Now it happened that I became acutely ill with severe abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea. Not fun, and I´m overseas! Damn!
Called my insurance company Gouda, and informed them that I was going to go to the hospital because I was not feeling well. I explained my symptoms and I got the go-ahead that they would pay the hospital.
Phone call number two went to my pet sitter, if I had to be admitted, then someone has to take care of my seven dogs and five Wildcats. She immediately offered to drive me to the hospital.
She came and I wanted her to drive me to Lefkosa university. It is about 30 km. Thankfully, it was late afternoon and almost no traffic. We arrived at the main entrance and I went very slowly, for my stomach pain made it impossible to walk any faster. That I had a fever made things no better.
Just inside the door on the right side, there were five guys, each with a wheelchair and just waiting for someone sick to fall into to it, so they get to work (like waiting for a cab firm with wheelchairs).
When I came in folded, a guy with a wheelchair ran up to me and helped me. He drove carefully to the emergency room where he promptly put me on a bed. The doctor also came at once and asked what happened. I explained my symptoms, and a guy came and took my blood pressure.
The wheelchair guy was standing outside the door, waiting to drive me to the toilet where I would leave certain samples, then he drove me back to bed and drip was inserted.
The doctor said that my tests would take an hour, so I had to wait in bed in the meantime. Phew, I was in pain and my pet sitter sat nicely next to me, and we talked about how well you are received here. No one is questioning whether I really am sick, and I do not need to sit 7-10 hours in the emergency room before anyone even looks at me.
Here you are allowed to be sick. If you go to the hospital you are sick, period …
An hour passed, the doctor came to talk about the test results (I even got four pages of results with me ). I had a gastric infection and the doctor wrote out pennicillin and other tablets. I waited to get my passport back (which they took to register me). The insurance company announced that after a while they would fax over the approval and the hospital gave me my passport and I could go home.
The Total time it took me from my dog sitter picked me up at home until I was done at the hospital, was about 3 ½ hours. Guess if it feels good and reliable to become ill in North Cyprus? I was well looked after, with professional reception of the doctor and her team.
The bottom line: take a seat to North Cyprus If you feel BAD IN SWEDEN, this may help you (but check that your insurance is valid , otherwise it is cash that apply).