Thank you Ladies for your suggestions/questions, I truly appreciate them!!
There is no help from the Cancer Society w/transportation or much else for that matter.
Joy has been diagnosed w/an EXTREMELY rare form of Cancer that Kosairs has never treated. Yes, we're in Louisville at Kosairs for treatment. Ronald Mc D house is nearby and an option if they have a room available when we'll be up there. We don't know until that day and sometimes not 'till evening that day whether there's a room available. I spoke w/an Oncology nurse today and she said "they might be able to sweet talk R Mc D house into making sure there's a room for us since my physical condition is only temporary and Joy needs to have her treatments as scheduled if at all possible". Today my brother came 100 miles to get her, take her to his house for the night then take her for pre-admit testing tomorrow (it's only 45 miles from his house to Louisville & he has to p/up his own dd from camp near there tomorrow morning) then will bring her home tomorrow night. I'm VERY thankful he's able to do it this time!!!! We'll see about the trip driver to get us to L'ville to start treatment on Monday.
I rode in the car for this trip on 6/27 and boy was it tough!! Riding in the car is definitely NOT on my list of fun things these days but for dd I'll do ANYTHING!!!! I'm trusting God will get us there for her treatments in a manner that will work!!!!
Yes, I'm still guarding my tummy ALL THE TIME as it's still SO tender. I've pulled a muscle on both sides of my incision which sure isn't helping the pain factor!!
My reflexes are lousy due to the tender tummy so I don't think I'm safe to drive at all let alone that distance/traffic considerations.
No, I'm not taking any narcotics and only a very rare Motrin so there's no concern there.
Unfortunately there's no other place willing to treat her 'cause she's a child!
We tried this before delaying her treatment for 3 weeks immediately following my surgery. The 2 girls at home and I are SO close and Joy wouldn't go take treatment until I could go w/her!! Her dr said it would be ok to wait since she would be SO miserable if she had to go w/out me & that the Chemo probably wouldn't work well 'cause she would be so stressed.
I'm definitely going to ask for ALL the help we need to get us through this "big bump in the road"!! It's a tough thing for me to ask for help but I've been told "Asking others for help gives them an opportunity to help someone and they feel good about it". I know for myself I feel good giving help & now it's time for me to ask for help.
Thank you for listening/suggesting!! If you think of anything else PLEASE post!!