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Post by nicolamark » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:33 pm

Julie..... OMG, a haggis party!!! What is that?? YOu'll have to let us know.....
I know that my brother in law thought a haggis was a scotttish creature like the loch ness or something!!!
Lisa and Jen, yes, i hear u laffing ur heads off!!!! LOL!!!!
Thought the sound it made was 'hhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggggiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssssss!!!!!!!'
So may be your friends think they have to catch the same creature!!!! LOL!!!!
It's lovely to read your posts Julie, you are so happy, and it shows!!! Glad you are sleeping better also!!!

Lisa......... How did the swim go? Did u have fun???
You too sound very happy!!!!

I know you guys, got my tx, and i was such an emtional reck.....The hosp left a message fri, which i didnt listen too, til monday a.m and then tried to get thro with no joy..... and i am wondering, what the heck do they want, all i could think was i must be top of the list.... even though early last yr, they said 2.5yrs......
Got thro on tues, and the lady said that they were holding a meeting with PCT about funding IVF in 2008, and that she need to know a few details from me, first..... Turns out we are miles from top of list, and even if we do get to the top, we have to have tmt in 2 diff hosp, one in norfolk and one in cambridge....As u know, we live in suffolk, Ipswich is best for us, but coz of our postcode in suffolk, we have to got to the hosp in norfolk for the scans, and most of the IVF treatment including Egg collection, but on EC day, someone would have to drive my eggs to the clinic in cambridge for the donor sperm to be added for fertilization, and then ET would be in Cambridge.....
How complex is that????
Its so stupid!!!
Oh and when i say some1 would have to drive my eggs, thats not the NHS, thats either your husband, or nominated friend or relative!!! Bad huh???
I mean can u imagine!!!
So right now after hearing that, I think I would rather wait and save and go private!!!!
So i was all over the place, as you now trying to focus on business plans, and i felt like it was all coming at wrong time,
So now heres the plan...... business..... settle down then try IVF in 2yrs, after saving to go private......
If we move out of Suffolk before we reach the top, of list we would have to re wait anyway.....
I am feeling ok, getting my head back to normal...... xxxx

Thanks for all your support anyways!!! xxxx

Hope that all makes sence, I am typing rather quickly....... xxxxx

Hugs to kate and jen xxxx
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Post by Julie2039 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:02 pm

Hi Nikki

Glad you are getting your head round it and feel better. As for the "collection"....Justin had to go collect his sperm in a gas canister from one clinic and take it to the NHS hospital. Playimg courier they called it. He felt like he had a bomb in the car as it was steaming!!! Imagine if he got pulled....it is mad that we have to do it ourselves.

Will let you know how the haggis do goes. I am puzzled because we have black pudding round here and I believe haggis is similar...thats why i wondered why they have to "catch" it.

Take care all xxx
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Post by Kate21 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:33 pm

hello!

Just a quickie as I am feeling rather hungover and need to go home and lay down!

Glad to see that everyone is doing ok and that Julie is taking to motherhood well! Nickie - I think I would do the same as you...what a nightmare situation! As least going private you can have higher standards!

As for me I am alive (only just after the beer I drank last night!!) and well. Had a bit of a nightmare on Wednesday, a close colleague announced she was pregnant and I found it really difficult to deal with. Think it was because it was a complete shock. I know I am going to find it hard with her being in the same department and watching her get bigger and all the baby talk that goes with it. She doesn't know about the IVF but she is one to keep going on and on about babies! Have got my head around it now but there were a few tears on Wednesday!

Anyway, hope you all have a good weekend, will post more later when I am more in the land of the living!!

Kate :D
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Post by nicolamark » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:22 pm

Hey, it's burn's night!!!! I am so silly, I wondered what all this chat about haggis was all about!!!
I turned on Radio Suffolk, today and they were talking about haggis recipes I wondered and thought I'd some how turned into scottish Radio!!!
I also wondered if they had been reading my post, as a lady on there was saying that u have to catch 'em and they have 2 legs longer than the other on one side!!!!
It's silly huh???
but yes, its like black pudding, Lisa & Jen will probably tell us different, but isnt it all the bits and bobs from the animals.... Heck I dont know Im vegetarian!!!

Kate, honey. It's tuff when collegues are preg, more so than others as its in your face more. A girl at my place was preg n doin my head in, shes gone on mat leave now! Phew!!! I had to walk out of the staff room if she was on lunch with me, It's hard, but your'll find a way to cope with it.... Hugs!!!!
Looking fwd to meeting you next month also. Well, have to sort out the finer details near..... Hope ur hang over is better soon, We are out clubbing it 2mro night, Im driving, so no hang over for me.... But I really dont wanna go, and AF is here too. So i have volentred to drive.....

