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    All the best Sunny for a high hcg tomorrow :-)

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    Sunny how much does it cost for doing it in Cape Town with accommodation and the procedures etc. Does the clinic organise that or do you do it all?

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    Myheart-I was thinking about the world egg bank last night and weighing it up with doing an overseas cycle. (If I go down this track ) I think I like the idea of the world egg bank as you would be able to fit it in around your normal everyday Routine. But at nearly $ 28000! I'm interested to find out more about donor eggs in Spain. I think spain is quite pricey though. Greece and South Africa sound like the most price friendly.
    Sunny I hope you are wrong and get a surprise tomorrow. I do know what you mean about discolouration of undies, it's my tell tale sign too and there is no getting away from it. It's always good to have a back up plan though. Best wishes for tomorrow.
    Dj how are you going? I hope it's good news
    Fort what is happening with you?
    Even though I'm pupo i keep thinking I'm over this and if it doesnt work don't know if I can keep doing any more cycles.
    I forgot to take my prednisolone which I was supposed to start day 1 of injections. Usually my nurse will tell me what to take and when.(I know I should have been on top of it. )But I have a different nurse this time around and she doesn't seem as thorough.i only realised because I checked my old paperwork. Am I worrying for nothing?

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    Angelmama74 - We went through Cape Fertility Clinic (www.capefertilityclinic.co.za). There are 4 fertility specialists there, each with their own FN/IVF Coordinator and admin person. We used Egg Donations South Africa (EDSA) (www.eggdonationsouthafrica.co.za) as our donor agency, which is affiliated with Cape Fertility Clinic (CFC)....I did not know this until half way through the process. There are a number of donor agencies and my advice is to use which ever agency has "your" perfect donor....do not feel obligated to go with EDSA should you use CFC (PM me if you would like a list of donor agencies). We booked our flights and accommodation, CFC do not do this on your behalf. Here is a list of costs that we paid (in Rand and Aussie Dollar), however, the exchange rate has a huge bearing. Prices valid as at 1 February 2013. 1. EDSA - Fee for recruitment and support of donor and recipient (donors DO NOT receive compensation from the agency) = R15,000 ($1743.19). 2. CFC = R52,965 (A$6101) and can be paid in 2 instalments - this fee covers: donor fee (approx. R6000), donor screening, donor medication, donor scans and consultations, donor egg retrieval, procedure room fee for egg retrieval, anaesthetist fee, IVF lab fees including ICSI, embryo transfer, consultation and scan for recipient and fee for IVF Coordinator and FS time to plan the cycle, and recipient medication (ie; Lucrin depot injection x 1, Estradiol Valerate tablets x 140 and Gestone ampoules x 20, which is Progesterone in Oil). 3. Flights = $2700 each (would have been cheaper if we booked earlier). 4. Accommodation for 16 nights in a great location = $746. Please note: We went in winter, so accommodation and tours are so much cheaper, but then again, if you go on safari, the animals are so much more active in winter. I might just say that the exchange rate makes a difference...if we had paid the CFC fee in March, it would have been $5400 instead of $6101. Oh and if you have any embryos to freeze, it is R3060 (freezing and storage for 12 months)...I haven't paid this yet, but it should be approximately $343. I don't know about anyone else, but the CFC and Storage/freezing costs blow my aussie clinic out of the water!!! CFCs service are exceptional....the only time that I have faced any kind of difficulty, I am sad to say it is when any Aussie component has been involved....Aussie companies/industries can learn a lot from the service/efficiencies from CFC and I found the same throughout Cape Town. I hope the above gives you (and anyone considering the donor path) some food for thought....happy to answer any questions regarding our Cape Town experience, just PM me. Oh one more thing, I paid for my additional medication, as I have problematic lining thickness, so I ended up on a lot of extra medication (unsure of costs, but it was quite expensive) and I also had an Intralipid Infusion = R$2020 ($226).
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    TeamPanda - Hang in there hun....I had a mini melt down about 5 days after transfer and I even got to the stage that I was SO totally over all the pills and jabbing and was ready to give up, which is really unlike me. Take each and every day as it comes....enjoy the days that don't have too much stress and angst, and also embrace the days that can feel so totally desperate...its all part and parcel of the 2WW and you have every right to feel happy, sad, worried, stressed, desperate etc etc etc.

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    Sunny - good luck for your BT tomorrow. I have everything crossed for you. Panda - congratulations on being PUPO. I hope the 2WW is going Ok for you. Emski - how is your 2WW going? Hope your little embie has settled in well. Ann thanks for your well wishes. Not sure what our next steps are. We have follow up appt with FS next Tuesday. Myheart - good luck with your donor egg journey. That 60 Minutes story was heart wrenching, What an amazing strong woman Mary is. Hubby and I were watching it with tears in our eyes. It has really opened my mind more to donor eggs. So inspiring.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have been away for work over the weekend and now trying to catch up on what has been happening. I truly admire all the supportive comments you give each other and only begin to understand how much this support is really needed.
    Sunny your words earlier on have touched my heart. Best of luck for tomorrow.

    Keeping you all in my thoughts,

    Tinybaby

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    Tinybaby4me so true this thread is keeping me sane at the Moment
    Sunny thank you. I have been having a mini crisis and I have calmed down. Your right its all part of the 2 ww. Good luck for tomorrow.
    DJ any news?

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    Mrs Erin, I'm so sad hearing about your news. I'll be cycling in a month or so so around early october too. I think I have recovered from surgery but still puffy and sore at times.

    Team panda I googled Mary koustas and it was heartbreaking her journey but amazed how strong she is. I usually go back to work as time goes by faster in the 2ww.

    Net good luck with travel plans and donor journey.

    Good luck sunny.

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    We were getting bumped down!

    Sunny - hope your BT is a positive one ! Checking bubhub for your news!!

    Springrain - when do you have your BT to check your HCG levels, really hoping its been doing its thing!

    DJ -thinking of you, hope you are traveling well.

    Team panda and emski - time is ticking slowly? It will be good to have all of us getting off on our stops sooner rather than later!

    to all!

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