wowiiode Posted August 7, 2017 Report Share Posted August 7, 2017 hi awesome border collie community! i recently met one of the most awesome dogs ever - she is a service border collie of a fellow patient of mine! i have a kinda unique (well, at least i think i may be unique) requirement. in november 2015 i was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a few months to live. thanks to some really awesome clinical trial therapies, i got lucky and am still alive today. though, in the process i suffered a stroke, lost my bladder amongst other things. sigh. battle scars. my cancer, while not currently curable is treatable. modern day medicine allows me to live, it keeps me alive. im very lucky that some very new therapies seem to work and keep my cancer at bay. my stroke, luckily, was over my visual cortex. i lost a lot of my vision this makes crossing roads and things a little bit more exciting im not legally blind though. i just have a very small visual field. my cancer usually comes back once every 10-12 months or so and then i spend 2-3 months on therapy (chemo and other). during those 2-3 months, im not very active. i definitely do try and get out of the house everyday for 20-30 minutes but it kinda just depends on the therapy. when im not sick, im super duper active. i hike a lot, surf, cycle, etc. my oncologists joke that im the only oncology patient of theirs that has a 6 pack through most of the year i guess by now you may see my question. would a border collie be a good fit for me? i live alone, im 32 and single. given my cancer, i dont see my single status changing anytime soon. apart from the companionship, i would also probably attend training sessions to maybe help me with mobility and around the house, when im on chemo with things. thank you everyone Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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