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Sunday, September 28th 2008, 4:09pm

Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Hi

I was just wondering if anyone has had treatment at GCRM and if so how they found them.
Me 30 DH 34
Me Endo & sluggish tubes DH ok
IVF Nov 07 BFN,
ICSI Apr 08 BFP Heartbeat 7wks mmc 9 wks,
ICSI Aug 08 BFP mc 5 weeks,
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Saturday, October 4th 2008, 1:01pm

Hi Mel,
I have replied to your PM but thought I'd post as well.
We found the GCRM really good, it was our first go at IVF but everything was explained really well, there was always plenty of time for questions etc. When it came time for EC I had a really good anaesthetist for concious sedation & wasn't aware of anything at all, ET was very relaxed and all the staff, even the embryologist were lovely & approachable.
I know we were lucky and got our BFP 1st time, but we both work in the NHS ( and are very critical!) and still thought that for the level of care & specialist Doctors we were treated by (consultant anaesthetist also) that the cost compared favourably with other clinics.
I also know through a friend that the GCRM are very dynamic at looking at previous attempts & why they might not of worked and trying different treatment.
Hope this helps.



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Friday, January 9th 2009, 8:26pm

GCRM

Hi

I have just started treatment at this clinic 5 JAN 09 staff seem to be very friendly and approachable and good at putting you at ease.
Crystal

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Friday, January 30th 2009, 9:08pm

had our first consult last night with Dr Marco. All staff seem really approachable and informative. We are scheduled in to sign consent form end Feb and hopefully start treatment March time. Fingers crossed. Have you gone with treatment at GCRM???
Jan

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Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 7:12pm

We are thinking about pursuing the GCRM as we are on waiting list at GRI. Anyone know the age/BMI requirements for GCRM?

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Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 7:46pm

Mellers

Sorry really don't know. Am sure someone will b along soon who does though! Would defo recommend clinic - night and day compared to nhs

good luck
Jan

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Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 1:41pm

Natural FET at GCRM

Hi ladies,

We've decided to bite the bullet and start treatment in April. We were there at the weekend for consultation and were told we were eligable for natural rather than medicated. I've just to give them a call on day 1 of April cycle and i'll be in on day 10 for bloods. The Dr said there would be no scans just blood tests and there would be 3 or 4 of these to pin point surge. Just wondered if anyone has a rough idea of when the transfer is done? Is it done when ovulation occurs or a few days after? The Dr did mention 3 days later but wasn't sure if she meant the transfer would be 3 days after the day 10 blood test or if it would be 3 days after actual ovulation? I'm aware everyone's different and all clinics differ but just a general answer would be good, just for the sake of holidays from work! Now the big question, has anyone got a BFP from natural fet at GCRM??? ?( ?(

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Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 12:41pm

i dont know but wanted to wish you good luck!!

hope AF comes asap and you can get your BFP this month

love shirlz x


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Friday, April 3rd 2009, 1:20pm

I don't think there are any actual limits at the GCRM. I think they recommend you have a BMI under 35 and an AMH level over 1.1( range 5-15 normal ) but they will treat outwith those, so long as you are aware, esp with low amh and own eggs, reduced chances or success.
I also have been told that in Scotland, private cycles that are unsuccessful do not effect your eligibility for NHS treatment. Waiting lists at Royal long ( we were over 2 years from referral to 1st cycle ) and success rates about 50% of those at GCRM. Also we found the quality of service and types of cycle options and drugs used were much lower at GRI. We also had a lot of canceled cycles and problems with the royal. I'd say speak to the GCRM, and discuss it with them. It's about 180 for a first consult. We found they were very good at going thro options , and weren't pushy.
Good luck whatever you do. :smile:

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Saturday, April 4th 2009, 1:27am

i am going to the gri for my 1st ICSI cycle but concidering GCRM for the next cycle

i hear mixed reviews for both clinics

sucess or not at GRI my next try will be egg share at GCRM (funding has brought me to make this choice) if they approve me (AMH 22.1)

good luck to all x

shirlz x


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Friday, May 1st 2009, 12:44pm

Hi All,
I am a newbie and will be starting Down regulation at GCRM on wednesday...very excited.... wishing you all the best for your TX.

