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Also trying to work up courage to call Dr. C.heck

September 19 2012 at 8:30 PM
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I had a consultation with him over a year ago and now I need to ask for a callback. Will this be okay? I have been scared to call and putting it off. Meanwhile I am not on p-support or doing any of the things I know he will prescribe. As of now I have only paid for the initial consult from over a year ago so this makes me nervous to call. Thx.

 
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Kiwichick
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Well, what's the worst that could happen?

September 19 2012, 8:39 PM 

They might say look, you'll need to pay another consult fee, hopefully a smaller one. This isn't peanuts but it is compared with (a) a monitored cycle, (b) IUI or IVF, not to mention (c) the cost of the baby gear you are going to have to buy once you get close to term. wink.gif

I did a consult with Check and it was life-changing. Do it!!

Kiwichick

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Kiwichick (old-timer and board grad)

ttc#1 2+ yrs (starting at age 36), FSH 19.6 dx at age 38.5, DD#1 conceived via IUI/Clomid at 38.7

ttc#2 2.4 years (starting at age 39.11);
FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06), 16.4 (4/06), 9.0 (7/06), 12.1 (10/06), 9.0 (4/07 w/E2V), 8.1 (5/07 w/E2V)
Two failed IUIs (Clomid)
IVF#1 (MDL, 300 Gonal F) cancelled, no response (July 2005, age 40.4)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005, age 40.5)
IVF#2 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F, ICSI) - 4 follies, 2 eggs, 2 embies, BFN (Nov 2005, age 40.8)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006, age 40.10)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006, age nearly 41)
IVF#3 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 6 eggs, 4 embies, 3 t/f, low level chemical pg/BFN (May 2006, age 41.2)
IVF#4 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, ICSI) - 6 follies, 3 eggs, 3 embies, BFN (Aug 2006, age 41.5)
IVF#5 (antagonist, 450 Gonal F + 75 Luveris) - cancelled, one follie (Nov 2006, age 41.8)
Natural BFP in Feb 2007; m/c @ 7wks (age 41.11)
IVF#6 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, frozen sperm, no ICSI) - 2 follies, 2 eggs, 1 embie, BFN (Apr 2007, age 42.1)
IVF#7 (low stim antagonist, 150 Gonal F + 75 Luveris, with Dex, ICSI, June 2008, age 42.3) - 4 follies, 4 eggs, 4 embies t/f, BFP! happy.gif Twin girls born by C-section at 37w1d, 2/12/08 (age 42.11)
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, baby aspirin, 5mg folic acid. DH did acu, herbs, vitamins (under duress).

Protocol info:http://www.network54.com/Forum/264844/message/1184096897/

Embie pics and my full story are up at:
http://infertilityinfo.co.nz/elizabeths-story/

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http://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Fertility-Treatment-Maze-ebook/dp/B0090JL7DQ/

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Thank you Kiwiwchick!!!

September 19 2012, 10:12 PM 

Lol, I've just turned into a nervous wreck and everything is stressing me out. I will call them in the morning! I would be glad to pay, what I was afraid of is coming across like I'm asking for too much after just one consult.

I got your book on my kindle and can't wait to read it, thanks so much for putting it out there and so good to see you on this board!!!!

 
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