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Thread: Long Term TTC, Infertility & IVF - July 2005 #5

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    Well, thats just what SydneyIVF's website claims.
    HunterIVF stats given to me verbally were 50% with IVF or aprx15% with AIH (IUI), however SIVF's website stats say 50% with IVF only for under 25's.

    SIVF website says IUI = $1307.50 initial costs, or $168.80 after 80% Medicare SafetyNet (if eligible).



    HunterIVF says IUI = $883.50 for non-medicare people (eg: visitors) or $519.40 for medicare people - $99.40 medicare = $420.
    If eligible for 80% SafetyNet = $84.

    Half the price.

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    Yeah Im with SIVF, well a regional clinic and I pay a hell of a lot more than anyone else; unfortunately though is pretty much my only choice at the moment... I was told by my doc our clinic rates about 48% chance for under 30s.

    So long as it works - I dont care about the cost or the statistics!

    Fingers crossed for you Shell - when is your BT?

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    Oh & also, for those whom weren't aware (like me), there is a "Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset", whereby we can claim 20c/$1 for every medical $1 spent over $1500. Can back-claim 4yrs worth, however need tax invoices or receipts, eg: Medicare Tax Invoice (claimed & refunds), HealthFund Tax Invoice (refunds given), for PBS scripts however I'm told the Govt doesn't keep records, so have to phone every chemist you've been to & ask for a tax invoice, etc.

    Eg: hospital, [email protected], IVF/ART, GP/Specialists, Chiro/Physio/Osteo/Acupuncture/Diathermy/Speech Therapy/Dyslexia treatment, Optical (incl glasses/lenses), Dental, Medical Aids.

    So total cost that you've spent less refunds given - $1500 threshold. You then get 20c/$1 back from the result, awesome huh. I'm still chasin mine, have 2 non-claimable private ops from this financial year, cost of all tests & ART, so hopefully will get a nice return. You guys would too.

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    Bugger, but yep your right, so long as you get a healthy bundle of joy out of it. :-)

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    Blue,
    Sorry to just but in but we started at MIVF with one particular doctor and ended up changing to another that was affiliated with MIVF, I also looked into changing clinics but needed special permission by the board of "who knows where" to meet and approve the transfer with the additional fee of $767 to change.It was cheaper to stay and live out the embie transfers.
    Bec

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    Blue,

    Can you tell me who that dr was?? We are with MIVF and i'm finding my dr is treating me maybe even worse than just a number...

    Ali xxxx

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    Good luck tomorrow Keen \/ [-o< :luck:

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    Keen, Good luck for tomorrow [-o<

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    Sorry, my last post was meant for BEC, but would be interested what you have to say too blue xx

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    GOOD LUCK TOMORROW KEEN!!

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    Thanks guys - Im pretty excited and nervous.... doubt I'll get much sleep again tonight 8-[

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    Good evening ladies and I hope you all had a good weekend.

    It's been so busy in here so once again I hope I don't miss anyone. If I do, please be assured that it is not intentional.

    Keen - Thinking of you for tomorrow and hoping those beautiful embryos do the trick. So glad you have some nice strong ones there to choose from. Your time is coming ... I can feel it ...

    Sushee - thanks for your good wishes and I hope your TWW goes fast with a nice BFP at the end of it. It would be such great news.

    Ali - I'm very sorry to hear that your Dad and FIL are both ill. You and your family are in my thoughts at this time. Please take care of yourself.

    Anney - your big appointment is tomorrow and I so hope the doctor is as kind and reassuring as mine is. I'll be thinking of you.

    Kelly - I used Synarel at the start of this cycle. I'm aware that it is also used to treat endometriosis as it induces a sort of mini-menopause. It's a nasal spray so very simple to use and I didn't have any side effects from it whatsoever so don't be unduly alarmed by the list inside the box. I have a feeling you may need to use it for quite a while to experience any significant changes. Not sure if anyone else found their experience with it the same as I did.

    Blue - How are you going? Hope you are regrouping and feel ready to try again soon. You got so many lovely embryos that I'm sure you have a sticker among them and it's just a matter of time! In answer to your question, this was my first IVF cycle.

    Ann - Good news that you are ready to go again in September and I wish you best of luck with it.

    Shez, Trish, Bee, Babydreams, Shell and everyone and wishing for BFPs for all.

    Love,

    Mel

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    Here's the August thread HERE

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