I just thought I'd update. I have been lurking and reading but just haven't had anything to contribute really. Still feeling quite sorry for Donna and wondering what will be next for her. Really sorry to hear about the lack of caring from the Baby2Mom. I have found that communication, well mostly the lack of it, is the single biggest complaint that will be made about any kind of customer service. Communication is the proof that you've been thought of and in this kind of venture is paramount.
Rainbow, I sympathise with your feelings over leaving. I have decided to let the holiday side of things rule my little trip to Barbados. I really don't have much spending money but have been checking out spas and massage businesses anyway. I've also been doing lots of accommodation searching. I am a bit torn over whether to pay the extra and go with air-con or not. The climate in Barbados is pretty hot and humid which I really don't cope well with. On the other hand being an island they have plenty of breezes so it may not be too bad. Given my limited funds, there's about 3-4 guesthouses I'm trying to choose between and I'm finding it really hard. I was intending to get a lot of cross-stitch done but judging from my googling of the various attractions, I may be out and about too much to pick up needle and thread.
There is one guesthouse which I've been looking at which is about $40US a night that is right on the beach that looks lovely. I am intending to spend the time around the transfer at Rosebank apartments. They are $50 a night with air-con and very close to the clinic. They are converted from an old sugar-cane plantation. I'm also starting to realise, just how little time I will have in new York! I have already chosen my bagel joint and just can't think what to see in NY in just one and a half days. Particularly as the half day will start at midday when my body will be convinced it is midnight!
I have finally sorted out most of my medications. I fronted up at the clinic last friday only to find that the FS had STILL not written my script. I managed to get the progynova and progesterone pessaries from the clinic itself. Then came home, cried in frustration and drank lots of wine. Ironically they came to more than the international pharmacy would have charged me. The other scripts were posted and I picked them up today. The chemist had only given me 2/3rds of the clexane as you are only allowed a max of 20 via PBS. I was supposed to have 30 but the Dr only prescribed 28. To get the extra 8 at least, I either had to get another script or pay privately which took the cost from $36 to $143. Given all the hassels, I just paid up, inwardly whinging about its being 2 nights accommodation.
The clinic still want the health form filled out if possible, so I just need to make an appt to get a GP to do that and hopefully prescribe the pill. If he won't do that, I'll ask the clinic to do a script so that I can get the international pharmacy to send it with the gestone and Buserelin. I am looking at my bulging cooler/med bag and thinking it cannot possibly hold all the meds. I hope it doesn't take too much of my baggage allowance!
I've also been arranging all the possibly expensive things in my life such as tyres, dental crown and car service so that whatever is left on my poor well-worn credit card is spendable. I also finally caved in and increased the limit for peace of mind. I really hope I can slug some funds on it before I go. It is quite scary for me, the amount of money I'm spending.