Thank you again for watching the video, and a very big thank you to Dr. Neil Stollman, https://www.eastbaygi.com/our-team/neil-h-stollman-m-d-facp-facg-agaf/
Also, some other interesting details some of you might be interested in:
When I walked into the hospital in Spain (Valencia’s La FE hospital) I presented to them my European insurance card, which I received in the Czech Republic. This costs me about $90/month, the rates just went up about 5% in 2020 from the previous year. Anyways, all expenses appear to be covered as there are some pretty helpful cross-country coverages available in the EU (European Union). Also, for the actual prescriptions, I paid about $2.00 for the initial Pentasa/mesalamine prescription, even less for the Flagyl antibiotic prescription(which I never used) and just under $5 for the budesonide prescription, so very very cheap indeed. I have no way of knowing what the hospital expenses would have been had I not had any insurance, but the budesonide would have cost $185 which is clearly a big difference.
And, I actually emailed Dr. Cardenas in addition to contacting my friend who grew up here in Valencia. And, both Dr. Cardenas and my friend both recommended the exact same hospital to go to which I found pretty cool. Anyways…just a few bits of info.
Thx again for watching,
I started site shortly after being diagnosed in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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