Exciting times ahead! Good luck!
Anyone know of bulk billing OBs in Melbourne? The public hospital can't see me until I'm over 4 months and I spent all my money on getting pregnant!
Thanks heaps Vixjc for your post. I'm obviously totally ignorant of Greece, their population etc. I have no idea!
Last edited by BH-bubhub; 04-05-2016 at 16:07.
I meant to thank Kit Kat too.
Have made appt with FS to discuss options
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Last edited by CherryCP; 04-05-2016 at 21:05.
Lucky8! You won't need an icepak for Clexane or most other DE ivf drugs/tablets, etc. However if the clinic asks you to take pregnyl after transfer, you may need an ice-pak. I would avoid taking an ice-pak if I were you as they are usually full of water (like my confiscated water bottles!!), and questions will be asked. I just hate being held up in those airport security line ups!!!
In Greece, you can get cash out of a teller machine using your Oz ATM card. There is no restriction on how much a foreigner can withdraw from their bank account. (Unlike limits the Greek Govt has placed on Greek citizens). We used a Qantas Cash Card and loaded it with Euros. There was a small fee each time we withdrew funds. Not sure how much. Must check.
Or you can take Oz dollars, and then go to a currency exchange and change it. We went to one in Syntagma Square in Athens too!
We used ATMs, Money Exchange, Qantas Card (loaded with Euros), and a VISA credit card and never experienced any dramas whatsoever. It was just like being in Oz.
Best advice on this thread re meds (I think it came from @Vixjc?) was to put ALL your meds for the duration of your stay in Greece, in a large clear plastic container. Keep that container with you on the plane in a carry bag. I bought a 3 litre Decor container from Woolies. This makes your meds easy to see if questions are asked when you go through airport screening points. Also put your letter stating why you need those meds, in your container. Don't run the risk of putting any of your meds in your suitcase! You don't need the added stress of your luggage being delayed or lost!!
I have a Telstra plan, so I just paid an extra $210 dollars for a 2 week Travel pass and that gave me unlimited calls, texts, and 1.5Gb of data. That way I got to keep my phone number and receive calls/texts from home without any dramas. Some of my Oz friends/family were afraid to contact me while I was in Greece as they thought they'd be charged extra??!! Silly. I get charged - not them. (It's part of the Travel Pass cost). So that's another benefit. Your friends/family can contact you on your regular mobile number and it is just like you are still in Australia. It doesn't cost your Oz friends any extra.
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