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Postby amy0217 » Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:41 am

HI, just joined the site, and have learned that there are many, many women facing the same things that I am. I have been married for 8 1/2 years, and we have tried to conceive for about 5 years. Finally, after many failed months of clomid and injectable meds, we are moving on to IVF. I am on day 21 of my prep month, and should start Lupron Saturday. Hopefully, things will go well and we can conceive the first time!!!
Any suggestions and comments are welcome. Amy
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Postby hlloyd » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:09 am

Hi Amy, welcome to the site. I am a newbie here but have found everyone so supportive and informative. There are some very wise women on here!

I am currently on day 6 of stimming and hoping for EC on Friday 15th. I hope that we are both luck with our first attempt. Good luck with your treatment.

Take a look around the general forum, this seems to be where most of the action happens!

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Postby Sand » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:51 am

Hi Amy .. Welcome to the boards ... You'll soon feel at home. We recommend Zita West's book"Fertility and Conception" which will provide you with endless tips and advice on how to improve your chance of success...

Other than that, stick around this site and I'm sure you'll learn something new every day.

Good luck with your 1st cycle - may it prove fruitful ..!!

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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Postby DebraP » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:25 am

Hi Amy and welcome. My first tmt cycle was successful so take heart, it can happen!

Have a look at the April + May buddy threads over in the General Forum, plus the roll call thread, I think you'll find quite a few newbies also starting their tmts soon.

good luck
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Postby LittleP » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:43 am

Hi Amy

Welcome to the site - you will find that this quickly becomes a way of life. The girls here are fantastic, supportive and full of an enormous amount of information :D

Good luck with the treatment and remember we're all here to help with anything so just ask away :!:

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Postby bubblymichelle » Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:17 pm

Hi Amy,

Just want to say hello and welcome, this is such a great site.

I hope all goes well with your tmt please keep us posted.

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Postby taylorjools » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:34 pm

Hi Amy and a big welcome to you :lol:

you are in the right place, and especially now you'll find on the April/May thread like D said, ladies at the same stage as you..

Lovely crowd here, has changed my life, have had so much support and it's so nice for me to be able to "speak" in my mother tongue about this :wink:

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Postby Isabel » Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:55 pm

Hi there,
My name is Isabel. I am 38 and just completed a cycle afte trying for 14 months with no go , go , no go etc. Finally finished with DE and let them grow to DAY 5 and transfered on the 3rd. I am set to go in the MD's on the 15 Friday to test. ALthough I plan on cheating Monday with a HOME PG test. Hubby and I are beside our selves. We have no children and this is our last hope.
This site is amazing and I love how everyone is so supportive. Unless you have been in these shoes nobody can comprehend the emotional aspect of it all!
I hope to make some friends and well as offer support.
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Postby AliasR » Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:58 pm

Hi Isabel

Just wanted to say good luck! Hope all turns out well for you. May i ask where are you writing from? Isabel is such a portuguese name!

Take care and keep in touch

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Postby Isabel » Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:56 am

I am from the United States. From California. Thank you for your support and prayers. I will let everyone know the outcome of my pretest on Monday! Has anyone done this before and tested at home prior to the MD blood test?
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Postby Sand » Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:33 am

Hi Isabel .. Warm welcomes to the site ! You will definitely make those friends you speak of ...

We all know how difficult the 2ww but, speaking from the experience of others, I would strongly advise you not to test early with a hpt. They can easily give false results. It could show +ve if a particular medication is still in your system from the cycle, or it could show -ve if it's too early / the reading's too weak for the hpt. Either way, you'll still be left wondering. These hpts have caused no end of misery for some.

So, all in all I urge you to try to hang in there an extra 4 days and just do the bloods on Friday ..

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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Postby LittleP » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:18 am

Hi Isabel and welcome

I have to agree with Sandra, try really hard to resist the temptation of an early test because it could be too early to test and give a misleading result.

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Postby nicolamark » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:40 pm

Good Luck!!

Welcome to here, now u've found it, your'll find the situation easier, so many girls here to help and guide you through it.

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Postby ogr1 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:22 am

the best advice that i can give you

is
dont test early....


a - neg is not always right...
and from my own self i didnt beleave any test that i did except when i got a neg and it was a bfp with twins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wait :!:

and glad you found this forum
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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