Posted on: Feb 9, 2008 05:00 PM
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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Jul 9, 2012 11:21 AM Myleftboob wrote:
I hope you get something tomorrow that will ease your pain. I was prescribed Tramadol and it worked well. So you had a real chatterbox eh? Sometimes that's the last thing you need when your in pain.
Its seems the hot humid weather has broken here YAY! I actually got some yardwork done.
Jul 9, 2012 01:22 PM Tazzy wrote:
Ossa - your hair (and you) look amazing. Thanks for sharing - I just have a fine peach
fuzz still and am happy to see yours and how it grows back. I can only hope for
the same. Thanks also for the tips on products. Healing vibes to the 23 year old - so young.
gumshoe - sending healing vibes your way.
Cher, healing vibes your way too to help clear the infection.
To all the other lovely ladies on this board I hope you are managing to stay cool - thank goodness for AC.
Jul 9, 2012 02:24 PM Ossa wrote:
Had a great weekend with DS and his GF.. ( DH is out of town so thought I was having a quiet weekend home alone) DS called saying they were coming over for dinner.. We were going to BBQ some moose burgers.. DS turned the BBQ on and I was prepping the meat.. All of a sudden his GF says the BBQ is on fire.. We went to have a look and it was on fire.. black smoke.. yuck.. I got the fire extinguisher and DS put the fire out... Needless to say we had burgers grilled on the stove and we now need a new BBQ.. Burgers turned out great and so was the wine as well as the company .. Today they called and asked me to join them for Sushi. So much fun
Jul 9, 2012 04:50 PM gumshoe wrote:
Ossa, wow that's scary -- BBQs scare me anyway! Glad nobody was hurt.
Thanks myleftboob and Tazzy. I feel like such a whiner! People are going through so much more than I am. I guess most of my pain is because he filled it to 400 cc right off the bat. Oh well, I'll get over it. The good news is my drains are already where they should be. I get one out on Thurs. and the other on Fri. That scares me, especially since the home nurse will be doing it!
cher56, sure hope you get some relief soon.
Jul 9, 2012 10:54 PM Ossa wrote:
Gumshoe.. the drains did not husr coming out, just felt a tug when they came out.. You were filled more than me on our initial one.. |i was filled 320 initially then 60cc a week after healing..
Jul 9, 2012 10:58 PM barsco1963 wrote:
Wow - lots going on. Sending healing vibes to everyone who is recovering.
gumshoe - I had my drains taken out by homecare also. Not too bad but I do suggest taking some painkillers about 1/2 hr before she arrives as it does sting.
Ossa - your hair looks great! Sounds like you had an awsome weekend - minus the BBQ episode of course.
Wishing everyone a great week!
Jul 9, 2012 11:44 PM ro-berta wrote:
Good morning girls, Ossa sounds like you had a hoot at your BBQ. Gumshoe hang in there ( I know you don,t have a choice on that one) I think this is the first full night sleep I have had since I have been DX. I have learned a couple of lessons also , never go down the frozen food section of the grocery store after having surg. (sore boobs and cold air don,t mix hahaha) and don,t bend over ( gravity and sore boobs don,t mix either) I seem to be having more pain and discomfort after this lump than any other even under my arm. Anyway enough, I hopw everyone enjoys the cooler weather for today anyway ,
Jul 10, 2012 12:09 AM, edited Jul 10, 2012 12:14 AM by Cher56
Gumshoe ..you know how we're all so different. My drainsights were infected & yet I didn't feel anything. But anytime I was touched or had dressing change I needed a little mild pain relief ..so not to worry you'll feel great after..just take a little something just in case.
your lucky I'm not there...I get what I call the 'morphine babble' would fruve you crazy...lol..makes myself tired too
Ossa..haven't read your BBQ post...but sounds like some excitement.
I have to tell you gals something. You can have a great chuckle. Friday eve..I flushed my bottom teeth down the toilet ...haha...tears came ..but I just had to laugh!!!...now no matter what happens..nothing will surprise me! Have a great day.
Jul 10, 2012 01:29 AM Tazzy wrote:
Ossa - happy the bbq incident was nothing worse.
Gumshoe... dont feel like you are a whiner... and even if you are, that's what this board is for. Whether someone is going through worse than you, what you are going through is important and is your issue.
Funny how our minds work eh? When I was with my BS and he was telling me about the surgery etc. it was when he got to the drains that I started to think... I dont like the sound of them.... sounds gross and taking them out - eurk !! The fact that I am losing a boob didn't faze me so much as them. Maybe I'll be thinking different when I get my date.
Hoping you can all have a great day and if its hot where you are, are able to find relief.
Jul 10, 2012 01:37 AM Tookybum wrote:
Finally got my first appointment with the Cancer clinic here in Brantford. Friday the 13th. Not sure what to think about that. It means they finally have my receptors test back. Should know some direction on Wednesday when I see my BS.
Jul 10, 2012 01:54 AM Joanne_53 wrote:
Tookybum - glad to hear your appointment is just days away - like you said, you will have some direction after that --
Jul 10, 2012 02:49 AM, edited Jul 10, 2012 02:49 AM by barbe1958
I was lucky enough to see a British YouTube where someone showed all the drains and stuff from her mastectomy. It was like talking to a girlfriend! She even said, "They'll never let you see how long your drain is, but look!!" Was a real revelation....!!
For those getting drains out, make sure the nurse OPENS the suction! Mine didn't on my first one. The surgeon took out my second one and I didn't even know it!!
