Medical Emergency While Living in The Netherlands...How Bad Was It??

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Soul to Soul Travels

Soul to Soul Travels

2 ай бұрын

This was our first major medical emergency (other than Tammy falling off her bike) since we left the US and moved to the Netherlands. This was something we didn't see coming and if someone asks how important health insurance is when moving abroad...MAKE IT A PRIORITY!!! Yes when living in the Netherlands you do have to advocate for yourself when it comes to medical issues but I can honestly say the paramedics, the doctors and the hospitals were top notch! Buying medication in the Netherlands is a lot less expensive than in the states and much easier to deal with the pharmacy. As an expat living in Europe I can tell you that health insurance is a must!

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gerard baart
gerard baart 2 ай бұрын
As an ER- and ambulance nurse, I was immediately triggered, when I saw the title of this video. "Bad???" But i have to thank you for your kind words, we truly have a good (emergency) health system, Great to see you are OK now.
Soul to Soul Travels
Soul to Soul Travels 2 ай бұрын
Thank you so much for the amazing care that you give, Gerard!! You and your colleagues are true heroes ❤❤❤
Henk-Jan Bakker
Henk-Jan Bakker 2 ай бұрын
It's a language thing. How bad was the emergency. Not how bad was the care. But you obviously got that.
Skan Seth Terloch
Skan Seth Terloch 2 ай бұрын
Hahaha as your colleague, I understand why you jumped there. (Im a nurse soon starting ER specialisation)
remco asselbergs
remco asselbergs 2 ай бұрын
I know how good you guys are ❤
Monica Carolina
Monica Carolina 2 ай бұрын
Hi guys, I am so happy Eric you are okay. I am a nurce on the Cardiac Care Unit and ICU and yes it's an oiled machine, the way how people are being brought to us and how fast they get treatment. Every second counts. I was shocked when I watched EMT video's in the USA, how much time it took for the medics to reach a patient. Scary! Here ambulance basisses are everywhere and it takes just minutes when they are inside your home. That already saved your life. The specialized Emergency nurse in the ambulance gives all details and heartstrips threw to hospitals close by and the hospital that can treat you right away will be your hospital. What they did, they made a small incission, psuhed a very small wire threw to your heart at the place where it was collapsed (or clotted) and in the tip there is the stent that's folded. They unfold the stent in he exact right spot and makes the blood flow again. Since you had a heartattack, there is some heartmuscle loss. How much they can see with the same procedure or an ultra sound. Most of the people around you in the hospital are specialized well schooled nurses. Yes, everybody living in the Netherlands needs to have an insureance, to prevent situations like in the US. It's around 130 euro's a month for an adult, children till 18 are free. So a family with 3 kid, would pay 260 euro a month and EVERYTHING is covered. Prevention, diagnostic, treatment, after care and medicine for how long you need them. This is a HUGE diffence with the States. Your words: "If this would have happened in the states, I would not be sitting here" are actually sad. But I am very happy you WERE in the Netherlands with a very good healthcare system. Don't feel ashamed for emotions, that's very normal after heartattacks or heartsurgery. You suddenly understand how fragile life can be and how we depend on our heart to work(and all other organs) Psychology wise it's very normal you are more emotional. Much love!
Iris Collins
Iris Collins Ай бұрын
I had a heart attack about 11 years ago in England, where I live in my own. About 11 o clock one night I was getting ready to go to bed, and my legs just collapsed, no pain. My mobile phone as at my side, I telephoned my nearest relative, a niece, who had a key to my door, ten minutes later, she had been in bed at the time, immediately followed by the paramedics, who had been parked nearby, apparently this is standard practice, they ran upstairs, I live in an upstairs flat ( apartment). Asked me where the pain was, I explained that I had no pain, my legs just collapsed. They immediately started putting sticky pads all over me attached to this machine. Then told me that I had had a heart attack, I told them I cant be, they showed me the print out to convince me. Within half an hour I was in hospital having two stets inserted into my heart. Five days in hospital. Physical Therapy. Paid Zero. No,thing since, regular check ups of course, Medication delivered to my? home.As an old age Pensioner. Again nothing to pay. Paid Tax and National Insurance from the age of 15 to 58, took early retirement to nurse my husband. Who worked from the age of 14 to 60. Paying the same. of course different treatments for any illness or medical procedure needed.
Edwin Biere
Edwin Biere 2 ай бұрын
Eric, glad you are still here, what a shock this must have been for you both. Also thumbs up for you both for sharing this so openly with us all.
kloemelke 2 ай бұрын
Stories like this make us realise how good our healthcare system actually is! Good to hear you're okay Eric👍🏻
Didier Wierdsma
Didier Wierdsma 2 ай бұрын
Be thankfull that you still live here in the Netherlands/Europe i assume that you are Dutch? America is not the greatest country in the world and it's definitely not the land of the free far from it. Europe is not perfect but it's still so much better than the so called land of the free it's not.
