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Postby Danie454 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:14 pm

Hello Everyone.

I am on the March/April buddies thread too.. But I didn't know if I was suppose to join you here as well.

I started my Gonal F March 23rd.. I had my EC on April 3rd and now Im waiting to hear if I am going to do my ET Tomorrow or wait till Saturday to do a 5 day transfer.

I ended up with a lot of eggs on Retreval I had 17 Mature eggs. WE ended up donating 5 of them to Cancer egg freezing research, which makes me feel like my cycle won't be in vain if I dont get a Positive.

The 2ww is going to kill me.. I can tell already.. I ahve 6 HPT's left over from the past couple years.. I know im going to use them...

Hugs to everyone!

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Postby missprissy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:43 am

Hello everyone! Well, my appointment went very well. My baseline scan went well. My ovaries have definiely responded to the Lupron, they're resting until April 9 when I start my stimmies. My original stimmie schedule was to take one dose of Gonal F in the morning and one dose of Repronex and Gonal F in the evening. Well, on my way home from the appointment the nurse called and told me not to take the Gonal F in the evening and this decision was based on my ultrasound. So, I guess they're thinking that maybe it won't take much to stimulate me.....I don't know. So, my next appointment is April 12 just for bloodwork and April 14 I have more bloodwork, an ultrasound, and my pre-op evaluation, for the egg retrieval and transfer. My tentative ER date is April 20. My dh had to demonstrate giving me an injection in the rear. The nurse told him to insert the needle as if he were throwing a dart and he did! :shock: It REALLY hurt and the nurse told him, " Um, a little less force next time". So, hopefully he'll get better.


Danie454: Oh my! How exciting! Please keep us informed on when you do your egg transfer! It's wonderful that you had lots of good quality eggs! I'm praying I'll have the same!

Sofia: I'm sorry to hear about the delay. I hope that you will stay with us, I think there are a couple of other May/June people on this forum. I forgot to mention that based on my HSG, they thought I had a fibroid in my uterus, but when I had my hysteroscopy done they didn't find anything. Even if they do find something it's best to get it taken care of early.

Well, everyone I am exhausted! I didn't realize how anxious I was about my appoinment today. When it was all over it was like someone slipped sleeping pills into my apple juice! I'm going to get some much needed rest!

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Postby beth » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:59 am

Hi Everybody,
This is my first post and my first ivf! I start Lupron shots tomorrow, and ER is projected for the week of 4/23.
Is it ok to say I am TERRIFIED? I am very excited and hoping everything goes perfectly. I am reading so much and getting more nervous! Staring at all the meds (and needles!) is very overwhelming!
I know I just need to relax....

I wish everyone the best.
Thank you for starting the post, hopefully you all can help me calm my nerves....

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Postby vessi » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:19 am

Daniella, Welcome!

Don't worry about not responding. I was bumped to Gonal-F last year and it worked. I had 9 eggs, 6 mature. Crossing fingers for you! Growing eggies vines your way. Wow, you will be the first one leading the group:)!!
You can see a website above my ticker. Go to this site and design your own ticker. Then copy the link that they show you, go to your profile and paste in under signature. GL! I will be checking tomorrow to see that ticker, better get busy:)

Luby- I don't mind. Thanks for organazing it, Monica:):) IKWYM:):)

CarolinB- Dh is vary brave. he did all the belly and PIO-butt injections. He was sweating it every day and night but I simply cannot do it to myself. I cannot hurt my body. It's weird, I will stand with the syringe for minutes and will not overce that fear. Dh can be really helpful sometimes:)

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Postby vessi » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:24 am

Oops, did not see page 4, did not mean to forget the other posters:)
Prissy- it's great that things are going according to the plan. You might be good responder. It's great that you will use less Gonal. I am probably looking into 600iu/day..talkiing about hormones and moods...

Danie454- Great, that's a lot of eggies. How nice of you to donate some. let us know how the little embies are doing.

Beth- Welcome. We are all a little bt scared but together we can go through this. the girls make it much easier.

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Postby JESS FITZ » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:44 am

Hi Girls,
Just wanted to say I started my BCP tonight. Then I will start Lupron on Easter. I have a question though last IVF i didnt use Lupron I used Cetritide and i responded so well to that I had 13 eggs Do you think it will make a difference from switching them? Im just alittle concerned.
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Postby Natalie Anne » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:58 am

Hi Jess

sorry, i've not used either of those drugs but i know that switching drugs is supposed to make a difference. The first time i had stims i produced 23 eggs and was v. ill with OHSS so this time i'll be on Menopur and at a low dose.

maybe do some research on the internet about those 2 drugs if you don't get an answer here or from your clinic.

