I broke my leg in Japan!

Posted on : 30 noviembre, -0001
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So… I broke my leg in Tokyo. I wish I could tell you this amazingly heroic story of how I broke my leg trying to save a schoolbus full of children, but the thruth is that I just fell down some stairs in the station. Not so heroic and not so glamourous. I wasn’t paying attention to where I was putting my feet, I slipped and severely twisted my ankle. Since the pain was located in my I assumed it was only a sprained, so I thought it would pass. It wasn’t that painful all in all, so when I went to the hospital the following day, I was surprised that the X-rays showed a fracture in my fibula. The hospital I went to is one located closely to my home. It’s a smaller one and no one speaks English. So far I can manage in Japanese, but some medical terms are a struggle. The staff are very friendly and do take their time to explain to me in simple terminologie so I understand what the next step is. The hospital here really followed up well on my recovery and took x-rays of my fibula almost every week to make sure the bone hadn’t moved and that it was healing well. However, my real struggle is with daily life. I don’t have lift in my apartment building so I need to jump up and down 2 flights of stairs everytime I leave the house. My closest train station is about 1km away so it takes me about 20 mins of hopping there on my crutches. I could take a taxi, but my employer doesn’t cover the taxi fares in case of bipedalism impairment, so my options are getting broke or really sweaty. The only positive outcome of this whole debacle is that my arms are getting well toned. This prompted me to talk a bit more about the health insurance system in Japan as well. There are 2 major types of insurance programmes in Japan: The National Health Insurance or 国民健康保険 Kokumin-Kenkō-Hoken The Employees’ Health Insurance or 健康保険 Kenkō-Hoken The NHI is for people who are not elibible for the employees’ Health Insurance. Since I am working here in a permanent position, I am covered by my employer under the employment based insurance. In Japan everyone has to be insured under either NHI or EHI or else through private insurance. Japan has a mandatory health insurance system for Japanese residents and for non-Japanese who reside in Japan longer than 3 months. This video was long overdue. The accident happened in November and I got my cast off in January. camera: Samsung Galaxy 8 phone Casio HS EX ZR 4000 Made with iMovie For more info visit www.mysusume.com Instagram ‘mysusume’ https://www.instagram.com/mysusume/ twitter ‘@MySusume’ https://twitter.com/MySusume Facebook mysusume broken arm physical therapy, broken leg, broken arm, surgery knee replacement, orthopedic surgery, broken arm doctor near me, surgery for broken leg, broken arm symptoms, surgery, fiberglass, leg cast pants, broken ankle vs sprain, broken arm sling, plaster, leg cast, leg cast walker, broken leg scooter, cast for broken arm, plaster paris, leg cast cover, casting a broken leg, broken leg cast, leg cast protector, leg cast covers for showering, cover for leg cast, fiberglass cast

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