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Posted on: Sep 21, 2011 06:07PM

caro46 wrote:

Hi all,

I`d really like to chat with other women from the Nepean/Barrhaven area who are dealing with BC.  I m from out of town and don't see my family too often so it would be nice to find support in the area!

Carolyne

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Mar 13, 2018 10:15AM bravepoint wrote:

BarbMac, I know exactly how you feel having been there not too long ago myself. My GP prescribed zopiclone to help me sleep and lorazepam for anxiety. You might want to consider something as you need your sleep now and after things getting started. Once you have the game plan in place you will feel better or less worried. Fear of the unknown and the waiting are the worst parts.

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Mar 13, 2018 12:18PM ToughCookie101 wrote:

Hey! I started attending the BCA support group last month (it is every second Wednesday a month), and I am headed there tomorrow evening. I just got confirmation of my chemo beginning at 1:00pm next Thursday. I also signed up for a Look Good Feel Better session on April 3rd.

Diagnosed at 33 after finding my lump myself. Had to stop chemo after round 3 due to repeatedly ending up febrile neutropenic and developing neuropathy. Now on to ABCSG12 treatment (hormone therapy and Zometa). Dx 11/15/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/31/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/3/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 8/31/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Mar 13, 2018 03:21PM bravepoint wrote:

I have never been to the support group meetings as they are a long drive from me. I did go to a Look Good Feel Better session and thoroughly enjoyed it! If you need a wig, the Cancer Society has a free wig programme. I went and it was kind of fun despite being sad at having lost all of my hair. I tried on a whole bunch of different colors and styles before settling on one. It's the little things that you can perk you up during this journey! I can look up the info, if you need it.

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Mar 15, 2018 12:43PM BarbMac wrote:

Tomorrow is the day. Surgeon appointment at 8am to get 'official' diagnosis and hopefully a treatment plan. The waiting really is the hardest part (so far)

Dx 3/8/2017, IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Mar 15, 2018 01:57PM bravepoint wrote:

Thinking of you, BarbMac. The waiting is so hard.....

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Mar 15, 2018 09:41PM ToughCookie101 wrote:

I'm thinking of you too BarbMac!

Diagnosed at 33 after finding my lump myself. Had to stop chemo after round 3 due to repeatedly ending up febrile neutropenic and developing neuropathy. Now on to ABCSG12 treatment (hormone therapy and Zometa). Dx 11/15/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/31/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/3/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 8/31/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Mar 16, 2018 06:56PM BarbMac wrote:

Well the verdict is in. IDC - Tubular carcinoma. Lumpectomy (including sentinel node biopsy) coming along with a bunch of radiation followed by hormone therapy. I guess I'm lucky enough to have been spared the chemo (so far). Doc said he'd know more after the lumpectomy, so for now this is all I know. At least now I have a name for it and know that if you have to have bc, it's the 'one to have' or so says the doc lol.

Dx 3/8/2017, IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Mar 16, 2018 08:14PM bravepoint wrote:

BarbMac - Not that any BC diagnosis is good news but not having to go through chemo would be! Did you get a date for the lumpectomy?

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Mar 16, 2018 11:43PM ToughCookie101 wrote:

I was keeping my fingers crossed for benign for you BarbMac, but no chemo is a plus! I was hoping not to welcome you to the club....but welcome. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Diagnosed at 33 after finding my lump myself. Had to stop chemo after round 3 due to repeatedly ending up febrile neutropenic and developing neuropathy. Now on to ABCSG12 treatment (hormone therapy and Zometa). Dx 11/15/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/31/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/3/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 8/31/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Mar 17, 2018 07:20AM BarbMac wrote:

No date yet. Dr's office was closed for March break, so they should be calling me back with a date on Monday. He offered mastectomy, but thinks that since 'the girls' are pretty massive he could remove a pretty good chunk and still have lots to work with. He was very honest though and said it could still be required at a later date because due to breast size more could be hiding. He was not able to feel lump at all because it is so deep into the tissue. One step at a time.

Dx 3/8/2017, IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2018 Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Mar 17, 2018 07:24PM Lafish wrote:

Thoughts are with you BarbMac, as you said one step at a time.

