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    OMG @BlondeinBrisvegas thats Frucking hilarious!!!!

    ...on the risks page they could have me in the ER with the Intensive Care drs in the room and the big e-coli anti-biotic sticking out of my arm


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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    OMG @BlondeinBrisvegas thats Frucking hilarious!!!!

    ...on the risks page they could have me in the ER with the Intensive Care drs in the room and the big e-coli anti-biotic sticking out of my arm

    😁😁😁😁😁 (sooo not funny at the time though Luv) but...😁😁😁😁

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    Even with another group of wonderful ladies who started off on bh im one of 2 people who get really low numbers of eggs and even if they say they understand i dont think they do. Unfort when you dont get many as you ladies are well aware we are already behind the game we dont really have room for a couple of embies that may not make it. Thats why im doing one more cycle mainly for hubbies sake by that i mean that i would have gone straight to ct this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    You say that @Blossom, but what percentage of LB's patients are over 40? And what if the ads were true reflections of our own lives. Would you be more drawn to something you could relate to? And how desperate are we to get our hands on properly accurate figures? Even as a naive first timer when you ring a clinic one of the first questions you ask about is their success rates. I reckon real figures, real women (families) and stories of real experiences. Let's not under-estimate women, I say!!
    Sorry, rant over.

    Sorry @Tahli, I was being tongue in cheek about it. I am a realist as you all know. I say it like it is. I always err on the side of caution and prefer to look at the glass as being half empty, because, well, she who expects nothing is never disappointed.

    I get where you're coming from, I really do. But I'm not sure that 100% honest advertising would draw many people in as far as IVF goes. I agree that accurate figures need to be provided, but most reputable clinics would do that anyway. When I look on my clinic's site they break down their success rates based on age and treatment provided. I thought that was pretty reasonable. But do we really need to put across all the bad stuff that goes along with IVF?

    If someone had said to me that "You will have a million needles, you will question your sanity, your body and fitness will suffer, and then you will get pregnant only to lose your baby a short time later" I'm not so sure I would have signed up for it! Sometimes these things have to be learned and adjusted to along the way I think.

    Truth be told, the only thing that made IVF seem like an option for me was my specialist saying "Look, the odds aren't great but I'd give you 10-15%, so why not try?" It was that little bit of hope that I was looking for, if you know what I mean? It was the chance, no matter how small, that it might one day work for me.


    Blossom

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    if theres one thing IVF cant do (lets face it theres PLENTY of things it cant do!) its take away our sense of humour!! god if we didn't laugh we'd be dead

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    @BlondeinBrisvegas Perfection. Take a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    @BlondeinBrisvegas Perfection. Take a bow.
    Awww....thanks Luv😊

    The only items missing from the poster were the dozens of boxes of FRER's, a voucher for a 6 month supply of Kleenex tissues & a few cases of vino to complete the ensemble!!!😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post
    Awww....thanks Luv😊

    The only items missing from the poster were the dozens of boxes of FRER's, a voucher for a 6 month supply of Kleenex tissues & a few cases of vino to complete the ensemble!!!😁
    Chocolate @BlondeinBrisvegas how could u forget that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    Chocolate @BlondeinBrisvegas how could u forget that?
    Oooh yes...good thinking Luv!!!

    And a bottle of Valium too!!!

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    That would be my poster too @Maxwellsmum

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