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Re: [MOL] Hey there, I need help.



Thanks tons Beav; I'll give you an update when you come back on line.
Have fun, you'll be missed.
Bridget


>From: beav76@uswest.net
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>Subject: Re: [MOL] Hey there, I need help.
>Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 13:35:02 -0700
>
>Hi Bridget;
>     It is hard to tell you exactly because I don't know how choppy the cut 
>is,
>but what you would do is comb the hair over the eyes towards you, and start 
>at
>right or left side and trim straight across however close you want the 
>bangs to
>be.  If he has any hair that is growing in the corners of his eyes covering 
>the
>eyes just trim them, left eye at this angle / and right eye at this angle \ 
>.
>That will keep the hair from growing up over his eyes. You may have to comb 
>the
>hair above his eyes and trim a couple of times to get it even. How is the 
>length
>of his coat coming along? Are you able to brush it to keep it from tangling 
>or
>maybe it is not that long yet?  You can scissor around his rear so he 
>doesn't
>get any dingleberrys hanging from there. If he doesn't like you doing 
>anything
>back there just keep working with him until he understands you are not 
>going to
>hurt him. You may not even have that problem with dingleberrys (poo poo) if 
>his
>hair isn't long enough to tangle it into his hair. They have stuff called 
>quick
>stop or whatever, it is used to stop bleeding on the nails if you should 
>happen
>to cut one to short. Don't be alarmed if that happens it will stop bleeding
>immediatley when you put that powder on then nail. Most people don't clip 
>that
>close but it could happen and I'm just telling in case it happens. There 
>should
>be some kind of  do it yourself dog grooming book at a bookstore or maybe
>petsmart that kind of walk you through it. I am going off line for a week
>because of plumbing project we have to move to a guest apt. Hope this info. 
>can
>help you some. Take care,   Beav
>
>Bridget Rambeau wrote:
>
> > Hi Beav. I'd love those tips on the easy trim as I did a rather "choppy"
> > job. But he seems to like it so that's the main thing.
> > I know what you mean about how they love to play. Sox is the same way 
>and
> > doesn't hesitate to let you know when it's playtime. He just stares at 
>you
> > until you get up and then he starts jumping on you; that's the cue. He 
>does
> > this to my roomie every night about 1/2 hr after she gets home, he just
> > gives her time to change and relax a bit. Of course, we're both as bad 
>as
> > him and sometimes he has to hide to get away from us. He also loves to 
>growl
> > and play the big, fierce dog and then gets real smug when he thinks he's
> > won. Sounds like our dogs would get along great, sometime maybe we can
> > introduce them. That would be a real blast. What a tremendous amount of 
>joy
> > they give us, don't you think?
> > And I'd love those tips you spoke of, if it's no trouble.
> > Sorry I've rambled so.
> > Your dog-lovin' friend,
> > Bridget
> >
> > >From: beav76@uswest.net
> > >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > >Subject: Re: [MOL] Hey there, I need help.
> > >Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 21:04:32 -0700
> > >
> > >Good luck Bridget, if you have any problems I'll be happy to help you 
>in
> > >any
> > >way. I can give you some helpful hints on a cute and easy trim for his
> > >face. I'm
> > >so happy for Sox because over the years I have seen many pups and dogs 
>that
> > >didn't have a loving mommy like he has... I love to play games with my 
>dog
> > >when
> > >it's cookie time. I throw his bisquit and he runs for it and we both
> > >scramble to
> > >get it but I always let him win. He gets the biggest charge out of 
>that.
> > >Thinks
> > >he is really hot stuff. He will hide under the table now before I throw 
>the
> > >"cookie", and come darting out and he always grawls when he runs. It is 
>so
> > >funny.....Your friend,   Beav
> > >
> > >Bridget Rambeau wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks Beav for your comments. Actually, there are numerous fund 
>raising
> > > > events held for cancer all across the country. But it appears most 
>of
> > >these
> > > > events are to raise money for research. And a good number are 
>directed
> > > > specifically towards breast cancer research. While this in itself is 
>not
> > >a
> > > > bad thing, I think what's happeneing is everybody wants to be first 
>in
> > >the
> > > > race for a cure but in the meantime those already suffering from the
> > >disease
> > > > are doing without some of the facilities and txs that could help 
>them or
> > >at
> > > > least make access to that easier. And, as usual, focus is on those 
>areas
> > > > with the larger population base while other areas go somewhat 
>neglected.
> > > > Needless to this, this is all just my opinion from my own experience 
>and
> > > > research and is by no means fact.
> > > > By the way, Sox will now let me groom him with no problem, at least 
>with
> > > > comb and scissors. Unfortunately, I'm no stylist so his haircut will
> > >receive
> > > > no medals, that's for sure. But at least I can see his big, 
>beautiful
> > >eyes
> > > > as he begs for his treats. Next is to try cutting his nails. Wish me
> > >luck.
> > > > AND THANKS, i COULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU AND EVERYONE else 
>WHO
> > > > SPURRED ME ON.
> > > > yOUR FRIEND,
> > > > bRIDGET
> > > >
> > > > >From: beav76@uswest.net
> > > > >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > > >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > > >Subject: Re: [MOL] Hey there, I need help.
> > > > >Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:40:36 -0700
> > > > >
> > > > >Hi Bridget;
> > > > >     That really surprised me that Canada is so far behind the 
>times
> > >with
> > > > >cancer.  Do you have any fund drives to raise money in Canada for
> > >cancer?
