Take care of my back problem

Sawadee Khrap

Gonn’a start planning my trip back to the States for back surgery.  Try to set it up for late September or early October – gott’a stay within the 5 yr time period of the actual accident injury date.  Ever since I’ve been here my back has been getting worse.  I have tried to use exercise and medication to keep the injury from flaring up, but hasn’t worked.  I didn’t want to believe what I was told by the back Surgeon, the first one I went to for the Workman’s Comp injury.  He told me that, in his judgement, surgery would most probably be needed and it seems that he was right. 

I am going to call him and have him start the process to do what is needed.  He will have to check with Liberty Ins – that is the Ins. company that under-wrote for Ikon Workmans Comp policy, before he can actually start.  But this should be sufficient time to get approval to operate.

Don’t really want to do it – I have heard bad things about back surgery gone wrong – not being able to get it up being the most glaring – bad slice and there she goes.  But I really don’t see any alternative. 


Flock testing – Ins

Just tested Flock, thought it might be a alternative to BlogJet – but alas not, BlogJet is still the product I will use to post to the blog.

Flock is a browser/blog editor but cannot upload images directly and therefore cannot directly show what they will look like in the post if they are on my computer now – also it will not product thumbnails and allow expansion to full size viewing.  I didn’t go any further in the testing  – I use a lot of images and this would be too cumbersome.  F%#k  Flock for now,  so to say.


But today I did sign up for a new catastrophic health Ins. policy from HealthCare International – their HealthCare Emergency+  $US 622 yr.

  • 100% In-Patient Hospital Treatment
  • 100% Emergency Medial Evacuation
  • Up to 3,000,000 Baht for Organ Transplants
  • 100% Daycare Surgery Treatments
  • Up to 600,000 for Chronic Diseases
  • Up to $US 3,000 – airline ticket to attend parent’s funeral services
  • Coverage in US/Worldwide – 60 day visit–Accident/ Emergency
  • There is a deductible ($2,000 – 60,000 Baht today ) but these figures are coverage above that– and the first are exempt from it.

Of course I just signed up – approval will take 1 week – But the policy will also cover me for life renewals, but no guaranteed lock.

Compared to my old policy that I had to drop – $US 3,500 yr,  $2,000 Ded., but coverage up to 10,000,000 Baht  – I could never use this amount – they would have to almost replace every organ to get a Thailand hospital bill like that. – and on top of it, they dropped the US trip coverage too —