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    @Helsbaby @Nereid yes I can't help but think the numbers game and luck is a big factor here.

    i am fortunate to get pretty strong eggs so far - and I don't regret PGD as it gives me peace of mind that I know a likely explanation for my BFN is chromosomal abnormalities.

    i know my FS was emailed on Thursday to say AF had come and that BT was just a formality - she didn't respond to the nurses or contact me so I'm assuming she won't do so until the official results. I have a lot of travel second half of Jan / first half of Feb so at the moment my preference is to try and time another EPU for early Jan. If that isn't possible I will go with FET in December and then aim for next EPU late Feb. all comes down to the clinic I suspect and hours over Christmas / ny.

    I have promised myself that my 45 bday in September next year is the cut off. I'm a bit scared that I'm becoming more open to donor embryo. I suppose I have realised that if I could adopt I would consider it and that really isn't that different, I was a step mum for a couple of years and I know how deeply you can love a child that is not biologically yours - even when the connection isn't from birth so I can only imagine that is even stronger.

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    I hear what you're saying about donor embryo @Jem70 - even though I know my "sperm donator" I believe even though not biologically mine - a DE baby will be loved as much and be a source of joy & amazement for both of us, DNA connection or not.
    (I've contacted my FN to begin the next cycle with my own eggs. Last try then off to DE.)
    Hi to Kel, Hels, Scuba, Sparrow, Vix, Sue, Neried, and all you other lovelies reading along ✨😃✨

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    Just catching up with the thread after being away...
    @Kelly70, I'm really sorry about the failure to fertilise I hope a bit of time away helps. Thinking of you
    @Nereid and @Sue77, sorry to hear about the bFNs
    @Jem70, sorry to hear they made you go in for BT even though AF had arrived. I had to do that on my last cycle too - it completely adds insult to injury
    @Biscotti71, sending you heaps of good vibes for your next cycle
    @Helsbaby, glad to hear Angela is doing well
    @littlesparrow74, glad to hear you are treating yourself to a few drinks and enjoying the break.

    Kellyk, that is a fantastic story!! Congratulations on the wonderful new man and your little surprise, hope the upcoming months are smooth sailing.

    Scubagal, Vix, BiB and anyone else I've missed

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    Default Starting IVF Mar/Apr 2014 - aged 43, single #3

    Hey girls,

    Just checking in - you can probably guess I've been off licking my wounds and just trying to bounce back a bit. Was waking up every day for a week or so feeling bleak, which is unusual for me. Good thing is, that's hard to sustain and eventually lifts, which is happening now. Still not sure about my future with this ivf game - although I made contact with my previous clinic to see what the deal was with my donor, as I have 2 more paid up shots with him. They only allow 3 months to pass between cycles (which is really only 2 months as they count from the first day of your last cycle) before you forfeit the donor. No idea why it's such a strict timeframe - if I have paid in advance for 4 attempts, why do I lose it at all? Yet another frustrating money grabbing aspect of MIVF. So they've advised me I'd need to do another cycle before end of December to retain him, otherwise I get re added to the donor wait list (and pay a $500 reallocation fee).

    So thought briefly about squeezing another cycle in with old FS (at least she got me to transfer) but not sure I can manage it.. On any level - plus it's Christmas and not sure I want to be cycling over the silly season. Still annoying to waste two shots with a donor.

    Springy - where are you at again lovely, I know there is or was a FET happening.
    @Jem70 how are you travelling?
    @Biscotti71 - so happy you have a plan - you must be excited to think either way you will now be a huge step closer to getting a real life bubba. Will you wait til next year for your OE cycle?
    @Penny75, when do you start girl?
    @Nereid hope your doing okay lovely

    Hugs to blonde, Hels, sparrow and everyone else xxx
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    Hey @Kelly70 glad to hear the funk is starting to lift. I know exactly how you are feeling. It took me over a week after my last failure, crying everyday etc which is not me at all. A break to enjoy the silly season sounds like a good plan to me, it is a hectic enough time without trying to fit in BT, US and appointments and the emotional toll of IVF. 5 weeks on and the idea of trying again seems possible.
    Keep your chin up, I'm sure Lynn has learnt from your last cycle and you can start fresh in the New Year and hopefully the drugs will have left your system.

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    Hi girls.. Biscotti, littlesparrow74, Helsbaby, blondeinvegas, Jem70, Nereid, Scubagirl, spring rain , Kelly 70 .. And sorry if I missed anyone..

    hope u are all doing well at whatever stage u are in this ivf roller coaster.. kelly 70, good to see that you are trying to get up, it's very hard, i m trying as well, but not being able to cope yet with our recent 2 failures with lynn, who is apparently very good with 2 PGD normal embies... So as Jem 70 said, I also think it's a very cruel numbers game plus the luck factor, u can try your best, get normal embies, no known issues and still get nowhere, just trying not to think.. Planned a short break in dec first week, off to Bali , really need a break, seems we have been doing ivf forever...Kelly 70 I agree MIVF want to take money from u wherever possible.. I just want to wish good luck to all of u and let u know that we are there in it together....

    another question, are anyone of u on antidepressants? are they helpful in dealing all this mess?

