Posted on: Feb 9, 2008 12:00 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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Jun 7, 2012 06:32 PM babysammy wrote:
Micheleboots that is scary. Hope you get answers sooner with the next one. Hope the wait isnt too bad. I have wondered what it is like after with the F/U imaging. I can se me sitting in the clinic waiting for an answer. Where do you go?
Jun 7, 2012 06:48 PM Ossa wrote:
micheleboots... Hoping for scartissue for you.. keep thinking positive.. I hate how BC has changed us to think the worst right away
Jun 7, 2012 06:51 PM Tazzy wrote:
Positive thoughts your way micheleboots.
and Ossa I hadn't thought about what you said before... haven't had to.. but yes bc would make us immediately think the worse - crap - Kiss my A$% Cancer.
Jun 7, 2012 07:08 PM gumshoe wrote:
micheleboots: Awful feeling. Here's hoping it's just scar tissue. I think they tend to be over-cautious for follow-ups so I hope that's the case with you. I just had an ultrasound that scared me because the techs were saying (in front of me) "What IS that?" and it did turn out to be scar tissue.
lassie11, babysammy, Tazzy: Thanks, ladies. We did cancel our trip before the cut-off date so thankfully we didn't lose any money. Babysammy, that's great you ended up ahead of the game!
babysammy, when I had my first few surgeries, they were very good about getting me in and I didn't think much about who I was "bumping"! I don't think there's anything wrong at all with pulling strings if you can. Now, though, my margins are clear, and I think that's why I was bumped down the list.
But this is all turning out to be moot as of today's doctor appointment because now they think I have a staph infection on the breast, so they won't do anything until it clears up. Ugh.
Jun 7, 2012 07:21 PM JudiH wrote:
Oh Michele, I can feel your worry and freaking out! I agree with Schatzi14 ... why are they just getting to this now. I think I would be tearing someone a new butt! Try and stay calm, focused and positive. Can you push the test up earlier?
Jun 7, 2012 08:10 PM cat61 wrote:
micheleboots, wow five weeks and they are calling now? I hope that its just scare tissue to , man its probably just a bad mammo and ultra sound.... I know its hard to keep calm, you will get your peace soon.
Jun 7, 2012 08:19 PM Ossa wrote:
welcome MissAngie from another "wet"coaster
Jun 7, 2012 09:17 PM Joanne_53 wrote:
sandy208 -- are you still in for the Ontario gathering on August 19th -- we have another thread started --- if so, I will give you a ride.
Jun 7, 2012 10:06 PM akmom wrote:
Micheleboots, I have my fingers crossed for you xxxx
Gumshoe, I was very lucky as rads resulted in minimal skin issues in my case (swelling, redness, very sore nipple for a while, itchy, but no blistering or peeling). I saw Dr. N. (oncologist) today for the last time. Will have a follow up mammo 6 months after the end of rad treatments, then back to an annual mammo 'for the rest of your healthy life' as the doc put it.
She said there is proof positive that even moderate regular exercise (e.g. a brisk walk every day) will decrease the chances of recurrence, so that is my only prescription - 'take a hike' :)
So sorry that you now have an infection to delay things even more, very discouraging for you. But hang in there, warm thoughts and many good vibes are coming your way. Keeping you in my heart and in my thoughts and hope to hear better news soon xoxoxo
Jun 7, 2012 10:49 PM velo wrote:
Yay a Canuck thread! Thought I'd pop in and say hi! I'm living off Vancouver island and just starting out in my journey. I had my surgery about two weeks ago and have my first oncologist appt next week in Victoria.
Jun 8, 2012 12:07 AM gumshoe wrote:
Welcome MissAngie and velo!
Thanks, akmom :) And yay -- great to hear you're doing so well! I laughed at the "take a hike" prescription. So, no Tamoxifen either? Dr. N didn't recommend it for me. She actually called me the other day because for some reason she got my ultrasound report -- she's such a sweetie.
Jun 8, 2012 05:43 AM barsco1963 wrote:
Welcome MissAngie and velo!
Micheleboots - hoping that the f/u shows nothing of concern. Sending positive vibes your way.
I am taking part in the Relay for Life tonight. Crossing fingers and pleading to MotherNature that the thunder showers she is planning will be delayed until sometime tomorrow afternoon. This is our 4th year participating and we have been very lucky weather wise so far.
Hope everyone is able to enjoy the weekend!
Jun 8, 2012 09:01 AM Tazzy wrote:
Keeping everything crossed for drier weather for the Relay for Life. Very close friends and ex-work mates have a team entered every year. My DH used to work for Cypress Mountain on the North Shore. We normally go down to join them, but not this year unfortunately.
Everyone enjoy their days !
Jun 8, 2012 02:49 PM JudiH wrote:
Welcome MissAngie and Velo. So sorry you had to be here but you will find a very positive and supportive group of women here.
Michele, can you move your date up? God, I hope so as you must be worrying so much! Stay positive! Here's hoping it's only scar tissue - clink, clink!
Jun 8, 2012 03:28 PM, edited Jun 8, 2012 03:28 PM by bwah
Micheleboots: it is scary,,keep good thoughts, fingers crossed for you,xoxo
Welcome MissAngie and velo!
I feel my 5th round of Fec-D is quite hard , that's why I was absent for a while. Next Tuesday will be my last round of Chemo!!
Love you all,xoxo
Jun 8, 2012 05:57 PM cat61 wrote:
Welcome MissAngie and velo, sorry that you have to be here to but like everyone else said , you will find a lot of help and support here. This site is awesome!
Great news for me, going back to work this Monday ! Cant wait, getting back to normal at last.
Jun 9, 2012 03:40 PM MissAngie wrote:
Thanks for the warm welcome ladies
Had a wee bit of a melt down on Thursday when I had my last appointment with my RO. I am on my last phase of therapy - Tamoxifen and have had some side effects. What has been the worst is my hair is thinning really quickly. I mentioned it to my RO and he said that I could go off of Tamoxifen because its of little effect with my early stage cancer. He also said that not everyone's hair grows back after they finish 5 years of tamoxifen. But I'm too scared to go off of it for fear that cancer could come back and I could have helped prevent it by staying on Tamoxifen.
I think I am going to have to tough it out for the next five year and cross my fingers that my hair doesn't all come out. I'm also preparing (or at least telling myself I am preparing) to return to work in over a week.
Sorry to be such a whiner! Many of you have had a much tougher journey than I have had.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Jun 9, 2012 06:43 PM Tazzy wrote:
Good luck for Monday Catno... that must feel good eh? Some kind of normalcy at last.
MissAngie... you do not need to apologise... that's what these boards are for. Bitch, whine, laugh, cry...whatever emotion you need to release. And in my mind, no ones journey is harder, longer or tougher than the next person. We all have cancer and that sucks. Some days are better than others.
Love & Peace to you all xxxxxx
Jun 9, 2012 08:59 PM KCB wrote:
Hi Miss Angie: whine away! I am supposed to be doing Tamoxifen too (right now I have done 4 of 6 FEC-D, then on to radiation...), and the potential side effects are very worrying! Totally worth whining about. After everything we go through, to then not get your hair back properly... Like a slap in the face. Whine away.
Jun 10, 2012 08:50 AM Ossa wrote:
Good Morning Canada..
Today my family and I are doing the Walk to cure Diabetes walk.. If there are anyone else doing the walk.. way to go...
Have a great day everyone