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Younger people with bowel cancer

SadieB

Support for people in their 30's /40's in Glasgow/Scotland

Hello, my partner was recently diagnosed with bowel cancer and while we have went to groups and met lots of lovely people, we would also be keen to meet up with people closer to our own age to see how they have dealt with it. Does anyone know of any groups/resources in Glasgow specifically for people in their 30's/40's?

soph86

Hi @SadieB have you tried Shine? They’re a cancer charity for people in 20, 30 &40s. Really great charity. :x::x:

SadieB

Thanks @soph86 - I can't see if they have activity in Scotland though from the website. Will check again :)

soph86

Hmm yes I’m not sure to be honest. But I would speak to them anyway for advice about support closer to home. :x:

Baxter2

Hi @SadieB

Unfortunately I’m unaware of any groups up this way apart from Those run by hospital specialist nurses. You could look at starting something up here? . I’m outwith the age bracket specified so no help I’m afraid 😉

Sending best wishes,

K❤️💙💜💛💚

Chris Airdrie

@SadieB I’m 36 and from just outside Glasgow and would be interested also in this, if you and your partner need fancy a blether then drop me a message as me and my partner are in the same boat.
We are attending a MCMillan learning day for colorectal patients in Glasgow, November some time I can send you the details if your interested, the Maggies centre at the Monklands is a great support it’s open to cancer paitents, partners and families.
Stay strong

SadieB

Thanks for getting back to me @Baxter2 - I have thought about starting something; however, I'm pretty overstretched just now so wouldn't want to start something and do it badly. If there was an appetite for it, would be good to know - just even for a one off coffee morning or something and see if something could grow from there.

SadieB

@Chris Airdrie - thank you for reaching out! The MacMillan day sounds interesting so would be good to learn more. We also go to Maggie's on the Beatson site and have found that a great wee refuge. Will message you once I figure out how to...:)

Chris Airdrie

@SadieB no problems if your partner wants to know anything please give me a shout I’ll try my best to share my experience with him

soph86

Hi Sadie. I’ve just been speaking to a chap
Who very weirdly I indirectly know in Glasgow who is looking for the same support. His name is Austin booth. Worth looking him up but I’ll tell him to join here so he can touch base. Seems like a decent chap who would love so bowlie friends!

Claireb1978

Hi @SadieB and @Chris Airdrie I’d love to meet up. I live 10 minutes from the Beatson so please give me a shout next time you are there and u are most welcome to come past for a cup of chaga mushroom tea - my latest herbal remedy haha! I’ll direct message u both my number. I also know a couple of other youngish people with bowel cancer in glasgow. Perhaps enough for a pub quiz team!

SadieB
Quote from @soph86:
Hi Sadie. I’ve just been speaking to a chap
Who very weirdly I indirectly know in Glasgow who is looking for the same support. His name is Austin booth. Worth looking him up but I’ll tell him to join here so he can touch base. Seems like a decent chap who would love so bowlie friends!

@soph86 - you found my boyfriend! I was looking to get the ball rolling and he has taken up the mantle now (which is good!). Good to close the loop!

SadieB

My partner and some other folks have started to put an FB page together for people around 20-45 with cancer. It's still needing some work but give it a follow if you want to keep up-to-date; they'll be looking to put an event on if there is enough interest. www.facebook.com/iCanScotland/

soph86

Hi @SadieB, yes. Very small world!!!!

Chris82

Hi. I know the people at Shine pretty well and I think they would be able to provide support to a group in Scotland. Give me a shout if I can help.