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Postby sarahface » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:28 pm

Hello Everyone, :oops:

My name is Sarah im 26 and my hubby Baz 28 are about to attempt our first attempt at IVF in April. We are going with a clinic about 2.5 hours away from us, its called the Cromwell fertility clinic at the Woodlands Hospital in Darlington (UK), our consultant is a very nice chap but there is soo much to take in. We are both feeling quite emotional at the moment and a bit lost with it all. We have said that we are going to have our eggs frozen incase our first attempt fails. It would be nice to make a few friends going through the same thing and to get a bit of advice now and then.
We both look forward to meeting some of you.

Sarahface :)
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DH 28
BLOCKED TUBES
1ST IVF APRIL/ 06 NEG
2ND IVF: FET START JULY/06??
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Postby DebraP » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:36 pm

Hi Sarah, it IS totally overwhelming. Pretty much all the way through actually. The good news is that if you wander over to the General Forum (GF) you'll find others preparing for tmt in April - look for a thread called something like 'April Buddies' etc. Having a bunch of chat buddies to talk everything through with will make the world of difference, a trouble shared is a trouble halved etc. It also helps to have others with slightly different routines so that all the different terms get aired. Have a look at the Abbreviations thread (top of GF) which will give you a good overview of the jargon we use.

Best of luck and don't worry yet about freezing that all happens at the very, very end of tmt for some people and is reliant on quality, numbers, your clinic's protocol etc.

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Postby AMck » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:37 pm

hi Sarah and welcome to the site.
As Debra says there are lots of lovely ladies here willing to share their experiences and support you through this rollercoaster. Just join a thread (or two) on the general forum. If you ask a question there is usually someone who can help.
Starting IVF tmt can be daunting. A lot of the ladies here recommend a book by Zita West called 'fertility and conception' You can get it through Amazon. It's really easy to read. It outlines IVF in terms that are easy to understand and explains the stages that you may go through. (I'm not on commission.....it's just a really good book!)

I wish you lots of luck with your tmt.

Anna
Me 44, DP 42 ttc 3yrs
7 cancelled IVF cycles during 2005/6
ED tmt at IM June 06 BFN
ED tmt at IM July 06 BFP
Matthew born 23/3/07
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Postby Smita » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:55 am

Sarah,
Welcome here!
Hope you find as much support here as I've done..
Come and post on the general forum!

smita
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4 failed IUI's
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Postby sarahface » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:04 am

Thank you very much for my welcome :) and yes i've been struggling a bit with some of the words, however i took the advice and went to the general and looked at the abbreviations THANK YOU. I will also go look for the March/April buddies. I cant wait to get chatting ...so orf i jolly well go to the next section!

sarahface :shock: :P
sarah xx

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DH 28
BLOCKED TUBES
1ST IVF APRIL/ 06 NEG
2ND IVF: FET START JULY/06??
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Postby Hase81 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:54 pm

hallo Sarah

We are also at Cromwell.
Up to know we are happy. hoping to start 1. ICSI in june.
what stage are u at the moment ?
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Postby sarahface » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:33 pm

Hi Haze,

That's wonderful news, i wish you all the love and luck!.

This is our first attempt at IVF, i am undergoing all my tests, HEP,FSH,HIV ect at present with my own GP to cut costs down a wee bit, and we are to begin the meds in April (depending on my AF). I have blocked tubes and DH has slightly low count.

Thank you for my welcome :)
sarah xx

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DH 28
BLOCKED TUBES
1ST IVF APRIL/ 06 NEG
2ND IVF: FET START JULY/06??
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Postby sophiejane » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:12 pm

Hi Sarahface,
Good luck withyour forthcoming treatment. It is an emotional ride, very scarey but very exciting at the same time. I also have blocked tubes, and although that stops natural conception it has no negative effect on ivf ... so fingers crossed and good luck.
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Postby angelamw » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:42 pm

Hi Sarah

Welcome to the site. It sounds like we are in the same boat, me with blocked tubes and DH with low spermcount. We are trying route of IUI first as have had tubes unblocked. If no luck got IVF booked for May. Hope you get on well and I look forward to seeing you on the March April Buddies site.
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Postby NickiMark » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:00 am

Welcome!!!

Good Luck with forth coming tmt xxxx

Wishing u all the very best xxx
TTC 6yrs......Have jumped off the rollercoaster for now, too many BFN's and too much heartache, to keep going....Moving on to fulfil other dreams!!!
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