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    Re SBS show - can't wait to see it.

    Tarkine - good luck with the renos. Sorry, no magic wand here either! Sorry, I must have missed something - is your DH having a procedure, or are you talking about IUI/IVF (sorry, a little lost...)

    Blizz - good luck if you decide to go ahead with your renos.

    Lissie - I have a lot of admiration for a girl called Geraldine who was conceived using a donor under the old scheme. Feel very sorry for her that she has to struggle so hard to get any information. I'm glad the law changed for this reason, I just wish that more people would donate and not be scared someone will make a claim on them in later life...



    Hi everyone else! After my completely stressful day yesterday things have calmed down (see Boo Hoo Thread). Just hoping that the clinic haven't forgotten anything else - almost frightened to ask when I go in for the blood test on Saturday! I'm bruising a lot more than I remember from last time too - can't think why?

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    DH is having a more invasive SSC on the 23rd Jan(next wednesday). Because I got a bit stroppy with the FS, we have also been put on the list for DS (to get through the waiting list a month earlier) - I'm too impatient to wait another month to start...(which I think maybe against the rules.. shhh don't tell anyone.. or that is what the FS made us to believe)...

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    oh good luck!! hope your DH won't be too sore, I understand totally about the not wanting to wait any longer thing.
    gargy, no good on the bruising hope it's not to uncomfortable for you, I gave myself a doosy of a bruise when I was doing my first egg harvest (I keep myself away from the needles now, then I can blame someone else LOL)

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    Tarkine,

    I hope all goes well with DH's operation. As for pushing the FS, starting to think that this is the better option after last Thursday! At least it is following some type of timeline!

    Blizz,

    I can remember little dots of red from last time, just not the bruises. I'll ask tomorrow and see if I'm doing anything wrong.

    Off to the first blood test tomorrow - but I think it will be the same as last time and take a few before everything is in line. I remember last time that they had to take blood out of my wrist because every other vein had gone into hiding/had been used too recently. The reason I remember is because it bloody hurt!

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    My advice is that being quite assertive with doctors (regardless if they are FS or not) is the best way to go if you want something to be done and it isn't. It reminds me of a time where DH could barely walk and the GP was sending us off to all sorts of specialsits, who were finding nothing wrong with him.. We cracked the ****s (in a really nice way) with his renal specialist and within 3 hours he had an MRI scan and found the cause (AVN in his hips) - it took us 6mths to get to this stage of frustration and we swore that we would never let anything ride so long again. So it was the third appointment this time with the FS when I told him "not getting any younger here doc, whatever it takes we will do" and he seemed to get us moving, although talk to me in another 4 months and I'll probably have a different tune to sing!

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    I think you are right Tarkine, being assertive and knowing what you want certainly helps. I am learning slowly (bit of a marshmellow when it comes to confrontation or expressing what i want to do espec. with a doctor) but DH is really good at it

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    how did i miss a new thread?!

    Baby4me i have just seen a post from you elsewhere And CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled for you hun!!!!!!


    Let us know how everything goes

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    I will jump and down when I need to - problem is that continual jumping up and down can be exhausting, particularly when you feel that it is only you taking things seriously.

    Also, I'd like other people to be a little responsible too - I have a tendency to take over and push and sometimes this is not always the best option.

    Anyway, the nurse says that there is nothing else missing from the paperwork now (I'll check with the FS on Monday to make sure this is correct).

    Had the blood test today but not much reaction (as I expected). Will continue on current level of hormones and have another blood test on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gargy View Post
    I will jump and down when I need to - problem is that continual jumping up and down can be exhausting, particularly when you feel that it is only you taking things seriously.

    Also, I'd like other people to be a little responsible too - I have a tendency to take over and push and sometimes this is not always the best option.

    Anyway, the nurse says that there is nothing else missing from the paperwork now (I'll check with the FS on Monday to make sure this is correct).

    Had the blood test today but not much reaction (as I expected). Will continue on current level of hormones and have another blood test on Monday.
    I hear you with the pushing thing. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the paperwork. We just received a lot for DH's procedure on Wednesday - we'd signed a set of these back in October - i'm beginning to think it never ends!

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    hope everything is on track for you now Gargy, you deserve some smooth sailing for a while
    same for you Tarkine, waiting for and following the paperwork trail really sucks.

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    Hi everyone,

    Levels not where they are supposed to be, another blood test on Wednesday to see the level then.

    Not too worried as this happened before - just worried that the transfer may happen in the first week of school.

    How is everyone else going?

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    fingers crossed for you carmel that everything happens soon!!! I'm on my own again till Friday night so I'll be hanging around most nights but I do need to get to bed a bit earlier though nearly killed myself last week getting up early but still not getting to bed until 10:30-11:00pm(allright I'll be honest it was more like midnight),
    I hate not being able to be the night owl that I am at heart but the only way I can cope with getting up early is to go to bed early.
    One more week then I'll be on 9:30 starts (ahhhhh a sleep in) at least the good thing is we run a two week roster so I don't have to do the early starts all that often.
    Are you a student or a teacher gargy?

