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    Quote Originally Posted by Plj77 View Post
    Thanks. Personally I don't mind how it happens the end result with be our biological child. I'd be happy either way. I just don't know how to get him to see it differently. He is so against it. And said if the reversal doesn't work then it's not meant to be. Which breaks my heart. Maybe a specialist opinion might help but he also might switch off as soon as its mentioned unless I can get him half way..

    Time is definitely not on our side...
    Hi. I thought as this was my experience I could also offer some advice. My partner also had a vasectomy and we opted to try and reverse it and do ivf at the same time so we had both options available. Turned out that the reversal wasn't possible. He went for the surgery and the tubes were too high up in his abdomen. So while the specialist was there he took another sperm sample and we started on another ivf cycle straight after. If time is not on your side and your hubby needs some time to come around to ivf you could do it that way maybe. Just a thought. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plj77 View Post
    Thanks. Personally I don't mind how it happens the end result with be our biological child. I'd be happy either way. I just don't know how to get him to see it differently. He is so against it. And said if the reversal doesn't work then it's not meant to be. Which breaks my heart. Maybe a specialist opinion might help but he also might switch off as soon as its mentioned unless I can get him half way..

    Time is definitely not on our side...

    Oh it is hard when the other halves don't agree with our choices. Sometimes I don't think they understand. I have friends in your situation and IVF is what they all chose. When you are over 40 I don't think you have the luxury of trying different things first. You really don't want to throw good money after bad. Hard choice. Bring DH to a specialist appointment.

    Update on me (cos I have to vent somewhere) Saw FS yesterday and gearing up for another round of IVF. I honestly didn't find it that difficult last time. The hardest parts were the money, the time off work (and stink eye I would get from my colleagues - all men) and of course the bad news at the end. Yesterday I spent a small fortune on supplements and FS has me on prescription testosterone and Melatonin. Also strongly told me to take CoQ10. I went a step further and bought things like Royal Jelly (sorry bees) and Vitamin C. Was in the chemist for ages and still have to get a few more that they didn't stock. I don't think I will want to look at another supplement after this is over!

    On another note, my grandmother came into possession of a Louis Vuitton bag many years ago when no one really knew about the brand in Australia. It started a love of LV in my Aunts but sadly not in my mother who carries around plastic bags lol. But I have always wanted one and thought at nearly 41 I am going to buy one. She arrived yesterday packaged like a dream and I have been staring at her since. I felt I needed something to look forward to other than my next appointment.

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    I discussed the option of ivf again with my partner. He was ok with it, perhaps he just needed time to think. Im so happy ive contacted a micro surgeon in newcastle to see what he recommends for us. He would like to wait till December holidays if we go the route of reversal as he has 3 weeks off already then. Which i guess isnt too far away but id prefer it sooner just because of my age. Im so nervous that at 40 i cant have anymore. I get heavy periods, suggested in a ultrasound many years ago adenomyosis as uterus was bulky however one a year later didnt show anything of concern.

    I probably should look into having it redone, i went in for exploratory surgery last year to see what my issues were but the attempt was failed, they asked me to have a new ultrasound before they decide if its worth trying again. I guess ive been too scared about the results, i never booked it in. So thats first on my list.....

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    Hi all,

    Im still reading came in to say hello. I had a the period from hell with pain and my brain fog. Which is why I am not probably making sense or have overcome this yet 3 days later. I also will be unable to make personal responses because of this.

    Im so foggy! in the mind. The other day I was making pancakes and put the hot skilet on the counter top instead ot the stove. I pulled it off straight away. Will try to make more personal post tomorrow and hopefully will wake up with a better head.

    I think to morrow Iwill go t for a massage. even my typing is finny today. arghhh.

    Mysticfalls.

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    hope you feel better @MysticFalls

    @Plij77 the first thing my specialst did when i said u wanted to try ivf was book me in for a hystoscopy and various other investigations. They just go "in there' and flush dye around. do a d&c, remove any cysts or endometriosis, that kind of thing. I was fully recovered the next day. It saves you going through Ivf if there is a fundamental problem there.
    I would not want to wait until December. That does seem an awfully long time. My closest friend was in your position last year and they just biopsied some sperm out for IVF. The micro surgeon may not understand that this is a bit urgent. I would still see a fertility doctor just so you are both fully informed.

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    Hey @MysticFalls
    How are ya feeling? You had me worried the other day. Are you eating ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weightykeighty View Post
    hope you feel better @MysticFalls

    @Plij77 the first thing my specialst did when i said u wanted to try ivf was book me in for a hystoscopy and various other investigations. They just go "in there' and flush dye around. do a d&c, remove any cysts or endometriosis, that kind of thing. I was fully recovered the next day. It saves you going through Ivf if there is a fundamental problem there.
    I would not want to wait until December. That does seem an awfully long time. My closest friend was in your position last year and they just biopsied some sperm out for IVF. The micro surgeon may not understand that this is a bit urgent. I would still see a fertility doctor just so you are both fully informed.
    Hi

    I went in for a hystoscopy last year to investigate heavy periods. It was a failed attempt something about putting a hole somewhere by accident and couldnt get in. They rang months later and asked if id been for the ultrasound they forgot to ask me to have. Im yet to book it in. They wanted to see that before deciding if they re-attempt. All was through the public system. So i really need to book it in so i can be re booked in...

    I keep forgetting to make the appointment, im about to check if they have email so i can book it now. Yes i agree December is along way away and then id be 41 when we could try. However if im going to have tests done on me first it might give me time for that.

    I wanted to see both a surgeon and ivf specialist to get advice as ive read when doing a sperm retrieval it can damage the tube and make a vacectomy more difficult and reduce the odds of it working if the ivf doesnt work. Especially if it needs to be done more than once, everything is so confusing and im so afraid ill make the wrong decision and it wont work for us. Wished we were younger so i had more time.

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    I'm so glad your hubby has decided to get on board with your plans, but I echo the sentiment of previous posters. Don't wait til December.

    At 40 you need every bit of time you can get. I say this from my own personal experience - I was 39 when I started IVF, I did 4 stim cycles as a poor responder and the closest I got was a BFP that ended in MC at 8 1/2 weeks.

    I'm not saying it's impossible for IVF to work over 40 but your odds are drastically reducing with every year that passes. And whilst it's nice to be optimistic, and to think you will be the exception - the one it works for first try - realistically that is rare.

    Some ladies do hit the jackpot, but it can take a lot of cycles, a lot of money and a lot of heartbreak. I know it's scary, but honestly - just do it! Just jump in. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    In the end DH and I went the egg donor route. We had a great cycle, and I fell pregnant on the fresh transfer. I sure do wish I hadn't wasted so much time and money though. Don't put yourself in a position where you will have any regrets hon

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    @Heyside, how are you now? Did you manage to get a scan? I hope you have been given some reassurance.
    @Flower78 have your partner and you had your embryos biopsied yet or do you need to wait a bit longer?

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    Hi @Wild Rose! We are waiting for our turn for the biopsy which won't be til May. Hoping if we get a normal one that DP can do a FET straight away. Otherwise with work conferences etc it won't be until July!!

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