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Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts —

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Posted on: Jun 25, 2013 09:15AM

sciencegal wrote:

Okay, I am just throwing this out there: does anyone else feel closer to their dog than to humans through this roller coaster journey?

I have a wonderful life and great support, but my little blind shelter dog Lewie (a white poodle mix) has been constantly by my side- whether I am sleeping on the couch after chemo or in the armchair after surgery, or posting like now- he is on the couch next to me with his head in my lap.

This little guy never leaves my side except when I go to work, then he pretty much just sleeps with his buddy (daddy's boy) on their memory foam bed until I get back. Yes, a bit spoiled, I admit it.

I am wondering if anyone else has a similar relationship with their "comfort dog"? He has helped me so much.

My friends saved my hair through chemo with Penguin Cold Caps. Thank you capping crew!! Now NED 5 years out. Hang in there! Dx 10/19/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 11/2/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 11/7/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/7/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 3/19/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/19/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/23/2013 Reconstruction (left) Radiation Therapy 6/27/2013 Breast Surgery 9/26/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Oct 7, 2017 11:29AM Loveroflife wrote:

Magiclight, hugs.

My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9. Dx 8/25/2014, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left Dx 10/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/11/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/13/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant
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Oct 7, 2017 12:23PM - edited Oct 8, 2017 01:21PM by magiclight

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Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Oct 7, 2017 02:41PM Loveroflife wrote:

Awww look at that precious face....and those eyes. Hopefully, your little guy ( probably not so little any more) will learn his tasks soon so he can be home with his mama.

My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9. Dx 8/25/2014, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left Dx 10/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/11/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/13/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant
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Oct 7, 2017 08:41PM Spookiesmom wrote:

beautiful red spoo!!!!!😍😍.

They were developed to be water retrievers.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 19, 2017 12:45PM duckyb1 wrote:

Hi Ladies......have not been around for a while,but think of you all the time.....wanted you to see Stella’s new frock.....got this from my. daughter today......LOL

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 19, 2017 01:21PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Very nice Stella!! You will be the star at the Holiday parties.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 19, 2017 02:07PM duckyb1 wrote:

LOL......she sure will be Spookie.......
Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 19, 2017 03:43PM JunieB wrote:

Awww! Stella looks quite fashionable in her new outfit.

Here is my Kirby from about 3 weeks ago.

Surgery 7/28/1991 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 7/30/1991, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, 0/25 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 8/28/2014, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/21/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 19, 2017 11:14PM Spookiesmom wrote:

awww he’s all grown up and looking handsome!!

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jan 15, 2018 12:19PM GmaFoley wrote:

My buddy. Winking

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 22, 2018 11:26PM - edited Apr 2, 2018 07:28AM by JunieB

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Surgery 7/28/1991 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 7/30/1991, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, 0/25 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 8/28/2014, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/21/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 12, 2018 09:25AM GmaFoley wrote:

Soaking up the sun.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 26, 2018 12:47PM GmaFoley wrote:

A stray pup came by to visit Dozer - gave him some food and water and hoped he would stay around until after work. Too fast to catch him.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 26, 2018 01:44PM Spookiesmom wrote:

cute little guy. Maybe he will come back.

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Mar 27, 2018 10:33AM GmaFoley wrote:

I hope so - Dozer really liked him and they played for about 3 hours straight outside. Pup seemed to be an energizer bunny. Had to bring Dozer in he was so tired.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 3, 2018 01:25PM GmaFoley wrote:

Hubby says he isn't attached to Dozer but look what he did on his way to work this morning. Had Dozer all bundled up on the sofa hahaha.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 3, 2018 08:09PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Don’t let him fool you, your hubby is attached to Dozer!


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May 6, 2018 10:12PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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May 6, 2018 11:12PM edwards750 wrote:

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May 6, 2018 11:13PM edwards750 wrote:

Above pic is my precious furbaby Boozer!

Dian

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May 6, 2018 11:23PM Kanga_Roo wrote:

A big shout out and a hug to all the dog mums and dads.I've enjoyed looking at all the wonderful fur babies that love us unconditionally. This is my best friend Rose, she was a rescue dog with her own sad story, but she is happy now. We love to go shopping together for her doggy treats SillyHeart

Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2018 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Kisqali
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May 7, 2018 10:58AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Can I have that one mom???😍😍

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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May 8, 2018 09:42PM CeliaC wrote:

On vacation in Isle of Palms, SC. Dogs are allowed "off leash" until 9 am and as I take my early morning beach walk, meeting so many lovely dogs and doing lots of therapeutic doggy petting. Will try to take some pics.





Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/4/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 8, 2018 10:04PM AliceKo wrote:

Hi ladies, enjoy your dogs. I am hoping to be a fur mommy again. Put my name on the list of the akc chihaha breeder. Shr says maybe later this month she will have a litter. Looking forward to lots cuddles! Tried to rescue, but didn't work out, just heartbroken over the dog we had to give back - was terrorizing us a little, bit all of us, poor thing lived on the streets and had to fend for herself.

My first dog was my baby, five pounds of pure love, blue akc chihuahua, cuddly, quiet and proud. Definitely had a connection. we had good 12 years and then she got gravely ill suddenly without warning and after I was so sad about her passing I found the cancer, couple of weeks later I was diagnosed.

Now that I have a new lease on life, I hope it's time for a dog, again.

Dx 2/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/21/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/17/2019 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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May 21, 2018 03:50PM GmaFoley wrote:

I know this is not a dog - but I received real comfort from this movie star! - Guess what one of the movies he was in!

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 21, 2018 07:53PM CeliaC wrote:

Beautiful horse. My movie guess: Black Beauty?

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/4/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 21, 2018 08:09PM GmaFoley wrote:

Nope - Hint - Antonio Banderas rode him.


Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 22, 2018 02:15AM Kanga_Roo wrote:

Ariaan?Gorgeous horsie

Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2018 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Kisqali
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May 22, 2018 09:20AM GmaFoley wrote:

Fresian - He was so calm and laid back - I had a moment of calm come over me when I got to be with him.


Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 22, 2018 08:54PM CeliaC wrote:

The Mask of Zorro! (Loved Zorro as a little girl - Who else remembers the old TV series?) Friesians are wonderful horses. Have seen/petted at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington (about 1 hr away) - they have many breeds there and do a feature called "parade of breeds".


Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/4/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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