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    ECM, sounds like we had a similar experience at CFC. I also found it very impersonal, no one knew who I was, and the issue with Dr W not reading my file. Just got an email to say he is retired now and we need to choose another Dr for our transfer, so hopefully the next one will pay more attention.

    I'm 37, but because of endo etc egg quality is a problem for me, but it's also not the full story. My feeling with CFC is they are just focussed on the egg quality and not much else. We have to be our own best advocates. You'd think for the money we are spending they could do a little better though! When are you planning to head back to SA?

    I do appreciate the opportunity to access this technology though, and am so grateful to our donor. Am also grateful we have the resources to be able to go to SA.

    I also think the Australian system is cruel towards women with serious fertility issues - there are so few real options to access donor eggs or adopt here - makes life much harder for us all. I've found this experience very isolating, which is why these forums are such a blessing.
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    One more question - how do you ladies go managing getting time off work with overseas IVF? I have enough leave banked for the time being but it will run out if I have to keep going back...

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    Hey @Aquinos77 I just wanted to check in that you received the email with all the info I had for you about the Australian Known Egg Donor program.

    If you've got any other questions...myself Maxwellsmum & MamaKes are more than happy to help you out.

    Take care
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    Is any-one else going to be in CT on the weekend of the 21st May?
    If anyone is looking for a green eyed blonde donor I've just noticed one listed who produced 33 eggs on her last donation!!

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    Fleetfox, they take care of the donors and eggs, for us its just a couple of appointments and thats it. You're right we have to manage our own individual circumstances.
    10mg of Pred would not be enough for conception, especially if thats what you're on in everyday life. FS's specialise in IVF. Dr M specialises in reproductive immunology. CFC don't believe in immune issues so most peoole don't even tell them about the treatment they're on so you manage both together.

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    My work is not too bad with time off. I use some annual leave and some personal leave and i can work my rdo's to try and accumulate TIL. @kylie764 i had a bad reaction to gestone too so will be using the subcutaneous progesterone injection this time in the tummy. Hopefully that works ok with me

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    @fleetfox i will be back there the end of July new donor and hopefully lots of eggs collected and fertilised for a successful fresh transfer leading to a healthy pregnancy

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    @Tahli... I may be in CT around the date you mentioned.

    In regards to getting enough time off to do multiple trips in a year... you really can be there for a shorter duration if you have the scans and get yr gestone at home. Trip length can be cut down to less than a week plus flying time. For a frozen cycle.. I plan on coming back for about 4 days...plus flying. I read on here that some people have flown in and out of the same day for their frozen cycle.... but this would be too much flying in such a short time for me.

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    Thanks guys. Am trying to work out how much time to take off for my FET... at the end of the day, this is my priority, so I want to take as much time as possible.

    In the meantime, am going to look into immunology with Dr M - thanks everyone for the tip, it sounds like I am a prime candidate for immune issues.

    Am planning on being in CT in the final week of July (though not booked in yet).

    ECM, I'm sure your new donor will be fabulous and you'll get a very well deserved bfp!

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    Fleetfox I have been to CT 3 times now. The first time we both went for 15 days and made it a holiday so I took 3 weeks off work I think. It ended up being a bfn, so I went back a couple of months later for a FET and just took 1 or 2 days off work so made it like a long weekend. I flew over one day, transfer the next and flew back home the following day! Very quick but still doable. It was also a bfn. Then the last trip I stayed just one extra day than previous (hey, you have to leave a day for shopping right! 😉) then flew back home. This one was a BFP and my baby girl is almost 6 months now. So all I told work for those last two trips was I was visiting family up the coast. Such short trips that no one notices your absence - even friends and family (if you haven't told them).

    As for CFC, yes they are very busy and I guess I did have to follow up a couple of times before our first trip, but otherwise had no problems with them. I had Dr W. And yes I guess no history was really discussed however my scans etc were all done here with my FS and the whole donor process was managed and facilitated by them and they gave me the drug protocol to follow which was good in that it was less stress as they just told me what to do each step. I don't know if I have any immune issues as my FS doesn't really believe in it, but 3rd time lucky so I guess I didn't have to investigate further.

    I still have frosties over there but not sure if I'll go back for more, mainly due to my age (47) and keeping up with more kids! Lol. (Financially too).

    Not sure if any of that helps, but just wanted to point out that you can make it very short trips and hopefully your next one will be lucky!! Good luck.

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