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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #1 on: 22/02/12, 18:32 »
Hi Ladies,

I am looking for some advise.  I have just had our 4th failure at IVF, this last time was a blastocyst transfered via a natural FET.  I have been in touch with Penny and we are going to see her next month for me to have a aqua scan, the test for NK cells and possibly if needed a hystoscopy.  I am wondering if anyone can tell me what their experiences of these tests are??  do they hurt?? 

I am a little upset as Penny was what I classed as my fall back, the clinic we have been for the last 4 transfers said at our last consultation that if our last transfer didnt work then we wad had to go down the DE route.  I have always heard such amazing things about Penny that I just thought she could work miracles but when I spoke to her yesterday (bless her after my e-mail to her I am sure she thought I was possibly sucidial as she called me within an hour of my e-mail) she agreed when she looked at my notes that the DE route would be the way to go.  Please don't get me wrong if this is our only route then we will take this route as we want a family more than anything and I can see the plus sides of having a donor, especially as I am now 39 and donors always have to be much younger.

My mum is financing our IVF and she is making this decision really hard as she feels that the baby (should it work) would be 50% my DH and nothing of me.  I don't see it like this but she is making it hard for me to move forward with this decision as she is not supporting me in it.  We are really close but on this she just doesn't understand.

Has anyone had DE at Serum, could you tell me about your experiences.  How do they chose the donor?  I am little worried as I am blonde with pale skin that by going to Greece to have the donor we would find it difficult to find a match.  I want as much as possible for the child to have a similar colouring to me.

I feel very confused about all of this, it is not our first choice of having a child but then IVF would of never been our first choice and after 3 years of fertility treatment I have come to realise that when/if we do get preganant it will be a miracle.

I just want to be a mum and my husband to be a dad. 

This journey is so hard  :'(

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #2 on: 22/02/12, 18:32 »
wow can't belive we are on thread part 5!!
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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #3 on: 22/02/12, 18:34 »
Hi Freeze
Welcome to the Serum thread, if you look under the main Greece board you'll see lots of information that Agate and Pobby have compiled on Serum, I think you'll be fine with getting a donor matched to you.
Good luck
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PS Penny is sooooooooooo lovely xxx

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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #4 on: 22/02/12, 18:38 »
Freeze - Hiya Hun I can help with your query re the hysto - I went out a week and a half ago for the hysto.  It was absolutely fine, it was slightly sore afterwards and there was some bleeding but that was it, it is fine.

I can't really help re the donor side of things as I am not in that position but there are many lovely Ladies on here that are who will be able to help you out on that one  ^hugme^

Ladies - my question might get missed so I'll ask again - when booking IVF insurance did you book it for your other half aswell......

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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #6 on: 22/02/12, 19:07 »
Hello ladies
 
sorry for a me post....but Ive just com,e back from our satelite clinic to have follie scan on day 5 of stimms.  My follies are between 2mm and  7mm and have a good 9 follicles.  There is 3 or more under 2mm.   Im a little disappointed if I can be honest.  :-\   I guess im worried that they are growing quite slow  :-\ .
 
My DH thinks im being silly as we have at least recruited one more follie on the lazy right ovary?   I guess the good thing is they are all kinda the same ranges/sizes
 
On a positive noTe this is the best recruiting we've done on  day 5 of stimms but?????? why are they so small and growing so slow?  I havent spoken to cons yet till tomorrow. Any ideas anyone?
 
sorry to be a grouch xx

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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #7 on: 22/02/12, 19:28 »
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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #8 on: 22/02/12, 19:30 »
Hi Freeze
I'm mum to our lovely little girl. She's from DEIVF and it's the best decision I've ever made in life. Having the chance to be a mum is such a gift. In the beginning the fact that she didn't look like me did effect me. Particularly when people said she looked like me as I felt I was living a lie  - no one knows you see. I do miss not seeing myself in her but as they get older this is less and less. Sometimes I wonder if biological parents love their children more but I sincerely doubt this. My love is huge every day. If you have the chance grab it.

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Re: Serum General Thread part 5
« Reply #9 on: 22/02/12, 19:31 »
 aqua scan - really doesn't hurt the way that penny does it because she does it with an ordinary catheter, not the balloon kind.
 the test for NK cells  - just a blood test
hystoscopy - general anaesthestic so you won't feel anything and will be asleep.

 
Have a read up about epigenetics - the baby will be your DHs, but will be a lot more you than you might think. the egg donor gives the genes, but your body will control a lot of which genes are actually expressed (switched on/switched off) in baby.  This is a very significant contribution to what baby's character, health and physical traits will be.  i can't remember but I think I've probably written up something on epigenetics before - maybe its in the ivf bit of my immunes faq - if not you could try doing a search on FF for epigenetics - or have a google - its fascinating stuff.

Serum has about 250 donors on their books at any one time.  A big chunk of the book are polish/ukrainian with blonde hair and blue eyes.   Penny will never skimp on getting you a reasonable physical match.

You would probably find a dip through my serum file would help.

bettyboop:  its really hard to say much about the scan because day 5 is so very early - a lot of clinics don't start to scan until day 7 - by which time its a bit easier to know whether follicles are really 'joining in' or not.

 

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