WOW, what a dunce I am.....ha ha.....I started this thread then got so busy I didn't get back to it for a few days....but I'm back after a long weekend of work (I'm a labor nurse) and looking forward to 3 days off now.
I'm happy to see so many of you here and getting to know you all. Of course, I am familiar with Anne D since we've been here before together. So cool to be cycling with you again.
I thought I'd try to keep a list of our stages in the cycle so we can keep up with each other, so here goes. Feel free to correct it if I get your info mixed up.
IVF #2 March/April. Started BCP 2/7.
cancelled cyle January. Started BCP 2/7. ER planned for March 14th.
2nd cycle, FET planned for March 19th.
FET planned for the end of March/beginning of April
3rd fresh cycle soon. Waiting for AF, due around 2/21
Starting cycle number 4 when AF arrives, due around March 1st (I think)
Cycle day 13, start BCP next cycle day 3, FET planned for around April 4th. 2nd attempt, MC at 5 wks after BFP IVF#1 Nov 07.
I don't know about the rest of you but I find it easier to keep things straight in my head if I can look at a list.
So, a little about me. My DH had orchitis during his first marriage, after having 3 kids and was told he wouldn't father any more kids. Then his wife got pregnant again, so he has 4! I have a son who is 7 yrs old and no apparent fertility issues of my own. Soon after we got married we met with out RE who was very confident that he could help us with IVF with ICSI. We purchased a refund package which includes 3 fresh and 3 frozen cycles. Our first IVF went well, I was a good responder and had to coast with no stimming meds for several days cause my E2 was sky high and was at risk for OHSS. We had 24 follicles, 19 embryos, 6 blasts....we transferred 2 and froze 4. I did get a BFP but sadly lost it only a few short days after finding out we were pregnant. I have spent the past 2 months feeling really frustrated waiting for my beta to drop to zero (It took 7 weeks!) then waiting for AF to arrive. My RE wants me to wait for one full cycle before begining meds for my FET. I'll be using BCP, lupron and estrogen. I'm glad to have a tenative date to finally work towards. I'm excited and hopeful but scared at the same time. I don't want to let myself be too positive because the let down is very hard if it doesn't work. I think I might try accupuncture this time. I was just reading your posts and decided to check if my insurance covers it and they do cover 80%.....not bad. I think it will be worth it to give it a try. I read that FET's have a slightly lower success rate than fresh cycles so I guess I need to do all I can to improve my chances.
Suzhan....what kind fo chinese medicine will you be using? I'm interested in this cause when I was waiting for AF I read up about which herbs may be used to encourage AF's arrival. There were several suggestions, but the most gentle/first line approach was ginger...so I bought some ginger tea and drank 2 cups then AF arrived.!!
....coincidence? maybe, but you never know.
Neffi211....speaking of patience...do you know where I can get some? I used up all my patience waiting for my beta to drop. I am naturally an impatient person so I am right there with you, this whole process is a true test of our patience.
Brenda3...looks like you and I are going to be on a similar schedule since my FET is planned for early April. Of course, it does depend on AF's arrival being on time, hopefully before the end of the month.
Its great to meet you all, I'm so excited for us all to get things moving over the next few weeks......looking forward to lots fo BFP's!