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    Quote Originally Posted by Dotty27 View Post
    We are in Brisbane - this is with Monash in Brisbane and I have booked an appointment with Warren but can't get in until Feb 27 hoping he gets another opening sooner . Can anyone tell me roughly how much they have paid to do a cycle with him?
    I think that's pretty soon. I got June.

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    Will have to read everything tomorrow and talk to Supercare to get more details another thing to add to the list of things to do.

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    I have the most amazing, thoughtful, caring of a man who walked in the door tonight with a beautiful bunch of flowers and said ...just because babe!

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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?
    Hi @dotti27 thought I'd chime in and say I accessed my super through supercare for my recent os de cycle. The process took around 2 months and I had to see a psychiatrist and there was a lot of to and fro between supercare, me and my FS to get the right documents. Hala at supercare was priceless and she kept in touch with me almost daily. I would never try to do it alone. DHS are a nightmare and when it got close to me leaving I even started calling them daily demanding updates on the progress. An angry ivf drug induced woman was no match for them! Haha. Anyway I got it in the nick of time 13k and I can't praise Hala enough. Best of luck

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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?
    hi @Dotty27,
    We have used Supercare to organise paperwork for us for our last round of IVF here and are currently in process of using them to pay for our costs using overseas donor.
    We asked ourselves the same question - it's a hefty price ( don't forget about 20% tax on your superannuation and psychologist fee as well ) and both of us are pretty switched on when it comes to paperwork, but in all honesty, we both agree that it was the right decision to pay the fee to ensure its done right.
    The psychologist they refer you to knows exactly what's required on the forms and they have sent us templates to follow for letters from our FS and overseas clinic to ensure all boxes are ticked for DHS.
    Hopefully you'll only need to do it once, but, God forbid you need it again, you could probably go it solo the second time.
    We decided to use them again due to the complications of our request but IVF here is pretty straightforward.
    Good luck! Crappy business all this hey. X

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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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