February Has My Heart - February Cycle Buddies Wanted

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vicky77
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Post by vicky77 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:15 pm

Hi Beachbaby, glad to see some old faces here!!, yes I am ready to start a new cycle, I want this baby so bad, and I am not too good at waiting. So even though I am sad about what happened the last time, I still want to be able to be a mommy as soon as I can, so let's hope this is the one!!!, when is your FET??

Welcome Steph!, I also have male factor infertility, and had ICSI done for the first time in November, I became pregnant but unfortunately I had a m/c at 7weeks, so that is why I am here now, getting ready for my FET.
Good luck to you and happy you found us!!!

How's everybody doing?
Vicky
4th IVF 09/07....:D BFP !!!! :D....Benjamin born 06/18/08
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HI

Post by nerms » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:18 pm

Hi! i think i might be a feb buddy-not sure really-all of this is new to me, we're go to an open evening next weds and then we will get some dates...my period is due 1st of Feb-i'm not sure what happens and what the sequence of events are, but i think day 21 i will start my meds-does that make me a feb buddy- i hope so! Can someone give me a brief overview of what happens-wierd i've been waiting so long for all of this to happen and now next weds seems like years away!...i think we will be having ICSI-i'm really hopeful but very anxious too..any words of wisdom??

WISCONSINGAL
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Post by WISCONSINGAL » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:32 pm

HI EVERYONE:

CHARITY: HOW DID THE ACUPUNCTURE GO? I DID MY FIRST ONE DONE TOO, I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY FUNKY. HE PUT THEM ON MY HEAD, EARS, STOMACH, KNEES, & FEET. HOW ABOUT YOU? I WAS CHARGED $85 FOR THE 1ST TIME, AND THEN $65 PER EVERY SESSION AFTER THAT.

OH, I DIDN'T TELL YOU YET EITHER......WE'RE GOING FOR OUR SECOND ATTEMPT. I'M TAKING THE PROVERA RIGHT NOW, SO I SHOULD START MY NEW CYCLE NEXT WEEK. THE FLARE PROTOCAL IS SCARING ME MORE SO THAN THE 2 IUI'S AND 1ST IVF......WE STILL DON'T KNOW HOW WE'RE GOING TO FORK OUT THE $$$ YET.....YIKES!

SORRY FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE'S POSTS....BUT I'M PRAYING FOR YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS!
2 FAILED IUI'S
NOV. IVF 2006, CANCELLED NO FERTILIZATION
2ND IVF JAN. 2007, GOT BFP
M/C @ 11 WEEKS

Charity
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Post by Charity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:40 pm

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Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI

Charity
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Post by Charity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:42 pm

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Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI

Charity
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Post by Charity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:51 pm

ImageEnduring Morning Sickness

ImageCongratulations - BFP!!Image

ImageTesting Today

ImageTWW–Embies SnugglingImage

ImageETs – Super Embies Returning

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Charity…………….Baseline Jan 5th/Start Stims Jan 6th

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ImageHold Please – BCPsImage
Saxony…………….Waiting to Start Stims Mid-January

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Aunty.…………............Early Jan (Jan 5th Baseline - Hurry!!)
AEJ………………............Early Jan (Jan 9th Appt For Plan)
WIGAL (Tammy).......Provera (Start New Cycle!)
Pep23 (Steph)..........Provera (Start BCPs)
Jen….……..……............Due Mid-January
AJDecker (Julie)........Due Jan 17th (Start BCPs)
Vicky77.………............Due Jan 22nd (Start BCP's For FET)
Souris………….............January 24th (Start Down Regging Jan 17th)
Nerms………….............Due Feb 1st (Appt Jan 10th)


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Nimble...........…............Start After Hols
Sat14 (Susan)...…......…RE Appt January 5th
AnnaG...........…............Schedule HSG 1st Wk in January
Sully……....…..........………RE Appt January 8th
MumtoJazzie...…...........Appt January 9th
Hopeful2BPregnant...…..New Cycle
tlh222.....................…..First IVF Cycle
Nicki……………...............…3rd Week In Feb
Jemma……………..............Start Approx Feb 20th

