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ltaylor
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Post by ltaylor » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:47 pm

Heather,

I'm sorry you got at BFN too. I have been so sad since yesterday. I just don't understand why this has to be so hard. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

L
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Nov 06 IVF-BFN, March 07 IVF-BFP but miscarried at 5 weeks, 2 days, June 07 FET-BFN, Oct 07 IVF-BFN
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Post by PMApsy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:29 am

hrobinson and ltaylor,

*HUGS* I know it's hard, especially towards the end, to just wait for your test day and be content with that. The more time passes, the more symptoms you experience, and the more nervous you get. But remember all those women who were convinced they had AF and they were still pregnant. The symptoms are misleading, so don't take cramping for AF. Think about our dear My2LnT here, who is going through a healthy pregnancy and still had cramping that made her worry... and worry that made her have cramping ( :lol: ). You are BOTH still PUPO guys.

I'm really sorry that the HPTs didn't give you the chance to tell your DHs the good news in advance and in the privacy of your home. But even if it gives a serious blow to the PMA, HPTs are NOT reliable at this point! My pharmacist strongly recommended me NOT to do one before my blood test, and you know why. You could still very well be pregnant, okay? And, as harsh as this sounds... even if you're really not pregnant, my dear friends, getting all depressed and angry about it will not change the outcome... but it will sure make your life crappier. Please take care of yourselves and just do yourselves some good, okay?

I'm thinking of you guys. *HUGS*

Sophie
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Post by Literatriz » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:54 am

Dear all,
We are going through a difficult moment as a group. Our winners are already involved with their pregnancies, totally understandable...and some of us are still dealing with the uncertainties and disappointments. Heather and Ltaylor, I am thinking of you as you fear the worse and hope for a miracle. I have been pregnant before and, as PMApsy just wrote, you cannot believe in what your body signals while receiving massive dosages of medication. Wait for the test.
I remember when I had just moved to the US and was still owrking on validating my degrees and learning the language. As many immigrants, I worked in a nursing home in North Carolina. On Sundays, many religious groups came to pray with the residents. Their tone was enthusiastic and they spent more time near the beds with hopeful pacients...broken hips and strokes for example. Patients with stable sequels or terminal ilnesses received much less. With my broken English, I tried to pray for them, trying to find out what transformative message is within a loss. Not easy. But I think beign alone increases the pain and sharing it helps all of us with accepting the undetermined universe that allows us to be free.
I am glad this thread is here for the successes and the hurtful setbacks.
Speaking of which...thanks hrobinson. Your message came in a very important moment. Some drunk person came to my parent~s house and made threats (safety is a concern here ) and I had to help my parents with managing this crisis. My belly is hurting right now and I worry because today the embies are supposed to hatch and land softly in the endometrius. I hope they made it and your words made me feel, in fact, stronger.
With gratitude,
Literatriz
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2 BFN after IVF in Brazil
1 BFP after IVF in Brazil (Clinic Origen, thanks!)

Three little girls born February 27th!!!

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Post by arizonakiwi » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:26 am

Heather, hang in there, it is still early days and as others have said it isn’t negative until you have your blood test. Sending you lots of hugs

Literatriz, I hope your mum and dad are giving you lots of TLC and you are enjoying spending time with them. It is a shame your DH had to head back to the USA, aren’t bureaucratic policy’s frustrating at times. (perhaps you could write him a special letter telling him about all the things you love about him and your life…. That way you will get the close feeling even though you are a long way away from each other)

Susan – I can’t believe how quickly your FET is coming up. I am sorry there are lots of other tough things going on in your life at the same time. I really hope that things calm down a little and you are able to take a little time for your self to refocus and feel strong

Ltaylor – sorry your HPT wasn’t positive but there is still 3 days till your official test - stay strong

Marsha – loved your list comments from hospital charts – my sister is a nurse and she loved them also

Sohpie – It sounds like my office – I started my current job 4 months ago and I still don’t have a permanent desk – I thought I had one a couple of weeks ago – but I arrived on Monday morning to find someone else claimed it over me!!!!!….. and my boss had the nerve to ask me if not having a permanent desk influenced my decision to resign last week…… well after 4 months the novelty of trying to find a desk every few days had gotten very old….. What is the paper you are working on about?

Tanya – 9 weeks – wow doesn’t time fly. I hope you are starting to relax and know your babies are getting nice and strong – just think you will be at 3 months before you know it.

