My wife is a cancer patient and will be undergoing her second time in chemo-therapy starting next week. She did a year of chemo in 2007 and the cancer has been in remission until now. We are scheduled to go on the Royal Princess's 14 day Alaskan cruise in August. She will be doing chemo on 7/14 and then again on 8/4. Her cancer doctor has said go ahead and go on the cruise and then she will be back in chemo the week after we get back.
The first time she did chemo we did 3 cruises that year each on the 3rd week after doing chemo. She didn't always get off the ship but at least she got away from home and the daily routine. She handled the first set of chemo really well and I am hoping she does well this time but I don't know. I have read that doing chemo the second time can be rougher than the first time.
By the way we have moved from Florida to Texas since she did the first treatments and have a new cancer doctor now who will be treating her for the first time.
We are flying out on American Airlines and just have regular coach tickets. I was thinking we maybe should try to upgrade to first class but my wife doesn't think that will be necessary. Does anyone know if AA would consider this as a special circumstance and allow our non-upgradable tickets get upgraded if I am willing to pay for it?
Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks and have a great next cruise.
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