Staci

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Post by Mia » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:06 pm

Staci,

Hi. I just wanted say good luck with everthing tomorrow.

Iknow these last few hours leading up to transfer will be very stressful, and I know you well enough to know you are thinking about every possible thing that could go wrong. Here is my sage advice (which is easy said than done):
Try to stay positive...the odds are on your side that you will have more than enough embryos to transfer.

Plus, try your best to relax (there are scientific benifits it helps!).

Thinking of you. Good luck.

Mia

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Post by AMITHIS » Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:01 pm

Mia,

You've gotten to know me quite well! Yes, I'm definitely stressing and thinking about everything that could go wrong. Actually, I guess I've been doing that all week but it's worse now that the time is getting closer. I've done so much research on the interent about morulas, blastocysts, etc. at this point that I feel like my head is going to explode :? .

Somehow I don't think I'll be getting much sleep tonight!

Thanks for thinking of me. I'll be sure to post tomorrow....hopefully with good news.

Staci
Me 35/DH 41
TTC 4 years
Diagnosis: MF infertility
IVF/ICSI April 2004: -tive
FET Aug. 2004 (canceled due to cysts)
FET Jan 2005: -tive
FET Aug. 2005

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Post by DebraP » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:07 pm

Staci. Good luck tomorrow and I hope you get some rest tonight.

Looking forward to reading your happy message.

hugs
Debra.

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Post by Paige » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:09 pm

Staci:

Best wishes for a smooth transfer tomorrow. Have a glass of wine, sit down with a good book and try to get tired tonight!

Paige

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Post by JaneR » Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:58 pm

Staci,

Best of luck for tomorrow, I'm keeping everything crossed for you. Also lots of PMA. Try to rest tonight and sleep if you can.

I'll be thinking of you.

Love,

Jane

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Post by Sand » Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:37 pm

Staci

I'm sure the embies will make it to tomorrow - I just hope you do too, because they'll need you !

I hope you manage to sleep :)

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11

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Post by Mia » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:55 pm

We are all dying of anticipation.
How did it go?
Mia

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Post by AMITHIS » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:16 pm

Hi All,

I planned to post as soon as I got home but DH allowed me to grab something to eat and that was it before insisting I go lay down.
(Guess I just gave away what happened to some extent. Yes, there was a transfer :) )

I actually got a phone call at 8 AM this morning and saw the Caller ID said it was the clinic. I think my heart stopped beating for a second because the only reason they were supposed to call me was if the transfer was cancelled due to no embryos. :? You can imagine how relieved I was when the girl told me they were calling because my appt. was moved up by an hour! At that point, I knew at least one must have made it and I was betting on their being one ... which was certainly good enough for me. As it turned out, all 3 actually did make it!! One was only still a morula so I can't see that having much potential but two were "early blasts". They didn't give me any further details than that and, as it felt like my bladder was going to burst from all the water I drank, I didn't ask too many questions. We ended up transferring all 3 which was what the RE recommended. The transfer itself went really smoothly and I guess now all I can do is wait.

Thanks all of you for preventing me from having a nervous breakdown before even getting there!! :)

Staci
Me 35/DH 41
TTC 4 years
Diagnosis: MF infertility
IVF/ICSI April 2004: -tive
FET Aug. 2004 (canceled due to cysts)
FET Jan 2005: -tive
FET Aug. 2005

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Post by DebraP » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:26 pm

Hi Staci. So glad to hear ET went well today. You must have both been hugely relieved that all 3 made it.

Now you've got 2 weeks of: relaxing, enjoying the moment, conducting positive imagery, healthy eating, gentle exercise + strolls plus chatting with us and all your other 2ww pals!

hugs
Debra.

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Post by JaneR » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:51 pm

Staci,

So pleased everything went well today. I told you everything would be OK. So now feet up, infact everything up and lie down let mother nature take it's course and do what she has to do, so those little embies bed down nicely.
Eat well, lots of PMA and more rest. Oh and of course talk to all us.

Take care.

Love

Jane

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Post by Mia » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:55 pm

Staci,
I am happy things went well. I know you will not stop worrying but surviving the thaw is a VERY big hurdle. I am wishing the best for you.
Mia

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Post by Sand » Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:17 pm

Hiya Staci :D Well done you !!!

Surviving the thaw is the hardest bit ... they've now got just as much chance of making it as fresh embies.... so, well done you ! :D

I can imagine just how relieved you are.

Just take it real easy now. All 3 of them - wow !!!

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11

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Post by danica » Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:02 am

staci gorgeous, i yelled a 'yes' when i read that all survived and u had a transfer yay thats fantastic!! lots of rest for you and make sure u lap up the pampering for the next 2 weeks PMA PMA how exciting!!
luv d xo
danica [img]http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/tiere/d026.gif[/img]

Our little man Luka, born 30th May '06 weighing 8pounds 4 - truly a precious miracle!

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Post by alicia » Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:55 am

Staci,

SO HAPPY to hear that all three of them were good for transfer. Do they let you look at them before they put them in? My clinic does and that is my favorite part, even though they just look like a few transparent circles floating around.

So no more worrying now. When they make it through the thaw, it is a very good sign that the embies are healthy - apparently even more so than just the cellular growth they look at for a full IVF cycle. I'm keeping everything crossed for you that you have success!

Alicia

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Post by AMITHIS » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:51 am

Hi Alicia,

Yes, they actually gave me a picture of the 3 of them to keep. When the Dr. showed it to us and said we needed to decide what to do, DH told her "we'll just take them home like that"
(She didn't seem very amused).

Regarding the no more worrying....

I've just moved onto worrying about something else now. The Dr. really didn't give us any details regarding the quality of the embryos and, as my bladder was about to burst and I just wanted to get the transfer done ASAP, I didn't ask too many questions. She said not much could be told about the quality at that point (which didn't make sense to me because I thought we were taking them an extra day so we would know more!). All she told us was that one was a morula, one was a "2 PN", one was an early blast and that she would advise transferring all 3. DH asked her what a "2 PN" meant and she said "nothing, really; that it was just how they coded things in the lab." Of course, later, I looked on the internet and saw it refers to an embryo at one of the earliest stages of development with very few cells? I don't know if one of the morulas actually lost a lot of cells or something. Then, the fact that one of them was still a morula even after going another day doesn't seem to bode well at all. It seems like my only hope is the early blast, but I would think that even that should have been a full fledged blast by that point.

At any rate, I really, really want this to work but I just can't help but feel like I'm starting out with odds that are way below the norm...and the norm isn't even all that impressive. I'm also really annoyed with my clinic at this point for a number of things and kind of wish I had investigated the option of traveling when I did my IVF in order to go to a better one.

Sorry about all the complaining... just in a very negative mood about things at the moment.

Staci
Me 35/DH 41
TTC 4 years
Diagnosis: MF infertility
IVF/ICSI April 2004: -tive
FET Aug. 2004 (canceled due to cysts)
FET Jan 2005: -tive
FET Aug. 2005

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