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theborg38 posted:
I am just after a bit of travel advice? I have just had my second stroke and again making a good recovery. I still have restricted movement on my right side but things are continuing to improve. Can I still be a globe trotter? I presume it is if I can get suitable insurance? If so, do you know any that cover for stroke victims?

Many thanks

Roy
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Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
I am not sure what type of insurance you are looking for. I suspect any questions about insurance are better handled by an insurance agent than a physician.

The only restriction on travel would be whether your personal physician feels it is safe for you to travel. Air travel does not represent a problem for stable stroke survivors.

Since you have had a second stroke, it is important to ask your physician if you are managing all of your risk factors and taking all appropriate medications to prevent another stroke.

When you travel, plan ahead by making sure there are adequate medical facilities in the area to manage your medical problems.

Good Luck
After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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