Monday, September 24, 2007

Donor Eggs?

I went for my blood test this morning and then had a brief chat with the PA about donor eggs - how hard was it to find a donor, etc. She said that it was easy to get an egg donor - that they have 8 or so on file that I could chose from. If I didn't like any of those eight, I could use an agency ( I almost wrote eggency!) to find some one that met my requirements.

The most important thing that she said was that there is a 70 - 80% success rate with donor eggs - even at my age! This was music to my ears. This sounds interesting! I know it costs significantly more to use a donor egg but the odds are so much better that I think it is a better financial investment.

I am really excited and have a new hope for the possibility of having a child.

I never thought I would get to this point but here I am - seriously considering it.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what we are willing to consider the further along we get in this IF crap? I'm with you, if we could afford it I'd be trying anything out there that I thought would give me a chance.

I'm glad that this newest step is giving you hope again!

Chris said...

Wow, what a lot to think about. To be honest, I've been thinking too, and it is scary. However, I believe that eventually your heart will tell you what to do, and you have to go with it. Good luck!