I'm 45, and have been working with this practice for 20 months (and this particular doctor for approximately one year). I'm single, and am TTC'ing with donor sperm. I walked into the RE's office at age 43 with no TTC history whatsoever, and got the "bad news." Boy, was I naive! As many people as I knew who had struggled with infertility, I never thought it would apply to me. And since I look young for my age, I figured my insides were aging as slowly as my outsides (and I may ultimately be right about that, but nevertheless, it's still been a long process, with some harrowing experiences along the way). Unfortunately, my first doctor wasted six months of my limited reproductive life on IUI's, without even checking first to see if my tubes were in good shape...when I finally had the HSG a year ago, guess what? Both tubes were blocked. (Aaarrrgghhhh) Then I had to fight with my insurance company to give me the same IVF benefits as a single woman that they give to married women who can use "a spouse's sperm"-- that was the phrase they used to discriminate against anyone using donor sperm (!). Then, before I won that battle, I had surgery to unblock my fallopian tubes (this past February), and had major unexpected complications. I had a nicked bowel, got peritonitis, and spent eleven days in the hospital recovering from major abdominal surgery. I'm glad I got out of that one alive. So, onward and upward; I'm now into my third IVF attempt. I'm a good responder to stims and I have low FSH, so I'm hoping "third times the charm."
How are you?