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    It is absolutely worth looking further afield. At the time we were diagnosed waiting lists for appointments and donor lists in Sydney were ridiculous ... I was hearing between 6 months and 2 yrs at various clinics. We travelled to the Gold Coast for treatment and it worked out really well for us. We had all our blood tests and scans done at home and just went to Qld twice ( once for initial consult and picked up our drugs ... Then a second time for 6 days for egg pick up then waited for transfer and came home).

    By the time some of the Sydney clinics got back to me with available appointments .... I was already pregnant!!!!

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    thanks so much everyone.
    its so heartbreaking. TTC 4years, 3 x IVF w/CGH failed now saying it wont work at all and need donor.

    I feel like im always waiting. 18months will just kill me. Going to look into Sydney straight away. Thanks for the reccomendations. I am waiting to hear back on next available phone appointment.

    Thanks Ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsjones View Post
    thanks so much everyone.
    its so heartbreaking. TTC 4years, 3 x IVF w/CGH failed now saying it wont work at all and need donor.

    I feel like im always waiting. 18months will just kill me. Going to look into Sydney straight away. Thanks for the reccomendations. I am waiting to hear back on next available phone appointment.

    Thanks Ladies
    Oh no - 18 months is unacceptable. Can I ask, do you have any fertility issues yourself? Would you consider finding your own donor & trying via artificial insemination at home? That's what we're doing for a while. if you're ovulating & fertile it might be an easier (and certainly cheaper) option.

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    Just an update to say that we got to the top of the donor sperm waiting list today. Considering I had my EPU and DH had his micro-dissection yesterday, we now don't need it at the moment. I would have been annoyed had we needed it yesterday, but as things turned out Dr G found a couple of twitching sperm.

    Well, we now have 1 egg fertilised. It's our lucky one and we're happy that we've got something. As much as I was so hoping for all 3 to be fertilised, I am very thankful it wasn't zero.


    Interestingly, the scientist said that they will still watch the other two in case they've missed the action of the pronucleus at the 16-20 hour mark. Has anyone heard of clinics saying that if they weren't watching at the exact time, that there's still a possibility that on day 2 they may find they've divided, and obviously did fertilise, but was missed? Even though this is my third cycle, it seems I am constantly learning new things about IVF.

    As there's only one, Prof I wants to transfer it on Day 3, so that will be Saturday. Apparently he prefers only doing Day 5 transfers if there's more than one, so they choose the best. So now I'm going to search for successes of Day 3 transfers, as I'd had my heart set on a Day 5 transfer this time.

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    Just had a call from the lab to say that our one precious little embryo is looking "beautiful" and has divided into 4 cells, which is great news for day 2. We're very, very happy with that. We will be having the transfer tomorrow, so another early start for us :-))

    The other two eggs haven't done anything, so the technician thinks that's it. They will still keep them until tomorrow, but she says they will start to degenerate now that it's been two days since EPU.

    So all hope and excitement for our one little precious one :-))

    Have sent Kirsty, the donor sperm co-ordinator, an email to say that we won't be needing the sperm, for at least two weeks yet (until results of pregnancy BT are in), and she replied that we just stay at the top of the list until we need it. I don't know how that works, considering we don't need it at the moment, so am hoping it frees up a place for someone who would want sperm in the next two weeks???

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    I think that's the same as us just sitting there on the side, in case we want to do IVF again.

    Interestingly, us releasing our donor DID free up a space for someone else ... but if we left the list altogether, as opposed to sitting at the top, would not have made a difference. Not really sure how that works.

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    Interestingly, I was just checking that email from Kirsty, and even though I first read it on the 21/2/13 it was actually dated 20/2/13, the day of my EPU. It's like her system told her that my EPU was done, and that I wouldn't be able to use donor sperm now, so she says I'm at the top, knowing full well I won't need it for another month. Or am I hypothesizing too much?

    Anyhow, that's right I don't need it at the moment, as I can say I'm PUPO!!! I had my ET this morning, and unlike in my first cycle, that speculum thing hurt absolutely massively. I was in so much pain, and I told Prof I so. At one point I was hurting so much that I was about to faint, and thought I was going to mess up the whole ET. I mostly had my eyes shut, and only opened them briefly to see my beautiful 7 cell grade A embryo on the screen. Then I closed them again and instructed DH to look lots at the embryo and enjoy it for me!!! The ET was nothing like my first cycle ET, nor pap smears etc, but Prof I didn't seem fazed that I was in inordinate amount of pain, and just said it will be over soon. That 5-10 minutes was the longest ever. As soon as he took it out, it was fine, but I'm sure it wasn't in right or something. Anyhow, not withstanding excruciating pain, we have one beautiful 7 cell grade A embryo transferred, and Prof I seemed very happy about that. And so are we


 

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