Hi Ladies! Hope you've all had a lovely break over Christmas and have some fun New Years plans in the mix. I've been naughty and haven't checked in for a couple of weeks but really nothing to report on this end, just waiting for AF to show up next month around the 11th Jan and then hopefully we'll be full steam ahead for our first ever round of IVF. Bring on 2016!!!
@hopefulangel1987 - I'm so sorry to read about your loss, that's absolutely gut-wrenching. I hope you were able to find some happiness with with family and loved ones over Christmas although I know I would have found it so hard to keep a smile on my dial if I was in your shoes too. Xx
@Bindy111 - our initial appt was similar as I didn't really feel that they asked as many questions as what they did with our initial appt with Genea 12 months prior (we put IVF on the backburner that year as we had so much stuff pop up that year and decided to try again this year and then a friend told us about Primary so we decided to start the process again but through Primary) but I figured that our test results would show them everything they need to know to get the best outcome for us too. The same thing did happen to us though where my pathology/BT forms had my husband's name on all of them which I didn't notice until we got home but they faxed through new paperwork promptly once I advised them what had happened. We live 700km from Sydney and are taking 3 weeks off in January, lucky we have family to stay with otherwise we would have considered going through Genea due to their flexibility also being able to do it closer to home. But the cost factor was a big thing for us too so we're willing to give Primary a red hot go as it is still getting great outcomes for other couples. I just don't know how we'd bounce back from spending $10k+ if it didn't work first time whereas there doesn't seem to be as much pressure on us mentally and financially if the first round doesn't work. We're willing to keep trying if first round doesn't take whereas I don't think we'd have that option so soon if it didn't work with Genea. We figure that their intervention is better than what hubby and I have been trying so like @Billie2 we're trying it from the bottom up and work it out from there. Our FS appt nearly got cancelled on the day after travelling especially for it due to an airconditioning issue in the HSBC centre (a funny smell through out the clinic which was making the FS feel ill) but we explained that we had travelled especially and wasn't able to reschedule so we were able to keep our appt and the FS explained if she seemed a bit off that was why but we were really happy with the treatment we received from her that day also (I didn't catch her name though!), nursing appt was great (had a funny older asian lady) who explained things really well and made it all seem fairly straight forward.
We've been trying now for 4 years - married for 5 and have been together for nearly 10, never used contraception but was 'careful' (ha!! not sure why we worried about even being careful now! lol!) before we were married. It's been mighty hard seeing friends of ours married after us and then fall pregnant straight away or within a few months while they all know how much we've wanted it as easy as they have. These friends have also been a massive support and are completely 100% behind us in our IVF journey. Received some beautiful Christmas gifts as little tokens of good luck which was so thoughtful. I love the reference to homebrand @Billie2 - I feel the same, me being one of 4 children we were always happy with whatever was available on the table and growing up if I can save money wherever I can I will do that too. I figure it's still the same process we'd being going through if we were going through Genea but without the extra cushioning.
Apologies for my long-*** comment! Hehe! I just scrolled back through and was like whoah! Easy on there! But I know you girls will understand where my rambling thoughts come from. Bring on New Years Eve! Will definitely be saying goodbye to 2015 swiftly!!
Question: is anyone doing any sort of pre-IVF special dieting? I know I should be trying to eat well and not drink too much over the festive period but was wondering if anyone was doing something extra special to prepare themselves.
Much love! xx