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    Hi Gargy, good luck with the donor - it is sounding great so far.

    Hi Lulu, good luck with your current cycle. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all goes well and that you wont need to use all of the 25 preg tests because there will be a wonderful BFP smiling up at you way before then!

    Hi Lissie, the embies sound fantastic - well done. I'm definitely hoping for some BFP announcements in the next few weeks!



    As for me, not much to report. Work is really getting me down. I know I should make the decision to walk out the door - for my health and sanity - but it just isn't that easy, especially because I am on my own. Thanks for letting me know about your situation Lissie. I guess that is one of the hurdles - starting a new job and knowing what I should or shouldn't say about my fertility journey. I'd prefer to be honest so that if I got pregnant it wouldn't be a surprise but I do wonder how many employers would be as understanding as the one you found. Sigh...

    Anyway, because of my neck/shoulder injury, my Dr has me on half days (just for 2 weeks at the moment) so that is making the place a little bit more bearable - JUST! Can you believe that we have a lovely lady here who's Mum has terminal cancer and they are not being supportive of her AT ALL. It's sad really, because it could be a great place to work.

    As for all things IVF, I'm still wanting to lose a few more kilos before I go back and see the Specialist. The only problem with that is with working stressing me out so much, trying to eat well and exercise regularly is proving rather difficult! Oh well, I will see how things go. Even if I haven't lost the weight I want by the end of Aug I think I will have a chat with the Specialist anyway.

    Take care everyone and thanks so much for the support,
    Marg
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    Hi Everyone

    This is a great website - I’ve just found it after 2 years ttc and after 6 ivf cycles (4 stimulated, 2 frozen) and two miscarriages. I am now 43 and whilst I think my specialist is pleased with the quality of my eggs for my age, I really need to start thinking about my options, one of which is of course using donor eggs. Can anyone provide any advice about where to start with finding a donor. I really don’t have anyone close to me that we could ask so we would be looking at an unknown donor.

    Any advice you could give would be very much appreciated.

    Good luck to you all!!!!

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    Hi everyone,

    Joanne - sorry, I can't help you with the egg donation, but I'm sure that there are others here that can help.

    Lulu, good luck on Wednesday - I'm sure it will be fine.

    Lissie - good luck to you too - fingers crossed for BFP.

    Marg - I'm with you about working in miserable environments and the frustration that you know it could be so much better. Hopefully something will change - either you will find something better or things will get better where you are.

    As for me, remember how I said things were going forward? Well, after ringing our SD last Thursday and emailing him last Friday, I haven't heard a thing. This is trying my patience no end. I am trying to reassure myself that our SD is busy, he does things like this (ie gets really full on then disappears for a while), and maybe he needs some time to get over this final hurdle.

    Unfortunately the counselling is the last thing he has to do, and I really wanted this over and done with by the end of the school holidays, mainly so that DH and I don't have to take any more time off work. However I suppose I am trying to push my own timeline again.

    I feel like I can't feel happy about this until this final task is done. I think this is why he was happier at the dinner than we were - I was reluctant to celebrate until the final hurdle was over.

    Now I don't know what to do. Do I ring again? Or wait til he gets back to me? Arrghh!!

    Oh - something funny that happened last Friday...I asked my mother who she thought we were using. She told me and I said - no, it's this person. I've never seen her in such shock!! Mainly because she thought it was someone already with a family, not someone that has no intention of having a family of his own. Hee hee - I do put her through some moral and emotional hoops!

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    Hello All,

    4 needles today - can you believe it??? Bloodtest, yet another puregon, antagonist and finally....trigger - yippeeeeeee. How sad - to be excited over a needle???
    Have been pretty disappointed about my levels. They have not risen as easily as last cycle. After asking a few questions, I now find out that the more cycles you have, your body becomes more resistant to the stuff and they have to keep upping and upping the dose - not healthy..Anyway - we all do what we have to, right?