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Postby Danie454 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:32 pm

The eggs I donated actually went to a cancer research program. Currently they have a hard time freezing just eggs ( unfert.) And women who have cancer but no spouse are forced to have the eggs fertilized with donor sperm or a friends. But after they go through treatment if they become sterile they will have to have the FET done to have children.

The Doctor that I am working with is heading up research to learn how to better freeze eggs so the women can choose to have babies with whom ever they want later in life in stead of being forced to choose then.

SO my husband and I agreed that if we got more than 10 eggs we would donate some to this cause. Apparently someone heard us and we just ended up with a lot of them.

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Postby CarolynB » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:59 pm

Hello Everyone

Welcome to each of Beth, Daniella & Danielle.

Daniella - you can create a ticker at

http://www.tickerfactory.com/ezticker/t ... signer.php

Then you just go and paste it into your profile.

Lucy - this should be amusing if you are like Monica. My friends call me an utter control freak!! and that is the ones who like me. :D :)

Danielle - what terrific news to get all those wonderful eggs and so nice that you thought of others and were prepared to donate to help research. That is such a nice thing to have done so as you say something +ve will come from your cycle. Hope it is even more +ve for you too! :lol:

Prissy - glad the scan went well. It is the first hurdle out of the way which is great. Sure dh will get better on the injections over time - practice makes perfect.

Beth - Hello - we are all nervous and scared and excited - mostly all at the same time. It is all quite confusing but everyone on the boards is so helpful and supportive. Just ask if you have a :?: and somebody will be able to help you.

Jess - afraid that I cannot answer your question re-drugs as I am down regging on Buserlin.

Hope that everyone else is doing well. I am off for a glass of wine whilst I still can.

Take good care.
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Postby Mitzy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:42 pm

Hi ladies,

I would like to join you if thats ok.

I am on Gonal F and started my stimms on 31st March, and I have had 1 scan already, on Tuesday they saw 6 follies the largest being 12mm down to 6mm, I am now rather swollen and I hope to see a few more follies tommorrow when I go for my scan. I should be going for my EC on wednesday next week and ET on Good Friday, all being well.

Daniella,

Good luck for tommorrow for your scan, I hope you get to see lots of lovely follies :D hope to hear lots of good news soon, and fingers xxx
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Postby Sallyc » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:57 pm

CarolynB-I´m at Hammersmith too. Maybe we’ll bump into each other one day *g* Well I guess you’ll be finished with your cycle by the time I get there in May. Never mind. I had 2 cycles with the long day 2 start b4. This time round they changed the protocol.

Well maybe you’ve got any ideas where to stay in London during the tmt-period? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Last time round we rented a flat in Windsor but that’s an awful drive into London in the mornings.

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Luby-thx, same to you. My fingers are crossed for you. PMA!!

Daniella-welcome to the board. Good luck with your scan tomorrow.

Danie454-wow...that’s quite a few eggs you had there. Remember to drink plenty of water. Good luck for ET. Donating your eggs to the cancer research program is wonderful. Good on you.

Missprissy-lol, hope your hubby will get better at throwing darts at you. Good luck for your next apptmt.

Beth-welcome to the board. Of course it is ok to be terrified. But you will get used to the needles etc. Good luck for your first shot.

Hello to everyone else I might have forgotten.

Take care ladies and PMA PMA PMA!!!!
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Postby Sallyc » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:02 pm

Mitzy-welcome to the board.

6 eggs sounds really good. Good luck for tomorrow.
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Postby missprissy » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:34 pm

Hello everyone! :P

Mitzy: I start my stimmies this Sunday. How long were you on the stmmies before you started to swell? Is your midsection sore?

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Postby sammys » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:46 am

Hi Gals, Can I be added to your already lengthy list? I started stimming on April 1 450follistim 75luveris...1st scan wed showed one measurable follie(12) and some smaller ones on both ovaries, e2 144 2nd scan will be April 8 sat. I'm so relieved because I told my boss about needing a couple days off here and there and she was so understanding!!
I had my first acupuncture today, he's been doing it for over 25yrs and has worked with a lot of ivfr's he told me a couple of inspiring success stories...PMA to all of you
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Postby wendywoo » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:30 am

Hi girls
Is it ok if i join your group? Think i'm a little behind u lot, i'm still waiting for af to pay a visit so i can have my initial blood tests. The thing is when i think about her she never comes. Thought just maybe i may have got caught but done a hpt this morning and it was neg. Still playing the waiting game. Feel like a bit of a trator as i was on the march april thread but things are going to take a lot longer thani expected.
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