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Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 1:49pm

Hi SNZK

Is this your 1st Cycle?

This is my 2nd at GCRM and 5th in total ahhhh! I have my baseline scan on 1st June and hope to start the Menopur again on this date if scan ok....

We may be going through it at roughly same dates

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ICSI Apr 08 BFP Heartbeat 7wks mmc 9 wks,
ICSI Aug 08 BFP mc 5 weeks,
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Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 1:41pm

Hi mel,
yes, this is my first cycle. I started Menpour yesterday so go back to GCRM next tuesday/wednesday for scan & bloods.
Hope you are okay and this is your lucky time.

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Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 1:17pm

Just wondered if anyone could advise how the payment works at GCRM? I've had a wee look at the price list and just wondered if you've already had some of the things carried out at the hospital whether you need to have them done again or if they will accept the fact its already been done?

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Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 1:32pm

psimps:
hi, I just started my 2nd cycle at GCRM and during the first cycle in May/June, can advise you on the tests.

My gp arranged the following
HIV
Hep B & C
sperm sample test
smear
reubella
CF (we were both tested years ago, my brother is CF and I am a carrier of the gene)

GCRM accepted all the copies of these tests. the Hep B&C, HIV, smear etc are accepted as long as weren't done more than 2 years ago. this will save you some money if you gp does it. Your partner will still have to do the semen test but they don't charge you for it. I also had the AHM at GCRM which was chargable. So, all in, we only had to pay for the initial consultation, then the AMH test, over and above the treatment and drugs.
You pay for the consultation when you go, and the same for the AMH test. Then you pay for the treatment when you go for consents visit. The drugs are paid separately and the drug company call you and you make payment over the phone.

I hope this helps...

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Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 10:31pm

Thank you SNZK for your reply. We have had most of the tests carried out already at the hospital and are just on the cusp of being referred to GRI for ICSI I believe but the waiting list is unbelievably long. Just wondering if we can afford to bite the bullet.

Hope everything goes well for your cycle.

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Sunday, August 30th 2009, 8:58pm

Just to let you know that as soon as you commit to your treatment they require payment there and then.

I would recommend GCRM, cannot fault them on anything. About to start second treatment with them.

Hope everything goes well for you.

Jannie
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Thursday, September 10th 2009, 9:09pm

Good luck to you all!

xxx


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Monday, September 28th 2009, 11:43am

GCRM - waiting time?

Hi sorry for jumping in but can you help?

I am wonderning how long people took to start IVF after the initial consultation at GCRM?

We have app next week for tests and back for intial consultation app a week later. After 2 1/2 years of ttc, really anxious to start treatment soon, hopefully this year!

Thanks.

SaffyX
After pretty rocky ttc & pregnancy history, blessed with two lovely children. Don't stop believing....

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Thursday, October 1st 2009, 6:36pm

Hello Saffy.

I went for my appointment in June (I think!), then we went back to sign all the consent forms once we had our HIV, Hep B and Hep C tests, you also need an up-to-date smear test. As soon as we had all that we started DR at next AF - there is no waiting time at all. My first tx was in Aug.

Are you getting the AMH and Sperm analysis done at first meeting? I arranged it for a Thursday so we could do everything at once, to save multiple trips to Glasgow. Recommend doing that if you can.

Glad to see like me you are having the horrible long journey down to Glasgow from Aberdeenshire. But it will be worth the effort.

Let me know if I can help at all in any way. The staff there are great. I am off for my 2nd follie scan tomorrow, hoping it works this time!

Good luck!

Jannie
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Sunday, October 11th 2009, 6:47pm

Just wanted to drop in and say good luck to all you ladies that are having treatment at the GCRM. :D
I have been attending sincce Jun '09 and ICSI finally starting Next month. I too agree the team are all fab there and i'm positive we will all see a BFP soon!

