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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @faithandhopellove Well, yeah the more active you are the better. If you can express yourself well online, (which you obviously do!) then you have a great chance. I told myself I'd give EDA 6 months and if that didn't work I'd do Cape Town. However I know 6 months is 6 months too long for most of us over 40s!

    That's actually a fab way of looking at it. I might have a chat to DH and see if he'll get on board with that. I might give local ED a go for say, a year, and then take SA as a backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity888 View Post
    @Faithandhopelove enjoy seeing big bubba today. Your strength is amazing xx


    Hey @Infinity, have you had your procedure yet? How did you go hon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    You really lucked out I reckon - to meet such a lovely person that you can have some sort of relationship afterwards is the ideal for us. Not that we want to constantly in contact, but to be able to go back and say "Hey, do you have a history of xxx in your family? Oh, and by the way, xxx started walking today - here's a pic!" would be really nice.
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    Well, I think that is what EDA is ideal for (and facebook!) Although I have seen a few donors post (on the EDA FB page) that they pretty much want to remain as anonymous as possible and are worried that it would put off recipients, which I think is a bit cray cray as I think there are lots of recipients that want minimal contact, they just want the donor conceived child to be able to access their genetic history......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
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    Well, I think that is what EDA is ideal for (and facebook!) Although I have seen a few donors post (on the EDA FB page) that they pretty much want to remain as anonymous as possible and are worried that it would put off recipients, which I think is a bit cray cray as I think there are lots of recipients that want minimal contact, they just want the donor conceived child to be able to access their genetic history......

    Yes, well our ad (once approved) actually states that we would be happy with either photos/milestone reports or no contact afterwards should the donor prefer that. It's not make or break but it would be nice to have something - even if it's just sending them a Christmas card each year. It is such a huge thing to go through for someone - physically and emotionally - and I would certainly feel endebted to our donor in that respect. It would be nice to give something back if you know what I mean. Not money - but photos or something would be nice. I hope, if we do find someone to help us, that they would understand the gratitude I would have for them. I cannot even put into words the impact that that sort of gift would have on our lives.

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    @infinity888 Good Luck Luv!!!

    Hope the meds have helped!!😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Yes, well our ad (once approved) actually states that we would be happy with either photos/milestone reports or no contact afterwards should the donor prefer that. It's not make or break but it would be nice to have something - even if it's just sending them a Christmas card each year. It is such a huge thing to go through for someone - physically and emotionally - and I would certainly feel endebted to our donor in that respect. It would be nice to give something back if you know what I mean. Not money - but photos or something would be nice. I hope, if we do find someone to help us, that they would understand the gratitude I would have for them. I cannot even put into words the impact that that sort of gift would have on our lives.
    @Blossom74 No, I got my donor a gift bag of stuff on the day of her EPU and it felt quite pathetic. Thanks for the chance of a child, here, have a scented candle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @Blossom74 No, I got my donor a gift bag of stuff on the day of her EPU and it felt quite pathetic. Thanks for the chance of a child, here, have a scented candle.

    Yes! Exactly! There is no gift good enough!

    Oh well, I hope to have to deal with problem in the near future!

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    That's interesting @Bongley about the anonymous donors, I've always thought the opposite was true as you get the feeling putting that you don't want contact with the donor seems somehow rude. But then I guess those donors won't be posting much on the site so makes sense. That scented candle comment cracked me up!

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    that's great @Blossom74 about your extra work/hours. it's all falling into place & writing a book sounds like a good idea. go for it

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    @infinity888 I hope you're not too sore atm and the tests went well
    @faithandhopellove I hope your scan went OK & wasn't too emotionally draining for you. it must be so hard to see the little bubba too. I imagine it's a mixed feeling - happy and sad at same time. you're being so strong. hugs xx

    afm I started looking at some of the donors on the SA sites last night and ended up in tears thinking how none looked like me as a kid and then crying for the loss of my genetics & is the universe sending us a message. selfish thoughts. why couldn't there be just one good egg left for our natural cycles/attempts for a natural miracle - I think my body is trying to stay pg. one looked slightly like my sister/niece but she was a smoker and had A blood type and I'm not sure how that goes with my O. I haven't posted on EDA yet. does everyone need to get their ad approved by govt or is it just Victorians? I need to read more about the procedures. I think I'd be one of those no contacts but possible future contact by the child if they should choose to. & I need to check if I can get my medical records from RPA or if I need to do all the tests again as they might be close to a year old now. not making much progress - going very slowly atm

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