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    Hi ladies, simply copying and pasting what I just posted in the May/June thread, which in turn is copied and pasted from another forum, lol.

    So, I'm back from my honeymoon! Got in at around 1am this morning, and I've only had three hours sleep, plus around two or three hours in total of naps during the 24 hr transit.. but I actually don't feel too bad. It will probably hit me late this arvo though! Wedding went absolutely perfectly, only I got stupid jitters at the start of the reception which meant I felt sick all night and couldn't eat or drink anything much at all, but I've been told by a couple of past brides that that's fairly normal, lol.

    Anyway, on a very exciting and scary note, I'm starting ICSI tomorrow! Well, the Lucrin at least. As you know I was planning on starting as soon as I could after getting home, and on Friday I decided to look up when CD 21 was for me, and realised it was Tuesday! I couldn't call the clinic from the UK, so I sent them an email asking if I'd be able to start on Tuesday. I never got a reply, so I rang them today to ask them again if I could possibly start tomorrow.. the nurse reviewed my file and called me back, saying to come in for my day 21 bloods tomorrow and pick up my Lucrin... holy crap! No rest for the wicked. DH (Yay, that's the first time I've typed that!) asked me if I felt "ready", health-wise and so forth. I honestly answered "not really", since I'm exhausted and my diet on the honeymoon has been far from good, but hey. I really really wanted to get a cycle in before we move to Brisbane, and I didn't think it was going to be possible, but now it is. So yay!

    Hope everyone is going well, I will try and catch up on the conversation when I get a chance.

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    KayJaye - Of course you're welcome here!! *hugs* I'm so very sorry to hear of your BFN. I started telling people less and less with each cycle. Each cycle was more and more important for me - but people seemed to care less as time went on. I found it so very important to share my journey with people who actually understood all the ups and downs we do though.

    kdsd - I find it strange that they'd not tell your hubby his sperm count! Very odd. At least there is comfort in knowing that it's stable and his swimmers thaw out nicely. Good luck with this cycle. I hope it's a sticky one for you.

    Sarile - I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon. Good luck with this cycle.

    Baby dust to everyone
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    Hi Sariele, we'll be one day behind you guys, our first day 21 appointment appointment is Wednesday... We are starting our first cycle of ICSI/IVF, good luck with yours! XXAmy

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    Thanks Amy, same to you! It will be nice to have a cycle buddy.

    I woke up at 3am even though I'm still exhausted, and I can't go back to sleep.. I think I'm starting to freak out a little bit over everything; ICSI, post-wedding stuff like changing my name, thank you notes, etc., the big move to Bris, our financial situation over the next month or so, and so on!

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    Thanks PerthS - funny you should say that. I didn't tell many people about this cycle. People care I'm sure but they just dont get it and I really cant be bothered with the questions and then the comments when it doesn't work! I didn't even want to tell my mum how I was feeling cause she never says the right thing (maybe thats just a mum thing though! ) Glad you're enjoying your pregnancy, looks like you've earned it
    Good luckApril78, AmyEL and Sariele sending lots of your way. I liked Pregnyl - made me feel MUCH better than the dreaded crinone
    Kdsd, good luck with your FS appointment

    hi to anyone I missed

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    Hi

    Well finally phoned HFC and made an appointment with Dr Turner for the 1st of August.I kept putting off picking up the phone and ringing them, don't know why but just the thought of going to HFC makes me so anxious. I could've gotten in to see him in July, but I wanted July free to celebrate DD 7th Birthday, I didn't want anything distracting me.

    Anyway, Im glad I rang now, and I am now just focusing on the everyday stuff and getting fit and healthy and happy, ready to take on our FET.

    We have four frosties waiting for us, and after that we are calling it a day.

    PerthS & Kayejaye -
    Your words ring so true for me also, no one really truly seems to care and I find it much easier to just keep people uniformed, this forum has been a godsend because during my first cycle I had told only my sister and even though she was really supportive, she just didn't/couldn't understand and the I'd rather not share at all this time. Plus it is draining enough without having to answer the same questions over and over again, and I swear I can see peoples eyes glaze over when ever I mention IVF, wanting a another baby or anything on the subject of TTC - it just makes people uncomfortable I think. Plus if I get the "well, at least you have one child - you should be happy with that" from people who have a bunch of kids that came to them so easily - aka "one of my sisters - especially" - I will punch them in the face!

