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Saturday, April 18th 2009, 12:04pm

Monklands Hospital

Noticed on the Scotland thread that Monklands Hospital isn't making an appearance. This is a NHS Lanarkshire Hospital, there are many members who attend this unit, myself and DH included. We are attending under Dr Conways clinic. If anyone has any information about this clinic feel free to add, also if anyone has any questions i'll do my best to find out.


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Sunday, May 24th 2009, 9:32am

I am also attending Monklands, under Dr Conway.

Surely we aren't the only two on here?????

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Sunday, May 24th 2009, 12:31pm

hi ladies,


I think Monklands is where you go for most of the testing required for fertility treatment, then for the more advance things you go to the royal.

I think monklands only do iui there, correct me if i am wrong?
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Sunday, May 24th 2009, 3:49pm

Hi Girls,

I'm from North Lanarkshire and so Monklands Hospital is where I go for any emergencies/treatments etc, but I've been attending the Royal from day one. I asked the nurse at the Royal as to why I wouldn't be going to Monklands as it was closer for me and she said that the Royal was the only fertility clinic which covered the area. Me and DP have a screening appointment in 2 weeks time and then will start IUI God willing.

A girl I work with also attended Monklands a few years back for fertility treatment and she had ICSI and IVF.

It's had me puzzled and gizzi13 was going to ask next time she was at Monklands, but I haven't seen her online for a while :( I'm so close now to getting started that it doesn't matter to me where I go!! I'd go to Timbucktoo if I had to!!!

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Sunday, May 24th 2009, 11:25pm

hi lanibob,


I thought it was strange too, but hey not to worry, good luck to you all xx
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Sunday, June 21st 2009, 2:10pm

Hiya,

As far as i'm aware Monklands do IVF as well. A friend of a friend is also attending there and she told me she is waiting on IVF - she didn't mention being referred to another hospital so I can only presume its at Monklands.

Maybe its just up to your doctor, which hospital they prefer to refer to??

Lanibob, I hope your treatment goes well.

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Sunday, June 21st 2009, 4:14pm

As far as I was aware, the Royal covers Lanarkshire area as well as Ayrshire, Dumfries and Greater Glasgow and Clyde for IVF and ICSI.

I know that I attended Crosshouse Hospital (I'm Ayrshire) earlier on in our journey for investigations and stuff and they do do some fertility treatments like Clomid, IUI and DI. I was told however that for ICSI, we would have to go to the Royal.

I also noticed when I attended there, there was also a waiting list sheet up for all the areas that GRI treat and Lanarkshire was one of them.

I just checked the HFEA clinic directory for you and it says that Monklands offers only IUI and DI .



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Monday, June 22nd 2009, 4:29am

I'VE got an appointment with the infertility clinic in monkands today, its our first appointment does anyone know what i should expect and such? i have PCOS and thats the main reason we have been sent there... stupidly lost my letter to so will need to find the clinic hopefully receptionist will help us lol... trust me lol... its our wee boys 2nd birthday today also so alot going on,

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Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 5:34pm

Hi all

Am a newby to this. I am also attending Monklands under DR Conway. I am just waiting on an appointment to start fertility drugs and IUI any day now ( I hope ).
As far as i am aware if that doesn't work i'll be refered to GRI for IVF.




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Thursday, August 27th 2009, 6:52pm

Hi girls,

Im attending Monklands clinic under Dr Jain (who ive never met yet...keep seeing everyone but her!).

I finished taking provera on Tuesday tea time and was told that my period should arrive within 48 hours...well thats up now! I havent had any signs of my period. Ive to start taking Clomid on day 2 of my cycle, but feeling quite scared that my period wont come :sadface:

Just wondering if any of you had problems after provera? I havent had a period since Aug 08. Also been put on the waiting list for IUI. Anyone had experience of this.

I took my temps last few days and they were: tuesday 36.3, Weds 36.5 & Thurs 36.4. Is this normal b4 period? Feeling quite silly and helpless!!
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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 6:09pm

Confused

Hi,

I am attending Monklands and was wondering if any of you could tell me how long it takes to get anything done?

