Well, next Saturday is when we will go and talk to our Dr. about IVF. I feel that if he recommends it, it is the right decision for us. The chances cannot be any higher than they are with this process and I feel that while we are here we ought to take advantage of the relatively low price tag, my OK age and good health.
It’s cheaper here (less than 1/3 of UK cost) – and given the complexity and amazingness of what they are actually doing, we don’t begrudge the high cost.
The chances of success in women over 40 is about 40%. With someone of my age with my egg quality doc says the success rate would be considerably higher.
We are leaving this county in a year and a half. That’s not much time.
It’s still EXPENSIVE.
If it doesn’t work we are out of options (but I think mum and dad would lend us money for a second cycle).
I would potentially have to take a day off work for egg extraction, and I don’t want to tell them about my fertility treatment.
We have bought some new reading material (see below!) and I’ll let you know what I think of the titles.
On the positive side, I have been enjoying my daily coffee, not taking my daily temps, the odd cocktail and not popping hormone pills that make me crazy. Doing the drugs month after month for IUI can’t be good.
Good luck everyone!