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Postby ella » Tue Nov 12, 2002 8:53 pm

Hello, I'm new to IVF and to be honest I'm finding it all a bit scary, and I haven't even started my first cycle yet. I start my injections in December and after three and a half years of trying naturally with no luck at all, I feel excited, impatient, and terrified all in one go. However it's comforting knowing there are others out there in similar situations, as I have never known anyone else who has had IVF.<br>Any Advice?<br>Ella
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Postby Sarah30 » Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:42 am

Hello Ella<br><br>I'm glad you found the site - it's been a great help and support to me.<br><br>Only advise really, is the obvious stuff, try to stay calm and positive, relax as much as possible, don't get stressed, eat and sleep well and drink loads of water.<br><br>I've just had my second attempt, (it was frozen embryo transfer as first attempt failed in May due to polyps in the womb and hormone problems which I've since had an op for). To our total amazement we got a positive result on Monday and am pregnant. There's been a few others on this site that have been successful in the last few weeks to so 'KEEP THE FAITH' and very best of luck for December.<br><br>Love Sarah x
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Postby KirstyC » Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:01 pm

Hi Ella,<br><br>I'm new too, due to start first ICSI cycle in Jan. (been trying for nearly 6 yrs now. I have severe endo and pcos and for years we thought it was that, i was put on so many hormone treatments until we discovered that my hubby has low sperm too!!)<br><br>I feel the same as you excited and scared.. well I discovered this website last week and think it is a godsend.<br>I'm sure we will speak again.. <br><br>Best of luck with everything<br><br>lots of love<br>kirsty<br>xx
TTC for 7 yrs (have severe endo and pcos and hubby has v low sperm) until became pg after ICSI cycle last feb. Now am the lucky mother of perfect little boy called Joshua born last october.
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Postby beck » Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:25 pm

hello girls,<br>could'nt of said it better than sarah...............try i know its hard but try to be positive.<br>i to was a lucky one who got a + 2wks ago.<br>so it does work !!!<br>ask as many questions as you need someone will answer.......we all have different reasons for ivf so someone will be the same as you.<br>get posting now to gain your cycle buddies.<br>good luck to you both.<br>beck xx
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Postby lisa » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:38 pm

Hi Ella & Kirsty <br><br>Warning - I can feel the story building again......... <br>When I was 24, I had my left side removed and my remaining right side was no good as my tube is blocked and stuck down by endo so knew my only chance would be IVF. When we went for our 1st attempt in Feb this year I prodcued 9 good eggs and dh had good sperm so shocked when we had the dreaded phone call and told we had a failed fertilisation. It was only then, they recommended ICSI because dh sperm were not strong enough (dodgey neck or something) - I seemed cheated at first thinking maybe someone should have picked up on that before I wasted my 9 good eggs (and £4k)but got over that and all the negatives and went for ICSI in May. Got through the 2ww and had a negative blood test but at least got that far and for whatever reason was "not meant to be". We are going to have another attempt in new year so hopefully I will be there with you Kirsty, and good luck to you Ella, after years of trying, this is a step in the right direction, stay positive - Cheeky Girl Quote "good things come to those who wait". <br>God I'm sad, got to go after that.<br><br>lisa xxx
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Postby pru » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:40 pm

welcome to this site. It is very addictive(in a good way). It is like having a second family. If there is anything you are not sure about just come to this site and someone will know or would of experienced it. I can't wait to log on every night.
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Postby caz » Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:02 pm

hello ! I am new too - have initial consultation in December - and will hopefully start IVF plus ICSI sometime in New Year. So am sure we'll keep in touch!. Good luck to you - fingers crossed for us all!<br>Caz
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Postby vanessa » Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:00 pm

Sounds like there are loads of us just starting out!<br>I am waiting for a second referal after nearly 3 years of tests and failed treatments (clomid etc). Will be watching to see how things develop as I am clueless too!<br>Good luck with everything!!<br>Vanessa xx
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