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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 1:38pm

NHS FET at RFC

Hi guys, I've some questions for anyone recently gone through an FET cycle at RFC. Is there anyone online can help?

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 1:49pm

I had a FET back in November if that’s any use?

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 3:52pm

I'm basically just wondering do they weigh at PTC? There's no screening this time and thats when it was done on the fresh cycle. My bmi is 34.5 and continually dropping but I'm afraid in case the scales weigh heavy. I'm absolutely worried sick. I gained weight with my fresh cycle and am only just managing to lose it now. Appointment is tomorrow. I should have a fair bit off come transfer as my heads in the game and I'm doing well. Just hoping I get through tomorrow. It's so so difficult.

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 5:33pm

I havent had a fet with rfc.ive had one with gcrm and the never weighed me.but realy chick if your appointment is in the morning theirs not a lot you can do only just go for it and see.fingers crossed for you i do hope it will all be strait faward for you and to be fair i think with all the meds we all gain a few pounds in between its to be expected.

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 5:43pm

I wasn’t weighed at my appt and I had 2 years between fresh and frozen cycles, if you are worried ask the nurse for advice. You can defer I think for upto 3 months. Good luck.

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 5:48pm

I've had a private and NHS fet at the rfc and wasn't weighed for either. Don't worry and best of luck x
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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 6:15pm

I'm not fussed on deferring we may as well go ahead and see what they say. I know there's not a lot I can do about it now but I wanted to be prepared for their scales weighing heavy and being discharged. I just wondered how the PTC goes for FET as there's no screening appointment. It's been a huge decision to go ahead and not defer.

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 6:40pm

Do they discharge you if your BMI is high? From memory you will have a couple of months between that appt and getting your treatment schedule and if needs be, which I did, you can choose a later appt to give you a bit of extra time before down regging.

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 8:16pm

Hi Anniebell,

Well done for getting 'your head back in the game'. It's not easy.

I have had FET twice, nhs and private, and Weight was not mentioned. The nurse just goes through the medication again, pick up from pharmacy and works out a schedule. Or in some cases you have to ring in for it if you are past day 21.

Try and not worry, I know it is hard. All the hard work has been done- your embryo is waiting for you.

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 10:24pm

Gracie yeah they discharge you as NHS guidelines say you must be below 35. This is my pre treatment appointment so I don't think I'll have a few months. I think if I get by I'll be picking up my medication tomorrow to start on day 21 which is 2 weeks away. The next 6 weeks aren't bugging me as I know I'll have more weight off between now and transfer. I am determined to give me, hubby and frostie the best chance possible. I eat well and healthy all the time but the meds made me gain weight and to be fair I done a fair bit of comfort eating around the failed cycle. I have essentially cleaned up my act. It certainly wasn't easy. I took my fresh cycle fail very hard. The fact it ended on my birthday and then my sister in law announced her pregnancy within days of that and lots of other stuff I am amazed I have even got here!!

I am absolutely terrified of going through this journey again as I found the fail so so hard to get through and due to the pregnancy in the family am continuing to find it hard. We had considered deferring as if this fails we then have that birth to get through whereas if we deferred she would probably have the baby by the time we would be called again therefore we would still have hope. It was a huge decision to decide to go ahead and now that we made the decision I really want to go ahead. I feel fit and healthy, I'm eating all the right foods and I'm having weekly acupuncture. l feel the time might be right but it's incredibly worrying. We have one frozen, will it thaw? What can I do better this time? Constantly trying to destress while keeping upbeat and trying not to worry myself sick about the next few weeks and those questions isn't easy. We have told no one this time and I'm finding that difficult as well. I've no one to talk it out with, yeah hubby is there but I don't want him to think I'm a stuck record!!!

I'm rambling but hey ho it's out there now and I relaxed a little while typing haha!!

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 10:47pm

Annie that sounds so difficult but you have done an amazing job losing weight and putting yourself back out there for treatment. In terms of stress my first cycle was back in July 2015, my dad, who suffers from bipolar, was so manic two days after my retrieval he was escorted to hospital by the police. My stress levels were through the roof, I was so convinced it wouldn’t work but my 2 year old miracle is upstairs sleeping soundly. This time round my mum, who was diagnosed with dementia when my DD was 8 months old, moved into a home while my dad was once again manic and has only just been discharged to the same home as my mum after 4 months in hospital - my frozen cycle started in November and I am now 35 weeks with a singleton. Both times I was convinced the stress I was under would impact my chances.

It’s really hard to focus on anything in your 2ww but go out on dates with your husband, take nice walks, relax, lots of box sets, this time round I had reflexology which helped me sleep and relax a bit. I had confided in only 2 friends this time round as the pressure of constant questioning is too much and they knew to not ask me unless I volunteered information, it also helped that one of them has walked the road of infertility and ICSI herself with success!

In terms of thaw survival I was petrified ours would perish; I had 3 blasts, one is my daughter and the other two were frozen. The nurse at my pre treatment appt reassured me that they don’t freeze anything that doesn’t have a strong chance of thawing. And the vitrification technique is so much more advanced than the previous freezing technique. A lot of research has been done and they think frozen transfers seem to yield better results than fresh.

I really hope you all get your much longed for babies. It is a hard and isolated road to walk when you’re surrounded by constant reminders of baby’s and expectant mothers everywhere. I obsessively googled every symptom and every rate of success I could find during this 2ww, and drove my husband crazy. Praying for you all xx

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Sunday, June 24th 2018, 11:13pm

What a brilliant and uplifting message to read. Thank you for sharing your story. I plan to be very good to myself and my husband over the next few weeks. Us time! I'll update you. Fingers crossed I get by the scales tomorrow. I have lost inches but unfortunately I need to see it in numbers!!!

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Monday, June 25th 2018, 6:40am

Anniebell Hope all goes well for you this morning.

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Monday, June 25th 2018, 5:34pm

Anniebell sending you the biggest hug for the coming weeks, you can do this :thumbup:

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Monday, June 25th 2018, 8:31pm

Thanks girls, all went well. No scales!! Start spray Friday.

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Monday, June 25th 2018, 8:33pm

That's good Annie! Something less to worry about now. Fingers crossed all goes well for you this time x

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Monday, June 25th 2018, 9:08pm

Hey Anniebell I had fet in nov 17 unfortunately I had miscarrige but when I had my review appt in March and they weighed and done my bloods etc at it don’t stress out too much about your weight tho they are lovely you don’t need that added stress when is your appt, x




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