Good luck to you all

xx


First ICSI Dec '09 :BFP: :weehee:



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Sunday, October 11th 2009, 11:17pm

Hi ladies,
been watching but not posting for a while. My 2nd cycle GCRM resulted in a BFN so end of the road for us. We cannot finance a 3rd cycle so really gutted.

good luck to you all who are on the 2ww or ready to start treatment.

take care.

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Monday, October 12th 2009, 10:02pm

hi ladies,

I normally post on the GRI thread but thought I would pop on and say hi! After the third time of our GRI IUI appt being delayed we have taken the bull by the horn and go private. There is so many delays I can take.

So I called up this morning and Margaret was so nice and so helpful. We have our first consultation on the 30th Oct and GP is doing all the bloods for us in the meantime.

Should I request a copy of my AMH, echovist smear etc to take to them?

Also wondering if anyone has had any experience of IUI there at all and how it was? We have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility and I am 26 and dh 30. GRI said they would expect a success rate of about 40% given our age, lifestyle, health etc. So I am hopeful. Also recently had a chem pg so hoping that my body is trying to do the right thing and maybe only need a helping hand.

Anyway, any success, good stories would make me very happy to hear!!

Wishing you all the best of luck with your tx!

Julz xx

PS... TTC for 27 months now with no sniff of a BFP until two cycles ago, sadly was a chem pg, but happy that it is the closest we have ever got. Hoping that we get our BFP in time for xmas! Making sure I'm on Santa's good girl list!!

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Thursday, October 15th 2009, 7:30pm

Hello, I had ICSI which converted to IUI. Whole experience was great and nurses exceptionally supportive. Granted it ended in a BFN, but then I am 40, so sure that is the main factor!

Really hope the IUI works for you.

Margaret is lovely isn't she. She kept me on cancellation lists for appointments and always came up with something really quickly. Great service.

Jannie
Aug 09 - IUI - BFN
; Oct 09 - ICSI - BFN; Jan 10 - ICSI cancelled;
DICSI in Valencia Mar10 :BFP:
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Friday, October 16th 2009, 8:53am

Hi Janniewall!

Thanks for the reply! Sorry to hear about the bfn I hope it's at bfp for u this time!

I am looking forward to starting. Makes all the difference when they are so supportive. I called the GRI yesterday to get my amh results which they said they couldn't give over the phone but that they were in the normal limit. But I'm not concerned about it cause I'm only 26 so expect my eggs should be ok. I hope!!

But the GRI said that they would be happy fax over all my test results to them so that is great.

Two wks today and then really we will b starting down reg at end Nov! Yay!!!

I'm hopeful, I know often iui doesn't work first time but they have said cause of my age I have a good chance. Hoping the drugs will help my body along!

Love luck and babydust!

Julz xx

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Feb'10 IUI 1:BFN:,Apr'10 IUI 2:BFP: MMC 9wks.Oct'10 IUI 3:BFP:



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Monday, October 19th 2009, 4:19pm

Hi Julz,

Im also sick of waiting on the GRI list so funding a cycle at GCRM first appointment 7th Nov :D

How come GRI are faxing your results over to GCRM? I was told by GRI that i have to request a copy of them all from GRI's Legal Department?

A_M x
Me 37 (low AMH) DH 40 (LSC)
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ICSI 1-Jan 2010 no response
ICSI 2-March 2011 (1 egg) BFN
ICSI 3 DE -Currently on 2WW test 24/3/12

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Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 9:15pm

Hi angel mouse,

I am also on the IVF waiting list at GRI and am going to GCRM for an initial appointment on 16th November. I won't reach the top of the GRI waiting list until November 2010, so can't wait that long - think I will go mad if I do!

I was also told by GRI that I would need to ask their legal department for a copy of my AMH test etc. I will need to do that soon - I keep forgetting!

