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    Hello and good luck to all.

    In regards to choosing CT and CFC we were recommended CFC by or local FS so felt that the medical standards would be equivalent to Australia. They were very helpful and there were no issues with there procedures or professionalism. CT is a fantastic place to be espicially for this kind of thing. THe tourist areas are great and there are heaps of things to do even with a one year old and with three trips in relatively quick succession. The staff at the hotels were friendly as was everyone we met. As we booked the car to the clinic through the tour desk at the hotels they knew exactly why we were there and were very excited for us. We spent one night in Pretoria and i didnt feel at all safe. If you find a donor you like in a different city i would recommend paying the travel costs (if you can). From the little I have read I believe the clinics are good in the other cities.

    Lily72 - if you are after an update email the clinic. I'm sure they are quite used to people being on edge and wanting reassurance that all is going well.

    Klm0511 - As you go on to medications to regulate your cycle menopause is not a major issue. You should try Egg Donation Australia too if you are looking for local ED.

    Thembs - I wouldnt be concerned about 2 out of 8 it just means you have the strongest 2. We got 2 out of 4 and one was ok at day 3 and the other wasnt great. We were devastated, however I am now at 34 weeks with our second son so anything can happen. Hope it happens for you and you get to experience the reflux, having to sleep upright, feeling like an alien is going to explode out of you, peeing yourself as you vomit, getting out of breath as you walk up the stairs and trying to find a boys name that the girls havent taken! Reading that i realise how lucky i am and how much all of you would love to be in my situation. I also havent had any major problems which i am very relieved about.

    Good Luck

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    Thank you January and Plimpy, I feel so much better and I do hope we've got the strongest left. I'll update later.

    Big hugs to everyone
    Thembs xx

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    Our donor has gastro and is in hospital which means no screening yet... one side of me is incredibly sympathetic towards her because she is sick and gastro sucks and the brat in me is impatient and frustrated at a set back at the first stage. I'm also hoping she's not having second thoughts and putting things off.
    My ever practical other half just said 'it happens, there's nothing we can do'... he's right, but I'm feeling a bit deflated.
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    Thembs - my heart really went out to you when I read your post. We all go to SA with dreams of high fertility rates, blasts on ice and successful cycles. On the day of our TF we only had 2 embryos, the third was so fragmented they destroyed it and we had none to freeze. Please take heart that our little man is 9.5 months. I was absolutely gutted on the day of TF questioning 'how can this happen, I was expecting at least some backup frosties'. Miracles do happen. Wishing you your African miracle.

    Ann - I have followed your journey on the Brissy thread and am so excited for you. Xx

    Emski - sorry to read about your donor. Such a shame. Hope she has a speedy recovery. Xx

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    Big Hugs to you Em! This whole waiting game is sucky and every delay seems torturous
    Hoping she has a quick recovery and it all falls into place x

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    Totally agree, big hugs from me too Em. You will get there and this battle will all seem worthwhile!

    Thembs, good luck. It only takes one so stay positive.

    AFM, I can't remember if I shared my M/C results here but it was a Trisomy 22 and it was a girl this time. DH's SCSA came back as 'Excellent'.
    So, I saw the FS this week and the plan is to do a FET with our last frostie this month (I think I've already mentioned this). If that doesn't work out, then we will be moving to Donor eggs. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I finally have a real chance of a lasting pregnancy.

    I've been checking out the agencies and I'm hoping to get over to SA in May if we can make that work.

    I saw a youtube video that was an interview with Jenny from Baby2Mom and she said something like "You are using your own eggs, because the donor has given them to you". Anyway, I thought it was a really nice sentiment and worth sharing.

    Hope you're all well, wherever you're at in the process.

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    Hi everyone- just a quick update from Cape Town.

    We transferred 2 embryos today. Dr H was happy with the quality and I'm now resting, trying not to do much. DH has been good and very supportive. Dr H wants me to do the blood test on Monday the 17th Feb.

    Now just a quick question, maybe this has been discussed before. I'm wondering how long I'm supposed to rest up? Is it 24 or 48hrs? We have 2 more days here in Cape Town to relax and week which we'll spend in Durban and Johannesburg before we come back to Oz. I've eaten heaps of pineapple today as well. I'll update when we get back.

    Lots of hugs everyone


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    Congratulations Thembs!

    My clinic here just says take it easy for the first 24 hours after - I can't imagine it would be any different for DE transfer.

    In good news - our dates may not change yet as our donor is already on the pill. Here's hoping she's well enough for her screening on the 13th.

    Em x

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    We have tentative dates to be in Cape Town for our first appointment on 24th March... Yay!
    Just waiting for them to confirm so we can book stuff...hopefully soon... My patience is wearing thin today
    This is probably aggravated by the fact that our return from Cape Town will likely coincide/be coordinated with me starting with a new employer ... #whydoidothistomyself

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    Geez everything is happening on here .


    Emski - I hope your donor gets better soon and you can keep everything on track.


    Erin - I like they sentiment 'they are your one eggs, the donor gave them to you'.


    Thembs - great news about your transfer. Fingers crossed for you and I hope you have a speedy 2WW.


    Blinky - I hope you're dates are confirmed soon.


    AFM - we have tentative dates with the first appointment being 23 April. Our donor should be having her screening next week. Can anyone tell me how long it takes from the screening until the donor is approved?


    Have a great weekend everyone.


 

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