@Team panda - your message has come at a really good time for me and a few others here I'm sure. You know I can feel myself just kind of fading the ivf stuff out a bit these past couple of weeks - I've really lost a fair whack of hope.. I mean I think for me it's a little harder because I've only gotten to transfer once out of 3 epus. If I was getting embryos each cycle like @Jem70 and @Helsbaby (both the same age as me), then I'd be inclined to continue. Having 3 precious eggs fail to fert really has made me wonder if it's worth continuing.
Your story is definitely an inspiration though particularly seeing as you're with the same doctor!!
Wondering how many cycles you did with Lynn? And on the one that succeeded - you had a double transfer and one took? Were they pgd or non pgd? And were they both day 5 embies?
I've read some stuff too on mega doses on vit d - I was taking a fair bit these past few months - when you say your friend took 10 a day - was that 10,000 iu? Interesting hearing your supplements list - in particular that dhea did nothing (was hoping to avoid taking that again).
So I'm still undecided about another cycle this year - not sure id even get in to see my old FS before the end of the year and if she might just do a phone consult with me. I thought about emailing my 'researched' plan in to her assistant and asking if I could just start without an apt. Anyone know if the cycle would be counted in this year for medicare rebate (seeing as it will finish in the new year?) would be much cheaper if so.
@BlondeinBrisvegas - I remember you asked about the donor sperm and ICSI - so some sperm is used specifically for ICSI and other sperm (super high quality strong swimmers I assume) are used for natural fert. So I'd have to ICSI them again with melb which is a bit scary.
I think if I decide to go again I'll have to commit to a strict healthy living plan and bomb my body with high doses of quality supps (def factor in myo-inositol this time). I just need to get my head into that space again and decide. Not quite there yet.
Massive hugs gorgeous girls!