May/June Buddies?

Discussion group for all topics related to infertility including preparation for pregnancy, causes, investigation and treatment of infertility.
Post Reply
kristin
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Location: london

Post by kristin » Thu May 18, 2006 9:26 pm

Thanks for the injecting advice. I have to start tonight and as dh is away I have to just go for it but I am putting it off, so I will leave it til I am about to go to sleep.... I also need to travel this weekend, how have people packed their injections- are there little ice boxes etc..? Now I regret never going to Brownies or camping!!!

Great that you are starting to stim aswell today USP. It would be good to track everyone else too and I wish you all lots of luck (and energy)!

Still looking forward to hearing about some BFPs on this thread..... a few weeks to go yet I suppose!

with love
kristin
Last edited by kristin on Fri May 19, 2006 5:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Sponsor
 

Lbebe
Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: California, US

Post by Lbebe » Fri May 19, 2006 6:33 am

Hi All,

Hope you are all doing well, glad to see some advice on injection, today is my 3rd day of stimms, by 9th day which is 25th of May, will have u/s to check on follicles, not sure why my doctor want to check it on 9th day of stimms, not earlier? At least I will have a chance and time to adjust the meds, I am a little concern……..

Do I should bring it up my concern with doctor? Any advice??

So far I do not have any headache with shots, hopefully will keep this way,

Wish you all best of luck on this journey, was wonderful to see this thread, and share with you all.
First IVF/ICSI Jun 12 2006 ++ive



[img]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/1;10051;101/st/20070219/dt/-3/k/04bb/preg.png[/img]

USP
Newbie
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:24 pm

Post by USP » Fri May 19, 2006 10:01 pm

I am just back home after my second acupuncture session.She said my pulses feel good compared to last time.I believe last time it was under stress and tdy it feels good.I am doing yoga daily and keeping my mind calm.Hopefully that also helps. Last time after acupuncture,i felt lot more better,as i was under stress then. Tdy i didnt feel much difference,may be bcoz i was relaxing already.
Hi Kristin,
How are you doing?Take care of you while u r traveling.Dont exert yourself.Pack the medicines in a ice storage box. How long you are away?lThanks for your wishes.I need them. let us share our experiences.My next scan will be on this sunday after 3 days of Inj. Follistim.
Hi Vita,
I started my stimms. fro May 18th [Thursday].I do too get some times headache.but not very bad.That tired with Lupron is Okey for the past 2 days. Let me hope,this remains the same.

I have a question about Do's and Dont's during that loooooooooooooooooooong 2 ww. Some say No Bath.Do you mean NO to the usual daily shower?Kindly answer me.
USP

kristin
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Location: london

Post by kristin » Fri May 19, 2006 10:53 pm

Hi there

Lbebe- I am also only scanned for the first time after 9 days and then will know how it is all going so fingers crossed.

USP great to be going at the same time! I did my first injection yesterday and it was fine. I sat on my bed as I was worried that I might faint in the bathroom (all quite embarrassing as I am a doctor!). It was no problem at all and I am not worried about the rest of them so I will not bother dh with them now. Thanks for all the advice and I warmed the 'pen' a bit before. I felt no side effects but it is early days as yet. We are off to germany just for one night so we have bought a massive ice box for the trip! It was all that was in the shop! Oh well!!!

Hope you all have a good and relaxing weekend.
Look forward to finding out how you are doing

Kristin
me 36, dh 47
ttc 2 years
May 06: ivf + icsi: BFP- little gal born feb 07

Sonix
Regular
Posts: 180
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:54 pm

Post by Sonix » Sun May 21, 2006 1:10 pm

Hi May/June Buddies!!!

Hope all's going well for everyone and you've been having a relaxing weekend.
I was on the March thread and it's nice to be back. Just hope I don't have to say goodbye again so soon.

