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    For me that was the information that they required and it was also the information that was required when going to do this in Thailand with donor eggs and sperm.

    I have had everything on the list done in the last 6 wks except the *HSG (hysterosalpingogram) or hysteroscopy or saline infusion sonogram and *Laparoscopy. My local GP ordered the tests and put down for a copy to be sent to me, even with a pelvic ultrasound the only cost was $85 for the AMH. Summershine I think you where extremely ripped off in that quote.

    I've learnt something off Summershine about the pap smears no one had said about that, not that its a big concern I have them done every 12 mths anyway no thanks to the smear in the first place not picking up any abnormality (stage 3) 12yrs ago.

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    Maybe I'm special then the questionnaire "offically" says FSH/AMH but CFC told me in writing not to get it done and as I said I did my cycle in CFC without it and it didn't affect anything. I was paying out so much money it was one less thing to pay out for so I was relieved at the time.

    Babywish sorry to hear about your abnormal smear. I know it was awhile ago now but it's such an awful experience.

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    Hi everyone, I found out about this thread recently and have read all 43 pages before commenting. I'd like to say how good I have found it as the ladies who have had problems or BFN have let people know without venting negatively. I have also found all the successes to be encouraging and given me confidence with our decision to go to SA. DH and I have never travelled much or been out of Australia and have found the prospect quite daunting. We haven't decided on exact timing of our trip but hope to do it early next year, February sounds like the month to go!
    Some questions I have and hope someone will be able to answer,
    1) lumpy bums from progesterone injection - do the lumps go away or are they there forever?
    2) did anyone take out travel insurance and does that cover medical problems that may arise if something goes wrong and you have to be treated in hospital?
    3) What vaccinations are needed and how far ahead of travel do they need to be given?
    Thanks

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    Hi Summershine. Yes I think we are talking about 2 different tests. This one is just day 3 FSH (progesterone, LH etc etc) and specifically not AMH. I've had my AMH done twice in the last few years during the IVF process as I'm sure most of the women here have...the last result was what led them to diagnose POF (from 2 to virtually undetectable in 12 months, urgh...). The FSH test is just a straight up bulk billed one.

    Welcome BB4Me The ladies on this thread are awesome and full of amazing information so I am sure someone will get back to you on those questions shortly.

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    1. My lumps went away
    2. All travel insurance covers medical should something happen to you whilst you a away however each insurer has a different level of cover and other options. Specifically to Egg donation, there is no reason why you would need medical attention you are just receiving an egg either it works or it doesn't.
    3. I didn't get any vaccinations, you usually get them a month prior to travelling, or in my case the day before Cause I've left it til the last minute lol. You should check with one of the vaccination websites before you go though to make sure there hasn't been an outbreak of any sort. You will find them by googling

    For a newbie to traveling Iwould suggest having the attitude that anyone who is trying to help you has a hidden agenda so thank them and decline. You just need to keep your wits about you, don't leave stuff visible in the car, in fact don't even think it safe in the car either. Don't walk around with purses and wallets visible and stuffed with cash keep car doors locked even when driving. Make sure people aren't following you from an ATM or shopping centre. It's just general travelling knowledge. You will be fine.

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    Morning everyone on this wet Saturday.

    This is for Helenmac, I have tried finding where you are up to on your treatment but can't see for looking.

    In today's Daily Telegraph they have an article about NK cells and the new treatment they are using. IVF Australia Prof Gavin Sacks has started treatment by using a low dose steroid Prednisolone and the blood thinning med Clexane. Prof Sacks presented his findings at the Fertility Society or Oz conference in NZ last week. Its been dubbed the "Bondi Protocol".

    Here is the link for it.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226513987254

    I hope this helps anyone with this.

    Babywish

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    BB4me and Babywish - hoping your donor journey is a smooth and successful one.

    BB4me - I ceased the injections last week (I was on them in total for 10 weeks. I don't think CFC hav you on them for that long). So all in all a total of 70 injections and my bum is still a bit lumpy and sore, but I anticipate by the end of the month all should be as it once was.

    We paid for all travel with our MasterCard which has a special free travel insurance policy built in. My husband checked and double checked with the bank before we left that we would be covered for everything and we printed out the policy before we went.

    I made sure all vaccinations were up to date and went to the Doctor a good month or more before hand. I got the flu vac, typhoid, yellow fever, cholera and one other that slips my mind. The yellow fever was a bit of over kill, but my doc had said we needed it if passing through an African country including SA. She said we would need to produce our yellow fever card on the way back in but that was not the case. Best to go to a travel doc, they specialise in o/s vaccines.

    As for travel, couldn't agree more with Jodie. Just have your wits about you. Don't look touristy, that is dont wear bum bags or walk around flashing big cameras or jewellery. My hubby kept his camera in his back pack and when we went on the hop on hop off bus, to Roben island, table mountain and the cape he got it out and took pics along with the hundreds of other tourists. Keep car doors locked and valuables out of site. We didn't use any ATMs on the street, but went in to the banks and used the ATMs inside where there were guards and or bank personnel. I found Cape Town to be very comfortable, to the point I would go there on my own. Don't walk outside at night. I can PM you the number for the female cab driver we used to drive us our first night and she also drove us to the airport. She was much cheaper than the hotel taxi and further used a meter. She will ask if you want to go on day trips for a price. We declined this offer as we hired a car for approx $30 AUD/day which was much cheaper.

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    Babywish - I too took the prednisone and Clexane protocol just in case and I am glad I did, as I just got bloods back noting I have increased platelets even having just only ceased the Clexane.

    So I have had to commence on baby aspirin and need to see the Ob earlier than expected again on Mon. Just hoping and praying it hasn't affected the little Springbok or the placental formation. Platelets cause your blood to clot.

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    BabyWish, Laned, I'm guessing Clexane is the blood thinner? Don't know if I could take this as I have low factor 8 meaning my blood clots slowly (bruise easy). I wonder if that would reduce the effectiveness of the treatment? I would want to try it as I have had no luck at all with implantation.

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    BB4m - yes Clexane does thin the blood so may not be suitable in your instance. Best to talk to your FS about it. If Wazza's your FS here, he will definitely give you some guidance. Without him, I am certain we would not have been successful. That said, I was with a different Joburg clinic who were really poor communicators. CFC are completely different and appeared to me to be very professional and very aware of the needs of the o/s patient.


 

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