Sorry we have been off line for so long, we had some devastating news from our friends and we have been trying desperately to raise funds for them. You may recall I told you in a recent post that my friends had been through 7 rounds of IVF and finally gave birth to their baby a week and a half ago. Well little Nicholas sadly passed away at 2 days old. The heartbreaking thing is they lost their first child Ben at 9 month a few years earlier. I don't mean to share sad news on this thread - it is a very very rare condition and by no means is the loss related to IVF. But I guess we can all share and understand the extent of what they went through to conceive through IVF.
Kate and I put together a little video which tells their story - here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp54HceFl18
We also put together a website page devoted to them to try and raise some much needed money so they can have some time off work to greive. Here is the link to that site. http://www.mycause.com.au/KymandTonyKyleAppealTheGiftofTime
It would mean the world to me if you could share these links with your friends. Any support would make the biggest difference to them.
Sorry to share this heartache with you all. It has just consumed my every minute since I got the heartbreaking call from Tony and all I wanted to do is help.
OK...., now to my special IVF friends - what is happening with you gals!!!
Kate - I hope you have gotten through your horrible AF. It can all feel like so much sometimes and our hormones make such a difference to how we feel. I hope things have settled down and you had a relaxing weekend. Did you decide to go ahead with your FET cycle this month? Even though you feel like you can't cope, you will find the strength and we are always here for you. The way I think of it is - we all have a number - we don't know what that number is. Its the round number on which our dreams will come true. So every step forward is a step towards that magic number. Hang in there.
Sandy - That is great you feel good about making the change to Dr Ong. I can't believe you drink that tea!! Kate switced to the tablets as she just couldn't swallow the stuff. She made me drink some and frankly I don't blame her. Yuk. Dr Ong sounds very good and hopefully the hystercopy sets you up for a perfect round when you do start your fresh cycle. Sorry we didn't get to meet up for coffee. We are totally keen - how is this Saturday afternoon for you? Say about 3.30pm? Let us know how you go with your AMH results. Kate has a low egg reserve with an AHM of 7.6 - I believe it should be above 14. So don't be too disheartened. It doesn't mean you can't achieve your dreams it just might be a little more frustrating than you hoped.
Nic - that's great to hear you feel good about your review. I hope those changes make all the difference. We use ICSI too which I think is common with donor sperm. When will you be starting round 2? Can you make it for coffee on Saturday?
Calli - I hope that morning sickness eases up soon for you. What week are you in now? Don't they say it usually gets better from 12 weeks? Hang in there love. Have you told your work yet? Did your hubby decide to take that job? Sorry... lots of questions for you.
Jen - Oh Jen we are holding you in our thoughts. I hope you and DH are building your strength and deciding on your next steps forward. We are here whenever you need us.
Beck - How are you doing lovely? Thinking of you and hoping for some good news!!
AFM - Kate has just started on the pill for a long down regulation cycle so I guess you could say we are back on the wagon for round 3 :-) We are staying on the pill for 5 weeks so that we can line up egg pick up for the middle of Kate's 3 weeks holidays (i.e. for 17 October). So still a few weeks away from injections starting but feels good to be kicking things off.