Topic: Comfort dogs

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Posted on: Jun 25, 2013 07:15AM

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013 07:15AM

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 9, 2014 03:12AM blondedoris wrote:

This is Snickers...he was my 40th birthday present this year. Can't imagine life without him now!

Who Dares Gins... Dx 9/9/2009, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Surgery 10/14/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/24/2009 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/22/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/17/2010 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 5/29/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/21/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 6/20/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 11/8/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/5/2014, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs/other, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 1/11/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine), Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2015 Bone Chemotherapy 8/6/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/7/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/25/2016 External: Bone Chemotherapy 10/11/2016 Halaven (eribulin) Dx 5/8/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 9, 2014 06:26AM spookiesmom wrote:

Foots, explain to this clown Faith is a service dog who is working, and allowed to be there. His is not, and his is distracting yours from doing her job. If that doesn't work, call the manager, cops

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Dec 9, 2014 07:13AM m0mmyof3 wrote:

I agree with Spookie on this Foots.

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Dec 9, 2014 07:40AM glennie19 wrote:


Spookie is right. Starbucks is a restaurant. Dogs not allowed inside unless service dog. What is Starbucks doing allowing this?  Manager should have told the guy to remove his puppy.

Cute dog pics!!

Fibromyalgia and Truncal Lymphedema,,, some of the fun things I live with. Total hysterecomy 9/29/14 Prophy MX Righty 11/30/17 Dx 6/27/2013, Paget's, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/7/2013 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Dx DCIS
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Dec 9, 2014 09:32AM m0mmyof3 wrote:

Good Lord! Its been a while since there was a kitten in my house that I forgot how much energy they have! My kitten Princess is tearing around here like her tail was on fire!. Waiting for her to conk out for a nap (hope its soon     lol)

 

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Dec 9, 2014 10:20AM spookiesmom wrote:

My grandcat, Kitten, waiting impatiently for mom to come home for din din.

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Dec 9, 2014 01:14PM m0mmyof3 wrote:

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww


 

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Dec 9, 2014 09:52PM footprintsangel wrote:

Spookiemom, You grandcat is running the world?

Look like it.

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Dec 9, 2014 10:54PM SlowDeepBreaths wrote:

Such great pictures!

Foots, I would call the manager at Starbucks before you go next time. There is no reason at all that you should have to put up with that. Better yet, give me the number....I will call!! This kind of stuff irritates me.

Dx 4/2016, TN mets to lung. VATS left upper lobe wedge resection. "Fall seven times, stand up eight" Japanese Proverb Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-,
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Dec 10, 2014 08:22PM FairyDogMother wrote:

Great pictures. Foot's I would contact the manager. Maybe dog's are allowed in Starbucks, but the dog needs to be on leash and the guy needs to respect space. Most places have leash laws.

Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/8/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/1/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/22/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 3/2/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/2/2014 Breast Surgery 4/15/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2014 Femara (letrozole)

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