I value the support system

The cancer support group is helpful to me in different ways. When I first went, I just needed to be in a group of people that had gone through this. I could talk to my friends and my family, but it was different being with a group of people that had that shadow of fear in their lives. Since I've been feeling better, going to the cancer support group is partly to be with a group where they bring up things that I'm thinking about. But as I said, I have a hard time talking about feelings, so that way I can deal with some of these things without having to bring it up myself in a conversation. They're very courageous people. Some of the people in the group are dealing with recurrences, and I'm seeing how they deal with it.

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