• What kind of survivorship plans did your facility or Oncologist give you? Anything? I am surprised by the number of places that don't give

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    What kind of survivorship plans did your facility or Oncologist give you? Anything? I am surprised by the number of places that don't give

    any advice or help with adjusting into life after cancer.

    56 Answers from the Community

    56 answers
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      The only things my husband was offered during or post treatment was chair massage, a meditation class and an art class. He's not the joining type so he didn't take advantage. I saw the LCSW twice but got the feeling that she was not there for the patient's family. His onc told him what someone else mentioned-to go out and do whatever he wanted to do now. It sounded like do it while you can. He's almost a year post treatment and is still so tired and easily short of breath that he doesn't feel like doing much.

      about 4 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Most of the support groups here are whining and disruptive- I will add judgmenta -we get speakers- maybe I didn't give the group enough of a chance.

      about 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      The only support group I've been to was for fibromyalgia, and it was very helpful and lots of fun. After a speaker and discussion, we all went out to eat at Applebees's and got to be very good friends. We understood each other's limitations as friends (feeling bad sometimes) and had an e-mail group and kept in touch. (before Facebook)

      about 4 years ago

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