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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:10 PM

Need help with transportation back and forth from doctors office

My wife is on her 3rd round of chemo(stage 4 lymphoma). So far I have been able to handle all the transportation needs. But with scans and more doctor OP visits coming up, it is becoming harder and harder to run my business AND do what is MOST important...getting her well again.
Do any of you have suggestions on inexpensive ways to handle my dilemma?
It's possible someone may have some experience with this and ideas I haven't thought of yet.
Thanks

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Reply Need help with transportation back and forth from doctors office (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 OP
TEB Nov 11 #1
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 #4
elleng Nov 11 #2
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 #5
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 11 #3
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 #6
Grasswire2 Nov 11 #7
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 #9
alwaysinasnit Nov 11 #8
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 #10
alwaysinasnit Nov 11 #11
Ferrets are Cool Nov 11 #12
alwaysinasnit Nov 11 #13
Captain Zero Nov 11 #17
Ferrets are Cool Nov 12 #20
Laffy Kat Nov 11 #14
magicarpet Nov 11 #15
magicarpet Nov 11 #16
Ferrets are Cool Nov 12 #21
3Hotdogs Nov 11 #18
sprinkleeninow Nov 12 #19
Ferrets are Cool Nov 12 #22
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 12 #23
Ferrets are Cool Nov 12 #24
HeiressofBickworth Jan 3 #25
Ferrets are Cool Jan 3 #27
Cousin Dupree Jan 3 #26
Ferrets are Cool Jan 3 #28
lark Jan 3 #29
Ferrets are Cool Jan 3 #30

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:12 PM

1. Call the American cancer society

They can help you with rides take care you and your wife

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Response to TEB (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:15 PM

4. Thank you

They were the first organization we called. They still haven't found a volunteer for her yet.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:13 PM

2. A friend has suggested uber; I've never used it.

Good luck.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:15 PM

5. Thank you

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:15 PM

3. Does your community have a Seniors' Council ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:16 PM

6. Thank you

I am calling them tomorrow.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:38 PM

7. Some insurers cover medical transport.

Try googling "medical transport" in your locale and see what turns up.

Also, in some areas you can dial 411 for information on various kinds of senior services in your area.

In my metro area, the public transportation system has door to door service for this kind of transportation, as well. A doctor certifies the need.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:40 PM

9. Thank you

Our insurance does not cover transportation. I will call our public transportation tomorrow about their "MAP" program.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:38 PM

8. I don't know if you are comfortable revealing your geographic location to other DU'ers, but if

you're OK with that, then maybe asking for help from nearby DU'ers could be an option. I would be happy to volunteer to drive her if you lived in the northern Bay Area of California.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:40 PM

10. Thank you so much for your kind offer

We live in Mobile AL. That would be quite the trip

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:46 PM

11. You're right, that would be quite a trip. But you might send a shout-out to other DU'ers who

live in AL to see if they have any specific knowledge of resources or maybe, if they live nearby, they might even volunteer to give her a ride. Good luck!

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:49 PM

12. Thank you. She will beat this. She is strong.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

13. FWIW, I wish you both well and that she has a speedy recovery.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:43 PM

17. On DU, go to PLACES/US/Alabama

there u should find some DUers in your state.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:12 AM

20. Thank you

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:03 PM

14. The Red Cross also has volunteer drivers. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:26 PM

15. Contact the United Way in your local area...

They generally have a data bank of organizations they can refer you to for specific public assistance services you require.

Best wishes to you and your wife and a speedy recovery so things are less hectic and back to normal.

:group hug: :love ya: :group hug:

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:29 PM

16. Have you contacted AARP or a local affiliate that is similar ?

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:13 AM

21. Thank you very much

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:55 PM

18. Does your town/county have a welfare/social service office?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:51 AM

19. You both in my heart of hearts and prayerful intercession. 💌

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:13 AM

22. Thank you so much

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:16 PM

23. If you are a member of a church,

they might be of help.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:56 PM

24. Thank you, we are trying that option too

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 07:08 AM

25. I, too, was getting chemo for stage 4 lymphoma

I was fortunate that the treatments didn't make me sick. So the problem was one of just transportation. If i didn't have a friend or family who could take me to dr or home again, I used Uber. It wasn't particularly cheap but chemo was once every 21 days and I could usually get a ride one way so using Uber once every 21 days wasn't bad. Cancer now in remission and chemo is finished.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:57 AM

27. So happy for your remission.

We are getting closer every day. She comes home today from her 4th trip for the 22 hour drip.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 08:40 AM

26. Some cities have a senior transportation service. Call your

local city government and see if they have this service. They take people to Dr. appointments, dialysis, grocery shopping, etc.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 09:57 AM

28. Thank you for your thoughts on this problem. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 10:17 AM

29. Best wishes for getting this figured out.

So glad so many people have pointed our resources that might help. People on this board are awesome!

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Response to lark (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 3, 2020, 10:21 AM

30. Thank you and yes they are. nt

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