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New home ladies  :) 

Love and babydust to you all  ^fairydust^

Jayne x
 

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Hi all! :( from me I'm afraid - my cyst is still there and levels still high -so I have to take more meds and then have another scan - will be about another 2 weeks..sigh! Bet my donor won't be too impressed - but what can you do? ::)

Hope everyone's DP's remembered Valentine's Day. Amazingly my DH did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: Plant, mini-chocolates and champers hamper this morning ;D ;D ;D

^goodluck^ to everyone and hang in there..

Take care,

D x
 

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Awwww, sorry hun :(

Hang on in there, all will be okay ;)

I've got my scan on Wednesday, hopefully my donor will be read for me :)

Hello to everybody.

Love Janny  :-*
 

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Good Luck Janny for Wednesday !

Hello everyone else - hope you are all well

Jennifer xx
 

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Hi Ladies,

I've just intriduced myself on the 'London Girls' thread in 'meeting places', but I've just noticed this is where those having DE is. Hope you don't mind my introducing myself/repeating myself here.

I'm using donor eggs (DE) abroad (Kiev, Ukraine).  I started meds today (Suprefact, Trental and Vit E) and hope to have my DE transfer in the middle of March.

No real compelling reason to use DE, everything appears to be in working order, I have unexplained, secondary infertility, I already have 1 child, conceived naturally, and my FSH is only 5.6. But, I am 41, so my eggs are unlikely to be good quality, and I got tired of failed IUIs/IVF, and being a 'poor responder. And to be honest, losing my daughter at 37 weeks last year completely demolished me emotionally/psychologically and made me terrified that I would never have another child.

I figured DE might be a shortcut to getting pregnant before its too late. I know the considered advice is to try 3/4 IVFs with you own eggs first, but as I said, I got tired of the endless dissapointments, as the song goes 'I'm all cried out.........'; and I'm fed-up with the endless shelling out of hard-earned cash. I want to buy baby things, not BMWs and deposits on holiday homes for infertility doctors................

Anyway, my drug protocol for DE is baffling - much more complicated than the protocol I had for standard IVF with my own eggs. Later on in my cycle,  before transfer, I start taking PIO, Estrogen patches and Viagra suppositories - does Viagra affect women in the same way as men? If so DH will be in for a treat!

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hi, yes but early on, yesterday had baseline scan my uterus is pear shaped! and seemed ok the line was there. coulnt see ovarys very well. donor had her first consultation and dh left his sample, so here we go..
wishing everyone luck and am grateful to have found this site.
 

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Caron - hello mrs - haven't got any after pics yet… the place is a bloody mess - I've never known so much dirt in my house…..honest!! The kitchen will be finished tomorrow but we've still got to get it tiled and decorated - conservatory's just a bare shell at the mo - still got electrics and heating to go in….we're getting there!

Janny - hope your scan went ok today

Debs - sorry to hear you've been delayed…that's annoying but I suppose you've just got to be patient and wait until everything's perfect and then you'll be off! Nice to hear your DH treated you on Valentine's Day. I got a beautiful bouquet of red roses and gerberas - bless him!

Joy - welcome to the thread - you'll find lots of support here! I'm so sorry for your loss last year - I don't know how you get over something like that ^hugme^

Dizzy - welcome to you too! Is this your first go or have you tried ivf already with your own eggs? Good luck!

Tracey - great that you've got a date for the adoption open day! I'm starting to look forward to my FET now, March isn't far away!

Kathy - not long until you test...fingers crossed for you!

Just thought I'd pop in - don't get around to posting much these days - everything's so chaotic with the house - it's really starting to get me down but I know there is light at the end of the tunnel! I feel like showering down the whole house to get rid of the dust!! Off to my 3rd weigh in at WW in a few mins - wish me luck!

Hi to everyone else and good luck to all you girls having scans etc - there are loads of you now!

Love Ange x

Ladies having treatment

Annabel - started d/r 16 Jan, EC March
Debs - started d/r 18 Jan, 1st scan 8 Feb
Dizzy - scan 15 Feb
Janny Bear - started d/r 23 Jan, 1st scan 16 Feb
Jennifer - started d/r 12 Feb
Longbaygirl - starting d/r 15 Feb
Squeak - started d/r 4 Feb


Ladies on 2 week wait

Kathy - testing 19 Feb


Ladies awaiting treatment

Ange FET in March
AngieL waiting to start tx
Caron hoping to start d/r 6th March
Dollyz on donor waiting list
Joe33 inbetweenie
Niece inbetweenie
Tracey pursuing adoption route
Welshy pursuing adoption route


Our mums to be

Mandy mum-to-be - due August 2005
Natalie mum-to-be - due 9 August 2005
 

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Hi all.  :-*

How's everybody doing?