J S B 2 ай бұрын
​​@Didier Wierdsma U.S. is a fantastic country which fundaments are still of great importance for the West as a whole. Do nor immitate the narratives media and anti-americans tell you. .it is very biased and doesn't make you an independent thinker.. Love🌹
CaptainDuckman 2 ай бұрын
they got lucky. My family has had quite different experiences with our Dutch healthcare system.
Lala Emm
Lala Emm 2 ай бұрын
@CaptainDuckman Its a bit hit or miss, but atleast we wont get charged 10.000 euro for a bad experience
Didier Wierdsma
Didier Wierdsma 2 ай бұрын
@Lala Emm Well said👍
Michel Baek
Michel Baek 2 ай бұрын
So happy you are still with us. Be careful Eric. We want to see you enjoy retirement, having fun and making jokes. Much respect for the medics for saving you and Travis, Tracey and Dianne for emotional support. Healthcare in the Netherlands + support from your friends = Happy Eric and Tammy. ❤❤❤
ingeborg 2 ай бұрын
Omg, glad tammy called 112. Never hesitate to call for help it could save your life. The paramedics are well educated and we should be so fortunated that we have such teams in the Netherlands. Glad you are still with us! Have a speedy recovery! Hugs for both of you❤
Monica Carolina
Monica Carolina 2 ай бұрын
We in Holland always say: better 3 times for nothing than 1 time too late. Also we, medical staff says that to patients. You did great Tammy!!
Maya S.
Maya S. 2 ай бұрын
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻to all our dokters,nurses and ambulance workers! They really deserve all the respect. And yes, people pay attention when you’re on the road and make way.
TheEvertw 2 ай бұрын
Absolutely! Though at one time about 15 years ago, an ambulance snuck up on me on the highway, so close that I could only see the grill in my rearview mirror. He had his blue lights on but not the siren, but I only saw that after I had finished overtaking the trucks I was passing. I couldn't see the lights when he was so close behind me, and as it was dark I couldn't see the other markings. I thought he was just an asshole. Which he was. They need to keep proper distance, so people can actually see their emergency lights. Getting to within a meter of a car driving 120 km/u is NOT professional.
Lohi Karhu
Lohi Karhu Ай бұрын
@TheEvertw ...welllll.... most of them have grill lights, now, and I guess that he expected that you, as a careful driver, might look in your mirror, occasionally !
TheEvertw Ай бұрын
​@Lohi Karhu My teacher told me that the danger is in front, not the behind -- unless changing lanes. I have grown accustomed to assholes trying to push you faster than is legal just because the think they own the road, and I ignore them. And no, this vehicle did not have grill lights. If I had seen it was an ambulance I _might_ have accelerated a bit, but there was no way to change lanes as I was overtaking a line of trucks driving very closely together, so he was stuck behind me anyway. Having an ambulance behind you is no excuse for breaking the limit nor for endangering yourself by trying to squeeze in between two 50-ton vehicles that drive 10 meters (30 feet) apart. To do that, I would have needed to break from 120km/h to 90km/h, which would not have been safe with him so close behind me. Another reason why the creep should have known better than to do that. So please, do all the wise-cracking you like, it only exposes your ignorance.
Lohi Karhu
Lohi Karhu Ай бұрын
@TheEvertw I just kind of though that you should have seen the lights earlier, in side or rear view mirror...but...
Lohi Karhu
Lohi Karhu Ай бұрын
@TheEvertw BTW 🇨🇦 in 🇩🇪 after living in 🇫🇮
Heleen Groen
Heleen Groen 2 ай бұрын
Dear Eric & Tammy, this must have been such a scary episode for you both. Eric, I'm so happy that you are ok now. A big thank you to Dianne, Travor & Tracy for being there when needed most, that's what we call a loving support system. Take it easy for now, regain your strength, and before you know it you're on top of the world again! Much love, Heleen.
Simone 2 ай бұрын
Well said ❤️
Jacqueline Jansen
Jacqueline Jansen 2 ай бұрын
And thanks to our medicalcare system. Take care.