I've already had two sets of tests, as has my partner, but have to wait a month and a half until we can get an appointment after getting our results.

Is Clomid usually the first step? Do you have to get your doctor to prescribe it or does the clinic do that as my friend who attends the royal had to get an appointment to get her doctor to order prescription? Do they recommend climd for people who have very erratic cycles?

Sorry for all the questions, im a bit confused

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Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 6:19pm

Hi Fiona!!

It looks like we're the only 2 on here! hee hee

What tests have you had done? When I first went to Monklands, they took a few blood tests from me and DH. They took a semen sample from DH and then another more detailed one a bit further on. I Also had the internal scans done which confirmed my pcos.

You say you have erratic cycles...do you have pcos? My periods are non existent!!

The norm is to start on clomid 50mg. I've finished my first cycle and have ovulated!! Im now waiting to see if im pregnant! They gave me a drug called provera which started my period, then on day 2 of period you take the clomid tabs for 5 days. This will give your ovaries a kick in the butt!! :snigger: I had follicle tracking every couple of days...which was a pain having to go to the clinic every few days, but it was good to see the drugs were working for me. I had 2 large follicles which released eggs, so plenty of target practice for Dh swimmers!

Now that the clinic know Ive ovulated, they are leaving me on my own for the next 6 mths while im on the waiting list for IUI. Hopefully it wont come to that!!

Monklands gave me my first 3 mths of Clomid, after which, you get them from your gp. Your gp should then prescribe you 3 mths worth so the cost should only be the normal prescription charge of about £7 for 3 mths worth.

Og forgot to say, I also had a lap and dye done in June to check my fallopian tubes. They dont do this unless you're at least 33 (god knows why!). Im 32 and had it done as I was having severe pains. Turned out my tubes were blocked and thankfully they managed to unblock them :D

Keep in touch. Its nice to speak to people at the same clinic. I normally chat over at clomid chicks. Feel free to join in

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Friday, October 9th 2009, 12:17am

Hi
I am new. Ttc for long time and not happening. Went to docs a year ago and had bloods done to check if was ovulating. Tests said I was and next stage was for dh to get tested. Didnt take it any further and decieded to keep trying on our own. Well went to docs again today. Dh has to phone to make an appt in next couple of weeks at Monklands for semen sample and Dr told me he was refering me to Dr Conway for further tests. Was wondering how long this process takes and when I an likely to see a specialist for 1st appt. I am kicking myself over not taking action sooner as I am 37 now.

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Friday, October 9th 2009, 10:01am

Hi Oliver123

Im under Dr Jain, which is another consultant at Monklands. Dr Conway is the one in charge!!

When me and dh went to take his sample, things seemed to take off really fast from there. They sent me for lap & dye in June, then I saw cons August. So it shouldnt be that long for you.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 11:44pm

HELLO

Hiya i am 30 yrs old and am under Dr Jain at the monkland we have been ttc fr 4yrs now we have a 5yr old daughter who we concived naturally. wendt to the docs had blood tests done hubby done his test his was fine. i had an internal scan which was not clear so they sending me for a lap and dye been waiting since 8th september i think....so hoping it wont be long..i have regular periods not sure if overlating i think i am not sure what happens next or anything living in limbo.x
good to talk to others attending the clinic. wendy.x
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Thursday, October 15th 2009, 12:16pm

Hi Wendy,

Good luck with the lap & dye. Dont worry about it as its less painful than it all sounds!

Its good you have regular periods. I just recently had my first real AF without the need for provera to bring it on.

Yes living in limbo isnt pleasant eh? Once you have your lap and dye, you'll get your appointment through the post for the consultant to see you. Good luck

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Friday, October 16th 2009, 5:34pm

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Hi Wendy,

Good luck with the lap & dye. Dont worry about it as its less painful than it all sounds!

Its good you have regular periods. I just recently had my first real AF without the need for provera to bring it on.

Yes living in limbo isnt pleasant eh? Once you have your lap and dye, you'll get your appointment through the post for the consultant to see you. Good luck

xxx


Hi hunni ty for the reply i have my pre-op date for the 6/11/09 so not sure how soon after i will be given the actual op date.
not sure if they tell you if they havent found anything there and then. i hope its not unexplained i knw this sounds daft but would rather they found sumthing then i know what we are up against if that makes sense.

well good news that you have had your period without any help sounds like you maybe getting back on track gl hunni and ty for the reply again.x
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Married to Matthew Nuclear engineer.

