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Old Mar 15th, 2013, 15:09 PM   11
mcnicks19
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Hi all, just returned from my appt.

Dr Carby is lovely and believes that I am suitable to take part in the trial. I'm so happy!

I arrived at 12.30 but Dr Carby was running a little behind so saw her at 1. We had a 30 minute chat about my fertility problems and medical history. I then had a ultrasound scan to check my ovaries and a blood test to check amh. As long as my amh level is ok I can start next cycle! Should have my blood test result back by next Wednesday. I have to email Ali for this next week. If its ok I have to book in to see the coordination nurse and also meet with Ali to complete ppw and have some further tests. Also my dh will need to do a semen sample next visit.

Dr Carby didn't run through the ivf process with me as she said the nurse will do this on the coordination visit. It all went really well apart from the car journey! 4 hours to get there and 5 and half hours home - traffic was a nightmare! I will be asking Ali about travel and accommodation funding next week. Does anyone know anymore about this?

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Old Mar 16th, 2013, 04:24 AM   12
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Hi ladies,

Can I join you? I'm also on the Kisspeptin trial at Hammersmith. I've just received my drugs and am due to start stimms sometime next week when AF turns up!

About me: i'm 32, one previous ICSI at hammersmith last year - BFN. I was on the long protocol and to be honest I don't think it agreed with me... I hated the down-regulation as had lots of side effects - so am hoping this go will be much better!
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We have a number of issues - I have endo and a history of ectopics (1 tube removed and had another ectopic just before christmas last year). My other half has a low count on last test last year but has been "airing his bits" since then and so I suspect it has gone up (also a natural BFP before christmas suggests that somethings working!

Hope there are plenty more successes from this trial!

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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 14:58 PM   13
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Mcnicks that's great news
Good luck with your results and SA
FC that all goes OK and your are starting before you know it

Blimey that's a long journey!!! We have a 2 hr drive but it took nearly 3 this morning!!

When you have the trigger shot you need to stay in a hotel for 2 nights as you need to have blood taken 12 hours after and then the EC.
The study will reimburse you for your hospital stay and travel expenses for that part. Not sure about the rest - Ali didn't mention it

I had another scan today and need another tomorrow and possibly trigger and EC thursday

Scary stuff!! I have 2 mature follies and about another 8 that just need to grow a lil bit more

Hi Spacebunny - hope AF rears her ugly face soon



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2013, 15:11 PM   14
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Welcome new people! And Hi Babybel

mcnicks; I've pretty much heard the same as babybel that they remburse you for the overnight stay (although I only thought it was one night! )

spacebunny; best of luck! You must be so excited

Gosh, that's a lot of travelling babybel! If you needed a scan today and tomorrow, how come you didn't stay around london, or too expensive? I think I'll probably end up staying the night if that's the case, I've been to London quite a few times for job interviews and tend to stay just outside of the M25 as it's a lot cheaper

How exciting though, I really hope it goes okay and you get your BFP soon!

Only 4 more days to my first appointment



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 05:27 AM   15
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Hi Ladies,

I have just had an email back from Ali and I am really hoping that I can take part. I am just hoping that my FSH and AMH hasn't changed that much since last year. It was 14.8. I really want to start this.\

Does anyone know if there have been any births yet using this?

Good luck to you all.




 
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 05:56 AM   16
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Welcome Cass
I believe the study has only been going since December so no births yet. But I'm pretty sure it's written on here that out of 9 women who have taken part 4 got their BFPs (unfortunately one ended in MC) and one must be about 17/18 weeks along now and the other two around 13 weeks



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 06:14 AM   17
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That is really exciting. I have just got my first appointment for the 5th of April.

I really hope it all goes well and I can start. I have not done any IVF before so I am a little nervous. Hopefully it will all go well.

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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 06:47 AM   18
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I hav just spoke with them and they have an appointment for me this Friday. So excited



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 06:52 AM   19
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Ahh amazing Cass, what time? I'm also going this Friday at 11am
Do you live far from London at all?



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 07:28 AM   20
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O wow I will be there at 12.30. I live about an hour away. I am nervous as my partner can not make this appointment. They did say that he is not needed at this stage though. I am very excited and hope that all goes well.

How far do you live from there?




 
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