OFC has a separate list for funding from the general "waiting to cycle" list. We are starting our new cycle in mid-Nov so we were up to recently on the list with the scheduling nurse, but we asked to be put on the waiting list for funding as well in case this cycle doesn't work out. The clinics don't have full clarity yet as to the logistics of the funding. The government announced that up to 4000 cycles would be funded per year, but since there are many, many more IVF patients than that (I think OFC alone has 800, and there are 20ish clinics in the GTA) it's not clear if there will be a quota per clinic and how it will all work out - do you pay up front and are reimbursed later? will the clinics have a certain number of funded spots per month? etc..
The schedule was not busy at all for November (since a lot of people are waiting for the funding to kick in) so we didn't have to wait for spots to free up, but starting in December they expect things to be a bit crazy. For us time is of the essence and we didn't want to wait months for the backlog of patients to be processed. But I think if they offered you a spot in November but you wanted to wait for the funding to start, you would have the option to defer until later.
Me - 40, DH - 44, DD - 2
Male factor and DOR. RE will have us do IVF/ICSI
May 2015 - Consent signed! Now waiting on DH's sample to be shipped from abroad
15 July - The swimmers have arrived! We are scheduled to start our first cycle in late Aug
IVF/ICSI #1: September 2015, Patch protocol (Estradot Patches, 400 Gonal-F, 150 Luveris, 0.5 Decadron, Cetrotide)
Estradot Patches 13-17 Aug
CD1 17 Aug. We start stimming on 18 Aug!
Stims 18-28 Aug, trigger on 29 Aug
ER 31 Aug: 12 eggs retrieved.
Fertilisation report 01 Sep: 7 eggs fertilised!
ET 5 Sep: 2x 5 day blasts transferred, none made it to freeze. Beta on 17 Sep!
IVF/ICSI #2: December 2015, Microdose Flare protocol (20units Lupron twice a day, 450 Gonal-F)
CD1 25 Oct. BCP 26 Oct-15 Nov
Start Lupron 18 Nov
Stims 20 Nov-01 Dec, trigger on 02 Dec
ER 04 Dec: 8 eggs retrieved.
Fertilisation report 05 Dec: No egg fertilised. Total fertilisation failure is rare with ICSI, not sure what to think...
06 Jan 2016: signed OHIP consent for funded cycle. AF finally arrived on 23 Jan.
IVF/ICSI #3: March 2016, back to the Patch Protocol (Estradot Patches, 400 Gonal-F, 150 Luveris, 0.5 Decadron, Cetrotide).
Estradot Patches 23-27 Feb
Stims 29 Feb-11 Mar, trigger on 12 Mar
ER 14 Mar: 7 eggs retrieved (all mature).
Fertilisation report 15 Mar: 4 eggs fertilised
ET 17 Mar: 2x 3 day embryos transferred (one 8 cell grade 3, one 6 cell grade 3), none made it to freeze. Beta on 31 Mar!