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Saturday, March 8th 2008, 11:46am

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

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Angel_mouse
Treatment: ICSI
Status: On waiting list due and to start treatment January 2010. Need to bring BMI down so Body Jamming like mad. Have a weight in at GRI on 12/07/09.

Julz
Treatment: IUI/IVF - still to be decided but expecting IUI
Status: Have first GRI ACS appt 10/3/09. Neverous, excited. Have been told that they will likely refer us for IUI. In which case expecting treatment Sept 09, otherwise IVF in July 2010. Still hoping that we might might get a miracle and catch naturally. Expecting to have all the tests redone. Great!?!?

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Status: nearly on 22month ICSI waiting list, treatment hopefully August 2010. planning on private cycle at GRI asap. awaiting AMH and DF's CF blood test results.

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Treatment: OI/IUI
Status: Top of list. Bloods 11/3/09, results in 3 weeks. if all good, then its all go!

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Status: 1st appointment at GRI on 27/03/09. Have to bring BMI down before treatment.
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Saturday, March 8th 2008, 2:59pm

RE: Glasgow Royal- First appointment

Hi Dixie-Chick,

We went for our first screening appointment at GRI on Thursday there.

We were first referred April 2006 and are now top of the list for ICSI (we are Ayrshire patients). This will be our first attempt.

Before we went, we were given loads of forms to fill out and I had a list of bloods and things to get done, including swabs and smear. I had ovulation bloods, etc last year in preparation also so they may ask you for this too. They also do Hepatitis/HIV routine screen when you go (ours was done last year prior to DH surgical sperm retrieval).

When we arrived, a lovely nurse talked us through the whole procedure and took my height, weight and urine for chlamydia. I also had a blood test for AMH - this tells them the level of hormone I have in order that I am given the correct amount of meds when we start. They also told us about counselling if we wanted it.

We go back 2 weeks on Tuesday to meet with a Dr then I wait for my next period and call someone for a day 21 appointment to start Down Regulation and it all carries on from there. I was told that due to numbers of people needing treatment that occasionally they may put you off for a month or 2. I just hope we get taken this time.

Initially, I felt I wouldn't manage to go through with treatment so cancelled my appointments 18 months ago. We were still classed as on the waiting list when I decided I was fooling myself with denial and would only be happy if I tried.

I'm not sure of the waiting times for other health boards but they will tell you when you go and if not, ask them. The waiting times also change at the start of new financial years and can become less or more.

When you go, don't make the mistake we did............we went to the ACS Suite for the appointment and were told we were in the wrong place! The ACS Unit is in the ? Walden building about 5 mins walk away and not very easy to find. If I was you, I'd get there in plenty of time so you don't get lost like we did, lol!

Good luck for when you go and let us know how you get on.

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Saturday, March 8th 2008, 3:28pm

:hi: Dixie Chick,

Im sorry I can't help but didn't want to read and run. I want to wish you :goodluck: and hope you get that :BFP: very soon.

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Saturday, March 8th 2008, 4:00pm

Thanks angels&babies for your reply. I really apreciate your help and it makes me feel more at ease. :) Thank you too Tracey for your kind post. I need all the luck I can get :D
Well we were originally referred back in June/July 2006 for IVF from our specialist in Dumfries. We really hadnt thought about it and just let life go on as usual. Then we started hearing everyone say that we should have at least gotten a letter to confirm our place on the list which is when we rang and found out our referal had been "lost". Once we faxed the letter they got us an appointment for the 19th of March which was only a few weeks aways so they obviosly re trying to get us through asap.
So far all we got through the post was out appointment card and a sample bottle for DH. I knew we would probably be asked for blood work as we have not had anything other than ovulation test done so far. As I said in my first post we sort of went from maybe IUI after a lap and dye straight to IVF due to the worry over my kidney. TBH I had almost given up and ready to face moving on without kids but something made me make the call and I feel if we dont give it a shot I would really regret it in a few years time.
Do you know if the scans leading up to EC need to be done in Glasgow or can they be done locally? Reason I ask is we live 3 hours away and that would be a very long trip for us if we had to go up there reguarly. I know it would be worth it but my job might not think so.