I had my scan today... not soooo good :-[

My lining is too thin & i've got follicles.
Just had a call to say that i now need to take 2 progynova twice a day & then have another scan on monday :'(

My donor is having her egg collection on monday afternoon.

If my lining is not right then, they will probably go to someone else, & it's unlikely that i will be a suitable recipient.

Has anybody else had this?

I'm absolutely, mentally exhausted.

Janny  :(
 

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Oh God - what a bummer -  :mad:...what did the clinic say then? How thick does the lining have to be? And will the pills deal with the follies?

I will keep everything crossed for you that you body does what it's supposed to. It's so frustrating that our bodies treat us like this.

Hang in there the best you can girl..

thinking of you..
^hugme^

D x
 

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Thanks D, :-*

I have no idea how thick the lining is supposed to be... feels like it should be about 1000 meters thick :)

How are you doing :-*

Bodies? who want's them ;D
 

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hi girls

Janny god you must be feeling awfull , hope your tablets do the trick and you get better results at next scan, why would they give your donor away, couldnt they just freeze your share of eggs then let your body settle down and try again with your own timing ?? i'd ask them in case this would be an option, Deb is a perfect example with her fets she had no problems ,now shes being delayed by her body tring to get in sync with the donor, anyway hope you 2 get sorted by the time next scans come round will keep everything crossed for you.

welcome to Joy and Dizzi hope your cycles run smoothly keep us posted with the progress.

Ange - how did the weigh in go last night ?? you'll have to employ a cleaner when all the biulding work is done  ;Danyway i'm sure it will be worth it when its finished and hopefully you wont ever need to do it in this house again !!!. got my package from ww at home service going to get us started tommorrow after i've been shopping tonight, plan on doing the no count !!

hope the rest of you are well  xxxxx

we got our protocol this morning start d/r on day 1 ,then 1st scan on day 21 so if all goes to plan et should be around mid april, really scared this time , hope all my accu, herbs, hypno , etc, etc help.

got my new passport back today so we can look for a deal to vegas  ;D ;D cant wait, have always wanted to go there even wanted to get married there , tacky i know be there is nothing traditional about me  ;D sure i wont see much of D as he will be playing poker as often as poss no doubt  ???

by for now take care
caron xxxxx
 

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Hi Ladies,

Thanks for the welcome.

Dizzi - good luck

Angek - I don't think you ever do get over the death of a child, you just learn to live with it, but the horror stays with you forever.

When will your house renovations be finished? How much have you lost at WW? I've just come off the Atkins - could'nt stand it for longer than 4 weeks, too boring, but it works. Lost half a stone, could do with losing another half a stone or more!

Janny - does you lining have to be over 8mm? Hope it thickens up in time.

Caron - what does your protocol look like? I'm on Suprefact, Trental and Vit E. I started on day 17 of my cycle. Did you start on day 1?

Joy
 

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hi Joy - dont start till day one which should be 6th march ,  my protocol is completly differnt this time , start d/r with buserilin inj on day 1 till day 21 then dexamethasone and climaval,then cyclogest and clexane inj,never had so many drugs before  :eek: but its all or nothing this time so lets hope it all works.

we did the atkins for about 6 weeks last year, was ok with normal food bit as got loads of recipe books , but we both missed sweet things, must say dh lost more than me tho, then he had a colestrol test of 11.5 !!! so we gave up.
what made you choose ukraine for DE and have you visited your clinic there yet, I looked at one in check rep , but am lucky here and get my donors quite quickly, but definatly dont blame people for going abroad if its cheaper and a shorter waiting time, how was the wait at yours.

will catch up with the rest of you soon
love caron xxx
 

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Hi Caron,

I would not qualify for a donor here - I have a child already, and I'm 41 which does not help.

No, I've not visited clinic, but heard lots of good things about it from other women who have used it - and it is cheaper than UK clinics.

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Hi all. xx

Caron, I loooooooove Las Vegas! Best place on earth. ;D

Thank you all for your possitive vibes.

'Niffer' - my mate, thanks a million for last night :-*

The specialist at Care rang me last night.
My donor's egg collection is preliminary the 28th February!

I have a week to catch up. To same i'm elated is an understatement ;D ;D ;D

Nurses are a pain in the bum sometimes :-\

Hello to everybody & have a lovellyy weekend. :-*
 

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You are welcome Jan !  I knew it would be fine, you have plenty of time yet !

