I am very new to all of this. My background: I am 41, DH is 27. I have had 4 children naturally, had my tubes entirely removed due to my obvious fertility, (preg on BCP = baby #1) (preg on IUD = #2) Baby #3 planned and (preg nurshing and on miny pill baby #4) Married 12 years had a NON-reversable tubal.
Now I am newly married, husband wants a baby. Since my clock is screaming the ugency to have a baby is the reason for IVF. Because of my tubal, IFV is our only option to hopefully have a baby. I have come to learn that people take for granted the ability to conceive for granted (although I always felt blessed all 4 times with my children) nonetheless it is a process that is very taxing, emotionally, physically and financially.
My first IVF was cancelled due to over stim. I had 46 follies and my estrodal levels were over 7K they chose to canx since I responded like I did. Although my initial protocol was appropriate because of my age, it was too much. I gained 17 lbs and felt so bloated and big---uggh.
I am now on the long lupron (instead of the micro-flare) protocol. My Dr. is optimistic since I responded so well, however I am not going to be counting my babies before I hear their heart beat(s).....
so to speak.
I am talking lupron .05 nightly starting the last 5 days of BCP's, then Follistem (150 Ui's) and 75 Repronex (my aplogies for not knowing the fomat and IVF jargin) ER will be 2/20 up to 2/23 and ET up to 5 days later.
Oh and wil have to have ICSI Husband--50% motility.
I am nervous and fearful of disappointment, again, even tho I wont be alone, it still feels lonely.
I know you know what I am talking about...oh and have you noticed there are babies everyWHERE! when you are TTC?
Thank you ladies for all you do, support and kind words..this is great place and my prayers go out to all of you.
41 (non-reversable tubal)