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    I can't seem to attach the file but for those that are interested if you google Dr Beer 2004 transcript it comes up as the first link

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    Sorry sandy I meant 35mg ( 6 tablets) pred


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    Gosh not having much luck ..corrextion 6.. Then 7 on pregnancy..


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    Hi bella
    how are you? You must be getting sooo excited now have you finished work so u can rest??? How is the gestational diabetes treating you..all ok??
    I am now 10 weeks + 3 now and had first OB today.. Had been 2 weeks since last scan and I was soo happy/ relieved / amazed to see it moving around, kicking and when I giggled to see it move more..
    It's starting to feel real .. 12 week scan is a big milestone for me soo I'm really looking forward to that now and then we will share our news with friends/ extended family.



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    Hi ladies, well I had my phone consult with Dr M last night. It almost didn't happen though as it was scheduled for 5pm but he didn't call until 630pm?? We had organised for our DS to be looked after so that we could talk without being interrupted but unfortunately Dr M phoned 10 mins after my husband left to get our DS so he missed most of the conversation and then when he got home he had to entertain DS so I could hear what Dr M was saying!

    Anyway, Dr M suspects that other than the NK cell issue I almost certainly have some other immune issues going on and thinks he can help us. He is requesting two panels of immune tests to be done, one in Australia and one in Chicargo. He has also asked for me to get a transvaginal abdominal scan done ASAP. He thinks my AMH is good so wants us to hold off on thinking about a donor as he suspects I will have the same issues with donor eggs as I would my own. It sounds crazy but I got off the phone feeling slightly elated that somebody has finally told me that something is wrong with me and that it isnt just bad luck! It is also very exciting to hear that with the right treatment our chances of having another child are good.

    For the Brisbane ladies (not sure if there are many), I asked him his opinion on Genea, given that in the media recently they claim that their culture media increases chances of pregnancy by 27%. He told me that he believes QFG use the same culture media, which is interesting because when I spoke to Genea they told me they were the only IVF clinic licensed to use it, meaning we would have to travel to do a cycle with them.

    Has anybody compared prices to send their bloods to Chicargo? Are they all apx the same. Does anybody know whether one company is better than another or has anybody had problems with doing this in the past? Just want to make sure I get this right so that we can get our results as soon as possible.

    Good luck to everyone, wherever you are at in your cycles and pregnancies
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    Hi, so sorry for not posting sooner, I do want to add a bit about my experience and will when up to it. We have just had a terrible shock yesterday. Our beautiful little 6 month old cat Rocky was hit by a car and died. I have not stopped crying, he was our little son and a ray of sunshine in our life when we badly needed it. My husband is beside himself, we are both devastated. I had no idea how much I could love an animal until he came into our life. We adopted him from the RSPCA on New Year's Eve and we think he had been abused as he hissed and hid behind doors for days, but he quickly trusted us and he became the most loving beautiful little companion. It was so rewarding to see the change in him and he brought love and warmth back into our lives which were littered with the pain all of you know only too well.
    We will never forget him.

    I'm due to go in for egg collection on Monday, it's all pretty overwhelming right now. So glad to see last post about QFG culture media...I'll be a great guinea pig next week for that as I had shocking results for past couple of stims with monash and was also contemplating flying to genea for same reasons.
    I'll write more later, but quickly I will say to sandy I wouldn't bother with sacks either. His bondi protocol is no different than the fs you are with and in his words, why do you think you'll get any better results by flying to the famous gavin sacks. I know others may have had good experiences with him, but I had a horrible experience, he nearly reduced me to tears and was not helpful at all, very cold to us. He told me I needed to get a handle on my emotions, it was just really awful considering the position we were in - we were desperate and hurting! I don't think he meant to be malicious, perhaps he was having a bad day. Just my experience though. Anyway, the meds Kee has you on are almost as much as me now, I'm on 25mg pred. We loved Kee but just really needed a change and even felt like perhaps a lab change (ie. scientists) might help as we had much better results at city fertility, although granted it was 2 years previous. I believe when doing things like icsi the experience of the scientist must have a bearing on the results. I don't know, maybe we are grasping at straws, but I was happy to find out that dr wazza has had some of the same scientists with him for 30 years. And then to just read then about the culture media then has given me more hope. I'll definately keep you posted about my results each day next week. At least Kee is open to hearing about Dr M's protocol, I think he is just a little more cautious - and we are at the end of the line where we just want to go for it and throw caution out the window.
    So that did turn into a mammoth post, I am such a motormouth.
    I also want to reiterate what everyone else has said to Helen. Thankyou so much from the bottom of my heart for starting this thread. My heart goes out to you and I pray you find peace and happiness in your life. You are a very generous person and a pray life gives you what you need to adapt and be happy. I might soon be facing a donor situation, and if you are still reading this and it's not too much too ask might want to ask a few questions one day. If you just want to put it behind you though i totally understand. I will PM you should we come to that point, hopefully that will still reach your email address.

