• This is going to sound stupid? But where can I chat with other people for support. I need to talk to someone?

    Asked by shelllovemom on Saturday, July 21, 2012

    This is going to sound stupid? But where can I chat with other people for support. I need to talk to someone?

    21 Answers from the Community

    21 answers
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Do you mean in person or online? If in person, check with the oncologist's office or your chemo center. Local support groups normally supply contact info to those places. If online, you might google cancer message boards or discussion forums. The ones that I am aware of are breast cancer specific, so I can't provide any specific links but just explore a little and I'm sure you will turn up several.

      almost 5 years ago
    • joyce's Avatar
      joyce

      I actually exchanged email and phone numbers with another person from this website. We connected over the phone and it was so great to talk to someone in the same situation. You might just want to reach out to others on this site.

      Another great source of support is Imerman Angels. They provide one-on-one cancer support by connecting cancer patients and caregivers with another survivor or caregiver of a survivor. They match you as closely as possibly to someone like you including diagnosis, stage, age, marital status, etc. And it's all free.

      almost 5 years ago
    • joyce's Avatar
      joyce

      I actually exchanged email and phone numbers with another person from this website. We connected over the phone and it was so great to talk to someone in the same situation. You might just want to reach out to others on this site.

      Another great source of support is Imerman Angels. They provide one-on-one cancer support by connecting cancer patients and caregivers with another survivor or caregiver of a survivor. They match you as closely as possibly to someone like you including diagnosis, stage, age, marital status, etc. And it's all free.

      almost 5 years ago
    • shineon6's Avatar
      shineon6

      It is not stupid. This is a very scary time,and no one understands unless they have walked the walk. I was lucky to have a friend who went through treatment the year prior. The cancer resource center by me provided contacts. Good luck...there are lots of us here!

      almost 5 years ago
    • joey's Avatar
      joey

      Hi Shellovemom,
      I too am trying to find someone who I can more frequently talk to. I've kind of connected on this site but it isn't a very busy site with actual chat rooms. I think that is what you mean?
      I've had cervical cancer and am now facing vaginal cancer. Because of the HPV, I'd hoped to find others faced with this reality and need for future screenings of HPV related cancers. I did find one specific site but it was one that wanted a fee for joining and I didn't trust it. So, if you do find another site, I'd really appreciate it if you'd let me know too.
      Thank you and good luck on your journey.
      Joey

      almost 5 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar
      Cheryl2

      There may be a yahoo group for your specific cancer. I found one for mine.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Mollie's Avatar
      Mollie

      Hi. I'm here for the same thing. You can chat with me if you like. I'm going to give you my number too, IDE it if you want. Two-zero-nine-nine-one-five-seven-three-eight-four. :)))

      almost 5 years ago
    • LisaMcD's Avatar
      LisaMcD

      Acor.org is a wonderful group. You select your type if cancer and you will generally find a group of folks specific to tour type of cancer. It was my backbone of support and knowledge when my husband had kidney cancer then when i was diagnosed with a rare cancer. It is a bulletin board org with each group led by very knowledgable volunteers. I can' speak highly enough about them. Godspeed.

      almost 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Lisa, Are your sure that link is correct? I got an error message saying site was not available.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Madison's Avatar
      Madison

      I too talked with someone I met on this site. If you keep posting and responding to people, you may meet someone in your similair circumstances. Also, the cancer centers at your local hospital have great information and suggestions for support groups. I found a support group that way but due to my new job constraints, this was easier to manage for me.
      my husband has pancreatic cancer. he is on his last round of post-whipple chemo. He is only 57 years old. I joined this site because I was looking for support and to know that there are others out there in my situation. It helps to find people to talk to, share concerns, fear, anger and to just vent.
      If you find someone like that on the site, you can get their email and email them directly. I believe if you click on their name, it will take you to a hyperlink that will allow you to exchange emails. good luck.

      almost 5 years ago
    • LisaMcD's Avatar
      LisaMcD

      Nancy, don't forget the www in front or acor.org
      It is a wonderful organization.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Bashiemn's Avatar
      Bashiemn

      Definitely not stupid. I met someone on this website going through a similar situation at the same time as me, we exchanged email addresses and are now forever friends. We helped each other along every step of the way even though we live far apart and have not met.

      I hope you find someone quickly that you click with and can talk it out.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Jeepinbob's Avatar
      Jeepinbob

      That is about the least stupid question you could ask! I think you have a lot of good ideas her already. The one that helped me find a group for my wife was the American Cancer Society eight zero zero - two two seven-two three four five. My wife is fighting clerical cancer and I was having a hard time finding support groups for just cervical. It is not that common. But the ACC was able to point me to several local gynecological cancer support groups. I didn't want a cancer support group because we had specific questions about her treatment and recovery and no one else suggested gynecological since cervical was so rare but gyno included what we needed. In short they were very helpful.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar
      Lirasgirl33

      You can connect with people on this website. I really do wish they had chat rooms or axway to chat "live" on Whatnext, there are so many great people on here :) I also went through Imerman Angels. If you want to email or exchange numbers that is possible through this site. No one should have to go through this journey alone. Sending hugs you way.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Tracey's Avatar
      Tracey

      I also am in the same predicament and need support! I'm new to this experience! Wife got diagnosed about 5 weeks ago and just found out its spread too far to treat successfuly! I don't know what to do

      almost 5 years ago
    • Dani's Avatar
      Dani

      Hey I can try to help as best I can. What's going on?

      almost 5 years ago
    • Dani's Avatar
      Dani

      I am always here if you need me, I have been going through this for the first time so if it is your first time maybe we can help each other. I also need support and am willing to help anyone willing to also help me. I hope we can talk more soon. Xoxo Dani

      almost 5 years ago
    • Mollie's Avatar
      Mollie

      I'm not sure but here's my cell if you want a text or phone buddy. Two zero nine nine one five seven three eight four. I know that for me it helps to talk it out

      almost 5 years ago
    • weezyschannel's Avatar
      weezyschannel

      You may ask anyone here for support as well shell. I am a stage IIB survivor and you can email or message me anytime. I see its been a few months since your question, but it's never too late for support. I hope you are doing well.

      over 4 years ago
    • Devon's Avatar
      Devon

      I had the same problem. I was diagnosed when I was 25 and didn't know anyone my age going thru the same things as me. It was a lonely time, and I reached out over the internet and even just read other people's stories. They made me feel less alone and more part of a community, rather than all by myself.

      over 4 years ago
    • hoffmama's Avatar
      hoffmama

      If you're a Facebook user, ask to join The Teal Ladies.

      It's a very active closed (no one outside the group can see you're a member of it or what you post there) international gynecological cancer online community. They have subgroups for various stages (from pre-cancer to stage IV) and treatments, it it's full of smart and inspirational women,

      over 3 years ago

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