Good luck to you angels&babies and tracey10

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Saturday, March 8th 2008, 4:16pm

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Sunday, March 9th 2008, 12:57pm

Hi DixieChick,

I don't know if the arrangement for scans for you will be different. All I know is that we have to go to GRI for all our scans throughout treatment and the only time we stay local is if we are lucky and I fall pregnant I think.

In terms of injections, I know that for here there is a local agreement if you want to have them done at the local hospital. I am thinking that I will probably do most of them myself, except if there is any different ones that require a different route for injection. We were given alot of information last week but finer details are still to be told...........so like yourself, we are just going along with all the stages and seeing what we have to do next.

I can't think of anything else just now but this. I just want to get on and do it now to see if we can be successful. I'm so excited but still feel a bit worried about it all. You will no doubt be the same. All I can tell you is to bide your time until your appointment which is not far away now and hopefully, like us, you will have a better idea about what to expect. Maybe you should write down questions you have to take with you, like about the scans, etc.

I will be thinking about you and wishing you all the best,

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Sunday, March 9th 2008, 2:36pm

hi Dixie,


just want to wish you luck for your appointment.

let us know how you get on.
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Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 9:29pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Ladies.
Today i attended the GRI to start my ICSI treatment, got my prostap injection today, go back on 10th June for my scan. This is out first try after 18mths on waiting list and 4 years of trying for baby. This is just the start of our journey I suppose,!!
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Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 6:30pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Bobby,

Congratulations on starting your 1st ICSI, like yourself, this is our first attempt and we have been waiting for the same amount of time too to get going.

I got my Prostap injection 27th April and was up at GRI on Monday there for my first scan and bloods. The scan was fine and we were shown how to administer the Gonal-F injections for the next part. I start with these tomorrow morning. You can do them at whatever time of day but early morning means that I can avoid taking them to work with me.
They give you a wee case with everything in it you'll need which is good.

I have also to start a nasal spray on Saturday as this is when the Prostap runs out.

We are back 30th May for 1st follie scan and we were told that we could be taken for egg collection as early as 2nd June. When you start it all seems to go really quickly. The staff up there are also really nice which is good and really helps to put you at ease.

If you want to chat about anything at anytime, just let me know and good luck for the rest of your journey!

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Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 8:49pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Lisa, How are you getting on with your injection, feeling ok ?
Just wanted to wish you luck for the hospital on the 30th,,,hope everything goes well.....!!! :D

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Thursday, May 29th 2008, 8:32am

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Bobby,

Hope you are well on down regulation. How have you been feeling? I remember feeling impatient when I was at your stage 2-3 weeks ago, I can honestly say that the time will pass quickly from now on. I can't believe that we are nearly at the crucial bit (hopefully all will be well to proceed).

This is my 8th day of injections and 6th of the nasal spray. I've not felt too great on the injections but am going for acupuncture which has really helped.

I'm really hoping that the scan goes well tomorrow - I will post on here to let you know what happens.

Take care and thanks for your support, it really means alot,
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Friday, May 30th 2008, 6:31pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Lisa,

Hope all went well today, I was thinking of you. I have been fine, just feeling very tired, but apart from that no side effects :smile: well thats what i think, if you were to ask my DH he would probably say i have bad mood swings lol :snigger:
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Saturday, May 31st 2008, 11:36am

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Bobby,

Yesterday went really well, thanks. I had 9 good sized follicles on my scan and my bloods were good so I am ready for egg collection already.
I can't believe how quick it has been.

I've got a booster tonight at 9pm, had my last stimm injection this morning and I stop the snuff at 6pm tonight.

Then fast from tomorrow night for collection Monday morning. Hopefully will only be a matter of afew weeks until it's your turn!

Hope you have a good weekend,
Will keep you posted about how it goes,

Take care,
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Sunday, June 1st 2008, 7:49pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Lisa,

Glad to hear everything is good. Good luck for 2moro. Have you taken a few days off your work?

