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IVF Follow Up

Updated on August 22, 2011

The One That Got Away

Just thought I would do a follow up to my very first Hub, we decided in February of this year to defrost our 1 frozen embryo, as we thought we where ready to become parents if it worked.

As we only had 1 embryo, we decided not to tell our families to avoid added pressures, it was a very nervous few weeks getting prepared for the big day, even more nervous on the day it was defrosted, normally they can tell within 24 hours, but they decided to give it 48 hours just to see if it was ok after the defrosting procedure.

Unfortunately it didn't work out as we hoped and my partner got a phone call to say it hadn't worked, to say she was distraught would be an understatement, and I wasn't exactly feeling wonderful myself, it has got to be one of the worst moments of my life, but is was nothing compared to how my partner was feeling.

So now we have to try and find the money for egg donation, the small matter of between £5,000 - £8,000, and since there is no funding on the NHS for this, it is not exactly easy to find.

So we are faced with the prospect of having to wait a few years to see if we can find the money to do this, if not, we will have to try adoption, although if we can find the £8,000, it does include a trip to Cyprus, so every cloud has a silver lining!

So that's it for now, without the money we are stuck, unless we win the lottery or someone leaves us some money in their will, but at lease we have each other.

So I hope anyone reading this, who might be in a similar position either at the start or the end of the process, may find some comfort, that no matter what, as long as you have each other, you can face anything, and never give up, there is always hope for the future.

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