Good luck to you, let me know how you get on at GCRM.
TTC since Feb 2008
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DH (30), all OK
Natural BFP Mar 09, MMC@ 10wks
Natural BFP Feb 10 while waiting for IVF - so far so good xfingers

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Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 10:14pm

Hi ladies,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Not sure why they have told me that they can forward the GCRM my notes with out requesting from the legal dept. My guess though is that they are doing me a favour seeing as my tx has been delayed three times now. I should have been starting in Sept this year and now looks like Jan at the earliest. So I'm guessing that that is why and that because you guys haven't reached the top of your list yet that maybe they won't release details? Not sure tbh.

They wouldn't though give me my AMH over the phone, said that it was in the normal limits but that they wouldn't give me the exact number over the phone. When I called the GCRM they were also quite surprised that they were going to just fax over my notes, but haven't confirmed yet that they have, so they might change their mind.

Will give them a call tomorrow. In the meantime, GP has given me copies of my last two smears, my echovist and my rubella. DH had his HIV/HEP B&C bloods this morning.

Roll on the appt and then it will just be a couple of days until Nov and then technically we will be starting as we expect to be having down reg at the end of Nov. Yay!!!

I cannot wait! It has been a very long 27 months and I am ready to take the next step!

Bring it on, I am full of PMA for us all! Also quite intrigued to see what the GCRM is like, they seem so nice on the phone.

Love luck and babydust xx

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Feb'10 IUI 1:BFN:,Apr'10 IUI 2:BFP: MMC 9wks.Oct'10 IUI 3:BFP:



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Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 2:35pm

Yes watch this space for all of us :D I hope they are as good as people say, something really appeals to me about going private for something as sensitve as infertility treatment, I think they might give you more care and attention than the NHS but then that's only cos they want your money :snigger:
Me 37 (low AMH) DH 40 (LSC)
TTC since Dec 2006
ICSI 1-Jan 2010 no response
ICSI 2-March 2011 (1 egg) BFN
ICSI 3 DE -Currently on 2WW test 24/3/12

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Friday, October 23rd 2009, 9:21am

Hi Julz and Angel Mouse,

I know someone who is going through IVF at GCRM at the moment, she says that they are absolutely fantastic and can't fault them for anything. This makes me want to go there even more!

I am really looking forward to my appointment. Good luck with yours and keep me posted.
xx
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DH (30), all OK
Natural BFP Mar 09, MMC@ 10wks
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Saturday, October 24th 2009, 11:52am

im a wee newbie

hey ladies

thought id just pop on and say hello

im a wee newbie to the site
im ttc no 3, dh no 1 for over 5 years now propbel is with me i dont ovulate :sadface:
we did 12 months clomid in nhs with no luck, i had a natural bfp aug 08 but miscarried at 5 weeks we were gutted
so now the nhs can do any more for us so were going to the gcrm :happy:
hoping to start treatment early next year we decided to hold off till after xmas due to costs etc etc im also hoping to egg share so fingers crossed it all goes to plan and me a dh get a gorg baby and someone else and her dh/dp get a gorg baby too
im 27 dh 32
2 dd previous partner
dh ok me no ov
12 clomid (nhs) - bfn
now ivf @ gcrm hoping to egg share 2010

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Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 7:38pm

RE: im a wee newbie

Hi ladies,

How are we all? Well just a couple of days til our appt, and I can't wait. Slightly nervous in case they say for any reason we can't go ahead for Dec. Trying to stay positive but also not get too excited.

Not been well recently which is not great, trying to get better before we start, last thing I need is to be unwell and that delaying tx.

Anyway, hope you are all well and good luck with all upcoming appts!

Love luck and babydust

Jxx

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Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 8:34pm

Julz - I know the lab at GCRM is closing down over Xmas for a refurb - but really hope that does not effect your tx. If you look on the noticeboard in reception, it shows the dates.