Hope everything goes well 2moro. :happy: xx
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Sunday, June 1st 2008, 7:59pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Thanks Bobby,

I can't believe this is it now. I took booster last night in preparation. How are you doing, not long now til your next appointment - 10th isn't it?

I have a Drs line which expires Thursday and beyond that, it was my intention to take some holidays - I was told by big boss would be ok, asked manager below him last night and was uncertain. This has upset me a bit. But regardless, I'm taking a bit more time off as I don't plan to be at work for whole 2ww (that's if we get that far!).

I will let you know how it is tomorrow.

Take care,
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Monday, June 2nd 2008, 9:26am

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi,

I will keep fingers crossed for you today..... thumbup

Yeah, its the 10th I go back for my scan. What part do you go to for your scan, is it just the same place or do you have to go to the other part?

Have you been off your work long? I havent yet told my boss i have started my treatment, I am just waiting to see what happens at my scan first. My work is going through major changes at the moment, everything seems to be happening at the one time !!! Stress, stress and more stress !!!! :bawl:

Take care xx
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Monday, June 2nd 2008, 5:54pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi Bobby,

E/C went well, we got 8 eggs so to call tomorrow am to see if we have embryos.

I'm feeling a bit tender and groggy but otherwise fine. The procedure is ok too. Don't be alarmed as I was when you learn that you can sometimes have awareness of what they are doing. You are so relaxed if you do and I just yapped, I think they were sick listening to me!!!! It really was fine, so don't worry. If I can do it, anyone can!

I have slept for a bit since coming home as I was wide awake all night and sat playing bingo all night online! I won a bit so that wasn't too bad.
My boobs and tummy have been tender and swollen since stimms and more so the trigger shot - I just couldn't get comfie.

Your scan is the same place you went for to start injections - the clinic. You only go to unit for E/C and E/T. We made the mistake of going there to begin with. It seems strange that they don't sit next to each other either, but then that's NHS for you!

Good luck with work, DH calling mine later so we'll see what gets said.

Keep in touch,
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Monday, June 2nd 2008, 8:42pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Glad everything went well, heres hoping you get embryos !!! thumbup
I was suprised to see that you had replied...I thiught you would have been in bed for the rest of the night. What time did you get out at? Did your DH just stay with you until you were ready to go home?

I just cant wait for next tuesday to get here, I am wishing my life away here !!! Hopefully this week will fly in..i will just have to keep busy !! When have you to go back for E/T ??

Take care xx happydance
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Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 9:32pm

Hi Bobby,

Just wanted to update you. I hope you are well - counting the days til 10th!!!!

Had E/T this afternoon which was fine - 2 embryos in place, a Grade 1 and a Grade 2. 3 fertilised normally out of 6 viable eggs from the 8 collected.

Feel quite tired and at a loose end. Won't stay on too long, DH will make me lie down again in a minute!!!!

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Thursday, June 5th 2008, 7:44am

Hi Lisa,


Hope you are feeling ok. Glad to hear everything went well, i have everything crossed for you both. xfingers Did you freeze your third embryo?

How did your DH get on calling your work, everything ok ?

Take care and jope you get lost of rest in the next 2 weeks !!!!

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Thursday, June 5th 2008, 9:19am

Hi Bobby,

They won't freeze 1 embryo on it's own so no to that, but we still have 3 straws of sperm left if we're not successful this time. But here's hoping we are!

DH phoned work last night, I'm off sick still tomorrow and she can only give me Tuesday off which means I need to work Sat, Sun and Mon next week. Working til 1am Tues am and to be in Glasgow for 08:50hrs! Not only that, I have 12hrly pessaries to administer and I need to lie down for 30 mins after each so that puts me in an awkward position. DH going to call my big boss today to see if anything else can be done.

I'm off now to have a lie down and read my book with a nice cup of tea.

Take care,
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Friday, June 6th 2008, 2:44pm

AMH?

Hi Ladies - i'm also at the ACS at GRI, ready to start our first ICSI. I just posted my intro so I wont bore you and repeat myself!!

