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Topic: Canadians in British Columbia

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

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

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011 09:47PM

suz45 wrote:

I'm wondering how many West Coast Gals we currently have on here. It makes it a little easier to compare notes as our health-care is provincial. Would be nice to share tips and such to each other as we wade though the health-care Bureaucracy.

I'm in Richmond BC (a part of the Vancouver Lower Mainland) and the majority of my treatment has been at Vancouver General Hospital and Vancouver Cancer Agency.. with a few small surgical procedures done at UBC and my original Lumpectomy at Richmond General. My GP is also in Richmond. Ive been on the BCO boards since 2007 with a few breaks.

Please pipe in even if only to let us know your here Wink

Hugs Suz

Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the memories & ignore the pain, love and learn, forget & forgive. Remember you only have one life to Live. Dx 11/25/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, 8/23 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 8, 2020 01:51PM BlueSky1969 wrote:

Moth;

Not effing fair Moth. I am holding space for you and sending love, **hug**

Dx 3/28/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/1/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 5/15/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/9/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/28/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 2/18/2020 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting
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Mar 9, 2020 12:23PM marianelizabeth wrote:

Moth I sent you a PM. Please know how much I am caring ag hoping for best treating.

breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/12/2016 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 6/26/2017 Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Surgery 9/9/2019
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Mar 19, 2020 06:35AM BlueSky1969 wrote:

Hi all;

If anyone needs help w groceries, pharmacy runs, dr office trips, treatment appts, please msg me. I'm healthy (ish) and happy to adopt any protocol that makes you comfortable.

I'm available-please reach out! Happy to help.

Dx 3/28/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/1/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 5/15/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/9/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/28/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 2/18/2020 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting
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Mar 19, 2020 09:44AM wrenn wrote:

Thanks so much Bluesky. that is very kind. I am doing ok but and moved by how people are really being friendly and seeming to feel like "we are all in this together". I had an appt booked for 2 months away and got a call today that the doctor will call me on Monday to have a phone consult because he is cancelling all office visits. I assume he doesn't expect things to be different in 2 months. My NP is available for phone appointments as well and it was good to hear that pharmacists can renew prescriptions on their own without input from physician/NP.

In case some here aren't aware Shopper's Drug Mart is also offering consults using your MSP and will deliver free. They and some grocery stores are only allowing seniors or those with special needs in the store when first opening. I am 73 with diabetes, heart disease and small airway disease so although I don't worry about the virus I don't want to need medical care when there are so many other serious needs.

Take care everyone and thank you so much bluesky. xoxo

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Mar 27, 2020 01:11PM marianelizabeth wrote:

I have always been a communicator and I hope that now more than ever that we can share with each other. Some of you are on active treatment, some having to travel distances for treatment, some waiting for appointments or phone calls from doctors. Please share especially if you want to connect here or by email or even telephone. We can also share ideas on how we are getting things done. Love to you all, Marian

breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/12/2016 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 6/26/2017 Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 9/8/2017 Surgery 9/9/2019
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Mar 28, 2020 02:21AM wrenn wrote:

Thank you Marian. I am not in treatment and actually am feeling less alone because I am agoraphobic and now the entire planet is. :-)

I do know many people from Callanish who are in active treatment and I can't imagine how scary it is to go into the Cancer Agency or hospitals. My friend gets her treatment from Lions Gate. It is such a struggle.

Callanish is going to do their meditation on Zoom so I am grateful to not be missing out on that. I have been going there every Monday for almost 5 years. Luckily it is only across the street for me but knowing they will do it online is such a blessing. Take care everybody.

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Mar 29, 2020 02:34AM cathy67 wrote:

I have routine appointment next month, it is for injection and refills, will be the end of April.

Thanks God my radiation was scheduled last December, at the time I was worried about the skytrain strike, the time I felt the whole world crashed. I never thought the other patients will experience much harsh situations in a few months. God bless every body!

Oncotype 6, Dx 08/06/2019, IDC, Right, 2.1 cm, Grade2, 1/1 nodes,ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/26/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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