what to do when you get sick
i experienced that on a trip from South Carolina to California a couple years ago. rather than ruin your day with all the details i'll summarize by saying i needed minor surgery on my back. i discovered this about the time i arrived in Texas. the issue was very painful (but, not life threatening). the first thing i did was contact a casita
friend nearby who was a retired nurse. she was kind enough to hook me up with a doctor in the area. that doc took care of the issue and then told me i needed to change the dressing daily. now, i couldn't reach (or see) the area that needed attention. the doctor's advice was to locate a nurse practitioner wherever i happened to be for the dressing change. little did i know that just about any town had one or more of those. google searches led to to what i needed. i made a very slow but rewarding trip over secondary roads from town to town and managed to do what was needed following his advice. on that trip i learned that quite a few of those small towns had city campgrounds. small, no frills campgrounds that were very inexpensive or free. the only insurance i had was medicare and that took care of all the charges (with but a few copays that were inexpensive). i learned a lot on that trip but, it did make me aware that if my problem had been more serious it could have turned out differently. on the other hand i learned that illness could be dealt with while traveling (even if you travel solo).