Just a quick Qn - I'd never heard of the AMH test before until we had all the bloodwork done - I know it measures ovarian reserve or something....mine came back at 93....is this good? Where can I find more info?

We are doing the antagonist protocol.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.


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Friday, June 6th 2008, 3:24pm

Hi Pixie

I'm not at Glasgow but saw your post and thought I'd help shed some light for you!

AMH stands for anti-Müllerian hormone and you're right in that it measures your ovarian reserve. I don't know enough about it to tell you what 93 means though I know that a low amount is not so good in terms of ovarian reserve.

Be careful about looking on the net as the unit used for measuring is different (pmol/L or ng/ml and I've seen some others as well) and in addition it may be that 93 is 9.3 or 0.93.

Whilst your figure may appear high, the fact that you've been put on the antagonist protocol may actually mean that your AMH was low.

There's a thread that was started here about AMH which you may find a useful read.

AMH / FSH - results and expectations

I hope this helps Pixie.

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Friday, June 6th 2008, 9:42pm

RE: AMH?

Hi Pixie,

Just wanted to wish you the best of luck for your upcoming treatment.

If you need a chat about anything, just shout! It is scary embarking on something as big as this and it makes such a difference having people in the same boat as you around to bounce things off.

My AMH was ? 6 - they said they used this to roughly predict how many eggs they would get. They said 8-10 and we got 8 at egg collection on Monday there so was quite accurate.

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Sunday, June 8th 2008, 7:56am

Thanks Duffy and Lisa :smile: Yhat link was really useful Duffy, thanks for being so helpful.

My AMH is 9,3 not 93 LOL, silly, silly me :rolleyes: Apparently, from what I read, anything below 15 is still considered low fertility so i'm wondering why the nurse said my result was excellent ?(

As for the antagonist protocol, I did a bit more research and apparently it's used widely for all women, not just those with low ovarian reserve. In fact, many women prefer it, because it's a much shorter protocol, hence fewer injections - I like that, a lOT :smile:

Can't wait till AF arrives again (even tho I only started a few days ago!) so I can get started in Northisterone.

Hoping for our ICSI-Pixie Miracle this year..... :pray: and hoping for all of you Ladies too :goodluck:

Pixie :xxx3:


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Monday, June 9th 2008, 2:18pm

Hi ICSI-Pixie! I had all my inestigations done at the GRI but ended up going to the GCRM while we were on the waiting list for IVF. My AMH was 14 (done at GRI) and I was told this was absolutely fine ( I asked what the values meant as the net had lots of conflicting information) I think if its under 5 or over 20 it can cause problems. 9.3 sounds pretty good to me. Good luck!



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Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 12:06am

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

hi there i am at glasgow the now. the waiting list for me was 15 months
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Thursday, July 10th 2008, 2:52pm

Can I ask what the BMI cut off point for GRI is and does anyone know the maximin age for treatment at GRI we are waiting on our initial appointment coming through ;(
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Thursday, July 10th 2008, 3:52pm

Angel Mouse

We were under Dr Yates who works at the GRI and i know that his treatment cut off BMI is 32 and under.
As for age, i'm not sure as we were seen at Nuffield, but i know he treats women over 40 there.

Good luck on your quest hun.

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Thursday, July 10th 2008, 8:13pm

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Originally posted by ICSI-Pixie
Thanks Duffy and Lisa :smile: Yhat link was really useful Duffy, thanks for being so helpful.

My AMH is 9,3 not 93 LOL, silly, silly me :rolleyes: Apparently, from what I read, anything below 15 is still considered low fertility so i'm wondering why the nurse said my result was excellent ?(

As for the antagonist protocol, I did a bit more research and apparently it's used widely for all women, not just those with low ovarian reserve. In fact, many women prefer it, because it's a much shorter protocol, hence fewer injections - I like that, a lOT :smile:

Can't wait till AF arrives again (even tho I only started a few days ago!) so I can get started in Northisterone.

