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Topic: Montreal ladies?

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

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

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019 03:36PM

Eigna wrote:

Anyone from Montreal? I’m still in the waiting period. BS appointment on Tuesday; finally! I hope things will take off from there. I feel tired and nauseous. I can’t enjoy life not knowing how long I have to live.

Dx 2019/08/20, IDC 0.9cm ER+, PR-, HER2 - (FISH) Grade 3
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Sep 10, 2019 09:35PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

Hi Eigna - I'm in Montreal. Waiting with all the uncertainty is tiring. Once you have a treatment plan, you can focus on what needs to be done. In the meantime, try to take care of yourself. I've started Qigong (online videos) and found that it helps me breathe and sleep better. Your hospital probably offers classes for cancer patients such as yoga, art therapy, and support groups. I also found it helpful to read threads dedicated to posters who are 5, 10, and 15 years out from diagnosis. I'm almost 4 years out.

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC Left IIIC 10/11 nodes ER+PR+HER2-, 12/2015 Left Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane
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Sep 11, 2019 10:11AM Eigna wrote:

oh great. Which hospital were you at? That’s great positive news! Did you do any genetic testing prior to surgery?

Dx 2019/08/20, IDC 0.9cm ER+, PR-, HER2 - (FISH) Grade 3
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Sep 12, 2019 06:45PM kim49 wrote:

I'm in Montreal. I'm having a mastectomy of my left breast on Monday the 16th at St. Mary's. Waiting on my FISH results to see how we proceed after.

The waiting and being in limbo is the absolute worse.

I am exhausted but sleep is hard to come by.

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Sep 12, 2019 07:27PM - edited Sep 12, 2019 07:27PM by Eigna

Hi Kim49. Nice to e meet you. I'm having probably a lumpectomy in October but I need to do a genetic testing so see if treatment plan will change. I am at the Jewish Montréal Hosptal. Have you done a genetic test? Wishing you that all goes well during surgery and a quick recovery. Are you taking any time off from work? I totally understand you. This uncertainty is killing me too. But I am also scared of the surgery.

Dx 2019/08/20, IDC 0.9cm ER+, PR-, HER2 - (FISH) Grade 3
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Sep 14, 2019 01:36PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

I'm at MUHC. I didn't undergo genetic testing. There's no history of cancer in my family, and I'm over 45. Mastectomies require a longer recovery, and I took some time off work. I can't remember how long.

I remember being scared, but I'm still here!

Good luck on your surgeries. Hope you both recover quickly.

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC Left IIIC 10/11 nodes ER+PR+HER2-, 12/2015 Left Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane

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