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    Stormgirl- have you thought about asking some make friends if they would donate? Some of my gay friends have been open to it. Maybe get a part time job to pay for it?

    I'm off to Dr Sterling at Life Fertility in Brissie tomorrow. I know he's done some naughty things in his past but I'm willing to give him a shot.

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    Sounds interesting ... what naughty things has he done?!
    I do work part time but since I already have a daughter my savings are limited.
    Sadly I don't have any male friends I could ask to donate
    Good luck tomorrow.

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    He was suspended for having an affair with a married patient a while ago.

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    Hi everyone

    I just joined this forum for some well needed support, I dont think my family and friends know how to cope lol

    Its great to see some many other women in a similar situation. My signature explains my story so far - i did not post all cycles were with donor sperm.

    I wish you all well with your current journey and hope to meet some of you soon!

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    Hi Arli
    Firstly I would like to wish you all the very best and hope your dream comes true, as with all the other ladies on here.
    I have confided in a few friends what I am considering doing in regards to IUI. My boss has been fantastic and even driven me into the city to see the specialist. Another friend told her family (whom I know) what I was planning and apparently they were horrified. Since I have a 9 year old daughter now and have raised her totally alone then I should not be wanting to do it again. (She was conceived naturally). My daughter has been a challenge due to suffering ADHD etc. I have no family support here for they live overseas. Yes there have been times when I wish I could crawl uner a rock for it has been a struggle but I love my daughter and I always put her needs before my own. And just because one child is a challenge doesn't mean the next will be (different genes too). But apparently this doesnn't make me worthy of wanting and having another child. My daughter would LOVE a sibling, it is her biggest dream and I feel now is the right time for us for my girl is more independant and has more understanding about life. I lost a baby last year and it only made me realise how much I want another. So it deeply hurts when I hear all the negatives about adding to my small family.
    A few years ago this would have been the last thing I considered. I still had hopes of finding a great guy and settling down, having another child etc. But time is no longer an option now. IF I were to meet someone, it takes time to build a solid relationship before deciding on children. Now I feel I should just push ahead with my baby dream and not worry about the right man, maybe he will come along at a later time.
    People who have never walked your shoes will never understand, how can they?!! I know now that my Mum would be mortified if she knew of my plans, and my sisters! But this is my life and don't I deserve to be happy??

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    Sorry for the ramble!!

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    Hi Stormgirl, don't apologise for the ramble. I don't think you've said anything that the rest of us hasn't thought of or had to contend with.

    I went through all the IVF preliminary stuff alone and didn't tell anyone. It was only when I had to go in for the egg collection and wasn't able to drive I told my sister and close friend.

    Now, at 30 weeks pregnant, no more than 10 people know it's an IVF baby and while I am not ashamed of doing it this way, I don't need to hear the unsolicited opinions of others.

    When my daughter is old enough to know the truth, then the world can know. As for now, just getting my head around being a mother and preparing for a child is enough for me.

    I hope you get the opportunity to have your second child and complete your family.

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    Hi everyone,

    Welcome Arli!
    41Hope, thanks for your message and words of encouragement!!!
    Stormgirl, stuff the world, do what is right for you and your little family. None of this is natural to us and yes, life has put us on a course that meant we have had to make this choice to have a child and use 'un-natural' methods or non conventional means. Its easy for others to judge when they're not in the situation or ever considered it.

    I had written a big message a few days ago but it crashed when i went ot post it and I couldnt go back to it.
    I read in the money mag that they are changing the medicare medical cost rebate that is currently 20% rebate of any medical costs incurred in the tax year over $2060 (for FY11/12), in the new budget.
    BAD NEWS---> it is now to be means tested and if only applies to individuals earning UNDER $84k or families under $168k and is to be only 10% rebate over $5000.
    Wonderful, not! So if you are relying on some of this, charge up any costs that are allowed before the end of the month.
    Just to make things harder for the single person.