You just want to get to the cyclogest bit don't you !!! ;D ;D ;D

Hi to everyone else, and have a great weekend

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Hi girls!  :)

Caron – let me come to Las Vegas with you…. I love it there. I’d love to go back. Treat yourselves to a trip over the Grand Canyon in a plane – that was great!  I lost 1 ½ lbs on Wednesday, so that’s 10 in total! Very pleased!   ;D I’m glad you’ve decided to do it too – have you started yet? By the way, after seeing the way you handle a duster on that TV programme you did, I thought you could come and sort my house out!!  ;D ;D Your tx sounds really complicated this time… but, hey, if that’s what it takes, then at least you know you’ve covered your options.

Joy – the building work has nearly finished, thankfully – I’ll be glad when we’ve got the house back to ourselves and we can enjoy it all! Well done for losing half a stone on the Atkins… I tried that once but I couldn’t keep it up.

Janny – I’m glad you’ve got a bit longer to get your body in order! Good luck!

Well, it’s been a crappy week – we’ve had no kitchen and we’ve had another wall knocked down into the conservatory….so even more mess, which I didn’t think was possible! Anyway the next kitchen is in and it’s brill! Still got loads of other stuff to do before it’s all finished but I think it’ll only be 2 weeks now before we can decorate and then we’re off skiing – can’t wait for that. Not happy with my body at the mo. I’ve been waiting for AF to start for ages now – my last one lasted 3 weeks and ended at the beginning of Jan – done 2 hpts just in case (!!)…no such luck! I just want to have a normal cycle..!!  :mad: ^tantrum^

Hi to everyone else – have a great weekend.   ^wave^

Love Ange x
 

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hi girls

Ange- we booked it  ;D going on 28th feb , cant wait but guess I'll have to ;D.
we started ww yesterday the no count bit , I seem ok but D has been craving for chocolate already, bought lots of ww cakes for him last night so will keep him happy for a few days.
I'll come and clean up for ya mrs ,  :psounds like a vacuum job tho dont fancy just a duster.

Janny- so glad that they are giving you a bit more time, thought it was a bit brutal to just give your donor away after all that time waiting, hope your body starts behaving itself.

Deb- hope you managed to get in touch with charli for our meet up, see you on mon/tues  ;D

Jennifer - how are the mood swings, hope dh hasnt left home yet  ;D

Joy - your age and the fact that you have children wouldnt stop you being able to get a donor in the uk, I'm 43 this year and my dh has 2 children from a previous marrige, Deb is 43 and on donor cycle and has a beautiful 3 yr old daughter, but it will definatly be cheaper abroad and a shorter wait if any so good luck matey  ;D just wanted to say you were in the company of a few more MATURE ladies  ;D :eek: :eek:

Tracey - hope your still enjoying your freedom from full time work, any more news on the course?

hope the rest of you are ok, bet your having a ball in nz jaq !!!

well as i said before we booked our hols to Las Vegas , fly out on 28th feb , we are staying in the Excaliber if any of you lot know anything about it let us know, bit scarey tho as will have to take all my injections for a few days while there, hope we dont get accosted at customs :mad: or worse they loose my bags  :eek:, does anybody have any idea what the weather would be like there this time of year or where we would find that out , as dont want to take loads of gear with us if its not nessasary . going to my mums on wed to drop my baby off (DOG) for his hols, so busy week.
oh for anyone interested we are on telly again tuesday aft 3pm discovery health , test tube babies, always feels weird seeing your name on the box.

take care all
love caron xxx
 

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Hi Girls,

Everything booked now - EC and ET during the week beginning 13 March. Only a couple of weeks away.............

Caron - I'd love to go to Las Vegas - you must tell us all what it is like. During my last IVF we went for a break to New York and I was a bit worried about going through customs with my meds/syringes. I put it in my case to save hassle, but a friend in a similar situation got a letter from her clinic explaining why she was carrying the drugs as hand luggage - and she had no problems at all.

I'm not even eligible for IVF in my area, much less donor IVF - the criteria in this part of London is that you have to be 37 or under and not have any children, so I fail on both counts.

Ange - I'd love to lose a bit more weight - might try thinking myself thin!

Joy

 

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Hi Girls,

Sorry I haven't posted on here for a while I've been over on Tx abroad (Girlies abroad) Thread.

I wanted to let you know that our second DE/IVf has worked I got a BFP yesterday.  I just wanted to let you all know and give you some more hope.  We were at the end of our quest and thought it would be the last tx apart from having a FET.

Love and good luck to you all
Kathy
 
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