a miracle has occurred!

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Rachel
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Post by Rachel » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:06 am

Hi Girlies<br><br>My God, this site is having a real quick turnover of people, hardly recognise any names, even though I was on here a couple of weeks ago!<br><br>Well, we had our first ICSI in May (male factor infertility, and the test date, 16th May, showed that I'd had a bio-chemical, where the embryo implants but then stops growing. Then had a horrible horrible bleed the same day and spent the night in hospital. Obviously, we were totally gutted but 2 weeks later went on holiday. I was about 10 days late and went to my GP on Monday and.... yep, positive pg test. (Have done another 3 since!). Can't quite believe it and I know its very very early (according to my GP I am 6 wks and 3 days becuase they backdate to the first day of your last af don't they?)<br><br>Please God, it will progress well, but it just shows that strange and lovely things can happen. It also brings me back to Tamoxifen!<br><br>For anyone who didn't see any of my other postings on this subject (probably because of the bloody hackers bringing the site down!, my DH has (or had?) a low sperm count 1.2 million instead of 20 million. He also had poor motility - 13%. The consultant started him on Tamoxifen which as most of you will probably know is a drug used for breast cancer patients. On the day of egg collection when DH went to do his "thing" at Kings college, it had risen to 19 million. Obviously, when it came to it, our result was still a no-go (although we had come close with the biochemical). But then, it must have stayed high for me to become pg naturally. The other thing my DH said was that he did feel a lot of the prob may have been psychological in that all the time he knew he couldn't father a child without help, it knocked him, but once he felt the responsiblity was taken away from him, in the form of the ICSI, he felt much more relaxed.<br><br>For anyone who has male factor infertility, it may well be worth speaking to your consultant about Tamoxifen. My DH also had Selenium with A,C & E every day and lots of bananas (v. high in potassium).<br><br>With loads of luck from a <br>v. v. v. happy but nervous<br><br>Rachel<br>xxxxxx<br>x

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Traci
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Post by Traci » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:31 am

Rachel<br>That is fantastic news well done I am ssssoooooooooooo pleased for you both. Take it easy.<br><br>{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{BIG HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}<br>Traci xxx
1st cycle own eggs Neg
2nd cycle own eggs Neg
3rd cycle cousins eggs Neg
4th cycle unknown donor eggs Neg
Going to have sisters eggs Feb 06
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Post by Jo Locker » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:46 am

Hey Rachel - lovely news - well done!!!!! Bet you're a whole mix of emotions right now but try to relax as much as you can and I'm sure everything will be OK!!.<br><br>Wishing you the best of luckk - lots of love, Jo.XX

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Post by alisonb » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:44 am

Hiya Rachel,<br><br>OMG !!!!!! Congratulations, all the best wishes to you and DH.<br>Believe it and enjoy it, wasn't it only the other day someone said there hadnt been any miracle pg's in a while and hey u answer it.<br>Well done it gives everybody a ray of hope that maybe just maybe that might happen 2 them.<br>I thank God everyday 4 my son (natural conception now have secondry infertility ) and cant wait 4 my 3rd go at ivf in Aug/Sept to hopefully give him a sibling. so send us some of ur ++++vibes !!<br>Feel so chuffed 4 ya girl, you've made my day and 4 a Monday at work thats bloody marvellous (soz marcus)<br><br>u take care now preggy lady,<br>LOL<br>Alisonb<br>XXX
Dh 39, Me 34, Wonderful DS age 12yrs,
concieved naturally 1992 ,
Ectopic 1994
Ist IVF 1997 -tive
Fet 1999 -tive
Fet Oct 2003 -tive
IVF Dec04/Jan05 Egg-Share -tive OHSS
IVF May/June 05 Egg share +++++++20/06/05

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Post by Dawn Blake » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:53 am

Congratulations a thousand times over to you both!<br><br>It's news like that that we need on this site, lots of +++++++'s!<br><br>Now feet up, rest and enjoy (I am looking forward to morning sickness and everything, is that weird or what?!), so no complaining when you are throwing up!<br><br>Congrats again!<br><br>D x<br><br>
Me 34, DH, 37. Married for 11 years, ttc for 6+, failed 4 x fresh IVF tmts. 5th attempt at Lister Hospital gave us Megan on 5 April 2004 with a very straightforward pregnancy and labour. Attempt number 6 to start hopefully September 2007!

TJ
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Post by TJ » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:00 pm

Congratualation Rachael, I am a new girl on the block and I love this site, it's certainly made me feel a lot better about the whole IVF thing, and the words of wisdom and support from everyone is fantastic.<br><br>Thank you for your postings about male factor, we too have that problem so I will speak so our consultant on that one<br><br>Thanks again, and all the best to you<br><br>Love TJ x

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Post by julie m » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:54 pm

Cogratulations to you both.<br>Thats blody mavelous news.<br>love Julie M

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Post by Lorraine » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:42 pm

Wow - just - Wow!!!<br>Many many congratulations to you both.<br>Thank you for sharing your good news - I am relatively new to the site - on 2ww and your experience is both moving & encouraging.<br>With best wishes<br>from Lorraine xxxxx
Married to my darling husband for almost 8 years - ttc for same.
Me - severe PCOS & Hubby - low sperm/poor morphology/antibodies.
Usual investigations/drug Tx then 3 IVF cycles - all negative.
Have chosen not to have any further Tx.

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Post by bubblymichelle » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:25 am

Hi<br>I would just like to say congrats!! I bet you can't believe it, I am so happy for you both.<br>Take care and rest plenty.<br>Love<br>Shell.<br>11wks 1dy pg<br>xx

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Post by lou » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:17 am

Hi Rachel<br>just wanted to add my congratulations, i am really pleased for u both, was going to email u but was worried u might not remember sending me a mail back in april.!!<br>Anyway enjoy and lots of love<br>Lou xx<br>

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Post by NicolaUp » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:27 pm

I'm so pleased for you, it really lifts all of our spirits when someone gets 'to the other side'. Look after yourself, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for a blooming pg for you.

Michelle
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Post by Michelle » Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:17 pm

Nicola<br>That is the most wonderful news - I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you both - it really is so uplifting to hear such positive news. Take care of yourself for the next 8 months.<br>Loads of love.<br>Michelle x

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