How soon does one secure lodging for a 3 month stay? Mayo Rochester

Posted by bevprescott @bevprescott, Jan 31 3:16pm

Tentative date is late March, prefer a home atmosphere, looking at Covered by Faith rentals. I don't want to wait too long or do people secure lodging once have a date? Who can assist you with this process?

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@sadies1mom

My father rented an apartment there at the hospital - in thehsp buldings.
I think some of the drs. Live in these apartments also.

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Did he stay at the Charter House?

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Wow, that’s interesting. I had my kidney transplant at Mayo Jacksonville and the hospital and team was wonderful. If you’ve found the physician you want to do your surgery I’d say schedule as early as you are able so you can ease your mind about accommodations. That way you can focus on your surgery and getting well. Good luck. I’m sure you will be well taken care of.

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@bevprescott

Hi
Do they accept small dog, 2 beds ? I'm single, so caregivers need own bed.

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What if it’s not a transplant? What if it’s back & ankle surgery & rehab visits daily?
I’d need to state there b/c I live in Florida!
PS: Mayo in Rochester is rated .#1 best hospitals but the Jacksonville Mayo rates #50? I called & what Jacksonville would do for a medical problem maybe a lot different from the care at Rochester! FYI

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My father rented an apartment there at the hospital - in thehsp buldings.
I think some of the drs. Live in these apartments also.

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Check out Nazarene house. Excellent

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Check out. The Nazarene house. Excellent

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@rickherman

I stayed at the Gift inn of Life house when I had my transplant. It was a great environment to be in post transplant because you were around so many people that were in similar circumstances as you are. When I was there they had a program that if they were full they would help you find a hotel until space open up in one of there houses not sure if they still do that

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They still do that. We continue to stay at GOL, gift of life. Where there for 6m post DLT. Having others that have been thru, in, or post transplant is a great support. And the staff is amazing, but yes when full they assist finding other places.

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@bevprescott

Hi Lori
I had my sct on May 7, went well. I'm currently getting platelets, blood, magnesium & potassium. Mouth sores are here, entering my toughest part of journey. I'm staying at Centerstone Plaza extended stay,l going well. Like using the shuttle every day of week.
I'm hanging in there. One day at a time.

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Congratulations on the transplant, Bev…though for the next week or so you may not think it was the best idea. ☺️ The first couple of weeks, until your new cells engraft, are usually the roughest. Especially as your blood numbers drop. You’ll hit a low point right before engraftment. When that happens and the WBCs start recharging, you’ll begin feeling so much better and the mouth sores magically disappear. Just a warning that they can get pretty nasty. If that happens don’t hesitate to tell the doctor/nurses on your team. They’ll move mountains to help you cope with that!

Ah, I remember all those infusions well. Lots of butt time in the Clinic while that happens. One thing you might want to consider in a few weeks or whenever you switch from the mag infusions to oral, if interested, check to see if you can take Magnesium Glycinate instead of the Mag Citrate that’s prescribed. It’s MUCH kinder on the gut! Not sure who your team pharmacist is, but Gabe cleared the Pure Encapsulation Mag Glycinate that I had asked him about. Ordered from Amazon. Five years later and I’m still taking them by choice.
Thanks for sharing your good experience at the Cornerstone Plaza Extended Stay. Nice to hear that’s working out and the shuttle is so convenient!
When you’re feeling better, if you’d like to share your transplant story, I posted a discussion a few years ago where several of us have kept the conversation going. Would love to have you join in! No pressure because I know these first few weeks are all about rest and binging on Netflix. Haha

My Bone Marrow Transplant Story; Will you share yours?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/my-bone-marrow-transplant-bmt-story-will-you-share-yours/

Wishing you a speedy engraftment. Hugs!

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@loribmt

Hi Bev, Just wanted to check in with you to see if you’re still anticipating a stem cell transplant. Have you had any confirmation of a donor or dates?

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Hi Lori
I had my sct on May 7, went well. I'm currently getting platelets, blood, magnesium & potassium. Mouth sores are here, entering my toughest part of journey. I'm staying at Centerstone Plaza extended stay,l going well. Like using the shuttle every day of week.
I'm hanging in there. One day at a time.

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@bevprescott

Hi
Im at Mayo Rochester now for my 4 days of testing. Staying at Centerstone Plaza in a suite with kitchen. First day here.

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Hi Bev, Just wanted to check in with you to see if you’re still anticipating a stem cell transplant. Have you had any confirmation of a donor or dates?

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