Hope appointment goes well.

xx

Jannie
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DICSI in Valencia Mar10 :BFP:
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Friday, October 30th 2009, 1:15pm

Hello ladies,

Well I don't really know what to say. Back from our appt and well it didn't quite go as we expected at all.

So DH went in and did his SA and then they were running late so had quite a long time to wait. Went in and they were so nice, went through everything with us. Unfortunately my AMH while in the normal limits is lower than they like for someone my age , which I was quite surprised by. Then DH's sample that he did fresh this morning was a very low count of 8 million, but motility still ok (another shock cause last count was 28!) So we were both heartbroken to hear that really these numbers weren't great for IUI and that ICSI would be our best shot.

If we stuck to the NHS appt we wouldn't hit the IVF until about July next year which I am not keen on waiting until. And to put myself trhough three unsuccessful IUIs and then do that is just a huge emotional strain.

So we asked if they could fit us in for ICSI for Dec as planned and they couldn't because the lab is closed in dec for refurb. But....

Wait for it...

... they could start us today!!!

So we had all of about 5 mins to decide if we wanted to go ahead or not... and... we are!!!

So prostap jab in my bum, have started down regulation today! Go back on weds next week to do consent forms and wait for af to arrive! and then start stims!

A bundle of emotions, happy, excited, scared, petrified, nervous, everything!

So this is it! The journey begins now! Fingers crossed ladies! This is the biggest thing we have ever done and have jumped in with both feet and hoping it will give us our best shot!

Well gonna go get some lunch and try and take it all in, still in a bit of shock to be honest!

Love to you all and thank you for all your support! Means the world to me!

Love luck and babydust!

Julz

xx

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Feb'10 IUI 1:BFN:,Apr'10 IUI 2:BFP: MMC 9wks.Oct'10 IUI 3:BFP:



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Friday, October 30th 2009, 8:18pm

Julz - that is great you are starting.

Highly recommend that your DH take zinc tablets, that really helped my DP's sperm.

Good luck and keep me posted.

x

Jannie
Aug 09 - IUI - BFN
; Oct 09 - ICSI - BFN; Jan 10 - ICSI cancelled;
DICSI in Valencia Mar10 :BFP:
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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 9:31am

Hello, does anyone know the dates that the lab is closed at GCRM for refurb, just trying to work out when I will be able to start next tx

Jannie
Aug 09 - IUI - BFN
; Oct 09 - ICSI - BFN; Jan 10 - ICSI cancelled;
DICSI in Valencia Mar10 :BFP:
Jannie's Diary
Oscar and Emilia born 8th November 2010

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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 9:57am

Hi Girls - I have my first consultation at GCRM this Saturday and to say im nervous would be an understatement!! What can we expect from our first visit?

Also budget wise we have allocated around £5,000 for our ICSI is that enough or are we kidding ourselves on?

Hi Janniewall - I can ask this saturday for you if you want?

xx
Me 37 (low AMH) DH 40 (LSC)
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ICSI 3 DE -Currently on 2WW test 24/3/12

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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 6:39pm

I think our first tx cost about £4500. You can see price list on their website, from memory the ICSI (which is what we had) is about £3700, but then you have the cost of the drugs on top of that, which is £500 or more.

Hope this helps.

Good luck for meeting on Saturday. Let me know how you get on.

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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 6:43pm

Hi Jannie
As far as I can remember the lab is closed from 7th dec to 28th dec. Does that sound right???? I saw Dr G last week and he said they're trying to avoid starting any tx which might run into early december.
Because of that my DH and I have decided to wait till Jan for our next one. We didnt want the risk of tx going on longer and then the lab being closed when we need it. Last time i was on stimms for 19 days, and they had predicted i would only be on for stimms 10 days so i dont wanna take any risks with dates this time.
Hope that helps!
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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 6:49pm

NicPic, thank you, I also asked you the question in the January Cycle Buddy thread.

Now I know I will be a January girl. Really look forward to being cycle buddies with you.