ImageBundle Of Joy
Jeck……………Jaden Born June 20th, 2006
(**8 Brothers/Sisters To Jaden In Waiting**)
Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI

nerms
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funky pics

Post by nerms » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:02 pm

how do you get all these funky pics charity!! They are so cool..please share...thanks for the welcome! :D

Charity
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Post by Charity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:10 pm

Wow! We're getting busy!! Love it!! I've got to be quick, as I have to finish a project before I can leave tonight (vacation day tomorrow)...But just wanted welcome both our newcomers...Love new faces!! Equally as I love the veterans!! Each of us have such a range of circumstances, backgrounds, lifestyles, reasons for IF, but we all come together to this awesome place and support one another. Thank you all for being here...Okay...Last BCP was Tuesday, so getting a little PMS'y...

Tammy (WIGal)...Have my first acu tomorrow...Little nervous...My rates are $60 for the first & $45 after...Not sure if that's good or bad...Not a lot of people available in my area or covered by insurance, so options are a little slim...Maybe the rates are lower because they are "in-network" and are contracted for that..? Not sure, but hey, gonna give it a shot regardless...I am so excited for you!! A new cycle hon!! And we'll be doing it together!! I can't tell you how happy I am...I just wish we could have our one day of terror together (until the call from the lab). At least we'd have each other, ya know? They'd have to shut the board down for the day cause we'd be taking up too much bandwidth with our tension! Better make sure I schedule an acu appt that day FOR SURE!! So, when you said you're starting after af, do you mean you'll be starting stims right away or going on the BCP for a few weeks first? Have you seen the drugs yet! I took a look at the needles for the one I have to do some mixing with, and they're huge!! :shock: Yet, they say subcutenious (under the skin)...The length of those puppies looks like they're going a little deeper than the skin! Probably just can't see it well through all the plastic wrap and safety lids, so it may not be that long in reality, but through the foggy view they are a little scary...Okay...A LOT SCARY! But all for such a good reason, so I could give sh*t less how long they are...We're gonna get our babies...All of us!!

I'll talk more later, but "the man" is holding me down, so gotta get back to the grindstone... :lol: Hate being a grown-up sometimes...Having to work sucks!! :wink: Later Gators!!
Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI

Charity
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Post by Charity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:17 pm

Nerms...Just missed your post...If you right click on any of the pics you like and then go to the properties and copy the "http/www...gif" and then paste it into your own post body...Then, just put the following characters at the beginning and the end, you get the image to show up...

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I have to put the quotes, otherwise you won't see the characters I'm putting there...You can do this for any picture you see on any website. The only thing is, I think, if the pic gets removed or moved from the original website, then your link will go bad in your "historical" posts...Not a big deal though...Talk to you more later gator...Gotta run before I get caught! SHhhhh... :lol:
Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI

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HI

Post by WISCONSINGAL » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:56 pm

I DIDN'T ORDER THE MEDS YET....I HAVE TO TIME THIS ALL OUT REALLY GOOD THOUGH. THE LAST MEDS WERE $3000.00 BUT THIS TIME WE'RE NOT DOING THE LUPRON I GUESS.....SO INSTEAD OF THE LONG DRAWN OUT VERSION....I GUESS THIS ONE GOES QUICK. I HAVE SOME OF THE PROGESTERONE VILES AND NEEDLES AND THEN SOME ESTROD. PILLS I DIDNT GET TO USE LAST TIME......BUT THE NEEDLES FOR THOSE PUPPIES ARE HUGE......AND I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM AT ALL. I DIDN'T MIND DOING THE FOLISTEM SHOTS IN THE STOMACH EVEN THOUGH I WAS BLACK AND BLUE ALL OVER MY TUMMY, THAT SEEMED TO BE THE LEAST OF MY WORRIES. WE HAVE TO HAVE OUR MEDS CONSULTATION NEXT WEEK THOUGH, SO THEN I'LL HAVE A LITTLE BIT BETTER IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THIS "FLARE" PROTOCAL.

