Living with Cancer

Once I became a tripawd I got extra loving from my mum and step dad and my dad.  And of course I got to go out every day to the nearby parks and meet my friends just like I did before I lost my leg. The first month was a bit hard but once I came off the pain meds I started to fire on all cylinders again and after two months I was back to chasing my ball in the park.

As much as I loved going to the parks, marking and surveying my territory, there is nothing like going to the beach or the river and chasing my ball. That is just the best fun in the world and my first time doing that as a tripawd was during the Christmas/New Year break, almost 4 months after my amputation.   At that time I was in between my fifth and sixth chemo treatments but that didn’t stop me from having lots of fun!!!!!

During Jan, Feb and March I got to enjoy a number of trips to the river and beach and I even had my last visit to the beach in April, just three weeks before I left for Rainbow Bridge.  Mum bought me a life jacket for that trip so that I could have fun without tiring myself out too much.

Words don’t do justice when trying to describe how much fun I had at the beach and river which is why mum has promised me that she will put together a video showing it in pictures.  She is a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to technology so I’m not sure how long it will take her to get it done but I am hoping that she will get it done in time for my six month remembrance.

So, while we wait for mum to sort out the technology here are a few happy snaps to share…..



About princess

Almost 10 year old loyal and courageous rottie! 30 May 2002 to 5 May 2012 Lost her leg to osteosarcoma on 1st Sep 2011 and did 6 rounds of chemo with carboplatin. 3 lung mets found in Mar 2012 and 1 month of Palladia done before it was stopped due to GI issues. But it was metastasis to the back right hip that finally took our little girl on 5th May 2012. She was happy, contented, relaxed and very loved when she peacefully slipped away in her mum's loving arms.
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3 Responses to Living with Cancer

  1. labsrus says:

    Hi there, great memories and photos! Looking forward to the video 🙂

  2. Abby's mom says:

    Oh, you look so happy at the beach! That was always Abby’s most favorite place in the world too! I’m sure you two are running together on the beaches at the bridge now.

    It’s Abby’s 3rd birthday today, so I hope you pups are having one heck of a party together!

  3. princess says:

    Yes, Magnum loved the water and the sand. I’m sure her and Abby are tearing up a storm on the beaches and celebrating Abby’s birthday the only way dogs (angels or otherwise) know how – with lots of silliness!!!

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