Friday, June 17, 2011
I wanted to take some time to thank Cancer Lifeline today. I have been graced with their help in several ways, and if you are looking for a serious place to donate money, think of Cancer Lifeline.
For the past several months, I have been able to receive free dental care, and let me tell you, that has been a huge savings for me. Chemotherapy can do a number on your teeth, and through Cancer Lifeline, amazing dentists and dental assistants volunteer their time to help cancer patients maintain healthy teeth. At the risk of getting too personal, I was unable to tend to my teeth while on chemo and for a while after chemo.
Several months ago I was referred to their services by a team member of the Survivor program at the SCCA. The SCCA takes very good care to help patients with aftercare, and the dental referral was part of that ongoing maintenance. Wow, I couldn't be happier.
The other blessing offered to me has been a recent series of phone calls from a Cancer Lifeline volunteer. I have the opportunity to talk about my feelings and figure out healthy ways to resolve emotions related to my cancer. It has really helped me a lot, especially in the past few weeks.
Cancer is complicated, everyone has their own view on cancer, it's process and an individual's future. We all want for nothing but great results to come from surgery and treatments, and hopefully that IS the case. Getting through the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery comes with all kinds of issues, good and bad. Cancer Lifeline offers just that, a lifeline. Check them out and see for yourself. Maybe you are a cancer patient in the area or a caregiver in need of a little support. Peace, Love and Blessings