Hi Girls. Still getting BFNs here, but no AF as yet.
Hi Girls. Still getting BFNs here, but no AF as yet.
Hang in there peonies. Everything crossed here. X
Thanks Roma. Pretty sure it's BFN though. Something would be showing up by now surely. I can feel AF on the way too.
Lillac - congrats on being PUPO! Good luck.
MGC Bertie - hi. As I think I said before, I recommend Dr Golovsky over Dr Lok. He is a urologist and specialises in this area. We saw both of them, and I recommend Dr G. Any reason why you would have to wait so long for a microdissection with him? It took us a while to first see him, but he was available to do the microdissection whenever we proceeded with a cycle. It was only a couple of months. We had to wait out the waiting time for donor sperm anyway (because nobody put us on the waiting list until later - grrrr), and my DH was going away for work anyway. In the end the timing all just scraped in perfectly at the last minute. Was stressful though that we wouldn't get to choose a donor in time. Dr G did the op on the day I had my EPU, so if he found sperm it would be ready to go with any eggs retrieved from me. Unfortunately he didn't find any, so they thawed some of the sperm from the donor we had chosen (they had it there at the lab waiting, in case we needed it). I see on the other thread that the waiting time for donor sperm has stretched out again - odd. Would you consider doing the microdissection with Dr G and a cycle for you, without having the donor sperm on standby? Might mean you end up wasting the stim cycle or freezing your eggs. And if no sperm is found, then you can go to a clinic that has more donor sperm options with no wait time instead.
We have actually moved onto trying AI at home with a donor we found ourselves - that's what I just got a BFN from. This was the first month trying that.
MGC Bertie (20-11-2012)
Peonies... Thank-you so much for all your information and advice. It's stuff like that that I really need to even find out some of this information, as it's not contained in any of the clinic brochures ;-) And yes, I'm just learning how to navigate around this forum, and haven't quite worked out how to tag things so I can go back and re-read them later, so I do apologise. You seem to be an absolute wealth of knowledge, and one day I hope I can write something that is useful to others too, so thank you heaps.
Using Dr Golovsky, I think, is just one last option, as we have literally only found 1 or 2 sperm before, so I really think the sperm donor as back-up is needed, yes, so the cycle isn't wasted. The good news is that I phoned and spoke to the donor co-ordinator (Kirsty) and she seems very much on the ball, apologised profusely that my details hadn't been sent to her, and answered heaps of my questions over the phone. I came off the phone really satisfied with what she said, she made a number of bookings for me, and said that really it shouldn't be more than 4 months. So since it's not happening before Xmas, and then we already have a holiday booked for the beginning of January, I think I'm feeling okay about things now.
Good luck with your AI. That's great that you've found your own donor to help you. Fingers crossed it works next month
Lilac You sound like you are coping fine with all of your busy distractions
Catemer Hope you and DP have a lovely Christmas break & 2013 is your year hon.
Alison that is one fantastic deal from acupunturist - hope you do end up paying her If you do another cycle will FS be able to do something different to keep prog. down? I've been sniffing synarel for a few weeks now and will start jabbing the Menopur tonight.
Peonies sorry that the first AI attempt didn't give you a BFP I know everyone wanted that for you, I hope your next try gets the golden egg - at least you're not wasting time with all the breaks between cycles like the rest of us.
MGC Bertie Sounds like you've got some good plans for next year too. Have a nice break from it all.
Traveler Nice to hear from you, must be an exciting time of preparation for you & DH now - anyone else cycling? - yes me
Thanks for all the well wishes ladies same to you all those who are cycling. 💐
Catemer gosh what a disappointing way to end this year . You and DP certainly must need a break.
Peonies, will you go straight into another cycle?
We froze eggs when Dr G didn't find sperm. Then on our first donor cycle we used both a fresh batch of eggs and also the frozen ones so as to get most value out of the one vial of sperm. Frozen eggs didn't perform anywhere near as well as fresh eggs, so I would never advise setting out with the intention of freezing eggs, but as a way of trying to minimise losses it's nice.
We are back
after my DP's miscarriage, the elusive period has come and we start gonal on Sunday for FET. Hope this one goes further than the last and we get a baby fingers tightly crossed
MCG Bertie - oh thank you. Glad it was of help. I found Felicita and the other girls here a tremendous help to me a year ago when I was the one asking all the same questions ... so it's nice to pay it forward, so to speak. Kirsty is very nice, and yes I do think they tell you worst case scenario for the waiting time. I recommend seeing an FS from IVFA now, so they can run any tests on you they may want to do, you can start on any supplements or whatever now, so you are super-dooper ready to go whenever all the ducks are in a row.
Nessika - are you jabbing now? Good luck!
AFM - I could AF trying to come so much and still had BFN yesterday @ 14dpo, so I didn't use any more progesterone cream. AF is moving into gear this morning. Yes, we will go straight back into it - that was one of the reasons to go down this path. No long delays, can just keep trying each month ... kind of like "normal people". Need to let Sperm Guy know it didn't work & make sure he's around just before expected O date.
P.S. If you haven't chosen an FS for yourself yet ... I think you said you're going to Westmead IVFA? I can attest that prof Peter Illingworth is really lovely, I'd recommend him. He did my 2nd EPU - we went through the city clinic, but had moved house & Westmead is really close. So it was better for us to do EPU & ET at the Westmead day hospy. My FS just didn't make it there for the EPU, but Illingworth was so nice and I had absolutely no pain at all after that EPU.
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