Hugs,

LAF

Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/3/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/24/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/1/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 3, 2018 04:58PM redninrah wrote:

Does anyone know where Dr Nicholas Guay is practising these days? TIA

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May 6, 2018 09:43AM Canadian21 wrote:

He is my cousins doctor and he practices in Toronto. She just had her implants swapped in January with him.

Dx 1/30/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/4/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 AC + T (Taxol)
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May 8, 2018 04:54PM redninrah wrote:

thanks :)

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Jun 12, 2018 09:14AM - edited Jun 12, 2018 09:16AM by LovelyBreasts

Hello all brave ladies. Just joined from Nepean. Starting this journey and wanted to connect with those that are "in the know" for information and support. Wanted to change my original User Id (my husband's suggestion) to LovelyBreast (one only) as I am considering a mastectomy on my left breast. Diagnosed from a biopsy in May with DCIS, intermediate grade, comedonecrosis and fibroninflammatory response around the ducts. However after an appointment with a surgeon, she indicated that before surgery she wanted an MRI to be clear about what was going on before she operated. They should be calling me in the next two weeks and then an appointment with her on June 27. Surgery in July. Apparently from the ultrasound I have three large lesions. 2cm, 3cm and 4cm. Also she thinks that maybe there is invasive cancer that may be missed. Great !! Always was told I had dense, lumpy breasts. But found a lump in March and then the breast started being painful. Still is. How is it after 3 mammograms, 2 ultrasounds and a biopsy (hurt and bruised for 3 weeks) that I don't have a clear diagnosis !! Anyway, I know you've all been there in one way or another. Just venting. Waiting is brutal ! She also said that even it it's still DCIS a lumpectomy with that large amount of lesions, and removing some more tissue for clear margins, the breast would fold in on itself. Thus the mastectomy consideration. I'll know more after the MRI. No breast or any other kind of cancer in my family 3 generations back. Always kept a good weight, exercised and ate healthy. Go figure. Thanks for listening. Any advice or comments to keep me going would be appreciated. Nerdy

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Jun 12, 2018 09:20AM redninrah wrote:

Hi,

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

Is there anything particular you want to know? I was diagnosed in 2010 and have no breasts because reconstruction failed miserably.

Im in the clear now so just taking tamoxifen. I work out a lot and eat healthy.....fire away on any Qs you have, glad to help.


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Jun 12, 2018 09:20AM bravepoint wrote:

LovelyBreasts - Sorry you find yourself here. The waiting is the worst part! Once you know what you are dealing with and get a plan in place, you will feel a little better. I had 2 mammograms, 1 ultrasound and a biopsy to get my diagnosis. Sounds like you have more going.


Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 12, 2018 09:41AM - edited Jun 12, 2018 09:42AM by LovelyBreasts

Thanks for the quick reply. One question. I haven't been able to find anywhere on line why I'm having so much pain 24/7. It's manageable, but very scary. I'm thinking because the lesions are so large in my ducts, this is causing the problem. Had the pain before the biopsy. Haven't asked my surgeon yet about it although it's in all the notes. She's quite clinical and matter of fact, youngish. No smiling, or hand holding there. Don't get me wrong, love women and am respectful of all who have worked hard to get into these positions. Just think she needs to work on her bedside manner. I'm going to call the Civic Breast Clinic today to see if they can suggest something for the pain.

The good news is you've survived all the crap you've had to go through. So encouraging. I'm pretty tough having brought up 4 children so am sure I will be able to deal with this journey. Positive thinking !!

Don't want to bore anyone, but need to get my thoughts out there, so will be posting my progress. Looking ahead, I hope to be able to help as you are. Thanks.

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Jun 12, 2018 10:34AM beebs2704 wrote:

I had pain where my tumour was..which seemed odd for me because everything online says breast cancer isn't painful. I, too had dense breasts and it was the cysts that were most uncomfortable as well.

Who's your surgeon? Arnaout?


Beth

Dx 6/15/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/18/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/13/2016 Whole-breast
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Jun 12, 2018 01:22PM bravepoint wrote:

I didn't have any pain so can't help you with that other than to say ask your GP. Mine was a God send through my treatments!

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 12, 2018 02:33PM redninrah wrote:

I did not have any pain.

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Jun 13, 2018 09:09AM LovelyBreasts wrote:

No my surgeon is not Arnaout. She's moved I think.

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