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    Quote Originally Posted by Precious40 View Post
    Thank you xx

    no news yet

    i think they'll send emails like they normally do
    only BFP and BFN warrants a phone call
    Really? I always just pester my clinic to see if the results have come in yet. The nurse is always happy to give them to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petal40 View Post
    In regard to knowing when to call it quits, when we changed clinics, our new FS said he would do 2 rounds with us. On paper I was a bad responder to stimms, had a low FSH count, and was 41. With his protocol & help from my Natropath, I definitely improved. But $$ is definitely always been an issue with us. We had to take out a loan to do IVF. So we were pretty much at the end of the $ after that 2 rounds anyway. That's when we got 4 day 5 embies in the freezer. And even though the first FET was a MMC, I guess it gave us hope this could really work for us. I was starting to think that at the end we would have this loan to pay off & nothing to show for it (except 10kg IVF weight for me!) Second FET was BFN, and at that point we decided that we wouldn't do any more stimm rounds, just transfer what we had in the freezer. It was a hard decision, but it felt good to have an end date, if that makes sense? It's a personal thing for us all.
    My DH is supportive, in a man way. I don't think he took the MMC as hard as I did. He only ever came into 2 transfers (out of 5) because it made him feel awkward. I have felt on some days like I've been going through this alone. And that's hard for anyone. You girls are all great, and the support on this forum is amazing. ❤️
    @Petal40 what was your protocol that was successful? being a low responder having 4 blasts in the freezer is friggin amazing. and the naturopath stuff? sorry you've probably said this a million times!

    stop fretting (and testing) @Bongley !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precious40 View Post
    Thank you xx

    no news yet

    i think they'll send emails like they normally do
    only BFP and BFN warrants a phone call


    Refresh, refresh, refresh! Are you constantly refreshing your email screen, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    Well, today I have been using up some internet cheapies and seeing how watered down I can get my wee before it doesn't show up on a poas This is what happens when I work from home.

    Need to get that scan done next week so I can stop fretting!


    Yeah, I'm working from home today too.


    Apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petal40 View Post
    It's a date! ������
    count me in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Refresh, refresh, refresh! Are you constantly refreshing your email screen, lol

    YES. YES. YES


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    Hmmm. Got an invoice in the mail today for $300 for some blood tests hubby had done. Just general cholesterol, iron levels etc. $300....

    Unleash the beast.


    I rang the Pathology and ripped them a new butt-h0le. I said that no-one told me there would be a cost, I don't have the money and I'm NOT paying it.


    I don't reckon they've met an angry IVF woman like me before.


    I got a credit on the account.


    They won't forget me in a hurry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    This is for @Summer but I thought there might be some other girls who might find it useful:

    http://capefertilityclinic.co.za/

    http://baby2mom.co.za/
    http://www.nurture.co.za/
    http://www.sunshineeggdonors.com/
    http://giftovlife.com/

    @JulieMalooley Do you have the link for the one you used? I cant find it online.

    I hope this helps. Just email CFC and they will send you all the initial info to peruse.
    Yes, they are
    http://ababysa.co.za/

    My two cents:
    At the age of 40 when I started trying, I hadn't been with DP for long but made the decision that even if we didn't end up staying together, he would be a good father regardless, so I pressed on. Bad attitude perhaps, but he knew what he was getting into. I was always up front about all my feelings about the IVF and our relationship.
    I had no end date but I was starting to get 'uncomfortable' about our ages (DP will be 46 by the time we have bubs). The money would have stopped me, but only when I couldn't get any more but I don't think I would have sold my house to keep going. Not on OE cycles anyway.
    So.... the only thing that would have really put an end to my IVF journey is realising my OE cycles were a waste of money and if I hadn't been able to come to terms with DE.
    If that was the case then my IVF journey would have stopped at 42 - when I was only getting one average embie for transfer - and then I just would have tried for a natural miracle. As I said earlier, the clinic told me I had about 5% chance of success, and I had about a 5% chance of falling pregnant naturally, so no more OE IVF. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would so easily accept donor eggs, but I guess that's what happens when you decide you want something and are out of options.

    One other thought, if your DH has had to fight so hard for his boys, maybe its in the back of his mind that he doesn't want to risk the same battle in the future, but on a different front.
    Last edited by JulieMalooley; 08-01-2016 at 13:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    @Petal40 what was your protocol that was successful? being a low responder having 4 blasts in the freezer is friggin amazing. and the naturopath stuff? sorry you've probably said this a million times!
    My original FS had me massive doses of Gonal F (650 daily), and I personally had much better success on Menopur (150 daily)
    My Natropath had me go gluten & diary free (he thought my immune system was over active, and cutting dairy & wheat helps settle that down). As for supplements, here's the list -
    -Vitamin D (3x daily, BioMedica brand as it's about the only one not based in soy. And I was very low in vitamin D, which if you google, can prevent pregnancy)
    -Ubiquinol 4x 150mg daily (BioCeuticals. He recommended 2, research I found suggested 4 to improve egg quality. I know there's no way you're meant to be able to do that, but I went from having 1 pretty ordinary looking egg, to having 5 make it to day 5, 4 frozen, and at least 2 of those with no genetic problems)
    http://natural-fertility-info.com/an...ubiquinol.html
    -magnesium 1/2 2x day
    -Fish oil 2x day
    -Bone Matrix Support (Eagle, which is calcium & some other stuff) 2x day
    -pregnancy multi
    -Selenosol drops, 5 drops per day. This is liquid selenium & I took this until I was about 12 weeks.
    -N-acetylcysteine powder, 1/2 scoop twice a day. (Orthoplex brand). Helps prevent miscarriage and as an antioxidant.
    https://sites.google.com/site/miscar...cetyl-cysteine
    I took that until about 16 weeks. And all were from the Natropath, so they weren't cheap, but we're of a good quality.

    When I went in for my last EPU, my FS couldn't believe the difference. I'd gone from getting 2-5 eggs (with half fertilising each time), to getting 8 eggs, 5 fertilised, all made day 5 & 4 to the freezer. He said for someone my age (a couple of months off 42) that was almost unheard of. I actually got OHSS. And I'd always been a bad responder. I was on all the supplements for 3-4 months beforehand. Am now 24 weeks with healthy little bub.
    Hope this helps x
    Last edited by Petal40; 08-01-2016 at 14:04.

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    @Precious40 What's the latest you'd expect an email from your clinic? You must be on tender hooks!!

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