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    @emski72 is it strange that my FS here hasn't been involved at all?...all the clinic has done is let me have a scan before I left for Johannesburg and to get the meds...I haven't even seen my doctor for months?...yes I am now looking into any immune issues but only from suggestions I've found on these forums!...the clinic in SA has offered no insight whatsoever...now I'm getting mad!
    My specialist here did it all as part of my own egg cycles before I undertook my donor egg cycles. I'm sure you could find a local Fertility specialist who 'believes' in immune protocols and tests accordingly - some don't but many ladies have seen success with immune treatments. You can ship your embryos between clinics in SA if you wanted to use CFC. In my experience the clinics in SA are fairly basic in the protocols they use, it's my specialist here who has investiged my immune issues etc.

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles @Ruby2015 . It certainly is a difficult road to travel.

    I have just received my tentative dates for my next de cycle. Anyone going to be in CT around 24 Nov?

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    @Ruby2015 my FS here hasn't had much to do with my DE journey either - no scans, no drugs, nothing. Like you, I've researched everything alone and done all the legwork. To be honest, I've had moments too where I've thought, "is this normal?", especially when so many of the ladies on here seem to have Specialists who are supportive and involved in the process.
    Maybe you could use yr staff travel to Joburg and pay a full fare to CT - it's a 2 hour flight?
    @kylie764 We are arriving in CT on Nov 30 - sounds like I'll just miss you.
    The 24th is not far away for you!

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    @Minniemin I heard back from mr Dr in SA and he is now wanting me to get a 100% confirmation that I don't have a uterine septum....I have a bicornuate uterus but this isn't a problem...I will have to have another Hsg test (my 3rd!)....I feel like it's too late now to change clinics...i already feel like there is so much I have to sort before our December transfer...if we aren't successful this time we will have to choose another donor so I will change clinics then...I really hope I don't have a uterine septum....that would involve an operation to correct....it's never ending

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    Default Egg Donation in South Africa #14

    @Ruby2015 I hope for your sake you don't either – You have enough on your plate!
    I saw in the over 40's thread that you have an appointment this Friday with a new FS.. fingers crossed you get some good info you can move forward with.
    Infertility sucks
    xxx
    Last edited by Minniemin; 25-10-2016 at 18:37.

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    Hi girls, am new here but have first appointment with Dr Matebese 7 Dec and transfer 14 Dec. A long 4 1/2 year journey TTC baby #2. Dr Nick Lolatgis discovered all those awesome immune issues. But too old to keep TTC with my eggs now I feel (42), so here we are heading to SA for donor egg and donor sperm (donor sperm because of DQAlpha gene match with husband - yep had that problem too). Can't get excited about this process after all we have been through (3 MCs) but giving it a go so we can say we tried everything. Here we go...

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    Hello ladies, im popping in from over on the greece donor thread coz i wanted to ask, as @Cassie M had mentioned, does anyone know about the dr matthias immune testing stuff like alpha matches etc... is it worth being tested for all that immune stiff if you are using donor embryos coz i figured he cant test the donors, iykwim? Thanks :-)

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    Default Egg Donation in South Africa #14

    Hi @gorgeousgeorge! Yes still worth it. A DQAlpha gene match would result in a treatment called LIT (lymphocyte immune therapy). But if you have other 'immune issues' like natural killer cells you will still want your dexmethasone, aspirin, clexane, filgrastim... (have I missed anything?) which Dr Matthias would give you. I haven't asked my South African dr about DQAlpha and donor eggs because I have had LIT and it will cover me until after I have had my transfer (lasts 6 months). Actually check that, am only covered for a match with my husband, and so am not covered in my circumstances for DQAlpha match with sperm donor. (Can't test him, use a frozen sample and donor long gone) So am exposed here. Will have to rely on the rest of my immune treatment. But you could still have LIT if you have a match with your husband and not using donor sperm. Sorry for confusion!
    Last edited by Cassie M; 27-10-2016 at 03:32.

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    Welcome @Cassie M, you are amongst friends here lovely xxx
    @gorgeousgeorge I can't help here but sounds like Cassie knows her stuff X

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    Thank you @Minniemin for making me feel welcome, that means a lot. Here comes the emotional roller coaster tho

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