Friday, July 30, 2010

It happened again!

Why is it that my new international clinic, who boast about having international patients, don't look at the time difference when call?

The first time a few weeks ago they called me at 2am, my time to make a time for the telephone consult.

Then last night, or should I say this morning, they called at 4am to get my credit card details. I asked if they could call me back in 2.5 hours but no it was to important to get the details. I told them I had already provided my credit details via a credit card authority. Then they wanted to know who I emailed it to and when. Its 4am people! After I told them, I forgot about finding out how much it was going to cost for the transportation of the donor embryos! So just thought I would check my credit card authorisation when I got up at 6.30am. When I checked my account there was nothing gone through so I had to call them instead but I waited until a more suitable time to call. For something so urgent that it couldn't wait a few hours, it turns out they hadn't even run the charges yet. And the lady I spoke to when I called know all about the credit card authorisation form I sent as she had it and had already given it to the 4am caller BEFORE she called me.

I can only hope that the doctor is much better at inserting the catheter tube than the credit department with there international time zones.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Ok, so the Durkan was a bit of a mishap for me. To restrictive but was great for losing a couple of kilos fast.

I have pulled back out my trusty book that I made up when Kek was helping me, actually scratch that, she's always helping :) thanks Kek.
Of course everything I have in the trusty little booklet makes absolute sense.

Its like that health insurance ad, 'Keep It Simple Stupid'.

So along with my treadmill and my trusty book, I should and will be set for life.

Did I tell you I'm going to America, the land of the Up Size of EVERYTHING. Well when I get there I want to be DOWNSIZED please, especially flying over there with those tiny bloody seats in the aeroplane! Its quoted to have "81cm (32 inches) of lovely legroom and a 15cm (6 inch) recline" but no one tells you how much bum room you get???

oops I just found it in the FAQ's seat size "Width 48 cm or 18.9 inches"

So please cheer for me and help me get my butt to fit comfortably in an aeroplane seat.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I got a

very sick pussy.

Get your mind out of the gutter for a minute, I'm talking about my pussy Legend.

I don't know what's wrong with him yet because I have to get him into the vet but he hasn't come out of my room for 2 days now. When I was at work of course I can't tell if he has come out but it doesn't appear that he has.

He hasn't eaten or used the bathroom, except on Friday morning when I found he had used the toilet mat to pee on.

My biggest fear is that he has an obstruction. I think that not only is that devastating for the cat it is for my wallet as well.

You may be wondering why I'm even blogging instead of getting the cat tot he vet, but the vet doesn't open for another 5 minutes and I have to call them first to see if they will see him.

OK, just called we're in so ciao for now........

Back from the vet, didn't realise Legend had discharge from his nose and eye :O he has a high temperature of 39.8 but its just an infection caught from another cat. Phew, no surgery, e-rays or blood work, just 2 injections that he did not like and a weeks worth of pills, $95 later (not to bad considering what it could have been, lucky I started that 'emergency' bank account), I have to watch that 'Flash Dance aka Angel' doesn't catch it from Legend but he should come good soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We got our call

Relax, its not a call about a baby up for adoption that just happened to come up and we were perfect for or anything.

The Doctor from the US called. A little late but none the less he called.

We have sketched out a plan for the future embryo transfer which is great. I will see my Australian doctor on the 27th of this month to see what he thinks and then she's apples.

We were thinking of doing half here and half in the States but the US doctor thinks that if we were going to stay in the States for a holiday anyway, we might as well do it all in the States, that way he has better control of the situation. Anyone live in/around Thousand Oaks, CA, who would like 2 Aussie for a months holiday??? Best I start investigating more rigorously the accommodation situation overthere.

Its all so exciting now, you can really see the start of a beautiful relationship happening with me and the Unites States of America.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Appointment Set

That's right I have set the appointment for the 'telephone consult' with our US fertility clinic for Friday 16th (my Saturday) at the crazy hour of 7am to 8am. That's right I will have to be awake very early that Saturday morning but at least its noting like the call I got on Wednesday morning to set the appointment. That Wednesday morning call came in at 2.40am!

HELLO people, check the time difference please before dialing!

So I waited until 7.15am my time to call them back but was told to call back in 15 minutes at the person I needed had just gone on a 15 minute break!

Again, hello people, I am calling from the other side of the world here, can she just not take her break a bit later, we are only setting an appointment not doing the consult right there and then.

So again, patiently I wait another 15 minutes and call back. They wanted to set the appointment for 2 days earlier, not going to work, and earlier in the morning for me! That is definitely not going to work for me. So after a little adjustment, I get me way. Still had to wait to find out about the charges and how that would work, they told me someone else was looking at that and would be in contact, I just hoped that they wouldn't call me at some crazy hour like the other staff member :| Turns out they emailed me that instead, so I have to complete 17 pages of information along with the charge form ($260 for the telephone consult) and email it back for the consult.

They say the consult can go for about an hour which is great as the doctor likes to answer all of your question, but we have been communicating via email for a while anyway so I think it will be shorter.

I think have an appointment in Australia with the other doctor I am use here for half of the treatment on the 27th ($180 charge) so the ball will be truly rolling. I believe my donor has received her paperwork from the clinic and should be getting that side underway too.

Its amazing to think I could fly around the world to bring home my babies with some help from some generous people. I think my dream of having a family wouldn't have come true without them.

On better news, my weight has been coming down, which is fantastic. I'm loving feeling slimmer, although I know its mainly water weight that has come off, you can definitely see it in my clothes as my belly doesn't quite stick out as far and I'm able to wear clothes I haven't in ages.

Like I said, loving it :)