I'm looking for other people with Cancer in San Leandro and the environs to start our own support group. I'm not a counselor; I'm a patient, and have been living with incurable Metastatic Cancer of the lung and brain, with complications, for 4 1/2 years.
For a long time I was attending a support group at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley. It was great, and I benefited immensely, but a change in the group start time, and a change in my condition causing travel difficulties, made the group untenable for me. There are also cancer support groups at Eden Hospital in Castro Valley and the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley, but they're held at times that don't work for me.
Are there any other people out there wanting to start our own support group in San Leandro? Even though we wouldn't have an established medical institution and professional staff to facilitate us, I believe we can run this on our own, to everyone's great benefit. I encourage residents of San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley, etc. to join.
I'd love to hear from anyone out there who's interested in launching this, and I'm certain we can make these meetings as helpful, informative and, yes, supportive as any professionally run groups.
Anyone interested please contact me by email without hesitation and we can begin exchanging ideas. We can do this!