    AFM, well I am now day 8 of the first down reg cycle so have signed all the paperwork and have a supply of blood test tubes to use if the blood tests clash with a work day. I didnt want to take a day off sick for a 5 minute procedure, so am psyching myself up to take my own bloods. first test is due on Sunday. It is a bit surreal to be about to finally start this. The donor sperm arrived 2 weeks ago from the US. I just hope the mucking around with hormones doesnt play with my mood too much.

    Have a good week ladies.

    Goldie

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    41hope...wow time has really flown for you... 30weeks.. I really relaxed at 30weeks and enjoyed the pregnancy as what ever happened the baby was safe... and dont forget to take belly shots...especially some nice posey ones...

    storm..I hope you are slowly sorting through everything , finding health insurance and organising it all.. its a big job getting ready.

    Arli... welcome to this group.. we are a great wealth of knowledge and are happy to share... its certainly confusing when you start but its a very steep learning curve.

    wise... I hope that your FS appointment went well and you have some plans...

    nelle... you must be ready to pop anyday now.... thinking of you and your little girl...cant wait to meet her...

    sugar... how is mummydom treating you... must be smiles and coos time..

    wish... when will you cycle again to build up your eggie bank?? how is the weather in perth..I hope you were ok..

    goldie... I hate it when you loose posts like that...I do a quick copy now everytime .. lets hope your cycle is going to go well... ouch on the bloodtests... dont think I could take my own blood... do you have a work collegue that you can confide in for help?? what about going to capital pathology for blood... they are open sat and sunday I think..
    welcome to the loopy lupron train..I found I was good until I had been on the lupron for about 10-12 days... then I had a few hissy fits... lol..lol I learn to look for them now and expect them.

    baby.
    .how goes your cycle planning???

    well not much from me... vitamin popping, chinese herb drinking, acupuncture and trying to eat healthy (well sort of ..lol Im eating more vegetables now... just the chocolate that keeps falling into my mouth..haha and Im not even a chocolate eater... now why is that when you cant have it you want it and when you can, you dont care..lol got my cycle protocol for sept.. very scary looking lots of drugs.. but its my last hoorah... so I will go out with a bang...
    Bummer about the changes for the tax rebate... gosh when you have a child you really realise how much you were penalised for being a single women with tax... suddenly my tax thresholds are all raised and I get rebates from the government..its quite surreal after years of paying way too much tax... good point on the charges.. I might pay a lot of my acpuncture in advance and get some herbs too before the end of july.
    have a lovely night all...
    Hi to anyone I have missed..and I am sure I have

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    What Micca said above ... lol

    Sorry for not being around much lately and welcome to all our lovely newbies. I hope your IVF journey is short and sweet for you Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. This is a non-judgmental thread where you get to freak out and know you'll be heard and understood! To all of the thread regulars, much love and best wishes wherever you are in your journey including the new additions (Indi!) Sorry for the lack of personals.

    Have been under the weather still from a virus I got a few weeks ago and in addition, my street copped the tornado in Perth last week. Outside still looks like a war zone with twisted sheet metal everywhere, collapsed roofing, large tree branches etc. Thankfully no major damage to my house though my wheelie bin is nowhere to be seen. I had a chuckle when some chap was on the news the following night talking about a wheelie bin that was flying through the air about 20m up. I thought, "that's my bin!!!!" My Council have kindly provided me with a shiny new one. Shame it's a different colour to everyone elses in the street. I'll have to give it a pep talk when I put it out for collection on Thursday. "It's okay to be different ..."

    Other than that, sadly no movement to report. I should have started another cycle last week but yet again when I went and had a scan which should have been Day 27 of my cycle, I had 3 large follicles that shouldn't have been there. Seems my cycles are up **** creek. Estrogen was 450+, progesterone still 45 so FS said AF not likely to arrive until this week. Well, still waiting, waiting ... Not like time is of the essence or anything

    Also trying to forget that my due date is coming up. Feeling very teary so have been trying not to inflict it on you all. I hope you understand.


 

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