Apologies in advance but a very active thread and a very seldom poster means long post forthcoming………..
Patsy73 – hope you’re doing ok, I’m looking forward to meeting up tomorrow and hopefully by then you will have heard that all 4 embies are still going strong.
CAMom – congrats on your BFP! Thank you for your well wishes
Konza – welcome to the thread! Great to have more blokes on here and I’m sure Tittle will welcome the extra testosterone ;-)
Lisaxxx, Chillout71, Faith15, EmmaJane75 – welcome to you too and thanks for your well wishes. I see you have already been reading along and learning from all the ladies on this thread. I too can say that it provided me with the courage to take the plunge and go ahead with a donor cycle and here I am in Cape Town having an absolutely amazing time. Always the pessimist I said to DH that if we don’t have any luck I think I will find it hard to stop trying as I will want to keep coming back to CT for a holiday and will always be tempted to just sneak in another cycle! All the best with your respective journeys.
MGC Bertie – I hope you’re transfer went well and congrats on being PUPO!
January – thanks for the good luck!
Laned & Mardicharli – we had dinner at the pizza place we are meeting at on the 18th, absolutely delicious! Even DH, who after reading the menu said “where’s the margarita and the aussie?”, said that it was awesome and he would definitely eat there again, although he would order a pizza on his own rather than share with me, LOL! I have made a booking for 7 of us at 5.30 on the 18th. I hope you arrived in Dubai safely Laned and Mardicharli, the countdown is now on for you…
Sunflower – what an amazing story. We too are gearing up for a low retrieval rate so I’m hoping we end up with such a happy outcome. CFC said that our donor was showing about 11 follicles so I figure we will probably end up with about half that in eggs. When I expressed my disappointment with that number they were quick to remind me that it is all about quality not quantity (hence my SMS to you Patsy) and I know that is true. I think they stimulate the donors more gently over here, my donor was originally due for retrieval on Friday but they have delayed until Monday (yay only 1 more day of synarel!).
MrsErinR – how are you doing? I’m hoping you get to go home soon and are at least making the most out of the TLC in hospital.
Emski – looking forward to reading about you going from the BFPs to the Graduates very soon!
AFM – as mentioned above our donor has 11 follicles at last count and retrieval is scheduled for Monday. In the meantime we have been enjoying the sights of Cape Town which is absolutely amazing (and cheap!). Off to meet up with Patsy tomorrow morning in Cavendish Square and then to Cape Point for some more sight seeing.
PS, hope I haven't forgotten anyone x