Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Catastrophic Health Care in a Foreign Country
Q & A with a Reader
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Dr. Galindo's private
operating room, panoramic view
Hi Billy and Akaisha, I hope you’re well
I’m a follower enjoying and learning from
all of your content and I just read the post
Receiving Medical Care in Chapala, Mexico.
I was wondering how are you prepared for a
possible accident or chronic illness (I hope it never happens!) that may involve
a complex surgery or a highly expensive medical treatment?
I understand the part of having specific
and short-term procedures in a cheap and convenient way, but how would you cover
a “catastrophic” event like the ones I said knowing it will be highly expensive
in Mexico or any country?
Received 10 Hyperbaric Chamber sessions in Guatemala City
You ask a very good question.
Of course, having an emergency or a complex
medical condition anywhere is awful. No one wants to go through that.
Since we have been pretty much traveling as
a lifestyle for decades now, we have met with emergencies a few times. You can
read about the most recent ones here:
Billy puts Medical Tourism in Guatemala City to a Test
Medical Tourism Follow Up
of a Medical Emergency in Guatemala
When I de-gloved my finger, it was an
I was bleeding out on the road because I
had cut an artery in my hand. The eventual surgery was complex in that I had a
skin graft taken from my thigh and attached to my finger, after the dead area
was cut away. Rehab was months and months long getting my finger moving and
flexible so I could make a fist, close my hand to hold shopping bags or hold
change given back to me after purchasing something.
I was told that I might only have a 75%
chance to have a working hand again... but, today, I would give it a 98%.
We have friends who have been going through
cancer treatments, others who have had eye surgeries, shoulder surgeries, hip
replacements, stents put in as well as pacemakers.
friend Kathy in the hospital, Ajijic, Mexico
Some utilize the local insurance that
Mexico provides, others have an underwritten international policy. Insurance
run-arounds are the same everywhere, but it seemed as though the ones who are on
the government's policy have had the least amount of trouble.
You might want to read these articles:
A Canadian Perspective on Health Care Ovverseas
Experiencing Covid in Mexico
Covid in Panama - a personal story
Sergio Bojorquez Blanco, La Paz, Baja California Sur
I hope this answers your question
satisfactorily. There are never any guarantees, but the style of care overseas
has been humane and attentive. Pricing of course, is a great bonus.
You might also want to view our
Page as well.
Feel free to write again if you have
Take care and thank you for your
compliments on our website and the information that we share.
Akaisha and Billy
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