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03-03-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Moving overseas to London

The big overseas adventure is on.

Sarah booked her flight to London last night.

She has a passport and two year working visa for UK. Submitted her application to defer from university.

Still lots to do in the next month.

- buy medication
- get a medicare card
- travel insurance
- book a return flight

Wish me luck.
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03-03-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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Wow, what a great chance for her! I'm sure you will get it all together in plenty of time.
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03-04-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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When I was younger....o.k. MUCH younger...I lived and worked in London and it was awesome!

Maybe we should tart sending you care packages of wine
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03-04-2015, 10:14 AM   #4
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That is sooo exciting for Sarah! What a great opportunity!

The final arrangements always seem endless but, somehow, always get done...
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03-04-2015, 10:25 AM   #5
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Way to go Sarah! And how scary for you, Catherine. I hope she will take her meds and have a fabulous time!
I might take my girls' passports away so they don't get ideas
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03-05-2015, 04:34 AM   #6
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Brilliant! I bet she is super excited! And mum more than a little worried.

Do you have any family over that way?

Dusty. xxx
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03-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #7
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Hope everything goes smoothly for her!!!!
Keeping our fingers crossed! Maybe we should start a wine fund for you!!!
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03-09-2015, 04:32 AM   #8
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Thank you for your good wishes. Miss Sarah is very excited, I on the other hand are very nervous.

We purchased some of her medications. The chemist had to order in extra stock for her. A little bit surprise for her as she had to pay the full PBS price.
03-09-2015, 04:37 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=DustyKat;851290

Do you have any family over that way?

Dusty. xxx[/QUOTE]

My sister and her family live in Dubai, not very close but a lot closer then Australia.

My cousins wife has sisters who live in the UK. I have met them a few times. Actually I am facebook friend with one of them.
03-09-2015, 09:44 AM   #10
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So exciting for her. A friend and I had talked about going to the UK when we were in our early 20s, my mom was not at all supportive, neither was my 'then' BF... I've always regretted not pushing ahead with it.

I'm sure it'll be a great experience and reassuring that you do know someone there she can turn to, if necessary (although, likely there will be no reason to!).
03-09-2015, 02:45 PM   #11
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How much fun! I've never wanted to leave my home town but I always support those who do.
Hugs to you.
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03-09-2015, 02:47 PM   #12
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Although if I had to travel overseas, I would go to Australia .
For some reason I like that idea.
03-24-2015, 09:04 PM   #13
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The big overseas adventure is on.

Sarah booked her flight to London last night.

She has a passport and two year working visa for UK. Submitted her application to defer from university.

Still lots to do in the next month.

- buy medication
- get a medicare card
- travel insurance
- book a return flight

Wish me luck.
Less that a week now and lots to do!!!

- Finalise travel insurance
- hope medicare card arrive in the post.
- book return flight
- get bloods test done

It hard being a parent of an adult, they know everything
03-24-2015, 09:21 PM   #14
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Good luck with everything!!!!
03-24-2015, 09:24 PM   #15
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It hard being a parent of an adult, they know everything
They may 'know' everything, but who does it all?
03-24-2015, 09:35 PM   #16
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Good luck with those last few hectic days. Please tell her I hope she has a safe trip. Will be thinking of you too...
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03-24-2015, 11:31 PM   #17
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All the best to Sarah. I hope she has a safe trip and a wonderful time. Try not to worry too much ....
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03-25-2015, 02:06 AM   #18
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Hope she has a great time!
03-25-2015, 09:36 PM   #19
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She has travel insurance and it cover Crohn's Disease
03-25-2015, 09:38 PM   #20
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Yippee!!!!!!
That's wonderful news
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03-25-2015, 09:58 PM   #21
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Hope she has the best time!
03-26-2015, 05:43 PM   #22
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Very very glad to hear!!!! That is great news!!!
03-26-2015, 09:46 PM   #23
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Great news!!! That is definitely one less worry!
03-31-2015, 07:41 AM   #24
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Just back from the airport. Sarah's flight leaves in about half an hour.

Her infection doesn't seem to be spreading anymore. The red area is becoming smaller but the circle in the middle is very nasty looking.

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03-31-2015, 03:08 PM   #25
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Just in case you don't know, there is an excellent IBD hospital in London: St Marks hospital.
04-01-2015, 08:41 PM   #26
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Catherine,
Wishing her safe travels and sending you a big hug and some virtual wine! (As you probably need some &#128521
04-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #27
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Sarah has arrive safely in the UK. All her bloods test done just before she left have come back fine.

Faecal calprotectin has come back as 118.
04-05-2015, 04:36 AM   #28
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Fabulous!

I hope all goes wonderfully well for well Catherine and she has an absolute blast!

Dusty. xxx
05-06-2015, 10:48 PM   #29
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Sarah has been in the UK for just over a month and seems to be doing well.

The house is very quite without her.

I have been very good, not asked her once whether she has found a doctor for the blood tests

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05-06-2015, 11:08 PM   #30
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Glad she's doing well!!! I bet it's difficult with the empty nest syndrome. Good job, I know if it would have been my mother she'd have been asking me at least a few times a day!!!
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