Now, we're relieved to say that we do have plane tickets to get us to Brisbane in March. If anybody has the ability and desire to swing us upgrades on Air NZ, we sure wouldn't stand in your way! Once we get there we'll be moving into temporary (motel / hostel?) lodgings. As Arly will be in REALLY bad shape when we get in, I have arranged for the first two nights to be in what seems to be a nice Inn in Spring Hill called "Dahrl Court" ( website ). If anybody has knowledge / comments on this lodging, please advise!Dearest friends,
I only regret not being able to tell you sooner how amazed, stunned, grateful, relieved, happy you have made me feel by being so kind & generous. Your loans and kindness have made it possible for us to come back, you've kept us eating, you've seen to it that I've had these expensive U.S. medicines I've desperately needed, and more! You are angels in my life and in Kev's.
On the illness front I've had new & difficult complications & unanswered questions as yet as to the cause, and, therefore, the treatment. It has been kind of like a firing line of dealing with pain & trying to make difficult medical decisions in the midst of sleeplessness needing to do *some* things to organize getting us out of here because poor Kev, I've never seen him look like this - he's not well but still has to push on. My heart is broken.
I know that being home, and when we can finally settle will help Kev & myself. But we're hangin' in there.
You've been amazing people. It will take me some time to absorb what you've just done. Through all the setbacks there was always what you have enabled, life, in my mind and heart pulling me through. Thank you, thank you.
Is this donated money going to affect your ability to get assistance from Centrelink though Kev? They would allow you a certain amount for funds/assets (or there would be some sort of threshold) before any reduction in assistance cut in wouldn't they?I haven't had time to completely compile info re all the loans etc. I have received some of the loan documents filled in but I'm still going to be pushing that for anyone who can do one for me. Without some sort of document like this, Centrelink will treat the loan as a donation and make things harder for us to get assistance from the system. The loan docs are located at this address where you can either print an image or download a .doc or .odt version. So if you can send a loan doc to match the $ already sent, thank you!
If you don't want to donate or aren't interested then don't post narky little comments in this thread. Leave the posting to people who do care and who are interested.I would give the full reasoning but you don't care.
Don't preach to people who aren't interested.
I would give the full reasoning but you don't care.
Don't preach to people who aren't interested.
Yeah there'd be a threshhold of sorts but I dunno the exact details. All I know is that a loan is not an asset. If you don't want it back, then maybe you could recommend a charity to pay it back to some day?Is this donated money going to affect your ability to get assistance from Centrelink though Kev? They would allow you a certain amount for funds/assets (or there would be some sort of threshold) before any reduction in assistance cut in wouldn't they?
The only reason I ask is that I really don't want my donation back (as small as it was ), and I am sure many others here feel the same. If there is any way you can keep it I would prefer that to be the case.
Cheers mate and stay well. Best wishes to you both.
PA is a good hospital. I have worked there in the past.Anything medical pm me for if you like.Ok here's the latest. We're going to be staying at Brisbane Street Studios for a while, if anyone knows anything about this place, or the area around it (Annersley, next to Buranda Shopping Centre and some hospital), we'll gladly take that information!
We are still open to recommendations for a GP.
If anyone knows the best or a good Brisbane taxi company, the number please sire.
Any real estate rental hints will be greeted with a yay!
The PA does have an emergency department as far as I am aware.Thanks weevil and campbell. I'll probably PM you both. Re taxis, we just want one that can do the area without too much of that "oh we don't go that far" and also has some reliability / comfort.
The Gabba probably won't be a factor, even if its close. Due to Arly's illness, we are unable to go anywhere much other than doctors, and I can't really be away from her for any long time unless its emergencies such as picking up medicines. You don't expect any level of social life when someone's this crook in your family!!
When we rent, we'll probably looking for cheap 2nd-hand fridge / microwave etc. So if anyone's looking to offload any!!!
I am still in a spot of bother with my VHS videos (aussie movie collection). It looks like it'll cost about $600 to ship just that. Can't think of any ideas there!
Re PA Hospital - we just happen to be located next to it, but ok, good hospital, we'll keep it in mind! It would be handy if it had an emergency dept because it would be so close!
Kev, give this place a ring, they might buy the lot from you?I am still in a spot of bother with my VHS videos (aussie movie collection). It looks like it'll cost about $600 to ship just that. Can't think of any ideas there!