The time has come to leave on the biggest journey of my life, so many mixed emotions that I cant even begin to tell you!

Leaving our daughter behind has been the hardest thing I have needed to do! She was at the airport with us and I think it only really sank in for her when it was time to board! I had so many tears in my eyes but I could not let her see my tears. Our first stop would be Melbourne to get onto our connecting flight out of the country with Qatar airways as they were not flying out of Adelaide for another week directly. The whole process is starting to feel real now, and some nerves are starting to set in.

Have I made the right decision? will this help me?, will it hurt ( I hate pain so the thought of needles and pain really gives me the heebie jeebies) but I need to think of the long term gain of never having the Lipoedema progress from stage 1.

We board ourlove life lipoedema flight at 10 pm and I settle into my seat ready for the 14 hour flight to Doha. The flight is long, unable to sleep maybe 4 hours in total so i am feeling wrecked and a little crazy. Our next connecting flight is from Doha to Frankfurt, which was a 30 minute turn around. I was so glad that i got us to the gate when we did as we hadn’t even sat down and they were calling for everyone to board. Our plane this time was the all talked about Dream liner, it was smaller and far more uncomfortable, I have no idea how anyone large would be able to fit in the seats at all, its really unfair. the six hours went quick enough and we arrived  in Frankfurt without a drama.  

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Collecting our car was a little bit of an issue but we got there in the end. Warning for all those considering driving in Germany especially if your not from Europe – they drive at 200 km per hour on the wrong side of the road and the wrong side of the car lol! It is freaky! My poor husband had to get the hang of driving with these crazy Germans, they have the reputation for their driving and it is certainly true.

Arriving in at Frankfurt airport we traveled for 2.5 hours which was 330 km from the airport to Dr Stutz office. The accommodation that we have booked is the apartment 200 m up the road from the Dr s rooms. There will be a full list of all the services that I used on separate download for anyone that is interested, including the cost break down.

Today is Sunday in Germany and coming from Australia we are completely unaware that there is literally nothing open to get food or retail stores open! Heading out into the country side of Schwarzenbach am Wald everyone is rugged up in their own little homes so you need to be aware of their retail opening hours. We ended up driving back out of Schwarzenbach about 30 min to a McDonald’s that we saw on the way in!

Not something that I have eaten in years but it filled the void LOL!


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