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    Default Travelling with medications

    Hi everyone. We are heading to Johannesburg soon and I'm wondering if anyone who has been over for egg donation travelled with medications and if so did you have any issues or need special documentation. I'll have Synarel, clexane and no doubt a couple if other bits and pieces. Many thanks.

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    @blinky it's perfectly ok to rant. I also felt that way initially, but just decided to get on with it. I will never forgive myself if I feel later in life that I gaveup instead of persevering. And when I get to hear all this wonderful news of the ladies here who got preggers, I think that can be me one day. Just take your time and for sure you will pickup again when the time is right. I do know how you feel.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Lots going on at the moment!

    Luca, great news on your beta.

    Tittles, such bitter sweet news, wishing you an "uneventful" pregnancy.

    Seahorse, good luck with your transfer coming up. How is Durban?

    Sunflower11 & girlfromsydney, congratulations on your pinks and blues, now you can start decorating and buying beautiful clothes.

    KLM0511, are you all packed and ready to go?

    Patsy, I can't believe you have your plan already, how exciting you can start booking your travel.

    Mardicharli, it's so frustrating when you think you have a plan and someone throws a scanner in the works, but don't worry it will all work out in the end. My motto with travel is the quickest way is the best, I'm thinking maybe Emirates as they seem to be quickest and cheapest with only one stop in Dubai then straight to Capetown.

    Mishy, welcome. I'm going to use fertility2u, not just for the depot injection but I need Neuprogen for an immune issue and it's $1,400 in Aus whereas with f2u it works out to be approx $600...so much cheaper.

    Blinky76, You are not alone. I too have felt like you since my last failed cycle. It probably took me 6 wks longer to find an egg donor that what it should of because I mentally kept on shutting down and I thought when I chose my donor I would have shaken myself out of it and then start to get excited, but I didn't. Even when I paid my deposit, no hint of excitement. I think it's because I have so many immune issues I'm struggling to believe even donor eggs will work.

    I'm still in shutdown mode so lucky I have 4mths to get my sh*t together. Usually an organised person I haven't even started getting my passport application in or even had my pelvic scan, let alone worry about getting my drugs organised.
    But you know what, we have a plan, we are persistent, determined and strong, that's why we put ourselves through this and we also have a little bit of hope. No one can ever say we didn't try.

    Hi to everyone else, there's so many of us at the moment I'm struggling to keep up, but it's good

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    Title - Wow, I can't even begin to imagine your conflicting emotions at the scan, sadness for the little beans sibling and joy for your beautiful surviving little one. May your little bean continue to thrive and grow. Xx

    Seahorse - may the magic of Africa be with you and hoping those great little embies continue to thrive.

    GFS - Go team pink. Congratulations Hun. X

    Sunflower - - and in the interest of equality, go team blue

    Mishy - Welcome, sorry to read of your tough journey in getting here and hope your dreams are realised.

    Blinky - please don't apologise for your post. I appreciate your honesty and rawness, albeit I wish you weren't going through the motions. It is important that people know that it is not always a sure thing and that there is a great amount of chance and leap of faith in travelling the donor road. I can't begin to even imagine the fear of going a second round. I am sorry you are having such a cr@py time at the moment. Wishing you peace and love. Xx

    Miss Sagi - thanks for the big smile you just brought to my face. I literally picked up the iPad tonight, due to feeling as though I just don't have my $hit together. So reading your post brought me some amount of comfort that I am not alone. Here's to getting ourselves sorted. Xx

    AFM - sorry I haven't posted of late, I have been doing my head in relation to donor selection. To the point that DH and I are even arguing about it. Not what I imagined and certainly quite ridiculous! I am stressed and beginning to really get frustrated.

    As you know, our first choice was reserved by another couple, then the second was dismissed due to lack of agency response, the third used cannabis and then ceased all contact with the agency when we said we would proceed with regular donor toxicology, then our fourth choice is no longer available due to medical issues. So now we are reviewing potential donor number five and would you believe one of them is from Donorlife, the agency who failed to respond to previous corro. So here we are contemplating to use a donor from an agency without many dealings with CFC and a donor from Baby2Mom, who we have used before!!! I am feeling a bit mental at the moment.

    So one last shout out to see if anyone has used Donorlife. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to PM me if you don't feel comfortable posting your thoughts.

    Thanks MsErin for your help. Xxx
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    Have PMed you Seahorse.

    Blinky! Vent away! Its a tough slog... I always had in my head on that trip that we would probably would have to return. I imagine I'd be feeling much the same way you are so don't feel like you have to hold back on this thread, whenever there is a leap of faith involved and so much at stake there are going to be overwhelming emotions. One foot in front of the other lovely. I'm hoping like crazy that it's your turn this time xx

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    Thanks Ladies it's often hard to feel this way and have literally no one IRL understand how DH and I feel. Sure we have plenty of people championing our desire for kids but none that really understand the emotional side of it all.

