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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity888 View Post
    @winsor that sounds like plenty of symptoms to me. How exciting. When is your scan?
    another BT 29/02, then first scan 07/03. hoping all will be well for both I saw my GP this week and she gave me forms for the other tests too so I can book at same time. reminds me I need to do this today

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    @Summer for your lines this afternoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    no worries @Bongley! No it was Dr Dez saying that at RPA they do a freeze all on the donor and then a FET the month after for me and with Genea they pair our cycles up with me on a medicated FET cycle and then transfer the fresh embie. Im just confused as to how/when they would do testing on it tho if we are paired and Im getting the fresh embie. No RPA don't do testing. TBH I don't really care about testing if the donor is young enough and 20k scares me!!! I was thinking 10. I also wondered whether we could put the donor through Genea and then transfer the embies to RPA for my FETs. But I know they will probably see that as cheating the system, like how they don't like you going and seeing any of the FS from there privately. I would be comfortable doing that though as my one reason for thinking about private aside from the quarantine is the hassle of clinic appointments and the waiting around for the donor, as its just a hassle to put someone else through (yesterday I waited an hour for my appointment). I guess I can ask her all the questions as we cant afford 20k. She told me about getting altruistic eggs from the US was another way and thats 20k and she said her success rate with them so far (out of 5 patients) is 100%. I was like yeah well its ME your talking about, Im sure to break your record!!!So how much was the PGD alone (if you can remember)? Im just wondering if we take that off then how much does it save you. And you're saying that it was 20k including 3 FETs. In my daydreaming head Im getting a BFFFFFFP first go FFSyah..
    @tuxcat I guess they would put the best looking one back fresh and untested. We did make a conscious decision not to do that but I can't remember why now, maybe I just wanted them all tested and was willing to wait.

    Yeah, that was why I wanted to mention the cost, once the ball is rolling and the bills are coming in you just have to see it to the end. Would I wait 4 months to save XX thousands of dollars? I would have said yes except I did the immune stuff.

    Yeah, my thought process was exactly like yours, save the donor the hassle of all the hospital appointments. It didn't occur to me to transfer the embryos to RPA until way down the track. Surely you can do what you like with them!! They screw you out of so much cash I wouldn't feel bad about it. I think the RPA nurses are better too.

    so:-

    initial consult $350?
    genea cycle $5000 oop
    theatre costs $1500?
    counseling $650
    donor expenses $1500

    = $9000

    PLUS

    blood tests for donor $500
    Intralipids $700
    Biopsy $250
    FET x 3 $7500?
    PGD testing $2500? capped (or 700? each)
    embryo freezing $300

    = $11,750

    TOTAL $20,750

    That's not including all the meds and precriptions too, depends on the meds but that could add a few hundred *shudder* I was initially budgeting for 10K too but it blew out (obviously). We ended up begging my partners parents to help us afford to give them another grandchild

    Please triple check the costs with genea though (especially the FETs) as I was half in denial and just paying things then trying my best to forget about it. Also the medicare rebates on the cycles and FETs confused my memory of costings a bit.
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    @Summer and great to hear things went well with your DSS/DH contact time. what a relief for you both

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    @JulieMalooley I have been looking at viability rates too. Not that there are any signs they are coming early... unless you count kicking their way out. I keep urging them to hang on a bit longer. Can't believe survival rates go up so much every week from now. I will be relieved when I reach the 98% although just getting to 50% will be pretty good too.

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    Hi Girls!!!.....

    Thanks for asking after me I can finally say that the "Lurgy has left the building"

    We're all good now thank God!!! Am hoping I'll get a lengthy reprieve until the next lot arrives!!! Was finally able to eat solid food yesterday. Not a hell of a lot, but it was better than I have been able to manage since Monday morning

    (Cue Danoz Direct Voiceover)...."Want to lose 2 kg's in 4 days?? Well you can with BIB's "Gastro Diet"!!!! Call us now and we'll also throw in a set of vomit bags for free!! But wait!! There's more!! Order 2 sets of BIB's "Gastro Diet" and we'll also give you a 6 pack of dunny paper for no extra cost!! That's right!! You'll get 2 x BIB's "Gastro Diet", a set of vomit bags and a 6 pack of dunny rolls all for the low, low price of $39.95...Pick up the phone and order Now!!!"

    Am off for a massage this afternoon too. Only 45 mins ($ a bit tight and about to get tighter once Ex-DP moves out. He's been looking at rentals and is going to inspect some on Sat and next week as he has a move in date of around the 20 March roughly in mind) but better than nothing and I'll be getting my $'s worth as this guy is great!!!

