I have been a little bit out of touch the last few days so trying to catch up with you all...
January and Crystal I am so sorry to hear your news and really feel for both of you, but admire your strength and courage in moving forward
Rainbow I definitely feel this area is safe and don't give a thought during the day, I am wary at night and haven't ventured to far on my own but they have public safety officers everywhere in the city and they work hand in hand with the police apparently the crime has dropped considerably since this started. Interesting mention on the microscope had honesty never really thought about it, think I may ask when I speak with the lab tomorrow.
Sooty congratulation on picking your donor, as for payment I paid my first CFC payment and agency with EFT everything since I have been here has been cc.
Net good luck with your tests on Friday and how exciting to have those five little embies waiting for you
AFM... Firstly thank you to everyone for your well wishes, the support has been amazing and much appreciated...
They collected 20 eggs from my donor, 16 where mature and of those 11 fertilised, day three all at 8 cell and doing well, yesterday had a really smooth transfer of two just reaching blast stage and apparently the others were still ok. So waiting all day for a lab report to let me know about freezing and didn't hear from them, chased them up this afternoon to be told in an impersonal abrupt email that none were good enough to freeze. I know there are no guarentee's but really don't understand how when they were doing so well that there are none and it has also made me question the quality of the two I have onboard. So several phone calls and emails later I have found out that they still have them (not binned yet) and that one is at blast but poor quality and they are planning to check again tomorrow. Tomorrow is day 7... any chance do you think?
I didn't realise how much hope I had put into having some to freeze and am disappointed, at the same time overjoyed that I have two and hopefully doing better in me then in the dish and also feeling like a selfish cow for not being happy with what I have. This is the closest I have ever got and now I feel much more pressure for these little ones to stick, it definitely is a bumpy road. So I have to ring the lab tomorrow (as they had left for the day) to find out what's happening, quality of the two I have etc.
On a positive note I really love the nurse who kisses her hand and touches your belly, she is a treasure and gave me the biggest hug when I was (happy) teary after transfer
Much love xx