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07-01-11, 12:07 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Warrington, North West England
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I'll send some snow to you Phil and Steve so you don't feel left out :-)
Isn't the North East coast of America still having bad weather themselves?
My memory of Boston is ending up in Massachusetts general hospital with apendicitus! Then coming home to a bill off them that nearly made me faint lol. Luckily I had travel insurance.
Airports are open, but it's going to be cold (40% chance of snow - hope I can get home on Thursday!)
I had an incident in Atyrau - Kazakhstan Dec 2009. I awoke in incredible pain to find I had a kidney stone lodged between kidney and bladder (yes it Hurts!). As they couldn't operate there they flew me back to UK via Moscow. Moscow was in the grasp of a freak cold spell (-30C) so I was stuck there for 6 hours. Finally I arrived in London to find my flight to Manchester had been cancelled so had to swap terminals and buy an extra ticket for me and the Doctor travelling with me. Eventually I arrived at the hospital in Manchester 30hours after leaving Kazakhstan, but because of all the pain killers I had been given by the Doctor they couldn't operate for a further 8 hours! It was a nightmare - I managed to get out of hospital on 24th Dec!
My company uses a travel insurer called International SOS - I have to say they were absolutely fantastic! They had a Doctor and medical team in the hotel within one hour of phoning them, they organised all the travel (with exception of last flight (which they reimbursed)), flew a Doctor back to the UK with me, and organised the hospital in the UK to be on standby for when I arrived. If you do a lot of travelling, then this is the insurance you should take - and it's not that expensive.
One last snippet, having injections in your bum on a full airplane in Economy class is generally frowned upon by the cabin crew - however, apparently it's fairly normal in First Class
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