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Postby gem » Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:03 am

Hi everybody<br> First of all let me tell you a bit about my hubby and me,<br>Im 25 and my hubby is 28 we have been trying for a baby for 4yrs<br>we have been married for 2yrs in August.<br>We started having investagations Sep 2001 at our local Hosp which is Barnsley they couldnt find anything wrong so discharged us telling us to wait until I turned 25.<br>Any way to cut a long story short we are now under The Jessop Wing Sheffield Teaching Hospital,I had a Laparoscopy done in Feb which they found minimal endometriosis and my hubby's sperm is ok so we decided to start SIUI which I started last Mon the injections werent to bad I think he enjoyed injecting me! Any way I went on Sat for my bloods ans scan doing and was told we couldnt carry on with SIUI I had too many follicles so after having a cry we decided to switch to IVF so on Mon I had my final injection and had my egg collection done yesterday it was painful but aint gas&air brill! thankfully they got 13eggs and hubby's sperm was above average so we went away happy but nervous Im very sore and Ive been told to drink lots of water because I could get OHSS.Ive had a phone call this morning and 10 eggs have fertilised which is brill we are just waiting til tomorrow when they will tell us how many have turned into embryos so its fingers crossed,sorry about going on and on and on....... <br>please can other people tell me there experiences <br>Good Luck to everybody<br>Gem x<br>
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Postby beejay1 » Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:50 pm

hi gem, wow 10 eggs lucky you! i have just been through my first attempt at ivf and im sad to say it failed i had 5 eggs 3 fertilized froze one and had 2 transfered, i wish i could do it again straight away, the hospital have said i have to wait until i have had 3 cycles before i can continue, i am very weary of putting the one frozen embryo back as i have been told fresh embryos have a better success rate.. hope all goes well for you let us know how you get on take care bel x
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Postby Jo Locker » Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:04 pm

Hi Gem, 10 eggs is fantastic - just going through our second attempt at ICSI at present and on day 6 of two week wait. We had 7 eggs and 5 fertilised so the ratio is really good, you should get plenty.<br><br>We have had two put back and have 3 frozen.<br><br>You'll be so glad you found this site, like we all are - you'll soon be addicted! Whatever experience you have, there'll always be someone who's been there, don't worry.<br><br>Keep us up to date with your treatment wont you & best of luck.<br><br>Love - Jo. xxxx<br><br>
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Postby gem » Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:38 pm

Thanks for replying<br>Its nice to know Im not on my own.<br>We are also thinking about freezing if we have good embryos Im just praying it will work!!.<br>Let you all know tomorrow how many embryos we have they are doing the ET on Sat hopefully. <br>Hope the 2ww go quick and ok have you got to change your life style in any way? have you stopped drinking?, I gave up drinking a month ago as the nurse said it could help to stop drinking before and during treatment so I thought Id give it a go as it couldnt hurt! <br> Keep you posted<br><br>Love Gem xx
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Postby caz » Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:21 pm

Hi Gem<br>I think your chances sound really good.<br>1 - you're really young<br>2. YOu got good sperm to use (bet your hubbie was chuffed with "above average"!<br>3. 10 is alot to play with<br><br>Even if it doesnt work this time you'll be able to freeze alot I should think<br><br>I was told<br><br>No (or little) drinking<br>No smoking<br>small asprin daily and folic _VERY IMPORTANT!<br>keep reasonable fit (I think this just helps the mental state more than anything)<br>Cut back on caffene<br>We've been drinking chinese tea -yuk!<br>Have had reflexology (just very relaxing)<br><br>and thats about it I think - I dont know if any of its worked yet but worth a go.<br><br>Am on 2ww now - am 1st time IVF/ ICSI - so not an expert - but I can tell you that et was a doddle for me - and AMAZING if they let you see it on a camera. The hard bit (and to be honest I'm finding it REALLY hard) is the 2ww.<br><br>Good luck!!<br><br>PS - look on the "pg after tmt" thread theres some good tips there too<br><br>Cazx<br>
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Postby Traci » Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:37 pm

Hi Gem and welcome to our gang !<br>My history :<br>Me 36 <br>DH 46<br>Vasectomy reversal -low motility<br>Me FSH 16<br>2 X Failed ICSI<br>1st time 5 eggs 3 fertilised 2 put back<br>2nd time 4 eggs 3 fertilised 2 put back<br>Changed clinics <br>Awaited a short Protocol But decided after 2 High FSH levels we are going for Donor eggs and my second cousin is going to give me a batch of hers, we have our fist consultation 24th July hopefully it will all take place in Oct/Nov<br><br>It sounds as if you have a good healthy Body and I dont see why not it shouldnt work , but it is tough when it dosnt! I would freeze what you can and at least you will have them there in case , after all sometimes the first go is like a practice run! heres wishing you all the best for your TMT and I hope that the 2ww doesnt drag.
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
NEVER GIVE UP!
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Postby gem » Fri Jul 04, 2003 9:55 am

Thanks everyone<br>Ive been told that 9 eggs have made it so ET is going ahead for tomorrow,cant wait but very nervous at the same time.<br>Its so nice to know that Im not alone.<br><br>Thanks Caz for the advice<br>I gave up drinking a month ago and cut back on caffiene,hopefully I wont be drinking for 9 months.(fingers crossed)<br>As for folic acid I feel Ive been taking it for years, which actually I have on and off.<br>My hubby was told by the nurse to take zinc which he did its suppose to help the quality of sperm,dont know if it worked but it didnt do any harm.<br><br>Keep you posted about the ET tomorrow.<br>Thanks again for replying<br><br>Wishing everyone loads off luck<br>love Gem xx<br><br>
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Postby Lissa » Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:31 am

Hi Gem<br>I read your message on Jo's thread.<br>Good luck tomorrow - fingers, eyes and legs crossed for you.<br>lol<br>Lissa<br>xx<br><br>[Edited by Lissa on 04-Jul-03 11:31]
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