Jan 23, 2013 - 10:00 pm
My baby sister was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago and underwent a mastectomy. After surgery, something must have happened but she came out unable to open an eye! Had nothing wrong before the breast surgery. A tumor was found in the pituitary and removed by craniotomy. Eye is still half closed. I have a feeling they did something during the first surgery that caused the damage but can't prove it until I see operative notes. I have no idea what they could have done! ALL this delayed appointment to oncologist for a treatment plan. Her husband is limited in his helping her and she missed her first appointment with the oncologist because of this issue. SHe has no transportation and depends on him or her daughter who is in college. She has rescheduled her appointment for Friday and still uncertain as to how she will get there. Is there a network of assistance for transportation to medical appointments and treatment in the Las Cruces area? I am in New York and was thinking to fly over to assist but can't do it more than two weeks. I pushed her to call ACS for numbers but I don't think she has called any yet. SHe is worried about everything from deductibles, copays, to transportation and surviving. I want her to just focus on recovery but am not sure if she is listening. She really needs a guide to help her navigate this cancer maze. Anyone has suggestions? One thing to consider is that she has dealt with a mental condition that makes her suspicious of people and might be reluctant to reach out for help to strangers. Someone with excellent, loving interactive manners would be a great plus in assisting her with this monster looming over her. Any suggestion would be great! SHe needs a sort of an advocate, and reliable transportation.