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Hi everyone
Hoping you are all well. Check in will ya ... it's getting lonely in here
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Hi Cheryl!

I'm here...just don't post too much anymore.  Mostly come to check on the newly dx'd and some old friends.

How are you?

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Hi from Nova Scotia I check daily but don't post much.. it is really hot today 30 .
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Nice to see you both ...  I am doing well but quite busy.

I wish more girls from the Mothership would visit us. I have major problems posting there so I tend to stay here. I do read sometimes but find it too hard to follow more than one site. I also want to help as many nrebies as possible.

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Hi Cheryl.  Still her in beautiful S. Ontario.  A glorious day after a week of humidity and t'storms.  Had a bunch of our friends from our old car cruise club come to our place today for a picnic.  Nice distraction for me. Chemo should be starting in about 3 weeks...


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Hi Catherine
I guess you sent the storms this way lol. Glad you had a nice distraction today. Hoping your chemo goes well. PM me if you need anything ... anytime ok??
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Yoooohooo!! Are you still out there?? Hope everyone is OK.
Are any of you going to Pinkstock?
Please add your names to our emergency list if you like (see my post in the Wagon Ho 11 thread)

SIGE    MRSB  

CATHERINE... chemo starts soon huh? Keep us posted on how it goes. PM me if you need anything OK?? Remember take the meds as directed even if you think you don't need them. Don't let your tummy get too empty and keep extremely well hydrated ... you will do just fine. Once the first one is over the fear of the unknown will be gone and you will know what to expect in the next round. With FEC remember to suck on ice chips or popsicles will you are getting the infusion. Prevents headaches and mouth sores. Drink as much water as you can in the next 3 days to flush your system out faster.

Be well, stay strong...
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Thanks Cheryl.  I see the onc tomorrow to get my schedule I hope - FINALLY!  I'm also getting a port put in next Tues... lousy veins and the doc says this is the best thing.  Believe me I'll be the poster girl for ice chips and water since everyone says it makes so much of a difference.  You're right about the unknown, that's what's scaring me the most - not knowing how I'm going to feel.  Tired, I can deal with.  Food challenges, no problem, there's always something I can find to eat.  Nausea/vomiting, my biggest worry.  I'll take every med they pass my way and I'll let you know how it goes for sure.  Not many out there that have had the  FEC treatment... seems to be a Canadian thing?


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Hi everyone! Just checking in on all of you  If you need me just shout!!
Hoping you are all well!
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Hi Cheryl, thanks for your lovely message.  I'll respond separately.  It's a cloudy, muggy evening here in S. Ontario, waiting for a bit of rain before a predicted glorious long weekend.  We're off to the racetrack tomorrow so DH can participate in the next points race, a 90th b'day party on Sunday and some much needed R&R on Monday as I prep for Tx #2 on Tues.  Enjoy the beautiful weather - I predict much more summer to come.


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hi Canadian sisters!  I just came on board today.  Live in Niagara-on-the-Lake and just came back from an invigorating walk along the lakefront and river -- sunny but still coolish, although my crocuses are blooming and so are my neighbour's snowdrops (the flower kind, not the wet kind!).

I look forward to your correspondence through this wonderful site.

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Welcome Linda!! I was feeling a little lonely up here! Are you just new here or recently diagnosed? This is a great group of people ... all very warm and caring and ALL here for you. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful area. I am between Kingston and Ottawa. It was beautiful here today too but a little cool. No crocuses here yet but it won't be long! I live near a canal and went for a nice walk today, I was a little over dressed but enjoyed being outside for a change.

SNOWGIRL... haven't seen you in ages. Hoping you are well!

Hoping all my fellow canucks are doing well too!
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Great to meet you, Cheryl!

Once my hair grows a wee bit more, I'll try and post a picture.  Finished chemo last July but boy, it took a long time for those hair follicles to get active again.  I'm now on femara so that hasn't helped, I'm sure!

I was diagnosed with LCIS 12/08, had a lumpectomy with no clear margins, and had a mast. which found tumours totalling just over 2cm. (grade 3).  There's a lot of "back and forth" about LCIS -- should it be treated or not? I did have a choice of chemo or not but chose to go ahead with it. A mistake?  Maybe, but I can't regret it.  My mother had bc and developed mets.  She died when I was 22.  Two sisters are ovarian cancer survivors and another sister died of leukemia.  Not a great family history!!  So my diagnosis wasn't much of a surprise, actually...

I've spent quite a bit of time over at bc.org, but am finding it a bit frustrating.  Am hoping (and expecting!) this forum to be free of rancour and full of support and helpful info.  I'm glad ro be here!

Now, enough about me -- how about you?



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This place is the best. Everyone here is supportive and caring and Gina takes care of us all. I understand your frustrations with the other site but you won't find any of that here... it is NOT tolerated by any of us. All you will find is support, friendship and hope!
Me?? March 31st will be 3 years since chemo. Double mast in 2005, 6 rounds FEC and 33 rads. I'm now on Femera also ... tried Tamoxifen and Arimidex but couldn't tolerate the side effects. Your hair will surprise you one of these days ... once it gets started it grows quite quickly. My hairdresser recommended Nioxin gel to give it a little push and then the shampoo and conditioner after it started growing.
You were very wise to do the chemo ... you will always know you did everything you could.
It's a pleasure meeting you, just sorry we had to meet for this reason. If you ever need anything just let me know...
Here for you always
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I am in Canada too. Windsor to be exact. Hello fellow canuks.

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Hi Momof4stars -- what a lovely name!  Your children, I presume??!


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Yup my children. I used to live in Dallas & was a huge Dallas Star's fan. I used stars as my sign on for everything. When I had my 1st child she truly was my star from heaven. So now that I have 4, I am momof4stars. Thanks

So I assume that linda is your name what is the sa for????


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Not very original I'm afraid -- sa are the first 2 letters of my last name!
Now that you're in Windsor, have you joined the Red Wings fan club?  No point in cheering for the hapless Leafs.....  more money than brains for that team, I think!

I noted in a previous post that you're triple neg.  What sort sort of regimen are you on?  Goodness, I never knew there were so many types of bc til I started this journey....

Cheryl:  I didn't do the nioxin -- have been taking biotin + silica since tx ended and I don't know that it's helped the hair, but I do have the strongest nails!   Had a haircut yesterday as it was growing sort of longish and curly-bushy at the back.  I think I'm aiming for a Wendy Mesley haircut  -- imagine, it took bc for her to get the perfect cut; she always had hair problems, as I recall.....

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Welcome MomOf4Stars!! You will love it here. We drive through Windsor when we go to Wisconsin to visit my dh's family.
We are here for you ... fill us in on your dx and tx
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