I spent yesterday looking though some guide books working out where we are going to go in Japan. We are looking at getting a train pass so we can see lots of the country. I haven’t travelled by train since I spent 3 months travelling around the USA and Canada in 1994 – it was so much fun, I meet some really interesting people – some who I still keep in touch with. It will be fun being able to take my DH on a similar train adventure…….It feels good to have something different to IVF to focus on for a while. We have an appointment on the 25th July to see where we go next I have decided not rush it and possibly leave it another month before we start again other wise EC etc may all clash with end of semester exams. It also feels good to be doing something other than injecting myself and spending every waking hour thinking about it. I think also in reality I am totally afraid of starting again after 2 completely unsuccessful cycles and not a single embryo to show for it (other than the one they implanted last time). I know this will probably be our last chance and I know if it doesn't work I will some how have to deal with the reality of it all.....

Well enough with those negative thoughts….. back to that happy place…..

Have a good day tomorrow everyone

Love Angela
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3rd IVF/ICSI Nov 07 BFN
March 08 FET BFN
June & Aug 09 DI BFN

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Post by TansRN » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:49 am

Hello all!!! I hope that you all had a good weekend. Things are going good for me so far!!! Glad to keep reporting that.

Literatriz
It is really amazing! I lvoe reading about that stuff. Very interesting. glad you are enjoying your journey and that things are looking good. No phone sex for you? LOL

ltaylor
We are here to support you and it is still early yet. Hang in there. With mine last summer I think it was 8 or 9 days and it was so faint you had to want to see it. Keep your chin up girl.

Susan
so glad that things are going well for you and that you are on the road to your FET already. That is amazing!!! Cant wait to hear how it goes.

Heather
I am so sorry to hear that you got a BFN with this cycle! At least with the HPT. It is so hard to take in all at once. Hang in there. We will be here to support you either way....

Angela
You are right and I am so happy about that. I am happy that I am getting closer to that point. It is a good feeling....


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Tanya

IVF #1- 6/2006-DH had vasectomy
VERY SADLY ended in m/c of a beautiful baby girl at 12 weeks on Aug. 28, 2006.

FET 1/2007 -ive
#2 IVF/ICSI-4/2007 BFP!!! 1st beta 708!!!!
Sophie and Riley Arrived Dec. 10th 2008!!!

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Post by Jul1e » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:15 pm

Hi all,

Heather and Ltaylor, like the others have said you don't know for sure yet so just wait and see. If it is negative we're still here to support. I read the HFEA guide to infertility last night; http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/Guide2.pdf and found the case studies in it quite reassuring, they all seemed to have had success after quite a few attempts

Tanya, glad things are still going well for you. Not long now til you're through the scary first trimester.

Hi Angela, wow travelling in Japan sounds just amazing. My brother has just got a new job in Tokyo so it looks like I'll be heading out there at some point, perhaps next summer. Where do you think you'll go? I've got two holidays to look forward to too and like you am glad to forget about ivf while I enjoy my summer. How are you coping with your sister's pregnancy?

Sophie, thanks for your positive words on getting a BFP after BFNs, it's just scary isn't it, but we've got to keep going for it.

Liberatriz, congrats on getting to the 2ww, I really hope this happens for you, what a journey you've had getting here!

Susan, so sorry about your pup, I really hope the behaviourist helps. She's a poor wee thing having been abandoned before so I hope with all my heart that you can work it out and keep her. I have a rescue dog too and we have always rescued dogs as a family, they're just so special and deserve a second (and sometimes a third and forth :( ) chance. How are you feeling about your upcoming FET? Hope you're doing better this week babe.

Well I'm fine, a bit chirpier than last week. I called the new clinic today and have made an appointment for next Monday so the ball is rolling for go number three. I really hope it's a more pleasant experience at the new place. I think I could probably start down regging in August but am going on holiday for the last two weeks of August so we're probably better waiting for September I think. Apart from that I'm really focusing on other things like our holidays, what I'm wearing to my friends wedding at the weekend, etc.

Jules x
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Post by marsxp » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:32 pm

hello all!

glad i made you all laugh.. see, it's nice to be laughing once in a while.. it seem like most of us had been walking on eggshells for a long time that we forgot to have a good time... really stressful... whew!

just popped here for a bit... see ya all later...

*hugs to heather and L* keep your hopes up.... its not over til the fat lady sings as they say...

