And I thought you were good with numbers Marsha.
It costs $8000 with Dr Saran, add $1500 for airfares, $1000 for Hotel, a couple of grand for spending, $600 for Noi as companion/carer for 3 weeks( how cheap is that) and you still have change out of $14 grand.
How are my maths?
I haven't seen US or Oz surgery under $30,000 plus,plus,plus.
Maybe your abacus works different to mine,hahahaha.
Thanks for the tips, I am hopping I make the trip in the next 4 or so months!
Thank you for those useful tips.
Well, it's October 2011 and so much has happened in my life.
One update I would like to add at this time, is the availability of my Thai wife, Mai or her friend Noi ( pronounced My and Noy), as a companion/carer.
Noi has excellent English skills and has been hired by 5 TS women so far and has received glowing reports on the compassionate care she offers and the friendliness she exudes. Noi is currently 5 months pregnant and it is becoming a little bit of a labour to care for someone, hence the offer of my wife, Mai as an alternative.
Mai's English has come on in leaps and bounds during this 2nd 3 month visa stay with me in Oz and I am comfortable in her ability to be understood and to understand who she is caring for.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching her in conversation with friends at her Birthday party last night, something she was to shy to do earlier this year.
These girls are available for only $200 per week, night and day live-in, a big saving on airfares and you have a friend, an interpreter and a guide all rolled into one.
Loneliness in a Country where few outside of the Hospitals speak any English, is one of the greatest bugbears of using Thailand to fulfill your dream.
I can attest to that. It is not a part of your journey to be done alone
Mai and Noi can banish that loneliness and make this a pleasurable as well as a memorable time in your life.
Some food for thought