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Postby carly » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:27 pm

Hi everyone! I've been reading around the forums, finding useful info, many many thanks to you all!

I am going through my first IVF, actually I'm in my 2ww right now, day four actually, my test is next Friday Feb 3. Very nervous and feeling as it hasn't worked lol.

I had a good experience with the ivf so far, I am living in France (husband is french, I am american) and have the best infertility team right here in Marseille, so I feel lucky. The only problem we did have, I am a bit more fertile than they expected and almost had to stop everything. I did stop the gonal-f I was on, even though the dosage was lowered twice, but my follicles still continued to grow! They removed 18 eggs, but after all was said and done, only 2 were really, really good, which is fine with me lol!

The worst part, besides the waiting, was after the egg removal. My ovaries were quite large and up until this morning, I really felt as if my whole insides were going to fall out if I moved, I was in such pain.

Now my belly is hard as a rock, hopefully one of those little embryos is getting ready to latch on though, this has been one heck of a stressful run. But I am very lucky and I know that, if it doesn't work this time I have three more tries and I know one of them will have to work! But I'm so hoping it works this time, just because it is just so much stress and I really am not getting any younger lol.

I'll be looking around a bit more. So thankful all you are going through or have, so I can find otu if anything and everything I can! I really didn't do too much research till now, in disbelief I think. Not being able to believe it is possible I could be pregnant, so didn't want to get my hopes up at all. I've only posted about this online to a few friends.

Nice to be here,hopefully I'll be comfortable enough to be able to post how things go (by comfortable I mean, I'm really uncomfortable bodywise, my stomach so hard, still feel heavy although not as heavy as I did). I wish I could do a hpt and know it was accurate to get this stress off me lol but I know I need to just wait :)
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Postby Smita » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:38 am

Carly,
Welcome here!
You sound very positive and sorted out about the whole IVF journey which is great! :D
I noticed you have joined the 2ww thread on the gen forum, which should be great.
Wishing you lots of Luck for the 3rd and good on you for staying away from that hpt!!


Welcome again!

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Postby souris » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:59 pm

Hi Carly and welcome here!

I really hope you will get a BFP!! The girls are great here, you will see!

I am French and having my 2nd cycle in Bordeaux (i had my first IVF done abroad)

Hope you are not too cold in Marseille!

Take care
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04/ 05 ICSI -tive 02/06 ICSI. No fertilisation
09/ 06 ICSI. BFP!!! M/C at 12 weeks.04/07 ? ICSI -tive
04/08 ICSI BFP!!! M/C at 12 weeks
Feb 09 6th ICSI has started! neg
June 09 7th ICSI. Please make it happen!!
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Postby Macca8 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:43 pm

Hi Carly,

Welcome. You really have a rough time of it with the treatment but you still seems to have PMA which is great. I think you are able to do a HPT if you are 10 days from ET. I did one on bought my last 2 ICSI treatments and they were correct. I was pregnant both times but miscarried later.
Unless the drugs you are/were on prevents you from home testing.

Anyway, best of luck and I really do hope you get a positive.

I am about to start my 3rd attempt in the next day or 2. I am waiting for AF to arrive.
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Postby carly » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:57 pm

Thanks everyone! Well one more week and one day before testing. I was contemplating buying a test, but I'm just too scared lol. Se I'm just going to hold out till test day.

Ha Marseille cold! So rare except when those blasted winds pour in from the sea lolol. That is what I do miss about the states, my seasons. marseille does not have seasons, hot or cold that is it lol.

Carly :)
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Postby bubblymichelle » Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:00 pm

Just want to say hello and welcome, and wish you all the luck in the world.
Enjoy your stay here.
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