. . . a stem cell transplant is like a luxury vacation:
- You get a month away from home and work.
- The logistics and financial arrangements are handled in advance by specialists.
- Accommodations are in a nice hotel in an upscale section of an international city.
- A daily per diem is provided for travel and out-of-pocket expenses.
- A live-in caregiver accompanies you whose sole purpose is to meet your every need.
- Your health is seen to daily by some of the best doctors in the world.
- You aren’t allowed to do anything: housework, yard work, maintenance or labor of any sort.
- There is abundant free-time to read, relax, sleep or sight see, with special instructions to avoid crowds.
- Eating and drinking as much as you can are strongly encouraged—sans alcohol—with the goal being to gain as much weight as possible.
- A large corporation foots most of the bill; a good thing since this six-figure jaunt will probably be the most expensive excursion you’ll ever take.
The physical challenges can be daunting–even deadly–however, so squeamish travelers should consider Disney World instead this summer.