Newbie in Canada

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Newbie in Canada

Postby cathyrules » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:53 pm

Hi all,

I am a newbie here......

I am hoping that there is someone else here from the Toronto, ON area who can recommend a therapist.

I am in the research stage of this process and am feeling lost in all of the information. I am a little doctor phobic (actually very doctor phobic) and haven't actually been diagnosed with Lymphedema but I know I have it.

For me, I have to work up the courage to go somewhere and really hope that someone here knows of a good place to start.

I will completely appreciate any and all feedback! :oops:

Cathyrules!
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Re: Newbie in Canada

Postby Cassie » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:09 pm

Hi, Cathyrules!
A big welcome to you!

It is a bit daunting, isn't it? Trying to coordinate all the resources you need can really be taxing just to think about. I hope we'll be able to help you feel more in control, as well as cheered on and encouraged!

I'm like you -- hard to face the doctors and the whole process of getting a diagnosis and a referral. But once you make that first phone call, it IS a relief at least to have things underway. Go for it!

Here are a few pages of Canadian resources to get you started, and no doubt Pat and others will be along soon with more specific information:
Lymphedema Organizations in Canada: http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_organizations_canada.htm
Lymphedema Treatment Programs in Canada: http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_treatment_programs_canada.htm
Lymphedema Therapists in Canada:http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_therapists_canada.htm

Please let us know what you discover,
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Re: Newbie in Canada

Postby cathyrules » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:51 pm

Hi Cassie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I am such a chicken about doctors. It is a big struggle for me. But I know that I have to get going on this.

I really appreciate the links you posted. I can't seem to get them to work. Am I doing something wrong? I should be able to just click on them right?

I really am computer literate - I SWEAR! 8)

Cathy
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Re: Newbie in Canada

Postby Cassie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:11 am

LOL! YOU may be computer literate, but clearly I'm not!

I'll have to ask Pat how to make that work so you can just click on it, but in the meantime, I'll try again:

Organizations:
http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_organizations_canada.htm

Therapists:
http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_therapists_canada.htm

Treatment programs:
http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thesite/lymphedema_treatment_programs_canada.htm

Whatever I did last time added some strange symbols. :roll: Hope this'll work, or that someone who knows how to do it will come along and rescue me! :P

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