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Unread 08-17-2002, 08:16 PM
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Hi, I'm new to the Hyster Sisters. On July 23, I had my ovaries, uterus and vagina removed, along with a large leiomyosarcoma tumor that was growing in my vagina. I'll start radiation in a couple of weeks.
I realize that transportation must be an issue for a lot of cancer patients, but by any chance, is there anyone recovered who makes the drive from Denton, TX, to Dallas regularly? My oncologist says I can drive, but the interstate is a little scary for me and my pillow.
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Unread 08-18-2002, 06:41 AM
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s RareOne

Sorry, I am in NJ. Not much help for rides in Texas. I do believe the American Cancer Society might be of help to you. Please check it out.
I hope you are healing well from your radical surgery.
Please feel free to visit up us often. We are great for support, venting and cyberhugs.

Unread 08-18-2002, 06:58 AM
Try Your Nearest Cancer Society

They may be able to arrange someone to help you get back and forth. I agree--Interstates scare me. I don't need to get on them here--whenever I do, it's not a good feeling. Is there an efficient non-interstate route you could take if you have to drive yourself? Can you schedule at a time of day to avoid the worst of the rush hour? I'd start with the local ACS and work from there.
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Unread 10-02-2002, 07:04 AM

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I did try the American Cancer Society but they had no volunteers able to make the long drive. Instead, I've paid a young friend of the family to drive me some days. A friend of my mother has driven me on others. Then I've been lucky enough to have a bunch of out-of-state visitors drive me. Currently, a friend has moved in with me for two months to drive and help in other ways. I'm so lucky to have these friends.
I did schedule my radiation when there's less traffic, and I did find a "kinder" route, but it adds about half an hour to the hour-long trip.
I do hope to visit the Land of Hyster more when my rear is not so scorched!
Unread 10-02-2002, 08:24 PM
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Hi RareOne!

I'm so glad you've been able to find some help in getting transportation to your treatments. That's certainly a relief to you I'm sure, you sure don't need that kind of added stress to everything.

I hope your treatments are going well and you won't experience too many side effects with your treatments.

Keep us posted on how things are going when you can.



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