    Things have been a bit stressful with the Ex over the last week as he's really not coping with still having to be living here and has been starting up his BS here and there (especially over the last 2 days when he's been off sick. Thankfully DD's been at DC so I could just let rip at him and tell him a few home truths @ to just STFU while I was at it) and I'm wound up tighter than spring at the moment. My shoulders/neck and rhomboids are baaaaad
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    @infinity888 No Luv, no weight gain though the DHEA does have some *possible* side effects:

    https://www.centerforhumanreprod.com...a/sideeffects/

    And this:


    It can cause some side effects including acne, hair loss, stomach upset, and high blood pressure. Some women can have changes in menstrual cycle, facial hair growth, and a deeper voice after taking DHEA.

    Those last 2 are very, very rare. I took it for around 7 months non-stop and the only side effect I had was some hair loss. I must admit, it made me a little "Hulkish" when I first started taking it too


    @tuxcat Am and sending prayers to the Universe for you Luv!!!



    @Summer Good sh!t Luv!!!

    Methinks Karma's in da house!!!!!
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    ...to all the iVf clinics out there robbing poor people blind!!!!


    holy cr.a.p @Bongley Im so glad you have spelt it all out for me as I too would have been sweating my way through the bills and telling myself it wasn't that bad!!
    Jeezuz, what gets me is WTF does private health insurance actually cover in all this? We have the highest cover and it pays for sweet F.A. when it comes to IVF. Worlds biggest rort...along with printer ink.

    thats a good wake up call as we just do not have that money to spend and FFS Im a freelancer with a 2 day a week pt job. You've got me thinking that the 4 months isn't a big deal, it'd be awesome if we could find a donor NOW and get the ball rolling and then it'd only be a small wait after our cycle in April. But these things don't happen like that do they. I cant believe even counselling is extra. mutha fruckers!! God, the drs at RPA must feel better about themselves because they also work in a public system thats awesome where people pay so little compared with the big bast.a.rd clinics. No wonder all these people are so rich
    and to think at RPA a whole cycle is 1550 and once you've gone over the SN its like $250 oop AND using all the Genea science/Drs and where Dr D once told me that the scientists at RPA are more experienced than Genea! I too love the nurses, we have gotten to know them all by now and one of the scientists has the same birthday as DH - same year and all and we always have a laugh about that.

    @BlondeinBrisvegas can you throw in a set of steak knives too??
    hope your Dp finds a place real quick so you can get your sanity back and start your new chapter. So glad to hear the lurgy has departed the house, enjoy the massage!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    ...to all the iVf clinics out there robbing poor people blind!!!!


    holy cr.a.p @Bongley Im so glad you have spelt it all out for me as I too would have been sweating my way through the bills and telling myself it wasn't that bad!!
    Jeezuz, what gets me is WTF does private health insurance actually cover in all this? We have the highest cover and it pays for sweet F.A. when it comes to IVF. Worlds biggest rort...along with printer ink.

    thats a good wake up call as we just do not have that money to spend and FFS Im a freelancer with a 2 day a week pt job. You've got me thinking that the 4 months isn't a big deal, it'd be awesome if we could find a donor NOW and get the ball rolling and then it'd only be a small wait after our cycle in April. But these things don't happen like that do they. I cant believe even counselling is extra. mutha fruckers!! God, the drs at RPA must feel better about themselves because they also work in a public system thats awesome where people pay so little compared with the big bast.a.rd clinics. No wonder all these people are so rich
    @tuxcat Yep, yep and.....yep. Counselling is normally included but not for a donor cycle. Donor costs were actually quite small in the scheme of things really and I did insist on PGD testing, I figured to save the cost of doing multiple FETs (well that didn't really work out!). The embryos all came back fine in the end but it did mean that when the embryos didn't implant I really knew something was up rather than just blaming the embryos. A costly lesson but we got there in the end. Also we didn't have to do the expensive genetic blood tests ($500) I think that was OTT along with the PGD testing.

    As an aside, none of my donors recipients have had a pregnancy on the first go. I'd really budget for at least 2 transfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    BIB enjoy that massage! You definitely need it! Thank god your on the mend!

    Anyone ever been in a flotation tank? I've wanted to try it for AGES & I got a voucher for Christmas.. Am thinking of trying it out finally next week..
    My older sister's done it a few times and loved it!!!

    I'll enjoy it allright Luv!!! He does a really firm deep tissue massage which is what I like I'm 163 cm's and 54 kg's (52 after the Gastro Diet!!! I'll enjoy the water loss while it lasts!!!) but the firmer the massage the better for me!!!!!

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