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    Hey Blizz,

    Hope your alone time is not too lonely...

    Actually you're probably in bed by now! You'll be pleased to know that I am really tired and have full intentions of going to bed at 10.30! (Let's see if that happens LOL!)

    I'm a teacher - I teach English and Support Teacher Learning Assistance. The second part of my job takes up the majority of my time. I work with kids with low literacy and numeracy levels in High School.

    I'll also be teaching the lower ability class English this year, as well as following them around and team teaching in other subject areas. I'll also be starting a new elective program where our year 8 kids go and help kids to read in Primary school. My collegue ran a small reading program last year, but this one will be more involved - I'm worried about how much time it will take. There are two other people that are also supposed to be involved but I'm not sure how it will go.

    (Sorry, a little worried about next week LOL - went and bought some outfits to wear to work today...)

    I tried looking back - what do you do on shift work? - I know your DH works in the mines...

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    Wow Gargy.. it looks like you will have your hands full this semester at school. My hat off to you.. you are pretty darn amazing!

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    Hi Tarkine,

    I posted and then realised I was being rude by not saying 'Hi' to you and everyone else. So 'Hi' (sorry about that!)

    Yep, fairly busy - although I've been doing the STLA role for a while so I know what I'm doing, and the English role should be ok. The worry is the new course.

    How about you?

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    Hi guys,
    good intentions out the window again I am soooooo going to bed after I have posted this!!!
    Gargy, it sounds like your work is really rewarding, I admire what you do!! I don't feel confident with older age groups lack of experience I guess (the thought of Paige as a teenager sends waves of dread through me already)
    I don't know if I've mentioned this before so forgive me if i am repeating myself.
    I work full time in a 50 place long day care centre, I have been working in child care for 12 years now.
    I work in the 3-6 year room and we have 30 children with 3 staff (not the easiest place to work when you have fertility problems, but I have enjoyed it)
    DD attends the same centre but is in the baby room soon to be moving to the toddler room(sob) This has made going back full time a lot more bearable.
    I have a deal with DH that when we are able to have another baby I won't have to return to LDC instead I will be opening up a family day care buisness so I can be at home more with DD and hopefully a future bubba (this may happen a little sooner once DH's probation is up and we get a little bit further ahead)
    Have been getting a little frustrated in the job now it seems I can't do the things I want with the children due to time,numbers, lack of resources, paperwork associated with the job you know the same old reasons (plus I think I'm a little burnt out)
    I work a normal five day week with 8 hour days which is why I miss DH so much because I am so used to having him around after work and on weekends.
    We are adjusting slowly but it is a lot easier having you lovely ladies to talk to, I really do appreciate you guys!!!!
    Have been also toying with the idea of returning to study to do early childhood teaching but not convinced that it won't be a case of same dog different leg if you know what I mean? The pay would be heaps better and the holidays would be family friendly but it's a big outlay of time and money and I am not convinced that it's what I really want to do at this point anyway.
    another option that I haven't ruled out is teaching childcare students at TAFE, still need to look in to that option as well.
    I selfishly couldn't give up my time with Paige at the moment, after all we've been through to get her every moment is precious (maybe when she starts school).
    ok here come 11:00 thats my cue night girls talk to you tomorrow night

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    Hi Ladies,

    Gee i admire you ladies teaching and day care - really wish i had of done something like that.
    I currently work for a Chiropractor and do enjoy it, hours vary from 20-30 hours a week but the pay is great so i cannot complain. This is all new to me as my whole life i have been in hospitality. I was a travel consultant for 10yrs, then moved overseas and worked as a supervisor in a 5star hotel in Waikiki.Came back to Australia worked in various positions in hospitality on the Gold Coast before moving to the country for a quieter lifestyle, away from the hustle/bustle and polution.
    Gargy - hope you level out and can have it done by next week - it must be getting a little frustrating.
    Tarkine - good luck to DH tomorrow with op.
    Blizz - where are you up to?
    Me - well just waiting for Feb AF to start my hormone tablets, she should be here around 8th FEb by my calculations. I am very excited but also very anxious and nervous all rolled into one. Am also finding myself gettin teary already - stupid i know - i just guess its the anticipation of it all and the high expectations we put on it. Gosh i want this so badly just like the rest of you. Oh well i guess time will tell for all of us - spreading some around so grad some girls. Hope you all have a great day. Take care.

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    yaaaaaay!!! AF arrived today (silly the things we get excited about) I have decided that I can't wait till february to try again so I have just rung my clinic to see if I can get back in for FET this cycle they are going to call me back this afternoon to confirm either way so fingers crossed if not it's only ONE more month!!! Don't know why I'm excited if it's like last month AF is probably going to be 'ouchie' again think I'll take a couple of Nurofern before I go back to work, speaking of which I probably should have some lunch instead of posting LOL(think I'm addicted) I'll be back tonight, I'm not even going to say that I'll go to bed early it is just not possible for me!!!!!

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