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Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 10:33pm

Hi Jo and Sadie,

Best of luck with your treatments at BCRM. They really are an excellent clinic and I don't think you'll have any regrets about going there.

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Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 10:42pm

Thank you Addy. I have been really impressed so far with the way they have treated me so hopefully fingers crossed I won't be disappointed. x





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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 5:35pm

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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 5:49pm

hi does any one no how long it takes to get first appointment

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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 6:13pm

I waited about nearly 2 months for a consultant appointment after we were referred to Bristol, but I will ask my friends (Moonshine and another girl) how long they waited. We had to fund our own treatment, so it may be slightly different for patients who are private, but I will try to check for you. I know that they are very busy at the mo due to the xmas closure, but you should hear soon. xx





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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 10:09pm

hi thanks for your help sweetie

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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 10:24pm

But i would ring them if you don't hear from them in a couple of weeks.





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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 10:36pm

we were refurred on 22 of dec

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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:48pm

You will hear soon I am sure. xxx





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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:58pm

I almost forgpt try to make sure all your test results are up to date, prior to your appointment as this will delay things.





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Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 9:12pm

Hi Emma,

I'm sorry I can't really answer your query as we were in a completely different situation and got a letter through for an appointment when we thought we'd been struck off the list. I can't imagine you'll have to wait that long. You usually need a referral whether it's private or NHS, so I imagine it'll be just the 2 months that Moonshine was suggesting. Again though, I'd give them a call. You might be able to get a cancellation from them. Best of luck x

Sadie, hope you're treatment is going ok. You must be nearly at the stimulating phase? x

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Sunday, January 17th 2010, 11:39am

Thanks Addy

I start stimming on Wednesday so not long to go now. By the way did you have Blastocysts transferred as my consultant wants me to do this. I am only allowed one embryo transferred which I think is a little unfair as I am nearly 35 years old (paperwork says i can do this at 35!) and I am having to pay for my first cycle too, which again is a sore point, as my DH has a child from a previous relationship who we never see. Any thoughts on this would be great.





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Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:40am

Hi everyone. We've got our first appointment at BCRM next week. This may sound weird but I really am not ready for any sort of treatment yet. I just want to have a few investigations - if they are normal I'd rather just leave things alone maybe for a year or two before proceeding. However, if there is an obvious problem then I'd like to try to sort it. Does this make sense? Will the specialists think I'm wasting their time? I really just need to know what the options are. and talk things through.

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Friday, January 22nd 2010, 8:15am

Hi McFlozzer, welcome to FZ!

Nobody will think you are wasting their time hun, that is what they are there for. It sounds like a sensible plan you've got there, finding out what you're up against and then taking a while to digest the situation. It's what my DH and I did - we had tests, discovered endo/polyps/high FSH and also poor sperm motility morphology. We didn't want to consider IVF at that time so we were given a 6 month course of clomid and then just carried on life as normal before the limbo became too much for us and we felt strong enough to re-assess the situation! Looking back I am glad we didn't rush in to it as it made us fully assess ourselves, our lifestyle and what having a child/not having a child would mean to us.

Wishing you lots of luck on your journey, whichever decision you make and whenever you make it :xxx3:


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Friday, January 22nd 2010, 10:52am

Morning everyone

I thought I would introduce myself on here as I am also at BCRM and due to start tx for our first cycle of ICSI on 14th Feb after having our planning appointment last week. Just waiting for AF.

We have been given our named nurse, and she is absolutely lovely, and I am certainly less nervous about the tx now.

McFlozzer - good luck with your appointment next week, and I know that BCRM will be understanding if you do decide to leave it a bit just as Moonshine has said.

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Friday, January 29th 2010, 12:51am

An Answer (Good news I think!)

Hi guys,

Had appointment at BRCM. I cannot speak highly enough how friendly and professional everyone was.

The good news is DH has plenty of swimmers and i've got a good ovary. However, I've got rather large ovarian cyst that needs to be removed. Everyone keeps telling me this is good news - I think they are right but I'm still scared as I'm a bit of a wuss!



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Saturday, January 30th 2010, 7:49pm

Hi - Newie to this site here!

my husband is due to have sperm retrieval operation at the brcm in 2 weeks time!
we have visited a few times for various appointments and found them to be so nice and helpful.
has anyone had this procedure here? if so how did it go etc

looking forward to hearing from you - we r very nervous !

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Saturday, January 30th 2010, 8:43pm

Oh gosh it has been so busy on this site recently. :happy:

Char - Bristol are very thorough and they are very good at sorting out problems. I have had a couple of problems before i commenced treatment and they have been excellent at sorting them out. Let me know how you get on.

