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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 11:15
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Mum’s plea after ‘big-hearted’ son, 29, who rescues Thai dogs, struck with brain tumour and needs £15,000 to fly home

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if it is melanoma spread to the brain his prognosis is very poor. the high tech treatments may extend survival several months.

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1 hour ago, Stocky said:

Not exactly, the quote from the article said "and doctors think", so clearly there is a level of uncertainty as to whether his brain tumour has a link to his previous skin cancer.

What I said in my post about policy conditions that you are replying to was 100% accurate, exactly.

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

It is a life destroying thing, it is a viral infection of the central nervous system, most people contracting it do not survive, some who survive are disabled for life, very few people who contract it return to normal.

Your information is incorrect Colin. Most people recover from it but in severe cases it will kill 3--5 % of its victims. The ability to speak and swallow may become affected in severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. ... Even in the best of settings, 3%–5% of Guillain-Barré syndrome patients die from complications, which can include paralysis of the muscles that control breathing, blood infection, lung clots, or cardiac arrest.Oct 31, 2016

The recovery period for Guillain-Barré can be long, but most people recover fully.

 

https://www.healthline.com/health/guillain-barre-syndrome#complications

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10 minutes ago, Tony125 said:

Your information is incorrect Colin. Most people recover from it but in severe cases it will kill 3--5 % of its victims. The ability to speak and swallow may become affected in severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. ... Even in the best of settings, 3%–5% of Guillain-Barré syndrome patients die from complications, which can include paralysis of the muscles that control breathing, blood infection, lung clots, or cardiac arrest.Oct 31, 2016

The recovery period for Guillain-Barré can be long, but most people recover fully.

 

https://www.healthline.com/health/guillain-barre-syndrome#complications

Tell that to my first wife

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1 hour ago, Just Weird said:

What I said in my post about policy conditions that you are replying to was 100% accurate, exactly.

As maybe, but my original post was in the context of this particular story, where there is a degree of doubt as to the link between earlier skin cancer and the the present brain tumour. I'm sure the lawyers would enjoy it. Though the point is moot as the lad had no medical insurance anyway. 

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1 minute ago, colinneil said:

Tell that to my first wife

Sorry about your First Wife but the facts are less than 5%  of those that contract it die. Maybe before they had  new ways to treat (there is no cure) and she had a severe form of  Guillain-barre-syndrome. Some sites say 1% die from it others 3---5%   Sucks if you're in that small percentage but the bottom line is most recover. Sorry for your loss.

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1 hour ago, PerkinsCuthbert said:

 

Something lost in translation here - you say you took out travel insurance when you got home? Can you explain the logic to that, or are you from Poland?

Every 6 months or about 11 months I returned for home visits. With each return I took out new travel policy for a year and kept doing it for about 5-6 years

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25 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Just about every picture on his FB he has a cigarette in his hand....insurance for him is cheap yet he can squander probably 3000 Baht a month on smoking. yet another online begging blog

Moreover, smoking is known to cause conditions like brain tumour

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4 hours ago, Stocky said:

Not exactly, the quote from the article said "and doctors think", so clearly there is a level of uncertainty as to whether his brain tumour has a link to his previous skin cancer.

Melenoma goes right to the brain. So sounds like his skin cancer was not properly dealt with and it spread. Logical .

 

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Life can be a real B**ch but much of our trip is pre-ordained in another life. Live or die with it. As for Insurance in Thailand, if you can't afford the lhealyh insurance you need, don't come to Thailand, or any other country. Stay in your home country and be cared for there. As for writer who believes everyone should have government free insurance, go ahead, get a job, give the government 90% of your salary, the government will then give you 100% health care (of course you must stay in that country to assure you get the care).

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2 hours ago, BestB said:

Every 6 months or about 11 months I returned for home visits. With each return I took out new travel policy for a year and kept doing it for about 5-6 years

Most policies I know of are limited to 3 months travel per trip outside of the home country. OK if you travel home 4 times a year, but useless otherwise.

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4 minutes ago, Classic Ray said:

Most policies I know of are limited to 3 months travel per trip outside of the home country. OK if you travel home 4 times a year, but useless otherwise.

Well sorry to tell you but what you know is incorrect 

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2 minutes ago, BestB said:
6 minutes ago, Classic Ray said:

Most policies I know of are limited to 3 months travel per trip outside of the home country. OK if you travel home 4 times a year, but useless otherwise.

Well sorry to tell you but what you know is incorrect 

 

I think he was probably talking about the standard europe assistance insurance that you can purchase for cheap, it's limited to 3 months - 3 days or something like this , but yes, you also have real travel insurances which can cover you much longer.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Pepper9187 said:

 

I think he was probably talking about the standard europe assistance insurance that you can purchase for cheap, it's limited to 3 months - 3 days or something like this , but yes, you also have real travel insurances which can cover you much longer.

 

 

   That is travel insurance though , that doesnt cover living in another country

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