Ttc no 2 5yrs +
Uterus is attatched to old c-section scar. :bawl:

under Dr Jain at the Monklands hospital (scotland)

lap and dye nov 09
follow up appointment 25/1/2010
Starting IUI SOON. 9mth Waiting list xfingers

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Thursday, October 29th 2009, 5:51pm

Hubby is booked in to get his test on 24th of November and I am just waiting for my letter back to see what will be happening with me. I bought a fertility monitor because we have never went down route of timing so will see how that goes. Also am on a diet. Have lost nearly a stone and joined gym. So hopefully all this will help. We are also thinking of cancelling our holiday booked in Sept (would loose deposit) as will cost us at least 5000 quid and are thinking that more sensible to save the money in case we need it for any treatment further done the line.

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Friday, October 30th 2009, 1:18pm

Hi Oliver123,

well done on the weight loss, thats brilliant! high5

Have you just been referred to Monklands then? I havent bothered with a fertility monitor (I take it you mean an ovulation prediction kit?), as I have pcos, this can be a hit or a miss!!

How long have you been tyring?
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Friday, October 30th 2009, 4:20pm

Hi Flower

We have been trying for years (but have not went down the route of timing) and I work shifts and now that I have worked it out, my most fertile times might not be time that we are having sex. Hence the reason I bought the Clearblue monitor to give it a try. I also had a hugh diet coke addiction (at least 2 litres a day if not more). So have gave that up due to caffine and changed diet / excersice. We are also both taking vitimin supplements. I went to doctors ages ago and he did blood tests that said I was ovulating and that next step was hubby to get tested but we didn't go back. Just kind of put it to back of minds. But went to Dr's last week and hubby going next both to have a sperm analysis and Dr has said that he will put in a referal to Dr Conway. So I havn't seen anyone at Monklands as of yet. Waiting for my letter. I am a bit worried as I will be 38 in April and have heard that I will need to be reffered for IVF by time I am 38 (if needed) to qualify for my NHS trys. So not sure how long it normally takes to hear back from time of Gp referal to appt at Monklands

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Sunday, November 1st 2009, 9:45pm

Hiya, thats a lot of diet coke lol. I must admit, I love my fizzy juice too but have been having water or sugar free diluting juice now. Also love coffee...I miss it soooo much.

Make sure you and hubby are having vitamin c & zinc as this helps too. I buy the tubes of disolving tablets from boots which has vitamin c AND zinc....been told this is good for dh swimmers.

I cant remember how long it took for my consultant appointment to come through. Im under Dr Jain, but have yet to meet her!! You always seem to get the nurses or the doctors registrar!

Good luck
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Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 7:58pm

ivf icsi monklands

hi there i was attending monklands last year for secondary infertility and when we went back for our test results in june we were informed that our only hope of conceiving was ivf and icsi......due to us already having a child we are not entitled to treatment on the nhs and i am wondering if that is why you have all been sent to glasgow royal as we were offered a consultation with dr conway at monklands as he runs a private clinic carrying out these treatments but only for patients who need to pay for it......maybe you get sent to the royal if you are getting it on the nhs......dont know if this answers your question or not but thought it might help......take care angela
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Thursday, November 19th 2009, 12:35pm

Angela I am only starting out and waiting for first appt so not 100% sure but think that Dr Conways Private work is through Nuffield. Monklands does not do IVF / ICSI so if you are going through NHS at Monklands and need it get reffered on to GRI for treatment. If you are going to go private you would be able to contact any of the clinics such as GCRM etc. But I am sure that someone who has been / going through process will be able to give you a better answer.

