On eating more plants and things regarding red, blue and green lights.

October is here and our meeting begins to turn its gaze towards the holidays. We hope everyone enjoys Halloween while remembering to keep children and grand children safe during their evening of boos, costumes and gathering of treats. Please make sure you cast common sense over those you love. I am hoping that everyone will send in some pictures they wish to share of their favorite goblins, princesses or superhero.

Looking forward to our November meeting, we will again be having a guest speaker. Details on this will be posted shortly.

December is coming and our annual meeting for breaking of bread with each other will be upon us post haste. There is an intended change in the menu from meals past. If you have any ideas for change in provider or items on the spread or have special dietary concerns; please let us know. You can either e-mail us, call or leave a comment here.

We also have a date next year for our evening at the Gas Light event. Mark your calenders now for Saturday evening April 21, 2012 for this event. The exact time is currently TBA but the date is set so circle in red. As always, details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

In going around the table with the 18 some odd attendees, two themes quickly emerged. Almost to a tee, everyone was doing really good health-wise. Nothing major by way of individual medical concerns and we appear to be ‘seasoning’ quite nicely. As always, everyone was in good character and cheer. It is always a blessing to be in each others company. The other item that became apparent was that moving was in the air. Several moves by members are currently in process or in contemplation. Some as short as just down the street, some across town and at least one across the country. We will all miss our brothers and sisters, however I am sure we will stay in touch and will see this as opportunities of growth and well being by all.

Moving forward we came to our guest speaker Steve Liu and his very interesting presentation on his complementary health care approach using traditional acupuncture, low level laser therapy and the adoption of a plant-based diet.

His presentation on the ‘Cancer Cycle’ theory proved to be most provoking and challenged many long held beliefs on nutrition and dietary choices. His personal involvement in the formulation of his conclusions were most persuasive and everyone in attendance seemed to agree they made a great deal of sense. Of medical interest was the discussion on promoters and anti promoters regarding meat protein and tumor growth. This seems to be a challenge to the ‘traditional’ modes of treatment. The thought and seeming ‘prof’ of a preemptive approach to both prevention and treatment were most interesting. Yes, it involves change but had I been given this information and decision option in my past; I dare wonder what health change I could have made in my life. There was plenty of ‘meat’ (pun intended) in his arguments in his appeal for this dietary life style change.

There is a link and location/contact information for the HanLing Acupuncture Healing Center on our Resource page.

Most resonating thought of the night: Milk? Ice Cream? Hummm Put another way; blessed are those of lactose intolerance. That statement made in respect, it truly may be the way we should be.

That pretty much lets everyone know what was enjoyed by those in attendance. Once again proving my long term belief that ‘support group attendance’ is fun. Our hope and prayers are with us all and please make ever effort to be in attendance at future group events if possible. If any of you have concerns, questions, suggestions or just need to speak up we encourage you to use the most convenient method to do so. Along with this site, there will be additional ways to reach ‘your’ SAHNCSG to be announced very soon . You are not alone on this journey because Cancer Sucks.

Some changes occuring and a reminder.

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are coming to the site and are finding additions and information starting to fall into place. First let me say that I am working on just getting content onto the site. I will also be working on making the overall appearance more appealing and robust as time passes. I hope you will bear with me on this. Pretty is important and I am working on pretty.  🙂 With each additional visit to the site, you may notice little changes which I hope will add to the ease and overall visual pleasure to the site.

You may have noticed that I added the fact that we will be having a guest speaker at this next meeting. The resource page is onsite and there is a tab button on the Menu Bar. I hope this is easy for everyone to find and use. That resource page I expect to grow and be populated fairly quickly. If there is any suggestions you would like to see on this page that are related to support group, please let me know at one of the meetings or by e-mail.

Speaking of meetings, I as well as each of you have turned the page on the calender and we are into October. Our meeting is this Tuesday the 4th. October!#%* already; you guys all look younger but I on the other hand am aging rather quickly. Where does time go?

That’s all for now and I hope to see you all at the upcoming meeting.

A beginning.

Hello Everyone.

As you can see, I have begun to make changes and have added some new content. There is more coming soon. I will make every effort to keep the site timely, helpful and enjoyable.

Please allow me just a little time to get some meaningful content up and get some of the options fully operational. I will try to be as quick with this as possible. I encourage you all to play around and enjoy the site. My ‘To-Do’ with regards to this site is fairly crammed as I also hope to get ideas from all of you. I will do my best to reflect this support group and its desires for this site.

If you are a member of the support  group or a visitor if you have Cancer or if you provide care or here just to observe:

To all who come to this site WELCOME. We all hope your visit will be a joyous one. Enjoy. Here you will find support, hand holding, expressions of love, answers to hard questions and hopefully a laugh or two. This is your site. I will do my best effort to keep it timely and robust. I ask that you make your visits here often and please lend your ‘voice’ to this effort.

I would be remiss if I did not give credit to my help and inspiration Matt S., who got me through the hard part of getting this up to speed. He is my son in law and does this sorta thing as a real time day job. He was an eminence help and I can never repay him. I also wish to thank the board for their contributions to making this possible, to Scott for being a true ‘friend to the group’ and to each and everyone of you for making it come alive as I know you will.

Enjoy your web site. It is our voice to the world.

Stephen