I really appreciate your warm wishes and encouragement. I'm sending the some straight back to you as your appointment with Wazza and some big decisions must be looming. It's a real shizzer when you lose those long messages but just getting out those thoughts and feelings can be so cathartic even if they do get lost somewhere in cyberspace. I know that in the past when I've been a jumble of emotions writing things down has really helped me clarify, articulate and work through my feelings.
We arrived back in Cairns on Wednesday - we had the most wonderful experience in Cape Town. It is a very special place. So much to see and do and the people are so warm and friendly, I would go back again in a heart beat! I can't speak more highly of the clinic and Dr Matebese - DH and I immediate felt completely at ease with her - she is warm and compassionate but also very honest.
I was quite worried about going with an unproven donor but we have had a wonderful result so far. They retrieved 14 eggs, 11 were injected and 9 fertilised... and from that we got 8 x 5 day blasts... They transferred 2x 4aa blasts and the remaining 6 were good enough to freeze so we have been very lucky. Being on holiday also kept my anxiety at bay which I usually really struggle with during IVF cycles so that can only be a good thing... I got a positive HPT at 9dpo so I have been walking on air since then. I had a blood test on Thursday @ 14.5 DPO - HCG of 218 and a follow up one today @ 16.5 DPO - HCG of 487 so we are thrilled to bits so far as everything at this stage is on track but there is a very long way to go.
I only spoke briefly to Tanya - she seemed lovely and she arranged the second lot of intralipids for me so that they were there when I arrived back in Cairns... I had my second infusion yesterday and will have a chat with Dr M on Monday regarding whether he thinks I should follow up with more...
Anyway - I'm sorry to have been so slow to respond... I was keeping a low profile and staying away from Bub Hub while we were away. Take care, and let me know how things are going for you - and if you have any questions at all about CFC/Cape Town then ask away.
Warmest wishes. FF xx