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Topic: where can I hire one accompany me during surgery

Forum: Singles With Breast Cancer —

Singles with breast cancer who want to connect.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015 01:24AM

willbefine wrote:

I decided to hire a driver drive me home. And after reading the posts from others, I also want to hire a person accompany me during surgery. I think, as some ladies suggested, it is better there is someone help me listen to Drs. and write down for me in case I may be drowsy. Please recommend any agency you used or heard. Thank you very much! Heart


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Apr 16, 2015 01:37AM dltnhm wrote:

The American Cancer Society has a Road to Recovery Program. I did not use it but understand it is a great program.

This is the link.

http://m.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservi...

I wish you were in my area because I would love to help someone like you who needs a second set of ears, takes notes, organizes info, etc.

I believe from what you've written elsewhere that you are in NY. Is that correct. Perhaps we can help connect you with some services in your area if we had more info.

Diana

Age 48 @ diag. Left SS NS UMX, Sent.Node Biopsy & part. Axillary (Node) Ex., & DIEP recon. on 1/10/12; AC DD Chemo began 2/22/12 ended 4/4/12; Taxol 12x: infusions began 4/26/12 ended 7/11/12! Rads x28: 8/06/12 - 9/13/12; Tamoxifen began 10/01/12 Dx 11/23/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 16, 2015 08:36AM willbefine wrote:

Dear Diana, thank you so much for the info.! I will call ACS to seek any possibility.

Yes, I am in NYC and probably will do surgery in NYU, on coming Monday, Apr. 20. I was already thinking of looking for help from some service after I talked with the surgeon form NYU yesterday. If you guys used or knew some service agency, please let me know. Also I am searching one right now.

Again, thank you! Heart

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Apr 16, 2015 09:56AM NineTwelve wrote:

willbefine, the cancer center I go to has these wonderful volunteer drivers. One of them told me that she goes in to the appointments with the patient if they want her there, to provide whatever support she can. I've used their services a couple of times, and they were both older citizens, who had both had brushes with cancer in their lives (who hasn't, actually?).

We're on the West Coast, so they can't help you, but I urge you to contact your hospital's social worker. She (or he) can hook you up with someone to help get you through this. Call right away, and let us know what they say.

12/15/20 - Progression to liver. Tx changed to Xeloda. 2021 - Tx changed to weekly Taxol. Dx 9/12/2014, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2014 Dx 7/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 8/16/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Apr 16, 2015 02:48PM willbefine wrote:

I am thinking maybe I don't need an accompany during the surgery. Just a driver waiting outside building maybe ok. becuase I am a person with strong will Winking

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Apr 16, 2015 03:09PM willbefine wrote:

another reason is Dr. told me I just need local anesthesia + IV sedation, so I guess probably I wake up quickly with clear mind. So no one accompany will be ok.

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Apr 16, 2015 03:15PM BrooksideVT wrote:

You will be given written instructions as to what to expect, how to care for your incision, when you can shower, and all the rest.

Dx 11/21/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 7/3/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 9/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 16, 2015 10:17PM willbefine wrote:

Keep trying to find a person till tomorrow. If there is no one there, I will face it by myself Medicating

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Apr 17, 2015 05:59PM willbefine wrote:

A friend will accompany me for this procedure, and auto and driver are booked. Everything will be fine! Best wishes to me and you all! Heart

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Apr 17, 2015 06:17PM Beachbum1023 wrote:

willbefine, I am so glad that you have this worked out. I wish you all the best! Cheryl

Beachbum - AIN'T NO 5! Dx 7/15/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/19/2014 AC Chemotherapy 10/14/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 12/15/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/26/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 1/26/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 17, 2015 09:39PM dltnhm wrote:

willbefine-

So thankful for you that you were able to make all the arrangements necessary.

Praying for a smooth procedure and recovery.

Diana

Age 48 @ diag. Left SS NS UMX, Sent.Node Biopsy & part. Axillary (Node) Ex., & DIEP recon. on 1/10/12; AC DD Chemo began 2/22/12 ended 4/4/12; Taxol 12x: infusions began 4/26/12 ended 7/11/12! Rads x28: 8/06/12 - 9/13/12; Tamoxifen began 10/01/12 Dx 11/23/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 7/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 17, 2015 09:55PM 208sandy wrote:

willbefine -

Glad to see everything has worked out - sending best wishes.

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Apr 18, 2015 11:49PM willbefine wrote:

Thank you, Ladies!

dltnhm, NineTwelve (Dear NineTwelve, I called the hospital and was told social work there only help with discharge. So...... ), BrooksideVT…, Beachbum102…, 208sandy ---------- didn't miss any lady, right? WinkingHeart

I stored lots of food today and will continue tomorrow Happy

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May 1, 2015 06:11AM AnewBeginning wrote:

I am in NYC and would be glad to help if I can arrange day and time........PM me for more information

AJ Dx 12/2011, DCIS, Left, Stage 0 Dx 2/2015, IDC, Left, Stage IIIA, 4/21 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 4/15/2015 AC Targeted Therapy 6/10/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC

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