*great day to everyone!!!*

marsha
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Lap & HCG 7/2006 Dx: Bicornuate Uterus
Clomid 4 rounds - BFN
IVF#1 May'07 -BFN

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Post by PMApsy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:28 pm

ImageOur proud moms-to-be ImageImage
Imagemommytobe BFP! :D Congratulations! (Beta = 461 9dp5dt) Second beta 1169 11dp5dt, third beta 10 081 15dp5dt! :shock: Looks like another twins alert is coming... or more! First u/s on June 28th!
ImageJenn BFP! :D Congratulations! Beta June 4th 918 (13dp3dt). Second beta June 7th 1893 (16dp3dt) :D U/s June 12th! One cute little beanie growing well! Due date Feb. 9th! Blood test and/or u/s June 14th.
ImageTansRN BFP! :D Congratulations! (Beta = 709 10dp5dt) TWINS ALERT! :D Second u/s on June 5th and everything looks fine! u/s June 13th, twins are looking good and developing well! Due date Jan 24th! Discharged to ob-gyn!
ImageMy2LnT BFP! :D Congratulations! (Beta = 98 11dp3dt) 2nd beta 221 (13dp3dt), 3rd beta 504 (15dp3dt), 4th beta 1829 (17dp3dt). U/s on June 1st showed a healthy little beanie; due date January 30th! :D u/s on June 12th showed a growing little beanie!
ImageJovigal BFP! :D Congratulations! (Beta = 87.9 10dp3dt) U/s on June 12th; heard the loveliest sound: a strong little heartbeat! Cutie grows fast and measures .64 cms; due date Jan. 31st or Feb 1st! Next u/s June 25th.
ImageNimble Positive HPT; natural pregnancy! Congratulations!

ImageGoing through the 2ww
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Imageltaylor 3 perfect frosties transferred on June 15th, beta June 27th (12dp5dt) Image
Imagehrobinson 2 perfect embies transferred on June 15th, beta June 27th (12dp3dt) 5 frosties left!Image
ImageLiteratriz 2 perfect embies transferred on June 15th?, beta July 3rd (?dp3dt) Image

Embryo transfer
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Ovarian stimulationImage
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ImageBabysoft First IVF cycle! started stimming June 4th! First u/s June 6th
ImageShantala.... starts stimming July 26th.

ImageOvarian vacation
gbnut.... started downregging on June 19th; down regging check? FET planned for mid-July. Lots of baby dust to you sweet friend! *hugs*
Shantala.... starts downregging on June 30th; down regging check on July 24th.

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ImageShantala.... fresh ICSI cycle

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Imagemarsxp, we are sorry to learn the news of your BFN and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your journey towards motherhood. Take care sweet friend.
Imagearizonakiwi, we are sorry to learn the news of your BFN and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your journey towards motherhood. Take care sweet friend.
ImagePat19, we are sorry to learn the news of your BFN and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your journey towards motherhood. Take care sweet friend.
Imagemandeeq, we are sorry to learn the news of your BFN and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your journey towards motherhood. Take care sweet friend.
Imagegbnut, we are devastated to learn the news of your miscarriage and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your upcoming FET. Take care sweet friend.
ImageJul1e, we are sorry to learn the news of your BFN and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your journey towards motherhood. Take care sweet friend.
ImageJen, we are sorry to learn the news of your BFN and we all send you love, hugs, and good luck wishes for your upcoming FET. Take care sweet friend.
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Post by PMApsy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:49 pm

Hello girls!

How are you guys doing? I'm doing GREAT! I had a busy-busy long weekend, but it's my fault, really... I transformed my office at home into a lovely boudoir, it looks SO NICE! :) I had the idea to have a desk fit into the closet, so my computer and printer and all related stuff are still in the room and I can work there, but when I'm done? I just close the doors and voilà! Boudoir! :) Aaaaand now, after working hard to figure out the placing of all the furniture... I have to disorganize it again so I can fill the holes in the walls, put two coats of primer and then paint the room! :) My friend and my sister will help me do artwork on the walls so it really becomes MY room (it's the previous' owners color on the walls right now). So exciting!

