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Old May 4th, 2012, 11:08 AM   21
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Im sorry because I dont understand the process of getting donor eggs, but does AMH really matter that much if your not using your own eggs??? Why is it so important to have those results before you prepare for a donor egg?



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Old May 4th, 2012, 16:53 PM   22
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Im sorry because I dont understand the process of getting donor eggs, but does AMH really matter that much if your not using your own eggs??? Why is it so important to have those results before you prepare for a donor egg?
Hi PositiveUs

Our AMH levels are important because we are donating eggs to women who cant produce their own so we have to produce enough eggs to share them 50/50 with someone else. (Minimum of 4 eggs each so we have to produce 8 to stay on an egg share scheme).

I have not researched what the woman receiving our eggs goes through so I dont know if her AMH level is important to.




 
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Old May 4th, 2012, 17:05 PM   23
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Hi g3mz and bumski,

Sorry taken me so long to come on and let you know what happened. Been hectic at work for the last week.

Thank you for thinking of me I rang on Weds May 2nd and was told that some of my results are back but not all (still waiting for the carrier part) so I asked if I should ring back next Weds as that would then be 4 weeks since the blood test. They said they would ring me sometime in the next 3 weeks It sounded a little like they may have found a match as she specifically said "Once your results are back we will contact the recipient." That gave me the impression they have someone in mind as she didn't say 'we will find a recipient' so I am hoping to have a call around end of next week. Felt a little low straight after the call as I was hoping for more news but instead I was told "wait to hear form us for another 3 weeks, if you hear nothing then ring us." So felt like I am still just waiting......waiting waiting waiting and waiting some more!

Not sure how I would handle it if I was the recipient instead, waiting on a list for 12 months and hoping a match is found to donate eggs to me. Not even going to imagine it! Just think instead that in the next week a woman will get the call she has been waiting a long time for


How are things with both of you?





 
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:34 PM   24
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Hi ladies, hope you don't mind me joining. I will be egg sharing for the third time beginning of June! Just started bcp, I haven't got a recipient yet though which is annoying! Anyhow, any questions on it I might be able to help! X



 
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:47 AM   25
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Hi schoolteacher

You're very welcome to join us.

Sorry to hear your first 2 cycles were unsuccessful. Wishing you all the best for June.

One question (for now), you said you have started bcp. I am only guessing but is that the 'birth control pill'? I am hoping to start soon, just waiting to hear from my clinic that carrier part of my bloods is back for cystic fibrosis and then they will ring me when they have a recipient. Hoping to have a call around end of next week. Do you have any idea when you'll hear about a recipient?....That's made another question come to mind. How long do you have to take bcp? Is it a set time or does it depend how your cycle relates to the recipient? I have asked my clinic but they won't commit themselves to telling me any dates or times. Guessing this means it varies a lot.




 
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Old May 7th, 2012, 09:29 AM   26
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Hi try and wish! Yeah im taking birth control pill, in my first and second cycle I only had to take it for 2-3 weeks (the minimum is 2) then came off, had AF and started stimming. The reason for taking it is so they can control when they want you to have AF-very handy for me as I have irregular cyles!
Not sure how long I'm going to be on it for this time as they told me to start taking it even though haven't found recipient yet. The last 2 times I didn't start taking it until a recipient had been found!
In the first cycle they found me a recipient about 2-3 weeks after all my tests came back, so fairly quick! then got started the following month.
I don't have to have the tests again so just waiting for recipient then signing paperwork, then AF whenever they tell me to stop pill! Hoping it will still be start of June, in which case they need to ring me pretty soon with a recipient!
Hope you get some good news soon too! x



 
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Old May 7th, 2012, 17:21 PM   27
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Do you have to start bcp any cycle day in particular or does it not matter? What cycle day did you start your stimming? x




 
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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:03 AM   28
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Hi ladies sorry to jump in on thread - was looking for a thread for egg sharing and came across this one, I am currently going through egg sharing schem with the LWC in Darlington have had all revelant bloods been on the the pill and been currently injection (superfact)for past weeks got first scan tomorrow to see if all ok then will start with Gonal F hoping to do Ec end of the month I think we are all roughly at the same stage, hope you don't mind if I join in nice to go through this with some one and especially some one who is with the LWC, I so ar have found the LWC in Darlington fantastic saff are wonderfull ad everything as seemed to go s quick and that is coming frm me a VERY impatient person, hope to hear from you soon and good luck to everyone one finger crossed for us all hopefully n few weeks will see BFP on here



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Old May 13th, 2012, 07:15 AM   29
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hi ladies
how is everyone doing?
im still waiting on the carrier results it feels like iv been waiting forever but in fact its only been 6 weeks since our first consultation so really thinks are moving pretty quickly!!
hi tigerfan i have also found the lwc to be great!! after our consultation i started looking at ivf forums and came across one that was really negative about the support they give you and i was gutted when i read it but i suppose everyone has different opinions and luckily we have got along great with all the staff!! when we had our last bloods my husband spent ages talking about formula1 to the nurse i didnt have a clue as i dont watch it myself lol! im just eager to get the ball rolling now, dont want to annoy them to much as i know the clinic is very busy but i will ring at the end of this week to see how things are going.
have you had your carrier results yet tryandwish?
hope you have a recipient soon schoolteacher!!
goodluck with your scan 2moro tigerfan let us know how it goes



 
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Old May 17th, 2012, 17:37 PM   30
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Hi Tigerfan - your a little ahead of us as we haven't started any injections yet but that means we can ask you about what to expect How long were you on the pill?

Hi g3mz - I called them 3 weeks after the bloods were taken and carrier part wasn't back yet but they said they would call me in next 3 weeks. May 9th was 4 weeks since the blood test and I heard nothing so assumed the bloods were all good. Then just waited patiently taking each day as it came waiting for the call (taking a deep breath every time the phone rang!) and while I was at work on Tues 15th (luckily manager had a day off so I had my mobile in my pocket on vibrate) and talking to my colleges I felt my phone vibrate, looked at it and shouted mid sentence "Oh my god it's the clinic!!". It was Anne calling to say my bloods were all fine and to double check my height, hair colour, eye colour, occupation, hobbies and interests. She actually said "well done" for having blue eyes. Apparently a specific couple they had in mind both have blue eyes so they need a blue eyed donor. Does anyone know how it works with contacting a donor? Anne said they are writing to the couple. Is that because they send the couple a sort of profile of the donor or do they need their response in writing? Guessing there must be a reason for using the post but its so much slower than the phone! I'm just being impatient and don't know when I might hear from them again. Just waiting waiting waiting How long until your 4 weeks are up g3mz?




 
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