Gumshoe, NEVER EVER apologize for pain!!! You had a HUGE fill under muscles. Some people only get filled that much in total. Please cut yourself some slack or I'm going to have to come over there (used to live in Surrey at 11131 135 A Street)!!
Cher, I get that you flushed your bottom teeth down the toilet. What I don't get, is why they were in the toilet in the first place!! Have you called a plumber? I can't see them actually going into the sewer system, so maybe they're trapped somewhere... But really, would you wear them again?? Maybe after sterilization. But please, don't wait for your toilet to bung up with other crap (heheheheheh) call a plumber and just ask the question if they would have cleared to the sewer. Let us know.
Now I can give hugs....it was too sweaty before!
Jul 10, 2012 10:51 AM gumshoe wrote:
Thanks for the drain info everyone -- it always helps to know what to expect. Tazzy, I don't really mind the drains. I have a good camisole with drain pockets so I don't really notice them until my tubing gets in the way.
Barbe1958, I laughed out loud at you coming here. Okay! I won't apologize. I got some better pain meds today too, so it should go down to a dull whimper :)
Cher56, I'm sorry but I really laughed about the teeth even though I know it's not supposed to be funny. The last thing you needed, I bet. I agree they could be trapped, so maybe a plumber could help? I bet it would be the first set of teeth he recovered!
Good luck with your appt. Tookybum -- I always think Friday the 13th is a good-luck day!
Jul 10, 2012 10:59 AM gumshoe wrote:
Oh, and ro-berta: Hahaha re the lessons learned -- all good ones!
Hot weather and surgery don't mix very well so maybe that's why you're noticing this one more. Don't overdo it: I actually vacuumed a few days after one lumpectomy and I sure paid for it!
Jul 10, 2012 11:09 AM borntosurvive wrote:
Ossa: you look amazing. LOVE the colour and cut. Very chic
Gumshoe: hope you are healing better and the pain is less every day. My drains did not hurt coming out but the nurse had to cut the stitch that was under the drain and the left one hurt b/c it was tight. I didn't take any pain killers before so it might be a good idea (as previously suggested) just incase you have a tight stitch. It's so quick though. And it means you get to shower so it's all good!!
I LOVE the Ontario heat and humidity. I HATE winter and cold so I was probably the only happy person in Ontario with the heat.
Happy healing to everyone and hope we all enjoy a great week
Jul 10, 2012 11:35 PM KCB wrote:
You ladies are making me laugh and giving me such strength!!
I am about to start my LAST CHEMO!!! it seems unbelievable to me that I am at this point, it seems like forever since I started.
They've just asked me to become part of a randomized clinical trial with Metformin, and I wondered if any of you have any thoughts or awareness of this global trial. Supposed to minimize recurrence rates.
Jul 10, 2012 11:55 PM, edited Jul 10, 2012 11:56 PM by bwah
You girls are very cute and make me laugh
KCB, Party time is close! Metformin minimize recurrence rates? I have never heard about this trial. Let us know the result!
Gumshoe: hopefully you feel better.My drains did not hurt coming out. I feel very lucky that I finished sugery and chemo before this hot and humid weather.
Borntosurvive: you are the only happy person with this heat and humidity.
Love you all xoxoxo!
Jul 11, 2012 12:36 AM Cher56 wrote:
Gumshoe..even with all this infection etc..the pain is less than a few weeks ago ..does get better.
& to al who srr laughing about my teeth incident ...thank God your laughing ..I sure do. I'm not on a positive upswing yet..but the teeth thing helped...lol..& ya..it actually IS Funny...lol
so hmmm... infectious control doctor asked if I've been having chills,shivers, fluish feeling, fatigue ,temp etc..i said no..well...duh. night before last I did, & again last night. My wounds are exactly same as 11 days ago :-(. Darn damn...will have to let them know this morning. I put those symptoms down as ..if course I have fatigue etc..but its worse. So will update later..have a sneaking suspicion something else is up. I see my surgeon today ..boy she'd better be decent to me this time!!..
& denturist this afternoon ..yeah!! Would like to get on with EATING norm foods ...lol. hope you all have the best day possible & o..PS..Friday 13th always was a good day for me too...;-) xox
Jul 11, 2012 01:42 AM websister wrote:
Good morning. Popping in to introduce myself to my fellow Canadians, thought it was about time, lots happening in past few weeks. My story can be found on my blog link in my signature.
Just running out to have my drains removed this a.m., wishing all a good day.
Jul 11, 2012 03:37 AM KCB wrote:
Canadian ladies. I am officially finished chemo. Except for the next few days of feeling yucky... But the last IV is out, and I am lunching with my dh in celebration.!!!!!
Jul 11, 2012 03:56 AM Joanne_53 wrote:
Kcb. - congrats -- glad you are celebrating
Jul 11, 2012 04:17 AM borntosurvive wrote:
KCB: Happy dance for you. Enjoy your lunch. I am currently part of the Metformin study. I have been doing it since the beginning of May. I initally had some stomach issues when I first started the 1 pill/day and then again when I started the 2 pills/day but I seem to be okay now. I assume I got the Metformin but I don't know forsure of course. I'm happy to be part of reserach and seeing as I'm TN, I am hoping this is our miracle drug.
Jul 11, 2012 04:18 AM gumshoe wrote:
Cher56, You have a good sense of humour -- sometimes we just need a good laugh! I just kept picturing your poor teeth swirling down the toilet... Let us know how the appointments go.
Welcome websister :) Good luck with the drain removal!
Jul 11, 2012 07:23 AM Tazzy wrote:
Welcome Websister - glad you found your way here.