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    Hi Abundance I have come to CT on my own and not a problem at all, I'm really enjoying it, I have met up with DJ & Sunny which has been great. Have a look at the Cape Heritage Hotel it truly is wonderful and I can't fault it at all. It's only small and right in the city, lots of cafe's/restaurants close by and the staff can't do enough to help you, I already don't want to leave. It's about 150-200 rand to the clinic in a taxi. Araline also stayed here and she liked it as well... by the way Araline they do have amazing hot chocolate

    AFM everything going OK, just waiting on the next update

    to all xx

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    [QUOTE=, I started to go grey when I was in my early 20s and now I’m practically white although I dye my hair a dk brown. I don’t know wth I’m going to do about it now but the idea of letting my grey grow in is NOT doing it for me. And my husband’s pretty against me messing with it, especially for the first 3 months. Ugh. Any suggestions would be welcome.[/QUOTE]

    Allie, there are a few salons in Sydney who use organic hairdyes which are quite safe for pregnancy. We can also get these hairdyes and henna colouring from health food shops I have seen someone who had foils done and it looked like any regular salon foil job.

    The cramping is normal its just your body changing, I had real ripping sensations very painful but I have a lot of scar tissue so I put it down to that ripping and re sticking.

    Toxaplasmosis is a horrible thing but as long as you wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly you will be fine. I also read a couple of reports where women who change litter regularly have some sort of immunity if that makes you feel any better. I have two cats but they are now outside toileting cats I rarely do the gardening but when I do I get lots of hand sanitiser and soap on my hands, I do that several times just to be certain. Its just one of those things to be mindful of but I certainly didn't mean to panic you. There are a lot of things to be aware of when pregnant which is a bummer but worth it in the end.

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    Hi ladies,

    Just a quick message for Abundance1 and Crystal. There is a 'natural killer' thread under the 'reproductive immunology' thread that has lots of good information about natural killer cells. You will find information about testing, treatment protocols and the doctors in various states who offer these treatments.

    I am not sure if you ladies have already had testing for NK cells but there are many woman on these threads who have done years of IVF, had many transfers and either miscarried every pregnancy or failed to fall pregnant who are now having babies or are pregnant from their very first immune treatment, so definitely worth having a look. One of these ladies even had two donor treatments at her FS suggestion and still didn't fall pregnant and is now pregnant with her own eggs on her first attempt at immune treatment.

    The few specialists around who treat for immune related infertility usually use steroids (dex or pred), intralipids, asprin and clexane.

    There is a specialist in Sydney called Dr Matthias (hope I am allowed to write his name here) who many of us see. Many FS believe his treatments are controversial but he gets amazing results. He also does intralipid therapy at Hurtsville hospital in Sydney. I think from memory it is apx $650 per treatment.

    If you have a local FS though who is doing your local meds in preparation for your donor cycle it may be worth asking if they can do it. I am in Brisbane and my FS does it free as part of your cycle.

    I hope you don't mind that I have posted this in this thread as I realise it is about using donor eggs, however I guess at the end of the day, we all have one goal and that is to get pregnant and make it to a live birth, so I do feel that sharing information is important.

    Wishing all the lovely ladies on this thread all the very best. I hope you all get your BFP soon!
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    Hope, thank you for that info and I'm going to have a look at the thread I do have autoimmune issues from childhood but the only thing we have not tried is intripilids and my gut keeps telling me its what we're missing. Thank you so much for that

    January, I likely won't get results back until Monday because its a weekend Just what I wanted was 2 more days of waiting. I'm expecting the worst so I've just been getting on with my days and researching for if we need to have another cycle :thumbup: If we get a surprise then I'll be very happy

    Ladies, thank you so much for being so supportive I do appreciate it

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    Anait - your post came at a very good time as we are still looking for places to stay. I will check out the Cape Heritage as I think somebody else also posted positively about it. We don't need 5 star (OMG - I just laugh when I think of my "confusion" surrounding pricing for the Cape Grace Hotel). Are the rooms warm? Were coming mid next month so it will still be cold. I understand lots of places don't have central heating or air con (I will just bring extra jumpers).

