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    Don't get too jealous love, we all know where I ended up a month and a half ago.

    I wonder if any of this sort of stuff is inherited. My Mum conceived my sister naturally at 45 years old so obviously she was throwing out some good eggs too!

    One can only hope....

    I know if I do manage to get the moula together for another round, this would definitely be the last shot. Makes me even keener to get a couple in the freezer....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Don't get too jealous love, we all know where I ended up a month and a half ago.

    I wonder if any of this sort of stuff is inherited. My Mum conceived my sister naturally at 45 years old so obviously she was throwing out some good eggs too!

    One can only hope....

    I know if I do manage to get the moula together for another round, this would definitely be the last shot. Makes me even keener to get a couple in the freezer....


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    @Blossom74 Well I was going to suggest PGD testing but at 600 to 750 a pop it's not a great option if you are short of cash. Do you have access to a low cost clinic? Then you could give it a few more shots.

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    Yeah I don't think we can manage that sort of cost...


    There are low cost clinics in Melbourne I could probably get to. Not entirely sure though if they offer TESA?


    The one that I heard of lately was Primary IVF I think.


    The trouble is, it's not just the cost of the cycle, it's all the other stuff on top. We paid about $3K OOP to our clinic, plus $400 for our Anaethetist, $470 each for DH and I in Day Surgery Fees, and then $1,300 for the subsequent FET and another $470 for the Day Surgery Fee for that....


    Are the low cost clinics significantly cheaper than that?

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    fwiw Blossom, my cycles at the RPAH we didn't have to pay the anaethesist or day surgery fees as they're already at the hospital, and one cycle I had a medicare rebate which effectively paid the OOP (~$1500) for one cycle (that one only cost ~$100). so if you can go public hospital, it's much cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winsor View Post
    fwiw Blossom, my cycles at the RPAH we didn't have to pay the anaethesist or day surgery fees as they're already at the hospital, and one cycle I had a medicare rebate which effectively paid the OOP (~$1500) for one cycle (that one only cost ~$100). so if you can go public hospital, it's much cheaper.
    Yes, I went to RPA too and its as cheap as winsor says (that's how I could afford to do so many cycles before I went to Genea) but I don't know if the low cost places offer TESSA. Well worth checking out though.

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    one thing to note is that RPA doesn't offer PGD testing either. (not that I ever got enough to try it on those cycles).

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    @Blossom74 I did several cycles this year, some clomid and low stims, and others the full stim plus kitchen sink program and never got more than one main follicle, so every time I cancelled EPU. A few times we just triggered and as Wazza says, had "mad rooties" and once I did IUI instead of EPU. Because I'd fallen pregnant naturally several times, we did figure that there wasn't anything wrong with my innards, so it was worth trying naturally with that single follie each month. Lo and behold I didn't get a BFP at all with the meds side of things, so am back to trying naturally again now, which got me the best results when it came to actually getting my BFPs.

    I am in talks with a new FS as well, and may do a low dose stim cycle in the new year to see if I can produce one or two eggs, and I think for me, because I haven't gotten to EPU before, I would likely have a go if there are two follies, but for one, I really can't justify the cost, especially as there is no guarantee it is going to be mature or any good. But... having said that, if this is the last roll of the dice before I turn 45, then if there was just one good looking follie I might just go for it - once.

    I'm no help at all am I?
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    Thank you ladies, all of this is definite food for thought.

    I am going to try and discuss this with DH, but as I'm sure I've said before he is a man of few words and doesn't really contribute much as far as IVF is concerned.

    I think because he already has kids, he's leaving it up to me to decide if we go through with another cycle or not. It's the last of our house deposit I'm spending so I'm very conscious of considering all factors - money, likelihood of success, protocols etc. I think after I've spoken to both FS's I'll have a clearer picture of where we will head....


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    Ok gals, my estrogen has gone down apparently. Plerk.

    So my dose is up to 100 units and back in for bloods and a scan on sunday. They did warn me that a stim cryo cycle is a bit unpredictable. Not happy at the delay and trips to the clinic but watchyagonnado?

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    @Bongley, does that suggest you may have ovulated? I'm not as familiar as I should be with hormones....

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