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Suggestions on where to take my mother in law after Chemo treatment?

Suggestions on where to take my mother in law after Chemo treatment?

Nov 19th, 2002, 04:05 PM
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Suzanne, my mom had 6 months of chemo last year and after 3 1/2 months off it we took her to the Keyes. She was still really tired, immune system down, etc.

I think the Alaska cruise is a great idea as it can be very relaxing.

Good luck to your MIL

Nov 19th, 2002, 07:18 PM
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Suzanne, What a nice thing to do. When I was very sick I couldnt wait to travel again and Utah was the ticket. Utah can be wonderful, but I also have my favorite family members there and I think THAT was the ticket for making it a special trip. Maybe you could take a trip to visit other family? Also, Nantucket is just so special and nice people. Its nice in July weather wise theres a nice mix of history and beaches etc... You could rent a house out in Sconset or Madaket(beautiful sunrises) or stay in town where lodging choices abound. Ive always found it to be a very good place to rest, though July might be a little busier.
All the best!
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:40 PM
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Why nina do you suggest cruises on every subject.....be more imaginative
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:56 PM
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Your MIL is very fortunate to have your love and support. Where ever you choose to go, have a wonderful, safe journey.
Nov 19th, 2002, 10:11 PM
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Perhaps California would be wonderful this time of year. Of course they aren't going to have the wildlife etc. that she may see on a cruise but it certainly has lots of natural beauty. It's hard to answer your question without knowing more about her. I think YOU are the best person to answer your own question. I was just thinking of weather and natural beauty when I suggested California. (my favorite vacation site and I live in Michigan like you)
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:23 AM
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Thank you thank you thank you for all who responded with blessings and wonderful ideas.

Happy travels to all of you.

Thanks so very much.

When we visit my MIL during Thanksgiving we will ask her what she thinks about where she would like to go. This will give her something to look forward to.

Nov 20th, 2002, 05:42 AM
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Just wondering, after reading the cautions about supressed immune systems after chemo - would a cruise be a good idea? Many people in a smaller space...Seems more likely to "catch" something? I do realize one can catch anything, anywhere, depending on their hygene and those around them. Perhaps you should also talk about the idea of a cruise with the doctor as well.

Good luck to you.
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:58 AM
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Wondering-why would Suzanne consider taking a cruise with her MIL'S doctor?
Nov 20th, 2002, 08:44 AM
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That long after the chemo, a cruise and the flight there ought to be fairly safe. My 70+ year old parents went on the Alaska cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mom still talks about things they saw.

The problem would be that you would have to make the reservations in advance. That wouldn't allow too much for any potential problems. What if she doesn't bounce back from the chemo very quickly?
Nov 20th, 2002, 10:05 AM
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Wondering, there are many ways for doctors to assist the immunosystems of chemo patients through medication. The most common is regular shots that increase white blood cell activity that the patient can administer themselves or have someone else administer without needing to visit a medical facility.
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