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Moving abroad after spinal fusion

odon28oodon28 Posts: 3
edited 02/25/2015 - 11:48 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi guys,
I'm 28 and due a spinal fusion in the next three months. However, I thought it would have been earlier and I booked a career break from work starting September! I'm hoping to move abroad and work maybe oz (on the beach with my new back is the dream!)
Do you guys think 6 months recovery would be enough for this?
Has anyone managed something like this? I don't know if im mad!!


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  • rtconant1rrtconant1 Posts: 341
    edited 02/25/2015 - 2:24 PM
    You didn't specify which area that you are having surgery but it doesn't matter. Only you can make that judgement. Maybe you will be ready for it then. Maybe it will be too early. Talk to your doctor about your plans. Maybe they can give you some insight.
    Tracie C
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  • Does your insurance cover out of the country? Many countries will require proof of health insurance before issuing a residence visa. You need to check the requirements of the where you plan to relocate. We have a daughter who lives abroad-not military. After we retire, we will have to buy a special insurance because medicare doesn't pay outside the country.
  • Hi Tracie,
    Thanks for ur reply! My gp thinks I will be, as for the surgeon well he costs 165 per appointment so..!! Guess I'll have to hope for the best!!
  • Hi mhugs,
    Thanks for your reply. I don't have health insurance I'm getting it done on public system in Ireland.
    It did cross my mind that I might not be issued a working visa 6 months after surgery..does anyone know anything about that?
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