RE: Cruise Ship Medical Care!
Ugh! I have several chronic illnesses that require self injections of medication. Not only was I not provided a sharps container upon repeated requests, (no biggie I walked my used needles to the infirmary for disposal)...
I swelled up beyond recognition. As a nurse I know the causes of this- and what can be done. I thought I would just ask someone in the infirmary if they could prescribe a mild diruetic. They treated me as if I was a)stupid b)ignorant c) at fault. I couldn't believe it! I laughed it off actually thinking - "Do not get seriously ill on board, you may end up in worse shape!"
Please go prepared with prescriptions from your own doctor for things that may crop up. I now have a longer list of meds I will travel with. I went with a virtual pharmacy as it was-
If anyone would like to know what I would take with me as precautionary -avoid the infirmary- supplies- just ask