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    @Kelly70: Yep, I agree, another money grabbing scheme by these Clinics!! If you paid for 4 goes, you should get 4 goes. Fair enough if they need a timeframe so as to allow other women access to that particular donor if you no longer need to use the sample, but 3 months, or as you pointed out 2, seems a bit rich!! Honestly, they're just greedy b*astards and the only reason I stayed with my FC was because of Wazza or I would've gone elsewhere myself due to them jacking up the prices every 6 months virtually!!!

    Anyhoo, had a bit of a cheeky thought...just say you were willing and could manage to have another Cycle with your old FS, firstly..how open is he/she to you "suggesting" tweaks/new idea's with your protocol?? If open to it, then I thought maybe you could do a trial run of the new protocol that you and Lynn figured out for next year with your old FS and see how that goes??? If not, then kick up your heels for the silly season instead Luv!!

    Hello to all the other lovely Ladies Sending lots of love and healing vibes your way Girlsxoxoxox

    P.S.... @Sue77: I suffer from clinical depression/anxiety disorder (diagnosed at 23), so for me, antidepressants are way of life. In saying that, I went off all my meds a few months prior to TTC naturally with DP (before we knew about the Azoo) and all through the IVF rollercoaster and pregnancy/BF but have been "ordered" by doctor to restart them again Anyhoo...yes, they can be really helpful provided you get the right kind of antidepressant for you personally and the right dose. It's possible that you may need to try a few different kinds of antidepressants before you find the one that really suits you. Same goes for the dosages. Your starting dose may be enough or you may have to go up/down depending on how you feel it's affecting you. It usually takes a few weeks to really get into your system, so you have to preserver with it and give it a chance to work. That said, they can be really beneficial for people that are experiencing an episode of depression as they will help to level out your emotions and keep you on more of an even keel. You would probably only have to do a short course of them for 6-12 weeks..just to help support you while you're overcoming and healing from this heartache and disappointment. It may also help to use them in combination with some counselling sessions too. Doesn't have to be many...or any at all if that's not your thing Either way Luv, that's my 2c as per!! Enjoy your holiday too Girl....getting as far away from "real life" for a little while every now and again can only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Sometimes you just have to give your mind,body and spirit a break!! xoxoxox
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    P.P.S....Apologies for the lack of paragraphing. Bloody BH is having some kind of sh*t fit and won't let me do it FFS!! Will try to edit it later on and see what happensxoxo

    P.P.P.S......fixed it!! LOL
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    Ah yes the post BFN freefall - @Kelly70 @Sue77 @Nereid @littlesparrow74 and @Biscotti71 we have all been through it so big hugs all round.

    AFM - well it's been a week since my FS got an a mail that AF had arrived and she would have received my BT results Monday. Not a flipping word from her. I shouldn't be surprised or disappointed. But right now I'm thinking of her as my f'ing specialist instead.

    Suppose I will call tomorrow. @Kelly70 there is a loophole to the donor timing. It starts from the first day of your cycle, so from the time you call to say first day of AF. So ring FS and say you want another cycle but you want to try something different like AACEP. Takes forever to set up so by that time it will be Jan or Feb and you can say to the donor nazi nurse that the cycle is underway. From day one you need another cycle on pill before you start down reg so it takes about 50-60 days total.

    hi everyone else!

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    Blonde - I had the same thought to be honest and I've been tossing it around in my head tonight.. Whether I could steal Lynn's plan and test it out with the previous FS - but I'm not sure how this all works - do I admit I've done a cycle with Lynn and suggest we try her plan or will that p1ss them off and will they maybe say, sorry you're with monash now, we can't treat you. Do I not tell them I've done a cycle with Lynn and just pretend the new drugs (basically just synarel, then Elonva and puregon) are my own idea?? Plus Lynn said next time that she wouldn't ICSI my eggs and that I'd need to get a new donor that has good quality enough sperm to do natural fert - my donor at melb is ICSI only I think. I guess I could try ICSI again on them - maybe they wouldn't be as fried as they probably were in this last cycle.

    AF started today so that means I'd be starting around the 17th, week before Chrissy. A few days on synarel then one shot of Elonva which lasts 5 days then puregon - jeepers could be egg collecting right around the New Year (when my BFF arrives from London for a few days to stay with me). All very inconvenient timing wise but still do-able. I'd have to do it sneakily with just mum onboard as my dad and brother don't want me to do anymore really (they think I might drop dead or something

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