Lissy, my very first IVf appt was with Manuela, I liked her a lot, I only changed because at the time she wasn't at Freemasons only the womens and I wanted to go private. the results from your tests sound very positive, here's hoping your body responds well to the clomid.
QUOTE(Angel-Canon @ Oct 4 2008, 11:53 AM)
Tazz, I find it all quite fascinating as well. When I went for the internal scan the other day I said I thought it would be quite interesting to the tech. She didn't reply, I think she thought I was some kind of pervert! LOL
How rude to ignore you, you'd think they'd like someone to show interest in what they're doing.
Ali, I usually had 3-4 visits for scans during each cycle, but as you can no doubt see from everyone's answers it's all so variable.
QUOTE(weddingworrier @ Oct 6 2008, 03:37 PM)
Tazz - I have a question for you, you mentioned that you were sent to a Naturopath to fix the qulity of your crappy eggs. Just wondering how your FS knows they are crappy? Do they test them? Or can they find out some other way?
Tania, my crappy eggs were as a result of chemotherapy treatment. I'd done a cycle purely to freeze embryos prior to the treatment as a back up and had 8 good quality eggs produced on low doses of FSH (although only 2 went on to be successfully frozen). 3 years later & each cycle my ovaries produced very low numbers even on sky high doses of FSH & the eggs themselves were very fragile, which meant that I was lucky to end up with 4 at collection, but most of the time only 1 was of a decent enough quality for ICSI.
QUOTE(Renee` @ Oct 6 2008, 06:43 PM)
...but when we were getting the lil fellas to be used/frozen he had to do it at the Clinic, he just used to tell himself that I went through worse then him, and the books weren't really that bad
What a great man you have there!
QUOTE(alaia @ Oct 6 2008, 07:17 PM)
The one thing I said to everyone I come in to contact with is "please be open with me and tell me the truth" some of them will dance around things and I know they have your best interest at heart but...
I think this is so so important, this is one of the reasons I loved my FS so much, there were absolutely no shades of grey whatsoever, it was straight up black or white! With everything this process puts you through the last thing I feel you need is to be hanging on false hopes.
Ms Tash, you and hubby sure do have a lot of decisions to make, but I can understand why he'd want to at least try with the biopsy, even given the "needle in a haystack" odds. I was posed with the potential for needing donor eggs and while thankfully it never came to that it would just be such a hard process to go through even just the decision side of it to start with.
My hubby's needle biopsy fees were on top of the IVF charges, so I think you'd need to expect some more for that procedure too.
Sierra, good luck with this cycle hun, I hope it brings some joy