Dick Wools
Dick Wools 2 ай бұрын
I'm glad you survived.. I had exactly the same in 2012 on vacation in France.. the same treatment and the same costs as in The Netherlands ;-) I later discovered the French cardiologist and my Dutch cardiologist knew each other and worked together during study. Keep exercising and when you feel a feeling you don't like, don't hesitate and make an appointment for a check. A friend of mine ignored this advice and the little pains died 2 weeks after feeling the pains. By the way I'm a retired Dutch police officer and did 100+ CPR's during my work. Dutch police officers are CPR experts too. I love and value the Dutch paramedics too very much. Good health and a long life.
Jennifer-Ashley Kuiper
Jennifer-Ashley Kuiper 2 ай бұрын
Oh my word, Eric, I am glad that you turned out OK. Funny to see that at first you were a bit casual about the whole experience, but then it got to you after all. Please stay safe, and thank you guys for all the tremendous video's that we are presented with.
Yvonne Birch
Yvonne Birch 2 ай бұрын
Wow what a shock ! So glad you are still here Eric ! Congratulations on surviving that crisis. Good for you both to call for help straight away. Thumbs up for the medical team !
SwirlingSoul 2 ай бұрын
I am SO glad your soul didn't go travelling just yet! ;-) Glad to still have you around! Tammy, that scare must have been humongous for you too. Big hug for you both!
Spinoza the Obvious
Spinoza the Obvious Ай бұрын
I'm tearing up watching this, the love you have for each other shines through this so much. And yes, you're right that ambulance staff is underappreciated. Glad to hear that you're doing okay!
Nimwey 🇳🇱
Nimwey 🇳🇱 2 ай бұрын
Wow what a scare that must have been, and i am so glad you are doing ok Eric. And yes one thing you can be sure about here is that you are well taken care off by doctors and nurses and everyone else here. And so nice you both had Diana and Tracy and Travis to fall back on. Take care and don't give us a scare like that anymore anytime soon
Marja keizer
Marja keizer 2 ай бұрын
I love it how Tammy could't come up with the name for 'huisarts' in English. That's an indication that your Dutch is improving at high speed. Mind my words; one of these days you will be dreaming in Dutch. 😊
Willem 2 ай бұрын
This brought tears to my eyes, didn't realize how much I care for you both. So happy to see you pulled trough Eric, and to see you both smiling again.
dishy1939 2 ай бұрын
Glad you're ok now. Well done to the medical team.❤
darkjannn 2 ай бұрын
Great to hear you're doing all right now. Good luck with your further recovery, Eric. Also, I don't think we Dutch really appreciate our care system. We just seem to take it all for granted. It's nice to see some geniune appreciation for the 'verzorgingsstaat' our parents have built.
J.L. Boekestein
J.L. Boekestein 2 ай бұрын
I'm very glad you are okay! If you call 112, they ask if you need the fire department, if it's medical or you need the police. Take care!
Hugo Meeuwes
Hugo Meeuwes 2 ай бұрын
@Graham Smith In the NL you can call 112 for the coastguard/knrm as well, but it is not given as an option. You just have to mention you are on the water.
Bret B
Bret B 2 ай бұрын
On a recent visit to Amsterdam, I had an emergency and needed ambulance and ER. The experience was so much better than I expected. The team was kind, professional, and efficient. a stark contrast to my US. Experience
Vatican Cameos
Vatican Cameos Ай бұрын
I'm now curious as to what you _had_ expected by way of comparison with the United States?
BommeltjeNL 2 ай бұрын
I've been rushed to the hospital myself 3 weeks ago and it was a close call. But after 2 days I was alright again and out of there. These people from the ambulance, the ER, the doctors and the nurses, they are all living angels on Earth. Glad to hear you're alright too 👍
Marja keizer
Marja keizer 2 ай бұрын
i can relate to the emotion you got when you recalled how nice the staff were coz each time I speak about my similar experiences at that field, tears pop up in eyes too. I am ever so happy that you are alright now. Take good care of yourself and be grateful for every next day of your life. God bless you both. Lots of love.
tamara kinders
tamara kinders 2 ай бұрын
first and foremost, i'm so sorry you went through this. Secondly i'm so glad youre still here. And i am so grateful that you not only receive amazing healthcare, but that Tammy had the most amazing support system during these tough times. It must have been so scary to be in a foreign country, that you do call home, while going through this. I wish you all the best.
Marc Colen
Marc Colen 2 ай бұрын
Glad to have you with us still. It is so good to realise how blessed we are with our medical coverage here in the Netherlands. Also when you talked about not being covered by your health insurance in the US, consider getting travel insurance with extra medical coverage next time you go over. Rates are reasonable and it covers a lot of extra costs should you fall ill when visiting over there.
