AUG/SEPT BUDDIES!

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jharris12
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Post by jharris12 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:51 pm

Good morning ladies. It looks like some of you were lucky enough to get online last night! I kept getting errors and couldn't even log in!

I went in this morning for my 3rd beta, so I am waiting to hear my results. I asked while I was there when I would get an ultrasound, and she said 4 weeks after the first positive test!! I now have to wait over 3 more weeks before I get my ultrasound!! And I thought the 2ww was tough! :lol:

to_have_fun: Thanks again for updating the list! I'm not really supposed to be on here either, but I'm addicted!

valerie: I hope those headaches go away soon. I know how bad a constant headache can be when you can't take anything for it.

hopinginpa: I am so glad the bleeding stopped. When do you go back in?

JDC: A faint line is still a line. You should see anything if it's negative! Sounds promising! With 3 more days till beta, it should be darker tomorrow!

TrueBeliever: Trust me, we are all just as anxious as you are during the 2ww. I think we all get a little obsessed about it. A test Friday or Saturday should get you a good result. Good luck!

Congrats to those starting stims!! Good luck to those with betas coming up. Hope everyone is doing well and has a great day! I will post later when I get my 3rd beta results.
Me: 32 DH: 30!
1st IVF 5/08 - BFN
2nd IVF 7-8/08 BFP!! :D
ER 7/22, ET 7/25
1st beta 8/8 - 72
2nd beta 8/10 - 150
3rd beta - 43
4th beta - 15 - chemical pregnancy

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Post by Kate21 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:01 pm

Hey Girls,

Just a quick one to update you. I had b/w done this morning and it all came back good. I have to up the dose from 200 to 250 but it is all within range - think they just hope to get some more eggs!! :D I was also told that due to my number of BFN's and the one m/c that I have had they will want me to take low dosage heparin to help the placenta grow (?...anyone heard of that?). I have to take it by injection...and there was me hoping after Monday that would be me done with the shots!!

JHarris - good luck with the 3rd beta - let us know what it is

JDC - sounds like a BFP to me - congrats!!

Val - how are the stims going? Are you still on track for EC on the 20th?

Hi to everyone else, hope you are all doing ok?

Kate :D
Me 35 DH 44 unexplained infertility
3# IVF all BFN
3# FET all BFN 4# BFP - no heartbeat @7wks - about to start the journey again!!

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Post by shellbell78 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:10 pm

Hi I am new to this board. I am hoping to find some others who are going through the same thing I am. It is kind of hard to talk to people who don't necessarily understand what I am talking about when I try to explain what is going on. I just started an IVF cycle this month. I started stimming on 8/7 and had my second u/s today. I had two 15's and one 16 and several smalls on both sides. I am getting really excited because we are getting so close to ER time. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: ivf

Post by baby_crazy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:20 pm

to_have_fun08 wrote:Waiting to start a cycle/ In Limbo
Karen (karenvancouverisland) September start
MzTia
SueQiwi
cocosmomma
steph2


In a cycle
bell-02



Stimming
baby_crazy ET 8/12 5-DAY BLAST!!!
Kate21 start stimming 7th Aug
jenolina
Kas101 started stims 8/11
Much Hope - ER 8/23
Biddy
Valerie (valerie68) Stim's Aug 7th
turtlesonastump - starting stims 8/7
AmandaM - started stims 8/11
Muggsey24 - started stims 8/11
Chris (to_have_fun08) - started stims 8/11
hoping4amiracle - starting stims 8/12
JJJake - starting stims 8/16

2ww - PUPO Ladies
ndgo82 - ET 8/2 Beta 8/14 BFP on POAS :lol:
JDC - ET 8/1 -- Beta 8/15
TrueBeliever - ET 8/7 Beta 8/17
Rosario ET 8/10 Beta ?
Alimoyni - ER 8/6 ET 8/11 Beta 8/22

Beta Results---- COME ON BFP's!!!! :lol:
BABYLOVES - 1st Beta 568 BFP!! :lol:
HOPINGINPA 1st Beta 14--2nd 38--It doubled YEAH!!! BFP!! :lol:
JHARRIS - 1st Beta 72 BFP !!! :lol:
Me 37, DH 40 - Male Factor
TTC 7 years
2 IUI - BFN
IVF/ICSI #1 '06 - BFN
IVF/ICSI/AH #2 - BFP here i come!!!
ER 8/10, ET 8/15, Beta 8/25

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Re: ivf

Post by baby_crazy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:20 pm

to_have_fun08 wrote:Waiting to start a cycle/ In Limbo
Karen (karenvancouverisland) September start
MzTia
SueQiwi
cocosmomma
steph2


In a cycle
bell-02



Stimming
baby_crazy ET 8/15 5-DAY BLAST!!!
Kate21 start stimming 7th Aug
jenolina
Kas101 started stims 8/11
Much Hope - ER 8/23
Biddy
Valerie (valerie68) Stim's Aug 7th
turtlesonastump - starting stims 8/7
AmandaM - started stims 8/11
Muggsey24 - started stims 8/11
Chris (to_have_fun08) - started stims 8/11
hoping4amiracle - starting stims 8/12
JJJake - starting stims 8/16

