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Coping with Cancer
This is an article I wrote for Bold Magazine at headspace Mildura about my experiences with canteen and how they have helped me through a really tough time in my life. I was encouraged to post it by one of the Canteen leaders I've been in touch with for...
My Nana's in Hospital and I'm taking a holiday.
14/10/2019 Hey everyone, so this is my first post on this blog so I am still trying to figure out what I'm doing.   I should warn you now, I am going to ramble so please bare with me and in case anyone was wondering why I'm posting my holiday...
First time writer and I do not even know
To whoever reads this, I don't know if anyone will but hey that's cool. I just need to get this out somewhere and I don't really know. I've found that's a common theme in my life currently, I just do not know. When anyone asks how I am, or...
im scared to lose my dad
hi im new to this my school councellor suggested I connect with canteen and write a blog about what has happened in my life and my parents lifes that involves their cancer. so 7 years ago my dad was diagnosed with throat cancer I don't remember much of...
Leadership meeting
Hi anyone who is in the leadership group. Could they please tell me if it’s the first Tuesday of a month for the leadership group
From a CanTeen YP to the community
Just to explain to folk, I am Sally, a counsellor here at CanTeen. This letter was written by a CanTeen member who wishes to remain anonymous but really wanted to share this with everyone. If you want to chat after reading this, just send us a private...
Crazy Observations
This is my first time on canteen connect (used to be active on the previous version) and I started scrolling through the 'People Like Me' section and was blown away. I had one filter. One. My parent has died from cancer. One filter and pages and pages of...
Life with cancer and music
test Hey my names Summah my life with cancer started at the age of only 7 years old. One day before my Seventh Birthday the 2ndof July when I started getting older I found that music was very Therapudic. Tbh I don’t know what my life with cancer would be...
My cancer journey
Hello everyone, I am Emily . I am 17 and from Whyalla, about 5 years ago my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed. I was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma stage 2; the tumour is central in my brain and therefore inoperable. They did a biopsy and...
My Dad's Agressive Cancer
This is my first time posting and I didn't think I would post anything when I first found out about my dads cancer in late November. But I have a very busy and stressful life and I've been trying to ignore what's happening with my dad because I don't...
Going to funerals after a loved one has passed
I just wanted to put some feelings out there. I have been to 2 funerals since my mum's one, and I wanted to hear of others thoughts. I have had the same experience as my mums. I don't cry. At mums though I did cry when the hearse drove...
Trying Not To Forget
Hi My Name Is Charlie And I was wondering if anyone else knows how it feels to feel like you are forgetting your loved ones. Someday's I can't even remember her and it's only been 4.5 years. I don't remember what she looked like, what she smelled like,...
My Cancer journey with my mum
It was October 2011. I was 14 years old when I found out my mum had cancer. Mum had been having chest pains for a while and decided to go to the doctors to check it out. After lots of test and scans they discovered she had a cancerous...
Mum has cancer
So i just joined a today and after reading a few blogs i feel like i need to say something. Over a year ago Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and i remember feeling numb all over. I couldn't even cry i felt so shucked. We'd known that she...
Hi everyone i'm new to this but my sister has brain cancer i'm 13 years old if any of you need a anyone to talk to you are more than welcome to contact me anytime
Mum is unwell again
I haven't been on here for a while, but mum is unwell again. earlier this year she was diagnosed with breast cancer again. it's the third time, they considered her terminal. i didn't know how to cope. She's my everything and i can't lose her. i don't how...
what life is like after cancer for me
when i was finished treatment i was thrilled i thought i could get straight back into life but i was wrong my all my doctors including my oncologist all told me i might get sick after treatment but what they don't prepare you for is all the after effects...
Not sure if i'm doing this in the right place, just signed up by my mum has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer this year and has been fighting it for nearly 3 months now. After a unsuccessful chemotherapy I'm a little broken as to the fact that my mum...
first time using
hi guys, mum has triple negative inflammatory breast cancer, she has had it for 3 months now, she is having chemo every 2 weeks but i don't get much time with her any more
First time taking
Okay this is my first time using this So I don’t really know how this works . I have not opened up to anyone about this my friends know but they don’t really ask me and sometimes I wonder if they even care. My mum has terminal cancer pancreatic,...