Quick and Dirty – It’s Not All Bad

Well, well, well … I saw the surgeon on Friday so he could assess the damage and review repair options to my nether regions.

It’s difficult to believe that I am writing about an aspect of my health that would usually be firmly locked away in a figurative box but I remind myself that this is the beginning of a travel blog. So now you have the first clue that, yes, we are going to Europe, albeit with a very tiny risk.

Everything is healing, so no surgery for at least three months, if ever. The surgeon said, “Go to Europe. You’ll be fine, and if you do need any medical help, the procedure is so quick and easy it’ll cost you just a few dollars if your insurer excludes it from your policy. Go.”

Well, the bad news is the insurer has excluded this as a pre-existing condition because further procedures might be required. So if anything does happen to it while we’re in Europe, we have to pay for treatment ourselves. The good news is that the surgeon is confident that i’ll be fine. The really good news is that the insurer has maintained cover for my spinal cord injury as a pre-existing condition.

So in four weeks we expect to be gone … First stop, Berlin!

One thought on “Quick and Dirty – It’s Not All Bad

  1. Yay! I don’t know you in the real world, but I’ve been keenly following this little saga and am delighted you’ll be able to make the trip! I lived in Basel in NW Switzerland for a year in 2001-2002 and travelled extensively in Switzerland and a little in Germany and the UK over that time. I absolutely loved living there, and would dearly love to make it back one day (health, environmental scruples and finance permitting!). Hope you have an amazing time!

    –Heather 🙂

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