2ww - PUPO Ladies
ndgo82 - ET 8/2 Beta 8/14 BFP on POAS :lol:
JDC - ET 8/1 -- Beta 8/15
TrueBeliever - ET 8/7 Beta 8/17
Rosario ET 8/10 Beta ?
Alimoyni - ER 8/6 ET 8/11 Beta 8/22

Beta Results---- COME ON BFP's!!!! :lol:
BABYLOVES - 1st Beta 568 BFP!! :lol:
HOPINGINPA 1st Beta 14--2nd 38--It doubled YEAH!!! BFP!! :lol:
JHARRIS - 1st Beta 72 BFP !!! :lol:
Me 37, DH 40 - Male Factor
TTC 7 years
2 IUI - BFN
IVF/ICSI #1 '06 - BFN
IVF/ICSI/AH #2 - BFP here i come!!!
ER 8/10, ET 8/15, Beta 8/25

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Post by alimoyni » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:34 pm

Welcome shellbell78 we all know what your going through here. So many of us on different stages of this rollercoaster. I hope your stims continue to go well and you have lots of mature follicles by egg retrevial time.

I am offically on the 2WW now, 8/22 cant come soon enough :)
Starting IVF/ICSI #1 and acupuncture.
ER Day ~ 8/6/08
ET Day ~ 8/11/08
1st HCG~ (9dp5dt) - 118 :)
2nd HCG ~ (11dp5dt) - 194
3rd HCG ~ (14dp5dt) - 408
4th HCG ~ (16dp5dt) - 666
5th HCG ~ (17dp5dt) - 919

baby_crazy
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aug/sept buddies

Post by baby_crazy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:35 pm

Hi everyone. Quick update.

Just got a call from my DH he said the embryologist called and said that my ET is scheduled for this Friday, August 15 so i'll have 5-day embrios implanted. Finally i got some good news. What's more exciting for me is that August 15 is my mom's bday. Yay!!! Maybe it's a good sign. BFP here i come!!!

Sticky baby dust to all.

Gotta run b4 my boss catches me.
Me 37, DH 40 - Male Factor
TTC 7 years
2 IUI - BFN
IVF/ICSI #1 '06 - BFN
IVF/ICSI/AH #2 - BFP here i come!!!
ER 8/10, ET 8/15, Beta 8/25

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Post by valerie68 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:14 pm

Great report Babycrazy...I'm so happy for you that you'll have blasts to transfer! And on your Mom's BDay, what more can you ask for!!

Welcome Shellbell ~ It sounds like you've got good follies in there. They won't even do an US until the weekend for me but then I'm a low responder and probably know that they can wait with me.
I feel twinges and pulls on my right ovary and I figure it's the follies getting bigger.
Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress. Ask any quetions you have and we'll be happy to answer and be there to support you.

Jenolina ~ We haven't heard from you!!! How are you doing with the stims? Any good news? Didi they keep you going on stims?

The rain drove me home early this afternoon and has enabled me to be on the computer.

Babyloves ~ Can't wait to hear about your US as I think you have twins in there!!

I'll be going to AP tonight...I always like that as it is so relaxing!
I'm staying much calmer during this cycle and I'm not too worried about anything...I can't change what will happen anyways...as much as I would like too. I'll let nature do its thing and hopefully reward me with a baby.

Talk to you later!

Val
40 years young
1 ovary shy of a pair
IVF #1 May 08- chemical
Ivf #2
ER: 08/24 ET: 08/29 3 blasts :-)
BETA (10dp5dt)~ 275 Beta#2(12dp5dt)~ 720
MC @ 10 weeks.

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Post by Kas101 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:31 pm

Hey ladies :D

Quick question for valerie68 or anyone else....
Val you said you were taking 2 inections a day for your 2 meds. I am also taking follistim & menopur but instead of having 2 injections they said i could mix them together.... Is anyone elso doing this insead of 2 injections? i have to use my follistim pen and 'inject' that into an empty syringe, then use the contents to reconstitute the menopur powder and inject. I dont even use the sodium chloride that comes with the menopur.

DOes anyone elso do this ???? ALso if you are using the pen, do you find that there is still some in the cartridge no matter what you do ??? I feel like im not taking all my meds even though i've pushed it really hard :?

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Post by valerie68 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:41 pm

Kas ~ I take Bravelle 225 IU and menopur 75 IU twice a day for a total of 450IU and 150 IU and I have to reconstitute all the meds. I mix the bravelle and menopur together, otherwise I'd have to have 4 shots a day. I sometimes also feel that some of the meds stay in the syringe but my DH pushes it all the way and gets out as much as is possible.
The way you're doing it sounds good and as long as you're getting all you possibly can out of the syringe, that's all that counts. My nurse told me not to worry.