    Joanne - I would assume you would have to put your name on the waitlist at your IVF clinic like I had to do with my first SD. I would strongly suggest you ring around and go see a few more and waitlist those as well. It aint easy stuff to come by.

    Gargy - you poor petal..you are really not having it easy. I hope this guy has been busy. He obviously doesn't realise what you are going through and how he is contributing to your stress. I hope he pulls his finger out.

    Marg - I guess you have 2 weeks semi-respite from work. You sound so unhappy there I really feel for you. Makes getting out of bed really tough each day. I hope it gets easier. Go see the FS even with the extra kg's to lose. I know its better for you..but I still havent lost all I wanted to. I have lost since last cycle (where I was about 7kg heavier) - but also fell preg then as well. So who knows what goes on in our bodies.

    Lissie - how u doing? What day are you up to. I am watching this space with baited breath.

    Will let u know how the big day goes..

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    Hi all, I hope this is the correct thread to post this but please let me know if there is somewhere else more suitable. I've been considering becoming an egg donor but dont know exactly what is involved from my part so would like some idea before I seriously look into this further. I am 29 and have a little girl (who turns 2 in Sept), My DH and I are happy with our one child and are not looking at having anymore ourselves. So my thoughts are that I should look at donating my eggs to people who are TTC and help out those who need it. I dont really know where to start though....

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    Hi everyone,

    Amanda - your best bet is to contact your local clinic - they'll help you out.

    Lulu - ouch ouch ouch ouch OUCH!! At least it's for a good cause. Didn't know about the resistance - will have to ask my FS if it will be a factor for me when I get back in the swing again.

    Hi Marg and Lissie - thinking of you...

    Nothing much to report here - have been a sloth for two days hanging around in daggy clothes and not doing much. Going to see Harry Potter tomorrow - looking forward to it!

    Is anyone in Sydney and going to the dinner?? It's on the 11th August. Hope so!

    See ya!!

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    Hi Amanda,
    I think it is wonderful that you are contemplating giving your eggs away - what a wonderful woman you are. I am on a donor list is Qld as it was the shortest list i could find, you can do it a number of ways i believe, you can offer them to someone direct, you can answer adds that are always in mags etc you can go to Fertility clinic of your choice its really up to you sweetie , but i just wanted you to know that you are a very special person for doing this, you will give someone the most wonderful gift - i just wish there were more woman out there like you. I have been on the list for awhile now and i know some woman wait for years and years. You will not have to pay anything its up to the recipient to pay , its just time and a bit of uncomfortable stuff you will have to go thru - but you make my heart swell knowing there are woman out there just like you.

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    SD FINALLY got back to me - he has been very busy working, but he's booked in to counselling next Wednesday (thank goodness - currently breathing huge sighs of relief!!)

    DH and I are seeing him for lunch tomorrow - got to love holidays!! Don't know how I'm going to be next week though - quite enjoying this lady of leisure business!

    Hi everyone!!

    Lissie - saw your mood indicator - are you ok?? (if not too personal)

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    Hi Gargy & Lulu,
    Feeling very down today - had a meltdown, just a big fat cry, not really sure why - guess im not feeling to confident - its my age thats get me i keep thinking ive just left it too late and will never get to hold the baby i want so badly. Just feeling sorry for myself i guess - will be better tomorrow (hope so at least). Second meltdown on the ivf cycle so not doing to bad except stress levels are at an all time high , BT next wed unless AF shows up first. Sorry to be such a downer but you did ask! lol
    Gargy sound like the ball is rolling for you now - good luck sweetie.Anyway talk to you soon. to all

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    Hi All,

    Amanda - I just wanted to re-iterate what Lissie said. You must be a very special person indeed. It's great to know the world still has people like you. There are so many gorgeous women out there aching to have a baby and cant because there are hardly any egg donors. You go girl - it would be a truly truly wonderful thing for you to do. Any of the clinics IVF Australia, IVF Sydney, Fertility First etc are just a few and they all accept wonderful volunteers like yourself and know they would be grateful.

