Aha - makes much better sense . I'm sure I've used Alpha in the past too. I had a nasty fall in Canada once, thought I had broken my arm, all they wanted from me was a credit card when I went to A&E... a policy is definitely worth its weight in gold when something like that happens.
I'll arrive Friday pm, planning on jumping on a bus straight for the Expo, may even do that prior to hotel check-in, I was pretty laid back last year and missed out on some good branded gear, none in my size left. Leave Monday pm.
zuluboy - good ask - I just realised mine has expired! Last one was with insurefor. I recall scanning moneysavingexpert last year, this was a top pick but I had to call them to add in marathon/distance running as they exclude almost every sport by default, cost me £34 for a year.
Debra - that sounds horrendous - echo Mr K's point that at least you have a diagnosis now and you know the way ahead - also this happened here, not on the road in SA which would have been much worse. Looking for more positives - those timescales fit in with a 2017 up run, if the onward advice clears you for that attempt. Really sorry that 2016 is out for you.