My 1st IVF cycle was abandoned because I didn`t respond to the meds. Then AF didn't arrive and after about 45 days waiting I was prescribed BCP in preparation for the next cycle. I was so anxious to get going but had to wait to start taking BCP and then continue about 30 days because I had to go on a business trip beginning May. I finally started my stim shots - Menogon on a high dosage - on Fr. 12th May. DH is great with the injections and always makes sure he's around to help me out.

My first scan was on Friday (day 8 of stims) and they found only 2 follicles. :( I wasn't expecting much and DH was even pleased, considering the last cycle. But now I'm just fearing the worst. Roll on next Tuesday: my next appointment for monitoring. Hoping for some better news this time. :) Fingers crossed.

Lbebe: Some ladies seem to have scans every few days but I have my first scan on the 10th cycle day. Good luck.

Looking forward to reading all your updates and hope to stay in touch on this thread. :wink:

Love
Sonix
Me 41, DH 42; ttc 6 yrs.
3x IUI & 5 IVF cycles (incl. 3 abandoned IVF cycles)
from end 2005 to begin. 2007
started DE treatment abroad

langton
Regular
Posts: 297
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:37 pm
Location: UK BLACKPOOL

Post by langton » Sun May 21, 2006 4:14 pm

Hi everyone, been away for a little while, trying to make time move faster i quess. how is everyone doing anyone got to ec or their transfer yet? as you all no i went for icsi in feb but had to have a total freeze., when i got to ec. well im moving down the ladder now for my FET, and i am onto my tablets. i started them yesterday. the nurses told me yesterday my ET should be 6 june., about two weeks to go :D.
how much time is everyone having off work after ET? I no some people go back to work a few days later, but i dont think i could do that. evryone has different oppinions. i just think ive waited too long for this and i dont want to take any chances.

hayley

USP
Newbie
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:24 pm

Post by USP » Mon May 22, 2006 2:50 pm

Hi Kristin,
How are you doing now?How was your trip?Hope you had np with the Inj.Yeah, itz gr8 to know somebody in the same time period of your treatment. Well, by now 4 days of stimms. have gone for us. Tdy i had my U/S - which shows about 8 follicles on the right and about 7-8 follicles on my left ovary. All are of small sizes. Tdy i also have next session of acupuncture in the AN.I am feeling OK expect for that headache at few times....How are you coping up with?When is your next scan?
Wow,Itz another coincidence! I am also a doctor living in USA.I understand when we know what we are doing is sometimes embarassing.Just relax and be positive.Hope GOD will bless us with baby dust.
USP

amfy
Regular
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:09 pm

Post by amfy » Mon May 22, 2006 3:14 pm

My injecting advice for what it's worth is just 2 things:

Choose a spot which is kind of half way between firm and flabby (if you've got one!) I found that a third of the way round my upper thigh, just between the flabby inner thigh and the more bony front was by far less painful than anywhere else.

Also turn the needle as you push it into the skin and it breaks the skin far more easily (and less painfully).

I didn't bother with ice or anything last time and it was fine. I found the mixing of meds far more traumatic!

Anyway - I'm having a FET on Weds 24th May. I have just 2 frozen embryos over from my first IVF last November. I am 41 years old, we are not having another go if it doesn't work so I am nervous but trying to be serene and accepting of what fate holds.

It's much more straightforward this time through although we had a wobble last week when they thought I wasn't going to ovulate.

The next hurdle is the defrosting of the our embryos. I have to ring tomorrow afternoon to see if they make it. I'll let you know how i get on, please keep things crossed for me.

kristin
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Location: london

Post by kristin » Mon May 22, 2006 8:57 pm

Hello there all

good to read about how you are doing.

Dear amfy, I really hope they defrost OK for you and am sending you lots of baby dust and good wishes. I am even feeling nervous for you so do let us know how it goes.

