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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 16:27 PM   1
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IVF/ICSI @ Liverpool Womens Hospital


Hello

Just wondered if anybody has or is starting their IVF/ICSI at Liverpool womens hospital?

I am starting my 1st cycle this month and very nervous.....
Be good to hear others experiences of the hospital/the care and the staff lol

Oh me and my partner are having ICSI,because his sperm is not great and I suffer with PCOS.

We have no living children with us but have our 3 Angels in Heaven...we very recently lost our daughter Lillie to a rare genetic syndrome and she was still born in OCT 09....Things are still very raw for us and we are still stunned that we have to have this kind of fertility treatment to be able to concieve again....

Not looking forward to the injections and the side effects at all

Anyway I am ramberling now lol

Hope everyone is well

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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 18:41 PM   2
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Hi Nat.
Firstly, i am so very sorry for your losses.
I can not comment on the women's much, but i do know one of the consultants who is called mr Ellard and he is such a lovely man. The staff there are great and they have a good name. Me and dh have no children. I had a ectopic in Jan and another one 2 days ago so now i have no tubes and IVF is our only chance of becoming parents.
I am still raw but when i have healed and lost more weight, we are going to get our names on the list. How long did u have to wait? i would love to know how u get on.
I too am scared at the thought of all the meds and invasive treatment, but this is the only chance we will ever have at having our own biological child so we have to try.
We are hoping to try a cycle next spring/summer as i have been through so much the past 6mths, i need to get myself together again and accept what has happened to me.
You are not alone. I am not on the boards much as im too depressed at the moment but PM me anytime and i wish u the best of luck xxx



 
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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 19:54 PM   3
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hello ladies

so sorry for you losses xxxxxx

im at the women's hospital. my consultant is Dr Lewis-Jones he is lovely. he was able to answer all the questions my husband and i had. i found all the staff very helpful. We also had to have ICSI because we have to use donor sperm which was a little hard on hubby when we first found out.

MY TREATMENTS SO FAR
i had ICSI may/June 09 bfn
frozen embryo transfer sept 09 bfp but had early miscarrige
frozen embryo transfer july 10 i test on friday to see if it has worked but if not i hope to start a fresh cycle in a few months time.

i didnt have many side effects off the drugs but every1 is different. when down regging i just had hot flushes and headaches then when i started the stimming i got bloating and ovary discomfort but nothing painful. i was a little sore after EC but painkillers did ease it and didnt feel a thing with the transfer even though i was still sore from egg collection.

i do have to say the only complaint is there phones. a few times (not every time) ive been trying to get in touch with someone for over half an hour with no luck but you do get someone in the end. so if you have that problem please keep trying

if you have any other question please ask i will answer them if i can



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 05:54 AM   4
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Thank you Anita.
Please keep us updated with how its goes. I will have TONS of questions in a few mths time! lol. How long did u wait on the list to get treatment? xxx



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 06:53 AM   5
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i was on the waiting list for 2 years. we had totally forgot till we had a letter through the door for the information evening



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 11:07 AM   6
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Hello Lovely ladys and thanks for your replys

African Queen......I am sorry about your losses hun,it must be very difficult for you at the moment and in the future hun,keep trying hun and you ll have your baby in your arms.....thats what I keep telling myself after my losses.
I know all about the weightloss for treatment,I have always been overweight until I knew loosing weight was a must if I wanted treatment ...... its funny I always wanted to be thin and now I am fairly thin it just dosent matter to me as long as treatment goes well. This was a huge incentive though.....
Spring/Summer I will be having my fingers and toes crossed for you hun. Like you I dont seem to be on here a great deal as I am still quite down but hopefully icsi will help lift my mood or not!
I will PM you soon just to see how things are hun
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Nat x

Wrightwales........wow you have already been through quite a bit hun,so sorry to hear about your loss hun. I have seen a Mr Kingsland who was nice but very thorough.We saw a nurse who was in a foul mood after a long journey into work,everything was very rush rush.......Its literally taken 6 weeks from them recieving my referal letter from my local hospital. I am gob smacked how quick its all gone,thats shocking you had to wait as long as you did...........do you know why that was?
I am going in next week to pick meds up and for the nurse to show OH how to inject me,did you inject your self?
I am starting down reg on 1st August,very nervous as I will be on my holidays in Greece when I start....i just hope i dont have any side effects whilst over there.
How long did they keep you on the Brusilin? I have got my fingers and toes crossed for Friday hun,hope all goes well


Keep me updated as I would love to know how you are both getting on
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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 11:25 AM   7
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hiya girls how are you all just want to say good luck to you all and i am under mr kings-land he is a great man and lovely to speak to if i don't get Cort this month i will be going back to see him to see what is next he has already sejested ivf but i want to try iui 1st xxxxxx



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 11:26 AM   8
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I'm only under going tests atm but my OH's FS is Lewis-Jones and he's really nice

I can't remember what mine is called, he's Eygptian and I don't really like him. . .
I can't really understand him and I just didn't feel comfortable with him.

Good Luck with everything hun

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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 13:18 PM   9
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not sure why it was so long never really thought to ask but once we had the letter everything happened quite quick apart from me being ill for 3 months which put us back a bit but cant do much about that.

yes i did inject myself. hubby has a needle phobia so no chance of him doing it he would of had his eyes closed or be flat out on the floor lol

i was on buserelin for 31 day and and on day 19 i started on menopur for the last 12 days. i got 23 eggs only 14 were mature but got 11 embryos. in total ive had 6 transfered and the rest didnt make it



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2010, 13:33 PM   10
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Best of luck for testing Wrighty! pray it has worked for u x

Nat- Keep in touch and let me know how u get on, wishing u all the best x

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