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Sunday, November 8th 2009, 9:29am

Hi ladies,

Angelmouse - how did your consultation go? Everything ok to go ahead?

Well af arrived on Friday so booked in for baseline scan 8am tomorrow. Can I ask a question to anyone that has been through all of this. Obviously I am still bleeding, do you get changed and get scanned in the same room? Just wondering about taking tampon out, was told at the GRI they give you a pad and something to wipe in your changing room, do they do that there. And do your dh's go in with you? Mine will be with me cause we will be going straight from there to work and cause it's the first one I want him there. What do you girls do?

Oh and what did you do about taking time off work after ET? (will obviously take that day off and hoping to take a few days after) did you go back to work? Take time off? Can't decide what to do.

Hope everyone is well! Sun is shinning here and I am having a big clean today, hoping to get a lot sorted in the house before everything starts to kick off.

Jxx

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 11:06am

Hi Julz - it went really well thanks we start in January :D is it IVF or ICSI that your having? They are lovely at the clinic arent they?

I must say your freaking me out about the scan thingy will i have to have that done as well? Do they have to do it when AF is here? :sadface:
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Monday, November 9th 2009, 11:10am

Hi hon,

That's great news. Don't worry about the scan, it is absolutely fine. I had mine this morning. Af is still here but light, they do have to do it then to check that the lining is thin and shed from the last cycle and that there are not cysts or anything on the ovaries.

But I promise it is fine, nothing to worry about. I think they usually do it a couple days after af so you likely won't be really heavy.

Good luck with it all.

Started injections this morning so all going well so far. Hoping not to get too many side effects, but who knows. Just taking each day as it comes.

In response to your other reply, I am on the needle injections, menopur not the gonal-f pen. But it was fine and I have a huge needle phobia so if I can do it, anyone can! Next scan a week today.

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 11:16am

Thanks for that Julz - how long will you be from start to finish i was told only 18 days for myself :8o:
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Monday, November 9th 2009, 12:42pm

Ladies, sorry to be a pain, but when one of you are in for your scans could you look at the noticeboard and tell me the dates that the clinic lab is closed, it is on a A4 piece of paper in the main waiting area.

Julz, congrats on starting tx, hope everything goes well.

When I went for baseline scan, I nipped into the toilet in reception and removed tampon and put on a pad. I did feel a bit strange about getting scan when AF still happening, but decided that the nurses had seen a lot worse and do this every day. They really make you feel at ease and I realised afterwards I had been worrying about nothing.

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 12:43pm

Angelmouse, sorry, I forgot to say - I am glad your meeting with them went well.

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 12:58pm

Jannie - im so sorry i forgot to check that for you!! I was so nervous its a wonder that I knew my own name!! Marco did mention during our appointment that they were closing for a week (i think) to service the laboratory equipment.
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Monday, November 9th 2009, 6:22pm

Angel-mouse, I will find out next week when AF starts - I am just impatient at the moment..........so sorry.

Glad your appointment went well.

Sorry for being all me, me, me. I am so selfish. sorry!!!

Are you coming in to join the January Jewels cycle buddies??????

x

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 9:23pm

Hi ladies,

Do any of you get acupuncture done in Glasgow? If so who do you go to? I get weekly acupuncture session in Aberdeen area but not familiar with Glasgow... Consent app in Dec at GCRM and IVF in Jan so hoping to find a good acupuncture practice in Glasgow soon.

Searched online and Ruth from Complimentary Medicine Centre and Elenor Davis sound good but if I can get personal recommendation from people that'd be great.

Thanks!

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Monday, November 9th 2009, 9:38pm

Hello,

I do - I go to Francesca at Woodland Herbs. You can see her there or she can see you at hers. But should book initially through Woodland Herbs (can google and there's a blurb on her) she is quite experienced with fertility tx and I am really happy with her. Have been going for a few months now and am really happy and am seeing her tomorrow and will continue to see her through our tx.

Good luck with the accu and the tx!

Jxx

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