McFlosser - Sorry it has taken me so long to reply but I have been so tired since d/r and stimms so excuse my absence. They are brilliant at picking up on any problems that you may have and they will get your cyst sorted out in no time. They sorted out a womb liining problem for me which seems to be down to dodgy hormones and I also had a hydro (fluid) on my right tube which needed to be clipped. I was operated on within 4 weeks of seeing the consultant at Bristol. Good news on your DH's swimmers and ovary. :happy: I have nothing but praise for Bristol.

Snoopy - Who is your planning appointment nurse and consultant. I am under Dr Chandra Kailasam and my nurse is Gemma Faherty. The nurses are always on hand to help you with your treatment. Good luck with your forthcoming treatment.

Moonshine - Hi hun - must come and see your twins soon. I can't wait to see them. :happy:

P.S. Have any of you got diaries, obviously Moonshine I know you have. :snigger:





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Sunday, January 31st 2010, 11:35am

Hello everyone

Char, welcome to the site and good luck for your appointment in 2 weeks time x

Sadie, our consultant is Dr Catherine Coulson and our named nurse is also Gemma, who I found to be lovely at our planning appointment. I am needle-phobic so we spent a lot of time setting up the injections and drawing it up, and she said that I can go up on my first injection day to do it together - although DH is fine to inject me, I think he just wants to do it to inflict pain on me :snigger:

I see from your ticker that you are a day away from EC, how are you feeling? Hope everyone goes well tomorrow - sending you a big :cuddle. And yep, I do have a diary which I started last week - feel free to go and have a read x

Love to you all

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Sunday, January 31st 2010, 11:51am

Hi Snoopy

Just posted on your brand new dairy hun. :happy: Don't worry about the injections hun - you will soon get used to them. The first one is salways the worst but you will so become a pro and actually look forward to your injections. :snigger: I didn't like d/r as I had so many side effects but hopefully you will be ok on it. Any help/advice you need either ask Moonshine or myself as i have been at the clinic for nearly six months now so it is sort of my second home. Basically I had lots of medical problems prior to starting treatment which Bristol have sorted out.

By the way Gemma is lovely. xxx





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Sunday, January 31st 2010, 12:48pm

Awww, thanks hun - and I will be amazed if I ever look forward to the injections. I am also not looking forward to d/r but as I don't know what to expect - although I have a pretty good idea with the mood swings & hot flushes - DH also isn't looking forward to that!!!

Totally agree about Gemma - I really liked her as soon as I met her - I was worried that the nurse would be a bit brutal, but they all seem lovely there and I know that I will soon feel at home

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Sunday, March 7th 2010, 7:47pm

Anyone going to the open evening on March 29th? or has anyone been to one and know what to expect?
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Sunday, March 7th 2010, 8:55pm

Hey lillia

I wasn't aware of the opening evening on 29th, and have never been to one before. Where are you with your tx?

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Monday, March 8th 2010, 4:05pm

Hi Snoop,

I have had one cycle last june which was a bit of a disaster, I was not happy with my last clinic, so trying a different clinic this time. I have only just plucked up the courage to ask my GP to refer me again, but he is referring me back to my gynae consultant first who will then refer me to Bristol so i expect it will be a bit of a long drawn out process. I am hoping to have tx in august/ september.
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Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 9:16pm

Hey Lillia

We are going through our first cycle at Bristol at the moment (start stimming tomorrow) and so far I am really happy with the clinic, but then I don't really have anything to compare it too. Our dedicated nurse is lovely and has been brilliant - I have been emailing her or speaking to her at least once or twice a week and she has certainly been putting our minds at rest.

Once we got referred to Bristol, the whole process was really quick. From what I can gather is that there isn't a waiting list and we could decide when we wanted to start tx, rather than be told when we had to start it, which I thought was lovely as we have felt in control from the start.

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Thursday, March 11th 2010, 8:40pm

Thanks Snoopy, A friend of mine has had tx at BCRM too and she said they were great, their baby is due in 8 weeks!

I like that you can choose when you start, I am so worried about OHSS again i need to know can plan around it possibly happening again. I didn't realise you get a nurse email too, what a good idea! I was thinking we may use the satelite clinic in cheltenham for some of the visits, i am not sure which will be best, my husband works in central bristol so it is fairly easy for him to come to appointments.

Good luck with you stimms, have you been injecting or sniffing a nasal spay for down regs?
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Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:09pm

Hey lillia

That is brilliant news about your friend - it is so lovely to hear that she is due in 8 weeks.

So far my perception of BCRM has been really good, and yep, being able to email them is fab as it means that if you have a non urgent question, you can just email them rather than pestering them with phone calls.