Good luck and I hope you get good follies.


Val
40 years young
1 ovary shy of a pair
IVF #1 May 08- chemical
Ivf #2
ER: 08/24 ET: 08/29 3 blasts :-)
BETA (10dp5dt)~ 275 Beta#2(12dp5dt)~ 720
MC @ 10 weeks.

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Post by Kas101 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:43 pm

Thanks for putting my mind at rest!!!! :D

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E/R finally scheduled

Post by jenolina » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:44 pm

Hello everyone!

I am thriled to be a part of this thread! So many positive ladies and seems like the PMA is making good things happen for everyone

VAL: Thanks for checking on me. I'm still stimming. Sorry to hear about your headaches. I have been suffering too. I had a wicjed migraine on Sunday that took me out all day. My doctor renewed my prescription for MAXALT, which really seems to help, expecially if I drink a Coke or something caffinated.

BABY_CRAZY: Looks like we will be having our E/R on the same day, this Friday, Aug. 15. I'll be thinking of you and hoping your mom's b-day is good luck for both of us!

JDC: Sound like a BFP to me! In my first pregnacy, the line was so faint! I was online for 2 hours trying to research if that was a positive! It was! I;ll be thinking good thoughts for you.

To have fun: I think I am on the same protocol as you. I did 5 days of 300 follistim and 75 menopur, then at day 6 jumped to 450 follistim and 150 menopur. I am trying to understand this protocol. Did you take Lupron? Also, how many days is your clinic planning on stimming you?

Like the rest of you, I can hardly keep track of everyone! Thanks to the ladies who posted their embie pictures! Those are awesome! Congrats to the BFPs...Babyloves, Hoping and JHarris! So encouraging to see those! Let's keep them coming!

I had 2 follicles in right and 7 in the left. I now have 5 in the right (about 14mm) and 6 in the left (14 mm), so I think I am looking good for Fridays retreival. They say that the follies need to be about 18 mm for the E/R so I will hope that the follies keep growing.

Has anyone else had that full, uncomfortable crampy feeling right before E/R? I am also feeling super run down and tired. I am hoping both these things are normal! I go back in Wednesday for my last U/S and hopefully my HcG and final meds for Friday.

Sticky Baby Dust to all of you :)
Me 31: blocked/damaged tubes & endometriosis
DH 37: perfect!
DS 11/05, conceived naturally
TTC #2 since Oct. 2006
IUI # 1 3/08 BFN
IUI # 2 4/08 BFN
IUI #3 5/08 BFN
Laporoscopy/Hysteroscopy 6/08
IVF#1 8/08 BFN

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:56 pm

Jenolina - I didn't use Lupron this time. I just did BCP's. Lupron is not my friend. I will be taking ganirelix (sp) later on that is supposed to suppress the ovaries so I won't ovulate. My RE never gives me the exact amount of days I will be stimming. Usually they do anywhere between 10 and 14 days.

Last time I stimmed I just felt bloated and really yucky all the time. I hate the antibotics the most, they make me feel like crap.

Good Luck, Grow follies Grow!!!!

Chris

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Post by MzTia » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:53 pm

Hello Ladies,

Sorry I have be not on much. Not much going on here and I try to not be as addicted to things this time around.
I am midway though AF and look to be starting stims in about 2 weeks give or take. So just coasting along atm.

Kas101- i did use the follistim pen and the medicine you see left over is the "overfill". They add in the extra medicine to prime the needle. I was able to get an extra 100unts out of each of my cartridges due to this overfill. I am sure you are getting what you are supposed the extra you see is just that..extra. You can use that extra by dialing the dose you use, then injecting the meds and you will see on the dial how many units left you need to add to it. Since I was totally out of pocket I tried to squeeze every last unit out that I could. My nurse was the one who told me how to get the overfill used. Good Luck
Me 37(oh no another yr older)
DH 42 male factor
1st IVF/ICSI/AH 6/08 BFN
2nd IVF/ICSI/AH 9/08 BFN

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Post by hoping4amiracle » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:23 pm

I'm doing the menopur and brevelle (and low dose lupron) and my RE said to mix all 3 together for only one shot a day. She also said to only use 1 mL of saline to reconstitute, you don't need much and it's more painful to push a bunch of fluid in one shot.

I had the baseline u/s and bw today. I have endo (which I knew, had surgery in 12/07 to remove a softball size mass on the left). RE said the left ovary is almost all endo again, not very much good tissue left, but there is some. The endo is in the middle, 4cm. The right side also has a mass, but it's smaller and off to the side, she said lots of small follicles on the right so they are not really concerned at this point. Depending on how things stim they may not use the left or save it for last. And they may even try to drain the mass when they do the retrieval if they can. DH came with me today, only guy in the waiting room, he's been great through this!

Come on sticky big fat eggs for the stimmers!
Stick the landing for the 2wws (like the olympic gymnastics)!
Grow babies grow for the BFPs!
Baby dust to all!

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