Breast cancer and bone cancer

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Hi I'm new here so this is my 1st post. Not sure what I'm doing

 If I get a reply then I'll know I've done something right. I was diagnosed July 2020. I was told I would never walk again or drive and certainly not use toilet. Over the last 19 months I have managed to walk again with a frame and I've trained myself in using commode. Recent weeks we have had a stairlift in so I'm now going upstairs to bathroom which is something that's so trivial to some but makes me feel like shouting from the rooftops.  We have a long road but I'm determined to keep going.  My next goal is to go on holiday but need to find a good travel insurance company. 

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is an informative and supportive place to be.

    It sounds like you're a very determined person who has come through a lot in the last 18 months or so. 

    I'm not sure from your post whether you have both primary breast cancer and primary bone cancer or whether the bone cancer is a secondary to your breast cancer. If it's the latter you might like to join the secondary breast cancer group as you'll then connect with others who have a similar diagnosis.

    I hope you are able to achieve your next goal of having a holiday but you are right that you need to find a travel insurance company that will cover your pre-existing medical conditions.

    Unfortunately it can be more difficult to find travel insurance when you have a cancer diagnosis so can I recommend that you join us over in the travel insurance group where you'll find recommendations from others who have been successful. Once you've joined look for the thread called 'recommended travel insurance' as this is where the majority of recommendations are.

    It has been recommended in the past to phone the insurance companies rather than try and do online quotes as often at the end of the online quote it will tell you to phone the company and you'll then have to go through all the information again. Also sometimes the broker can refer to the underwriters to see if they would provide cover when an online quote might just give you a straight refusal. 

    Make sure that you have all the information to hand about your diagnosis and treatment before contacting the insurers. This is a list of things an insurance provider might want to know when you're applying for insurance. Some providers might ask for a letter from your husband's doctor saying that he is well enough to travel. This could come from his cancer team or GP.

    To join these groups I've suggested just click on the links I've created which will take you straight there. You can then join and post in the same way as you did here.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your diagnosis and treatment so far into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

    If you have any difficulty navigating the community just drop me a reply and I'll be pleased to help

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