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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaMM View Post
    I have the cramp constantly too! That and the nausea are making work very difficult🙁
    Gawd - I hear you luv!!! I'm so damn grateful to be pregnant and would rather be sick if that's the price that has to be paid, but I must admit that at the end of each day I can't wait for bedtime so I can be unconscious for a bit and not feel so sick! I'd forgotten this part ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Coastie View Post
    Thanks so much Cherry for your post.

    We haven't decided anything as yet. Have read all of the Greek posts including additional posts from website Cherry suggested. Haven't read any posts about the Czech clinics yet.

    i know some of you have Greek heritage and so it would make sense to go to Greece. I know the Greek clinics do have students from other countries etc. I am blonde with Green eyes and my husband has Scottish heritage.

    Why did some of you choose Greece over Czech if you have similar features to myself?

    i'm nervous about committing to a clinic and having a problem like Cherry had when their selected donor only produced 2 eggs to be fertilised. What if none of them survived to the 5 day mark? And we've travelled all that way!
    I second what Kitkats said about Serum's back up system for donors - you don't get left high and dry. My donor produced 14 eggs last time with 11 fertilised (we have some MFI at play too). And my DS from my first cycle with Serum has been beautifully representative of both me and DH. My DH is Greek but not very olive, and I'm brunette but very pale ... My little man has pale skin just like me - even though his donor is Greek, people always think he's just fair like me 😊 There are lots of pale Greeks too as well as the Eastern European, polish donors they have on their books so the clinics should be able to accomodate your physical characteristics.

    Exciting times ahead! Good luck!

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    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!

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    Thanks heaps Vixjc for your post. I'm obviously totally ignorant of Greece, their population etc. I have no idea!
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    I meant to thank Kit Kat too.

    Have made appt with FS to discuss options

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDoll4 View Post
    Hello everyone

    I posted here a few months ago and you were all very helpful. In fact it was this thread that made us decide against the clinic our specialist was sending us too and instead choose Embryoland.

    We leave in less than 2 weeks and I am feeling more than a little overwhelmed. I have checked back in here because I have so many questions for anyone who has been to Embryoland such as where did you get the cash component of your payment in Greece, what was your experience like?

    Plus more general questions for anyone who would like to share their experiences and tips such as how did you carry your meds? How expensive was it to access your savings and credit card accounts in Greece? Did you get a local SIM card while you were there.

    Any advice would be warmly welcomed.

    Thank you so much everyone.

    P.S I am 44, from Brisbane and already have 1 child (naturally). But our fertility journey has encompassed the last 13 years of our lives. This is the end and I am equally excited, reserved and terrified.
    Congrats on your decision. We ordered cash here due to shortage in Greece at the time. I took enough for deposit requested and the rest we used our cc card which is fine. Cash is to pay the donor etc. as well as having some for spending.

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    Thanks @jaydee32 sounds like the meds aren't a big deal whilst travelling there which is reassuring !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky8 View Post
    Ps : how does everyone add in the history & images to the profile ???
    Hi @Lucky8!

    While you are logged on and viewing this thread (on a computer - not on your phone - otherwise you won't get the full menu), click on "User Panel" in the menu up the top. (It is below the purple menu, under the little home symbol and "blogs").

    A new screen will appear.

    On the left hand side there is a column. You will see "My Settings". If you click on "Edit Avatar", you can add a picture. If you click on "Edit Signature", you can create a little footer - like mine! Hope this helps!!!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone's updated profile avatars & signatures!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky8 View Post
    Thanks @Kitkats . I would never have thought to organize an ice pack- It's now on my to do list as clexane is part of my protocol ( mthfr issue damn it )
    Hi @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!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDoll4 View Post

    where did you get the cash component of your payment in Greece, what was your experience like?

    how did you carry your meds? How expensive was it to access your savings and credit card accounts in Greece? Did you get a local SIM card while you were there.
    Hi @ChinaDoll4

    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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