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Deborah - Congrats. I am so glad it is looking better!
AFM - I am going to take a break from TTC and IF. Maybe permenently, or maybe just to decide what to do next (donor eggs, donor embryos, adoption). If anybody wants to keep up with me via FB, PM me your name on FB and I will add you. I am sure I will pop in here (or especially the grads thread) once in a while just to see how you are all doing. I just need to move on right now. Five years of TTC, and 4 years of IF treatments is enough, and it is time for me to move on. The bright side of this all is that at least I have DS, which I am of course very thankful for. I have learned a lot from IF and maybe the struggle was what all of this was supposed to be for. I have been really thankful to have you all in my life, and you have made this struggle so much more bearable.
rcr - So sorry that this IVF cycle didn't work out for you. I hope you can find some peace in taking a break from TTC for now (or forever, if that's the right thing for you). I know just the part of your journey I've been here for has been very long. Wishing you peace and healing.
Congrats Deborah, what a wonderful way to start the holidays.
RCR-best of luck to you in the future. I know you will find the right solution for your family as you give yourself time to heal from the stress of IF.
toothfairy2be, I hope some more follicles pop out in time.
I am in for "experiences of others" boat too. I called to make an IVF appointment today to figure out when and how to do the procedures and in order to make an appointment I have to pay a "case management fee" of $1007. Did others have similar fees added to their IVF treatments? It isn't covered by insurance at all - basically I think it pays for all the phone calls back and forth and office work that must be done to for me during IVF. Just such a huge chunk all at once. Is this amount "normal"?
Lilac- That's really expensive. Our consultation fee is $200 on mine. There is a coordination of care fee that is around $937 I think. Toothfairy- i had 11 follicles a couple of days before retrieval and they ended up retrieving 15. So, I would say it's very common.