This group is for anyone under the age of 50 who has lost a loved one to cancer and is going through the difficult experience of having to build a life for themselves in this unwanted situation.
I supported my husband through his battle with an aggressive form of Prostate Cancer. I cared for him at home and was with him when he passed away peacefully at a Dublin hospital. I have been an active member of the McMillan Cancer Support fora "Carers Only" and "Bereaved Spouse" and have written a blog with the title "Reflections On Loving And Losing" on the McMillan site.
I don't like the term "moving on" because it suggests to me that we have left a part of our lives behind and are free from it now and move on to something new. I much prefer the term "moving forward" because it suggests that we live our lives as best we can and take the experiences from the past, and our loved ones in our hearts, with us.
In this group I would love to bring people together who feel that, while they are grieving for their loved one and for a future with their loved one they were never able to have, they want to move forward in their own lives. Believe me, there were times when this was the last thing I wanted to do, and I certainly didn't know how I would move forward at times, but then, over time, it became easier as I began to feel that little by little I was getting used to a new normal. I would love everyone to have this experience. Our loved ones would want us to.
Come along to one of our meet ups and feel good in the company of those who truly understand what you are going through because their experience is very similar to your own..