Rainbow !!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoo hoo.... a good strong heartbeat (and just one.., I swore it was going to be 2) - I'm so happy for you, what a relief.
Oh my gosh... words cant describe that letter you rec'd - what the *** is wrong with the industry. Unbelievable... they need to be far more accountable. Probably NOT what you wanted to find out, today of all days, or any day.
Angel - I feel the same as Helonwheels - I read this forum from the first thread, right through to the very last post & have become hooked. It was all I needed to know to make my decision to move onto ED and go to SA & CFC within a 3-4 weeks of my own unsuccessful cycle.
There is so much valuable and priceless information on here, you couldn't ask for a nicer group of ladies sharing and contributing to help everyone else out that is considering ED or going through it... that's why I keep encouraging others to join in. Everyone has something to contribute.
It has reassured me so much, that when I went for my saline infusion sonogram at a very busy scanning centre, the ladies in there said to me they had heard such good things about SA... but to be honest, even when I hear it now, or read something in the paper (last weeks Lifestyle mag in the Sunday Paper - had a good story on a couple that had spent 100k & then went to SA) I don't really react or think much of it, as everything we need to know is on here, it really is.... and FOR ONCE ITS FREE !!
I have also heard from this forum (I hear everything on here!) that some FS will charge through the roof for "managing" your overseas ED Cycle - a total rort to say the least. My FS bulk billed everything, even his apt from memory - which was just really to organise scripts. I also had my GP write some scripts & order the required blood tests from CFC... she couldn't write the depot injection (apparently its a cancer treatment for men with prostate problems as well) and wouldn't do the clexane for some reason - but only because she isn't qualified in Fertility,.... but she did write lots of other scripts and blood tests that were required. It's awesome you are starting to make progress.
Helonwheels - oh gosh you have really had a rocky road with your miscarriages and the **** up, I'm so sorry to hear all that, what a unnecessary road you have had to travel and had they found sorted this all out earlier.... I would almost be suggesting compensation if you have the energy and the evidence.
Thank you for sharing your feelings with regards to travelling to SA, I kind of feel the same... and am even wondering if we should hire a car, or just pay someone. I don't know, not sure if I am been too paranoid...but I just cant help thinking about been told to have doors locked when driving etc! Also, about not carrying a handbag... I take my handbag everywhere with me... and I wonder, well I'm sure all the other local ladies living in SA carry a handbag... I mean, if we make sure we don't look like a tourist, surely we will be ok??
Do you mind me asking where you stayed and how much you paid? We really don't want to spend anymore than $120 per night, and both bookings we've made to date are $75 a night - and a bargain I must say - as they are super nice!! We are there 16 nights and we decided to move around a little (but not too much!!) I've booked 2 places and need to find another for 2 nights for the last 2 nights and 5 nights when we first arrive.
Laned - thanks for the info on the Brazil nuts... I was going to be shoving them down my throat at great rates, it will be just a few now! Yes, only 6 more weekends to go and starting to count. We've got a lady from work that will housesit & 2 cats and lab, which is a big weight off our minds - bless her. I am still to do our tax... ****e... I really need to get onto it.. but its such a boring chore.. I'd rather clean the house to be honest! I think it will start to feel more real when I get into all the extra meds, which start on 18 October. And also once I get full blood results back from Dr M. They have been coming in the mail in dribs and drabs (copy to me, copy to him) 2 yesterday and another 2 today. There are tonnes of figures, and I see some in red... mmh, but I'm not going to even try and play Doctor on this.. he can work it out, that's why we are paying him for
You're wee boy must be 5 months now - I bet he's at the a beautiful bonny baby age - where you could just eat him up with love
Rainbow - I agree re. the co-ordinator. I don't mean to be mean but Heidi is HOPELESS... all capitals. Dr H emails back almost immediately or within a few hours.. he's so approachable. I do the same, email him, copy her in to do the right thing so he knows (and she) that I'm not expecting him to reply, its really her job half of it, but nooooo, I never hear from her.. except for my treatment plan and an email or 2 after that to clarify a few times and all done and silent again !
Oh Pixel, I can only begin to imagine how you feel... it must be hard not to think about it every second of the day!!!? I'm so happy for you and I love your comment about not thinking too much about lack of symptoms to keep your stress levels down... sometimes its amazing how we can control our thoughts when we really need to. Its such super news for you both