Not the most exciting part…
I visited the CDC to determine which immunizations I will need to travel abroad {insert sad face and sore arms}.  Surprisingly, it’s not as many as I thought but I have to make sure I schedule them close enough to the time that I leave because some have to be taken within 30 or 60 days of visiting.  There’s also one that requires that I take a pill before, during, and after the visit.  I’m going to put them in my first aid kit and safely monitor them.  I’m not trying to get anything I can’t give back.

As an independent contractor I don’t have health benefits.  I have always paid out of pocket for my check ups and calculated that it was less expensive this way; of course, that doesn’t account for if I came down with an major illness or disease.  In that case, I would SOL.  I am going to purchase international traveler’s health insurance but I don’t know if this is something that has to be added on to an existing health care plan…just more information to research.  I am also going to (finally)  purchase life insurance but that’s just the ‘you’re a grown up with a child if something happens to you, you don’t want to be a gofund me page or have your family selling fish plates to bury you’ precaution that I should have had a long time ago.
Our appointment is April 28th
Needed Immunizations:
Hepatitis A and B (Jayla’s good, mine expired this year)
Yellow Fever (several of the countries will require that I have a certificate of proof upon entry)
Meningitis (maybe)
Rabies – I don’t play with animals in the US but just in case one tries to run up….)