Jul 10, 2007 - 12:44 pm
It's been a while... update on my Mom's recurrence. She is still on chemo. She developed a hand rash on 3rd cycle so Carboplatin was changed to Cisplatin which she will start this Friday along with Gemzar. CA 125 was taken yesterday I will have results tommorrow..I pray it's working. The reason I write is the following.. as you all know we live in Mexico. My husband has been offered a job in New York he is a derivatives Trader for the Mexican Stock Market. It isn't 100% sure yet he needs to hear the offer. But I'm going through a lot of worries. Mainly my Mom's treatment and how we will pay. She has no insurrance due her age (76 in August)and no social security here in Mexico..so at the time she pays medication with her savings and they are bought in pharmacies which give lower prices instead of buying them in the hospital were they cost 3 times more. Her Onco Dr. is a good friend of my father in law so he doesn't charge anything for administration of chemo. If we do move the idea is bringing her to live with us (she lives a block away from my house now and by herself). So the otherthing I worry is they she may not except... she most probably will stay that she wants to stay here, were her family is (she has 10 siblings)and that she wants to die in her country. I'm thinking she will not like the idea of leaving her stuff behind (furniture, car, etc.) basically leaving her life behind. The only argument I have is that I love her, need her and her grandson needs her and that is all what matters. What I do know is it could be eventually better for her to be in USA because they always have more treatment options than Mexico... but I can imagine how expensive medication, tests and specially Drs. are there...what if she can't afford it?????