A Partners Life client shares his first hand experience on how income protection eased the stress and financial burden over a difficult period of illness.
One Friday night in May I was admitted to the emergency department of North Shore Hospital with severe stomach cramps, nausea and a fever. At the time I thought this was a bad stomach flu, at worst maybe appendicitis. After a weekend of multiple tests and significant pain, the results showed that I had both Polycythemia Vera and Essential Thrombocytosis. The Essential Thrombocytosis was causing my body to produce too many platelet cells which was causing my blood to clot which in turn had caused my hyper portal vein to clot and thus my digestive system had shutdown. I was in a for a long hospital stay.
Read full article: Partners Papers Income protection issue 6
Original Source: Partners Life Partners Papers Issue 6, December 2014