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BurgessCam
BurgessCam
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Dec 8, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Switzerland trip was a great adventure. Until I fell hard down a mountain and broke my femur. The worst thing that could have happened to me on this vacation

Anna
Anna
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Dec 8, 2020 - 2:09 PM in reply to BurgessCam

Hi BurgessCam,

Thank you for joining MySwissAlps.

I am so sorry to hear about your accident on the mountain. I hope you have recovered well from your injuries.

Unfortunately accidents can happen anywhere and I do hope this hasn't put you off from visiting again.

Take care and regards,

Anna

Arno
Arno
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Dec 8, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Hello BurgessCam,

That's unfortunate! Can you share more about your itinerary and activities until the accident? That would still make a great trip report for others to read.

mestettler
mestettler
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Dec 9, 2020 - 3:20 AM in reply to BurgessCam

Hello BurgessCam,

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. I'm a retired orthopedic nurse, so I know how much pain you endured. Breaking the biggest, strongest bone in your body is a long recovery. I too hope you are doing well and are back on your feet.

Since I began traveling Switzerland 🇨🇭frequently, I make sure I have insurance through Allianz to cover problems with the flights, and any health emergencies. It's not very expensive, and worth every penny to me since I worked as a nurse in a Level One Trauma Center, until I retired several years ago.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Dec 9, 2020 - 1:39 PM in reply to mestettler

Hi there,
Me too, I am so sorry to hear that you had this accident, BurgessCam.
Mestettler, you're right: insurance is very important. Although it cannot prevent accidents, it will be very useful in the case of an accident. Thanks for your advice!

Ildiko
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Tourgypsy
Tourgypsy
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Dec 10, 2020 - 11:59 AM

I, also, fell and fractured my wrist while climbing a mountain a couple years ago. I did not have insurance, but have to say I was taken care of very well by the Swiss health system for minimal cost, when comparing to what it would have been in the USA. I was impressed.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Dec 10, 2020 - 8:09 PM in reply to Tourgypsy

Yes, I heard that an accident or any medical problem can be very expensive in the USA without any insurances. I guess everything depends on what we compare to each other.

It usually worth to have insurance in Switzerland, especially if anything bad happens.

Ildiko

Lijianhughes
Lijianhughes
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Mar 24, 2021 - 7:45 AM

My wife fell down from her bicycle on her head, in our last day in Switzerland...she lost conscious for about half a minute and was brought to the emergency by an ambulance. But God must be blessing us she was discharged in the same day with just a few stiches, though recommended by the doctor to monitor for another 2 days before taking our long hours flight back home. I had to stay awake over night to settle the rebooking of our flight but on the good side, we got 2 bonus vacation days in the beautiful country!

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Ildiko
Ildiko
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Mar 24, 2021 - 1:36 PM in reply to Lijianhughes

Hi Lijianhughes,

you've been lucky in the misfortune then. I am glad that nothing more serious has happened, although I can imagine you worried a lot for her.

Thanks for sharing your story with us,
Ildiko

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