Cheers Steve-o. Well I'm out of hospital now after yet another Woz-shocker and back in my own bed, at least a bed without round the clock care. I'm slowly on the mend at last and the guys at the Bangkok hospital have put me on a rigorous physio schedule over the next seven days. I guess we'll see..
QUOTE(djchurch @ Nov 21 2008, 11:53 AM)
I know we've only chatted once or twice, but it seems our thoughts and concerns on the site often mirror each others. I'm gutted to hear about your accident. I'm in Laos right now, and having done the motorcycle thing any number of times, can relate to the feeling of "Oh crap" in getting an injury over here.
I don't have any travel insurance. I had no love in trying to find a place to insure me for as long as I've been out here on the road, two plus years now. Or it was so expensive I wouldn't be able to stay out here that long. It's stupid, I know. I guess my karma's been getting me by so far. In Africa when I was sick, it was cheap and I just paid out of my pocket. In Nepal when I had to go to a clinic, it was expensive as hell.
I hope all is well with you. If you are still in Asia, maybe we'll meet up somewhere. I'll be heading to Bangkok quite soon as I'm nearly out of money after all this time, and my girlfriend and I might head there looking for work.
All the best,
Good call. Well I'll be down here in Phuket certainly for the next five or six weeks. I'll be recovering and slowly getting some strength back in to this bashed and battered body of mine. May join a local Muay Thai club to really get back on track.
Mate seriously, if you're hanging in Bangkok and fancy a few days away from the pollution or a swift weekend away or even fancy heading down this way as an alternative, just let me know. Would be good to swill a couple of Singhas on the beach with yer. Might be able to let you crash here for a couple of days too depending on my circumstances at the time. If not, I may
get up to Bangkok in the next couple of weeks to sort out the usual visa mess, though I'm gonna try and make it happen in Phuket. Keep us posted.
Oh and incidentally, the last hospital situation wasn't worth the claim as the policy excess outweighed the cost of the treatment, just ended up losing a night's accommodation on a phone call to that stupid representative who didn't know where Laos was.
hospital bill from last week (not a public one this time) came to $4000 US and I'm currently waiting on World Nomads to pay up. If they don't I'll be bruised financially, and if they don't I'll never be bothering with travel insurance again. It's not like it's a cheap policy either.