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Heartbroken, but I have to stay healthy

It appears that one of the 4 girls that cycled in February (from our close group and friends at IVF Zlin) didn’t get a BFP – meaning her results were negative.  When I read the news today I just felt … Continue reading

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Oh Mom

My mom asked why I didn’t look into someone else carrying the pregnancy since she is worried about the health risks.  She said the first words out of my little brother’s mouth when they talked about it was, “this is … Continue reading

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rates, success, theory, data

Yeah, it can get down right technical and quantitative when calculating your success rate.  (Issue x) y = Rate/(age) π  with(out) ED² While I actually love math, specifically trig, I try not to dwell too deep into success rates.  You … Continue reading

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she said it would always be something

So one of my best friends said, “it will always be something that will make you want to delay this, so just get moving.” Well today Rob had to pay over $2,000 for his truck repairs.  Ugh.  He feels horrible … Continue reading

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forms

On my desk, right next to my lovely Yudu machine that is winking at me to slap some art on it, is a stack of forms that looks eerily similar to the stack when I purchased my house! These all … Continue reading

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overwhelmed

Today has been rather hectic with trying to coordinate not 1 but FIVE doctors so everyone is dialed in. UPDATE: Make that 6 doctors since Rob has his own for SA. the Argentina clinic (Dr. Glujovsky) Reprofit Clinic / Czech … Continue reading

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Argentina – Cha Cha Cha!

All has been quiet here for a few months essentially due to the fact that we got scared, my contract at Microsoft ended and am now on unemployment.  We just couldn’t talk about it anymore.  We had already been through … Continue reading

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we’re outta here!

As not to get down, me, the researcher, headed to the net to find out what alternatives we had and lo and behold!! Women are flocking to other countries for IVF because its a fraction of the cost. http://www.ivfcost.net/ivf-cost/a-comparison-of-the-ivf-cost-worldwide The … Continue reading

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it’s how much!?!?

IVF (In vitro fertilization) in the United States is roughly $30,000 for one cycle.  Meaning you get one chance at that cost.  Then add the cost of buying eggs from a donor and it continues to climb.  My medication, her … Continue reading

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