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Carl101
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Picc line and traveling

Postby Carl101 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:48 am

Hello

Am I able to travel abroad with a picc line?

Thank you

Carl

Cathy
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Re: Pic line and traveling

Postby Cathy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:11 pm

Hi Carl

Yes. We went to Corfu earlier this year with a picc line. Absolutely no probs at all. We took the flush stuff with us. I posted details on this forum about a picc line protector we bought so that Jonathan could swim - a company called Dry Pro. A US company but distributes from Ireland.

Cathy xx

Carl101
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Re: Pic line and traveling

Postby Carl101 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:55 pm

Thanks Cathy x

Janeystu14
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Re: Picc line and traveling

Postby Janeystu14 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:21 am

Hi Cathy,
I to have a picc line and was wondering about travelling also wondered if you could tell me how you got on with regards to insurance it seems to be really expensive to get any cover. What did you do?
Regards
Jane

J_T
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Re: Picc line and traveling

Postby J_T » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:53 pm

Hi Jane, never had to use it but I remembered there was a thread on insurance, here is the link

http://forum.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/vi ... nce#p11585

Janeystu14
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Re: Picc line and traveling

Postby Janeystu14 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:18 pm

Thanks Kathryn much appreciated.
Jane

Bee
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Re: Picc line and traveling

Postby Bee » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:31 pm

Hi everyone,

Just re travel insurance. I travelled abroad with my husband last august to Italy and had the joys of finding insurance. I shopped around and the average quite was about £800 for two weeks. However I found cover from a company called 'insurance with',brilliant service, all documents emailed and I sorted cover a couple of days before went. Instead of £800 we paid £47.80! The policy had a high excess, I think about £600, we opted to pay that if we had to rather than pay £800 just in case.
Thankfully we didn't need to use the policy and had a good holiday.

One other thing re travelling. You will need to get a letter from a gp if you are carrying medication, and also liquids over 100ml. Our gp did a letter for £10.

Hope that helps

Bee x

Cathy
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Re: Picc line and traveling

Postby Cathy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:31 pm

Hi

We used the company that Bee did. Cost £87 for 1 week in Crete for 2 people.

We also got a letter from the GP. If you need to carry syringes in hand luggage you should have one, also a number of countries regard certain meds as being illegal (codeine in Greece for example) so a letter is needed for those as well. Best just to list everything.

Cathy xx

RLF
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Re: Picc line and traveling

Postby RLF » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:07 pm

Carl got a full years insurance for a pretty good price, but the way he did that was to be covered for everything other than anything relating to cancer. This is definately not the right option for everyone, but as he was very well at the time, had no symptoms at all and we just did a weekend away saying within Europe we felt it would be an acceptable risk to take. Thankfully it worked out fine for us but if we were going further afield I would definitely be looking at that company Bee and Cathy have used.