Friday, October 11, 2013

US adventures

So, I was very brave last month and took my first trip outside of Canada! I am very happy to report that it was a success. I was very nervous about going because of the health care system in the US. For example, one blood transfusion is about 40,000$ so something with Hemophilia can ring up a big tab in a hurry.
Armed with my doctors notes, my factor first card, two insurance polices, Zane and I ventured off to Raleigh North Carolina.
I have to say it is such a beautiful place.  The weather was great, the good was delicious and the people were so warm and friendly.
While we were in Raleigh I got to meet my darling friend who also has severe factor 5 deficiency. We have been talking since I was about 12 years old so getting to meet her in person after all these years was very exiting for me.  She is about 30 yeas old than me too and it was nice to see that she still has full range of motion in all of her joints.
I know for me the thought of traveling to another country has been scary just because of the medical problems it can cause but I think planning and contacting the Hemophilia Treatment Centres on both ends is a good idea as well.
I don't think I will be off to any exotic places any time soon but i will definitely be heading back to North Carolina soon!



  1. I'm glad you guys had fun! Great to read that all went well!

  2. thanks so much my dear!!! xoxo