Describe your experience with Kansas University Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
KU med is a very professional and clean clinic. It is ran well and with very friendly staff. Any questions you had were answered and never made you feel silly for anything. The only thing I can say is that getting a hold of the clinic over the phone can sometimes be a hassle. Once you are in the process tho, you are given an email to your nurse and can hear back and get responses pretty quickly. I would reccoment this clinic if you are in the area, for sure.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
DR Milroy was very professional and compassionate, she never seemed to rush during her appointments and did take the time to explain the process before we got started. The staff were also very friendly and always seemed invested in us personally each visit, inquiring about how we were doing and all.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Jen and the whole nursing staff were great!
Jen was very compassionate and seemed so invested in our journey. She made us feel loved and cared for during the course of our treatments. Even through the set backs she was able to show she cared and sympathized for us. She was thorough in her teaching and explaining the process to us and elimating our fears. She celebrated our success as if she was as happy as we were and just overall was outstanding and met our expectations for a our nurse coordinator.
How was your experience with Colleen Milroy?
DR Milroy was very sweet and compassionate towards our situation. She had high hopes for us having success and a fast process. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and I think that threw her off a bit, given my age and no fertility issues (that have been diagnosed by labs or other sources) since we have male factor infertility we were expecting such set backs with me not responding to the stimulation meds. I think overall we achieved what we intended with Dr Milroy, which was a successful cycle and pregnancy which lead to having our daughter but I do feel like things could have been prevented / a better outcome had she and the coordinator made adjustments appropriately/timely in order to prevent my cycles being cancelled twice. I think being more aggressive with the meds once the issue had arose and not being timid about it would have possibly prevented this from happening. Once the first cycle was cancelled I feel like there could have been more drastic change in protocol for the next but rather it was only very minor and again timid throughout which lead to a second cancelled cycle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Colleen Milroy?
My advice for anyone going through treatment is, be your own advocate! Stand up for yourself make sure you and your Dr are on the same page with your treatment. Ultimately it is you putting all your hopes, dreams, tears, time, and money into this. Make sure everyone is working just as hard and fighting for it as you are.
Describe the protocols Colleen Milroy used in your cycles and their degree of success.
1st cycle- Agonist protocol with Menopur, follitstim and gannirilex.
CANCELLED day 9 to poor response to stims.
2nd cycle- Agonist protocol again.
Same medication, bumped doses by a quarter and still poor response, bumped a quarter again.
CANCELLED CYCLE day 8/9
3rd cycle - CHANGED PROTOCOL
Micro flare protocol.
Menopur, follostim and micro dose Lupron.
Stimmed for 14 days.
1 5 day embryo and freeze
FET with 5 day frozen embryo
SUCCESSFUL transfer, pregnancy and birth of a baby girl.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Colleen Milroy.
$9,850 which included monitoring, egg retrieval (anesthesia included), icsi , and transfer.
Medication was separate