PCRM anyone out there?
Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:52 PM
I saw a very good dr. who was a visiting locum to my small town. She suggested PCRM. She knows the doctors and feels confident that it will be an excellent clinic... does anyone know anything about this clinic? I am so curious!!!!
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:16 PM
I also have a consult with Genesis... plus I'm seeing another gynecologist and may get a referral for yet another clinic. I'm finding it very difficult to make a decision regarding clinics. I'm not sure what to base it on. What do stats really represent? My GPs advice was to choose a clinic that has open lines of communication with patients, somewhere comfortable. She said not to focus on stats because they are so easily over-inflated. I really do agree.
So, are you considering PCRM? Are you looking into other clinics?
Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:16 PM
Let me know your impressions of both of them.
Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:21 PM
I'll let you know what I think too! My first appointment is later on this week. Thanks for your quick response...
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:59 PM
And hello allybally... it's good to hear from you! You must be excited. And yes, I have questions! Is this your first IVF or have you been to other clinics? How come you chose PCRM?
Posted 14 October 2006 - 03:47 AM
Posted 14 October 2006 - 10:38 PM
I am glad you have had your consultation and liked the Dr. Let me know what you think of Genesis....
Allybally I am so happy to hear that you have had a postive response with PCRM and have found them to be supportive, you sound like you have had no issues with them. I hope my expereince was a misunderstanding and we can go forward . Are they your first clinic? I am new to the whole concept of IVF and wish you the best of luck in this process.
Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:46 AM
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:30 PM
Thanks alot for the information, I am confident that my decsion ot stay there is the right one..the location is perfect... I am hoping there system gets a little more evolved as time goes on.. for example who do you call to book appointments with? and talk about results with. How are you feeling are the meds gettign to you? Can you tell me a little bit about the process, ie how long does it take and how is the egg retrieval done?
I appreciate your help.
Posted 16 October 2006 - 01:52 AM
Married 7 yrs
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:49 PM
We have had all the bloodwork and prerequisites done,Did you have to pay for your bloodwork? I did but my husband didn't. we still finishing my tests. with some bad news on along the way which was not expected.. . My husband has done his thing for a more specialized sample, I am hoping we could start with the IUI but we will have to see, It seems like every step forward we take two back. Do you have to go in for daily bloodwork and do you do your own injections? I am curious on how they test you for ovualtion or do you test yourself with the sticks?Sorry I am full of questions as this whole process is so new and a bit overwhelming.......
33 married < 1 year......
Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:08 AM
Well, thanks for keeping us posted Ally. What day are you on now? You are on the long protocol right? It looks like I will most likely be doing the long protocol as well. And yes.. how are those needles? I too hate needles.
Rayoflight, is it still up in the air IUI vs. IVF then? It is overwhelming... originally when I started out I was going to try IUIs again but now it's straight to IVF. It took me a couple of months to wrap my mind around that... and so I know how overwhelming this is. IUI to IVF is a massive emotional and physical leap.
As for me, I'm about to start Clomid Challenge Test, have you done this one? Sounds like there are quite a few potential side effects for Clomid.... I think I will post this question around to see how others reacted. The only tests/procedure that I have left are this CCCT and a hysterscopy to remove possible polyp. Lots of fun!!!! I'm hoping that after this I'll be good to go... although apparently it's best to wait a month or more after the hysterscopy. I am impatient by nature so it's difficult... but I am trying my best to relax..........
Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:38 PM
Have you decided what clinic you are going with? What is the Clomid Challenge test? We don't really know our options, I now have to have a Laprascopy this week( I am quite nervous) and then we will see our options... When do you have your hystercopy?
Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:13 AM
Anyhoo off to bed, take care,
Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:25 AM
Thanks for the words of encouragement, I am trying to remain postive however I was postive for my X-ray and thought everything was fine and it was disastirous We did not expect any issues with me. I am now faced with thinking I may wake up tomorrow with no tubes and I am terrified... trying hard to be positive. It sound like you have been through everything and you sound very strong and wise... I know with time I will get there, I also beleive you deal with the cards you are dealt and it will make you stronger... it is just sometimes hard to keep in perspective. I hear it is a little painful with a few days recovery so I will rent movies and rest....
Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:19 AM