I agree with @Olive79. G has been doing this for a long time too and she often gave me advice over the phone if she knew the answer. If she wasn't sure, she checked with dr m and got back to me (or I called her!)
I also agree
But didnt know how to word it
I think she deserves a medal for wjat she puts up witj from the crazy woman . lol
Ladies I've got a follow up phone appt with Dr M today - was a cancellation. Will be asking for pathology request for HLA DQ stuff and tell him my first cycle with immune meds didn't work but hoping I get some normals when we batch test embies from 3x cycles(please universe!) so will go through intralipids again then.
Anything else I should ask him? It's been quite a few months...
Thank you so much @Olive79, @BB77 and @Velvet16! Makes me feel better!! I rang Laverty and they said the blood results take 3 days to come back, so that's great.
@ange1111 - it's all happening for you hun!! Good work on taking the cancellation appointment!
You mentioned you're batch testing embies. Did you just finish a cycle and are you waiting for them to grow to day 5 so they can be PGD tested?
Do the HLA DQ blood tests through Douglas Hanley Moir really take 4 weeks to come back?
No usually only take a week.
@pingc383 at Westmead they freeze on Day 1 then when ready to test they grow out to Day 4 (can request day 3/4/5) and then can transfer Day 5. They use a company called Viafet - so the turnaround is only a day. It's $3k for up to 14 embies. So it's just a different way of doing things. The cons are that at Day4 there's more chance of selecting cells that don't give a true picture than using a blastocyst - but I don't get blastys on day 5 (best I've had is an easy blast)... Haven't tried waiting til Day 6 as the clinics have a lot oushed to have transfer on Day 5. Another positive is that I e always wanted to try a FET as feel due to various things (such as mthfr gene mutation) I am quite effected by the ivf drugs (mthfr mutation can reduce ability to detox drugs etc), and so want to try without being medicated. I guess it will come down to whether I have any normals though. I think I'm too f'd-up at moment to do another cycle so think will borrow the $3k to test - when my body is feeling a bit better.
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