Lots of personals first, I haven’t posted in a while.
Welcome Nicksgam, we have motility issues too and are doing ICSI also. You’ve definitely found the right place for good IVF support.
Wolffie, I hope everything is going okay with your DH’s job. I’ve had 2 FET’s, it’s definitely a lot easier than a fresh cycle.
Welcome CT_Michele, sorry to hear about your last cycle, I’m sure this one will work. Good luck with your biopsy and uterus evaluation this week. And so sorry to hear about your dog, we have 2 Yorkshire Terriers and I just love them to pieces.
Welcome prayin4BFP, sorry to hear about your cancelled cycles. Hopefully they’ve learned some things that they are putting towards this cycle.
Welcome angeinhall, sorry to hear about your unsuccessful cycle last month.
Welcome Stay Positive. I LOL at your “suckful sperm” comment, that is a great acronym. IVF can be a horribly isolating experience and these forums are great for asking questions and meeting people who are going through the same thing. I hope your mini-vacation was fun, I think a vacation should be written into every IVF protocol!! I’m glad your ultrasound test went well today and that they said you’re a good candidate, that is always a nice thing to hear.
Welcome Kushka. The side effects of the drugs are different for everyone, hopefully yours won’t be too bad. I would check with your clinic about the timing of your drugs, it’s a really good question and every clinic and drug protocol is different. When I’ve talked to my clinic about this it seemed like it was more important that certain drugs were spaced out a certain number of hours etc. When in doubt ask your clinic, that’s what they’re there for.
Sabi, I know you were nervous about the shots, how are they going? Is your numbing cream working for you?
Welcome sunshine.12. I agree with Chris about ER and ET. After ER I was crampy and slept a lot. After ET I was tired too. But since it’s your first time I would maybe have a back up plan in mind just in case you aren’t up to a drive. Other people gave you really good advice in terms of dealing with people that are pregnant around you. I have a horribly hard time with that too so I appreciate what people posted about this topic. In terms of your cold feet, I really think you have to go into this process realistically. You could get a BFN, but you could also get a wonderful BFP. Keep yourself as positive as you can, and keep yourself busy. Plan little things for yourself to look forward too so that your positive attitude stays at the forefront of your mind. This whole process is one roller coaster ride of up’s and down’s, and unfortunately you have to bear the down’s to get to the up’s. Just hang in there.
Rosario, are you the first one on here that’s stimming?? Start us off strong girl!
Chris, I’m glad you feel so good about this cycle, hooray PMA! Congratulations on your husband’s new job.
Ls4, I’m glad your mock trial went well today, I hate doing stuff with a full bladder. I believe most people have to do their ET with a full bladder too, ick.
Saunagirl, I’ve done Lupron for all 3 of my cycles, sometimes I had red itching at the site of the injection and an occasional Lupron headache.
Statsgoddess, I’m so sorry to hear about your chemical pregnancy. Let us know how your meeting with your doctor goes. And if you decide to do a fresh or frozen cycle, maybe your doctor’s input will help here too.
Welcome mikeandjess. I’ve done 3 total cycles (1 fresh, 2 frozen) and for our last frozen cycle we didn’t tell anyone, well, I told one friend who had done IVF also. I think it’s an easier secret to keep if you are doing an FET, fewer appointments and all of that. It really took off a lot of the pressure and I didn’t feel pressured to send a note when we got our BFN, and call people etc. It seems like there are so few things you can really control about IVF so I liked being able to control this information. Our next cycle is a fresh one so we are telling some people, but I’m still not telling all of them the exact dates.
As for myself, I’m just on the BCP express. According to my clinic BCP’s help improve egg quality/production, that’s my best new thing I’ve learned this cycle. I got all of my drugs last week and this week and I’m all set to start my Lupron on Monday. I want to get this show on the road!! I’ve been keeping really busy and have had some other positive things happen in my life recently so hopefully I will ride a PMA wave right into this IVF cycle. Take care all.