Hi @Rhino wow WA is a long way to come. I was also going to suggest the cancellation list...but short notice might not be possible for you. My apt was 6mths, but got an cancellation within 2wks but only had about 24hrs notice.
I you think your young enough to have and raise children then why not...but you do need to keep in mind there are some restrictions relating to age with IVF, but I think you still have a few years yet before you need to panic.
Have you had any ART so far or just going it on your own?
Understand about making decisions...the hardest one we ever had to make was to give up on OE and use DE...but it was the best decision we ever made.
It is good to get as much information as possible when you are faced with making these decisions.
You are in the right places (here and the other forums) to ask questions and get answers...there are lots of different stories and situations here so you have a lot of folks more than happy to pass on what they know.
Rhino. Welcome to Wazza's thread. I was also initially faced with a massive wait time to see Wazza. I initially rang in Feb and was told I couldn't get in until October! I was gutted but i went on the cancelation list and two days later I was in his office! I know it's tricky that you are in Perth but perhaps with a few days notice you could make it? If you would like another option, we conceived our first bubba with Dr. Illingworth at IVF Australia in Sydney at Westmead. He was also brilliant. He recommended us to Wazza as we have now relocated to Brisbane. Good luck with everything. Everyone on this blog understands what a tough journey it is ☺
. Double post
We have seen an IVF specialist in Perth. He told us they couldn't/wouldn't help us due to my age - he said they've had 0% success rate with those over 45 and thus wouldn't 'take our money'.... So he said keep trying naturally (but didn't think we could) and told us about CT and ED.
The ED is the hard decision to make for us as a couple but we're heading that direction. And as I've always wanted twins - from what I've read on another thread that seems to be very possible
But we keep getting different information from other specialists I've gone to - from holistic to nutritional to commercial medicine. I guess I was looking for confirmation from someone others trust that I can definitely NOT become pregnant naturally... that would make all other decisions a lot easier!
And I'm also trying to find out if its just my old eggs or is there any possibility that my DH sperm could be partially an issue. The official tests say 'fertile' but I do know fertility % have been reduced over the years - just can't find that data. So what is called 'normal level' now may not actually be normal or that great in regards to fertility especially for those in my age group... but how do you find out about that?!
One answer leads to so many more questions
Am grateful for this forum though!!!
@Charlie74 my first FET was cancelled too due to poor lining- it's so shattering after all the drugs and emotional build up through the cycle.
Warren has said a few times that linings are ******** because there's not too many ways to improve them.
He suspects mine is due to an infection post c section 2.5yrs ago. (Was still his patient then also for PCOS related infertility- so the new lining issue was an added bonus)
Over the past 4 cycles he's had me on different combos of aspirin, clexane, trental, nitro dur patches and Viagra pessaries for blood flow- along with high dose estrogen, letrozole or fsh. I've also done a scratch & flush procedure and intralipids infusions.
The past three cycles I've never had over a 7 for my lining which he's always said is usable but has always had me in tears.
One thing that I did differently this cycle is that I joined a gym- I'm notoriously lazy in regards to exercise (I'm a very slim build and apart from being lazy don't want to lose more weight) but I also have an office job where I sit all day. But I figured that anything that gets the blood pumping might help my lining so I've been hitting the treadmill three times a week just to get my heart rate up and blood pumping. I'm certainly not crediting it with my BFP- it didn't seem to have any affect on my lining thickness- but I figure it can't hurt.
The other thing I tried was lying on the floor with my legs up against the wall to improve blood flow to the uterus. Will try anything at this point hey?
September will be here before you know it- and it sounds like other ladies have had luck calling up his office and checking for last minute cancellations so maybe that's worth a shot? All the best xx
I'm an ex Wazza patient who now has had a baby boy from donor eggs in Greece. If you need someone to talk to or ask questions, please dont hesitate to message me. Wazza kept telling me donor egss, but I wouldnt listen.
Charlotte is rather nice if you cant get in to see Wazza, shes very smart, funny and is a mother.
I used Alex Alexander as my O.B, hes excellent.
@Charlie74 I hope you get a bfp at your next cycle and don't need to see wazza. Just thought I would jump in here and say Warren has me on all the meds mentioned by @softshellcrab as my lining is an issue also. My last fs just said it is what it is, so it was nice to see warren actually try and deal with the issue with the meds including the viagra last fet. He also looked into it further, he scanned me and observed the actual blood flow, I think I remember him saying it was only around 60% (that may not be right) which was quite low, as @softshellcrab said he put this down to either a past infection or trauma.
Last edited by Heyside; 04-05-2016 at 22:19.
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