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    Hi @bindyboop
    A DE cycle for me was around $16,000 plus extra costs for meds/donor costs (ie travel etc)
    I had massive issues with clinic and their billing but I think final rebate was about $6000. Medicare also rebate to the donors account so they then have to forward that to you.
    To be honest, up front it would be cheaper to go Greece.
    Does your clinic have a good counsellor, might be worth having a chat with them
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    Hi Everyone

    So many people to reply to. I have just been struggling so much with jet lag since we got back from Athens and I am struggling to talk about how I am.

    I can't sleep AGAIN and was just Googling the meds I am on (as you do ages after being on them ) and was wondering if anyone else is on Dexamethasone? Because I just read some really disturbing things about it.....and I am on it.
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    China Doll I remember when i was on the crinone gel I had terrible insomnia

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDoll4 View Post
    Hi Everyone

    So many people to reply to. I have just been struggling so much with jet lag since we got back from Athens and I am struggling to talk about how I am.

    I can't sleep AGAIN and was just Googling the meds I am on (as you do ages after being on them ) and was wondering if anyone else is on Dexamethasone? Because I just read some really disturbing things about it.....and I am on it.
    Did your chest infection clear up? We've been thinking of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    @ChinaDoll4 2 pink lines is very promising xox fingers crossed and hoping all the best for you, thanks so much for replying especially when your on holidays, in the 2 week wait and have a cold- thats a lot going on! Best wishes for your blood test. If it helps, its been raining for 3 days and frezzing where i live in australia so i hope your geting lovely warm greek sunshine, take care xox
    Thank you @gorgeousgeorge

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcraig View Post
    Hey @ChinaDoll4 stay positive I had bleeding and bed rest apparently happens alot with ivf and donor pregnancy. Fingers crossed your on your way too.
    Thank you

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    Thank you @kcraig and @gorgeousgeorge

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    Thank you @jaydee32. How wonderful you are pregnant <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    @Gen72 thank you so much for your well wishes and especially even though im doing anonymous donor ivf (if i remember correctly you like the known donor program) so i really appreciate your support even though im making a different choice. My heart often skips a beat when i hear "when..." instead of "if...." with regards to pregnancy n babies because ive learnt to expect the worst, so thanks for your belief in me too.
    @Rhino juventina is so right about august weather mate. I was in athens in august years ago and i remember 1 day we couldnt go out onto our balcony because it was like standing on an aussie road in the middle of summer and the railings and furniture would burn if you accidentaly touched them. I also remember one day finding it hard to see because of the glare from the pavement and you could see those heat wave blurs rising from the streets. I loved it because im not warm n happy until its above 30 degrees! Lol, this sounds alarmist, but 40degree heat is great if you're on the beach on a greek island, not so great if you stuck in the urban jungle, so my point is even if you tolerate heat well- stay somewhere with aircon so you can escape the heat if you need to- even i needed too! By the way Athens was one of my all time favourite places in europe. I just reread my travel diary and i described one day there as "the greatest day of my life" so dont be put off by my comments about the heat. Id be going there in july summer if i could but im still saving $ and an extra month makes a big difference.
    @MamaKes Are you ok? Just wondering how things are going. You are in my thoughts everyday. Just wanted you to know xox
    @CherryCP hello my friend, i have chosen my clinic and wanted to say thank you for your input and advice and references etc.. too. I did check all that out :-) Hope the little ones r going all good n snuggled in nice n tight and that the farm's going well too.
    Ive been doing so much thinking over the last 2 months and im wondering if people would be willing to share their thoughts n reasons about how, who and when they told people about using a donor when they are telling people they are preggers (getting ahead of myself again!). Id like to see if there are things people thought of, that i havent considered. E.g. i was thinking ages ago of blogging about my struggle with giving up on my own eggs but then realised my imaginary kid might see it one day and feel like they were my 2nd choice or a last resort. So i realised rhat might not be a goid idea and really hit home about thinking very carefully about my decisions. So im trying very hard to weigh up all the consequences of my actions etc...
    I want my child to know i used a donor from the very beginning.
    Ive also told close friends and family that my dr. has recommended using a donor because ive been doing ivf for so long, i couldnt keep it a secret.
    I live in a really small town, like 4000 people. I was born here n lived here all my life (except 4 years away to go to uni) and im a teacher at the only high school, so basically i know everyone and they know me, which i love :-). So once one person knows, the whole town will know, unlike in a big city where i could choose to tell people and not tell other people.
    I dont want it to be a 'secret' because i feel that implies that i feel ive done something wrong or that im ashamed, iykwim, which i am NOT :-)
    Also, my students will probably find out and id like to be able to share my story with them and teach them about life and how its difficult sometimes and doesnt always work out the way you planned.
    Id also like to kind of get rid of the taboo culture of infertility. Tell people about what its like for people like us.
    Personally, id like to keep any pregnancy a secret until its totally unavoidable and tell everyone that i used a donor at that time. I figure all the hype and gossip will be well over and done with by the time my imaginary child was able to understand things. So people will be used to the idea. Even my fertility clinic said theyd never had anyone go overseas for ivf.
    I dont care about other people judging me, its just that i imagine a scenario where i tell people im preggers and they are ecstatic because they know about my ivf struggles, then i say i used an anonymous donor overseas and they might not know how to react. Like, "so, are we still happy and celebrating or is this a sad thing?" Im trying to consider that for other people this might be confronting and shocking whereas for me, ive already gotten over that feeling ages ago.
    I know its my own personal decision but im wondering what all you other wise women think? Especially remembering because i live in a really small community i can either tell noone or eveyone. I cant really ask selected people to keep it a secret. Are there other things ive neglected to consider?
    What did you do/plan to do and what were your reasons?
    AND HAPPY FRIDAY AND LONG WEEKEND!!! xox
    Hi @gorgeousgeorge,

    You have raised such an important discussion and one that definitely feels taboo. I think it's an individual and personal choice for each person/couple/family that goes through donor egg. I know 2 people that have done it and one told everyone and the other told next to no-one (including family).

    I have a very heart on my sleeve personality, and am very open and have been frank and honest with everyone. So people I work with, our close friends, family etc all know that we have been leading up to donor egg and what our recent trip to Athens was for.

    I think we will explain to our son in an age appropriate way that mummy needed help to have a baby and will also tell our donor child if we are lucky enough to get that far.

    Do what feels right for you

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    Hi everyone

    I was going through answering anything I could individually but so much has been happening on the thread.

    So warmest congratulations to all of you who are pregnant! I wish you joy and safe happy deliveries.

    Our 2 lines was positive and we are officially 6 weeks pregnant. I know so many of you will understand this but at no point have I felt "that joy". It was more relief at the gazillion $$$$ spent that it worked but with such a huge journey of infertility, hope and loss it's become a subconscious act of self preservation to remain reserved. I didnt realize just how monotone by response has been until I told a close friend yesterday and she wept in response to my news. Wept with such joy for me. It brought tears to my eyes.

    My HCG seems quite strong. I think 4-5000 ish my GP said the other day after being amazing and letting me sneak in an earlier than scheduled blood test.

    So this is me - . I do hope at some point I heart can manage a little . I think I just need to get past some past and painful mile stones and there will be a little more .

    Its all very surreal and so nice to be sharing it with so many others in all of you.

    xx

    P.S Still have a little of the chest infection but feeling a ton better.

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