Hoping for our ICSI-Pixie Miracle this year..... :pray: and hoping for all of you Ladies too :goodluck:

Pixie :xxx3:



Quick update - my AMH iS 93 - NOT 9.3!!!! I re-checked at my appointment on Tuesday. Really hoping I don't over-stim now. Apparently, anything over 48 is indicative of pCOS (which was diagnosed when I was 17y/o so no news there really) and the higher the number bears a direct correlation to the severity of pCOS from my understanding. I would class myself as moderate-severe.

So, we're all set to start on Monday (northisterone first for 14days) - just so glad to be moving at last!!

Angel_Mouse ~ I don't know the cut off age for GRI and I wasn't aware they had a bMI cut off point either....I'll have a read through all my leaflets and see if I can find our for you.

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Friday, July 11th 2008, 9:31am

[/quote]Angel_Mouse ~ I don't know the cut off age for GRI and I wasn't aware they had a bMI cut off point either....I'll have a read through all my leaflets and see if I can find our for you.[/quote]

Thanks I would be grateful if you could do that as I am getting myself in a state about things!! :bawl:
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Friday, July 11th 2008, 12:57pm

I've had a read through all the leaflets angel mouse and I can't find anything on age or BMI. You're a year younger than me so i know your age will most certainly not be a factor. Regarding BMI, I think unless you are classed as morbidly obese, there would be no reason to turn you down. The very fact that you've already been referred would have required your GP to state he/she thinks you're fit to go through IVF otherwise the referral wouldn't have been made. I'm sure you could even phone the clinic in advance if it's stressing you out. Feel free to PM me for the number or any other questions you have. Hope this helps!

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Friday, July 11th 2008, 2:19pm

Thanks for that Pixie thumbup
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Sunday, July 13th 2008, 11:22am

Hi girlies

Just wanted to wish you all good luck at GRI - we just got our first BFP with them on Friday.

They do a fantastic job.

GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK

Claire
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Sunday, July 13th 2008, 7:48pm

Quoted

Originally posted by HOPE!!!!!!!!
Hi girlies

Just wanted to wish you all good luck at GRI - we just got our first BFP with them on Friday.

They do a fantastic job.

GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK

Claire
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Claire -Congratulations!!!!!!! That gives me so much hope. So happy for you!!!! Hoping you have a happy uneventful 9months!!!

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Sunday, July 13th 2008, 10:51pm

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thats great news congratulations. xxxxx
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Monday, July 14th 2008, 4:30pm

Dont know if this is for everyone at Glasgow but I know the letter we got said I must be under 40 years old when I start treatment and must have a BMI under 30.
Well our journey is finally going to begin we hope! We have our first appointment with the nurse on Thursday and a follow up one on the 5th of August. We wont be starting until mid Spetember as we have a holiday already booked but after 2 and a half years (got "lost" on the list) we are finally moving forward.
Anyone know roughly how many scans I can expect once treatment statrs? Reason I ask is we are from Stranraer and so every appointment cost me a days wages and a huge amount of petrol. I know it will be worht it in the end but my boss is getting a bit wierd about me taking so much time off for appointments. Its not like I can just pop out and back within an hour. Also anyone know what their latest appointments would be? Just curious as I will speak to them on Thursday.
Good luck to all you ladies and maybe Ill see you soon!
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Monday, July 14th 2008, 4:47pm

The letter I have from GRI states that you have to be below 38 when you are placed on the waiting list.
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Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 11:13am

I suppose i will just have to wait and see what they say to me when I am refferred - everyone i speak to seems to have different bits and bobs of info ;(
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Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 1:16pm

Here's the part from the letter that states eligibility - In order to be eligible for these treatments you will need to be less than 38 before your name goes on the list, have no children resident with you from any source, neither you or your partner should be sterilised and your BMI should be less than 35.
Some patients wish to explore other treatment options whilst waiting for an appointment or whilst on a waiting list. Consultations and other treatment may also be obtained in the private sector or the Reproductive Medicine Unit at the Royal Infirmary.


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Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 6:21pm

RE: Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Hi

I'm new to the site.