Neo Onyx
Neo Onyx 2 ай бұрын
Eric, good to see you came out of it all alright, albeit with a few extra pills. Yes, paramedics are real heroes, saving lives on a daily basis. Fyi, paracetamol isn’t a blood thinner, aspirine is (in small doses). Looking forward to the next video, guys. Hugs for you both 🤗
Marja keizer
Marja keizer 2 ай бұрын
It must have been so comforting for Tammy that Trevor and Tracy came along. No matter how much you life in The Netherlands, it must feel wonderful to have countrymen by your side in such a stressful time.
Vincenzo di Grande
Vincenzo di Grande 2 ай бұрын
Wow, brings back memories about a 112 call I had to make for a dear friend of mine a couple months back. That was in Hilversum. They were so professional, this friend is from the UK, and also speaks mostly English. As soon as I hung up the phone I could already hear the faint sirens from afar and it took only a few minutes for them to arrive. He had four stands brought in right after and one some weeks later. He had a long period of episodes stretching through a good few years and his whole health had gone down for long. Now after his hospital treatment you should see him! He's got colour back on his face, makes jokes again, runs around from place to place on his own. It really brought him a new youth! Glad you're still here Eric, would definitely miss following your journey!
John Dutchie
John Dutchie 2 ай бұрын
You don’t have to do everything for content :) Glad to see you’re doing ok again! Do yourself a favor and go to the “ hartrevalidatie”. You go to a gym in the hospital where you’re monitored while exercising and so you can see what you can or can’t do now. It’s covered by your insurance. It helped me and others a lot. Take care!
Jan Wensveen
Jan Wensveen 2 ай бұрын
Yes, do the hart revalidation. If it goes well, they can also remove some of the medication if no longer needed.
Mya Felicia
Mya Felicia 2 ай бұрын
I'm so glad that you guys are okay again!! I had a heartattack in 2009 at the age of 40, and to this day I am amazed how FAST and WELL- OILED all the teams worked to save me, from the ambulance to the cardio-surgeon in the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam - the heart recovery centre afterwards to help us patients getting stronger again. It is now 2023, and I went from 6 meds to only 2 medicines now, so Eric my dear, keep working on your condition and diet (and the emotional side of it all is the most important thing). Tammy, you are amazing, sweetheart. Thank you for saving your love and being by his side. And thank your support team and everyone around you guarding you both like a circle of Love. This was a life-changing experience for all involved, so please don't be alarmed when feeling suddenly emotional. If needed, you can talk to a therapist about your experience. With all that said, your video will help bringing awareness to other viewers as well, so thank you for that as well. MUCH LOVE, my dears ❤❤❤
Soul to Soul Travels
Soul to Soul Travels 2 ай бұрын
Thank you, Mya Felicia❤
Linda Casey
Linda Casey 2 ай бұрын
I was a Paramedic/Emergency Room Assistant for 10 years in The States as well as an EHBO verpleegkundige/Ecg analyst here in The Netherlands for another 20. The care in both countries is excellent, however you're correct about the shameful cost of medical expenses in America. The Dutch insurance system is far better in my view! I'm so glad you are better. 🙏🕊
waterkoud1 Ай бұрын
The Dutch insurance system is starting to look just like the American system. We had a great system and politicians and managers have demolished it.
littlebighumancom Ай бұрын
@waterkoud1 it is not even close. It doesn’t mean it is getting worse and you shouldn’t be allowed to criticize, but it is no way near as bad as the US.
-- Ай бұрын
​@waterkoud1 it's getting worse.. but it's not even close
teun spaans
teun spaans 2 ай бұрын
Eric, i feel glad and grateful you are both still here. Thank you for sharing this with us. And yes, the ambulance guys are fantastic, even though they operate under a lot of regulations
Nynke Stellema
Nynke Stellema 2 ай бұрын
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, Eric. That must have been so scary.
TheHelenoire 2 ай бұрын
Glad to hear you are okay Eric! Lots of well wishes and "beterschap" to you. I usually never comment, but I just want to let you know you guys are my favorite people on KZbin, hope you'll be enjoying the Netherlands for many many years to come ❤
Micha Doove
Micha Doove 2 ай бұрын
Hey Eric and Tammy, That must have been a terrifying experience, very brave to talk about it so soon after it happened . I am happy to see you came out of it relatively unscathed Eric. It must be a emotional roller-coaster having had that experience in a different country than your own. I watch a lot of your video's, and really enjoy them. You both should take the time, to get to terms with what has happened, those events are traumatic experiences.
Inge de Goeij
Inge de Goeij 2 ай бұрын
That must have been a real scare. Thank goodness you are allright and feeling better. No more trying Dutch snacks videos, just healthy food for you! Lots of vegetables and fruit. Hope you stay OK!!
