I think it's started. cramping heavier and back starting to ache. it's coming & going though over last hour or two - light-af level. I did a digital - was very diluted as I'd only gone half an hour ago but it's back down to 2-3weeks, so I think hcg is falling. so I think bub might have passed yesterday or today. i suspected she might be gone today when I woke so deflated. so I'm glad she got to feel the love from us and our friends and family before she went. will see how things go overnight
Winsor, I'm so sorry, there are no words X
Thinking of you
For me DE cycle was about $6000 more than OE cycle. My clinic estimated a rebate of $7500 but my rebate ended up being about $600 less. They still can't tell me why.
I also refused to pay the counsellor fees as their prices were ridiculous and the "counselling" questionable.
I would strongly suggest, if you have used the same FS for previous cycles requesting a discount and perhaps mention that nowadays it is cheaper to go overseas.
I personally think they "double dip" for DE cycles and the extra costs are unjustified. Ask for a discount and ask to pay "option b" so you don't have to pay it all upfront just the Medicare gap further down the track.
Hope that helps a little
Oh and I think donor cut off age is 36 unless you sign a waiver
Good luck tomorrow @midnite01 I love looking at houses to buy. Nothing is ever perfect, but I'm sure you can make it a lovely home.
@Blossom74 I can't help with costs locally as I did my donor cycle overseas. I paid us$27k for the overseas cycle alone and all up have paid aud$10k on immune meds. I did get to choose my donor and it is a semi anonymous (i.e. We have pics and info but can't contact her). We decided to go there because they had a great success rate and they seemed to get more embryo's than some other overseas clinics. It was very $$$$ though and we dipped into the mortgage to pay for it. We were also lucky enough to pay for this in the last financial year where I was able to claim my oop costs in my income tax. So we got about .20c in the dollar back after the initial $2k oop. Everything we have paid since transfer though has been in the new financial year so nothing is claimable.
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