Chiefsgirl & Kenta still have everything crossed for both of you and am hoping to hear that you and your DH's have an extra special Xmas present on board
MrsMac, if you have another clinic nearby that can get you in pretty quickly, then it might be well worth getting a second opinion. My GP offered two referrals to different clinics when I first started this process. We only made our decision to go with our current clinic after seeing both of them and what they had to offer. The medicare safety net runs by calendar year, so if you do a cycle early on in the year, the safety net will kick in early and you will get more back for each cycle in that year - might help with budgeting.
I understand about the plateauing weight loss too. Stick with all those good things you've started, maybe mix things up in terms of exercise, keep the diet clean and hopefully things will get moving again shortly.
Em, hope you are feeling better today. Looking forward to hearing more about your DE journey. xx