Planning for medical trips abroad is really exhausting and has a lot of intricate work involved. Figuring out finances, timings to see all the specialists, lists of medications to take with and to get more of, flights, car rentals, someone to pick us up/ drop us off etc etc!
Unfortunately my monthly disability social security which usually finances all this has been put on hold for some reason (February will be the 3rd month) meaning we’re having to use our wedding savings to finance this trip, and pay it back slowly when we get back.
Of course we’d be £1000 better off to begin with, if my nothing-in-law hadn’t pretended and begged and said she needed £1000 from us as she didn’t have any money and was in desperate need. Yet it turned out she just wanted to put it into savings and then had the nerve to tell her “fella” that if he ever wanted it for a course he could have it. As if he’d ever ask her for money again, so she could try to control him, pulling his strings whenever she doesn’t get her way.
I hate touching our wedding savings, but to set him free from her I’d give up anything for him; even the wedding of my dreams. As long as he’s there I don’t care what the day is like.
Since that happened we’re also using the savings for our marriage/ future as it’s customary in both my cultures to get certain tests; bloodwork, genetics etc done before marrying so that you’re aware of everything before you have a baby. It helps protect against things like rhesus disease.
In fact in Greece you can’t actually marry without producing your results to the Church. We’re just doing it to be safe, and since I have so many illnesses I do want to know if any are inheritable, and I would want to be prepared if jake and I are rhesus opposites. So that when we conceive in the future we can tell our doctors who can administer the appropriate injection. ☺️ Back to figuring out flights, cars and how to fit a wheelchair and 6 suitcases in a Nissan Notte!