    My "spotting" is still there when I wipe occassionally as it's the second day now. Its definitely not a normal "period" as such as it has not even come through onto my undergarments (apologies for TMI ladies ). I'm just hoping my body will behave and that this will just go away. I might just email the CFC to see what they say. Anybody else have anything to add on any of this. I"m concerned that my periods won't arrive after the 28th as they are supposed to

    Hope06 - thanks for that. My neighbour actually showed me a link on the front page of the UK Daily Mail website last week about the use of intralipid infusions and benefits for ladies who have NK cells. My FS has already told me that there is no evidence to support it and they don't recommend it, but I'm going to also use it with the Clexane and Predislone in my CT cycle.

    THank you for sharing ladies. I always log onto this thread and learn something. You're an amazing bunch of women and I'm so very glad I found you all

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    Hey Ladies, oh my this thread is on fire! I can hardly remember what people have posted by the end of reading, so please forgive me. The old memory has been a bit faded of late.


    Donna, wishing you and your donor the very best today. Sending that beautiful African magic your way. X


    Anait and Sunny - Likewise loads of baby dust to you guys.


    Misleo - thanks for the update re Jennilee being MIA. I have been thinking of her too and hope she will have some wonderful positive news for all of us.


    Allieop - congratulations my dear. Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy. I know exactly where you are coming from, my two main worries during pregnancy were toxoplasmosis and listeria and i dont even have a cat!! It made eating out really hard due to my paranoia.


    As stated by JW, I too saw a feature on toxoplasmosis and it noted that if you had had it before, then it was likely you would have immunity. Those most likely to have immunity are those who have had cats for a long time and contact with cat faeces for a long time. As for the test, it is only reassuring to get it prior to falling pregnant as this will let you know as to whether you had antibodies prior to pregnancy. That said, as advised use gloves when dealing with it and super hand hygiene.

    Unfortunately, my obsession has now been replaced by fear of whooping cough, I can't wait until little Will is 6 months and fully vaccinated. I have been pretty well socially isolated and have a list of planned activities when he hits the big 6 month mark.

    Crystal - hang in there Hun. I didn't POAS with my DE cycle as I have found them to be soul destroying in the past. Thinking of you.

    Sorry can't remember who asked, but I have a friend who has travelled to CT a couple of times on her own. Likewise, I would be happy to go there on my own. Joburg however is a different kettle of fish. I would not have felt comfortable there on my own.

    Any how the little man is stirring must fly. Xxx

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    Hi all,

    Hope you are all well. My BT is due tomorrow and as it is Saturday I thought I would ring the lab today and see what my chances were of getting the results tomorrow. Apparently I will have to wait till Monday

    Two more days of waiting So this weekend will involve POAS

    Crystal - I hope things are a little more efficient where you live

    Have a great weekend ladies

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    January - that's rough. Plan a really busy weekend so you keep your mind occupied.

    Laned - I'm with you about reading and then trying to remember who said what or who is doing what. You've just had a baby, so you have a pretty valid excuse... as for me, my daughter is 13, so I can only blame my aging mind :-(

    Anait - the cape heritage hotel has wonderful feedback online and the rooms look lovely. Some people mentioned that the rooms were very noisy on a friday/saturday night due to the bars downstairs. Are you finding it noisy?

    I know this isn't a travel thread, but if anybody has any great recommendations regarding where they stayed and would be willing to share, that would be wonderful.

    AFM - just getting a wee bit stressed that we don't currently have any accommodation booked, but I'm guessing because it's not peak period we will be good.

    I am hoping that we might be lucky and spot a whale or two as well? I am reading travel guides on CT and I can't get over how much there is to do both in and around Cape Town. Hoping that will keep my mind off the beginning of the 2WW!!!

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    January - sorry, just one more thing. If you do POAS this weekend, make sure you do it with one of the digital ones so you have a definitive result one way or the other.

    Thinking of all of you who get your results this weekend. for all of you!

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    Hi ladies

    I love Cape Town!!!

    Met Dr W and Cyndi...adore them. Donor is not quite cooked so EPU has been put back a couple of days from today (friday) to monday, 22nd. My lining just a little thin but he says I have a 'lovely' triple layering which he would transfer with that, but I have an extra couple of days to thicken up.

    Dr W says that we are looking at 15 to 20 eggs. T


 

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