> > > > >They
> > > > >have marathons here every yr. for all differant types of diseases 
>but
> > > > >cancer is
> > > > >a big one. One of my favorite singers, from Canada maybe could 
>raise an
> > > > >awareness and funds for cancer, Celine Dion!!  Maybe it's just one 
>of
> > >those
> > > > >things in your country that is kept quiet for some reason. Anyway, 
>just
> > > > >thought
> > > > >I would mention that, your doggie friend,  Beav
> > > > >
> > > > >Bridget Rambeau wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Andrea.
> > > > > > This is Bridget here and I live in Halifax, N.S. but was living 
>in
> > >N.B.
> > > > >when
> > > > > > I was dx and rec'd my txs.
> > > > > > In response to your question, yes I do think we are lagging 
>behind
> > >the
> > > > > > Americans. Specifically, for patients who live outside a major
> > >centre,
> > > > >there
> > > > > > is often considerable travel involved to receive treatment,
> > >especially
> > > > > > surgery or radiation and/or long delays between diagnosis and
> > >treatment.
> > > > >In
> > > > > > some cases, at least in N.B., I've recently been told that 
>patients
> > >must
> > > > > > travel to the U.S.A. (Maine) to receive txs because the waiting 
>list
> > >is
> > > > >so
> > > > > > long at home. In my own case, I had to travel to another 
>province
> > >(N.S.)
> > > > >for
> > > > > > my surgeries and another city (Saint John) for my radiation txs 
>as
> > >it's
> > > > >not
> > > > > > available in Fredericton where I lived.
> > > > > > Also, it is much more difficult to get in on any clinical trials 
>in
> > > > >Canada
> > > > > > than it is in the U.S. In some cases, this can make the 
>difference
> > > > >between
> > > > > > life and death.
> > > > > > Lastly, (and this may just be a matter of perception) the 
>American
> > > > >Cancer
> > > > > > Society seems to be much more involved and aggresive politically
> > >than
> > > > >here
> > > > > > in Canada. In some places there aren't even any support groups 
>for
> > > > >patients
> > > > > > to attend and the Cancer Society doesn't seemed to be concerned 
>by
> > >this.
> > > > > > They should be.
> > > > > > As to what could be done the bottom line in most cases comes 
>down to
> > > > >dollars
> > > > > > and cents. There needs to be more funding for additional 
>treatment
> > > > >centres,
> > > > > > clinical trials and public awareness of what is available and 
>being
> > > > >done.
> > > > > > While I believe we are doing a pretty good job so far as 
>research
> > >goes,
> > > > >this
> > > > > > does little to help those of us who already suffer from the 
>disease.
> > > > >Also,
> > > > > > there appears to be an improportianate amount of funds being 
>devoted
> > >to
> > > > >a
> > > > > > few types of cancer and little available for other types. I 
>believe
> > > > >there
> > > > > > should be a better balance especially as it concerns more 
>aggressive
> > > > >cancers
> > > > > > that are often terminal if not treated quickly. Both the 
>Canadian
> > >Cancer
> > > > > > Society and the Gov't need to be more in tune to the needs of
> > >Canadians
> > > > >as I
> > > > > > do not believe they are currently as conscientious as they 
>should
> > >be.
> > > > > > Hope this is what you were looking for.
> > > > > > Bridget
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >From: "jennifer baker" <jenbaker@3web.net>
> > > > > > >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > > > > >To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> > > > > > >Subject: [MOL] Hey there, I need help.
> > > > > > >Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 14:41:28 -0400
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Hi everyone,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >This is Andrea Deschenes...I was a part of the forum last year 
>when
> > >my
> > > > >mom
> > > > > > >was diagnosed with colon cancer.  Unfortunately, she passed 
>away
> > >this
> > > > > > >summer.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >I'm doing okay but I need you help now.  I'm in broadcasting at
> > >Ryerson
> > > > >and
> > > > > > >I'm doing a story on Cancer and whether or not we, as a society 
>of
> > > > >cancer
> > > > > > >patients, are losing faith/confidence in our Cancer care 
>systems.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >There is an article at Canoe.com called "Canada Lagging in 
>Treating
> > > > >Cancer"
> > > > > > >which pretty much states that Americans are fairing better than
> > > > >Canadians
> > > > > > >in regards to survival rates.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >So, I would like to hear what you guys have to say.  You were
> > >always
> > > > >such a
> > > > > > >great help to me when my mom was sick that I really value your
> > > > >opinions.  I
> > > > > > >know that all your answers and/or opinions are sincere.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Questions:  Are Canadians losing confidence in the national 
>cancer
> > >care
> > > > > > >system?  What problems do you see with the current system? and 
>how
> > >can
> > > > > > >these problems be improved?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Please contact me at andreadeschenes@hotmail.com ASAP (as I 
>have a
> > > > > > >deadline!!!)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >I appreciate your help very much and hope that everyone is 
>doing as
> > > > >well as
> > > > > > >can be expected.  The one lesson the forum (and thus, all of 
>you in
> > >it)
> > > > > > >taught me was to keep my chin up and always think positively.  
>I
> > >will
> > > > >never
> > > > > > >forget that.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >Thanks for everything,
> > > > > > >Andrea Deschenes
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > 
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