Friday, March 25, 2011

A thank you and an update....

Thank you all so much for your messages of support on my last post. It really did mean a lot to me. I'm not one to let those sorts of things out, I like to keep things all positive, all the time, but sometimes a girl's got to vent. So thanks for listening!

After writing that last post and hitting publish, it was enough for me to make the decision to get a little more proactive. I had been at that point of throwing my hands in the air and giving up. I've managed to track down a company on the Gold Coast that normally doesn't hire the batteries for the oxygen concentrators separately, but they have decided to hire them to me, at a fraction of the price originally quoted through the hospital. Not only that, the showroom on the Gold Coast doesn't actually have those batteries in stock, they are having them couriered up from Sydney for me, at no extra cost. As the machine I have is an older one, they only have 2 spare batteries, which will be an extra 6 hours plus the 3 I already have, which makes me feel a lot better about travelling. It will mean I will be able to have a small sleep without the fear of waking with a debilitating headache. It's nice to know there are some people out there willing to help you out.

Really, thanks again for the support, you guys rock.

XX

23 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Thank goodness for some good news!

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

At least you got some good news and there is a world out there but it's just a pity we have to slog it out of society x

m.e (Cathie) said...

so glad to hear that Selina, I can almost hear your sigh of relief.

goodluck with it all & just have the best time ever!!

teddybearswednesday said...

this is great news Selina, and I'm so pleased someone was willing to step up xo

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Well done you on finding a (almost complete) solution. It is sad that the sensible majority have to suffer for the stupid minority. How come they're stupid enough to do these things but suddenly clever enough to sue companies and ruin it for the rest of us? I don't understand.

Car said...

Great news!

Mary Catherine said...

so glad to hear it! you go girl for not giving up, even when it seemed like everything was against you. I can't wait to hear more updates about your great adventure planning/preparation.

ms lottie said...

Yup, a vent can make a girl feel much better and by the sound of it you had a very good reason to rant! Glad you've found a semi-solution. So jealous of your trip to France!

Marg said...

I'm so pleased to hear you found a solution. It would be even better if Emirates decided to be nice too!
Good luck with the rest of the preparations and hope you have the most fabulous time away.

aracne said...

Dear Selina,
You are a courageous woman, you are an example to all of us.
Have a happy flight.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I have missed so much… I just had a little catch up, up not sure if I saw everything I missed, but enough to remind me of how much I have been missing. How dare Emirates treat you like that – but so glad you have found some helpful folk to make your journey easier. I hear you on the survivor guilt issue, I am trying really hard to drag myself out of it and move on with life. It just feels like this year has been one disaster after another and it’s so hard to focus on the things that were important last year. But something I know that is very important are the wonderful folk like you that I have met through blogging, so I am determined to get back into the swing of it. So looking forward to a vicarious trip to Paris with you. xxx K

Cuggles! Kids said...

First: you make me laugh! What a well justified rant you had and you did it SO well. Second: good on you for sorting it. I hope you have a wonderful time on your long-long awaited trip. Take your brilliant sense of humour with you. : ) Kim PS. Why don't you send a copy of your blog post to their marketing dept and let them see how wide reaching a 'little rant' can go! Hmm!

yardage girl said...

Great news - glad to hear there are some decent people around. Have a wonderful trip! P.S. We recently flew Emirates and they were amazing - about a 100 times better service than Qantas. Nic (via Curly Pops)

willywagtail said...

have a wonderful time! Cherrie

Jodie said...

Selina, I hope this trip is super sonically awesome for you and the flight is uneventful....and I hope they treat you like a princess !

Maree: said...

Great News..Hope all goes well on your Trip...
cheers

Jennie said...

Hi Selina!
Wow - this trip has come up so quickly! I'm so thrilled to hear that there are some decent people out there who will help you out with this. What a situation to be in.

I've been a couple of times to France, it is so beautiful. You are going to have the most wonderful time! So excited for you!! Travel safe, XXXJennie.

Marg said...

Have a wonderful time away. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Emirates is great, soooooooooo much better than Qantas.

m.e (Cathie) said...

have a wonderful stress free holiday Selina!
can't wait to hear ALL about it & see your gorgeous pics.

have fun & enjoy the croissants ♥

Vic said...

Missed your last post somehow but I've read it all now & wow you're feisty when you're angry! Loved it, not so much the cause for it though, Stoopid airline.

So glad things are looking up; have fun fun fun, take a bajillion pictures for us & don't forget to get a little bit lost. xx

willow and moo said...

I hope you have a wonderful time!

clare's craftroom said...

Have the best trip ever also wishing you no hassles and lots of fun !

Catherine said...

wishing you a safe and happy trip!
xx