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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 11/1/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 11/6/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/6/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 3/18/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/18/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/22/2013 Reconstruction (left) Radiation Therapy 6/26/2013 Breast Surgery 9/25/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Dec 14, 2020 12:46PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Because your scent is in it, he wants to be by you❤️❤️❤️

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 14, 2020 04:37PM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Nugget is the same way with hubby

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Dec 14, 2020 06:43PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Spookie is my girl, Kris is daddy’s boy.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Dec 15, 2020 05:35AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Nugget loves our laps.


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Feb 2, 2021 03:25PM GmaFoley wrote:

Dozer with his Care bear pillow.

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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Feb 2, 2021 08:27PM magiclight wrote:

Sure looks like a comfortable spot for a 'comfort dog'. Heart

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Feb 3, 2021 05:19AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

aww cute

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Mar 19, 2021 12:48PM GmaFoley wrote:

Just to make you laugh -

"Momma you really don't see me, I'm not in the back of the sofa cushions"

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 19, 2021 03:13PM - edited Mar 19, 2021 03:13PM by M0mmyof3

Aww a peek aboo puppy!


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Mar 19, 2021 05:21PM magiclight wrote:

Agree, peek aboo! So cute.

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Mar 24, 2021 12:30PM GmaFoley wrote:

He is definitely not a puppy, but acts like one! LOL

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 25, 2021 05:16AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

lol

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Apr 30, 2021 06:37PM - edited Apr 30, 2021 06:38PM by magiclight

More than comfort dogs - hope this brings a smile to you today.

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Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Apr 30, 2021 07:33PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Wow!! I’ve heard of other animals doing this, but not a horse. Very cool❤️❤️

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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May 3, 2021 06:55PM GmaFoley wrote:

I saw that one and loved it!

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, 2021 06:58PM GmaFoley wrote:

Hubby is putting new kitchen cabinets and Dozer had to go check them out.

I went to stay with grandsons for 3 days and wherever I am he is also. Won't leave my side. Dozer stayed home with Hubby while I was gone.

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 4, 2021 06:40AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Nugget has been practically glued to me since last night. Got a call that a cousin had passed away unexpectedly.

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May 4, 2021 09:33AM saltmarsh wrote:

This one is my constant companion. She is an especially good napping buddy.

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Jul 1, 2021 02:40PM MsMonster wrote:

my heart dog died in sept 2020 and there isn’t a single day I don’t miss him and wish he was here to help me negotiate this.

Final dx - LCIS, ALH, PASH / Segmental mastectomy right, with oncoplastic reduction and lift; left for symmetry. June 9, 2021
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Jul 1, 2021 05:34PM Spookiesmom wrote:

💔💔

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jul 2, 2021 10:17AM - edited Jul 2, 2021 12:20PM by M0mmyof3

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Jul 2, 2021 11:39AM magiclight wrote:

Always good to hear about the fur babies that past, present and future fur babies that enrich our lives. Heart

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Aug 22, 2021 06:37PM tinkerbell65 wrote:

I'm new here, but wanted to share this -

We have a border collie, almost 2 years old, we got as a rescue when she was a puppy. I had surgery 2 weeks ago. My dog has been very attentive - she knows something is up. she follows me from room to room. She sniffs my breasts, looks at me like she's asking I I hurt. If I get up to go to the bathroom at night, she gets up, sits outside the bathroom waiting, then follows me back to the recliner where I've been sleeping, lies down behind me. Each morning she checks in with me by sniffing where she knows I'm hurt. She is very intuitive, and really seems to understand that I'm sick. My husband takes her on walks, and when they return she immediately comes to me to see if I'm ok. She also "insists" that I sit out in the backyard with her in the late afternoon.

We've been calling her my private duty nurse.

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Aug 22, 2021 07:15PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Gotta love a border collie. Sooooo smart❤️❤️

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Aug 26, 2021 11:20PM CeliaC wrote:

tinkerbell65 - What a wonderful comfort dog you have!

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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