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My mums birthday is coming up September 23rd. she passed away 23rd of November 2018 so it will be 22 months with out her. was wondering what does everyone do for there beloved family for there birthdays when you can't be with them
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Hey guys, my nana rang me asking me RUOK :) which was lovely, though thats not what i want to ask. So i have been on the side of cancer where i have had cancer. Though i have just found out that my Papa has a brain tumour and...
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a song of strength
I highly recommend people listen and read the lyrics to a hilltop hoods song; Through the Dark. it’s about his son going through treatment at a young age and sending him strength and admiring his resilience. defiantly made me tear up. was beautifully and...
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Uncle passing
So just under a month ago I lost my uncle to lung and spine cancer he was the most amazing guy I’ve had in my life. I’m finding it really hard to cope with it all. my mental health has definitely really bad because of it all. The thing...
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Free event for parents and carers on Thurs, Aug 27 💚
Hi everyone 👋🏼 We have an event for parents and carers impacted by cancer. Our special guest speaker Fiona Grinwald will be sharing her experience as a mum who suddenly lost her husband. It's called Parenting through COVID and other illnesses and is on...
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A lot of responsibilities
Hi there , My names Lottie and I’m 19, I’m very new to all of this and am seeking some advise. My Mum passed away coming up to 2 years in October from brain cancer , she was diagnosed in the March of 2018 and passed away in the...
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growing closer
My mum past away from brain cancer in 2018, it was really hard on my family and it didn't help that my siblings and i were pretty young (7-12). It was a long learning curve, learning how to get everyone to school and work in time and how to...
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My dad is passing away
we have just found out that my dads cancer is terminal and he most likely has 6 months left, with a maximum of 12 months. This has made me so sad and I wish the world would just stop so I could focus just on him and preparing myself...
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TODAY! Zoom Afternoon Tea Drop In: Mother's Day Decompression
Hey Canteen members! We know Mother's Day can be hard for a variety of reasons, and you may feel a bit lonely or reflective on this day. We are opening a Counsellor Supported Space today on Zoom from 3pm-4pm AEST if you need to talk about how the day has...
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Introducing myself
Hey guys , my name is Eliza I’m currently 17 years old turning 18 in December my mum has lung cancer and bowel cancer and recently got skin cancers cut out of her arm she has had lung cancer for over 2 years and recently just found out she...
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Pets and Pics
Hey guys, With the current situation around the world, I thought it would be an awesome idea (and a good laugh) to post pictures of our fur babies with something that represents CanTeen for you. It can be funny, adorable or even just plain weird...Let's...
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It just gets harder
We found out that my mother had got bowel cancer two to three months ago. It hasn't been easy on all of us and I dont know how to cope with it because I have still got school and I want to make sure my friends are all happy....
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Parents arguing
My parents are arguing and it isn’t doing well for my mother’s health, she has breast cancer. If she continues to be stressed she may end up in hospital within the next 23 hours. What can I do??
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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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When your parent begins dating again
It has just been over a year since my beautiful mum passed away after a few short months of being sick. It is now just me, my dad and my younger brother who suffers from cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. I am a few hours from home for my...
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Went to the beach
So I have done nothing but been in and out of the hospital theses holidays, today I went to the beach and it was my dogs first time, How existing! Also I'm not sure how to use this website so I'm not going to respond to your messages right :(
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Stuff to do to celebrate 1 year in remmision
Hey everyone, my dad was out into remmision almost a year a go I was just wondering did anyone do anything to celebrate that one year in remmision and if so what did you guys do. My dad had his cancer in his throat, and it attached its self...
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my pa has cancer. he isn’t going to well, he has had it for 18 years so longer then i have been alive for but it has recently gotten worse it it now non treatable his doctors have stopped his chemo and all operations. they have warned my gran...
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this was most likely my last christmas with my pa and i didn’t get to see him
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Dealing with extended family??
Hi all, I have lost both of my parents and while I feel that I have overcome a majority of the initial grief there is still one thing I struggle with a lot and it’s dealing with my extended family especially around this time of year. I never had...