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    Hi Ann, we had two transferred on the first go and both implanted (Only one ended up viable). This was after 7 cycles on our own. So I have no regrets switching to donor. I don't think I could have handled the disappointment any more. We also have our first ever frosty so fingers crossed it will work too and I'll never have to do IVF again :-)

    Medibank will only cover your hospital stay not your donors (unless they have private cover too then you just have to pay their excess) I had to pay the full amount for my donor to be in day surgery for the epu. Everything for Medicare which went through QFG for us was billed to me so I could still claim Medicare for the IVF part. Unfortunately it was too late for my sister to get private cover for the day surgery, but that was the least of my problems at the time.



    Hi Toni, QFG are great. I've heard a lot of good stories about all different doctors there. I was with Warren DeAmbrosis. He was fantastic and DH loved seeing him too, but I know he is planning to retire soon so I don't know if he is taking on new patients. I'm sure other QFG ladies can give you other recommendations too.

    Good luck!

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    Ann - hey Hun you will not even have to consider DE. As for us, I had two embies transferred and one took first go. I cannot comment re Medicare rebate as we had to travel to South Africa for our donor, so no rebates there.

    Toni - welcome. Wishing you a short and sweet stay. As for specialists, I cannot recommend Warren de Ambrosis (Wazza) enough. He is a bit out there and really pushes the boundaries with the latest and greatest to get you your prize. He has a heart as big as gold and works endlessly often 7 days a week to help his patients.

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    Hi i'm new to the forum world but have always found comfort in reading other peoples posts and knowing that other people are going through the same thing. We have just recently had a failed attempt of ICSI and it was devastating. Now we are waiting to do the FET.
    Does anyone on here have any thoughts about the FET in terms of taking medication or not? I really want to try the FET without assistance but my cycle is very irregular so FS is recommending i take something to help my cycle, but it also means i would have to have progesterone (which i despise). The other dilema is whether to have 2 embys transferred or just 1. Such a big decision!
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    Hi,
    I just want to say thank you for your responses!

    I have heard so much about Warren (Wazza). I have PCO and am a little worried about OHSS. Hopefully they can not put me into that state!

    Thanks again ladies and I hope to continue in this thread once I start the whole process!

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    Hi KtKing and Laned

    Thanks for your reply. Unfort my donor doesnt have private cover, but likely you correctly said that wld be the least of my worries! Beside even if I did organise a cover for her, I suppose there wld be a waiting period. I never knew how much day surgery cost as I always just paid my access and that was that! I will have to find out now.

    I think that I would probably go for two tx but since it will be coming from a 23 yr old I know my FS wouldnt be recommending it! I totally hear you in terms of doing 7 cycles, I am on to no. 5 and for me I think while physically I can heck it (i think Iam becoming an addict now!), I just hate the disappointment it brings along cycle after cycle esp seeing the pain my DH goes through. DH is sick and tired of seeing my injecting myself and is so ready for the donor cycle. I guess once we will be holding that baby it wouldnt matter where the egg came from!

    Girls it must be such a nice feeling, feeling the baby bump and have you started baby shopping already?

    Toni QGF is quite good and convenient in terms of getting bloods done esp if you end with a FS within the Watkins building (where QFG is located). There are many good FS out there so do your research and find out who do you think you could gel with. My FS is great, no question is silly, makes me laugh, remembers my questions, queries and concerns over the appointments, so i dont feel like a no. No matter how busy he is he always has time for his patients. Good luck with your search.

    Hey Kd- so sorry to hear about your ICSI BFN, we go through all the hurdles and then having that BFN after the tww is painful. I havent done a FET cycle so cant offer you any advise, I would probably have to look into it down the road though. In terms of the progesterone or any other meds and injects we have to do, I guess it is a very small price to pay for the end goal - so just keep your eyes on the big prize love!

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    another fan of the wonderful warren de ambrosius here as well. I had two cycles with David molloy before switching to wazza. found wazza more open to different plans of attacks and felt like we had a say in what happened throughout the whole cycle. have also heard good stories on Dr Scott salisbury Aaron well.

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    Hiya,

    Just wondering if any of you ladies had any issues with OHSS?

    I have PCO and am a little scared about developing a nasty case of it.

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    Hi Toni - I did on my second cycle, (my first didn't produce any embryos) It was only classed as mild though but still painful (mild because i didn't end up in hospital) After that they tend to understand how your body works and reacts to the drugs they can adjust it to avoid it happening again. It meant I had to freeze the two embryos I had and do a FET once I recovered. I've had many cycles which I had over 20 eggs collected upon EPU (my largest was 24) and still didn't get ohss. So just because you get a large number of eggs due to PCO/PCOS doesn't meant you will definately get OHSS.

    My doctors have all said to stock up on sustegen and other high protein drinks and drink a lot of electrolyte drinks (I used to get the hydrolyte ice blocks from the chemist). All I can say is follow your doctors instructions and if they suspect that OHSS is a possibility start dosing up on protein and electrolytes before EPU.

    I knew it was different to my previous cycle before EPU. I was sooo bloated and sore I couldn't even lay flat on the operating table. I had to keep my knees bent up and they flattened me out once I was asleep. It took about a week for the bloating and pain to ease and I think two weeks before we could start preparing for the FET.

    Gosh sorry for waffling on,I hope it helped more than scared you :-)

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    Sorry if this question is TMI, but has anyone who has done IVF previously had trouble having pap smears?

    I'm at the point where I almost can't have them, they are so painful. Therefore I'm getting really anxious about the embryo transfer and whether they will even be able to do it. I'm with QFG & they don't sedate patients for that procedure. My FS said he would give me some valium if necessary, however I had that previously for a pap smear & it didn't really seem to do much.

    Also, how do you ladies do the 'waiting' thing? I'm currently waiting for our PGD workup to be done - it can take up to 6 months, we only started it in February. Apart from the anxiety about the embryo transfer (above) I am really ready to get started & I'm finding it hard to wait.

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    Hi heart,
    I have the same anxiety about transfers because I have a bend in my cervix and on one they had to straighten it. Yes it was very painful. So I mentioned it to Wazza with my first cycle with him and he gave me Valium and pethadine for my 1st transfer with him and I didn't have a clue what was going on around me. DH told me he had me singing the Play School theme song at one point lol. My second transfer with QFG I had another dr do the transfer cause Wazza was in holidays and he had the same problem getting through my cervix. I felt a little pinch but I was so high I didn't really care too much :-)

    Ask for pethadine. They usually give it to you if you are so anxious and willing to pay for it.

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