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    I was with him for about 20 mins the first time and about 15 the second. Yes it is a lot but the ongoing fees are minimal as you don't need extra consults once you are preg. It is only the treatments that can add up. For me (not doing ivf) it was well worth it especially as we were successful first time and he also told us we wouldn't need to do pgd which would've cost $10k per go which my previous fs said was the only option for us so we saved a lot in that regard

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    Thanks girls - lots of good information on what to expect for all of us.

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    Nidhulaine - I am so sorry to hear your devastating news. I wish I had better words of comfort, but I don't so I'll just send you a big hug

    Welcome to all the new posters I hope your immune treatment will result in the same wonderful outcome that it did for me.

    I have been reading along here but haven't had a chance to post. I'm sorry that some of you are feeling frustrated with Gywneth. I had a few occasions where I had to chase her up but overall I found her to be incredibly helpful and on the ball with my treatment. I found that email was definitely the best way to contact her and I almost always had a response within a few hours. If I didn't after 24 hours, I'd send a reminder email or give her a call. I began my treatment over a year ago and when I spoke to her after the birth of my daughter in June she said that they were so overwhelmed with the amount of new patients that were seeking treatment that they were having trouble keeping up. The majority of new patients are through word of mouth and forums like this. She described it as a 'tidal wave' of women seeking answers. Obviously they don't want to turn patients away, I honestly think she is doing the best she can. What probably needs to happen is for them to employ another (possibly younger and more switched on) receptionist, but who knows if they will?
    For those feeling frustrated or having difficulty getting their questions answered please keep persevering. I'm sure she got sick of the sound of my voice and my name popping up in her inbox but I was relentless and got what I needed!

    Hope everyone else is well, and that all the lovely prego ladies are enjoying every moment of growing their precious bub

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    Doesn't appear 9 was my lucky number after all, just poas and it was a negative 😓 bt on Monday. Perhaps I'd better give everyone's fave person a call and make an apt with dr M. Will she send me a list of bloods I need or does that happen after the apt with Dr M?
    Wasn't planning on another stim cycle, was thinking of doing the donor egg thing after this many cycles instead of spending more money which could be the reason why we aren't having any luck. It's such a massive decision we now have to make. Would love to hear others thoughts?

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    Hi Bella - oooh you give me hope, and a flutter of excitement, re. the potential of a pregnancy! Congratulations on your new addition, your DD must be a gorgeous bonny 4 month old now?

    It's interesting the G scneraio. I've never had an email response to many emails sent, except a few days ago, after emailing her saying I really needed this looked into & a day later I got a response. She has also never ever returned by phone messages, I have to keep phoning her, sometimes 3 times a day and still to no avail. I can understand what you are saying re. the increase in work load, but surely they could get her some help.... is it just G in there? Because I haven't physically been to the clinic/premises I wrongly and sadly have an exaggerated picture in my mind of a very back block dysfunctional reception area... !! I'd love to have been able to meet her and Dr M in person, so at least I could picture whom I'm working with.

    AFM: Had a follow up ph consult with Dr M yesterday, re NK Cell treatment plan.....

    I need Dexmethasone x 3 day. Vitamins: Caltrate Plus x 2 day, Vit E 1,000mg x 1 day, Folic 5mg per day. High Progesterone doses.

    Intralipids, 1-2 weeks prior transfer, 4 days post transfer - monitor bloods if BFP

    $1,500 Injection (non rebateable), Clexane. He said (re. that VERY expensive injection) - if we weren't time poor, he would put me on the other med's for 4 weeks then do the bloods all over again and see if they had suppressed my NK Cells enough, then he would know whether or not to use the injection. But we don't have that time up our sleeve, so roll on pure gold injection (gee I bet it's more expensive than some of the illegal drugs these guys snort up in back alley ways!!)
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    Meags, so sorry for your bfn. I'd definitely give dr m a call and make an appt.

    Sooty- I know their practice seems disorganised and that can be frustrating, but have faith! I always felt like dr m was making my treatment up on the spot whenever I saw him but it got me a beautiful, healthy bub so whatever he did worked after 6 previous unsuccessful transfers and the heartbreak that accompanies it (pleased
    To say that's all a distant memory now bubs is here.) She is 3.5mths old and we are looking fwd to taking her overseas to meet my husband's family next month

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    Meags - so sorry, that's devastating. I would phone and ask to make an appointment. She will send you out a New Patient form to complete - be warned apparently someone is still waiting 3 weeks later, so probably get onto it. If you like I am happy to email you mine - they were sent my email and they are the blank ones she sent me. I don't think I can do via the PM on here though as I tried for someone else. Let me know... no worries if you want to go through G - mine are very recent, so they will be uptodate. You will have to wait for the apt with Dr M and then the required tests will be sent to you (mine via email).


    Bella - thank you so very much for telling me how their practice is and how you felt the same with Dr M... feeling like he was making it up as he went

    I'm actually really relieved to hear that, as even though I do have a tonne of faith in him, from reading all of your experiences, I did feel slightly unsettled by it. So that is really reassuring to hear... thank you so much.

    Awwwwwww how gorgeous, and how wonderful will that be going overseas to introduce her to your husbands family. I can imagine it would all seem like a distant memory.... I am hanging out for that day, when I can put all this behind me... life will be a breath of super fresh air again, just he way it's meant to be


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    Meags, so sorry for your bfn. I'd definitely give dr m a call and make an appt.

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    Sooty- I know their practice seems disorganised and that can be frustrating, but have faith! I always felt like dr m was making my treatment up on the spot whenever I saw him but it got me a beautiful, healthy bub so whatever he did worked after 6 previous unsuccessful transfers and the heartbreak that accompanies it (pleased
    To say that's all a distant memory now bubs is here.) She is 3.5mths old and we are looking fwd to taking her overseas to meet my husband's family next month

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    As another successful dr m patient due to give birth in 6 weeks i think that until someone provides feedback to dr m directly not much will change ....
    I realise they are very busy but we are/ have been paying them lots of money and they should be atleast moderately professional !


    Me 32 / DH 36
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    I experienced some similar challenges but to be honest i only had 2 consultations in the office, a few sets of bloods to check on the surface markers and a handful of intralipid treatments..... So i spoke to him then
    I was lucky enough to fall and stay pregnant on my first round of treatment with dr m , after 3 yrs if TTC and over # 10 IVF transfers.... Including PGD embryos!!!!


    Me 32 / DH 36
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    Thanks Romy - it's so good to hear success stories!! And your journey with Dr M. I agree, he does need to know - and it is a lot of money. You kind of just suck it up & don't actually think in real $ terms - but $450 already - that is a lot more than my own FS for actual IVF treatment consultations. I'm happy to pay it, as I know we are on the right track now.... BUT it is really frustrating that he doesn't have an efficient front person dealing with his existing and new clients.
    Quote Originally Posted by Romy Sydney View Post
    I experienced some similar challenges but to be honest i only had 2 consultations in the office, a few sets of bloods to check on the surface markers and a handful of intralipid treatments..... So i spoke to him then
    I was lucky enough to fall and stay pregnant on my first round of treatment with dr m , after 3 yrs if TTC and over # 10 IVF transfers.... Including PGD embryos!!!!


    Me 32 / DH 36
    2013 March FET PGD, Bondi Protocol + Intralipid * BFP due Nov 2013 *


 

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