Carolyn Rodgers

Fetiyhe, Turkey to Duncan, OK

“It was time to get home.”

On the first day of our family cruise to Turkey, we landed in the quaint port town of Dalyan for a lazy afternoon of shopping and eating. I took a walk around the docks appreciating the bobbing masts and cool breeze. As I looked back to find the group, my foot caught the crack between the pier and the dock and I lost my balance. My elbow hit the ground first, followed by my hip, as I crashed to my side.

I was taken to a small hospital outside of the main town. The attending physician, who spoke very little English, determined I needed stitches for my elbow and that nothing was wrong with my hip, despite the immense pain I felt. I managed to limp around the boat for three days before I hobbled up the steps to our room and felt a pop in my hip. I was re-admitted to a hospital in Fetiyhe. This time the doctor spoke a bit more English and quickly determined my hip was broken and needed surgery quickly. My husband and I knowingly glanced at each other as Rick pulled his month-old MedjetAssist card from his wallet — it was time to get home. 

One in every 30 international trips is cut short by a medical emergency. Thanks to Medjet I had arrangements to fly home for treatment where I recovered in a room full of flowers and family and friends. I cannot imagine traveling without my Medjet card. It’s the only thing I ever worry about packing.

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