatments, acupuncture, reiki and things like that. I wonder if you could enquire of them whether they keep a record of companies that offer more.
Hope the spring weather puts a spring in your step soon.
What Itisme said is spot on, i went to hospice for a long while, for reiki, i know they have hot tubs, and spa;s well my one did, Worth a phone call. i got counselling from them as well, Worth a phone call,
Hope they can advise you, xx
My local hospice has a tiny gym that I can use with physio guidance. She is also referring me to local leisure centre for an ‘active health’ membership. You qualify if affected by cancer or are getting benefits etc. Worth a try, phone your local hospice they support anyone living with a life limiting illness.
Hi - a diagnosis of cancer which cannot be cured is normally included in a disability inclusion criteria. Therefore a gym near you that offers discounts for people who can demonstrate some form of disability, could be the answer. Edinburgh Leisure do one (council run) for 50% discount. Also better [dot] org [dot] uk offer free inclusive access to facilities. They sound London based. www.better.org.uk/.../better-hf-inclusive
Just had a gym session at my local hospice. Was great and once I’ve been fully assessed I can join their drop in session on once a week.