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    So just got back from the f/s appointment and here's how it went down;

    We got there about 15min early. Were asked to fill out a quick form each. We were invited into the office. We sat by ourselves for 10minutes before the Dr arived and shook D/H hand but not mine? He looked at our refereal and tests to date. He confirmed that I had PCOS, although he said the 'symptoms' part of it were mild. He confirmed that dh sperm count was low, mobility low and no tests had been done to test his morphology. The specialist asked us a few questions but very little and then he sent us off to get some tests done.

    The tests he said were more spcialised then the ones we had got done thus far. He did explain what each of them were but as I'm no Dr as soon as we left I had forgotten mostly what he had said. The nurse couldn't get much blood out of my left arm so then she jabbed my right arm. About 6 test tubes were taken. My dh was up next and he had about 3 test tubes taken.

    We were then sent across the road so that dh could provide a sperm specimen which was the strangest situation ever. We had to go under and into the car park and then into a door which in fact was signed 'IVF Room'. Finaly we made our way to where we had to be and the room had a gross devan, a cupboard with pornos as expected and a toilet. dh managed to do his thing and we were on our way. Dh has to get more tests done at a later date becasue we just couldn't afford to do them all at once. As it were this first visit cost us just over $500.00!!! Anywho, hopfuly it shouldn't be long after we can get the remaining tests done that we find out the results.

    The specialist had said that dh problem is a little more serious then mine becasue assisting with ovulation is quite easy - even though I didn't ovulate even when taking clomid? So, it may be a waste of money for us to do injectables anyway, so this wasn't realy discussed and it seems this cycle we've got nothing. He said as it stands at the moment we would have a 1% only of falling pregnant!!!

    He went on to say that depending on results he will then let us know of some options - what will give us best success rate etc. I asked the difference between IUI and IVF and his main response was focusing on success rate. He said 2 healthy adults have a 10% chance each cycle, on IUI (with or without any issues) there is about a 12% but with IVF it raises to about 40% depending of course on medical issues etc.

    It got me very upset becasue I know that IVF is extremely expensive so if it comes to this, which is a very likely possibility now, we may not be able to go through with it until I've finished uni which is another 2 1/2 years away and we realy don't want to have to wait that long.

    Anywho, sorry for the long story, just thought I'd share our experience and I'll keep ya'll updated on our test results and whats next for us. In the meantime I will still be hangen out here so interested also in your journey's.

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    thinking of you mate! Yep keep me posted.. ill let you know how the next lot of bloods go on monday. i took my temp this morning anf it was up.. i got a feeling i may have ovulated.. but on day 45 what the fu%ck.. everywhere i read they say even if you do ovulate late they say the egg isnt good quality or something like that!

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    Default IVF and health insurance

    After our first session at the fertility specialist on Thursday, we were told that IVF may be our next and best option, although we are still waiting on some test results.

    I know I'm jumping ahead a bit here, but I'm concerned that if we needed to proceed with IVF we may have to wait until next year due to health insurance waiting period. We arn't very keen on this idea seen as we have already been ttc for 15months!

    We joined La Trobe health in February this year, especially choosing them due to the 9month waiting period for most pregnancy related services. I think however IVF isn't included in this and so we would have to wait 12months for their assistance with that. Can anyone tell me if that's right, and if so, is there anyway the waiting period can shortened?

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    sorry i have no idea. I dont even think ivf is included on our private health. So you have considered telling his parents yet? even though i agree none of their business.

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    Hey, thanks for the reply. I have suggested that at this stage it might be a good idea to let them know, but he still doesn't want to, so counting on them for support - emotional or financial. To be honust, even if he decides to, I'd be very nervous about it. How is everything going with you?

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    not much else happening, gyno said i def did ovulate around day 46. I got to get a blood test on monday to check hormone levels and pregnancy. But not confident, i kinda gave up on it because i didnt think i ovulated so dont know whether i did it at the right time. I think im getting af i just have a feeling and i dont have any pregnancy symptoms. Going up to 100 next cycle and hubby has to get sperm test too, so it will be get to check that too. Yeah still havnt told his parents or my dad about our situation. Ill keep you posted, let me know how your doing too x

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    Ugh my app hasn't been working, sorry girls.

    NessieJ that sucks. Have you got the results yet? I'm dreading being told that we have to do IVF as well.

    I'm CD13 and waiting.....if this cycle doesn't work I have to get my tubes tested and hubby has to get another test. His last test was good, so here's hoping.

    I went up to 50mg this cycle and have 2 follicles developing, but I guess one may stop growing?

    Prinny - that's good that you ovulated, but sucks it's such a long cycle. Can you get a scan and trigger this cycle? Sorry if I've asked that before.

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    Hey,

    No, no results yet. They may have them, but hubby needs to get one more test anyway so I guess we may as well wait until then. Will keep you updated though.

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    Two follicles - could that mean twins??? Let us know how it goes.

    Had another blood test this morning to check hormone levels/early pregnancy. Not feeling confident though... its so annoying just waiting for my period to rock up, im not going to do a hpt. For once i actually dont feel the urge too, i think i dont want to be dissappointed and i actually dont have any tests at home so thats a good thing i wont be tempted too.

    Im just so over these long cycles day 58 and still waiting... I bet af will rock up this weekend when we are going away for our wedding anniversary!

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    i dont want to make you sad because i know how it feels.. but just found out im pregnant! didnt think it was possible because i ovulated so late in the cycle. Dont want to get to excited yet because its only early.

    keep my updated with your journey xx


 

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