Posted on: Feb 9, 2008 07:00 AM
Hello all my crazy Canucks! Ladies....we need you all to put your names on our new role call list here. Being still a relative newcomer I feel it is important to be able to find other women from canada in one place. For newcomers it is somewhere they can come to find someone they need to ask a made in canada only question. Our Canadian threads are getting old and tired and seldom used so we are all scattered, hopefully we can start some new ones especially for resources that we may need or are looking for. This is the kind of info we are lacking and really need. So can we rise to the challenge and join hands coast to coast to share our wealth of knowledge to pass on to others and share??? This thread will be our role call, so join me and take my hand.
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Feb 9, 2008 07:19 AM Nantotwo wrote:
Another Canadian signing up! I've been reading this board for a year now and yes, the Canadian one is kind of slow. I'm from Eastern Ontario.
Feb 9, 2008 04:19 PM san108 wrote:
I'm Canadian, formerly from Alberta, now living in the Washington, DC area.
I worked in the Canadian healthcare system for years - in radiology, and ironically, several years in mammography.
Recently diagnosed with DCIS in my left breast, I am currently in the middle of investigating a second suspcious area in the same breast. I had an MRI biopsy yesterday and will find out my results in a few days.
Looking forward to talking with you.
Feb 9, 2008 09:20 PM jonimb wrote:
Hi I'm a Metster, but very much alive. I live just outside of Calgary, Alberta. Dx'd Sept 2006 with mets dx in May 2007, although I believe they knew from the start.
Pam, why aren't you going to post anymore?
Hugs to all....Joni
Feb 10, 2008 12:56 AM Laura-Vic wrote:
Hello ladies ... Laura from Victoria, BC here... yeh, I do notice the USA stuff a lot and it is sometimes hard to relate. We seem to have different chemo cocktail acronyms - although I'm sure much the same poison at the end of the day - ha !!!
I've just finished my 5th of 6 scheduled chemo treatments - a regime called FECD for me. Then, I'm due for radiation.
Nice to know that none of us will loose our homes or such while we face this health care challenge - our system may have it's glitches, but, all comers are treated ... regardless of financial status. We are indeed privileged ...
Laura in Victoria
Feb 10, 2008 02:29 AM Harsch wrote:
Count me In - Hi Canadian Ladies - Gwen from Saskatoon area, SK - it is really wonderful to talk to others from Canada. I had mastectomy in Sept 07, started chemo in November 07 and I finish chemo March 28/08, then radiation and hopefully back to the cottage at the lake for the summer. Nice to meet you all.
Feb 10, 2008 02:39 PM maryannecb wrote:
I adopted my Fists Up motto early on as that is how I feel, kind of in my at the ready mode. One of my Rocktober sisters ,LauraGTO bought me the pink gloves and was I pleased and surprised to get them in the mail. I have since passed them along to another of our Rocktober girls Cindy who had to endure chemo again when she developed BC in her other breast.
Barb, I am a 2005er too.
Feb 10, 2008 02:57 PM kiki wrote:
Hi ladies, I'm from Burford (between Hamilton & London Ontario). I travel to Toronto often though to visit PS. I'm turning 41 on Wednesday and never thought I'd be where I am today! My hair is growing back now and I'm getting stronger every day and am so thankful for all of the support here. Nice to meet all of my fellow Canadians!!
Feb 10, 2008 05:42 PM Maya1 wrote:
Hi there fellow Canadians,
I don't post here in the Canadian section but check in sometimes to see how my Canadian sisters are doing. I spend my time in the Mets section.
I'm from St. John's, NL. Oh, Barb, I can't wait 'til we get to see those beautiful crocuses and daffodils! We're expecting another snow storm tomorrow, the day I go for my Aredia infusion and onc appt!
This roll call is a great idea. I'd love to hear from other Nflders or East Coasters. I tell everyone I meet at the Clinic about bc.org but I don't think there are many of us here.
Feb 10, 2008 07:35 PM Diana1993 wrote:
Thanks, Crazydaisy (Viv) for starting this roll call. It is stormy with blowing snow and keeping me indoors. Even my Golden Retriever is resisting going out, but I will have to take her for a walk soon she hasn't been out since last evening. One of these days I will get my signature done and find a motto. I love yours Bernice. I haven't seen Snowyday (Pearl) post in awhile. Hope all is well.
Feb 11, 2008 03:05 AM crazydaisy wrote:Well, when I started this thread, I left shortly after to go away for the weekend. We made it home through a blizzard today and I came to check in........WOW......it warms my heart to see ALL of you here! I am truley envisioning our joining of hearts and hands here coast to coast....what a fabulous connection.........it only takes a spark to get a fire going. Hugs to all our beautiful canadian sisters!
Feb 11, 2008 05:26 PM, edited Feb 11, 2008 05:27 PM by wetcoast
A couple of years ago I was going through another rough patch and it seemed to be doom and gloom so when I signed up it was kind of the same feeling. (I do not do winters at all) No type O. I shall come up with something better as I agree with you and am now in a better place. Any ideas, lets name the baby. Why do I have edit and delete at the bottom of my conversations all the time. I feel like such a newbie
Feb 12, 2008 07:45 PM Charlene47 wrote:
Hello from Southern Ontario (Windsor area) - I'm new to this group and new to this process - had mastectomy end of Nov 07 and Doctors are still assessing further treatment options - just had Oncotype testing done on tumor which is now suggesting cheemo and hormone therapy - I'm hesitant to do either since I believe they got it all thru the mastectomy - is it worth the seemingly small percentage of decreasing recurrence to go thru the cheemo? Should I stay off work until after cheemo if I do cheemo?