Friday, June 11, 2021

Friday Update

 I have now informed all the family as to what I found out during my visit to the Alan Blair Cancer Clinic on Wednesday so I guess it is time to update all my blogging friends.

We traveled to Regina on Wednesday for my appointment and the construction on the highways was crazy. We left 3 hours before my appointment and just made it. Harvey and I were both very stressed by the time we arrived. 

Got in pretty much immediately, but my stress level went even higher when they gave me a "My Treatment Journey" journal almost as soon as I arrived.

The oncologist said that the area of concern was in fact cancer, but it was stage 1A which is the very least that they measure and it seemed from what he read on the report that no more treatment would be necessary (lowered my stress level almost immediately). However he would not say I was 100% cured as they never do so.

I had an examination to make sure those sneaky cancer cells had not reached my colon and was told that for the rest of my life I would need to be checked once a year by my OB/GYN. That was a surprise.

He also told me that any change at all in my health, unexpected loss of weight, bloating or pain I was to get in to see a doctor immediately, and I was to be tested, scanned and any other tests my doctors figured necessary done and the results sent to the Alan Blair clinic. I was not to be put off with a shrug. He would be sending those recommendations to both the OB/GYN and my GP here in Estevan.

They were very disturbed that it took me almost 2 years to have my surgery and are checking into that. The oncologist said that should never have happened. Hopefully that changes how quickly others are able to have their surgery in the future. He said if it had been done earlier the pre cancerous cells probably would not have become cancer.

So there you have it. Good news over all and it is wonderful to know that they will be keeping a close eye on me. 

I also want to say that everyone who works at the clinic are wonderful and very caring. 

I will hopefully get to visit you all tonight, but forgive me if it takes a couple of days to get into the swing of things once again.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. What a stressful day that must have been for you. It must be frightening to hear it was cancer, but stage 1A is a blessing in a cancer diagnosis. I hope everything continues to improve for you and you can begin to feel better. It is good to know that everyone at the clinic was so kind and helpful. Take care Jackie.

  2. That's good news, Jackie! It's always better to "know where you stand" and it sounds as though you will be well screened and protected. Blessings.

  3. What a journey you have been on. So glad that the results were good. Take care and look after yourself.

  4. Very happy indeed to hear that it is good news for you. I'm sure that it is a great relief to you and your family. Happy also to hear that they are keeping a close eye on your going forward.

  5. I'm so happy to hear the news is good and that the medical professionals have been put on notice to ensure you get the necessary check-ups going forward.

    Ah, we're into construction season here in Saskatchewan. That's always a lot of fun...not. :) Glad you made it safely.

  6. It sounds as though you re being well looked after now. Continuing to pray that all continues to be positive.

  7. I'm so sorry this happened to you. It's a shame you had to wait 2 years. That would really make me mad. Thank God it is only stage 1A and now they will listen to you and get you in when you need to be seen.

    Prayers that your cancer is maintained and stays at stage 1A - better yet, I will boldly pray for a complete healing. Boy wouldn't that knock their socks off at the clinic! LOL

    Take care and be well.

  8. That is good news Jackie, and it sounds like you have a good team on your side. Best wishes to all of you.

  9. Oh Jackie I am so sorry for all you have been through the last couple of years. I will continue to pray. Jean

  10. Please, my friend, please.... get another opinion about "no treatment needed" for your cancer. You didn't mention where these cancer cells were found but I'm guessing your uterine lining? I dunno... but I don't like to hear that anyone has cancer and has been told that no treatment for it is necessary... but to get checked at least yearly. I mean, what are they saying.... we can't do anything about your cancer until it spreads and gets worse? Nope! Nada! No way! I'd be getting a 2nd and 3rd opinion immediately. I care about you, Jackie, and that's why I'm being so blunt in saying this. ANOTHER OPINION... OR TWO... OR THREE!! Please. Love ya~ Andrea xoxoxo

  11. So happy to hear about your good news Jackie. I will continue to keep you in prayer.

  12. Sounds a very positive visit for you, and good to hear they will continue to keep track of how you are.

  13. HUbs has cancer and we are in a holding pattern like you, but it is still a worry. I will keep you in my prayers and I would also get a second opinion.