Hi All: To be forwarded
Monday, February 20, 2006, 12pm PT: I just had a long talk on the phone with Margi's father.
He spoke to her for over an hour this morning. He seemed to be right on. He listened to her, she spoke. She has decided to go ahead with the chemo tomorrow and then take it from there.
He is fine with her staying in India, as it is what Margi wants to do.
Hospital costs $100 per day and treatment costs $400 every 3 weeks .
He thinks her expenses will be $1500 per month.
I asked point blank if he was going to pay. He said he "was fine covering this phase of it - but he is not as well heeled and some would think."
He is confident she is getting good care.
Margi's birthday was February 11. First sign of a problem was after that - she had a "jelly belly." She sacked the first doctor, when he would not talk to her about options.
Her neice Jennifer (30 year old getting master's in public health, knows India) is going over ASAP, probably with her brother in Japan and her father. Jennifer and Margi get along great - she seems to be the perfect one.
I spoke to her Aunt Jane and Uncle Matt . They will do whatever is required of them. They are calling Gerda regarding getting the banking information going. People should start making contributions.
Luis or Aida - can you set up a blog? Aida...sorry to pulll you into this unannounced - but you're the only one I know who has ever set up a blog! As you can see, our friend Margi, whose travel journal entries I have forward to PA, is in India, in the hospital, with advanced ovarian cancer.
I think someone should also get Margi a laptop. Who has a used one?