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Point taken, I think you've answered my question. Thanks.
Bridget
PS: Oh well Joicy, it was a nice thought while it lasted.


>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 21:04:54 -0700
>
>Joicy;
>    You may want to get another opinion on that, I as a groomer have had to 
>clip
>nails that have grown in a complete circle and caused the dog to limp. This
>particular dog owner came in and was commenting on how the dog had recently 
>started
>to limp. On the curl back around it was poking into the pad on dog's foot. 
>That has
>happened on more then one occasion. If you excercise your dog regularly so 
>that the
>nails wear down, that is fine but you still have to keep an eye on the dew 
>claws (if
>your dog has them) for they will also grow completely around into a circle, 
>in this
>case most dogs snag them and break them but then I've seen them bleed then 
>because
>they have broken to short. I have never in all my yrs. of grooming heard a 
>vet say
>that nails didn't have to be trimmed. Only thing I can think of is if he or 
>she
>knows if your dog is active.  Your bewildered dog friend,  Beav
>
>Joicy wrote:
>
> > Just a note about the toenails...I was asking my vet about this, and 
>he's
> > probably in the minority, but says "don't bother with it!" He said 
>except
> > for showing, it just isn't necessary. Boy was I glad to hear that! Love,
> > Joicy
> >
> > > From: beav76@uswest.net
> > > Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 13:35:02 -0700
> > > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > > Subject: Re: [MOL] Hey there, I need help.
> > >
> > > 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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