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Postby LisaB75 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:09 pm

Hey everyone. I joined this site about a week ago but I have yet to formerly introduce myself so here goes. My name is Lisa and my husband and I have been TTC for 4 1/2 years. After a year of trying, we had some tests done and discovered that both of my tubes were completely blocked to to hydrosalpinx (sp?). I had laproscopic surgery in May of 2004 and my doc repaired both tubes -but said they were still damaged and gave me a 20% chance of conceiving naturally, with a heightened risk of eptopic pregnancy. The good news is, my uterus is good, my ovaries are good, and my dh's sperm is strong! After taking some time to think about our next move ( and save $$ since my insurance won't pay), my dh and i are now going through our first IVF cycle. I started Lupron on 2/24, and I am scheduled to start stims on 3/18. I think that discovering this site is one of the best things to happen to me b/c is very difficult to find people that can relate to my situation. I have already joined in the March/April buddies thread and I thank you for the advice and comfort I have found there. I have a great admiration for all of you women (and men) b/c I know how heart-wrenching can be. In the past few weeks, six different women (cousins, wives of co-workers, you name it) have announced they are pregnant. Instead of letting this bother me and making me fume with jealousy (which it did at first) and I going to take it as a good omen!! So good luck to all of you in your mission to have a baby - I feel like it is going to happen for us!!
Lisa B
Age: 35
Blocked Tubes
First IVF cycle Mar/Apr 06 - BFP!! DD born December 2006.
Left tube removed 2007
Ectopic Pregancy naturally in June 2008
Right tube removed 2009
Round 2 IVF - Oct/Nov 2010 - BFP!!!
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Postby bsbulldog » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:39 am

Hello Lisa, I am new to the site as well although I am not new to IVF. I just completed my second round and am dealing with the dreaded 2WW. I know exactly what you mean about people around you getting pregnant, that I think is still the hardest thing for me. How selfish I know but I can not help it. Good luck and God Bless!
Julie

26me DH27
1st IVF 7/05 +ive, misscarried after 13 weeks
2nd IVF 0306 just waiting now
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Postby jan33 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:51 am

Hi Lisa! Welcome to the site!

Just want to invite you to come join us over on the 30-40 thread...we have quite a few members, all at different stages of different treatments. We laugh, share frustrations, support each other....and indulge in a bit of celebrity gossip to break the monotony every now and then :wink:

Feel free to stop by!

Take care and loads of PMA coming your way!

Jan
Me:34 Dh:41 Married:14 yrs
5th DIUI-March 19-M/C 10 wks
11th DIUI - Jan 07 - BFP
Garrett born Sept 23/07!!!
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Postby LisaB75 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:57 pm

Thanks, Jan and Julie, for the welcomes. PMA back to you both! I have been my own personal cheerleader now for weeks -trying to get my mind right when I start to feel negative. I just saw my doc again this morning for my baseline scan - and everything looks good. He stressed, again, the power of positive thinking. WE ARE GOING TO GET PREGNANT!! Good luck to you all! :D
Lisa B
Age: 35
Blocked Tubes
First IVF cycle Mar/Apr 06 - BFP!! DD born December 2006.
Left tube removed 2007
Ectopic Pregancy naturally in June 2008
Right tube removed 2009
Round 2 IVF - Oct/Nov 2010 - BFP!!!
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Postby angelamw » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:26 pm

Hi Lisa and welcome to this site

Like you I have had my tubes unblocked with surgery. We are trying the IUI route first and if that doesn't work have got one session of IVF booked for May.

As Jan said come over and join us on the 30-40 thread. You will get loads of support there.

Angela
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Postby LisaB75 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:45 pm

Hi Angela!! Good luck with your IUI. My doc didn't really mention IUI as an option. He said my tubes were so bad that he recommended going straight to IVF. My dh and I tried for 18 mos. after surgery hoping for that 20% chance to kick in but no such luck. So, IVF it is.

