[Petition] Coverage of care required with lymphedema

Lymphedema is misdiagnosed and little treated, with the complications that this entails. This is partly because decongestive lymphatic therapy involves significant financial costs, which are poorly covered. That’s why the Lymphedema Association of Québec initiated a petition to request full coverage by the RAMQ of the necessary care for lymphedema. Continue reading[Petition] Coverage of care required with lymphedema

Mastectomy, how to prepare? My experience

You must have a mastectomy? My observations, my tricks, my experience, the more neglected elements and the general advice before a general anesthesia with hospitalization. In short, what you need to know to properly plan the mastectomy day and convalescence in order to live this period as best as possible. Continue readingMastectomy, how to prepare? My experience

Medication, fever and chemotherapy

Here are some of the instructions I received during chemotherapy: If you haven’t already done so, get a thermometer. If the body temperature reaches: 38 °C (100.4 °F): check again 1 hour later; If the temperature has remained stable or increased, go to the emergency room; if the temperature has Continue readingMedication, fever and chemotherapy

Predictors of persistent pain after breast surgery

A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association examines the factors associated with the risk of persistent pain, defined by more than two months, following surgery for breast cancer. They reviewed and analyzed 30 studies involving a total of 19,813 patients. They found several factors: a younger Continue readingPredictors of persistent pain after breast surgery

Victoria’s Quilts Canada: a quilt to bring comfort

What? Here is a little-known Canadian organization that I heard about by a cancer sister: Victoria’s Quilts Canada. The mission of Victoria’s Quilts Canada is to provide handmade quilts to people living with cancer in Canada. By providing these quilts, we hope to bring physical comfort to those dealing with Continue readingVictoria’s Quilts Canada: a quilt to bring comfort

Musical Rapture – A Healing Gift to Humanity

Musical Rapture – A Healing Gift to Humanity by Frederic Delarue Link to listen to the music or download it (FREE): http://fredericdelarue.com/free-healing-music.html Here is a music that accompanied me from the suspicion of inflammatory breast cancer on July 26, 2013 until my bilateral modified radical mastectomy on March 6, 2014. Continue readingMusical Rapture – A Healing Gift to Humanity