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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbes View Post
    @Blossom74 to continue on with the theme... I'm a stubborn Taurus, originally from butt fruck no-where in country Vic, now live in Sydney. Oh and I like long walks on the beach and sunsets ������

    Wow I can't believe how many pages this thread has moved since i looked last! Apols for the lack of personals but we are moving so I am surrounded by a million boxes!
    Good Luck with you move Luv. I think I'm still traumatised by my last one over a year ago!!!

    Yep...the Mods will be starting up a new page for us any time now

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    Good luck today @Precious40!! xx

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    @Summer CFC really sounds the cheapest, quickest option all round. When I decided to use DE I planned to give EDA a really good go but if I didn't find a donor relatively quickly then CFC was my plan B. I know of some recipients who wanted a known donor but ended up going to CFC and writing a letter to their future child about their decisions and why they went with an anonymous donor

    I didn't have a three month cooling off period, that must be certain clinics is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    @MamaKes I think it was you that mentioned the Known Donor program in Brisbane and the costs involved? @Maxwellsmum put me onto them and I thought it could be a good DE option, but after speaking to QFG today, the costs are just out of control. The Known Donor people cost about $13K and QFG are about $12K then that doesn't include the management of the donor's cycle as in doctors appointments and scans, or management of my cycle, appointments and scans or the transfer which is another $2300. So it could easily come out at $30K.

    So looking at @JulieMalooleys figures that she generously sent via PM for CapeTown, it is half of that, and even if you were very unlucky and had to go back multiple times for transfers, it's still likely cheaper.

    I haven't heard back from my friend who offered to donate, so I think she's getting cold feet, $$ wise I'd rather an Aussie donor but I know that takes time with the three month cooling off period and I want to pregnant like YESTERDAY!!

    This really sucks. When a natural pregnancy costs zero, to be looking at the costs we have to face it is ridiculous. Not sure what to do now. I have an appointment with my new FS to see if I can start a cycle of my own this month or next month, but I'm out very soon when I turn 45, so really want that next step in place. Why is it so hard?
    Holy Fruck Luv!! That's some serious coin there!!!!

    I think I'd be looking into the SA option if I was you Luv. If you're still keen to do one final OE Cycle, then do it and if your friend hasn't committed by the end of you completing the Cycle, then I'd forget about that idea and get the wheels in motion for SA.

    You can use this time to get the $ together(either way you go, you're going to need it), get the ball rolling on SA (make contact and register with whichever agency/Clinic, start looking at donor profiles, flights, accommodation etc) so that one way or another you're ready to take the next step almost immediately as I totally understand that you don't want to have to wait any longer than neccessary

    Of course, I'm and sending prayers that after all your preparation you'll end up getting a BFFP either naturally or on you next OE Cycle and that will be that!!!

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    @Summer Did you put the CT costs to DH? Let's think about $30k. I'm guessing Julie's costs were about $20k because she had DH and holiday costs. That leaves $10k which allows for about 3 FETs. So for $30k at CFC you'd get about 1 x fresh transfer and 3 x frozen transfers.
    If I had to do a fresh donor cycle, and this is very very much just me personally. I would have my egg donor donate her eggs, fertilise, grow to day 5, then have PGS done, frozen, get the results...then fly over for a FET. The success rates with fresh (60-65%) vs frozen (50-55%) are not vastly different.
    The girls who have become pregnant with a fresh transfer would say this (PGS) is over kill but after having repeated unsuccessful cycles this is the way I'd chose to go in the future.
    Also, you haven't consulted with Dr M re your very painful miscarriages yet have you? I'd start that process now so you can be getting all the testing underway, results back and treatment well under way before your ED starts cycling. But again, that's just me...with hindsight!!
    I chose a donor as soon as I started looking and she was available straight away so my timeline to transfer was very short. Maybe 7 weeks? Of course it depends where your donor is in her cycle and how long it takes for her initial testing to come back before she can start her donor cycle.
    I think there's been a few of us who have the CT cycle lined up and ready to go as we were doing our 'final' OE cycle. I know you've been feeling particularly down lately so maybe all the CT planning would help lift your spirits and give you renewed hope.
    Would DH be excited about planning a CT holiday? You could give him this part of the planning to organise so you feel like it's a joint project...Easter holiday perhaps??
    Please sing out if I can help in any way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagingi View Post
    Why is QFG so expensive for this? There part is almost $4K more than a full normal cycle... Does Medicare cover anything? You cannot use Known Donor and one of the low cost clinics?

