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    Got the call - sort of expected - BFN. Donor sperm hasn't worked. Dr M's immune protocol didn't work. Have to put it down to old eggs now. Nothing more really to say :-((
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGC Bertie View Post
    Got the call - sort of expected - BFN. Donor sperm hasn't worked. Dr M's immune protocol didn't work. Have to put it down to old eggs now. Nothing more really to say :-((
    So sorry to hear that Bertie, I was so hoping it would be a different story for you. I thought with both mature eggs being fertilised this cycle you were in with a real chance I think you are such a strong person to continue trying. Will you be travelling for donor eggs, or trying your luck in Australia?

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    Bertie, yes, was also hope that this is cycle for you with 2. Sorry to hear.

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    I have spent the last two hours now on the phone!!!
    - IVFA's donor co-ordinator has promised me that I will only have to wait 2 months for my next go at anon donor sperm - and I don't have to pay the $100 waiting list fee again - big saving there!! Lol.
    - next plan depends if my sister will still donate her eggs - she's recently found a boyfriend and that's thrown a spanner in the works, as IVFA says he has to attend all of DS's appointments - so I've booked a FS appt for me and a separate one for her, but can not get in for 6 weeks!! Not happy with that, and if my FS decides to actually give me a courtesy call this afternoon, I'll be pushing him about that
    - then a booked a counselling appt for her (and boyfriend) and one for me (and DH) - I have done the counselling twice before, but because we're now using donor eggs, have to do it again
    - but wait, not one lot of counselling, but three!! One week later, both my sister and I have to have another separate counselling sessions (but not allowed to book these in yet, as counsellor apparently may determine we need more thinking time)
    - then after two individual sessions each, we then have a joint session with everyone
    - so even though the donor sperm now will be ready in 2 months, you can see that all that waiting for appts and counselling will take probably a good 4 months before we get a cycle underway
    - so, I'm getting all my IVFA records copied, as I have an appointment with Fertility First in 2 weeks, and am thinking of sneaking in a cycle there - I'm a little interested to see if she may do something different that Prof I at IVFA hasn't done or won't do
    - and then, yes, I'm going to contact SA and start getting info packages etc to plan SA for later in the year :-) That almost seems easier than all the counselling with my sister

    Kind of done my head in this afternoon, with all that planning. Think it's time for some chocolate!!

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    You definitely deserve a good chocolate fix after all that Bertie! (with a glass of wine if you're anything like me ).

    All the counselling requirements do sound rather tedious, but I guess they have to cover all bases. If I were a new boyfriend/girlfriend, I would assume that my new partner had discussed something like this quite thoroughly before I came on the scene, and I wouldn't really consider it my place to interfere with that decision. If it was a long term established relationship it would be different.

    It sounds like you've got a good system of backup plans and alternatives though. Sometimes I think that's the best way of dealing with a setback - just keep looking towards the future and focusing your energies on what's yet to come. You can learn from the past, but no one can change it

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    Bertie, yup, pretty much the same here. i was spending most morning to figure out the bills. So many mistakes. And the front desk has no clue -- hey, you swiped my CC and have no clue what they are?! I made several phone calls at various places. I have to chat with the manager in the end as usual. It turned out that i have to mail them some of the medical bills which they suppose to take care of with the money i paid them. They just said that the company billed us because we dont have medicare. Also Strange, i got a bill from the pathology. Dr G sent an extra sample to the path lab? I thought the scientist did the job looking for sperm and is part of the cost.

    Anyhow, i was expecting a free FS appt to answer my questions as a follow up after a fail cycle. It looks like i have to officially make an appt when i am ready to start a new cycle. Not ready yet of course. The nurse gave me the result of my BT. Yes as expected, the hcg level dropped even more. i am told to stop the pessary and end this. ((((

    Bertie, it looks like you have a plan. We, on the other hand, is still healing. I am surprised that it hits DH so much harder than me. He was still sobbing this morning.

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    Thanks everyone for thinking of me. Pork ribs for dinner and chocolate for afters have helped :-))

    Bbhope.... oh that breaks my heart to hear of your DH sobbing :-(( I do all the hysterical crying and sobbing in this house, that I feel bad that I don't give my DH a chance to grieve. When I mention it to him, he says that he's come to terms about it all a long time ago and just wants to move on. He's my absolute rock xx

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    Sorry I can only pop in quickly, Bertie I am so sorry to hear your news but good on you for getting on with making your dream come true. The million and one counselling sessions have a good outcome.

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    So sad for both of you Bertie and bbhope, and for your husbands also...it's just not fair sometimes. You've all been through enough already!

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    Bertie: is there a particular reason why u see Dr M rather than Dr S at ivFA fir the NK cells or immu stuff? I am having a phone consult with my FS later this week. Since i am with ivfa, i thought it would be an easier transition to see Dr S and have FS works with him.


 

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