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    janha asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I'm looking for advice on how to register my dog as a bc support dog. She has really helped me over the past few years.

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      gonewest

      Ok . You need to make your dog a service dog. I have one. They can go anywhere including apartments with no pet policies. Best.

      about 2 years ago
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      You can go on line to one of these sites. I got my dog a jacket with a zipper in it and then bought the patches that went along with what I needed her for. One was diabetes, she has a pocket that carries my diabetic gel in case it drops while I am away from home. The other is for mental therapy because I am a bi-polar suffer and have severe depression and she helps me to stay calm so I don't have so many panic attacks which usually occur when I am among crowds.

      RegisterServiceDogs.com/ServiceDog
      http://www.servicedogregistration.org/shop/ This site you register for free and you can also buy a kit to get the badge and certificate for your dog. This one is a little spendy.

      http://www.sitstay.com/ This is where I got my dogs jacket. You can get it with a certain patch or you can get it plain and put your own patches on. That is what I did. I have to have a saddle bag type so Julie could carry my glucose gel in the event my sugar drops while I am away from home. They have gone up in price and for $10 more on the other site you get the jacket and kit. With this site you pick the badges you need. If you are going to fly with your dog, the airlines are going against the ADA policy as to what is a service dog and they do not recognize mental therapy dogs. Don't know why, but if I fly again I will ask them and then tell them they are not following the disability laws. And tell them I am going to report them to the ADA people. This site also sells a glue that you can glue your patches on with and it works really great. Then you don't have to sew them on. There are a lot of sites out there. I did register my dog with the registerservicedogs.com. Anyway, hope this helps. In the State of WA we do not have to put our dogs through special training in order for them to be a service dog, but it is a good idea to teach the to sit and lay on command. I am still working with my dog because she loves to chew her lead if we sit too long. She gets bored.

      about 2 years ago
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      I now know from reading the posts that you are not looking for a therapy dog permit, however, I always make my oncology appointments on Tuesday or Thursday because that is when the therapy dogs are there. They have to go thru some kind of training and cannot lick. They are so nice to have there. There is one I especially like. It is a golden color dog and he/she will look at you and if you tap your knee it will come over and put its head on your knee for a pet. I don't like the needles so the dogs always calm me.

      about 2 years ago
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    Hi,
    Welcome to the site. I rarely post but read the other messages every day. There are some nice people with helpful comments. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2011. I had a lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and am currently taking tamolifen. Things have gone well and as far
    as I know I am cancer free. There were ups and downs. I look upon the experience as an adventure and take note of all the positives. I've met some wonderful people through this experince. Good luck and god bless you and the person you are caring for. Oh and I was 54 when I was diagnosed.

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    janha asked a questionBreast Cancer

    persistent seroma

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      luvnlife

      After my bilateral mastectomy, one side kept filling with fluid. After going in every few days to a week, for ONE year to have the surgeon or her nurses aspirate it, the surgeon said she needed to go back in and remove more tissue. Had it done at the same time as my hysterectomy, the tissue came back from the lab with no issues, and the problem did not recur. I was definitely the exception according to the surgeon. I always jokingly tell doctors I am a problem child and they will never get rid of me:) So get'er done and good luck.

      over 3 years ago
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      marilynhankins

      I have also had a seroma since my surgery. Over a year now. Is it ok to just leave it or should it be removed?

      over 3 years ago
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      cak61

      I didn't even realize it was there until it broke open. They told me they can resolve themselves. But if they are big, or break open, or become infected then you have to treat them. That is my understanding.

      over 3 years ago
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