I hope things work out for you and I look forward to chatting with you on the 30-40 thread!
Lisa B
Age: 35
Blocked Tubes
First IVF cycle Mar/Apr 06 - BFP!! DD born December 2006.
Left tube removed 2007
Ectopic Pregancy naturally in June 2008
Right tube removed 2009
Round 2 IVF - Oct/Nov 2010 - BFP!!!
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Postby bsbulldog » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:51 am

Lisa, how are things going? Are you doing Lupron injections? I am going crazy waiting for my test date.
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Postby asante » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:35 am

Good luck lisa. This is one of the best website... I had my tranfer on 3/8.. I am going crazy waiting for the test. If you have anyquestion or anybody to talk to I am hre...
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Postby LisaB75 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:47 pm

Hey girls - thanks for the supportive words. Bulldog - to answer your question, I have been doing Lupron injections since 2/24. One very strange symptom I have had which is not mentioned in anything I have read is I have been having really, really strange dreams. I mean crazy stuff - I was rocking out with my older brother at a Twisted Sister concert last night!! (for those who don't know - they are an old metal hair band from the 80's) I woke up thinking "what the...???" Anyway, I start my stimms on 3/18. I had my baseline scan and bloodwork yesterday and they said everything looks good. I guess this is when the hormone swings kick in. (my poor dh - lol)

Well good luck to you with your test dates. I will keep my fingers crossed for good news!!

:)
Lisa B
Age: 35
Blocked Tubes
First IVF cycle Mar/Apr 06 - BFP!! DD born December 2006.
Left tube removed 2007
Ectopic Pregancy naturally in June 2008
Right tube removed 2009
Round 2 IVF - Oct/Nov 2010 - BFP!!!
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Postby bsbulldog » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:06 pm

Lisa,I do not remember having any weird dreams, I do recall having a hard time sleeping. Asante I had my transfer on 3/9, I was wondering if you are experiencing any bloating? I am so bloated it is crazy. I have my beta on 3/23 when is yours?
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Postby LisaB75 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:39 pm

Gloria,

When are you scheduled to test? Are you having any symptoms?
Lisa B
Age: 35
Blocked Tubes
First IVF cycle Mar/Apr 06 - BFP!! DD born December 2006.
Left tube removed 2007
Ectopic Pregancy naturally in June 2008
Right tube removed 2009
Round 2 IVF - Oct/Nov 2010 - BFP!!!
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Postby CarolynB » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:23 am

Hi Lisa

Both my tubes are blocked. Dr not sure why. I have an auto-immune disorder - sarcoidosis - but they are not sure. Anyway we are in the same boat. They have sent me straight to ivf as they are so bad that tey are not sure whether they can be repaired and becuaes of my age.

I take some comfort in that they know what it is and this should not effect the chances of ivf.

I am down regging on buserlin injections right now for 18 days.

Trying to take it a step at a time.

This site is a fantastic help.

Very best of luck on your journey.
Carolyn :D
Me 42, DH 52 IVF #1, #2, #3 ICSI #4 - 10.05.2006, 12.12.2006, 10.03.2007, 27.07.2007 ICSI/DE/TESA #5, #6 PGD/IVIG #7 - 24.11.2007, 27.02.2008, 23.05.2008 - 7 BFNs
Surrogacy/FET #8 - 15.10.2008 - BFP
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Postby LisaB75 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:01 pm

Hi Carolyn! Yes this site is truly a wonderful thing. It helps so much to have others that are in the same boat. Good luck with everything - I am happy to help you with any questions you may have since you are about a month behind me with your treatment. :) I look forward to sharing our experiences.

Good luck!
Lisa B
Age: 35
Blocked Tubes
First IVF cycle Mar/Apr 06 - BFP!! DD born December 2006.
Left tube removed 2007
Ectopic Pregancy naturally in June 2008
Right tube removed 2009
Round 2 IVF - Oct/Nov 2010 - BFP!!!
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Postby CarolynB » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:01 pm

Hi Lisa

I am sure that I will have questions so thanks for your offer of help.

Looks like you have ET scheduled for you tomorrow.

Fingers crossed for a good result. :lol:

Carolyn xx
Me 42, DH 52 IVF #1, #2, #3 ICSI #4 - 10.05.2006, 12.12.2006, 10.03.2007, 27.07.2007 ICSI/DE/TESA #5, #6 PGD/IVIG #7 - 24.11.2007, 27.02.2008, 23.05.2008 - 7 BFNs
Surrogacy/FET #8 - 15.10.2008 - BFP
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