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Friday, November 20th 2009, 8:53am

monklands

thanks for that oliver i didnt go for a private consultation with dr conway so i wasnt completely sure i only knew what the registrar had told me about his private clinic and i assumed it was in monklands.....i am actually waiting on a brochure from the gcrm, we are currently looking into egg sharing as it reduces the cost of my treatment and i could give another woman the chance of making her dream come true also, so fingers crossed i meet their criteria.......take care and the very best of luck with everything, i hope you get an appointment soon xxx
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Friday, November 20th 2009, 9:06am

hi

Hiya all just a quick update one me.
i had my pre-assessment (for lap and dye) and am waiting for my op date which she said would be before 4th dec which dosent leave much time really.....going away next fri 27th-mon so hoping its not then but this is more inportant.
I have also just found out i have gallstones so gonna have keyhole surgery for that also gonna be like a patchwork quilt soon lol..... hope you all well and lifes going the way you want....take care all.x wendy.x :O
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Married to Matthew Nuclear engineer.

Ttc no 2 5yrs +
Uterus is attatched to old c-section scar. :bawl:

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lap and dye nov 09
follow up appointment 25/1/2010
Starting IUI SOON. 9mth Waiting list xfingers

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Friday, November 20th 2009, 9:32am

Hi Wendy,

good luck with your lap & dye. I had mine in June and my scar is barely noticeable! Right under my belly button. The scar on my pubic area has completely gone now.

Ang, you said you're waiting on a brochure from gcrm for egg sharing....was this Monklands that ordered it/suggested it to you?

They havent even spoken to me about ivf. I only know im on the waiting list for IUI.

Spoke to my gp last night as I was getting more clomid, she told me I probably wouldnt be put on the waiting list till I had IUI....but its only a 15% chance of IUI working! Then back to the bottom of a waiting list!! :sadface:

Im also very nervous as my husband has a son to a previous relationship (he doesnt live with us), but my gp told me a lot of budgets are about to be tightened even more on the nhs fertility and I may not get my free stab at ivf because of this!! I just need to keep my fingers crossed!
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Friday, November 20th 2009, 3:15pm

hi flower....monklands didnt suggest gcrm to me i have been looking into egg sharing on my own and this is the closest clinic that does it.....iui wouldnt work for us it has to be icsi and because we already have a child we dont qualify for anything on the nhs......unfortunately if either of you already has a child whether it be together or from a previous relationship you wont get anything on the nhs which i think is disgusting and extremely unfair but thats the way it works......i hope everything works out for you and i hope to hear how you get on.......take care angela xxx
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Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 8:23pm

HI all,

I'm new here but just wanted to say a couple of things which may be helpful to some people. For Wendy who is going for her lap and dye - when you wake up and feel up to it (you may feel a bit drowsy and crampy for a little bit but its nothing to worry about, honest!) ask if you can have a word with the consultant who did the op. For me, it was Dr Jain. She came along to my bedside and I just asked her what she had found and what she thought.

As it happens, she had found nothing which actually made me cry as I know what you mean about kind of hoping there was something wrong so that it could be fixed! But if she is busy, she may not have time. My follow up appointment was 8 wks later (19th Oct) where I was put on waiting list for IUI.

Does anyone know how long the waiting list is for this at the moment? Dr Jain initially said 3 -4 mnths but then said we should call it 4 -6 because of the Xmas hols!!!!! Who has 2 months off for Xmas?! X (Also what is the procedure once you get the initial appointment?

Thanks
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Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:44am

RE: Monklands Hospital

hello i'm new to this site, been trying 2 1/2 years now, getting no where, under dr conway at monklands hospital but hes not doing anything till i lose weight. feel really down ad as tho no one is willing to help us. Trying so hard to lose weight with tabs from doc, gym, everything. really struggling. anyone else feel like this?
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Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:45am

Hi Girls

It been a long time sine i last posted here, but i do pop in every now again to see how everyone is geting on.

