@MissDa that sucks, up yours DP from me too
@Caesardust thats a hard one, as Im going to do one more OE cycle Im leaning on saying do it BUT it doesnt cost us nearly that much so its no biggie for us, in fact its way cheaper and easier for me to keep doing OE cycles realistically. Is there a possibility of doing DE through a low cost clinic? Just thinking that if you've got someone whose proven (or just younger) then it *should be more straightforward to possibly go through a low cost clinic. Maybe you need to run through your options of how you can do a DE cycle first and if you can find a cheaper option there then could you do both and not wait for so long? The other issue is will you regret not trying one more time? I think as much as we are all in a bloody rush to have a baby, you have to know in your heart and head that you were satisfied with how much you did before moving on to whatever is next..HTH
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28-03-2016 10:46 #81
28-03-2016 10:55 #82
Hmmmm...a dilemma for sure Luv. In the big scheme of things, 7 embryo's isn't all that many IMO to decide it's not worth pursuing your OE/trying out PGD.
For me, it took 24 embryos with 12 transferred to get 1 good one. I know you're not as old now as I was when I got my BFFP, but my point is that perhaps your Golden Egg/s might be in this final OE Cycle (if you do it). Combine that with the Lap/PGD this time and it could make all the difference especially as you're not ready to go down the DE path just yet.
Do you have a counsellor at your Clinic you could speak with to try to figure out where you are emotionally and what might be the best way forward?? If so, I'd be utilising him/her to help get my thoughts/feeling in order before I did anything.
Yes Luv, unfortunately there is no guarantee with either path but if emotionally you need to do one last OE with the PGD in order to move forward onto DE when you're ready then that's what you have to do. You have to take that risk so you can keep on going on your path to a BFFP however it comes.
Plus there's every chance one last OE Cycle particularly with a PGD normal embryo will get you over the line!!! Easy for me to say, I know plus it's a lot of money to gamble with but you gotta do what you gotta do so that you can move on with no regrets where your OE's are concerned.
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BlondeinBrisvegas I think I'm in such a spin with all the what ifs I'm scared of making any decisions. I also haven't been as healthy this cycle as I have been in the past so I feel like that could've ruined my egg quality, but I have been taking all the supplements so maybe that will balance things out??? However I will be with a new clinic and on a new protocol with Pgd so maybe that will be the winning combo as you suggest. I guess I know in my heart of hearts that this is my last go so it would be emotionally devastating to give up this last hoorah. But @Tahli I'll be very interested in the egg sharing stuff if you could pm me more info if be very grateful X
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28-03-2016 11:34 #87
Yes, I've heard of Dr Braverman Luv
I believe Dr M studied under Dr Beers. I reckon @Chiefsgirl would've heard of Dr Braverman too
I think if the consult is free you've got nothing to lose by seeing what he has to say. Doesn't mean he'd be right or wrong as it's just an opinion but you could at least see if his opinion/recommendation concurs with the other Specialists/FS's you've consulted.
Whatever matches up is what I'd take on board. Anything else I'd be researching first to see what the go is.
I'm also sorry about your Dad Luv
As you know I lost my Mum 2 yrs ago this July to lung cancer from bloody smoking!!! She was 62 I'm an ex-smoker myself that started at 15 and stopped only 6 years ago so every chance I could've frucked myself over too from all the years I did smoke with something sinister popping up in years to come!!!
Yes, it's definitely something I wish I'd never started and had stopped long before I did. Anyhoo...hoping the GP can do something to help your Dad to become more comfortable. Don't suppose he could be persuaded to go to the Palliative Care dept at the hospital so they could reassess him and prescribe some other meds etc to help him???
Does he have Blue Care Nurses etc coming out to check on him at home???
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28-03-2016 11:38 #88
On my BFFP Cycle I drank as many cups of tea as I wanted, ate chocolate when I wanted etc, etc. I was 75-85% eating well and 20-25% eating sh!t!!! If you decide to do another OE then just up the protein etc and get into whatever "IVF Food Mode" you follow
28-03-2016 12:12 #89Senior Member
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@Caesardust I have sent you a PM.
That's a really tricky one when you're still producing blasts. I think it's a little bit tricky for the reason you mentioned. I'm going to play devil's advocate. I don't think PGD really makes too much a difference if it's your final OE cycle. You could have transferred them and POAS before you actually get the PGD results. And you could have saved your $1,500....or you can spend the $1,500 and try and get some answers.
If you're not doing another OE cycle after this one then PGD doesn't change too much. Other than possibly getting an answer as to why it's not working with your OEs. If you don't get PGD normals then it may let you off the hook emotionally with your OEs and allow you to move forward with DEs knowing you've done all you can. But how would you feel if they came back normal and they still don't stick? (not that I'm wishing that on you in a million years) Tempted to do another OE cycle?
It's the lap that could change things, esp if NL (if it's him doing it) finds something that can be 'fixed'. A lap would be handy even if you were going to do DE as it may pick up on something that effects implantation and maintaining a pregnancy.
Do you have a gut instinct? I know how difficult the decision is when finances have to start coming into play.
28-03-2016 12:15 #90Senior Member
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@Caesardust im similar we are doing final oe cycle shortly i dont get many eggs last cycle we had 6 eggs 3 fertilised and fortunate to have 2 grow to blast but both fets failed 2 x mc. Previous cycles have been day 3 transfers. I wonder if i paid the 1500 to get them tested they would have come back abnormal.
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