Jacky - I am so so sorry to hear about your experience with CFC. I feel absolutely sick in the stomach reading it. I went over in Nov last year. Going back shortly. I am not overly happy with some of the things I have heard since been over & some of the questions I have asked of the clinic. To be honest and I too agree & believe it is the luck of the draw as well to a certain extent - like most of us do. If you are still reading this, I would really like to get hear how you're going now & what clinic you decided on in JBurg.
I was going to PM you but unfortunately I think you have to post a few more times before anyone can send you a message.
I agree that you should ask for a complimentary cycle. Mistakes happen, yes, but at who's cost? Your time off work, airfares, etc? A friend asked for the same after her first failed cycle in SA (she will be on her 5th next time around) and they obliged and reduced it considerably, which surprised me at the time.
Good luck to everyone else. I don't hop on here much anymore, as it's a difficult journey the 2nd time around for me at the moment (Jodi I hear you). A fellow ED CFC friend told me about this post hence my drop in.
Thembs so sorry to hear you may be looking at going back. I don't think the reality hits you until you get home and realise it hasn't worked Here's hoping both you and I and everyone else gets what we all deserve so much - after such a long road.
Excellent news Rainbow - how cute.
Danny is a great driver, we also found a lot of the other taxis were good too, they would give us their cards, as they are all after the business, then we just phoned the same company and asked for that driver, or phoned their mobile direct. As Danny said to us, just don't go in the dodgy looking cabs - you'll know them when you see them
CFC is very busy. It blew me away, probably the same as here, but sometimes you are waiting a long time, they don't seem to run on time very well. This forum was great for things like that, as I remembered reading that & thought whilst trying not to get impatient in the waiting room of that post! Also, be prepared to follow up if you want to. Ie. we were told we would get fert results that afternoon & the next day - but got nothing - I was prepared, having read that on here previously & didn't chase them up until the 4th day. I always copy the Dr in too if I want an answer. Elaines emails have been bouncing back to me too & it can take a few days for replies. Another BHubber that is 3 months pregnant now, also commented to me afterwards about the lack of information back out of the lab on any frozen with her left over embryos, all that sort of thing, so be prepared for it. Sometimes I think you strike it lucky with their communications, others not so good.
Anyways Jacky, would love to chat to you. I hope you have made a formal complaint as well. I don't think they should be allowed to get away with that, that is not right trying to sweep it under the carpet and hope you'll go away.
Sorry if I've offended anyone, I'm trying to be diplomatic here, so I don't get crushed in the stampede , like one other poor girl did when she stood up & said something against the clinic. We always hear all the positive on here, and the girls that it doesn't work for, don't always come back to this forum (I know, as I chat to them privately & some of us are going back or planning to at some stage). I personally think it would be nice, if for those of us that it didn't work for, or if we didn't find everything milk & honey - that we are able to let others know, without fear of an upstanding so everyone has the full picture.
I'm going back myself. I just think we all deserve the respect of answers to our questions and well researched Doctors who are knowledgeable in their field. I guess its difficult on a forum like this, as you don't want to upset anyone.