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Saturday, December 31, 2016

An Unexpected Country Ride

I've made two trips to San Antonio on the ART bus for treatments. Turned out well with two different buses and drivers. They were both friendly and good drivers. However both buses were rickedly and loud. Both drivers didn't admit to their being their normal buses. Both said their bus was in the shop. The first trip was fast but the second I had to wait several times getting me home at 4:30 in the afternoon. I was tired but enjoyed the far ride on a country road to take a couple home with the man in a wheel chair so I'm sure he might have been more tired then I. Thank goodness for peanutbutter crackers as I missed lunch. I must always remember to have a package of those in my bag as they will tide me over. Had a small water to take my pill when I get almost to the treatment center to ward off nausea. I've seen these buses all over our county for years and never realized how useful they are since I still drive. However I don't drive to the northside of San Antonio where the treatment center is. I'm thankful to the organizations who support this service and the drivers who work for them.


Jon said...

Those buses definitely come in handy and I'm glad you're able to make use of them. Take care, and New Year blessings to you and your family!


I'm glad the buses are there to help when you need it. Definitely a plus.

Lux G. said...

Good to know there are orgs supporting them. I think we need to do that more.
Happy 2017!

jack69 said...

What a sweet comment. Glad you are being chauffeured to the treatments. And YEP there some services that are needed and a wonder for those who have no other way to get to and from.
Why is it not a surprise to us readers that yo0u don't mind a littel detour?

S. J. Qualls said...

Sounds like better rides than here. 12-15 years ago, I had to ride the TN-Care ride. The drivers used their own cars and some of them had no business on the road. One time a one armed driver got into the driver's seat - and brought his cup of coffee. It was one scary ride!

Happy New Year! You sound a lot better, keep it up!

Mary Degli Esposti said...

Ginger really helps nausea, & there are pure ginger hunks & plenty of ginger candies for sale...just an idea. When I ran a hem/onc medical practice we used to give some patients a hunk of ginger to suck on during chemo.

I eat Quest protein bars that have lots of fiber as well. They also taste great, & are low carb. Might not be a bad thing to keep in your purse either.
Peanut butter is a love of mine, but the pb & crackers don't have much protein. I'm thinking you could use some on days like that.
So glad you are writing & getting on well, Paula.


Praise the Lord....that there IS such a service for you. I don't like driving in BIG cities, period!!!


PS....catching up....I am so happy to read that your dose has been lowered and your platelets are higher. Keep up this good work, and hope all goes well for you in 2017!

Love the Santa's in the Outhouse too. You're a marvel.