I have been sniffing for DRing, and the taste is vile, but I think it's a lot better than injecting since I am quite needle phobic - but I think by the end of this tx I will be well and truely over that :snigger:

If you are undecided, I think it would be a brilliant idea for you to go to the open day, it might make the decision that much easier

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Saturday, March 27th 2010, 8:52am

Hello, I'm new here. We've just discovered that we have severe male factor infertilty - 0% morphology - and we've elected to be referred to Bristol. I wonder if you can give me any idea of how long the whole process takes after the first consultation? (I've read above that it can be a two month wait for an appointment.) I think with this problem we'll be looking at having ICSI. Does it take ages to get preliminary tests done? I am going to be away all of September, and I was really hoping that we might be able to try in July/August, but I guess that's being a bit hopeful? I'd appreciate any help and information. Thanks!

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Saturday, March 27th 2010, 9:09am

Hi Margarita,

We are going to an open evening at BCRM this coming monday night, it's on from 6pm tp 8pm amd they will be able to answer all your questions there and show you round the facilities. If you have not had your day 3 and day 21 bloods done it would be worth getting those sorted while you wait to see the consultant to help speed the process up. You would definitely need ICSI, my OH and I also have a male factor prob and had ICSI. Good luck!
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Saturday, March 27th 2010, 9:26am

Thanks, Lilia. If we can't make this Monday, I think we'll try to go to another open evening; that's a really good idea. I'm sorry to read in your signature that you've had such difficulties, all the very best x

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Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 9:33pm

Hi margarita,

Did you make it to the open evening? We thought it was really good, very informative and you actually got to talk to all the staff including a consultant - we were not expecting that, in our last clinic they seamed to be untouchable's who you can only get access to when you open your wallet! so we were really pleasantly surprised and had all our questions answered and felt very reassured.

I am still worried about the money, we have got to really think long and hard about how and if we can afford this again BCRM is VERY expensive compared to our last clinic, the cycle looks like it will cost 8 - 8.5 k, our last clinic was only 5.5k so theres a huge difference, and also a high risk for me of OHSS again to consider.

Just need a lottery win and a huge dose of courage and we are sorted!!
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Nov 09 laparotomy to remove ovary
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Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 10:51am

Hi Lillia, no, we didn't make it as my mum was visiting, but I'll have to look up and see when there are more open evenings. That's not good news about the cost. As i'm new to all this I have no experience, but it sounds like such a lot of money. How much of that is the drugs? I did read somewhere recently that Asda and some other supermarkets are, or are soon to start selling IVF drugs. It sounds really weird, but also potentially cheaper. Just checked: here's a link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl…0-discount.html
We have only 1 cycle on the NHS, and then we'll have to pay. My mum is talking about using a recent inheritance, so we kind of have won the lottery. Money is such a stress.
What is OHSS? I'm useless with all these abbreviations.
Hope you're doing okay.
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Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 3:36pm

Hi Lillia, Snoopy and Margarita,

Snoopy - I hope your 2ww is underway and you're feeling well!

Lillia, wishing you the very best of luck if you do decide to go ahead with cycles at BCRM. I am pleased to hear you've changed clinics (or considering the change) after your nightmare last time - BCRM is really fab I can't praise it highly enough.

Margarita - you'll soon learn all the abbreviations! OHSS is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome - sometimes when given the stimulation drugs to produce eggs, the body can go haywire and produce too many. It can be very dangerous if not caught early, but a good clinic should warn you, give you all the signs and symtoms to watch out for and act quickly if anything does happen. I over-stimulated first time round so my cycle was abandoned for safety reasons. The second time round my drug dose was lowered and all was fine!


On a different note I just thought I'd mention I had a lovely phonecall from my named nurse last week. She herself is on maternity leave at the moment, but popped into the clinic to see which of her ladies would have given birth by now, then phoned round everyone in her own time to have a chat! It was so lovely, it really does make you feel like you're a human being rather than just an object on a conveyer belt!

Wishing you all lots and lots of luck :xxx3:


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Monday, April 5th 2010, 4:28pm

Hey Moonshine

I just wanted to congratulate you on the birth of your twins - that is fab news and I am so pleased for you.

AFM - the 2WW has been driving me nuts and have struggled up until now, but I think I am finding these last few days a bit easier and although I have an urge to test early, I am going to be a good little girl and wait. I am testing on Wednesday/Thursday so keep your xfingers.

I think it is lovely that your named nurse called you last week to see how you were getting on. I have certainly found BCRM to be brilliant and I honestly cannot fault them at all. The nurses in theatre for EC and ET were amazing and they certainly put your mind at rest so Lilllia and Margarita, I can also also recommend them too.

