Quick Summary

Current Fertility Status: Not pregnant, not trying.

Current Cancer Status: Currently cancer-free.

For more information: BC Cancer Agency re: Cervical Cancer or UBC Fertility Clinic re: IVF Program.


Feb 15/16, 2011

  • miscarriage due to incompetent cervix & failed cerclage procedure.

December 22, 2010

  • Twins!

December 9, 2010

  • Pregnant!

November 26, 2010

  • IVF Cycle complete.  Waiting now!

October 8, 2010

  • Fertility cycle treatment mapped out with UBC Fertility, starting Oct. 28, 2010

September 10, 2010

  • Cancer follow-up: no visible signs of badness.  Biospy taken to confirm.
  • Fertility follow-up: all systems go!

August 17, 2010

  • Fertility clinic called to postpone appointment & booked on same day as cancer follow up.
  • Cancer follow up will be a colposcopy to inspect the cervix and make sure there is no further abnormal cell growth.
  • Fertility appointment is to have the interview with the Health Canada nurse, get the results from our blood tests/semen analysis, and plan the IVF treatments.

July 14, 2010

  • Had both cancer & fertility appointments today.
  • Cancer doc will keep an eye on my cervix for a year or two to make sure I’m still clear.
  • Fertility doc is sending us for blood & semen analyses and a counselling session as per gov’t requirements.  IVF treatments to follow!

June 30, 2010

  • Booked appointment to see fertility doc on same day as my cancer appointment.  Weird.

June 17, 2010

  • Confirmed that regular doctor did NOT send my referral to the UBC Fertility Clinic yet, and that’s why it’s taking so stupid long.  Sheesh.

May 31, 2010

  • Cancer doc called to say that results from the May 11 LEEP are back & everything is peachy.  They are confident they got it all, but I should come in to talk about future plans.   Appointment booked for July 14.

May 11, 2010

  • LEEP done, no complications.

April 28, 2010

  • LEEP scheduled!  And sooner than expected!

April 27, 2010

  • LEEP scheduling ball dropped, waiting for followup phone call, surgery will be later than expected

April 15, 2010

  • treatment/risk discussion at the BC Cancer Agency
  • agreed to have another LEEP, date TBA
  • requesting referral to UBC Fertility Clinic for IVF after LEEP

February 2010

  • LEEP done to remove pre-cancerous cells
  • procedure revealed small cancer at margin of excision site
  • further treatment required

October 2009

  • Claire’s pap reveals pre-cancerous cell changes

August 2008


  • Claire psyches herself up to be poked & prodded.  A lot.

November 2006

  • Claire receives cryosurgery to treat pre-cancerous cell growth

Summer 2006

  • Claire’s pap reveals pre-cancerous cell changes


  • Claire & Frank have blood/hormone/sperm tests to reveal no abnormalities
  • Claire & Frank seek natural medicine assistance for (in)fertility, including naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, diet and supplements.