Ozymandias Cakehole
Ozymandias Cakehole 2 ай бұрын
Glad to hear you're okay, and that they were able to help you so well. People who work in the healthcare sector are unfortunately not appreciated enough by our government and deserve much more than what they're receiving. Take care!
ervie60 2 ай бұрын
Hey guys, glad Eric is doing ok. Went through same (even worse) and patient of Sint Franciscus cardiology team. Heart problems do take a toll mentally. If you want to talk, gimme a PM :)
Win Machielse
Win Machielse 2 ай бұрын
Take care Eric, I’m glad you’re doing well after this ‘horrific’ adventure. With Tammy at your side you’re in good hands. I feel for you Tammy, it must have been horrible for you too.
Tclans 2 ай бұрын
Now I’m even more happy you guys moved to The Netherlands! Awesome to hear you are doing better now 💪🏼❤️
Anneke Brouwer
Anneke Brouwer 2 ай бұрын
So glad you are okay now and help came in time. I think all our paramedics are awesome and deserve the best (including a lot more money every month). You make us realise how good our healthcare system actually is. Thank you for sharing this
Anneke Visser
Anneke Visser 2 ай бұрын
The 5 meds, I recognize from when my father had an hart infarction. Few years later, he’s only on 1. So: no worries, you probably don’t have to take them the rest of your life 👌🏻 stay healthy!
Ton Chance
Ton Chance 2 ай бұрын
What a rollercoaster this must have been for you both, my thoughts are with you. I hope things continue to go well for the future. I am proud of our medical system. I have dealt with it myself for the past two years and they have helped me tremendously. Greetings from a Dutchie.
Nielsi B
Nielsi B 2 ай бұрын
So so happy you're okay and that Cash (sorry if misspelled) still has his grandfather... imagine missing out on all the jokes alone 😉 But seriously what a harrowing episode for you both! You didn't have to share this private matter but you did and it shows how open and caring you two are, you're the best, stay happy and healthy! (Okay, stole that from Dr. Mike)
TheMermaid 2 ай бұрын
Wow, that must have been such a scary experience for the both of you. I am so glad you are still with us Eric, thanks to the excellent medical people who helped you. Of course it is completely understandable that you have not fully processed it, as these things have quite an impact on you. Hope you will fully recover soon!
Sunny 🌸
Sunny 🌸 2 ай бұрын
Dear Eric and Tammy, so glad that you are still with us Eric and that you were able to get the help you needed in time. All the best wishes, Ilse ❤
Jolanda Frijlink
Jolanda Frijlink 2 ай бұрын
Wow that was an intensive experience. Glad you're out of the hospital Eric and Tammy, i'm happy that you had a support team here this not a walk in the park.
Piet Degeling
Piet Degeling 2 ай бұрын
You are talking so “lightly” about this, while I can imagine the scare you both must have felt at all those gruesome moments. I am so happy you felt supported by everyone you got in contact with those moments. And most of all I am happy to see how well both of you are handling it now as you show in this video. Even though I am sure you encounter other moments now with thoughts about how else this all could have ended. But in this video, your energy was addictive. Thanks for sharing
Mr. D
Mr. D 2 ай бұрын
Lot of respect for you guys how you talk about and handle this whole situation. Glad you are okay! Both of you!
Jacobus Johannes
Jacobus Johannes 2 ай бұрын
So good to hear the medics did just the right cardiologic treatments for your health. Glad that you are up and running again for new vlogs 😊
Anne Van Seters
Anne Van Seters 2 ай бұрын
Eric, I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. This vlog came as a total sruprise. Thanks to all the medical people to save your live!
Henk Ras
Henk Ras 2 ай бұрын
Really happy that your experience with our healthcare system went well! Seeing you both smiling and happy, makes me happy. Glad your back!
J Terburg
J Terburg 2 ай бұрын
All the best and much Love for the both of you!! We just love you guys!
Ingrid watsup
Ingrid watsup 2 ай бұрын
What a shock! Glad that you (2) are o.k. again. Choosing 🇳🇱with our fantastic medics, saved your life. Now you’ll probably get a flood of Dutch advice: eating fatty fish at least once a week, etc. Hope you feel better now with the pile of pills. Take care, best wishes (looking forward to the bills comparison).
Yvonne Birch
Yvonne Birch 2 ай бұрын
Sorry it slipped away too fast. It always makes me feel good to hear my country (in this case the medicine people) got it right. Even if I no longer live there ! Much love to you both ! 🇳🇱💕🌷
It's great to hear that you're doing well again Eric, and that you've had a good experience with our medical system. Take care of you
Stuart Young
Stuart Young 2 ай бұрын
Eric, im so glad to see you being your normal self despite what must have been a traumatic experience for both of you. It was also heartening to hear what a positive experience you had with the medical system. I’m worried about this myself, but your video eased some of my worries. I wish you all the best!
