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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwellsmum View Post
    Good god thank god your not in the same postcode as me then . @midnight lock your doors and put up a few print out photos of the cute babies from here on your door it might slow her down and give you time to run.
    I'd be faaaar to scared to go anywhere near you with a pee stick @Maxwellsmum. I wouldn't want to suffer the same fate as your neighbour!! You're scary!!!

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    @JulieMalooley gosh those bubs are cuties!!! Wow, I too am sending you a massive warm hug, you've been through the absolute ringer and I'm really sorry it's been such a slog. You sound like you are in a much better place and make sure you get every single bit of help from anyone and everyone including the govt you can. Lovely to see you pop your head in and show off your munchkins xx

    @faithandhopellove those cheeks are so pinchable!! Gorgeous bubby. I too can only imagine what a lot of work it is to be a mum, it scares me!! Xx

    @Blossom74 you're totally right about the judgemental attitude people have to "sensational news". The media loves a good headline so much of the time you need to read the fine print to get the full picture. I like how you've seen it from another perspective.
    @Tahli I hope you find your earring, i wear the same kind and would be upset to lose them. I'm not an earring type of girl but love a classic small diamond (or large!!)

    @Billie2 great news!! I don't think there is anything to suggest there is a problem, when are you going to see your next "new" GP


    i do have to agree about 63 being over the limit for bringing a child into the world in my opinion. It's not to say they wouldn't be amazing parents I think it's more the fact that you are potentially bringing that child into a world of age related illness etc especially given the fact that the father is 78. But who knows, she could live til she's 100 and he could go for a while yet too. I haven't seen or read anything about the story but would hope to be well and truly happy with my life without children by that age if that was my fate. Never say never though right.

    We had our last session of counselling with our donor and hubby on Skype this afternoon. I had to work today unusually so was trying to make it from manly to the city by car in too short a time (F.U. school zones!) so ended up having to park in the CBD. It cost $52 for just over an hours parking! (Wonder if they're owned by GENEA??!!) I was a stressed out idiot by the time I arrived but DH was calming me down, and our session was great. Really, our donor and her hubby are just the loveliest people, I nearly shed a tear in the session and even the counsellor commented and commended them on how wonderful their attitudes are to the whole thing! I used to believe things happened for a reason before this whole infertility Sh!tstorm started happening and they really have restored some of that feeling back inside me again. We feel like we have a new extended family. Sorry for the long post but sometimes out of a frucking never ending nightmare comes a supersonic rainbow

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    @Charlie74 I know. Our news and tv screens and cinema screens are filled with murder, crime, sickness, volatile people being locked up or in jail.. And then there's these two married lovebirds skyping in their homely messy bedroom to help 2 people they hardly know have a family of their own. Honestly it blows my mind and where they could stipulate what things they expect or want,they simply say, isn't a gift something you give people without expecting anything in return. I. love. them.

    People are amazing. The media and news will tell you differently but real people are amazing..all the time. It's just not headline worthy or drama worthy.

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    @tuxcat where did u find each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    @Caesardust. Re your progesterone question from the other thread. I hope you don't mind me answering it here instead.
    You get 35 days worth of Gestone from CFC. They are daily injections in your flank. Do you start your 5 days worth of Gestone pre transfer in CT or do you have to start at home?
    I started my progesterone here so did 2 Crinone per day until I got to CFC and the nurse gave me my Gestone and showed me how to self inject. She did the first injection for me.
    As you know progesterone is pricey and I think Gestone works out cheap by comparison plus no mess. You may like to ice your flank first. Also leave a good bit of space for it in your suitcase as it's quite a bulky bag of syringes, ampules etc. I never use the alcohol wipes so I give them back to the clinic. Saves space! I also buy an extra few boxes 'in case' I do fall pregnant and need to keep injecting until around week 10.
    Thanks @Tahli. I'm a little confused. When I get there won't they do a final lining scan and if I've used progesterone doesn't that mean the lining would stop growing or possibly go backwards as what happened to @Charlie74? I'm doing a fresh transfer so not sure if that makes a difference. I've emailed both my nurse here and dr Paul there so hopefully someone can give me the advice I need. Thank you for the advice with packing the gestone. Can you get gestone here?

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    @tuxcat Yippee!!!! for finishing your final counselling session!!!! :

    Not long now until your Cycle will begin!!!

    OMFG!!! What a frucking rip off for the parking Luv!!! I thought it was bad up here but that's just un-bloody-real!!!

    Pity you can't claim it on your tax or for medical expenses or something!!!

    All for the best possible cause though

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    @JulieMalooley and @faithandhopellove what gorgeous pics. Thanks for sharing for us ladies who've almost forgotten what we're doing all this for.

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    I've just been doing up my notes for Wazza and hadn't looked at my fresh cycle stats from 8 years ago (when I was 33y/o) since then. From 11 follicles on day 8, ranging from 9mm to 12.5mm, I ended up with 8 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilised. I ended up with 3 embryos and a day 2 transfer (day 2!!). So 11 follicles equated to 3 x day 2 embryos. Apparently they put it down to male factor. They didn't tell me that at the time.
    I've also done up a bit of a costing re options so my head's in an organised state when I meet Wazza.
    1. $3k for a TET in CT.
    2. $8k oop for a final OE cycle.
    3. $11k for a fresh CT cycle.

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    @Caesardust Did your FN email you your treatment plan...it's like a grid with what you need to do on what days on the left and what your donors doing on the same dates on the right? What date does it say to start Gestone? Or are you waiting to be given the go ahead to start using Gestone (or any progesterone) once you have your final lining scan at CFC?
    I think girls have bought Gestone here but my guess is it's expensive. If you'd like some just sing out and I can share, and show you how to use it, but I'm guessing you start it in CT after your final lining scan.
    PS: I have a little note in my diary saying Gestone is $3.50 per ampule (daily dose) and 1 stick of Crinone is $4.30 and you'd need 2 of those per day, $8.60 per day. These are prices purchased from CFC. I didn't know about progesterone pessaries at that stage!
    Last edited by Tahli; 03-08-2016 at 20:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    @tuxcat where did u find each other?
    EDA she answered our ad, good timing as she's not on the site as a regular user

    thanks @bib. I know, It's bloody criminal !! Uurggghh

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