Feb 01, 2011 - 11:11 pm
Well, wouldn't it just figure....we arrived at the airport at 5AM for a 6:10 flight that was canceled, and instead of just telling us to go back home, they're all canceled, they just kept rolling us over to the "next flight". MSKCC had already advised me that I needed to be there by 5PM, films in hand, to get the CT scan read by their radiologist and begin the vaccine trial tomorrow, so once the deadline for arrival passed, we just went back home. First, though, we stopped by the hospital and picked up another copy of the CD with my films on it and overnighted it to MSKCC. The USPS guaranteed they would have it by noon tomorrow. I am hand-carrying the other copy when I go back on Thursday, just in case. Plus I will call tomorrow, to make sure they received the films and that the radiologist has them in his hot little hands.
Dr S has made an exception and instead of doing Wednesday treatments, he will allow me to fly up on Thurs and begin the trial on Friday. I am somewhat pleased, as I had asked in the beginning if Fridays were an option, and he told me "No." Normally, they only see Phase I patients on Wednesdays.
Also, Dr S assured me that as long as I can get to NYC before Feb 9th, I can still begin the study without the need for a new CT scan.
I am hoping the weather cooperates. We have ice here, and very cold temps. The weatherman says it's the worst weather in 15 years, with wind chill factors dipping below -10 degrees. Our city/county/state road crews do not have snow plows etc because we don't normally need them. Ice and/or snow just paralyzes us and everything shuts down, including the airport. Plus, it was bad on the other end, as well. I think everything flying into JFK and LGA was diverted - a worse scenario, to me, than not getting out at all.
I will keep everyone posted. In the meantime, I am staying in and keeping warm.