USP- I was wondering what they could see on ultrasound so soon in the injecting cycle so that is exciting that there is something there for you. I am getting a bit of a pain on my left side and I wonder if it is something happening but it could well be my overactive imagination. I am feeling much better now that the downreg meds are halved with just one sniff twice a day. I even have some energy and can concentrate again at work. I am getting impatient waiting to find out on Friday how it will all proceed as I have no idea what my plans are after that and for some reason everyone is asking me where I will be and what I am doing next week. I am planning to take most of the week off but if I need the distraction then I will just turn up at work.

hayley- good luck with the FET- will be waiting to hear how it goes for you too! And I know, it is difficult to get the balance right of what to plan to do and what not to do after ET. Would be good to learn from the others who have been through this before.

Sonix- good luck tomorrow with your scan. Hope the two follicles are progressing... you only need one good one after all.....

lots of love to you all
kristin
me 36, dh 47
ttc 2 years
May 06: ivf + icsi: BFP- little gal born feb 07

Seattlite
Newbie
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 5:50 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

a new May/June buddy

Post by Seattlite » Tue May 23, 2006 1:33 am

Hi Ladies,

I am new to the group and feel hungry to discuss my experience and glean from others along my journey. I believe I qualify for a "may/june" buddy. I may be a bit ahead of some of you, as my retrieval was last Thursday, May 18th. My transfer will be a Day 5 transfer, which is tomorrow. Then . . . begins my 2ww. Actually, if I am understanding my docs correctly, I will have a PT on June 2nd. So, the 2ww count began with Day 0 on retrieval day.
This is my first IVF cycle, and I really hope my last - it seems to have gone ok, but i could do without the injections.

I had to do a drug called Repronex - holy cow, that brought me to my knees every night. It was like a wasp sting. What saved me was ICE - i numbed my arm and my DH poked and I was oblivious.

I'm nervous that my little embies are waiting to day 5 for transfer. But, I'm following the rules.

Everything I see and hear seems to be a sign of some sort. I'm trying hard to "go with the flow" but only you ladies know what this is like. It's so hard to not talk about this all the time, yet it is such a private experience.

AHHHHHHH!!!

wish me luck tomorrow.....please

I am sending all the good baby thoughts your ways!

seattlite

Lbebe
Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: California, US

Post by Lbebe » Tue May 23, 2006 3:36 am

Welcome Seattlite,

Good luck with your ET tomorrow, my doc told me that Day 5 transfer is the best :lol: , do u know how may they are going to transfer?

i am on the day 6 stimm, i took all the advice from the ladies here regarding the shots, it is not as bad as i thought, but i felt i really running out of spot for my shot soon since i have to take 5 shots a day, still have 30 more or less to go, my poor belly just can't handle it any more....

This Thursday will find out how many follies, this is my first IVF cycle and I do hope this is it...

Good luck to all, good to hear from everyone
First IVF/ICSI Jun 12 2006 ++ive



[img]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/1;10051;101/st/20070219/dt/-3/k/04bb/preg.png[/img]

Sonix
Regular
Posts: 180
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:54 pm

Post by Sonix » Wed May 24, 2006 8:44 am

Hi to all!

Amfy - hope defrosting went well for you. Sending you good wishes for the FET and hope you’ll soon be resting at home and being pampered.

Seattlite – Sounds like all has been going well so far. Good luck on your 2WW!

Hayley – not long til your FET date now. Having time off work or not after ET is a difficult question. Work is great for distracting your thoughts but if you can’t influence the stress factor then I suppose it’s better to take a good break. My present cycle has ended up coinciding with an 8 day holiday break I planned a while ago which is good because I don’t have to explain why I suddenly need a few days off work. On the other hand I’m getting asked by everyone where we are going on holiday. I’ve being saying “to Italy” because that was what we had planned but I don’t know what I’m going to say when they ask me about my holiday when I get back. “Oh, just decided to hang around at home instead” :?

