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Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Nov 17, 2015 11:26AM

ChristineT wrote:

Hi Everyone

I was wanting to connect with anyone undergoing or finishing treatment in the Calgary area

Dx 5/28/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/14/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
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Dec 1, 2015 05:35PM avmom wrote:

Hi Christine,

I'm in the Calgary area, and had my second mastectomy on October 20, so I'm basically finished with active treatment. I'm still going to appointments at the TBCC, as follow up and to review whether hormone treatment will be considered, and I go to the oncology rehabilitation clinic to deal with mild lymphedema. I didn't do radiation therapy, but it looks like that's what you are doing right now. How are things going?
Surgery 12/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 1/7/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 1/7/2015, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/20/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 10/27/2015, LCIS/DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/25/2016 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Dec 1, 2015 05:36PM - edited Dec 1, 2015 05:37PM by avmom

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Surgery 12/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 1/7/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 1/7/2015, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/20/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 10/27/2015, LCIS/DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/25/2016 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Dec 1, 2015 11:14PM ChristineT wrote:

Hi Avmom

I just finished radiation and I have my first follow up mid January. I had a partial mastectomy so I will need a minor reconstruction surgery next year. I'm just starting to get my energy back. How are you feeling?

Dx 5/28/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/14/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
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Dec 2, 2015 08:10AM avmom wrote:

Hi Christine,

I'm generally starting to feel a bit better. I had dose dense chemotherapy between March and June, and am still dealing with some side effects, including fatigue, that have been somewhat worse since my second mastectomy on October 20. I did lose my hair in March, but have got about 3/4 inch of new growth now. 2015 has been a tough year. Yesterday was vaccination day for me - pneumococcal pneumonia, flu and shingles. My MO suggested that my blood counts were good to go for vaccinations, and I understand that shingles after chemotherapy isn't uncommon, so I'm glad to have them done. Had two vaccinations in my left (non-lymphedema) arm, and it is quite sore today, and I've got some flulike symptoms this morning. I've started to go into work as of last week, but I'm totally wiped out by noon. I sleep for part of the afternoon most days, but it is getting better. I expect that will resolve itself over the next little while. I've started working with a trainer to get my activity level up without aggravating my lymphedema, and more activity equals more energy. Do you have any sort of timetable for your reconstruction? I'll probably be going back to see my reconstructive surgeon in the spring with a view to starting the process, but your reconstruction shouldn't be too complicated, or take too long, though it might take a while for your breast to recover from radiation before you can tolerate reconstruction.

Have a great day.
Surgery 12/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 1/7/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 1/7/2015, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/20/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 10/27/2015, LCIS/DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/25/2016 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Dec 5, 2015 12:55AM ChristineT wrote:

I see the Oncologist in Jan for a follow up. I was told 6 months later than they can look at reconstruction. Yes mine won't be complicated at all day surgery.

You've had quite the year. I hope you get some energy back and feel better!

Have a good weekend

Dx 5/28/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/14/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
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Dec 5, 2015 07:33AM 70charger wrote:

Can I ask who your surgeons were? Thanks

Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/9/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/21/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3 Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 15, 2015 09:36PM ChristineT wrote:

My surgeon was Dr. Rothwell and my Oncologists are Dr. Martell and Dr. Nordal

Dx 5/28/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/14/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 24, 2016 10:56AM Hopefloatsinyyc wrote:

old post but bumping up since I am new here and from Calgary... just starting the journey.

Dx 5/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 8/19/2016 AC
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Jun 29, 2016 11:07PM ChristineT wrote:

How are you doing hopefloatsinyyc

Dx 5/28/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/14/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jun 30, 2016 05:42AM 70charger wrote:

Hi Hopefloats! Sorry we have to meet this way. Have u started your chemo yet? Hope it is smooth going for you.

Christine T see u just had a 1 yr cancerversary! Hope you did a big celebration.

Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/9/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/21/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3 Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 30, 2016 05:38PM Terrywithawhy wrote:

Hi, I am also in Calgary. Start radiation (16 treatments) next week

Dx 12/8/2015, IDC, Left, Grade 2, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 12/31/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/31/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/17/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 7/8/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jun 30, 2016 05:43PM 70charger wrote:

Hey Terry! Rads are so easy compared to chemo, u will have no worries. Good Luck! huggers Fran

Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/9/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 8/21/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Grade 3 Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 1, 2016 09:02AM Hopefloatsinyyc wrote:

Haven't started chemo yet- had my BMX with immediate implant reconstruction last week. Meeting back with the BS on Monday for my first onco post-op. (My PS was happy Wednesday with my healing progress, drains pulled etc.)

I hate we are all here- but appreciate there are at least a couple of us going through it at the same time to lean on....BC is such a lonely place

Dx 5/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 8/19/2016 AC
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Oct 16, 2017 12:25PM CA0817 wrote:

Hi! This is my first post also from Calgary. Starting chemo on Nov

Dx 8/18/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 23, 2017 07:43PM ChristineT wrote:

Hi CA0817

How are you doing

Dx 5/28/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/14/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 18, 2018 12:26AM Joyseeker wrote:

signing in from Medicine Hat. Looks like I’ll be visiting Calgary at the end of the month for Rads.

Dx 9/14/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/20/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/24/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Chemotherapy 12/28/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 23, 2019 06:27PM AER wrote:

Hi,

First time posting. Anyone here from Calgary that underwent reconstruction with TE's to implants? Had my swap surgery March 25, 2019. My chest looks a "Frankenstein's Nightmare"!! WTH!!!

Sure could use some sage advice.

Thank you.

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