Gotta whizz, dinner is ready!!
Hugs to all xxxx
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Post by Lis » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:12 pm

Hi guys

The myth is that a haggis is a wee furry creature that runs about the highland hills which is why it has one leg shorter than the other! Hence why they have to catch it!! In fact it is ofal (the name given to the intestines, heart, lungs, kidneys). It is mixed with oatmeal and spices and is actually really lovely altho sounds disgusting. Served with neeps(turnip) and tatties (mash).

Hope that solves it! Will msg again tomorrow. Have to go at mo. Sorry!

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Post by nicolamark » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:21 pm

Thx for clearing that up Lisa, Love ya!! xxx
Will look fwd to your post 2mro.... Im working 2moz, then out sat night and going over to my bro's sunday! So I'll catch ya all Sunday night!!
Thats if I am not too exhausted!!!

Wicked was great, by the way.... It's a great Muscial to go to, and such a lovely story, I loved it!! London was hectic! We had lunch at Leicester squ, then walked to piccadilly, and regents street, window shopping!
And now my mum has moved she's only 40mins on train frm London, We'll do it again Im sure.... Billy Elliott next, I think, or maybe Hairspray....or dirty dancing......Oh, I wanna see 'em all.

Hugs to ya all xxxx

Happy week-end and burns night!!! xxxx
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Post by nicolamark » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:24 pm

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Post by Julie2039 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:31 pm

Hi all - just bumping us up. :D Will post when get time....HUGS TO KATE XX and glad NIKKI had a great weekend.

Ctah ya all soon xx
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Post by Julie2039 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:32 pm

Hi all - just bumping us up. :D Will post when get time....HUGS TO KATE XX and glad NIKKI had a great weekend.

Catch ya all soon xx
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Post by nicolamark » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:40 pm

Hey, Julie........ thx for the bump up!!! How low did we fall? LOL
Cant believe William is 1mth, where did that month fly??
Are you ok?

Jen....did u get your PC fixed, hope ur ok....

Lisa, Kate, Gail, hope things are good with you guys too......

Not much to say this time......but have booked an appt with my GP, I am going back on the pill, sounds crazy. but i need to do it, stop the pain of AF and hormones..... And stop the emotions of am i preg or not? I know with no sperm I will never be preg, but you cant help but think, maybe???
I am fed up with the rollcoaster of ttc and I am jumping off.... Not forever but for the time being anyway.....


Thanks for your support when i was ttc, you have all been great, I hope we can all meet up on day, parhaps when i get my B&B your'll have to come 'n' stay
....

Pheonix friends forever!!! xxx
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Post by Kate21 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:32 pm

Nickie,

Totally understand how you feel...this rollarcoaster is a bugger!! Think you are doing the right thing about going on the pill, even if it only sorts out the 'am I aren't I' scenario every month.

Love the idea about us all meeting up when you get your B & B - you'd better hurry up!!

Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th..hi to everyone else!!

Kate :D
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Post by Julie2039 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:00 pm

Hi All

Having a very busy week this week. Stuff planned everyday.....my mum is on holiday (again) at the mo so lots to do for my nan too. Taking her to the church panto/play of Red Riding Hood tonight...

The "Haggis Night" was ok. We didn't know anyone there tho...the neighbours we hoped would go didn't but it was nice to chat to others we normally just wave at. We didn't stay long, just enough time to try the haggis which was surprisingly nice as I didn't fancy it.

Nikki, I know where you are coming from re going on the pill x Roll on your B&B!!!

Hope you are all doing ok? xx
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Post by nicolamark » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:15 pm

Hello Guys!!!
Well, the house is up for sale now, just need to find a property.... All systems go here!!!
Just a quick posting, Im rather tired, even though done nothing today.....
So who has had snow???
Jen, Im sure u have!! Did it snow in Edinburgh??
Julie, what about over in Lancs??
Kate I know you havent had it, we havent had snow!!!
Makes me laugh, the local weather said we would get it over night.... (last nite) and woke to blue skies and sunshine!!!
Never really get snow in EastAnglia, not now a days anyway!!!
Gail, did u get it?? Doubt it you in Basingstoke, arent you??

Hope all the pheonix babes are good!! xxx
Hugs to katie, Mia & William... xx
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Post by MLG » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:18 pm

Hi Ladies

Haven't been here for a very long time.
Image Been concentrating on work and Margarida. She is the light of our lives! Image

I'm so happy to see that we've had some more Phoenix babies.Image

Will be logging on once in a while.

xxxxx
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Post by nicolamark » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:21 pm

Awwww, MLG!!!! It's lovely to see your post!!! xxx
Glad u are ok, hugs to your daughter.... Was wondering where u were, thought u'd left us.....So you are back to worrk now? hows that woking out??
Margarida, must be walking now, how is she?? xxx
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