Ang i am under Dr Conway at monklands, sorry but i don't know anything about how or where his private clinic is run. xxx

Stressqueen, I had my gallstone removed in Dec 07 was back on my feet in about a week and my lap dye in Dec 08 was grand in a few days, i found both procedures very similar. good luck Hun xxx

Flower how are you? Have you asked what would happen, with your treatment?
i was asking the nurse about IUI IVF and children, what they told me was that if i have one child with IUI and go back and try for NO:2 I could try IUI again and would.nt get NHS IFV, and if i have one with IFV i can try for NO:2 with IUI only, I'll keep my xfingers for you doll, and hope you get your :BFP: before then. xxx

Hamgirl hope i can shed some light for you hun and everyone else, i had my lap&dye Dec 08, was told that the waithing lists then was 8--10 months, i received my letter at the begining of Aug, to go and have chat with the nurse, She explained treatment, so went home with my head buzzing, and waiting on AF to arrive,
Started first IUI Sept 09.
Had to go for scan on D2 of cycle, start clomid on D2 - D6. Then on D5 D7 and D9 i had to have injections, On D10 had to go back for another scan to measure size of follies, they were a bit on the small side, so back on the Monday scaned and one follie had grown to 1.9, which they were happy to go ahead with HCG ( trigger shot ) on the monday night at 12midnight. (CD13)

Had to wait for 36 hours then in on wed at 12noon for IUI,
The full procedure was over very quickly and very straight forward.
It was just like having a smear test done, at one point there was a very small nip, which lasted at the most a second or two, so my IUI was fine.
I had to return on the friday for another scan to make sure i had ovulated which i had, so onto the 2WW.

Afm; am off to get my medicaton for round 4,

Takecare and babydust to all xxxxx




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Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:54am

Hi laura
i know what its like trying to lose weight not easy,What is your BMI, They won't do IUI unless your BMI is under 35, And for IVF it has to be under 30, good luck doll xxx

Takecare and babydust to ALL xxxxx




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Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:57am

hiya bmi is higher than the 35 they want.trying to get it down, he wasnt really that pleasant about helping us. actually quite rude! dont think anyone understands how hard it actually is sadie.
thanx
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Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 12:57pm

Hi Laurachris

I am waiting for my first appt at Monklands on 7th Jan. I have BMI of over 35 but hoping to have it under 35 for appt (or really near). And then 30 is next big target. It is really hard and doesnt help that I have injured my back and cant get to gym this week. I have stuck at same weight for last 2 weeks so need to get serious. So will be making hubby a big steak pie tonight and I will be having a salad. It will all be worth it in the end.

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Sunday, December 6th 2009, 12:10pm

Hi girls,

well im 3 dpo according to ff, so fingers crossed I get my christmas wish!

Hamgirld99, ive been on the waiting list for IUI since August. I was told 6-9 months. I find it strange you were told 3-4 mths as ive already been waiting this long. Ive not even met Dr Jain and felt I was being fobbed off when I asked to see her. Instead, I got her registrar who I found EXTREMELY unhelpful and rude. I really want a consultation with Dr Jain who im under, but cant seem to get one!

Laura, I know how difficult it is hun. Ive managed to get my bmi down to 26.6 through scottish slimmers, which im delighted with. I was recently looking at photos of myself this time last year, and my whole bode and face has completely changed!! Ive tried every diet and the only one that seemed to work for me was scottish slimmers.

Sadie, thanks for sharing. Good luck with your iui. Keep us posted!

Oliver, did you enjoy your salad? lol.

Just remember ladies, the worst thing you could do is skip meals...this doesnt work! I make myself eat 3 meals a day (whilst calorie counting) and miss out the treats, but I sometimes save up my points and use them to have a glass of wine or even a curry at the weekend!
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Sunday, December 6th 2009, 7:32pm

Hiya Flower!

First of all good luck with this cycle. I met with Dr Jain in October when she put me on the IUI waiting list and although she did initially say 3-4 months, she did backtrack a bit straight away but then definitely said 4-6 months. BUt if it is actually within that then that would still hold for the waiting list time you were told too - maybe they have had a few successes since August and that has reduced it a bit - hopefully!

And I wouldnt worry about not having met Dr Jain. I spoke to her in the hospital just before and after my lap and dye which was the first time I had met her and then my follow up appointment was with her. I had previously had an appointment with Dr Conway back in May when Dr Jain was on hol. I have tried to discuss my concerns and suggestions of what I think is wrong (severe lack of EWCM!) but neither of them were willing to listen. I think they just have a set in stone format which they follow and they don't want you questioning it and wasting their time!

