Welcome

This forum is for new members. Find out a little about Cancer Support France and its aims, introduce yourself, if you wish, and meet other members.

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pennycsf
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Welcome

Postby pennycsf » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:32 pm

Hello and WELCOME to the CSF Forums
Cancer Support France is a French registered charity which began in the Poitou-Charente in 2002. It aims to help and support all those anglophones living in France who are affected by cancer, whether as sufferers, carers, family members or friends. There are now 13 separately organised and registered groups throughout France. Have a look at the website at http://www.cancersupportfrance.info

I am a member of CSF Sud de France (11,09,66) which covers the Aude, Ariège and Pyrénées-Orientales. We have set up this forum in the hope that it will enable people, wherever they are in France, to share their experiences, their good and bad times, as well as providing a useful source of information.

There is no need to be a member of Cancer Support France to use this forum.

Please use this area to introduce yourself and find out about other members.

Penny Parkinson

biggles
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Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:16 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby biggles » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:26 pm

Hi
I live in the P-O and found I had breast cancer in 2006. :cry: I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and then radiotherapy and am now fighting fit. :D I did not find out about CSF until after my treatment and I am now a member of CSF Sud de France and hope that my experiences can be used to help others through a difficult time.

Biggles

Linmin
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Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:00 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby Linmin » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:07 pm

Hello there,
I am Linmin, and the founder of the original association. I was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after my arrival in France. In a two week period I had a lumpectomy, followed by a mastectomy. I then had radiotherapy and of course the usual 5 year programme of adjuvant therapy. First Tamoxifen and then Arimidex. I had reconstruction surgery three years ago, and Iam now fully fit. I have just entered my tenth year of follow-up control. All being well I shall be signed off in October! I am delighted to see this forum, and wish you all the greatest success. :P

csfdordognelot
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Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:56 am

Re: Welcome

Postby csfdordognelot » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:06 am

pennycsf wrote:Hello and WELCOME to the CSF Sud forums
Cancer Support France is a French registered charity which began in the Poitou-Charente in 2002. It aims to help and support all those anglophones living in France who are affected by cancer, whether as sufferers, carers, family members or friends. There are now 13 separately organised and registered groups throughout France. Have a look at the website at http://www.cancersupportfrance.info

CSF Sud de France (11,09,66) covers the Aude, Ariège and Pyrénées-Orientales, and although this forum is aimed at those in this general area, we hope it will enable people, wherever they are, to share their experiences, their good and bad times, as well as providing a useful source of information.

There is no need to be a member of Cancer Support France to use this forum.

Please use this area to introduce yourself and find out about other members.

Penny Parkinson


Hello. I'm Margaret York, president of CSF Dordogne East and Lot (24 & 46). What a great idea and I must commend all involved in setting up this forum. I hope it is well used. We can be contacted at csfdordognelot@yahoo.com or by telephone on 05 65 22 96 37.

Margaret

goldenoldie
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Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:11 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby goldenoldie » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:17 am

Hi Everyone, I am slightly different from the others, I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma for the last four and a half years. This is Cancer of the Lymphatic System and unfortunately there are no "bits" I can have taken off to set about my cure. However, according to the specialists, it is the most sensitive Cancer to Chemotherapy and a course will set it back to zero...although it will never cure it. I live in a village above Ille sur Tet...been here for 19 years now and love it!!! Nowadays I also love the medical treatment I am getting/will be getting. I am happy to discuss treatments and diagnosis procedures should anyone need help.

peacock
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Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby peacock » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:30 pm

Hi all
I live in SW France and discovered I had breast cancer in June 2008, I then had 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiotherapy and finished Herceptin last July.

I've just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism so it is slowing up my recovery, but am slowly getting there.

Rawlie
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:05 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby Rawlie » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:49 pm

Hi,

I live in SW France and was diagnosed with breast cancer Jan 2009. I have since had a mastectomy, chemo and radiotherapy and am now taking part in a clinical trial called Beatrice which finishes early April. I am being treated at Bordeaux Nord and am happy to provide any information for anyone else that might be starting treatment there. I think this forum will prove very useful for people living in France!

All the best,

xx

soledad
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Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:49 pm
Location: Brittany, 22, near Loudeac

Re: Welcome

Postby soledad » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:05 pm

bonjour,
I have known you website through Biggles' post on BritsAbroad.org forum
I live 15 min drive south Loudéac (22600) actually between Rohan and La Chèze.
If anyone around needs some help: cooking/driving/ some hours of friendly company in difficult moments of your life, I will be pleased to help if I can.
I am known as petitbois on BritsAbroad.org

this is not a hoax or anything dishonnest.
I would be pleased if there was a way to make sure only genuine people can contact me.
your admin can contact me by email and ask my tel number. :)

goldenoldie
Posts: 193
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:11 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby goldenoldie » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:23 pm

Hi Peacock...just wanted to say welcome to the Clan! I hope you are beginning to feel better (albeit slowly) after your treatment. You did not say whereabouts in SW France you are (its an aweful big place!) but if you are anywhere near Perpignan and need support, please post a note and I will see what I can do. :D

csfmoneybags
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Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:52 pm

Re: Welcome

Postby csfmoneybags » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:04 pm

Hello everyone!

I'm further 'behind the ball' than I should be in posting on this site!

My name is Andy Shepherd, and for the last 8 years I have been the Treasurer of the original CSF association, based in Benest (Charente). Provided I am re-elected to that position at the AGM this week :lol: I will be very happy to answer any questions from users of this forum about the national finances of the Association. (For information about each affiliated association (branch) you will need to contact them specifically). I will set up a thread on this board (perhaps, given my proven technical stupidity, I should say 'attempt to set up'!).

If anyone wants to contact me by e-mail rather than through this forum, please use csfmoneybags@gmail.com
For the record (and my sins) I am also Editor of the Association Newsletter, 'Touchlines'.

Andy Shepherd


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