Kristin – thanks for your encouragement.
The good news is that I’ll be getting to EC this time – scheduled for Friday. The bad news is that there really are only 2 follicles. If it wasn’t for my age, the fact that the 1st cycle had to be cancelled the doctor would have advised to abandon again. So I’ve been gleaming the posts for any signs of positive news in similar cases. It’s so difficult to keep positive and hopeful and try and stay realistic at the same time. It’s like wishing for a miracle.
Keep your fingers crossed for me…

Take care everyone! :)

Son
Me 41, DH 42; ttc 6 yrs.
3x IUI & 5 IVF cycles (incl. 3 abandoned IVF cycles)
from end 2005 to begin. 2007
started DE treatment abroad

kdc2006
Regular
Posts: 382
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:59 pm
Location: fermanagh,nothern ireland

egg collection

Post by kdc2006 » Wed May 24, 2006 10:09 am

hi all.....i love this site because i wouldn't know half the info without this place :? ....well thats me all done with my meds....took final injection last nite(pregnal)to make the follicles/eggs mature....ive hospital in the morning for eggs to be collected....my scan the other day showed about 8 follicles though hopefully by tomorrow ive more....i hope to go get embryos put back saturday (fingers crossed) if all goes according to plan... im really nervous and im trying to be positive without going over board....anyway...goodluck to everyone else....

kristin
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:35 pm
Location: london

Post by kristin » Wed May 24, 2006 2:54 pm

Hello there everyone

Hope you are all well. I am half way through the stims now and so far I feel just great- I think it is because all the hot flushes have stopped- I hope it is all still working. What symptoms are the rest of you getting on the stims?

Welcome Seattlite and good luck with the 2ww. Lbebe- 5 shots a day has humbled me and now I will never complain about the meagre one a day I am having. Son, enjoy 'Italy' - we are also planning to go there this weekend but it all depends on the scan on Friday morning so I have no idea what to say to people if we don't go... I think I will just blame it on dh's work as he has quite an unpredictable schedule which I can finally use to our advantage! USP how is it going? I have no more acupuncture planned until the EC/ET time. I went for an ayurvedic massage today and have been going each week and it has really helped me calm down. I never ususally do any sort of pampering and so going each week for an hour of acupuncture and an hours massage has just changed the tempo of everything and really helped I think. But I do feel like a first-timer with all of this and doubt I will have the energy to organise all of this again if I have further cycles! We met a lady at the weekend who had twin girls her first cycle and I have just heard from another friend who is now 7 months preggers after her 7th cycle- so who knows what is ahead!!!!

I thought I would try and track all our dates so forgive me if I get them wrong or miss someone out- do let me know and anyone feel free to update (especially as I cannot work out how to use any of the graphics, change colours or place smilies and so it all looks rather bland like this!):

Kerri: Stims started 11th May

Seattlite: EC 18th May; PT begining of June

Leanne: downreg 18th May

Lbebe: Stims started 18th May

USP: Stims started 19th May

Kristin: Stims started 19th May

Vita: Stims start 24th May (I think)

Amfy: ET 24th May

Kdc2006: EC 25th May

Sonix: EC 26th May

Jess: Stims start 27th May

Hayley: ET 6th June


Lots of love to everyone
Kristin
me 36, dh 47
ttc 2 years
May 06: ivf + icsi: BFP- little gal born feb 07

Lbebe
Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: California, US

Post by Lbebe » Wed May 24, 2006 3:44 pm

Thank you Kristin for posting the date for everyone!

As for me on the day 8 of stims, there is no symptoms at all, i am not even moody, rather calm, i saw on the another thread, some of ladies gain some weight during the stims, i even manage to lost some weight, not sure the meds is working, tomorrow go in for u/s, check on follies, finger crossed.

Take care everyone

Lbebe
First IVF/ICSI Jun 12 2006 ++ive



[img]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/d/1;10051;101/st/20070219/dt/-3/k/04bb/preg.png[/img]

Post Reply