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Saturday, April 10th 2010, 12:33pm

Hi Lillia and Magarita

I can't praise Bristol enough. i thought they were very thorough and sorted out any problems that were highlighted with the scans. Even though we didn't have any sperm issues, I had a range of problems that they sorted out. I was supposed to start treatement back in Sep/October but they discovered a huge hydro on my right tube which had to be clipped. Gloucester hospital should have already highlighted this problem!!!! I also had a thin womb lining problem which seems to be down to my hormones, hence the reason i have problems ovulating even though i don't have polycystic ovaries. They discovered that my giving me a 2 week dose of HRT my womb lining results immensely improved, hence i would be ok on the IVF drugs. Whenever we had an interview/consultation with them they were brilliant as they reassured us and and they knew so much of my medical history.

Well fast forward to April and i am now nearly 12 weeks pregnant. So i have been delighted with Bristol and their care. I personally would just stick with Bristol rather than go through the satelite service (we were offered this) as they are specialists in their field and they care so much for their patients. :happy:

We had to pay for our IVF too, even though it was our first cycle. My DH has a child from a previous relationship even though he doesn't see him, we still had to pay. I know they do allow you to spread the costs over a few months if you decide to go with Bristol. Also i got a Tesco credit card where i wouldn't pay any interest for the first year, so this helped with the finances.

Moonshine - Hope you and Molly and Georgie are well. It was lovely to see the girls the other week. xxxx

Snoopy - congratulations hun - i am over the moon for you. xxx





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Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 8:46pm

Thanks for the positive replies ladies



Sadie congratulations on your BFP! How are you feeling? We to could have the option of the satelite service but due to my history we are going to go to BCRM at bristol for all the appointments.



Moonshine, how is life as a mummy of twins? I am a twin and so is my husband, I have to say being a twin girl is the best thing ever and my sister and I are so close, (i call her my other half) I hope you are getting some sleep though!



We are getting very frustrated, my gp has asked my consultant at Glos hospital who treated my OHSS to refer me to BCRM, he wrote weeks ago (in feb) to request another appointment to discuss referral so far nothing has come through, we have called the consultants secretary and are waiting.............. it feels like 2 months have already gone by and we don't even have the referral letter written yet! the length of time these things take is rediculous. I tried to book the practice nurse to get my day 1-3 fsh & LH done but they had no appointments free!! so it has to wait till next month too.
Vas reversal sept 08 - failed
1st ICSI july 09 severe OHSS, pregnancy ended at 12 weeks :bawl:
Nov 09 laparotomy to remove ovary
2010 2nd ICSI low drug dose, 3 eggs, only one embie - :BFN: :tear:
Cant afford more tx :-(

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Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 9:46pm

Hi Snoopy, Sadie and Lillia,

Snoopy - thank you for your congratulations hun! A huge congratulations for you too!! Just had a nose in your diary - those early days really are a nightmare and NHS maternity services are a rude awakening compared to the fertility clinic! I hope all goes really smoothly for you x

Sadie - it was lovely to see you too as always! Hope you're starting to get over the morning sickness now x

Lillia - waiting for communication is always difficult, hang on in there - all the hard work and frustration will be worth it in the end. What a coincidence that you also married a twin! I have to say life as a twin mummy is very intense, but very rewarding; I still can't believe they're mine! I am just starting to get some decent sleep, I can't tell you how good it is to have more than 2 hours in a row!! Best of luck for you this time round hun, I am sure you won't have the nightmare that you did last time x


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Saturday, May 1st 2010, 6:01pm

Hi Moonshine, Lillia and snoopy

Moonshine - sorry i haven't been around for the last few weeks, but work has been a bit of a nightmare, hence i didn't feeli up to posting. Can't wait to see the girls soon. xx

Snoopy - I am keeping everything crossed for you hun.Big hugs

Lillia - The waiting is very hard and i have to say that bristo did appear to be a bit disorganised when it came to their paper work, but once i got through those doors i was very impressed. Keep nagging them about your referral letter, as sometimes they need reminding about how important it is. My doctor was very good at referring us but most aren't but Gloucester were dreadful at sending any relevant paper work through (lap and dye op notes, scan notes, tubal information etc). I got Bristol to hassle them in the end!!!





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Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 9:49pm

Hi Sadie,

I have made a note in my diary to call Bristol in a week to see if they have recieved the referral letter yet. Luckly my consultant at glos is very good and has written to them. The trouble now is getting my bloods done, my cycle can be a few days out and the surgery is always busy, last month they had no slots free on the right day. I will have to get a bit more insistant this monthand demand a slot!

