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So naive!!

Postby Kacey » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:52 pm

I am a newby- so sorry this is a long posting.
Hello everyone
I have been reading the postings on this site now for the last few days. Found the site by chance.
I was wondering if anyone could offer me any guidance on my experience so far.
I am 41 years old and began the whole process of IVF in Nov. 2005. After consultation with the advisor/coordinator/registrar, my husband and I were informed that the cost would be about £3,500. I’m not at all sure whether she mentioned anything about drugs and any extra charges for them. I naturally assumed that price was for everything!! At the time we were both very nervous and feeling very vulnerable (as you can imagine). There should have been so many questions that we should have asked her.
Anyway, we were enrolled.
My blood tests were fine. I was asked to administer the syneral spray which did not work for me. I had to start the whole process again a month later.
This time they found that because I didn’t respond so well last time, I was put on max dosage (600 units) puregon. This was at a cost of about £400 pounds at a time, I needed about 6 bottles of this. I was having a blood test everyday for nine days. Each time three different tests were done. )LH, proj, oest? Each at a cost of £90. (£270x9 days!!)

Four embryos were finally achieved. Three transferred. I will find out on Friday (7th April 06) if I’m pregnant.
The whole process has ended up costing me £10,000. couldn’t believe it when the final balance was calculated. Now, I never ever thought that I would fall pregnant the first time round so we had put aside enough money for three attempts. This is impossible for us now!
Where did it all go wrong. Naturally, if this first attempt works out for us, It’s not as bad-but what happens if it doesn’t?

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Postby bobs » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:03 am

Hi Kacey + welcome to this thread.
I'm sorry to hear about all the hassle youv'e been through with your drugs + what an expense!!
I know what you mean about the cost if it doesn't work but im wishing you lots + lots of PMA + keeping everything crossed that you get a BFP tomorrow. Please keep me posted on your test result.
You may find it helpful to post on ther general forum as lots of us post in there.
wishing you loads of luck!! :D
Love Bobs xx
Me 32,DH 39.Ttc 5yrs.Male factor
1st + 2nd attempt ICSI - June/Oct.. both -ve
3rd + 4thattempt ICSI.April /Oct'05..abandoned
5th attempt ICSI.. May/June '06..Last attempt + abandoned due to severe Ohss
2008/2009 Now in the process of Adoption :)
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