Libby Posted July 24, 2010 Share Posted July 24, 2010 Hi (this is my first post), Throughout my 3 year journey with lung cancer I have not tried to receive any help from support groups, although I would love to get support now from other people who have experienced lung cancer. I have my husband and daughter who is now 15 at home, but I feel like I am an outcast, I don't feel like I fit in anywhere, home, work, etc. My life has been turned upside down and I struggle daily with coping with the worries of re-occurrence. I have never posted on this site but spent a lot of time here during my treatments. I received more information/help from this forum then I did from the doctors. I am grateful for the 3 years I have gained since my diagnosis. The prognosis was not good and I consider myself very lucky! Does anyone know of any lung cancer support groups that meet? Or is it more generally just on the forum. I live in Green Bay, WI and there are support groups but mainly for breast cancer. Lung Cancer patients are treated differently sometimes because people feel it is your problem if you smoked. I constantly feel like I am hiding from the truth. Cancer runs in my family. I lost my grandmother to lung cancer and my Dad to esophagus cancer few years before my diagnosis. I am going to Chicago Sun-Wed and staying only a few blocks from the main office. I plan on stopping in and saying hi. I feel like I need a support group and I feel strongly about bringing support to other lung cancer patients in my area. It is very frightening and lonely without support. Extremely hard to cope! Well enough of me babbling any info on support groups or how I can connect with other lung cancer survivors would be appreciated. I just don’t know where to start and I am still frightened about the whole experience. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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