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Medical Tourism - Journey & Arrival    

Journey & Arrival Surgery Recovery

Prologue:
 

In July of 1999 I suffered an unfortunate site staph infection. A horrible time of agony, whereas a nurse would inform my wife that my chances of survival were slim. I survived and after addressing the post surgical complications, I would be told by a physician that not only had I overturned the diagnosis from some of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, I also held on to all; as most men would have lost everything.

Seven years later and our backs were up against the wall again, and I was forced to engage in herculean physical efforts to save part of the everything that the physician above had made note of six years earlier. In the process, I reinjured myself and my pain free existence ended. However, in late 2010 I received positive medical intervention and was then rear-ended weeks later in Clarksburg WV in my friend Dirk's Mercedes. It was downhill after that. After receiving the best medical efforts allowed, by 2014 we were again facing limited choices.

So, we looked Internationally and narrowed our choice down to one Neurosurgeon. One of a few who had rebuilt a complete spine in a living human being. Nevertheless, we were still hesitant and pursued state side options further. Our International choice, confirmed by the legal and political system, was reinforced by a regional health official who encouraged us with the missive that all new medical technologies come from Germany. So our course was set. We were headed to Europe.

Europe - 2014

Saturday May 10, 2014; Our trip this time is a surgical appointment with a German Neurosurgeon. After much research we came to the conclusion that this surgeon would be the best for us. (Granddaughter Raelin seeing us off before our flight to Germany)
 
 
The Neurosurgeon also created an Artificial Disc Replacement with the most proven results and has performed over 5000 implants with no infections.  (Granddaughter Eva seeing us off before our flight to Germany)
   
Though the plane ride seemed long, we found London's Heathrow Airport lacking.
   
We arrived in Munich on Sunday, May 11th at 9:30 A.M. We easily found our luggage and then passed through the doors to meet our waiting friends. To be together again; what a blessing they have been in our lives.

 
We were off to Bogen, Germany. Bogen is a village in the district of Straubing-Bogen in Bavaria Germany and is located between the southern slopes of the Bavarian Forest and the Danube River

(We stopped to eat at Gasthof Scheuenpflug, Dreifaltigkeitsberg; Say that fast three times).

   
A view of the Danube and countryside from our hospital
   
We checked in at Pension Schreiber and slept for three or four hours.
   
After we woke up our friends met us at a local restaurant. We enjoyed old world charm and some wine and beer of course. The pork was very good.
   
   

 

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