Mirry - I am 37 next week and am constantly being told that in IVF terms I am still very young! However that still doesn't stop me worrying about the biological clock ticking. If this is a big concern to you then my advice would be to not wait for King's. When I was told I would recive tx in the next financial year I was finally offered it for the very end of that year, so another year away. It felt like it would be an eternity to wait so we went for the self pay at King's for our first attempt. After this failed I was told by the receptionist to 'look on the bright side, your NHS treatment will come up in the next financial year!' I couldn't believe it, they were trying to shunt me into the next year! She told me this on the day I received my BFN, and said that despite being told my treatment would be this year they only give that as a guide, not a promise! I was so traumatised I went to see their counsellor but I don't think it was much help - in fact I feel like I got more support from this site. I decided I wasn't going to put up with their dissmissive attitude to what they promise people so I challenged them and Jacqui Stubbs was very helpful and shunted me back up the list to the current financial year. After this treatment failed I decided to move on.
IVF is stressful enough without having to go through these administrative nightmares as well. I'm sure it can't help at a time when you need to feel positive. So if you're feeling negative about King's already it might be best to quit while you're ahead and see if you can go on to the Guy's list. If you can afford to pay for treatment before the NHS one comes up I would wholeheartedly recommend the Lister. It has been by far my easiest most stress-free treatment yet. They have a great team there and everyone from the receptionists to the nurses, ultrasound scanners and doctors give you the feeling they know exactly what they're doing. I had my EC yesterday and was looked after brilliantly. Yes it's more expensive than going to an NHS clinic but their success rates are better, and you can still get your blood tests done via your GP. Also they got me through the cycle on fewer drugs so I spent less on those than I did at King's.
Thanks to you all for your good wishes. I got 7 eggs yesterday and 5 have fertilised. ET will be on Friday unless I go to blasto. I was at first disappointed that the number of eggs was lower than previous attempts, but feel better today because the fertilisation rate has been good.
Mable - hope your 2ww is going ok with no OHSS?