blossom

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Well hubby has finally had his heart surgery and is now slowly recovering. Counting the day,s now to when he will be fit enough to travel which hopefully should be about September time and all being well, will be on a one way ticket;) which brings me to a couple of questions which I am hoping our Friends in Turkey can answer:
Firstly apart from having a triple heart bypass, hubby also had to have a new heart valve fitted which is a mechanical one which means he will have to be on Warfarin Medication for the rest of his life, can someone tell me the Turkish name for Warfarin[?] Also if he was to have a medic alert necklace with health details on it would that be recognised in an emergency[?] We know he will also have to have regular blood checks at an anti-coagulant clinic or similiar, but hoping that the State Hospital near to where we are can provide that service. Will also get a full report of his medical info. before we come over and obviously will get that translated as soon as poss. Any other help or advice would be appreciated:)
 

Gail

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Blossom I don't have any advice I'm sorry but you both must be so relieved it's all over. I hope he makes a speedy recovery for your one way flight;):)

Gail :)
 

blossom

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Thanks Gail, yes definitly relieved the Op is now over with and we can look forward to getting our life back on track again, it has certainly not been an easy time these last few months, but onward and upward now eh!
 

Gail

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Absolutely :) My boss had it done and although his recovery was a long time he now says it's the best thing that has happened to him, so each day will only get better for you both:)

Gail :)
 

merlin

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Have just telephoned our local chemist (the one we use for my son), he assures me warfarin is available in Turkey.

Merv!
 

tricia

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Hi Blossom,

I made enquiries for a friend of mine who needs regular tests for Warfarin. Dr Bulent in Altinkum has the facility in his new surgery to do all that is necessary. He also has very good English, so you shouldn't have a translation problem. Enjoy your stay here.
 

blossom

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That is exactly what we are hoping for Gail:)
Thanks Merv one problem less to worry about knowing we can get Warfarin o.k is it known by that name in Turkey though[?]

Hi Tricia thank,s for the info but unfortuantly we are quite a long way from Altinkum, but will remember that should we be in that area at any time and have a problem.
 

steve

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hi pat ... yes you can buy them over the counter - i got some in may when i went over ..... steve
 

kev

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most drugs are widely avaible in turkey over the counter.
not like the uk.
obviously he stronger ones need a perscription.
if you are insured you can easily obtain a prescription from a doctor.
have a great time in turkey...
 

tricia

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Blossom,

Warfarin is the chemical name and not a brand name, so it should be known as that here also. If you're going to an area that is fairly well populated, then I would imagine there would be similar Doctors Surgeries there also. Good luck
 

blossom

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Thanks Tricia, It would seem that we should have not have to many problems hopefully in obtaining hubby,s warfarin, but will make sure he has a few months supply when we come over, then just need to find a Dr/Hospital/Clinic to do his blood tests:)
 

Lynda

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Just a wword of caution about over the counter antibiotics. These can be bought but unlike pharmacists in Uk they will not check what other medication you are on or if there is any problems you might have that may be exacerbated by by the tabs you purchase. Be very careful most are wide based antibiotics but a number of people are say allergic to penicillin - they do not ask here! Read the box carefully. I rescused a woman a couple of years ago who was saying she was allergic to penicillin - pharmacist thout at frist she wanted anti histamine tabs ( for allergys) then gave her antibiotic which contained penicillin...
 

blossom

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Hi Gail our little des. res is in the small Turkish Village of Koycegiz, an all year round Village which has the 3rd largest lake in Turkey, and it is a massive lake, part of it is used as a beach and swimming area ( not tried it yet) It is a lovely Village totally unspoilt as yet by commercialism, though it is still very much of interest to Tourists as it is famous for the Amber trees which makes for it to be in a conservation area, so not much in the way of building can happen;) All in all a great place:)
 

Gail

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Wow it sounds wonderful, I am off to find it with google;)

Found it:)
The small town of Köycegiz is a quiet refuge set on a broad, placid lake. The ambience here is unlike that of any other Turkish Mediterranean tourist town.
Perhaps it's so placid because it's nowhere near a Mediterranean beach. The lake is the source of the Dalyan Çayi (Dalyan Creek) which runs through nearby Dalyan to the south, past the ruins of ancient Caunos, through the fishing weirs, and into the Mediterranean (map).
There's not much to do in Köycegiz except stroll along the lakeshore, have tea in a cafe, browse the market (which is what the occasional bus- or boatload of tourists does) and perhaps enjoy a bit of music in one of the few small bars at night.
The big thrill--such as it is--is having a mudbath at the Sultaniye Kaplicalari (hot springs), 30 km (19 miles) by road to the southwest, or a short boatride across the lake. Boats will also take you south to Dalyan and Caunos, should you want to use quiet Köycegiz as your base.
Buses run frequently between Köycegiz and Marmaris and Fethiye, and minibus dolmuses run frequently to Marmaris, Ortaca (change to a Dalyan minibus), Dalaman (with its airport) and Mugla.
Distances & Travel Times
Bodrum: 173 km (108 miles) W, 3.5 hours
Dalaman: 34 km (21 miles) NW, 45 minutes
Dalyan: 24 km (15 miles) NE, 35 minutes
Fethiye: 95 km (59 miles) SE, 1.75 hours
Kas: 205 km (127 miles) SE, 3.75 hours
Marmaris: 75 km (47 miles) SW, 1.25 hours
Mugla: 65 km (40 miles) NW, 1.5 hours
 

merlin

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quote:Originally posted by Lynda

Just a wword of caution about over the counter antibiotics. These can be bought but unlike pharmacists in Uk they will not check what other medication you are on or if there is any problems you might have that may be exacerbated by by the tabs you purchase. Be very careful most are wide based antibiotics but a number of people are say allergic to penicillin - they do not ask here! Read the box carefully. I rescused a woman a couple of years ago who was saying she was allergic to penicillin - pharmacist thout at frist she wanted anti histamine tabs ( for allergys) then gave her antibiotic which contained penicillin...



Lynda that is SO MUCH solid advice. Been there myself and seen the consequences. Theres no recourse against chemists either.

Merv!
 

blossom

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That about sum,s it up Gail;)the ideal place to retire to, plus if you still want some life then your not to far away from other Resorts to visit or stay over for a few day.s:)

Once we do get there again visitors are always welcome:D
 

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