I will be 48 in March so my clock is ticking fast and my partner and I finally decided after a year of trying the old fashioned way that we would go the donor egg route, partly due to the fact that the Fertility clinic refused us with my own eggs due to age. I have found that the whole process feels like a lot of hurry up and wait. I am hoping to find some members that have gone through this process and can tell me if what is happening now is normal. I find it strange that I have already gotten to the point of having a committed donor (through Egghelpers in Parksville, BC) and already submitted a match sheet to Victoria Fertility Clinic (in Victoria, BC). Now they are telling me to go and have a mammogram. Why did they not mention this before? And nobody seems to be making a lot of effort to inform me along the way. I have had to bother them to get information. When I have had doctor appointments (twice) I have found that the doctor did not offer much information. Is it because I am an older woman? Is this the norm for everybody? And I don't have an appointment for whatever comes next, and I know it took ages and ages to get in the two times I have been there. If it wasn't for cancellations, I would still be waiting.....should I have one? I am guessing I am not the only one that has found this process stressful.......it would be nice to have someone to share with. I have a 20-year-old daughter and I am so looking forward to being pregnant again!
Thanks for reading everyone! Hope to chat with some of you along the way!
Wishing you the best and success as you move along your journey!