In my experience I have found any waiting list time they give you is always actually at the earlier end of the scale and they just hedge their bets by giving you the later date. Just you wait Flower, we will be getting appoinmtment letters in January for initial appointments in Feb!

Thanks Sadie also for filling us in on the initial IUI procedure, that was helpful.

take care all
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Sunday, December 6th 2009, 8:22pm

Thanks Hamgirl! I really hope so! xxx
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Saturday, December 12th 2009, 11:04am

UPDATE ON ME.

Hiya all.
just thought i would give you a quick update.
had my lap and dye.....my tubes have a delay in releasing the dye (my own doc told me this) so unsure what that means.
also my uterus is a odd shape as my uterus is attatched to my old c-section scar :sadface:

so unsure now whats gonna happen dr jain said she would need to get a second opion as she has never seen anything like it. but she did get me an appointment for the 25th jan so untill then i am in limbo.....but starting to think its not good news.
and if one more person says i should be gratefull i have one child i think i will scream.
i love my daughter too bits and knw i am lucky to have her and some cant have any but that dosent make it any easier to deal with. (sorry for the rant) :cross:

Anyway thats me so no real way foward no real answers.....just feel in my gut that i gotta prepare myself for the worse......hope you ladies are all ok and you all have a love christmas.
Merry Christmas love wendy,x
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Saturday, December 12th 2009, 11:37am

Hi Wendy,

well its good your lap and dye is over with now hun. At least Dr Jain's getting a 2nd opinion and they'll hopefully be able to work on a solution for you. :angel2:

Dont you worry about having a rant...we all have and deserve to have one now and then! Even though you already have one child, I can understand your need for another. Big hugs to you :hugs:

Im in the 2 week wait at the moment. My temp dipped the other day, but im loaded with a bad cold and was taking meds, but temp went back up, so fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a wonderful christmas xmas40
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Sunday, December 13th 2009, 2:20pm

Hi Wendy,

well its good your lap and dye is over with now hun. At least Dr Jain's getting a 2nd opinion and they'll hopefully be able to work on a solution for you. :angel2:

Dont you worry about having a rant...we all have and deserve to have one now and then! Even though you already have one child, I can understand your need for another. Big hugs to you :hugs:

Im in the 2 week wait at the moment. My temp dipped the other day, but im loaded with a bad cold and was taking meds, but temp went back up, so fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a wonderful christmas xmas40

Dont you worry about having a rant...we all have and deserve to have one now and then! Even though you already have one child, I can understand your need for another. Big hugs to you :hugs:

Im in the 2 week wait at the moment. My temp dipped the other day, but im loaded with a bad cold and was taking meds, but temp went back up, so fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a wonderful christm
Hiya hunni,
thankyou so much for your kind words.x
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and i am wishing you all the luck xfingers for your two week wait.x hope your little miracle happens soon hunni.x jilly

Merry Christmas and Happy New years.x
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Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 10:50am

hi everyone just thought i would pop in to to tell you what happened with gcrm.......we had to have all the tests done again which we had done at monklands......and big shock hubbies sa has come back absolutely fine.......monklands told us our only hope was icsi and they couldnt help us and now 6 months later we are being told we are suitable for all treatments......i feel really angry as we have wasted 6 months trying to work out how we could afford icsi when all along we could have been trying iui at monklands......we have our consultaion on monday so im desperate to find out what they suggest but even though we cant really afford it im going to stick gcrm for my treatment they are all so lovely and helpful where as at monklands i felt they couldnt get rid of us quick enough.......lots of babydust to everyone and hope you all have a lovely xmas.......angela xxx
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Thursday, December 17th 2009, 7:33pm

Re monklands

Hi all im not sure if u found the answers you were looking for, I went for a lap & Dye at Monklands in Feb 09, I was under Dr Conway I had all the tests done and then had a lap & dye after the dreaded test results :bawl: i was then transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for Ivf. I do know that Monkalnds does icsi im not sure about ivf otherwise they wouldnt have referred me to the Royal for my treatment.



Hope that helps you that was wondering



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Monday, December 28th 2009, 7:13am

HI girls,

how is everone doing? hope you all had a lovely Xmas and wishing you all a Very Happy New Year. xxxxx




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Monday, December 28th 2009, 7:35pm

Tired of Waiting!

