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Family life
How do you cope with a parents new partner, my dad is away nearly every weekend with his partner and lm left alone. Any suggestions to keep positive about the situation?
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Pets that support us - post about your furry friend(s)! [PHOTOS now uploading!]
Hey all! I'm Cara, one of the staff from the Online crew... I'm new around here :) I've been having a look at the awesome chats on Canteen Connect and noticing that heaps of you mention your love of animals. Aaaand it got me thinking - pets can be...
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Lung cancer
I have been driving myself nuts trying to find things that can cure or help with lung cancer I have even rang a million hospitals asking for help but dads cancer is incurable & it’s so hard to deal with it sucks!! Cancer sucks and my dad doesn’t deserve...
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Suggestions on things to do before a parent/loved one passes.
Hi friends, It looks like my Mum is going to stop her chemo treatment in the next couple of weeks and spend her final months with a bit more energy than she has had the last couple of months. The chemo has been destroying her and this isn't how...
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New step-mum after losing mum
Has anyone else on here got a step-mum after losing your mum? I have had a lot of difficulty with communicating with her and have since moved out of home because it got so bad
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My Nan has terminal lung cancer..
Hi I’m new to the canteen program and this online community. I’m Kristin, I’m 25 and my Nan has terminal lung cancer and deteriorating COPD (emphysema) and I am her full time carer.. She’s like my best friend and is honestly like a parent to me.. But as...
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it turned my world upside down
hi all my name is Hayley and I am 15 1/2 I have just been told that my nan has been diagnosed with skin cancer on the left side of her face and she also has a brain tumar and a bone disease too and it kills me to...
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Terminal is the worst
When I was 10 I overheard my mum talking to a doctor. When she got off the phone I asked mum what she is doing she said my poppy has cancer I started to cry. T hen Christmas came around, we were going to the Sunshine Coast and poppy...
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The only mother i know
Yesterday I spent 7 hours up on the gold coast with my aunty. She's come out of a domestic violence relationship so now she's on the streets and recently been diagnosed with breast cancer that has already spread to her lymph nodes so it's quite serious....
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my story
I'm only 13 and throughout my life my cousin died of a brain tumor at the age of 7, my uncle got diagnosed with a sarcoma and died, my cousin got diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 16, my 9 year old sister is dying of...
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Five Fighters.
Hiya, my name is Erin and I'm 14. When I was 6 my dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he's doing really well now. In the same year my uncle was diagnosed with brain cancer and my grandpa with metastatic melanoma (skin cancer). Since then I've lost both...
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Loosing Everyone
Well it all started when I was 4 and I didn't know what was going on fully but my nanny had cancer. The doctors didn't know where it came from but it quickly turned into a brain tumour an she eventually died in the hospice. That was the first...
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The Day I Found Out
In May of 2015, what seemed to be a normal check up for one of the strongest women I ever known, turned out to very different. I was 14 years of age and told that she may have less the 6 months left. And for 6 months I counted...
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My Brother, my Sister, my Mum and now my Gran
Hi guys my name is Molly-Kate, I'm 19 years of age and currently living in the Sydney region. I just typed up my whole story and accidently clicked back and deleted everything... But long story very short, before I was born 1 of my brothers (Cory) was...
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It hurts to see it actually happen
hey my name is shatayla, and I'm only 12.. my uncle has cancer he got diagnosed 3 years ago it hurt to hear it.. he ended up in hospital two years ago it hurt my family seeing him in the pain he was in.. we went to see him...
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my pa's battle with lung cancer
A bit of background info - my parents split up before I was born, my dad wasn't in my life until I was 4 and a half and we still aren't close and my mum, nan, pa and I all live together, my pa was like a dad to...
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4 Times lucky , 1 time not so lucky
As the 'story title' says 4 times lucky, 1 time not so lucky implies as you might think the whole lovely cancer (maybe not so lucky) Cancer has been a common occurrence in my Dads family - My Pop had lung cancer and non - Hodgkin's lymphoma, my Dad...