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by racquel
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Feeling really down (long)
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Stimms can be tough!

Hi Corinna, Boy I feel your pain! Stimms can be a stressful time - somewhat exciting cause you're "doing something" but remember your hormones are raging (2000, OMG!!), you're bound to feel yucky and down. BevT mentioned the professionals wouldn't be doing this if they didn't think there was a chanc...
by racquel
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: New to IVF
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Thoughts re: Insurance

HI - been thinking about your question re: insurance. Bottom line I think if they get pressure to cover, over time they will. But they're not going to give anything up without a fight. My DH and I have great insurance and chose a higher cost plan because they cover up to $10K lifetime. The first tim...
by racquel
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: July Testing...
Replies: 318
Views: 28395

Another July Tester

Hi All! I'm looking forward to seeing how you're doing and sending positive thoughts your way. My ET is tomorrow - don't know the "score" of my embies yet but I told them to just use the cutest ones and freeze the rest. :) I think we'll have 5 frozen so that will give us more chances if we need them...
by racquel
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Started Lupron on Sunday, June 18
Replies: 78
Views: 9308

IM=intramuscular

not sure if I'm using the right acronym but I meant intra-muscular when I used IM. Maybe I should have used TBSO for the Big Scary One, haha
by racquel
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Started Lupron on Sunday, June 18
Replies: 78
Views: 9308

Shots

Tonia and LM, how are you doing with your shots so far? I was SCARED OUT OF MY MIND but I'm lucky my DH was more than happy to stick me (ha) and that has helped. The first time he had to give me IM shot I kept chickening out, he finally told me to put the pillow over my head and shut up, I barely fe...
by racquel
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Pain after Retrieval?
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Mild OHSS

Thanks Lisa - they checked me out and I have a mild case of OHSS - as long as fluid doesn't leak into my abdomen or whatever we're clear for the ET tomorrow so I am relieved! Lesson learned - listen to our bodies and call the dr. if we're concerned, don't be afraid your just a hypochondriac. I was i...
by racquel
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Pain after Retrieval?
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Pain after Retrieval?

Have any of you experienced abdominal pain after egg retrieval that wasn't related to OHSS (hyperstimulation). I had the procedure Monday with mild bloating and pain - it's been two days and getting worse. I'm not gaining weight which is what they told me to watch for but I'm more bloated now and th...
by racquel
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Columbus, Ohio X2
Replies: 135
Views: 17946

ORM?

Hi - sorry I don't know what ORM stands for. I was under anesthesia and had the catheter with the retrieval but will be awake for the transfer. Not feeling great but think that's just from lying around in bed all day - I shouldn't complain!! Glad to hear your shots are going well so far - those supp...
by racquel
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: New to IVF
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

You'll be okay!

Hi there - welcome to IVF. I didn't know what on earth I was getting myself into (haha) but it's all worth it. Find a way to relax, meditate, whatever because you'll be going through lots of ups and downs and will need some way to maintain a balance. I found it tough to talk with my friends in the b...
by racquel
Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Columbus, Ohio X2
Replies: 135
Views: 17946

Shots Galore

Hi All, been catching up on posts since I'm in bed and have all the time in the world ... had retrieval procedure yesterday, they got 20 eggs! 12 mature, fertilized via ICSI and 7 are good. Due to my age they're only tranferring 2 back - go in Thursday then on bedrest 3-4 days. Keeping my fingers an...
by racquel
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Estrogen Levels
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

thanks Tonya - found list

thanks Tonya for the OHSS description - found that great list of acronyms in the sticky as well. Appreciate all of you for putting that together for us newbies! I have to say, reading through past posts have helped me level-set expectations so I'm prepared if/when my cycles fail. Here I thought the ...
by racquel
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Estrogen Levels
Replies: 8
Views: 3393

OHSS?

sorry another dumb newbie question here - what is OHSS? Other than another thing to worry about? heehee
by racquel
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Currently day 3 after transfer- Home Pregnancy Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

what is superovulation?

hi - tyring to follow this post as getting prepared for 1st IVF. what is superovulation?
by racquel
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Abbreviations Definitions?
Replies: 152
Views: 195251

acromyns?

Hi all - thanks for the definitions, maybe we need a glossary? haha

what do "ttc" and "ve" stand for? See them in some signatures I believe.

thanks, racquel (bsn - big stupid newbie. bad me, that's not nice)
by racquel
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from Texas starting IVF w/ICSI
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Newbie from Texas starting IVF w/ICSI

Hi everyone - it's nice to find a forum like this to share information. I'm new to forums and relatively new to IVF and don't know all the acronyms in both worlds yet so please be patient. Here's my story in brief - I'm 34 and hubby is 40. We've been married 4 years and have a 9 year old daughter fr...