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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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Coping with 'lasts' before passing
Hey guys, So today is my amazing mum who's battling stage 4 cancer's birthday, and it's brought up a lot of feelings and fear around thinking about "what if it's one of my last, or my last milestone/day with mum around?" So I was wondering if anyone had...
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What GIF describes how you are feeling RIGHT NOW ?
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having scans to see if my cancer is back.
whose gone through this? anything to help with the stress?
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treatment isn’t working
so today I found out that my mum is back in hospital yet again due to the fact that her cancer is rapidly growing and apparently there is really no way to delay it anymore. she will be in hospital for the next few days and then she will...
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How to deal with unexpected Grief
My dad passed away almost 3 weeks ago, only 2 months after being dignosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. It was so sudden and we didn’t even have time to process him being sick let alone him passing away. I’m going to work everyday but lately it’s been...
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left behind
I'm being left behind , my friends are doing things that I should be able to do ,im 19 and I was gonna go to my first bar like setting and my first rave wirh my first friends this year and it sucks because I couldn't go because I...
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losing a parent
my mum passed away yesterday. we knew it was coming for a while but how do the children of cancer patients that have passed away deal with it? I hope you’re all going well x
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People thinking they have worse
hey all!!!! ok so this will probably be long and boring but pls read. so there was an argument between three girls in my friendship group (including me). it was about something dumb like homework but it did become a big deal. at the end of the argument...
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Favourite YouTube channels?
Hi all, What YouTube channels (or types of videos) do you love for a laugh, a time to relax, learn something new, get distracted? Share below!
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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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Anyone ever thought of getting a tattoo to represent their journey wirh cancer?
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The best movie to watch on a 'sick day' is...
Hey Connect champions, just a short and sharp discussion starter today... What's your go-to 'sick-day' movie? You know, that one you watch over and over when you're unwell, tired, overwhelmed etc, and it makes you feel comfy? Maybe it's changed over teen...
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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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finding cancer friends
hi everyone. I’m on a mission to find some friends that are a similar age as me that have/had cancer. I think it’s Important because it’s hard to talk to your friends or even family about your problems sometimes as they just don’t get it. I find it...
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NAIDOC WEEK - Heal Country
It's NAIDOC week! "This year, the 2021  NAIDOC Week  theme is ' Heal Country !' which recognises the significance of the land and calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect and maintain all aspects of  Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander and We...
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Series reccomendatios
so I'm tryna find a good long series to watch on either Netflix, Disney plus or neon. I'm having chemotherapy so gonna be stuck in hospital for a while. I'm into Sci fi and fantasies , drama , teenage ones , mysteries , documentary , murder mysteries...
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my mum, part 2ish
part 2 about my mum. the cancer was stage four. treatment was no longer an option apart from radiation. she went to radiation but code blue got called her. we nearly lost her that day. she went to lay down but she couldn’t breathe because there was way...
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Celebrating Matariki!
Hey Canteen Connect folks! Today, July 2 is a very significant day for our pals in Aotearoa. Matariki signals the Māori New Year. It begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster, which appears in the night sky during mid-winter. According to lunar...
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Tips for reducing severe anxiety
hi, I’m Tanin. I haven’t posted anything yet, but I’ve been cancer free for over 4 years. however the anxiety related to the cancer returning is impacting my daily life. the canteen counsellor I’ve been paired with has been amazing, but I’m wondering how...