Nov 16, 2000 - 7:50 pm
My daughter's very good friend, a woman in her mid to late 30's, has just been given a "60% survival rate" (I think that's the term), since her breast cancer (double mastectomy) has spread to her lungs. The doctor said it is a "very aggressive" form of cancer. Cindy starts chemo tomorrow and the doctor said that the first chemo is a very serious matter. Cindy's mother died before we knew her. She has a sister in Maine & a neice in Connecticut (We live in NJ). Her neice is coming in for the weekend, but no one will be able to stay with Cindy during this first chemo appointment.
I don't drive, but I can get to Cindy's doctor by bus. I am a 67 y/o widow, not in the best of health, but no serious condition. This will be my first experience with cancer, but I have heard how absolutely devastating chemo can be. I would like to stay with Cindy during chemo, if it would be helpful. Not sure it would be though. Don't know what to expect. Wouldn't want to let Cindy down. I know this is the beginning of a long haul for Cindy. I am unable to drive, so I can't go to her home, but I can take the bus to her chemo appts. Advice? Suggestions? Opinions? Thanks.