Paul van Hooijdonk
Paul van Hooijdonk 2 ай бұрын
Oh my, that sounds like a close call. Glad that you are still there Eric and all the best for the both of you recovering from this shock.
Brozius 2 ай бұрын
So glad you are still here and that you two had such good experience with our healthcare and medical emergency care. And I agree... these people from the ambulance are definitely one of the hardest working and professional people there are! And i'm very curious to see you compare your hospital bill and your daughters hospital bill.
Simone 2 ай бұрын
Gosh guys, hearing it in details makes my heart race! So glad that you feel better now and that the medical team were so great and able to give you the care you needed. And how fantastic that you’re able to do most of the things you like again. ❤️ and in a while flying will be ok as well, I’m sure. Thank you for sharing this 😘🌷 (So annoying when drivers think only of themselves and just don’t get out of the way! They’d think differently when they’d be laying in there for sure… I hope the ambulances have cameras and sent the footage to the police😊 I have no idea but it could help)
Marijke Van den Eijnden
Marijke Van den Eijnden 2 ай бұрын
I am so happy you are safe again, you are so lucky (it sounded that the artery that was blocked is called "the widow maker"). Keep praying for you two lovely people❤
Alexander H
Alexander H 2 ай бұрын
Oof! What a scare that must have been, so glad you're doing ok! The way you describe it all sure sounds familiar. My mom passed away during the lockdowns, but the year before she had to be lifted out of the house on 3 occasions, just like in the video. No matter if it were police, fire brigade or the ambulance; they all were so damn professional. Quick to take action, great knowhow, emotional support, everything was just amazing. I will never forget how that state of pretty much utter panick switched so quickly to a state of well...more or less feeling comfort in knowing that she was in great hands and were doing everything they could. They didn't have to tell us that, you could simply feel it by looking how they do their jobs. These people work so incredibly hard, always on standby, even on the hours and days that most people wouldn't want to work. Heroes is what they are, I always had respect for the emergency services but after experiencing first hand what's it all really about my respect for them has gone through the roof. Take care Eric & Tammy, a shocker like this takes time to overcome, but your smiles show that the future is looking bright again! Wish you all the best!
Maya Weirauch
Maya Weirauch 2 ай бұрын
Congratulations for the good ending of that huge frightful experience! Happy for you and Tammy that you are still around, Eric! Enjoy life and take good care. Happy to hear that the healthcare is good and professional. Bye bye, love and greetings.
Nobody None
Nobody None 2 ай бұрын
I am glad that you are both ok now and I can't wait to see the comparison between the two hospital bills. I know what it is to be taken by an ambulance to the hospital (several times) and also to be trained by a ambulance nurse in first aid (ehbo). Stay healthy and I hope to see your next video soon.
Richard Ай бұрын
I'm so glad to hear you are doing allright! Good thing you called 112! Must be a scary situation. Good to hear your experience was great! Our health system is very good and the people are so nice ❤
Lisette M
Lisette M Ай бұрын
Eric, my husband and I were quite shocked to see that you had had such a health scare but so relieved that all is well! Tammy was clearly shaken up by it and our hearts go out to her as we know how scary that must have been 🤗 Thank you for sharing your experience and comparing it to the US. I have been trying to convince my husband to move to the Netherlands (I am Dutch and he is American) and I share your videos to try to “encourage” him 😉 Take care of yourself and of each other and thanks again for the invaluable information😊
jandirk vanLeeuwen
jandirk vanLeeuwen 2 ай бұрын
Hey you 2, what a shocker. For now I say "Well done, you both ". You came over a year to the Netherlands and now you are bound to live a long and happy life here. Again well done you both, take care of each other, no hesitations and we love to enjoy your vids for years and years to come 👍❤
David Nix
David Nix 2 ай бұрын
Man, I am so glad you are okay. I had a heart issue in October that sent me to the emergency room and was hospitalized overnight. Testing indicated a possible blockage, so I had to go through the same procedure you went through. Unfortunately after around 10-15 minutes, I woke to find the doctor trying to massage the scope through my forearm. My muscles were spasming, so they had to back out and go through the groin. Thankfully no blockage was found. I have narrow arteries, which threw off the test results. Still on 3 medications. My difference from your experience is I am in Texas, so insurance is an issue. I have no problem with the health CARE I received-I found everyone kind and competent. It’s the insurance that I wish the US could figure out. Total charges were around $48,000, though I have only had to pay a little over $1400. I had hit my deductible for the year with this visit, but I still had to protest when I received bills a few months later stating one of the doctors was not covered. I protested stating it was an emergency and I wasn’t able to check if the doctor accepted my insurance. I won the protest and the hospital also said they made a billing error by using the wrong code. Stuff like this makes me want to go back to the “motherland” where my parents and grandparents came from aka The Netherlands 😂
Loes Ursem - Timmerman
Loes Ursem - Timmerman 2 ай бұрын
Ouch. That was scary. Take care and stay strong, both of you.