Other than that, I,m fine. I called the clinic and I won't have my follow-up apt before August 8th! :shock: Ah, it's summer... and they all take 3-4 weeks off in a row, so... won't even be my doctor who'll do it; will be the one who did ER this time. I have no choice anyway; we want to attempt FET in August, so I have to have the follow-up before.

hrobinson, ltaylor, literatriz: you 2ww sisters! How are you doing? Test date is approaching... I know that for some of you the hopes are greatly challenged... but to me you're still PUPOs... hang in there sweet ladies, the wait is almost over. *HUGS*

Tanya: glad to know you're doing good! :) *smooch*

Jul1e: isn't it just nice to be talking about something else for a change? :) I know I make the switch quite fast... like hours after the blood test. ;) I don't like to dwell on sorrows unnecessarily. I'm glad you're making exciting plans. And thanks for sharing the document! WOW very complete. Every new (and veteran) IVFer should read it. You should make a general post with that link hunny.

arizonakiwi: that sounds like an exciting trip! Wow, Japan! My DH really wants to go there some day! :D LOL seems we share the same pains about desk! :) I'm glad you'll be out of there soon.... And about your next cycle, hunny... put things in perspective. You took a risk when you waited for blast stage. You know the fact that they don't survive does not solely depends on your embryos. Your third attempt must be considered as independent from the others. It's a new adventure each time. It's new chances to beat the stats each time, too. I understand, though, that thinking it's your last cycle makes it more stressful. But even if it is, you might still have FETs ahead of you if it doesn't work. Or you guys might change your mind after that cycle. One thing at a time my darling. *hugs*
And about my study, well... in a nutshell, I want to evaluate cancer patients all the way through their cancer experience, from their first biopsy (so before the diagnosis) to their remission/palliative care. I want to know what predicts anxiety and depression symptoms and when they occur and who needs psychological interventions. It's a complicated study because there are LOTS of measures to choose and it will require a lot of planning. But I'm hoping it's still doable.

Okay ladies, you take care! Lots of hugs!

Sophie
1st and 2nd IVF = BFN 1st FET BFP! m/c at 7 weeks. 2nd FET BFP! 3rd FET BFN
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Post by gbnut » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:57 pm

I just wanted to say best wished to all the ladies tomorrow for testing.
hrobinson and ltaylor, I hope the HPT are wrong. literatriz have you done a HPT yet or are you staying away from the evil tests???

Sophie sorry your appointment is ages away but time goes really fast and as you are better having it just before tx anywway then everything you have to do stays fresh in your mind. sounds like you are getting your office really nice.

Hi to everyone else. I have my scan on Sat to make sure everything is going the right way.

Susan x
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Post by TansRN » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:21 am

Hello Ladies!!!

Susan
So glad that you are getting ready so soon! Woo Hoo!!!! That is awesome!

Sophie
Glad that things are going well! It is so exciting! I am glad that you are doing great-that is really good to hear. I love remodeling stuff to look like budoirs!!!!

Jules
Glad to hear that you are doing well! That is awesome girl!!!


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Tanya

IVF #1- 6/2006-DH had vasectomy
VERY SADLY ended in m/c of a beautiful baby girl at 12 weeks on Aug. 28, 2006.

FET 1/2007 -ive
#2 IVF/ICSI-4/2007 BFP!!! 1st beta 708!!!!
Sophie and Riley Arrived Dec. 10th 2008!!!

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Post by mommytobe » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:33 pm

Hi Ladies,


Sorry for being MIA. I was out of town in Florida at a business convention since last friday. I had no time to post, crazy. Anyway I see i missed a lot.

Just wanted to say to all the ladies in the 2ww, that are ready to test anyday now, just hang in there, the wait can be tough i know, but just be a little patient. And for all the new 2ww before you know it you will be testing too.

Sending hugs to my ladies who got the BFN, i would still wait for the blood test to confirm. As for cramping i had some before testing and still today.

As for me, doing ok tomorrow is my 1st u/s i am nervous and excited at the same time. I will keep you all posted.

Sophie, I know my numbers are high, but I think there should be only 2 babies since only transfer 2 embies. I can't imagine any more than 2 that would be too much for me :shock:. We will know for sure tomorrow.

More personl post later

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Post by PMApsy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:35 pm

Hey mommytobe!

:) *wicked smile* I know you got only two transferred... but check the thread, dear, check the thread! Some had their embies DIVIDE... and are expecting identical twins PLUS another baby! ;)

Good luck for your u/s tomorrow! Take care!

Ltaylor and hrobinson, thinking of you! :D

Sophie xxox
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Post by gbnut » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:57 pm

Tia best of luck for you tomorrow

Susan x
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Post by ltaylor » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:21 pm

Just got the call...BFN for me.
Me 34, DH 34
Nov 06 IVF-BFN, March 07 IVF-BFP but miscarried at 5 weeks, 2 days, June 07 FET-BFN, Oct 07 IVF-BFN
May 08 IVF-BFP but miscarried again

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