    Gargy - am glad about your SD..I know you are highly stressed about this. With regards to the resistance...it doesnt happen all the time. My age also affects it even though I only did it 6mths ago.

    Lissie - all meltdowns accepted. I believe it's our right of passage!!! 2 in the whole time you have been doing IVF - well thats pretty outstanding. You're allowed and am sure it's probably a good thing to get it all out.. What day are you up to? I know how stressful it is. I am having transfer tomorrow and will join you in hell..

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    Thank you ladies for your replies, I will contact a clinic and go from there. Bug hugs to you all.

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    Hi everyone,

    Amanda - I was probably quite glib when I replied to you the first time (as I was probably quite stressed) - sorry. Wanted to reinforce what everyone has said - donors are brilliant people and you are doing a wonderful thing. Good luck!!

    Lissie - I'm so sorry you're feeling down. Big, big Please tell us - even if we just are there to listen, hopefully we can help.

    Lulu - fingers crossed for you.

    Hi Marg!!

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    Hey lulu and gargy,
    BT is next wed if AF doesn't show her ugly head, nurse said that if AF comes it would be Sun - Tue so i just want those days over AF free - i honestly think the most stressful part of IVF is the TWW from hell, and it doesn't help that you are full of those horrid hormones. I am not the nicest to my DH at the moment, but i think he understands, he just hold me when i cry and says chin up you must be more confident honey - god bless him - i am so lucky to have him i would just like a child to complete the picture. I come from a loving family and thats all i really want too - but feel i left it far to late in life for my dream to come true. Anyway back to you all -
    Lulu - Goodluck with transfer tomorrow sending you some now try to get some sleep tonight.
    Gargy - i know how stressful this all is to you - it will be fine and it will all work out just wait and see.

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    Hey Girls,

    Transfer went smoothly. All 4 eggies divided like good little eggies should, so I have 2 in me and 2 in the freezer.
    So Lissie..now I join you again. Believe me - I too know how stressful it gets. I have my 25 new pregnancy tests ready and waiting...no I am not joking. There is noooooo way I could be as patient as you and wait for BT or AF. I start testing about day 10...yup then daily. Last time when I started to get a faint faint pink line I must have done between 3-5 in a day. I know..I am so sad.
    Anyway Lissie..I truly truly understand how you are feeling. I come from a family of 3 kids. I am the baby. My poor parents dont have 1 grandchild. My brother is gay and my sister and I spent waaay too many hours building up our business and sacrificed too much time, but before we realised it - the time was gone. So here I am. It's something I have wanted since I was 13yrs old and you know what...it's going to happen for both of us because we deserve it....ya hear!!!!!

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    Lulu,
    Me too - life just got away from me - im not going to blame myself as we are a sum or our own choices and i have had a good life (even with all the bad stuff) but it would be such a bonus to have that little bundle of love wouldn't it ? I too am the baby of the family, 2 sisters one has 4kids the other has one and a brother 44 who has one little girl about to turn 2yrs and she is just so cute. I lulu all we can do is do our best and with knowing that we can truly rest. Goodluck hun and i really mean it

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    Hi girls
    I'm trying to catch up atm - have been AWOL for quite a while - a lot has been happening.
    Just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your losses Lulu - but happy you now have 2 on board!!
    I'll be back later for personals - after I catch up!!
    PS My ED, Heather, and I finally met IRL a few weeks ago after 6 months of talking. She spent a week here, along with her gorgeous 5 month old daughter. We now have all of our counselling out of the way and she'll be back in 10 days for the drup pickup. We're looking at cycling late September.
    BBL

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    Suzi,
    Just wanted to pop in and wish you so much luck with your ED and cyle in Sept - its so exciting for you. Anway good luck and i hope your get that BFP really soon.

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