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Chick

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Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 9:38am

1st appointment at IVF Wales on 1st April - any advice??...

Hi There

I am 34 years old, df is 36, we've been together for 14 years and 10 years ago I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure . We have now been referred to IVF Wales and have our first appointment on 1st April. Any advice on what I can expect form this first visit would be great

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Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 10:01am

hiya chick and welcome to fz and ivf wales (i go there)

your first visit will go over history etc and you will probably go on the waiting list unless your on it already

my first appointment was years ago so things have probably changed alot

they will probably offer you private treatment if that is something you would like to do.

just to let you know , i organise monthly meets ups for ivf wales patients and anyone is wales really
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Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 2:18pm

Hiya Kar1

Thank you for the reply

I'm not yet on the waiting list, so i guess I won't be starting treatment as such for a while.

Although I would love to have private treatment to move things along, i'm afraid i've not got the savings yet for this, though maybe that's something i need to consider if the waiting list is a few years?? We'll see.....

Meet ups sound good - keep me posted

Take care

Chick xxx

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Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 4:15pm

the way in which ivf is funded by the health commission wales is changing soon and this will then be down to your local health board to fund you, will you require donor eggs?

have you seen the newsletter on the ivf wales website

i am currently in the process of setting up a support group to stop wales becoming a postcode lottery...we need patient power
TTC 12 years

2 early losses

lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
:BFP:

Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine

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Thursday, March 19th 2009, 11:42am

Hi there

I don't know yet whether my POF is as a result of my reserve of eggs running out or a case of my ovaries having eggs, but have stopped working.

If i've run out of eggs then i'll need an egg doner - I have 3 sisters willing to donate though not sure how this process works, and if this would be possible??

If it is a case that my ovaries have the ability to have eggs harvested then i won't need egg donation - i'm hoping things will be a littel clearer once i've had my first appointment / scan etc.

I know that there is currently a reform of the NHS going on which will mean that in a years time there will be 7 LHBs and not 22 - not sure if this will have an impact on IVF funding too??

I have not yet seen the Newsletter, but will have a look at it today...

I agree - patient power is essential

Thanks again

Chick xx

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Thursday, March 19th 2009, 11:49am

i think they will probably do some bloods. they might do day 3 fsh and lh but they do AMH testing on the nhs and this is good news as it should show yur egg reserve

it is possible for your sister to donate

i would write down any questions you have and take them with you so you don't forget anything, i always do it lol

is your appointment with janet evans?
TTC 12 years

2 early losses

lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
:BFP:

Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine

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Thursday, March 19th 2009, 3:42pm

Hi Chick, juts wanted to pop in as another IVF Wales client! They are brill and you'll get excellent treatment there. I had my 3rd and 4th ICSI cycles there, and now I'm very pregnant!

Hope to see you at one of the meets that Kara organises!
Me 35,DH 36 (Severe Oligospermia.).
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I have 4 lovely big kids
Thomas Derren (Thom) July 1990
Luke Benjamin August 1993
Harley John Oliver June 1997
Alexandria Aimee Jay (Alex) July 1998
Lochlan Cassius James April 2009 (4th attempt at ICSI)



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Thursday, March 19th 2009, 3:52pm

Hi there Mrs Smiff

Good to hear from another IVF Wales gal!!

Congratulations!!! That's great news :D

I'm sure i'll be at one of the meets - it'll be nice to speak to people who are going through the same thing.

Take care and speak soon

Chick xx

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Friday, March 20th 2009, 10:03am

Hi Kar1

Good idea about writing down the questions - I need to get started on this - only 12 days to go!!

I'm pleased i'd be able to use my sisters if i need to.

The paperwork i have received says that my consultant is Mr Nazar Amso, but that i might not be seen by him for the appointment.

Take care

Chick xx

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ICSI July 10, :BFN: :tear:

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Friday, March 20th 2009, 10:54pm

i have never seen him but im sure he is good

get those questions down on paper, you must be getting excited
TTC 12 years

2 early losses

lots of ops and tx

both tubes removed

5th fresh short protocol
:BFP:

Tyler May born 5/5/2010 by emergency c section. Tyler is our sunshine