Zitterberg 2 ай бұрын
I'm very glad to hear you're all right, Eric. That must have been terrifying to go through. I nearly lost my mother to COVID last month and she had to be picked up by an ambulance, too, so I know how sudden and scary all of this can be. Fortunately, we also had a good experience with the ambulance staff. They're true pros. I hope you and Tammy can take it easier now that the worst is behind you. Take the time to heal and process all you went through. Be safe and be well! Heel veel beterschap!
Bert Loedeman
Bert Loedeman 2 ай бұрын
Wow guys what a shock that must have been! Take care both of you. Eric, get well soon ❤!
Stakhanov 2 ай бұрын
That was a shock. I'm happy you guys were quick to recognize the situation and got help quickly. I wish you a smooth further recovery, and many more healthy years together! Take care
Erik Pasman
Erik Pasman 2 ай бұрын
Glad to see you're doing fine. The both of you.... Foreigners often discuss about the Dutch doctors 'who give you paracetamol' and say 'give it a day or two'. While in the US they eend you to a specialist if you have to a sneeze a little. You showed and explained that if you have a serious problem, Dutch healthcare isn't that bad at all: from 112-call to ensurance bill. Stay healthy and I'm looking forward to your video. Tot ziens! Doei!
Ni Fr
Ni Fr 2 ай бұрын
Oh my gosh 😱 so glad to see you’re doing well 🤗 - Tammy, I would’ve been the same way if my husband was having such an experience! & wonderful that your expat friends showed up to support Y’all ❤
mandy22f 2 ай бұрын
We had an emergency with our youngest daughter while visiting my husband’s family in the US (my daughter was a baby) and we tried to get medical help and it was truly horrendous. No exaggeration. We ended up at a pediatrician waiting for 5 hours and paying nearly $500 to be told to go to wallgreens and get an over the counter solution. I’m happy everything turned out well and you guys got the medical attention and support you needed ❤
Edwin Venema
Edwin Venema 2 ай бұрын
Eric: what a story! Glad you're fine now. All the best for you and Tammy: love your videos!
Snowshowslow 2 ай бұрын
Oof what a terrifying thing to happen, for both of you! I am glad things turned out okay (and for your wallets also that it happened in the Netherlands and not in the US 😅). Hopefully the medication is the only souvenir you will have from this and here's hoping neither of you will need to test the healthcare system anymore for a looong time.
Frank Uitermark
Frank Uitermark 2 ай бұрын
Hi , Tammy and Eric, good to see you are doing alright..the systems works here (health care) take care of each other
saskiapanter 2 ай бұрын
Oef, I got emotional at the same moment you got. It's my experience as well with our healthcare. They work so hard, get way too little pay, and still so nice and kind to us, to the patientce. I hope you both stay well❤
Quirijn Vermeulen
Quirijn Vermeulen 2 ай бұрын
Good to see you are still with us, Eric! Sounds like the two of you had quite an adventure with all of that hectic going on. It's also great to see that you two are building up a support network over here. I'm really looking forward to comparing those medical bills. It should be quite interesting to see the differences between the way the Dutch insurance deals with covering the costs versus the way the American insurance deals with them. Not to mention how much you pay to be insured to begin with in each country. Also, good choice to leave that emotional moment in. It is quite a big change in your life that (although with hind sight you realize that there were signs that told you something was wrong), still managed to catch you by surprise. I can relate to that. I'm on my third ICD since I had my collapse on my bicycle while cycling to work. You sure get to change your perspective on life and you start realizing the things that are important in life as opposed to those that you convinced yourself were important before. Take care and keep us in the loop. There are lots of people on your channel who will support you if you need something or if you have questions. We're definitely all rooting for you!
Solar Demos
Solar Demos 2 ай бұрын
Good to hear you are okay. You guys remind me every time of what I miss from The Netherlands (I immigrated to the US from The Netherlands) and good medical is one of them.
