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    I see you are from Asheboro - I graduated from Randleman HS in 1974. What's up in middle NC these days. I also am colon cancer patient - stage 3b, just had 1st chemo treatment yesterday. I am still jumpy, muscle cramps, etc., but am happy the treatments have finally begun. Glad to find someone on here from near my hometown. Spent a lot of weekend nights cruising Asheboro. Hope we can share old memories and new beginnings.

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    Having transportation issues to Richmond and back for chemo. Live way out in the sticks, and don't have insurance to go to Massey Clinic in Kilmarnock. Looking at 24 trips to MCV in the next 6 moths besides doctor visits. Tired and fed up

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      Have you checked with the Hospital Admin staff? Sometimes they offer free (or almost) facilities close to the location. Tell them your situation and ask what they recommend you do. They sometimes have resources you might not be aware of until you ask.

      about 4 years ago
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      Additionally, the American Cancer Society helps coordinate rides to and from treatment. You can find more about what's available near you by calling the phone number to the right and at the bottom of this page.

      about 4 years ago
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      I have checked with both places. The AMS at first told me that Road to Recovery was available in my area - then when I called to schedule a ride - they renigned - it is not available here. My social worker at the hospital has applied for grants for me and I am so very appreciative for that, but, the total dollars coming may only help me with $300 - $600 travel money. That will get me there at the most 8 times - I have 12 rounds of treatment equaling 24 visits in 6 months. I am not knocking this - I sincerely am thankful for all the prayers that have been answered for me. I am just frustrated right now and have considered not taking chemo. The other frustrating part - my hospital has an outreach center about 20 minutes from me where I could go for treatment, but I don't have the right insurance to cover it! I am resigned to just taking this one day at a time and letting God sort it out! The answers will come from somewhere.

      about 4 years ago
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      Another idea is to contact the American Cancer Society to see if they can help of if they have suggestions. Their phone number is to the right and at the bottom of this page. Are you involved with a religious institution? They are often happy to help.

      about 4 years ago
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