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Offline Erika_

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Has Brassard re-opened yet
« on: May 22, 2020, 09:28:04 pm »
I was wondering, The wait times were long before this virus happened.

I am in need of surgery soon, that thing between my legs just won't die.

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Re: Has Brassard re-opened yet
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 11:05:57 pm »
I have the same feeling. Surgery is blocked by the virus. :(

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Re: Has Brassard re-opened yet
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 10:02:34 pm »
I'm not certain about Quebec, but elective surgery has resumed in Ontario.  However, there is a large backlog.  Your best bet would be to ask the clinic.
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Re: Has Brassard re-opened yet
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 05:11:45 pm »
Dr. Brassard's clinic posted this on their blog page:

https://blog.grsmontreal.com/en/covid-19-coronavirus

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May 15th 2020 update : Partial resumption of surgical activities
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Today, we are very happy to announce that GRS Montreal was authorized to partially resume its surgical activities for trans and not binary people, starting Monday, June 1, 2020.

Note that the Canada-USA border remains closed, as do some interprovincial borders within Canada.  They will be doing vaginoplasty only for the time being, as it is the only surgery not requiring a general anesthetic (explanation in the blog post).
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Re: Has Brassard re-opened yet
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 10:03:09 pm »
WOW!!!  I would have thought they'd want you under for that sort of surgery. That's what happened when I had some wisdom teeth out.
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Re: Has Brassard re-opened yet
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 03:26:07 am »
That surprised me also!

I guess they give you something like the epidural sometimes administered to women in labour...
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Re: Has Brassard re-opened yet
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 06:55:39 am »
Yes, they do it with a spinal / epidural.  I had full anesthesia because I was also getting a trachea shave, for which they can't use a spinal.
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