I haven't posted in ages but have been reading all your updates! Good luck to all those cycling or about to and those still having testing. And of course a huge congrats to those who are pregnant!!! Without the information on this thread I would not have been able to pick myself up after my chemical result from my June South African donor cycle.
Sooty! I feel for you honey. I know its easy to say but try and stay as positive as you can. But don't beat yourself up for feeling some disappointment. I know exactly how you feel. The decision to source donor eggs OS is such a hugely emotional one and a big financial investment. I wish you all the best. Enjoy your remaining time in South Africa. It's such an incredible place to lose yourself in the two week wait! You have done so much preparation for this trip I know! Remember these are very young eggs and you have all your extra immune treatment to help things along. So glad to hear you made it to Sanbona!
AFM - I have had a hell of a few weeks of ups and down on this donor cycle. My gorgeously generous friend agreed to donate. But after 3 weeks on synarel she developed cysts and had to have surgery to drain them! I felt so terrible. I could not believe she had not even started stimming and had developed issues and was unwell!
Thankfully she recovered from the surgery and still wanted to keep going ahead (I was certain that scare would put her off and she would pull out!). Her meds were pulled back and she was on the lowest dose which ended up translating to very slow follicle development and low numbers.
Before we started we had been expecting big numbers as she had a very high AMH and AFC (but was not polycycstic). While cycling the scans showed 23 follicles but only 6-8 that were developing. I started to panic coz having done so many cycles with my own eggs I knew how many eggs can drop off before transfer!
Also after my day 21 hysteroscopy before the cycle I got another period even though I was on Lucrin and was told I probably would not get one or it would be very light. It lasted for ages too so that when they did my lining scans I don't think my lining had had a proper chance to build up. It was only just 6 so they upped my progynova. By next scan it had gone to 7.2 so still not great and they also saw a sac of fluid at the top of my uterus! I couldn't believe it. I had never had problems with lining before or fluid! What a time to start!
In the end we had 9 eggs collected, 2 were immature though. Of those 7 only 4 fertilised! So let's just say it's been a very nervous 5 day wait to transfer today! Two beautiful blastys put in this morning! Also dr said lining looked great and no sign of that pesky fluid! Phew!
I am just so relieved that we had something to transfer. The others may not make it to freezing but I'm going to just focus on the transferred embies for now. With all the additional measures we have taken to combat the immune issues I am so much more confident of a great outcome.
Thanks again to everyone for sharing information about Dr M and his testing!
pardon the monster post ladies!