Hello Sydney girls,
Traveler - I didn't hear anything about the gender selection issue in the news, but I do agree with everything you wrote. I've also known women who cry when they find out the sex of their baby b/c it's not 'what they wanted'. I want to shake them and tell them to be happy they can have a baby at all!
Felicita - you sure have been through a lot and gained a ton of knowledge and experience. How are your embies? I don't know much about assisted hatching but what I have heard is positive.
Quartz - how are you feeling? Hopefully your embie is snuggling in there nice and tight! Have you taken any time off work?
TTHC - I second what someone else (can't find who now sorry!) said about you being here cheering us all on after what you have just been through. It would be so easy for you just to want to crawl under a rock for a while, but here you are! I saw Dr Matthews yesterday and I was so tempted to tell her "Oh, one of my forum ladies is one of your patients" but I didn't!
Crofty - Hope you're feeling less dizzy and sore today. Are you back at work? Congratulations on getting 11 eggs and 7 frosties! Amazing!!!
Sticky11- how are you hun? I hope you stick around this thread and keep us posted on what's happening with you. When do you think you might be able to use your frostie? I am really hearing you about the $$$
Angela - how are you? Did you POAS again yet?
Paddlegirl - good luck for tomorrow! I hope your cold has cleared up. Will Dr Macdonald do EPU? I think she does Wednesdays? She is my friend's FS and I've heard she is a nice lady.
EO - I was so sad to read about your MC. How devastating. Hoping AF shows sooner rather than later so you can get your FET cycle underway.
LindyLou - Woohoo not long until you BT now! Only 3 sleeps!! How are you feeling? Will you POAS?
Kelbelle - hope you are doing OK - when is your follow up appt?
Lola - How are you going? Any idea when you'll cycle again (sorry, you may have already said but I've only read back a couple of pages)? I read your post about FS's being at a conference in Maui, I thought that's where mine would be too...but I found out from the other Dr at ET yesterday that he actually went to NZ (he's a Kiwi) to watch the Rugby WC semi final!!!
Starfish - Hope the prep for your ED cycle is going well
Nat - hello! What's been happening with you?
hello to anyone else I've missed!
AFM - Well, as I posted yesterday I am PUPO with a hatching blasty . The first one they thawed didn't survive. The scientist said it "literally fell apart" and admitted she wasn't sure why that would have happened. The FS commented that she thought it was unusual. I am obviously disappointed as now if this cycle is not successful we are back to a stim cycle. I went to another acupuncturist yesterday (randomly called him after I couldn't get in to see my other guy) and it turned out he had worked closely with a fertility clinic in Toronto Canada for 15 years before moving to Australia. He told me in Toronto they would let him in to the clinic to perform acupuncture right before ET and then he would do it again immediately after - women didn't even have to move off the bed/chair! He claims that acupuncture increases the success rates from 24% to 42%? He is originally from China and he was FANTASTIC!!!!! I felt sooo relaxed when he finished the session. He also gave me lots of other good advice. If you're in Western Sydney I'd be happy to pass on this guy's details (he is in Glenmore Park). He also has degree in western medicine so he is an actual doctor as well as practicing TCM.
I have taken today off work to rest again - maybe not necessary but I just really felt I needed to give my last embie a good chance to settle in. I don't have a 'relaxing' job and would have been on my feet for most of the day so I just called sick.
Hope you all have a great Tuesday