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Introduce yourself
Welcome to CanTeen Connect! No-one knows more about what dealing with cancer is like than someone who's been there and done it. So it'd be great if you could tell us a bit about you and your experiences...
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Friends are uncomfortable talking about my grief
My dad recently died to his glialblastoma brain tumor and I’m finding it really hard to talk to friends about his death because they’re so quick to try and cheer me up or sweep it under the rug because of how difficult death is to talk about. I was...
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My Experiences After My Grandmother Passed Away
I remember the youngest memory of me at my grandparent's house (mother's side) was me getting diarrhoea from drinking too much orange juice as a crazy four year old hyped up on his own energy (and still am to this day). I must've been a baby, but for the...
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parent survived cancer and its not all great
At the start of the year my dad came back all clear for bladder cancer and i want to know if its just me or my dad has got some stuff going on and its messing with his brain a bit and its feels like my parents are fighting...
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Would it be alright for me to ask my mum about what her life expectancy has been assumed to be?
Firstly, I'm aware that this is something that only I can truly know, but I wanted to get some advice anyway because I'm aware it's going to be a very sensitive topic for her to talk about. For some background, my mum has stage 4 breast cancer, which has...
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So we all know how much CanTeen members love their music, and how many of us are musically gifted, so I wanted to use this space to jot down any lyrics to songs that speak to you, or remind you of parts of your cancer journey. No genre, or...
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Billie Eilish Melbourne concert
Billie Eilish is having a tour in Australia and I think it’s my time to see her, by any chance would canteen be able to help me out? :)
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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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Hodgkin lymphoma
I don’t really vent or speak about my current journey but Someone had suggested canteen connect and I’ve realised it’ll probably help with the thoughts that are constantly bottled in my mind. So I decided I’d introduce myself and see how I go. My name is...
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The last person who posts on this thread is the winner!
Just like the title says peeps, the last person to comment on this thread is the winner. Who can outlast all the rest?!
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Goodbye Mum.
It's been a little while since I've posted and during that short time a lot has changed. My mum passed away last Saturday. Just a few hours after I had left the hospital. Honestly I'm doing well. I can't tell if the grief just hasn't set in yet or...
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You got this
Hey legendary people, just joined this. My name is Sam and i am 21 years old. I was diagnosed with brain cancer about 5 months ago. After completing surgery and 6 weeks of radio, I am now into my first cycle of chemo and getting a bit over this...
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on June 22 it’s the first anniversary of my dad passing from cancer. the past few days I’ve been really upset and stuff. I have also been stressed with exams and assignments due as well at the same time!! idk what to do!!! does anyone have any advice?...
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What GIF describes how you are feeling RIGHT NOW ?
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being constantly stressed
hi everyone at the moment where I live in NSW we are in a big lockdown and all around my suburb is covid cases. we have been in lockdown for 12 weeks now and it is very annoying. I am also someone who like to be in nature and...
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My dad is dying
it is making me really scared and I know his time will come at some point but it doesn’t make it any easier. anything that helps with the sadness and misery about slowly losing someone?
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How is radiation? What’s the worst part of it? Anything to say to make me less nervous about it? What’s the best part of it?
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thought I'd introduce myself and a bit of my story thus far
hello, My name is Jaiden. I'm 22yrs old. I so content Creation as a hobby, play video games, sing, vinyl record collector and Massive anime and pop culture nerd lol. I was diagnosed with Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma on August 23rd 2021, so not too long ago....
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Journal prompts to get you started
Hey Canteeners! I'm Felicity, one of the social workers in the NSW team, and if you've met me before you might know that I love journalling. Journaling is awesome because it gives you some quiet time with your mind to work through hard problems or or a...
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After treatment party
What should I do to celebrate me have finished my treatment? Any ideas. My mum said that I could do something once I am finest. I am kid of stuck on what to do. The ideas need to be in Adelaide or be able to get there by using a Adelaide Metro Card.