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No services from American Cancer Society :( #196972
08-20-2018 10:59 AM
08-20-2018 10:59 AM
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ConnieT Online OP
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ConnieT  Online OP
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Not that husband would allow anyone else to help take care of him, I'm too rural for any services...not even support groups though I might check with Hospice tomorrow when I go for annual training and see if they offer something.

Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
Re: No services from American Cancer Society :( [Re: ConnieT] #196979
08-20-2018 07:27 PM
08-20-2018 07:27 PM
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When I used the ACS volunteer drivers, I was living way out in the sticks well off the beaten path. It was 45 minutes each way to the hospital. The volunteer drivers all lived near the treatment center so they drove 45 minutes up to get me then 45 minutes back down to the hospital and then another hour and half to take me home and go back to their home. Those kind hearted souls drove 3 hours a day to help me. Im forever grateful for their kindness and willingness to help a perfect stranger that needed a hand. Im sure there are plenty of others that do the volunteer driving positions who wouldnt mind driving log distances. It doesnt hurt to sign up and give it a try.

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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