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My Boys and My News

By Jill Rackham

I will never know what it was like for my children to receive such news about their mum,

Telling my boys about my cancer diagnosis was so hard and certainly no fun.

My words were always factual and spoken positively,

I had to be truthful but also wanted to talk so openly.

I had shaken their world with so many unknowns,

At a time when life was different as covid was full blown.

Scans, treatment, and surgery with nights in hospital away from home.

No visiting was allowed so we could only speak by phone.

During my daily struggles in times of much strife,

They made no fuss at all and quietly got on with life.

Being a good mum is what we all aim to be.

During times I've felt so absent and my boys have instead looked after me.

My boys are total superstars and most definitely are resilient,

As how they have dealt with all that has come their way has been truly brilliant!


Connect with Jill and read more of her poetry on Instagram: @poems_to_help_you_through

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Meditation Mondays:

Chakra Chanting with Gloria

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. ET 


Thursday Night Thrivers:

All Stages Support Group

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

First and third Thursdays

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET



Thursday Night Thrivers:

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday

of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET


Tuesday Night Thrivers

Después de un Diagnóstico:

Grupo de Apoyo en Español

2do y Cuarto Martes de cada mes 

7:00 p.m. ET


Breast Cancer Book Club

The first Sunday of the month


Mindfulness for Wellbeing

February 23 1:30 p.m. ET



February 16, 10:00 a.m. ET


Restorative Yoga:

The secret Garden

Monday 19,  6:00 p.m. ET


Qi Gong

February 27,  11:30 a.m. ET


Art Therapy

March 4 6:00 p.m. ET


Forest Bathing

March 5,  6:00 p.m. ET


Reflect & Recharge

Expressive Writing

March 11,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Stretching for DIEP flap

March,  12,  6:00 p.m. ET


Yoga Fitness with Chair Assist

March 12 11:30 a.m. ET


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Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 


Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 


The Book Club meets the first Sunday of every month at 11 am ET. You are welcome to join each month or pick and choose your month based on your availability and the book we are reading. 


Through art, writing, and other creative modalities, we hold the power to manage our stress, make sense of our now, and relax into moments of stillness. 


Free, monthly, online classes in restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer, and Zumba. 


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