Snoopy how are you doing?

Anyone know the current wait for 1st appt at BCRM? and how long after to wait before starting tx?
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Monday, May 3rd 2010, 7:35pm

Lillia - make sure you hassle your clinic for an appointment. Explain that the hospital have requested them to be done at a particular day - they generally give after you keep pestering them. I had to pester receptionists so much over the past year.

I was told that it was a month/two month's waiting list but that was back in February so you shouldn't have to wait long for your consultation meeting once you have been referred.

After you have a consultation meeting, you have a planning appointment with your assigned nurse probably within a month. i was an unusual case as they discovered a problem with me during the consultation meeting so wehad to delay the IVF!! Once you have seen the consultant you should be able to start cycling within a couple of months, but obviously this can vary. Hope this helps. xx





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Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 11:42am

Hi ladies,

I am so frustrated today, I have just called BCRM and they dont have a referral letter yet for me :-( What do we have to do to get someone to do their job and write the blooming referral letter? It's been months and we are no further along in the process. I have made an appointment with my GP to see if they will help.
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Monday, May 17th 2010, 3:55am

Who needs to refer you - your doctor or your consultant? If it is your consultant, I advise you to ring the secretary daily to explain that Bristol have been expecting your letter for several weeks now and you need to start treatment in the next couple of months due to a planned holiday etc. I had to ring daily to get Gloucester to send my operation notes etc through, as the secretary didn't seem very forthcoming in sending my notes! I was very lucky though that my doctor wrote my referral letter a.s.a.p and was so efficient. I would double check who needs to refer you by ringing Bristol up? I was referred by my doctor as we had to fund our own treatment. Hope this information helps. xx





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Monday, May 17th 2010, 9:46am

Hi Sadie,

Thanks for your reply. The GP didn't want to refer me because he knew little about OHSS, the consultant said he wasn't supposed to refer me, the GP should have, but that he would do it anyway.

I called BCRM again today and they have nothing. I then called the consultants usual secretary at Gloucester who said it was nothing to do with them because I saw him in Stroud this time, and the Stroud secretary said they had no records of a request for a letter!

I have given up on them and booked time off work to see a nicer lady GP and ask her to refer me, I have also made a formal request for my medical notes from Gloucester, (going to cost me upto £50!!)



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Monday, May 17th 2010, 9:52am

Hi Lillia

We're not with Bristol but had to see our GP 3 times before he'd refer us to the fertilty clinic as it just didn't happen. Even then, it was a locum who actually bothered to write the letter. We found you just have to be a pest.

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Saturday, May 29th 2010, 10:06pm

Hi ladies,

I have decided to get all my results and notes from my last clinic and drive them to BCRM, that way I know they actually do have them! I have a day off on wednesday so its all planned!! I expect they will think I am nuts but this referral waiting is a joke and taking far too long :snigger:
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1st ICSI july 09 severe OHSS, pregnancy ended at 12 weeks :bawl:
Nov 09 laparotomy to remove ovary
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Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 7:25pm

happydance Yea I got my appointment!!

I drove all my paperwork down to the clinic and a lovely lady sorted everything out and got me booked in for 17 June so not long to wait now.
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1st ICSI july 09 severe OHSS, pregnancy ended at 12 weeks :bawl:
Nov 09 laparotomy to remove ovary
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Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 9:38pm

Fantastic news Lillia!!! What a palava having to drive it there yourself - still, what a result biggrin2


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Thursday, June 17th 2010, 9:20pm

Well we had our appointment today, I have to say I feel a little flat :|

BCRM are very good at insisting they have no wait to start treatment but they are only booking SSR for end aug/sept so we cant start until oct/nov, personaly I would class that as a good few months wait! I wish they would be a bit more honest about that, then we wouldn't get our hopes up and the process would be less frustrating! That said we prob couldn't start just yet as they found a cyst on my scan :sadface: I need a repeat scan and if its not gone it may need removing - bad news for me as I would need a laparotomy rather than laparoscopy because of my previous surgeries. Booo and double boooo.

Got a bar of galaxy (small one) and a G&T (small one) to make me feel better !
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1st ICSI july 09 severe OHSS, pregnancy ended at 12 weeks :bawl:
Nov 09 laparotomy to remove ovary
2010 2nd ICSI low drug dose, 3 eggs, only one embie - :BFN: :tear:
Cant afford more tx :-(

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Thursday, June 17th 2010, 9:24pm

Sorry to hear this Lillia :( What a frustrating situation.

I hope things get sorted for you and you don't need the op :xxx3:


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I am so sorry to hear this Lillia - life is really unfair at times. I really hope it gets sorted soon. xx





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