A very warm welcome to Mitzy and Elaine! We hope you enjoyed our meeting and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Wessex Cancer Trust is starting a Walking Wednesday session on 17 April at 10.30am with a guided 40-60min walk. Please call 023 8051 6576 if you’re interested so that they have an idea of numbers.
We had the lovely Jane O’Dwyer from Amoena who gave us a short presentation on bra fitting. Bra sizes change after treatment, weight loss/gain, age, etc. Different brands and range from the same brand can fit slightly differently so Jane recommends trying on a bra before buying. The cup size for a 36B is the same as a 34C, 40D the same as 42C and so on. Jane measured and fitted a few ladies. Amoena offers a free personal bra fitting service at their showroom at 1 Eagle Close, Chandlers Ford SO53 4NF.
Collection: £9.00 + £1.50 donation (10% from member sales)
Expenses:(Biscuits. Exact amount tbc)
Donation to Wessex Cancer Trust: £4.50
Balance: £6 given to treasurer with receipt for biscuits
We had a really good meeting! Lots of active discussion about radiotherapy and side effects, lymphoedema and how simple and regular massage makes a huge difference.
Summary of discussion:
1. Next Eastleigh meet on 19 Mar with Amoena. Jane will give a talk on bra fittings, do bra fittings, show the latest breast forms, swimwear and display Read more
Linda informed group about an Art Exhibition by Romsey-based artist, Wendy Forrest-Charde, depicting her journey through cancer, on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February between 10am and 4pm at the Wessex Cancer Trust in Chandlers Ford.
Jane Bulloch gave us a useful and practical presentation.
We don’t need to join a gym to improve our fitness as there are lots of exercises we can do at home.
Some suggestions for Strength Training
– Sit on a chair and stand up
– Half sit and stand
– Walk up and down a step
We had Jane Bulloch from CanRecover who gave a really interesting presentation followed by some simple exercises we can all do. She said 30mins of exercise a day brings tremendous benefits.
Below is the link to the Nourish, support connect website that Jane regularly contributes to –