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    Hi all!

    bluemarlin - welcome to our wonderful thread! I Hope the 2WW is good to you.

    Amps - Wow, all the way to Perth! It must be a good feeling to be able to move forward and get some questions answered and get things sorted out. I hope you get in sooner rather than later.

    I still (at present) know nothing more than "it's probably an egg issue". It has been nice to give myself a break though - I've only been doing this for 10 months and have found myself 'over it all' after my March cycle. I just had to let go of it for a bit.

    I agree with you - this space is the best! It's great to connect with others going through similar things - especially when there's limited opportunity.

    AFM - I have an appointment with CFC on Thursday 28th June @ 1pm. With the assessment cycle to consider - I probably won't be able to cycle with them until August/September - that is - if they don't find things to attend to!

    I hope the rest of you are well and things are going smoothly for you all!

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    Hi all,

    Hope you are all well
    Amps: I hope your trip to Perth gives you the answers you are looking for.

    Shazzymoo: is that the first appointment available? Fingers crossed that you will get some answers.

    Afm: 4dp3dt with no symptoms except for cramping in the 2 days after et. I don't what to think?

    Bluemarlin

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    Bluemarlin: Doesn't look like Perth is going to happen, trying Sydney now, tried Brisbane inbetween which had the earliest of July 25th, so Sydney will be lucky(just happens to be my brother's name). Hope to get a phone call after lunch.

    I'm not sure if i said the right thing but dh and I have discussed going to another clinic, I told my clinic we are thinking that way this morning after they told me they can't get me in until maybe August. They are a small clinic here but have a massive one in Perth so am feeling a bit left behind by them.

    Stuck in limbo-Land...................not happy!

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    Hi NQers,

    I'm new to this forum thing, and thank God someone posted the meanings of all the acronyms! I think I am about halfway to understanding you all now! I know a couple of posters here (Hi Sunny and Amps!) I have been laying a bit low since I started this whole IVF journey last December 2011. Amazing the amount of support I felt just reading all your posts, so I thought, wow how supported will I feel if I actually make friends with these girls!? You are all amazing women and there are some fantastic stories out there. Everyone is so strong and amazing. It is great to be on this journey together and get such good advice and opinions and well, just chat really. gush gush!

    I am with CFC up here in Cairns. I had my first Stimulated cycle in Dec, we only got 4 eggs, but all 4 of them fertilised, one was transferred (FET I believe?) and 2 good quality Embies were frozen. The first FET didn't stick, so we used another frostie in April and Hallelujah it stuck!! Couldn't believe it. So after all the excitement I ended up M/Cing in May at 9 weeks. It was horrendous, and that sucked so supremely that it actually put me off going back for a little bit.

    1.5 months later and DH (see I'm getting good at this acronym stuff now!) says let's just get back into it, no time like the present, and yeh I guess I am keen to get going again too. No sense in waiting. So we had a review appointment and FS (is that right?) says we will up the doses etc this time. For my 1st stim cycle they went quite easy on me and ended up upping the doses as we went. I had no problems or reactions, so I've told him to go hard this time. Hit me with it.

    In addition he is suggesting I take DHEA for a month to see if we can give those eggs some muscles. (The nurse's analogy, not mine ) So we are thinking of doing that and then starting a fresh cycle in a month or so. We still have 1 frostie left, but it's quality isn't as good as the last 2 and I would just die if we defrosted it and were all ready for transfer and it didnt make it.

    So that's about it for me. I've also decided to change offices at work in an effort for a calmer work environment and hopefully therefore a lifestyle change for the better. So much of this TTC is based on stress levels so I got proactive about it and changed things.

    So here's to new friendships and lots of babies ladies. Aren't we lucky to be up here in FNQ! to you all. XX

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    Hi Ladies

    Musicalgal: Oh dear lady, so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't blame you for lying low, I would've done the same but we didn't get as far as you. Glad to hear you are ready to jump back on the train again. Hope your new office helps for things to be less stressful. No wonder I haven't run in to you, cos you weren't there......hehe.

    afm: I'm off to Sydney on Monday to see Prof. Vancaillie on Tuesday, surgery will be sometime next week. Must say it hasn't quite sunk in yet that its finally going to happen. Talk about phone hockey. I am quite upset with my clinic right now, they don't seem to want to talk to me, they are always "too busy".
    Not Happy!
    Kerri at acupuncture gave me a big hug today when I told her of my interesting month. She agrees about me being pro-active. If I wait for doctors to organise things, I will be 60.

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    Hi all,
    Thought I'd check in & say Hi also.

    Amps: good luck in Sydney. Hopefully you'll get all the answers and fix that you require. Keep us updated.

    Musicalgal: Welcome & Good luck. I have a feeling you rang CFC while I was waiting to go in for my blood & scan yesterday morning . (I heard receptionist mention DHEA). I know I shouldn't be listening to other ends of phone calls but waiting is so tedious.