    I am thankful every single day for the gift of our daughter - I am amazed at the miracle of her - yes, we take great comfort and thanks for the family that we have. I don't know why I feel such a strong desire to have another child, but I shouldn't feel guilty for it. I have a right to try even if we do already have a beautiful little girl.


    Hope everyone is doing well

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    Hi girls,

    I'm in Perth too, and just about to start this journey. We still have not decided which clinic to go with - any recommendations?

    I've heard really good things about Fertility North, but it's abit far for us (we're near Mt. Hawthorne).

    Between Hollywood and Fertility Specialists Claremont, is there a particular clinic or doctor anyone would recommend?

    Thanks!!

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    Hi Bunnie02 - A friend of mine is at Hollywood - I she's seeing Lincoln Brett (who I've seen in the past for gyno stuff) and he's simply LOVELY. I went to concept and saw Lucy Williams - again, I can give her a glowing report. I definitely recommend either of those two...but I suppose it depends on their waiting list. You may want to phone a few places to see how booked up they are. I waited 5 months for Dr Williams.
    I know another friend of mine has just started the journey at Fertility North, but I don't know who her doctor is (She's only had one appointment so far), so I don't know much about them.

    Boomerag1882 - August will come around in no time! I'm glad tht you're enjoying your time with your family before you start TTC again.

    April78 - I have everything crossed for you that you FET went well on Monday and that your tiny babe is a sticky babe!

    Baby dust to everyone
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    Kayjaye – welcome. Sorry to hear that you have already done a number of cycles. Are you doing a stim cycle next or a FET?


    kdsd – are you looking forward to your appointment next week?


    Sariele – you must be so happy to be starting, how is it going so far?


    April – good luck for Monday. You have had such a long process to get here all my digits are crossed for you.


    Boomerang – yay for making an appointment. I think it is great that you are finding a life/IVF balance.


    Bunnie – hi and welcome. I went to Pivet which is in Leederville, not too far from you, so I can’t comment on Hollywood or Claremont clinics.



    I know I am thinking well ahead but I don’t think I will tell anyone when we do our next transfer. A number of close friends knew when our last transfer was but I still didn’t want to tell about a positive until 12 weeks. I felt terrible lying to my friends when they asked how it went and one friend was annoyed that I had fibbed to her. Having been pregnant herself I would have thought that she would respect my right to tell people when I wanted to. It feels like when you start IVF no-one thinks that you have a right to privacy anymore.

    AFM – going quite well. My belly is beginning to stick out and is starting to get in the way. I can’t lean right over like I used to be able to. I guess I’ll have to get used to that.

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    Hello..

    Welcome back from ur honeymoon Sariele and good luck with this cycle.. Hopefully it's a successful one!! Fingers and toes crossed for u

    Leafy.. I've decided that I don't want to be telling any family when we start our first cycle.. I know what they r like and unfortunately none of them understand.. It's just easier to not say anything.. Very much looking forward to our appt on Tuesday.. Thought it would never come! Can't wait to find out when we can start.. June cycle would be awesome but financially July would be better.. Only a couple of days to wait..

    Well done Boomerang for making ur appt.. I'm sure August will be here before we know it.. Can't believe it's May already!! Time just flys by even when ur not having fun!! Relax and enjoy the next couple of months

    Bunnie.. My cousins r at Hollywood and they like them there although, she has had to have all these added tests and procedures which I was told at fertility north is pointless due to doing IVF but other than that, they seem to like it and dr Turner is my good friends ob.. She can't fault him except for his straight forwardness.. I'm at fertility North which is a little outta ur way but everyone there is really nice.. Definitely can't fault them!! Good luck

    April... I know what u mean about people not understanding.. My cousin has 3 kids all naturally so she has no idea.. When I told her that I'd have to be on injections for hormones etc, she was like but there is nothing wrong with u so I thought u would just go there and they do the procedure U try explain something and they still don't get it.. Put it this way she has no idea to the point when we were trying by ourselves, I would talk about when I'm ovulating etc and she would be like, stop worrying about when u ovulate coz it can happen anytime u don't need to ovulate to fall pregnant And she has 3 kids lol!!

    Looking forward to Tuesday.. At least we will know where we r at... My uncle had a baby yesterday and were told all along that it was a boy... Well it turned out to be a girl Poorbugger was a little devastated as he already has 3 daughters.. I'm sure his gf is too.. She hasn't posted anything on fb yet so must be getting use to the idea as her last post was "hope he hurries up and comes..."
    Have a good weekend.. Will update on Tuesday after our appt..


 

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