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trips was posted 01/20/2018 04:06 pm by Anonymous
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It is wonderful to plan such a family trip, and to have things like this to look forward to. Yes, you should do everything you can to put it together if it is what your Dad wants to do.

How is your Dad doing now? How old is he?

It would be wonderful to have a crystal ball, but none of us can see the future. But it doesn't hurt to be optimistic! It is good to see he is tolerating the treatment so far, and it is good the cancer still has not spread. Let's take his CA19-9 so far as a good sign! Regardless, I would buy plane tickets that do have the possibility of changing the dates etc.... You never know how he will feel when summer comes.

And I would also look into buying travel insurance in case there are any medical complications while you are away. This will probably not be needed, but you never know. I had a family member who had a serious accident while in vacation and it cost us many thousands of dollars to get him home buy air ambulance after weeks in an out of state intensive care unit. Health insurance does not pay for this, but often travel insurance policies do.

Also check your credit cards and buy the tickets on whatever credit card might give you extra protections in this regard.

When we traveled with my Mom when she was in treatment, I always brought plenty of extra medicines, and copies of all of her medical history/information/most current reports of blood tests and scans/medication lists/doctor contact info etc.... And I researched the cities we were going to to know where the nearest good hospital is just in case we needed to go there. We never needed it, but it was reassuring to have it there!

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