The Chatterbox Cancer Support Group is an informal get-together group for cancer patients. Anybody with cancer at any stage is more than welcome to join, to talk together and exchange ideas and meet others in an informal setting.
When I was diagnosed I was completely devastated and felt that I was the only person with cancer in the world. A true eye opener for me however was meeting other patients. Suddenly I met people who were actually living with cancer – when I was diagnosed I thought that my life is over and that there is no hope.
This had such a positive impact on me and continues doing so.
Sometimes it can be challenging to be with non-cancer patients as you have to take their fears and emotions into account. However, I found it can be relaxing to be with other patients in the sense that you don’t have to explain your feelings for example dreading the next scan, the ups and downs of treatments etc. Meeting other cancer patients, hearing their stories and sharing experiences helped me and this is why I started chatterbox. Making new friends, sharing experiences, having a whinge and a moan and a giggle together and of course to have fun – this is what chatterbox is all about.
We meet every second Wednesday of the month between 10-12 at the Picturehouse Crouch End N8 9BY.
For more information email: [email protected] or call Kirsten 07505 904565