HI everyone,

Hope everyone is well. I was getting a bit fed up of waiting to hear from Monklands about starting IUI so I called them 10 days ago to investigate! Dr Jain had originally told me 3-4 months back in October but then said we should really look at 4-6 months because of the Xmas hols. The nurse I spoke to on the phone didn't sound like she believed me when I told her Dr Jain said this and she told me its actually 8-9 months!!! So frustrated with them X( . Flower, it looks like you were given the right info at your appointment but lucky you, you must be nearly at the top now :happy: .

So I spoke to DH and we are going to try a couple of cycles of IUI with GCRM. I called them on 17th December and I am going for an initial consultation on 4th January and then consent appointment on 13th so hopefully start at the beginning of next cycle which should be 16th Jan xfingers . They seemed really nice and I was amazed at how quickly you can get started!

Anyway, good luck to all!
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Monday, January 4th 2010, 6:42pm

Hi Hamgirl and Happy New Year to you all.

How did you manage to get your IUI appointment so soon with GCRM? Are you still on the waiting list for Monklands?
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Thursday, January 7th 2010, 9:55pm

:hi: everyone!

Hi Flower, happy new year! I just called GCRM up initially on 16th Dec and Margaret, the receptionist offered me something like the 17th and 23rd January so I said I would check with my husband and call her back in the morning. When I called she said those appointments had gone but soemone had just called in to cancel their appointment on 4th so I grabbed it! :eyebrows:

Anyway when we went to that appointment we met with Professor Nelson who basically said IUI is all very well but the success rates are only 10-15% per cycle and we could also consider IVF which for my age and AMH is about 55%. So we went home and thought about it and then decided to go for the IVF. I get first injection on day 21 of my next cycle which is around 5th Feb! Yes, I am still on waiting list for Monklands for IUI because you don't need to take yourself off if you are going private in the meantime and if the IVF doesn't work (cross that bridge if it appears!) then obviously we'll give the IUI a go. Anyway, you are further up the Monklands waiting list than me so I'm sure you must be nearly there thumbup

Hope everyone on here is well

Hamgirl :xxx:
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Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 10:18am

Hi all i had my follow up appointment yesterday with dr jain. and she has said we will be given 6 chances at IUI not really up on what this entails but we have some info to get thru, 1 thing i did forget to ask was the waiting times :O anyone know how long we will have to wait?
Hows everyone else getting on? i am very nervous and excited all hubby keeps saying i not sure we can cope with twins lol...think hes just scared at whats gonna go on really, so iam trying to get as much info as possible to help settle both our nerves lol.
Hope your all well and gl with the bfps.x xfingers
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Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:49pm

Hi Wendy,

When Dr Jain put me on IUI list back in October it was 8 - 9 months from then so thats maybe a rough guide. Soz, if this is longer than you expected! I'm sure it will fly by though, and at least you'll get to squeeze in a summer hol before treatment! :yes:

Hamgirl :xxx:
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Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:52pm

Hi Wendy,

When Dr Jain put me on IUI list back in October it was 8 - 9 months from then so thats maybe a rough guide. Soz, if this is longer than you expected! I'm sure it will fly by though, and at least you'll get to squeeze in a summer hol before treatment! :yes:

Hamgirl :xxx:

Hi hunni ty very much for the reply, yeah was expecting 6mths plus so not that much longer trying to be postive and pass my driving test and lose some weight in prep for it all lol....
i notiched you are in hamilton i am in blantyre.x
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lap and dye nov 09
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Starting IUI SOON. 9mth Waiting list xfingers

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Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 10:38pm

Hi Wendy,

Ive been on the IUI waiting list since August. I called the clinic last week and nurse Linda told me the list was currently 7 months.

So I should hear something in the next couple of months. Im on CD37 today...my cycles are usually 36 days long, so im soooooo nervous!!

Im praying to God this will be my month. I know I may be jumping the gun as im only 1 day late, but I cant help but get excited!! xfingers

Im in Uddingston, so not far from you both wendy and hamgirl. xxx
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Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 4:48pm

Good Luck Flower




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