ilivebyfaith wrote:Hi JDinNC,
Thank you for your thoughtfulness
Will research more on this. I'm trying to find blogs or personal feedback about it
Your kind gesture placed a genuine smile on my face, which I found myself rarely do nowadays given my dh's situation. My smile nowadays are mostly 2 kinds, one kind is the one I flash to my kids and loved ones to reassure them that I am okay and that "the" situation is being handled, and my other smile, which I show my husband to hide my own tears and fears, as I have to be well-composed and courageous for the both of us.
again to my responders here, Mark, Sophy, Cb and Jd, thank you for your kindness.
Sophy wrote:There are a few hospitals in Germany which do this procedure. I was operated on in the one in Coswig by Professor Rolle. If you do a google search you will find their current phone number etc.
i had my surgery January 2014 and they said cost would be about 25,000 Euros (I think) which was payable in advance with excess refunded or additional payment at end of stay, it was 26 Euros less.
First thing to do is phone them now. They told me that Prof Rolle needed to see my CT scan images to decide if he could operate on me which I couriered to him and he emailed me back within a week.
There is also the option of having surgery in London using the same laser technique carried out by George Ladas at the Royal Brompton hospital. It costs over twice as much as Germany but in my experience he was more thorough and more willing to take out difficult mets and re-operated on my left lung for a met Rolle had missed.
Another consideration is that there are very few English speaking staff at Coswig except Rolle and his secretary. I was lucky I speak schoolgirl German but it would have been difficult if I didn't.
There are many posts of other people's experiences with this surgery. If you search the forum for lung laser surgery or similar you will be able to read their stories and gather a lot of the information you are wanting.
Hope this helps you to make your decision
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