Wielie0305 2 ай бұрын
Pfff, what a shock. So happy you’re okay Eric! Nothing but respect for everyone working in healthcare. They do an amazing job.
roseribose 2 ай бұрын
Your attitudes are honestly inspiring, you make almost dying to a heart attack seem like as small of an inconvenience as spilling a cup of water on the floor. Sending much love ❤❤
Hans Kruse
Hans Kruse 2 ай бұрын
Happy you are still there. I am first aid certified. I am happy to have not done CPR for real yet. However every year I encounter at least one accident were I can help. If you like you can follow a first aid course at a local oranje kruis vereniging. The courses are given in Dutch. Great fun to blend in too and learn useful skills.
tanteIque 2 ай бұрын
Glad to see that you're well now. It takes a time to trust your body again but don't let that spoil enjoying your life. Big hug for the both of you.
Antique Insider
Antique Insider 2 ай бұрын
I had an almost identical experience in September and came away 4 stents in the heart as a souvenir! They will also be doing some CAT scans etc. just to check for ancillary problems (and in my case they found something important, which has since been treated). I agree with all the compliments for the paramedics and emergency teams! My bill for five nights and surgery plus meds during recovery came to a bit under 190 euros.
Judith Blaauw
Judith Blaauw 2 ай бұрын
Good to hear you are doing well now. That must have been quite a scare. I wish you both good health and for Eric a good recovery.
Akiko Monroe
Akiko Monroe 2 ай бұрын
So happy all worked out. We live in the Netherlands and were wondering about serious health issues. This puts more confidence in us and again glad every worked out.
justjoline4 2 ай бұрын
Oh wow. Very happy you're okay now. That must have been terrifying, for both of you!
TheGerrr 2 ай бұрын
Glad to see you both back. I hope you fully recover Eric !!!
Brazen NL
Brazen NL 2 ай бұрын
Glad that you're okay and that you already have a support system here! If you're going to do a comparison, don't forget the price of medication.
Bluescat Tim
Bluescat Tim 2 ай бұрын
Glad to see that all is ok with you Eric,it must have been scary for the both of you what you had too go through,also glad that they took good care of you,stay safe!
W B 2 ай бұрын
OMG what a story, you must have gone through all sorts of emotions during this short period. Tammy you must have felt so scared as well. great to hear you are all right and i assume you now will at least be on a regular checkup which i guess is a positive if anything. please take care, and great to see also in this video that both of you have not lost your positive spirit! Cudos to the Ambulance staff, great work!
semmy dorst
semmy dorst 2 ай бұрын
Glad you made it Eric! Wishing you and Tammy all the best!
chiitra271 2 ай бұрын
Happy you survived! Hope you'll be fine soon. Caretakers and emergency services are amazing! ❤
Flores van den Broek
Flores van den Broek 2 ай бұрын
That must have been a traumatic experience. Glad to hear they took good care of you. Hope you feel better soon. ❤
Matrix Escape
Matrix Escape 2 ай бұрын
I’m very glad your ok now! Thank God for the professional medical team 😁👏 ❤️
Eskil Tester
Eskil Tester 2 ай бұрын
Seeing you that emotional got to me.. I've had 3 open heart surgeries replacing a heart valve. I have a genetic disorder called tetralogy of fallot. I was just under 3 years old when I got my first surgery. At the time I was the youngest baby in history to undergo a surgery like that. This was all done in Groningen in the Netherlands and I still go there every year for a checkup and for surgeries. In few months I'll go for number 4 replacing the valve again. I'm so blessed being Dutch. In the states I'd be dead from either bad Healthcare or the bills. I am so grateful for our Healthcare workers and watching you being this grateful as well just strengthens my opinion on it. Take care Eric. Be well
Neel Z
Neel Z 2 ай бұрын
Best of wishes to you Eric, glad you're still around to bring a smile on your viewers faces 😉 Take good care of each other and take it easy... so that it wil be a smooth recovery! Heel veel beterschap en ik zal voor je duimen!! ( curious how google will translate that one 😂)
nerina97 2 ай бұрын
Take good care of yourselves, both of you! I'm happy to see you back!
Bert 2 ай бұрын
What a shocker of a video! Glad you are still with us! Havent watched the whole video yet, but have you been informed about Aspirine (salicylate)? It's available in pretty much every supermarket and drug store. Edit: Also, there are watches available with EKG (ECG in Dutch) function. They can alert you and loved ones in case it senses something is off. Just a thought.
TheXshot 2 ай бұрын
Yes they have been informed, as they did mention paracetamol (basically aspirin)
Bert 2 ай бұрын
@TheXshot No! Those two are NOT comparable when it comes to heart attacks and definitely not the same thing! To learn more you should look up information on Aspirine (acetylsalicylic acid) and the effect it has on a heart attack.
lizzie burgess
lizzie burgess 2 ай бұрын
@TheXshot Paracetamol and aspirin are NOT the same, not even related.
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