I have been at Glasgow Royal this year for an ICSI cycle and am about to start my second (the first one was negative).

At our first appointment they done lots of screening tests. They take background from both of you and they'll take blood to test for HIV/AIDS/Hepititis. You will fill in all the forms for things like what happens to eggs/embryo's if one or both of you are mentally incapacitated or die.

Nothing too scary, the second appointment they just give you all the results from this.

Then it's just waiting for your cycle to start so they can time your treatment.

Hope this gives you some general information and helps set your mind at rest about the first appointment.
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Thursday, July 24th 2008, 8:26pm

angel mouse ~ I'm sorry you've been given such conflicting info - I hope us ladies have helped in some way. You'll never believe, but I found a pretty old piece of literature from GRI today (from before our initial appointment), which states....."We encourage that your treatment is completed within two years and before you reach the age of 40 years as the success rates of treatment decline with age.." I was so happy to find this and I immediately thought it may be of help to you :smile: Sorry, still nothing on the BMI, but please feel free to PM me if you need any other advice, have any questions etc, I'll be only too happy to help :smile: I think a lot of the treatment agendas depend on whether you're an NHS patient or not - sad but true :sadface:

Just want to say a very warm welcome to Cheryl and Dreamer1981 :smile: What treatments are you both doing and when do you/did you start your cycles?

Only 3 more days for me until I finish down-regulation (DR) then start Stims. Please feel free anyone to PM me or ask any questions. I've been down the infertility road for 7yrs now - but htis is our first ICSI.

Hugs and babydust to you all
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Thursday, July 24th 2008, 8:34pm

Oh - meant to add, althogh just another 3days til I finish DR, gotta wait until next Thurs (31st July) for my scan (expecting a very heavy bleed Sunday - Wed from the meds - progestogens called Norethisterone). will start my shots/injections the following day (August 1st), with a tentative EC scheduled for around the 12th August. Nervous and excited!!

Anyone else cycle buddie with me? I've popped over into the August thread, but everyone seems to be silent ?(

Love to you all.
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IVF/ICSI OHSS (no transfer)
FET#1 Oct08 :BFP: ,Twins! m/c Dec08 :bawl:
FET#2 :BFN:
FET's #3&4 No transfer
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Friday, July 25th 2008, 11:30am

Thanks ladies you are all so helpful and lovely
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Friday, July 25th 2008, 3:44pm

Good luck to you all just starting. That was interesting about them saying at GRI that they hoped your treatment would be completed within 2 years - we finished our first lot in June and we have decided to take a break - so we can relax and so that I can lose weight again! More importantly, so I can have time to get a new job - my current one is literally making me ill and did nothing but cause me stress throughout our first course of treatment.

We were hoping to go again after Christmas, but I hadn't discussed it with them until now. I'm going to try and phone next week to chat to someone about it.

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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 9:21am

Hi Ladies, I have my HSG on tuesday and DH got a letter through from his urologist to say that they are sending him for a testicular ultrasound next week and after that they are referring us straight to Dr Mark Underwood at GRI, does anyone have any info about this Doctor i.e what sort of age is he and is he a nice(ish) person? Doctors terrify the life out of me!!! :bawl:
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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 3:21pm

hi angel mouse,

My dh has been to see mark underwood, but we saw him at the nuffield, he is about 50 ish i would say. we found him really nice and helpful.

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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 3:58pm

Thanks for that - Will my DH be invited to see him alone or would I be invited along to see him? How does the first initial consultation work?
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Friday, August 8th 2008, 11:34am

I found that all through all the appointments that we were seen together.

At first, they were all (the appointments) concerning DH and it wasn't until we were top of the waiting list that they directly spoke to me but for everything, we have gone in together and they seem to expect that.

They are all really lovely when you go up there to GRI and it really puts you at ease. Afterall, I think they realise that we are all scared when we go and that there is alot of information to take in.

On top of this, it is a known fact that you only take in a fraction of the information from a consultation, so it's best if 2 are there so nothing gets missed.


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Monday, August 11th 2008, 7:56pm

hi

do u test on wednesday 20th??




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