Ok, I have been really wanting to take a proper break after i finish uni. Its been incredibly tough trying to get through the last few years and as much as i have enjoyed it, i know by the end i'm going to be shattered! I have a mate who lives in the netherlands and I would really really love to go and stay with her for a month or two (I was thinking either a month doing a little travelling and tourist-ing, or two months and actually DO something - not sure what but something!)
the point is. my body is vaguely useless and does like to self destruct. Lets say for consideration purposes in the last three years i have had at least 30 hopsital admissions, 2 stays in critical care, been cardioverted, been on NIV, never been intubated, have home nebs, have to carry an emergency injection, have cardiac, resp and endo issues (all medicated) and am probably going to be getting Xolair (dont even get me started on the fuss thats going on with that!!) which presumably would mean an injection every fortnight or so (so either 2 or 4 times while i was there). Unless things radically change over the next year - i would be surprised if i went 2 months without an admission.
So.....do we think this is even a possibility? and if so, what would i need to sort??
I assume i'll need some kind of health insurance - which im sure will cost a zillion pounds coz lets face it, its pretty much a guaranteed thing that i will use, and possibly very expensivly, so that might be the stumbling block! free board and odgings might help though! Would I need my consultants permission to fly? Do i need his permission to even go? How would I go about getting medication abroad? Can you just go to a GP (I'm assuming my friend is registered with one)? Would i have to sort out a couple of months meds before i go? I know in the netherlands the vast majority of them speak impressivly good english, and i know my mate would happily translate (and translate my emergency info sheet for if she wasnt there) - so I think that would be do-able.
I dunno, maybe its just insane and impossible. I just wanted to know if anyone had any insights!