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    Quote Originally Posted by Dotty27 View Post
    I have just received info from supercare and only scanned over it so far but I can't believe it is $980 for completing paperwork? Has anyone tried to get an early payout for their super and done it online by themselves? Is it hard to get approved if you do it yourself?

    The form itself won't be your issue hon, it's the begging and cajoling of DHS afterwards where Supercare earn their money. My friend applied through Supercare and weeks after the forms had been sent in still no response. Supercare acted on her behalf, ringing DHS several times EVERY day trying to urge them on. Funding didn't get approved until 2 days prior to EPU, but without them in her corner she said she couldn't have done it. She didn't have the strength to worry about that all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    The answer to this question will be tainted by everyone's individual experiences. But if I was leaving a letter to myself two years ago - knowing now that I am a poor responder who produces few and crappy eggs - I'd say "Don't waste your time, money and emotional health trying to force your body to do what it is not capable of doing at your age."

    I so wish I hadn't done that last OE cycle and had kept that money aside for my donor egg cycle....
    @Blossom74 so glad you posted this.
    I'm going o/s soon and keep second guessing myself about whether maybe I should just try again with my own eggs.
    What you wrote is exactly what I need to remember.
    I've got heaps of eggs and it's all great on paper but they are 43 year old eggs and I can't keep putting myself through it.
    At the end of the day I just want a baby to kiss goodnight. Thank You

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    Oh, feckity feck. @BlondeinBrisvegas, for yesterday hon. I did remember on FB but unfortunately didn't manage to make it on here all day. Hope you had a lovely day, aside from the bad timing on DD's part

    @Billie2 - funniest post I've read in ages. You win the internet for today


    So I had a massive day yesterday. Omg ladies. Mum and Dad came up to stay the night (not last night, but the night before) because I've managed to SELL THEIR VAN! So many inquiries, so many stoopid people and infuriating questions, but it's FINALLY done! So we delivered that (80km drive) and got our money and they even gave me a little 'finders fee' for all my hard work.


    Started the pill yesterday as it was officially CD1. We're off and running! I am taking it until next Thursday when they will BT my donor and see where she's at in her cycle. Syncing us is not going to be easy as she has a Mirena in but hopefully I'll come off the pill after 10-12 days, have a bleed and then she starts jabbing. My AF came on and I am having a rare but satisfying gushing bleed. Almost forget what that felt like but I feel fantastic about it as I had the same in the cycle before my BFP last year. I feel like all my ducks are in a row.

    Feeling very emotional of late. We are under a fair bit of stress with DH's job and the downturn in the industry. He is fairly high up so he will be ok. More than anything though our town is filled with blossom trees at the moment and it is a constant reminder that this time last year I was pregnant. Hopefully my time will come but it is bittersweet to see them all the time.

    OK, lots to do this morning but I'll pop back later. Hugs to you all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniemin View Post
    @Blossom74 so glad you posted this.
    I'm going o/s soon and keep second guessing myself about whether maybe I should just try again with my own eggs.
    What you wrote is exactly what I need to remember.
    I've got heaps of eggs and it's all great on paper but they are 43 year old eggs and I can't keep putting myself through it.
    At the end of the day I just want a baby to kiss goodnight. Thank You

    Awww, my pleasure hon. Like I said, that was just my experience but I have always regretted that last cycle. I know some ladies struggle with giving up on the OE journey but for me it was just a bl00dy relief. The massive doses of all the meds made me so sick, and yet every cycle it was like "Well, one egg." At best it was three. I just knew I was trying to push sh!t uphill.

    *Some* ladies can produce a good egg over 40's but it does get harder and harder to find. I think the gorgeous @Green lady made 70 eggs all up before finally getting her long-awaited golden egg. As ex dairy farmers we simply didn't have the money to keep trying, and now that we've moved on to donor eggs we had to borrow and go into debt to do it. That last OE cycle (1 egg fertilised, BFN) was a BIG mistake. Huge.

    Good luck for your upcoming trip hon! And rest easy because IMO you've made a very sensible choice there. When you're holding that baby in your arms you won't give a damn about genetics - you'll just love on all the squishy rolls, look into their beautiful eyes and breath in that special baby smell.

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    @Minniemin - that's right I had about 70 eggs retrieved and around 30 successfully fertilised out of that. 9 blasts from that, 2 unable to be PGD tested but frozen, 7 tested and one normal out of the 7. Not great stats! I just got lucky on the last cycle but certainly didn't expect to and would have called it a day then. For me 43 was my limit - no more stim cycles after my 43rd birthday as I had to set the limit somewhere. Everyone's limits are different. If you were to continue with OE I'd recommend PGD. I saved myself 8 failed transfers by testing the embryos. My FS was certainly giving me the DE talk after my third cycle of no normal embryos.

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    Hi @Green lady, how are you holding up hon

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    @greenlady I agree - it's good to draw a line in the sand somewhere. I have consistently retrieved 10 or so eggs and got to day 5 blast but BFN.
    The last time was so crushing, I was still coming off all the crazy emotions from the drugs, kept bursting into tears whenever I saw a baby on tv, and I just thought fruck this Sh!t, I don't have the time, money or health to keep putting myself and my family through it.
    It is so wonderful to see it can work, I can only imagine your joy!
    Hopefully our trip to CT will have a happy ending for us too xxxx
    @Blossom74 you are exactly right. That post bought a tear to my eyes xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Hi @Green lady, how are you holding up hon
    @Blossom74 - I'm ok thanks. Trying to stay busy at work to distract myself. Never mind me, things are really starting to get exciting for you in the process. I'm sure you're feeling a bit over emotional both because of the time of year and your impending cycle when hope starts to rise again. An early Christmas present would be nice for you and DH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green lady View Post
    @Blossom74 - I'm ok thanks. Trying to stay busy at work to distract myself. Never mind me, things are really starting to get exciting for you in the process. I'm sure you're feeling a bit over emotional both because of the time of year and your impending cycle when hope starts to rise again. An early Christmas present would be nice for you and DH!
    It sure would hon. I tend to worry more about the actual 'organising the trip/having a successful fertilisation' part of the cycle. It's a massive trip for 2 ex dairy farmers to make! The 2WW and the transfer etc I think I'll be ok with TBH. I'll be too busy peeing on sticks to worry about anything else, lol

    Glad you're doing ok hon. Hopefully soon things will become clearer for you

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    @Gagingi wow hats off to you for taking it for 9 months. No didn't split the doses to ease into it, my FS never told me anything about the side effects or guided me to ease into it. When I told him about the side effects he said oh you're just more sensitive but there nothing that can be done. I asked him if there's a time release formula and he said no there isn't. I then asked a pharmacist and he said yes there is a time release Metformin and your doctor should've known about it! So next time I get a script for this thing, I'll force my FS to write the time release one. I'm sure I'm intolerant to this medications as I've never felt so sick for such a long time. I don't want to lose any more weight - another 1.5 kilos and I'll be underweight! I hope this weight loss hasn't impacted my egg quality although last AF was very light and came for only 1.5-2 days.
    Anyhoo I got an update from the embryologist today. I have 2 eggs fertilised yesterday of the 6 retrieved. Hoping for the to reach day 5 for PGD but also not raising my hopes too much! Last time I had 11 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilised and only 2 made it to day 5. I'm slowly preparing myself (mentally) for another stim cycle next time I think they'll have to try something other than Gonal f.

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