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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    @Summer I would just talk to your FS and tell them how you feel, I too have only ever had the twilight sedation and just tell them you're in pain if it comes to that, which it has only once when they were finding it hard to get to one of my ovaries. Otherwise its just a nice haze and you don't really remember a lot after it. Kind of awake but like you're half asleep.
    @Summer yeah I'd speak to your FS and if they weren't willing to help you then try somewhere else. The first time I did it I was brave but then after that I just knew it wasn't going to hurt and I liked hearing the numbers come in as they got the eggs
    @ange1111 well, I think it IS a numbers game but it's not JUST a numbers game unfortunately. If you're getting one embryo on day 5 then I don't know if PGD is worth the extra cost, do the embryos usually look good? By putting it back you would have found out in a couple of weeks if it had worked anyway. My embryos always looked very shoddy by day 5 so I knew it was probably an egg problem rather than implantation. I only ever had one day 5 embryo per cycle after a usually good haul of 8 to 10 eggs.

    If you run out of money could you do the NK treatment alongside a bulk billed place?

    I went to a public clinic (RPA) and Genea and the difference was NK cells and intralipids treatment, that was about it.

    Have you thought of using the last of your cash for a donor egg cycle? sorry if that's upsetting to suggest

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity888 View Post
    Breaking epu news. 3 EGGS we got 3 i would dance but im still drugged up. Sooooo happy.

    Whoo-Hoo!!!!


    Good sh!t Luv!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity888 View Post
    @Summer yes awake for both. Twilight sedation was local anesthetic and fentanyl. Awake but drug sleepy. My epu for today was gas and valium although i sneak in an endone as well. Awake and drug haze. Only uncomfortable really and over in 2mins per egg.


    Aaaaaah Fentanyl my old friend!!!!

    Love that sh!t!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post
    Aaaaaah Fentanyl my old friend!!!!

    Love that sh!t!!!!
    @BlondeinBrisvegas Loved getting that hit. I think it enabled my soul to separate from my body and float around for a bit. Weeeeeee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ange1111 View Post
    Hi Girls, Im having a melt down and love your opinion. Do you think its just a numbers game at our age? Im so confused and challenged by it all...Im running out of money and looking at Bulk Bill or low cost clinics. Theres one 2hrs away from me or a flight to Sydney (I can stay with my mum there).

    We have frozen sperm (extracted by TESE as hubby has had a vasectomy).

    High NK cells and doing intralips (steroids and clexane) - need to do prior to transfer and then after (I think).

    PDG/CGH - is it worth it if I only get one possible embie on Day 5, so either fresh transfer or maybe wait til Day 6 when it can be tested or frozen or it dies??
    Cant get PDG at Bulk Bill so can probably only afford this once or maybe twice.

    I was thinking paying for one more expensive cycle now at Genea as the sperm is there and I don't want to waste more time (have had two months off as lost the plot) and could try for PDG on whatever makes it to Day 5...but could be tempted to wait one more month and try Bulk Bill up here with fresh TESE sperm; or Bulk Bill in Sydney with frozen sperm...

    I feel like my body suffers and don't do well on the fresh transfers but Doctor always thinks I should transfer (and sometimes don't have the choice do we!).

    I know several ladies on here (and one friend) got a BFB after transferring earlier than Day 5 but many FSs don't do this. Can I demand it? I just want to try it.

    can you transfer fresh on Day 3 and grow the others out to Day 5/6 and freeze?

    Am I crazy, I guess I'm hunting for the magic day when I get a perfect healthy babe. Thanks for listening/reading X

    Hi hon,

    I used to hear the "It's only a numbers game" thing all the time. And whilst it's nice to think that might always be the case, the truth of the matter is that some of us will hold within us a golden egg and some of us won't.

    I was an incredibly poor responder and from 4 cycles I only produced a grand total of 7 eggs. Of those, two went in fresh (separate cycles) and one frozen, and the best I did was a BFP on the frosty one, which MC at 8 weeks.

    It's nice to think that if you just keep plugging away at it you will get there in the end, but who has that sort of money?! I ended up resenting the last cycle I did, feeling like I had thrown good money away for nothing. When DH and I approached the bank for a loan and knew we'd be paying it back for the next 7 years I said straight away that I wanted to go with donor eggs.

    Looking at my response to each cycle and the quality of my eggs I don't know if I ever would have found one that was ok. Plus, with each cycle it got harder and harder on me physically. The decision to switch to DE and go with the better odds was not hard for me - I felt immediate relief.

    I never considered using a cheaper clinic. I knew at my age I needed a tailored protocol, but if that's the only path you have available grab it with both hands! Likewise, if you feel within yourself that you DO have the potential to bring forth a good egg then keep going with your OE cycles. Some women will luck out and have success, but I just knew that I wasn't going to be one of them.

    Good luck, whichever way you go


    ETA: I never did PGD testing but I can see why so many do. The one thing that I often think back to though is that if I had PGD'd the emby I got my BFP on I never would have transferred it, and would never had known the joy of being pregnant, if but for a brief moment in time. I don't regret my decision not to test for that reason but I can see why so many people choose to do it.
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    Great news @infinity888 đŸ˜€. I bet you did he happy dance right out of the room.
    @Summer I was told I had twilight sedation for egg pick up. I fell asleep and next thing I knew I was in recovery.

    3 of my 5 have fertilised. I thought that was ok and what I was expecting but my negative nurse made me feel bad like it wasn't good. I won't be around much as my mother in law has had an accident and fractured her hip and my father in law is not domestic so am will be doing shopping and cooking and running her to appointments. This is going to sound selfish as in a way it is good as my boss has given me next week off as carers leave so won't have to do any rushing to and from transfers. My mother in law said it was about time my father in law became domesticated but he is so gorgeous and helpless that I want to help out.
    @Charlie74 hoping to get some to pgd. We decided against a 3 day transfer as we want to see how many if any get there. We will decide on day 5 what we are going to do and that depends on embryos left and how they are looking. It was good chatting to the embryologist before collection. I said most of my miscarriages were not chromsomal so would have passed pgd and he said most likely. What my husband and I got out of that, was that the embryos may have had correct number of chromosomes, but if they had have been IVF and an embryologist was looking at them, they might have classes it as C grade, so I guess weak embryos. He said generally better looking embryos results in live births, but he has biopsied A grade perfect looking blasts that have failed pgd. You really can't pick it.

    Anyway I must go and will update next week when I can.

    Hello to everyone else and hope you are travelling along well with whatever stage you are up to.
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    @Tahli what wonderful news. Dear mysterious hubber, bless you for what you have done. I have met Tahli and she has a gorgeous soul. I hope you are in Melbourne so the siblings can catch up often. If not, I am sure they will see each other once a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    My rather surprising update...
    It looks like an incredibly generous BHer is gifting me her 3 precious CT embryos. She already has gorgeous twins & has decided her family is complete.
    Her ED can be formally listed to donate one more time and I need to use the embryos before her final new recipient gets pregnant with her eggs, thus reaching the 6 baby limit. It would mean starting my IVF cycle in about 9 days!! Oh my!!!

    (The wonderful woman who is donating me her embryos reads this thread but doesn't post. )
    OMFG @Tahli how exciting !! And how lucky !! Would you be game enough to transfer all 3 in one go ?

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    great news @calypso75 and thats good you can have next week to not have to think about work

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    @Calypso, 3 out of 5 is a bl00dy fantastic result love!

    To hell with what the Nurses think, you just remain positive for your little embies.

    We will all be cheering them on from the sidelines too

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