Lisa S Posted March 8, 2010 Report Share Posted March 8, 2010 Hi all. As it goes my life is full of drama, we will be arriving in Perth on the 11 April 2010 for good. YAY!!! That is the good news, the bad news is my 19 year old had a MVA on the 28 Nov 09 just had minor back injuries (muscular) so we thought. 3 Weeks ago we found out he actually fractured his spine and it has now got significantly worse. Today after being readmitted to hospital and having a MRI and CT scan we have been informed that he needs to have a high risk back op, which will require us to stay in this country for no less than 6 months. Well what a shock, the other alternative is for him to get a back brace here and then when we arrive there he will need to see a orthodaedic Surgeon to decide what he will do. Firstly our tickets are paid for and booked, secondly we have to activate by 30 June 2010, thirdly I can not afford to go activate and then come back, any way we have already resigned and there are people already in our positions at work, both mine and my husbands.My question to you is, will medicare cover this op or what. Is private medical like SA where if it is a pre existing problem there is a waiting period. We have been told this can not wait too much longer as he is a risk of paralysis due to the worsening of the fracture. Can anyone give me some information or even someone who I can contact to find out about this.Thanx Lisa Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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