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Postby trying in greece » Fri May 13, 2005 10:55 pm

My name is Elisa Sophia. I am 32, my husband Demetri is 38. We tried for 6 months before finding out that my PCOS and his very low count were getting us nowhere fast. Demetri has had surgery and we are waiting to begin our meds/process on monday. We are in Greece for other reasons, but also because the cost here is so low, only $3,500 including meds and ICSI.

I am nerveous, excited, unsure about what to expect...every emotion waves over me at some point during the day.

I am looking forward to chatting with all of you and learning from your experiences.

:) Elisa Sophia
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Postby Sand » Sat May 14, 2005 7:48 am

Hi there Elisa Sophia - Welcome to the Site. You will find lots of support here, to help you through your cycle.

Each hospital/clinic has a slightly different protocol, so your tmt won't be exactly the same as others - but the backbone will be.

It's only natural to be nervous and excited. There's a great book by Zita West called "Fertility and Conception" that we recommend. It has lots of uselful tips, and a section on Assisted Conception. This should give you some insight into your treatment. It's certainly well worth the £15 and more more read you are, the less anxious you'll feel (well, that's the theory, anyway !).

If you come over to the General Forum you'll see the first thread is Abbreviations. This will help you enormously, as you just WILL NOT guess some of them.

You'll see on the General F that girls group together in months according to when they are going through treatment. If you post on the May Cycle Buddies thread, you'll be with others currently cycling. As you're starting halfway through May, you'll spill over into the June/July thread. Don't worry, so will others.

You'll also see that those who have just finished a cycle, and are currently on their 2ww (2 week wait before test day), post together on a thread called May 2ww.

There's also a thread called May Test Dates for those about to test !

Come over and join us !!

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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Postby trying in greece » Sat May 14, 2005 3:31 pm

Sandra, thanks for the response. I did buy a book called the couples guide to IVF. It was a big help, and of course the internet has been amazing. My RE in Michigan has an amazing woman that works for him and she gave me so much info. Its a bit difficult since I don't speak Greek very well, and my husband will have to do a lot of translation, and take very copius notes so we make sure we do everything correctly. I can't wait til monday to get started!
I will look at the other threads and posts. :)
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Postby AliasR » Sat May 14, 2005 3:40 pm

Hi there Elisa and welcome!

Sandra had basically told you everything there is to know here!

I'm just adding there's daily threads on the GF just for chatting so if you're feeling like it just drop in - the more the merrier!

Are you actually in Athens ?

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Postby bubblymichelle » Sat May 14, 2005 6:25 pm

Hi Elisa,

Just want to say hello and welcome you to the site, this is such a great site and everyone is so friendly and supportive. If you need any questions answering please feel free to ask, we will help you the best we can.

Good Luck.
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Postby NickiMark » Sun May 15, 2005 11:27 am

Just want to say hi, and welcome. If you need to know anything someone is always here to help.
The love and friendship here is great!
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Postby LittleP » Mon May 16, 2005 5:50 pm

Hi there - I just wanted to quickly welcome you to the site.

The others have covered everything so well - as you will see the girls here are full of support and encouragement whenever it is needed.

Take care and I wish you and DH loads of luck with the treatment.

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Postby taylorjools » Tue May 17, 2005 11:31 am

Hi Elisa

another international babe :lol: :lol: !!! I live in Germany with my German hubby and we are doing IVF with donor eggs in Spain!! I have found the Spanish clinic very freindly and helpful, I am sure you will be well looked after in Greece I have heard great things about IVF in Greece.

Welcome to the board sweetie, see you in the May buddies

Love bigJ 8)
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FET ISIDA: 12.07.07 m/c 8 wks b.ovum, 17 Dec 2007- BFP triplets OMG!!!
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Postby Tracii » Wed May 18, 2005 6:33 am

Hi Elisa Sophia (what a beautiful name :D ), Welcome!! I am also an 'international babe'...Ami in Germany/Austria. As Sandra mentioned, come join us in the General Forum - there is a group for May and June/July both in full swing! :D

I found that having my DH help translate, got him more involved :D :D
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