    AFM: I've started my second OI cycle. 1st scan of cycle yesterday & we actually have a dominant follicle. Fingers crossed it develops & my lining thickens. We've been to an information seminar at QFG and if this cycle doesn't work, for financial reasons, we're going to give Bob a go at CFC. We're still undecided how long we'll persevere with OI before moving onto IVF, that's going to be something we take by doctor advise and how we feel at the time.

    Good luck to everyone

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    Hi everyone


    Musicalgal - Welcome to our little thread! Sorry to hear of your loss. It is a great thing to have this forum to lean on when things aren't going the way we would like. Good luck with the office change - I hope it does the trick! When I go back to work I'll be making time for yoga everyday (instead of when I think I need it). Good luck and may your IVF journey be short!

    Amps - I hope I've made the right decision to go with CFC after hearing of your debacle... I agree with Kerry - you have a right to be proactive when it comes to your health... particularly when it comes to that old biological clock! Best wishes and good luck next week in Sydney!

    Tropical Bub - It is hard trying to decide when to take the next step. I know if I had a choice I would like to do things as naturally as possible - but given my age, my first FS advised to go straight for IVF. I hope your OI goes well. Fingers crossed and baby dust!

    AFM - Currently getting all my stuff together for my trip to Cairns next week. I have my initial appointment at CFC on Thursday (if anyone wants to meet up). I should be able to get in a little retail therapy while I am there! It has been years since I've spent any length of time in Cairns. It'll be good to get to know it again.

    I hope you are all well
    Shazzymoo

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    Thanks everyone for your support. It's heartbreaking reading some of these stories in the forums. Some women have been through sooo much and still don't give up. But geez it is sooo supportive to have lovely ladies to go through all of this with. You just get it.

    AMPS- I can't believe how you are being treated by CFC . It's appalling. It sounds like they have wiped you and put you in the 'too hard basket'. WTF!? I never dreamed they would do that. I'm glad you have stood your ground and taken things further and to other other clinics to get things sorted. Hopefully once you get to the bottom of this condition you will be able to start things with a clean slate. It really is a step by step process this whole thing. Fix one thing, wait for the next thing, try the new thing. Talk about needing the patience of a saint!

    I've gotta dash, but let us know how u go Amps XX

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    Hi Ladies

    Tropicalbub: Hi, I'm crapping myself just quietly right now. I'm petrified this won't work either. There was a woman from one of our other branches up helping us with stocktake yesterday and I had to dash into the other builing when we had our break because the baby stories started. She's got a 6 month old and has just come back to work part-time. Well, I managed to keep it together until she started showing photos on her phone..............I just couldn't help it. Thats when i realised just how scared I am of this not working.

    Shazzymoo: I hope my dramas don't put you off. Individually I find all the staff at cfc lovely but I think whats happened is they didn't account for them getting this busy...........and the mentality of people in this part of the country haha. Because you've been on this journey already, you will know what to ask and how to plan things. My advice would be to take notes and follow up with things yourself, don't let them fob you off. Dh and I have decided if my operations are successful then we will see Dr Lingham for a review with a look at doing a frozen transfer with our 2 remaining embryos, but we will most definitely be expressing our concerns over our treatment. I think I am too raw still to deal with it now.

    Musicalgal: Thanks heaps for your support, that goes for everyone. I can't believe how things have gone myself. I am praying everything goes well for you and that it is trouble free, stress free and gets you a bfp.

    I am seriously freaking a little here. I've never been to Sydney and I will be by myself..........I feel like a sook. It doesn't help that I cry at the drop of a hat these days. Af has gone awol (3 days late now) so my surgery can't happen on Tuesday now. has to be between day3 and day 12 in my cycle. Its really sad that I'm praying so hard for her to show up!! I bet I will get lots of sleep tonight and better set my alarm in case I sleep in.......yeh, right!!

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    Hi Ladies,

    Hope you are all doing well. Work has been out of control so i havent had time to jump on and see how everyone is going.

    AMPS: Hopefully CFC have picked up their act. Sometimes i feel that the clinics just treat us like a number. I think they must become immune to the constant ****** of couples coming in who are at their last resort. I really hope that the surgery in Sydney goes well. Its freezing down there so pack your winter woolies!

    Musical Gal: Welcome and sorry to hear of your loss. When do you have your next cycle planned for?

    Tropical Bub: Best of luck with the OI. Are you using clomid?

    Shazzymoo: Hope your appointment goes well. What day is it?

    AFM: Nothing much going on here. Playing the waiting game until September after we get back from holidays. I have to say though that i was kinda annoyed at the FN at my clinic the other day. When i called to say that i was spotting very early (5 days before period due), she gave me the old rehearsed line of "well that probably means that the cycle wasnt successful". Im not stupid, im well and truly aware of that. I asked would they like me to do bloods to test progesterone levels because i was spotting so early. She just fobbed me off. Not very impressed. I feel like i just hand over money and all i get in return is a bleed two weeks later.

    Very seriously considering going to Sydney for my next cycle if my remaining frostys dont work.

    Hope everyone is well

    xo


 

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