Dovechick wrote:Erika, you say you were in Polish hospital three times.
1. What in your opinion would be the best way to pay them?
2. How long after the procedure are you likely to have to stay in Poland?
3. How long before you have to go for a check up and how much is this likely to cost at the hospital?
this is what I think:
1. I think the best way to pay is cash, unless they explain you their way. Of course, you can use your credit card in hotels for example.
2. You must stay the first night after procedure in hospital for sure. I was getting couple of IVs during the night to get rid of the dye during the procedure. I could not move much because of my wound in my groin - it is vein! I would recommend you to stay 2 more nights in a hotel. I was fine, if somebody took me home by car I would be fine. But you can never how your body reacts to new things. To be honest I was even able to go home by train by myself the next day. So I would stay there 2 more nights just in case...It is vere, very individual especially in MS patients.
3. I do not know what kind of check up you mean exactly. You must have blood tests in hospital. In case you are a woman like me, you must also have urine test if you are not pregnant. I do not know how much is it exactly in Poland but in comparison with England it is very cheap. If an MRV costs aproximately 220 Euro in Poland, how much is it in England or Germany?
This blood test was one day before my procedure.
We have very low income here - like Slovakia or Poland but many things are also cheaper. But not everything.
Aug. 7, 09 Doppler Ultras. in Poland, left Jugul. valve problem, RRMS since 1996, now SPMS,
- Nov.3,09: one stent in the left jug. vein in Katowice, Poland, LDN, never on DMDs
- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse