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Topic: Ottawa ladies?

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011 03:07PM

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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Aug 12, 2018 03:28PM Sparkles2_2 wrote:

hey all first time poster long time lurker.

As far as I know Dr Arnaout is still in Ottawa (saw her at the general last Wednesday waiting in line at the Tim Hortons) with the women’s breast health center moving to the 4th floor of the cancer center I would assume she is busy. She is my surgeon and she is amazing.

Dx 10/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 11/29/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 5/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/1/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Targeted Therapy 8/8/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Targeted Therapy 9/13/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 9/14/2018 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Aug 30, 2018 09:42AM chantalbe wrote:

I got the news today that I have a recurrence of IDC. Two years ago, I had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation.

I have an appointment on September 5 with a BS.

Dx 4/15/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 3, 2018 01:48PM bravepoint wrote:

chantalbe - So sorry to hear this news. Stay strong!

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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Sep 3, 2018 05:17PM beebs2704 wrote:

Hi Chantal,

I'm so sorry to hear this news..it was bad enough the first time and rotten that it has reared its ugly head again for you. Message me if you'd like to chat.


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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Sep 10, 2018 05:46AM - edited Sep 10, 2018 05:46AM by Elizabeth9

Hi Ottawa Ladies...I am one too! I start chemo Mon Sept 17. I have Chemo School today, tomorrow I have an ultrasound on my liver (trying not to stress about the lump found during a physical exam--depending what it is, it could delay / change my chemo plan--does anyone have any experience with this?). Also having an echo cardiogram and chest xray tomorrow. Friday I get my PICC line in, to be ready for chemo on Monday. My chemo will be 8 rounds of AC/Taxol every 2 weeks (16 weeks total). One month rest then radiation 5 x week for 6 weeks. I am trying not to let my anxieties get the best of me but am not sleeping well at all. Will also be on Neulasta, with one shot the day after each chemo treatment. I hope the bone pain isn't too bad. Is anyone on this forum currently having treatment?

Elizabeth Dx 6/29/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/30/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Sep 11, 2018 04:01AM bravepoint wrote:

Hi elisabeth9 - I can't offer much advice just support. My treatment finished in June 2017. I was on Neulasta during my 4 rounds of AC and did not experience any bone pain. Make sure to drink lots of fluids and take the anti nausea meds prescribed. Taxol was easier for me, just some aches in my hips and a little neuropathy by the end. I went through all of the same steps as you described but the liver ultrasound. Good luck with that! The Sainte Elizabeth nurses were awesome for chnaging my PICC dressing weekly and home visits initially to check on me. If you haven't heard from them yet, get their contact info or PM me and I can see if I still have. I assume you were told of the Victory program to help with the Neulasta cost.

Thinking of you!

Gail

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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Sep 14, 2018 12:27PM chantalbe wrote:

Hi Elisabeth9,

I'll be having a mastectomy on September 25th. I'm expecting to have chemo and may need radiation depending on the results of my node biopsy.

Dx 4/15/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
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Oct 4, 2018 06:24PM Fiddler wrote:

Chantal,

SO sorry to hear this awful news! How did the mastectomy go?

So disappointing to have to start the whole chemo routine again, I can't imagine.

As for me, I am not out of the woods yet with the spot on my liver. Waiting for an MRI, apparently they are very backed up. I try not to think about it too much. Hope I can have the MRI soon.

Wishing you all the best, Chantal.

Alana


Alana Dx 6/24/2016, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/26/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 10/17/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 12/27/2016 Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 5, 2018 01:40PM chantalbe wrote:

I'm healing well from the mastectomy. I haven't had to take any pain pills but my arm is sore. I've still got the drain - can't wait for it to be gone.

My lymph node biopsy was positive so I'm expecting chemo and radiation. At least I've already got the wig.

Hope you can get your MRI soon - waiting is hard.

I wish you all the best too.

Chantal

Dx 4/15/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
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Oct 16, 2018 08:33AM - edited Oct 18, 2018 10:17AM by redninrah

HI ladies, im looking to get my abdominal scar that was done for a DIEP (it failed) revised as it looks horrible, does anyone know of any surgeon who would do this?

My original surgeon has left to go to toronto.

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Nov 1, 2018 04:24PM chantalbe wrote:

Hi redninrah,

I haven't been referred to a plastic surgeon yet, so I don't have the names of any plastic surgeons in Ottawa.  

I met with the MO today and the RO on Tuesday.

I'll be starting Gemzar/carboplatin in a couple of weeks.  Hopefully, the side effects will be tolerable.

I have an appointment next Thursday to have an MRI to check my liver.  There's no indication that anything is wrong with my liver, but my RO wanted to check it out.

Dx 4/15/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 AC + T (Taxol)

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