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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    @Blossom74 I'm a bit suprised by the cost. I thought it was cheaper to use de in Australia? Do you have to change clinics to cycle with your donor? How much is her full cost cycle? Sorry for the questions you've probably answered before

    Hi hon, that would be all inclusive OOP expenses. So cycle ($15,500), flights from Victoria to QLD and return, car hire, meds for me and my donor, and TESA for the husband We will get a chunk back from medicare after all that, but I basically need roughly $21K up front to get the wheels in motion. I reckon we'll be around $15K OOP once all is done and dusted. If we lived in the same state you could knock $2K off that as well.

    We did change clinics too. We had to in the end because my clinic was in NSW and my donor had already exceeded her family limit there. We are going to use her preferred clinic up in QLD now

    ETA: That cycle cost also includes my first transfer and all hospital/anaesthetist fees as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingc383 View Post
    Thanks hun. Thing is, they don't have me on progesterone. Altho I will be getting the Ovidrel trigger, which I suspect will boost my p4.
    My clinic didn't generally prescribe progesterone support either hon, but my honest opinion is that anyone of 'our vintage' should be on something for it. You can't have too much progy on board so personally, I'd be putting the foot down and demanding it. I carried on like a pork chop to get some with my third cycle. They refused. After I'd MC and started my final cycle all of a sudden they were suggesting progesterone. They actually said the words to me "After last time..."

    Yeah. After last time, when I'd pleaded for it. After last time when I MC'd.

    I wish I had pushed harder. Do yourself a favour and don't take no for an answer hon

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingc383 View Post
    Oh thanks so much hun. I went to his blurb yesterday and watched his clip. He seems like a nice young Scottish dude. I saw a few positive reviews on Google and other forums.
    I think I might give him a go and see what he has to say. I also went to my GP and she wrote me out some scans and BTs my FS should have done, but didn't.
    Thanks so much for your response @Corbes. Can I ask tho, are you normally a good responder or a poor responder to stims? I got 2 eggs then 10 eggs, but on high dose of FSH.
    @pingc383 I saw ML for a second opinion and he seemed very approachable. He recommended immune meds so they do do prednisone intralipids clexane
    It was the same protocol suggested by my FS (AM at Genea/RPA) so I stuck with him. Both my IVF bubs were with him as FS.

    Hi gals, I've lost track of whats going on but I'm catching up now. Bubs is out of hospital and at home. Thus the radio silence!

    I've got a CT scan tomorrow to see if my appendix is still in there or if it was taken out krakatoa style with the abscess explosion. Hopefully it's gone, I've had enough of hospitals!
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    Okay thanks lovely @Blossom74 that's great. Thanks for clarifying it for me. I don't know why I thought it was cheaper. Anywho, Was it you saying she has a FB page for you all to connect? I think that's a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingc383 View Post
    Pelican poo.. Wow.. I've never seen a live pelican! What breed is he? Actually, I do recall seeing photos of him on here! He's a cute little white babe you rescued from being eaten, yes?
    You've never seen a pelican?!

    Oh gosh, they sit up on the channel banks here all the time

    The things we take for granted being in the sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Oh my Just looked at the Roll Call and my name is edging ever closer to the top of the list!

    Am trying to calm my farm and accept that no matter how amazing my donor is, no matter how many gorgeous donor babies she has, no matter that she has beautiful children of her own....I am still about to pay $20K for an IVF cycle

    My heart!

    Gosh! Breathe!

    I just can't believe that in 4 months I've gone from "Well, that was our last cycle ladies, I'm out. There is no way forward." to "Get your motors running, here we go again!"

    My poor brain is having trouble accepting that this time next month it'll be go, go, go! And that in October, a mere 2 months away, I could potentially be.....pregnant!



    Same here (lol, is that a short enough post for you @Tinachris; -) )

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    Just jumping in to say good luck to @Billie2 and @Tahli today
    Will catch up more tomorrow but hope you're all going okay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    Okay thanks lovely @Blossom74 that's great. Thanks for clarifying it for me. I don't know why I thought it was cheaper. Anywho, Was it you saying she has a FB page for you all to connect? I think that's a great idea.

    Yep, that was me So our donor started the page and invited all the recips to join. There are...how many...hang on, lol...6 recips including me I think So we chat about all kinds of stuff, support each other through the process etc. One lovely is currently pregnant and due soon, one just got her BFP, I'm the newbie up-and-comer lol.

    It's great! If this works for us we will only be having one bubba (that's the official party policy at this point anyway. Hubby will get an email notifying him of any future changes to the legislation in due course ) But *if*m we do only have one, they will always be able to see and contact others they are genetically related to, and also have contact with our donor too. It gives me peace of mind to know they will always have that support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Speaking of contact with ur FS... I really can't even imagine cycling with an FS that you actually have any contact with?

    At Monash, or at least with LB, you see her for initial appt's, & then WTF appts if there's a problem.. But that's basically it. I haven't spoken to or seen her since Feb. And technically I don't really need to Bcos she wrote up all my scripts & Med plan etc back then. So it's not like it's a huge problem as such.. But when you hear about other FS's doing lining scans, follicle scans, or just being easily contactable at any time- it's really different to what Monash do. Once u see ur FS the nurses are basically your contact after that.

    Yeah, I've only 'seen' my FS once via Skype! I will 'see' him again to go though our cycle plan in due course TBH it's not the way I'd do things if it were my first time round the IVF block, but being that I have 4 cycles of my own done already I feel ok about it. All my scans will get done here at home and be sent up to him, but I won't see him in person until I drop my hubby and donor off at the clinic on the 'big day.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Oh my Just looked at the Roll Call and my name is edging ever closer to the top of the list!

    Am trying to calm my farm and accept that no matter how amazing my donor is, no matter how many gorgeous donor babies she has, no matter that she has beautiful children of her own....I am still about to pay $20K for an IVF cycle

    My heart!

    Gosh! Breathe!

    I just can't believe that in 4 months I've gone from "Well, that was our last cycle ladies, I'm out. There is no way forward." to "Get your motors running, here we go again!"

    My poor brain is having trouble accepting that this time next month it'll be go, go, go! And that in October, a mere 2 months away, I could potentially be.....pregnant!



    I can hear the rustling of POAS packets even now.

    We ended up paying around 20K too. That included 3 FETs, donor costs and PGD testing. Still, your FETs will be cheaper than if you had to travel OS. Not that you'll need to do FETs because the fresh transfer will work!
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