HOW'S YOUR PUPPY DOING?
2 FAILED IUI'S
NOV. IVF 2006, CANCELLED NO FERTILIZATION
2ND IVF JAN. 2007, GOT BFP
M/C @ 11 WEEKS

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Post by Charity » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:56 pm

Well...Just got the news that my insurance is maxed out, and dh and I are too, so looks like no cycle for me gals & guy...I'm just devastated right now, so I probably won't be back for a bit, but just wanted you all to know that I'm wishing you all the best. Maybe after talking to dh we'll come up an idea on how to get me covered by his insurance, which is through Illinois that requires infertility coverage, so maybe down the road he can add me, but since they took so long processing the claims, it may be in 2008 before I can be added...The $6K in drugs put me over the top, and they apply that to the infertility cap on my policy...Darn it! You ladies take care, and if anyone wants the roster to carry on with keeping track I'll be happy to email it to whomever would like...Take care again, and love you all...Your babies are waiting...Keep your eye on the end result and it will come...

All my love...
Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI

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Post by FionaA » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:49 pm

Charity, I'm so sorry. I've been reading your posts and have to say
that your presence will be missed. You have obviously spent a lot of
time helping others on these boards and you deserve to have better luck!
I truly hope that you can work something out with your insurance.
Take the time you need away from the boards but you will be welcomed back whenever you are up to it. Fee

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Post by jeck » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:56 pm

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Honey I am so sorry!!! Will be keeping you and DH in my thoughts and prayers!
Jeck
1st IVF 3/06 lost @ 8w3d
FET 7/06 -ve
2nd IVF 10/06 lost @ 5w4d *8 Frosties Left
Became a Mommy through Adoption!!!!

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Post by pep23 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:27 am

Thanks for the warm welcome ladies. It helps keep me sane (somewhat!!) to know there are other people out there going through the same thing. I had my HSG this afternoon and I must admit that the anticipation was by far the worst part! My RE said that everything looks great except one spot where she couldn't tell if my uterus was dipped a little or if maybe it was a polyp (sp??)

So...now I have to go have a 3-D pelvic ultrasound next Wednesday. Aren't I so high-tech! :lol: I was hoping I could start popping those Provera tonight but I guess I'll need to put it off b/c don't think I will be getting an ultrasound with AF in town. :oops: I may be a little sneaky and start them this weekend just to get ball rolling. I'm just so anxious...excited...nervous...and the list goes on!

Charity: I'm soooo sorry to hear about your situation. I just joined this board and can tell that you are a big part of what helps everybody through their down days. You will be missed for sure and I hope that you and DH can work something out. Isn't insurance the pits?!? :cry:

Well I'm off to make dinner and have a relaxing evening with DH. We are a bit mad b/c we heard today that our favorite teenage drama the OC was canceled!! That was one of my favorite guilty pleasures... how dare they! Do they really expect me to watch grown up shows?? :)

Hope you all have a lovely evening!

Steph

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Charity

Post by sat14 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:58 am

Charity,
I don't know how to tell you how sorry I am. I can only tell you that i to would be devastated. I am at a loss... I also don't know how I will survive without you on this board. I can tell you that it won't be the same without our cheerleader around. You have done and said so much that has heped so many of us. I know I am speaking for everyone here.

Please keep us posted on your situation. I am going to my RE tomorrow to see what the next step is. We have not yet gotten our bill for our first round and I have a felling my DH is going to freak when we do. I hope something can be worked out for you. I really do Charity. Please let us know what happens.
Luv and hugs, Susan
m 34 y/o DH 36
4 failed IUIs with injectables
1 failed rescue ICSI with latest IVF Dec
Male and female factor infertility, non specific
no children, 2 giant doggies

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