Wow firstly. I am so excited to see this thread booming and all the new courageous and wonderful women about to embark upon a life changing experience. To those of you joining and in the midst of planning much love and best wishes to you all. This is a wonderful supportive forum, with first hand experience of the Saffaland journey.
Makaba - I am so sorry to read of your news. I know the amount of time and emotion invested in choosing a donor. You seem to have a great attitude though so all will be well with your next donor. You are quite right, there must have been a compelling reason.
Misleo - All the planning and now you are there. How very exciting. May you experience the magic. Xx
Nicole - I have been waiting with baited breath as to how you are going. Fantastic fertility rates. A good sign of things to come. Hoping you get some beautiful embies from that bunch. Xx
Pixel - all the best for the donor selection process
WJ - OMG - I bet you can't wait to meet your precious little ones. Can you believe it is that time already.
Bb4me - we purchased a prepaid Vodacom SIM. You can get either the old or new sized SIM. It was not that expensive and you choose how much credit you will need. We used our phone a lot for texts back home and had to recharge once. It is as simple as going into a Vodacom store at the mall and setting it up. They will require a copy of your passport.
RE the POI - I used them for 10 weeks and brought a load of ampoules back to Oz. I agree to get the syringes in SA too, as the solution is quite thick and you will need a sturdy plunger. I won't lie, they are not the most comfortable things to use and you will find even with alternating buttocks that you will experience hard tender lumps that will remain for some time. That said, all of us here have been through the ringer and you are all remarkably strong women. The needles albeit unpleasant are just another step we conquer to get that beautiful gift.
Be sure to get an ampoule grip to help you snap the tops and also warm the solution in your hands for a couple of minutes before drawing up. You will all be fine. X