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    That is my fear if my donor cycle works too Jodi - Praying all goes well for you and ur bub

    hubby and I are going to the states in 5wks to do a donor cycle - our donor cycled for another couple in January and got 25 eggs resulting in 14 embyros still waiting to see if they got a pregnancy but i start my meds in March with a embyro transfer mid April now have everything crossed that our donor has a great result for us and that atleast one sticks and we have some frosties going on her last 2 donations we should get this wish

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    Jodi, thinking of you and your precious bub. I hope that all is going well and you are receiving the best care possible

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    Jodi, hope you and bub are okay. Thinking of you.

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    Hi Ladies,

    Firstly Jodi - Gosh I am so sorry to hear everything that you are going through. Wishing you all the very best & sending you good luck vibes & truck loads of strength to your little bub.

    I have big news!! After much consideration my DH & I have decided to proceed with the international donor program with CFC. We have discussed everything with our families & we have their full support. This was especially important to me as we are extremely close & I feel that we can move forward knowing that we have their blessing.

    I have spoken to Gavin Sacks & although he is unable to formally refer us he has offered his support with BT's, scripts, scans etc. I have a lovely local GP who is supporting us too so we are in the process of having all the required BT's etc. & filling out the Medical Questionaire.

    Question - Do I need to be referrred to Cape Fertility Clinic. There is a section in the questionaire asking who referred. Is this manditory?

    I have to wait for 2 weeks now when AF is due as I need day 3 FSH so all the blood tests will have to wait & be done all together.

    The next step is to renew my passport & apply for one for my son. DH's is within expiry. There is so much to plan but so many stages to go through.

    Starfish - Thank you for your info re Gavin Sacks. This promted me to email asking him if he supports international donor. He sent me a link on Hawaii which is much more expensive but it's great to know that he is supporting us. I see in your signature that you have cycled with your sister. It was the best move I EVER made, so I wish you every success. Have you decide when you will do the next FET? I'm keeping everything crossed for you.

    Hope everyone else is going well. Thanks again for all the info.
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    Excellent decision Helen! I wish you all the best in your CT journey. Re: the referral - I would ask Cape Fertility that question, but I think you will need a letter introducing you and the treatments you have had so far and your history. At least thats what I had to produce. It is very exciting once the decision is made. It will fly by too as they are VERY proactive at Cape Fertility - so once you have chosen your donor - expect things to fly!! Keep in touch with all the news and dont forget to ask us as many questions as you like!

    Any news from Jodi?? Jodi - I hope you and bubs are doing excellent.

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    hey everyone, just checking...

    Jodi, how are you doing?

    Helen, great news about treatment at CFC. Just like Theresa, i picked one of the doctors at CFC, wrote him a letter introducing myself with a brief medical history, then asked him if he could be my fert. doctor. No referral at all

    AFM, No updates yet. Still waiting to get news on donors screening. Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well.

    will keep u all posted.

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    Hi Ladies,

    I wrote to Dr le Roux and made enquiries about treatment for high nk cells and his response was:

    I don’t think there is much evidence that treating NK cells makes any difference, but I can easily give you clexane and steroids if you would like to add this to your regimen.

    This has left me fealing uneasy. Has anyone on here had high NK cells & went to CFC resulting in a pregnancy? It's such a massive risk considering my high nk cells and obviously I don't want to go through the whole expense & experience when it's possible the treatment won't even work. But then if I don't give it a shot I'll never know! Sorry Ladies but his comment has made me feel very confused.

    If I didn't have high nk cells I would go to SA without a 2nd thought! I'd like to respond back to him but I don't know what to say?? Or maybe I should just leave it. Gosh he's put a negative spin on it cause I was feeling so positive before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by helenmac View Post
    Hi Ladies,

    I wrote to Dr le Roux and made enquiries about treatment for high nk cells and his response was:

    I don’t think there is much evidence that treating NK cells makes any difference, but I can easily give you clexane and steroids if you would like to add this to your regimen.

    This has left me fealing uneasy. Has anyone on here had high NK cells & went to CFC resulting in a pregnancy? It's such a massive risk considering my high nk cells and obviously I don't want to go through the whole expense & experience when it's possible the treatment won't even work. But then if I don't give it a shot I'll never know! Sorry Ladies but his comment has made me feel very confused.

    If I didn't have high nk cells I would go to SA without a 2nd thought! I'd like to respond back to him but I don't know what to say?? Or maybe I should just leave it. Gosh he's put a negative spin on it cause I was feeling so positive before.


    Helen.

    Helen, if you have any doubts, or are unsure about what his message is saying, then I would most definitely ask him why he has said that - why in his opinion that treating NK cells makes little difference. No point in going over there with doubts because as you say it is costly and also if you are in a somewhat negative frame of mind, then things may not pan out as planned. You are entitled to ask as many questions as you like. He is obviously stating that he doesnt see much evidence that treating NK cells makes a difference towards a positive pregnancy...you would need to ask how he formed that opinion. Has your specialist here ever indicated the same? It is a hard one because I found my CF specialist to be a little more proactive in me achieving a pregnancy than my IVF specialists here of which I did 6 rounds. CF treated me with Progesterone, Estrogen and Clexane - all of which I needed to have a sustainable pregnancy. Whereas my IVF specialists here never gave me any progesterone or estrogen or clexane. I am sorry that you are feeling confused, but I really think the only way to get an answer to the question is to ask him why. let us know how you go.

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    Hi Theresa,

    Thanks for your response. I've calmed down a bit now. I guess I was just a bit disapointed that he would write that and be so negative especially since the high nk cell protocol is my only hope of getting a BFP (along with a donor egg!!). He is entitled to his own opinion and there are so many FS's out there that don't belive in any sort of treatment for reproductive immunology. I guess he is just a straight shooter.

    My initial reaction was to write back and challenge his comment but it's not worth it cause he'll just go on about there being no science to back up that these drugs actually work in preventing implantation failure & miscarriage blah blah blah. I'm aware treatment for high nk cells is currently in trial and it's very early days.

    The important thing is my Australian FS is very much a BIG believer in suppressing the immune system to switch off the high nk cells and there have been plenty of women on so many boards that will swear by it.

    So I'm going to be positive and pray that it works for ME!

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    Hi all sorry haven't been able to read mgs or post as reception and Internet is stuffed in hospital. My thoughts are with you guys on your journey. Don't let what happened to me deter you, it's just one of those things. Peanut was delivered on 15/2 28+5 I hung on as long as I could. Bless him he was happy where he was. We are both ok fighting to get better and I think we will win our fight, at least I hope so. In a couple of weeks we will be able to move close to home if all goes well. The docs are still getting me well so not to much traveling between when he gets to be moved and I get discharged I hope. I will be back in a couple of weeks when I have Internet and phone connection and will catch up with you all then. Xxxx


 

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