    Hopefull your friend has just been busy with Christmas and comes through fur you.
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    I know right? Someone should call them on it they can't charge more to us to treat a South African donor than to treat an Aussie donor - that's profiteering!
    Because it is revenue raising the greedy b@stards!!! They (and by that, I mean all full fee paying Clinics) know full well our backs are to the wall and it's either pay up or miss out on a chance to have a baby whether that be through doing a Cycle with your OE's or DE's whether it be with a local donor or o/seas one

    I think QFG are worse than most IMO and if it wasn't for Wazza being affiliated with them, I would've told them to shove it where the sun don't shine and gone elsewhere after my 3rd Cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    @Summer Did you put the CT costs to DH? Let's think about $30k. I'm guessing Julie's costs were about $20k because she had DH and holiday costs. That leaves $10k which allows for about 3 FETs. So for $30k at CFC you'd get about 1 x fresh transfer and 3 x frozen transfers.
    If I had to do a fresh donor cycle, and this is very very much just me personally. I would have my egg donor donate her eggs, fertilise, grow to day 5, then have PGS done, frozen, get the results...then fly over for a FET. The success rates with fresh (60-65%) vs frozen (50-55%) are not vastly different.
    The girls who have become pregnant with a fresh transfer would say this (PGS) is over kill but after having repeated unsuccessful cycles this is the way I'd chose to go in the future.
    @Summer, yes all up it was somewhere around $18,000 from memory for two of us but we didn't try to go on the cheap. And its only around $3000 to go back for your FET. If your donor friend comes good, what are the costs in Aus to do the cycle?
    Considering you want to be pregnant yesterday (dont we all) then my advice would be to get straight onto the SA bandwagon. When I was deciding if I could do DE it came down to statistics and money. My cycles were setting me back around $3500 oop for a success rate under 5% when I was 42. If you are pushing 45 then your success rates must be around 1%? So unless money is no object, if you weigh that up against the cost of another cycle and the months you will lose then it will help you make the decision imo. Sorry for being a downer but the odds were what concreted it for me. At that stage I had roughly as much chance of falling pregnant naturally each month as doing an OE cycle so I quit. Another thing I will add again is that from the day I decided on a donor we were going to CT 8 weeks later. I can't recommend it highly enough (obviously).
    I think you wanted a known donor though, didn't you, so that makes it a bit harder...

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    @Summer can you have a couple of options on the go whilst you are preparing for your OE cycle? Put an ad up on EDA and see what happens, if nothing happens in time for when the CT or other option is ready to go then just remove the ad. You've got a few months before you would be ready for someone so it might just work out that you can do it all here and save yourself a good 10-20k?

    the cost thing is ridiculous, we've spent nothing in comparison to others but still a lot when you look at those who breeze through all this naturally. grrr
    @Precious40 good luck today with BT !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post
    Because it is revenue raising the greedy b@stards!!! They (and by that, I mean all full fee paying Clinics) know full well our backs are to the wall and it's either pay up or miss out on a chance to have a baby whether that be through doing a Cycle with your OE's or DE's whether it be with a local donor or o/seas one

    I think QFG are worse than most IMO and if it wasn't for Wazza being affiliated with them, I would've told them to shove it where the sun don't shine and gone elsewhere after my 3rd Cycle.
    Yep QFG. Most expensive IVF you can buy.

    Good luck today @Precious40

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    @Summer It's food for thought isn't it...$18k, a holiday and two embryos safely tucked up inside you with a 60-65% success rate in as little as 8 weeks....or a $5k OE cycle with a 1% chance of success. But only you know when your OE journey is over. Good luck with your decision hun.
    PS: Because it was just me going over to CT & I didn't do a holiday and just stayed in a nice BnB my initial costs were about $13.5k.
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