    How are you other girls going cycling now? Must be egg pick up soon for you crofty & cheals. Anyone else?

    Rest in peace my beautiful little Rocky boy.

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    Hi Ladies,

    I am blown away by all the beautiful messages from you all. Thank you so VERY much it has touched me deeply.

    I'm going ok. A bit up and down but that's to be expected. This morning my AF showed up (I suspect delayed by the prednisolone) so I'm feeling a bit down. I dropped DS at pre-school and was just feeling sad seeing all the prams with 2nd, 3rd etc children, I held it together but came home and had a little cry. Other day's I have been coping ok. I know if I wasn't a mum already then it would be a whole different story. I'm SO BLESSED to have my DS.

    We might look at getting a puppy in a few months time but are getting 2 chickens first!!! The neighbors are moving out and are giving them to us so we have to build an chook pen. It'll be nice to have an egg a day and more compost for the garden.

    I just wanted to wish each and every one of you all the very best for your treatment and cycles and I truly hope that you all achieve success and experience the path of motherhood. I won't be around much anymore as it will delay my healing and acceptance being on the forums too much.

    I find great comfort knowing that I have set up this area for so much info to be shared on Reproductive Immunology, for women to support and guide each other. It gives enormous satisfaction knowing this and enables me to move towards closure & the end of my journey.......

    Over and out! Helen xxx

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    Lissylou - We posted at the same time. I'm so very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your cat, what a horrible shock! Rest in peace Rocky. Take good care of yourselves.
    I am here if you have any questions. Yes, probably best to PM me and you can find my email address there. Wishing you all the very best.

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    Lissyloulou - I am so sorry to hear about your cat. I can only imagine how sad this is for you right now. All the best with your egg pick up. I am looking forward to hearing how you go

    I contacted Wazza's rooms today only to find that I can't get an appointment with him until end of November. He is obviously in high demand. I asked his receptionist if she could confirm they are using the new culture media however she didn't know anything about it. She is going to speak to the scientists and get back to me, so once I know for sure I will let you know

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    Thanks so much Helen, I will be in touch.

    Thanks too Hope, I will have to read back more posts from you. 18 stim cycles, what a strong woman you must be. It toughens you up whether you like it or not hey. Has it been 18 stims spread out with your DS inbetween? Or 18 stims for no. 2? Either way, my hat is off to you.
    As for the media culture, I'm going to believe so anyway! I reckon even if it's not the same as genea a change will be good. Perhaps different embryos just fare better under differing conditions anyway, and at the last place they certainly didn't like it!
    As for our dear Rocky, I'm trying to learn the lesson from him that life is short and to grab it and live it. We can't go on in this turmoil much longer, so I think we'll give wazza maybe 2 tries. Then I think I can accept to try donor eggs. I didn't give birth to that cat but by god I loved him ferociously! His gift to us might be in moving forward and accepting whatever means we have to take to have our family. Whether it be donor, adoption, however, I'm ready to do it. He showed us how much love we have to give and what we are capable of just by being here and letting us love him. Our hearts melted when he came into our life, and beforehand we had unfortunately started to be hardened and perhaps a bit bitter, as is easy to do going through this. But Rocky showed us that is no way to live and I'm not going to keep stubbornly trying to force my body to do it my way. I'll take whatever love the universe has to give us in any form it comes, it's what my husband and I were made for - to nurture and love. I just don't feel like I need anything more for myself, fancy holidays or things...I just want a family to hold and love. I need that purpose that our dear little cat gave us.
    Sorry to go on, but I am promising myself to use the beautiful time we had with our little guy to drive us forward!
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