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    @MysticFalls I've been a flight attendant for almost 17 years - there are several courses you can take online to help overcome your fears, there are even free apps.
    Once you understand what causes turbulence and how an aircraft works, you start to look at everything in a more rational fashion.
    The instruments in the flight deck can read weather patterns, and if they are potentially dangerous, your very capable pilots will navigate the aircraft away. Bumps are very hard to avoid, but seldom dangerous to the aircraft - just the passengers and crew if they don't have seat belts on.
    Flying is VERY safe - much safer than driving according to the experts. It just seems unnatural.
    There are also psychologists who specialise in fear of flying.
    Valium and wine are also handy

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    lol Miniemin,

    when i was little i wanted to be an airhostess or astronaut. lol how wrong were those choices. my hats off to you being able to do that though.

    ummmm i dont want to know much about flying, i think it will scare me even more. i dont want to know how high we go, i dont want to know the speeds, i dont want to know about turbulence at all. I dont want to hit it at all. eeek i would be the mad woman screaming we are going to die.

    I also don't want to go to the moon or where ever that plane went to.

    There are no psychologists specialising in that in my town. Wine does not work but valium does. Its not just a fear of flying its a fear of heights period. I cannot get on a roof top or go anywhere near the viewing window of the sky tower in Melbourne. my hubby was near the window but i wouldn't let anyone near me even 1 metre away from the window.

    At byron bay i wanted to walk to the most easterly point of NSW. I was crying, and someone offerred to take me back and came towards me half way towards to the point. Im like no get away get away you can't come towards me, im scared. I managed to edge my way step by shakey step towards the point. I achieved it. But i crawled back.

    At the devils stair case in the blue mts i got to the fourth step and my knees buckelled and i crawled back up to the top. Only four steps, but the longest of my life. Silly me for thinking i could do that one.

    I appreciate your reply and thinking a fear of flying course could help.

    sincerely
    Mysticfalls.

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    Mystic falls

    Any psychologist should be able to work with you. All have training in helping people overcoming anxiety. It doesn't matter if the fear is of flying, spiders, childbirth, the dark... Etc. It is an anxiety.

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    @MysticFalls looks like it's the QE2 for you then

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    Lol minniemin true

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    I thought I'd post a little update...as I'm a week into our SA adventure. The egg collection happened today, and they got 18 eggs, now I'm waiting to see how many fertilise. Apparently DH sperm quality is not so good, but we get a few high quality embryos as we are not in a position to do this again. DH also left back to Australia today, so it's got a little bit harder to hold myself together with all the wondering and worrying about the outcome. Fortunately we had 2 great nights in hluluwe game reserve and were blessed for some up close and personal encounters with a lion and an elephant. So that helped distract me for a bit. Now DH has left, I'm starting to wonder what I will do with all this time on my hands.

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    Blu

    As my last day in Cape Town before I flew out.. I did a bit of retail therapy. I drove to Century City where Canal walk shopping centre is. Many movie theatres (20) plus 400 shops. I easily spent an entire day there today.. Though in the past I have spent 2 days wandering around shopping eating going to see a movie. Other than that.. Relaxing., checking out the v & a waterfront too. Enjoy your time here. Relax and enjoy beautiful Cape Town!

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    Hi blu and kylie,

    And everyone of you brave ladies!!

    Capetown does look lovely!!

    I cannot do the journey by plane so I'm stuck doing the one from here.

    I have been watching YouTube clips of flights last night. Joburg to capetown fine. Sydney to joburg ummm no I was thinking omg look how high it is. I was gripping onto my seat for dear life! Just watching it on YouTube!!

    So with that realisation I'm kindly bowing out of this group but thanks for allowing me here.

    Bowing taking my hats off to the lovely ladies who can fly.


    Buck buck buck this chicken is off. But will stalk for pregnancies.

    Mysticfalls

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    When I was over there solo, I went to the movies a lot St Cavendish square $7 for a session! Slept, ate, had multiple massages, read my book, swam in the hotel pool...window shopped etc. I'd left my 8 month old at home so did all the things you can't do with a baby!

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    I agree... Cavendish Sq is great too.. Very close to Claremont. Movies and popcorn so cheap in SA.. Bout $12.., not $25 like in Perth. Leaving my 27 month old with my parents meant I could relax.. Read... Mmm.. Nice little break.

    I fly out in 4 hrs.. So my short 4 night CT trip is almost over. Missing my baby! Hope number 2 is burrowing in there nicely.

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