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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    A quick question for those of you who have done donor egg stim cycles.


    Is there much of a cost difference between doing a stim cycle yourself as opposed to paying for a donor to go through a stim cycle for you?


    Just wondering if that means you can't claim as much of a Medicare rebate?


    I would appreciate any comments as to what you paid in each scenario.


    ETA: Also, does anyone know if there is a cut-off limit for the age of an egg donor?


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    It actually cost me more for the first DE cycle and all I got was 2 X 3 and 4 cell transfers. That's why I'm going to Greece on Sunday. Even with the travel costs it's cheaper and I'm guaranteed blastocysts😀

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    @winsor I am so sorry sweetie, my heart is aching for you and dh xxx

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    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
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    Oh and I think donor cut off age is 36 unless you sign a waiver

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    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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    The entire time I was on the list waiting for a donor I was told that I was going to get 6 embies. Then when my number came up they changed it to only getting 4 defrosted eggs with no guarantee of fertilisation. I was devastated but I had to go along as I had been waiting a while and not getting any younger. It failed and then I was told the waiting list for another go was 18 months at least. Never again😡

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    mc details mentioned in this post

    I passed the baby intact in its sac a few mins before 4am, just under 7months earlier than we would have liked. the sac looks like a large grape and I can just see her inside. we saved her for either testing or a goodbye in the ocean. I didn't want her to be flushed down the toilet. she's back on ice for the moment. the heaviest cramps started around 3am in frequent waves a few mins apart but it's calm now, 30mins later (so far) I didn't take the neurofen - felt like it a few times but it wasn't screaming pain and I felt I needed to feel everything. thanks everyone for your support and love. I'm still numb but happy she's safe again and at rest

    I hope this isn't tmi. wanted to save what happened for my future reference/email logs

    today/sat 19th march is 9weeks 2days by scan date/transfer date or 8weeks6days by LMP. I suspect she passed in me overnight thurs night (or perhaps friday daytime) but as I woke fri and the happiness feeling I'd had all along (even in the midst of all the pain these last few days it was present underlying - hard to explain) was gone I think it was overnight thurs or at least by 7:30/8am fri when I woke

    i've always thought her name was Grace / Gracie. DP wanted Harry (Henry ) if a boy

    I feel there was so much beauty too shining within the sadness & pain of the past hours. she was a special gift, never to be forgotten. RIP little Gracie
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    @winsor Oh Luv...my sincere condolences to you and your DH on the loss of Angel Baby Gracie

    Nothing I say is going to ease your broken hearts but know that I'm thinking of you both and sending much love, hugs and healing to you and prayers for your Angel Babyxoxoxox

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    Rest in peace little angel Gracie
    Winsor you are such a strong beautiful person. X

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    So sorry Windsor. Having a little cry here and saying a prayer for the three of you. Xo

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