    Hope: simple answer to your question is Thanks to my very zealous FS here I had to take a s?!t load of meds with us on our trip in March . I was worried about how that would all go down with the various airports we travelled through so came prepared with documents from CFC , my FS and my treatment plan. In the end all of it was for nothing because not once did I get asked a question about it.... On the flip side I will do it all over again for our return trip in January as I am just one of those 'organised' list girls.... Hubby thinks it's hilarious!

    Miss Sagi - I forgot we must be planning for the same time in SA!

    Seahorse : big hugs, I'm reminded when I read your stats of January earlier this year; her cycle didn't go to plan at all and she got her BFP (with a frosty from memory?)
    Our cycle went well but didn't work out at all, I guess what I'm trying to say is you just never know... Thinking positive thoughts for you x

    So despite my reservations we have finally paid our deposits last night. I still feel flat about it all but am hoping this will pass.

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    Hi Everyone

    Sorry it's been so long inbetween posts, I've been busy juggling full time work with full time study, an extremely long commute to work, overseas visitors and planning our donor cycle........in November!

    We have now reserved a donor through GiftOvLife and I've started on the pill (Mrs Erin I tried to PM you about deciding against DonorLife but couldn't get it to work, thanks for your advice and I'm so glad you're pregnancy is going well).

    We will be arriving in Cape Town on 4 November and staying just over 2 weeks and flying out on the 19th. I'm looking at it as a very well deserved holiday after a huge year and a long, intensive and unsuccessful IVF journey. The ET will simply be one of the many activities we undertake while we are there :-)

    For the last few years there has seldom been a time that I have not been on medication of some description whether that has been leading into a cycle or weening off after a cycle. Needless to say the last couple of months since we decided further attempts with my own eggs would just be a further waste of money, I've been feeling amazing! It's like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, I have more energy, I'm more focussed, more positive, less bitter and even managed to cope ok with 3 pregnancy announcements in one weekend alone just last week (this included my sister in law who is having their 7th child!).

    While I know there are no guarantees, because I haven't been able to plan any holidays over the last few years due to not knowing when I would be cycling, I have a lot of annual leave owing. This means the only thing we will need to worry about is money so we are going to make sure DH deposits plenty of his special stuff in the sperm bank while we are there in November in case I need to go back myself next year.

    I'm so encouraged by everyone's good news and have felt the pain of those that haven't had luck yet. I note there are a few others who will be there in November so if you are there between 4th-19th and would like to get together we would really like that, just let me know.

    Anyway best be off, two assignments due on Monday morning and the I'm yet to start the biggest one...yikes!

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    2014 ROLL CALL

    RESEARCHING DONOR OPTIONS
    flyer
    laned
    Babydreamer
    mishybum
    Hoping4best

    cjhoping11
    Nic1970
    Crystal4431
    Hope for all
    Ophelia1971
    imij
    michdynasty
    Rachel70
    mayaus
    francesthecat
    Sahndi
    MGC Bertie
    Aspire
    Butterfly39
    kellyk77
    Soclose

    DONOR SELECTED & CONFIRMED
    Blinky76 (ET Feb)
    Pinkshootingstar (ET ?)
    Miss Sagi (ET ?)
    mardicharli (ET Nov)
    williteverhappen (ET Nov)
    Hope for all (ET Nov)
    Patsy73 (ET Nov)
    my heart (ET Nov)
    CAmom (ET Oct)
    KLM0511 (FET 19 Sep)
    Jiks (ET Sep)

    IN CAPE TOWN FOR DONOR CYCLE


    2 WEEK WAIT

    Seahorse1 (1x3D)

    UNKNOWN RESULTS
    Cloggy05
    Makeba
    lister


    BFP
    Luca (2x5D)
    Tittle (2x5D)

    Twowhites (2x5D)
    MrsErinR (1x5D)
    thembs (2x5D)
    Sunflower11 (2x5D)
    GirlFromSydney (2x5D)
    Jacks69

    January (2x3D
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    Feather (2x5D)
    Emski72 (2x5D)
    ejj87(1x5D)

    Angelmama74 (2x5D)

    twirlywhirl (2x5D)


    GRADUATES
    Pixel - girl 21/5/14
    Rainbowchaser - boy 3/5/14
    Wishmeluck - boy 15/4/14
    Sunny15 - boy 24/3/14
    BJ04 - boy 14/3/14
    Amethyst13 - twin boys 10/3/14
    AllieOop - girl 10/3/14

    Anait - boy 8/3/14

    Plimpy - boy 7/3/14

    Jennilee - girl 5/3/14


    2014 STATS

    BFP = 14
    BFN =
    11
    (56.00% success rate based on first blood test)
    Note: success rate is only an estimate and relies on updates by BH members


    Previous year's roll call can be found on thread #4 page #34
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    Thanks for the updated roll call January, wow there are more of us going to CT in November than I thought, and look at all those BFPs! Fingers crossed for Seahorse and Cloggy on the 2WW and good luck to all the couples about to cycle!

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    Sunflower, congratulations on double blue team! So happy for you! Yes ms has eased now, feeling great! But my tummy is so big already ( i am only 19+4) , i am worried how hard it is going to be towards the end!

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