Yes, I will jump on this thread too! I'm 42 and dealing with "precious time" issues. Due to all kinds of life events (getting married 4 years ago, working on a Ph.D., having to move away from my husband for a year to do a clinical internship, etc etc.), making babies got a late start for me. We've had full work-up now (decided to seek professional guidance so as not to waste more time) and basically everything looks great on my end and doctor is impressed because my body doesn't really think it's 42! DH, however, has some sperm issues. So.....doc's recommendation is IVF with ICSI and he is optimistic.
I just finished Clomid Challenge Test and responded well, so now I am waiting any moment for the phone to ring and the nurse to tell me what protocol the doctor wants me on. I will start my period in just a few more weeks and hopefully with that I will start whatever I'm supposed to. In the meantime, I am due to ovulate any day (peeing on that stick every morning!) and my DH and I are going away to a wonderful resort this weekend (where we got engaged) and will engage in massive baby-making attempts one last time naturally (even though the odds are very, very low, but hey-why not?!) and one last shot of relaxation before all of this IVF stuff begins.
So, enough about me...
: According to Jack Johnson, who is one of my favorite singers, "3 is a magic number." So hopefully this year will be the one for you! I am hoping....
: Like you, I will be doing my very first IVF cycle. You are a few steps ahead of me so it will be helpful to hear what you learn and encounter along the way. Good luck and how exciting that you're off and running!
: I think it's wonderful where you're at. Try to remember to stay positive with what is going on inside of your body RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT (you have 3 donor blastos in there). It is easy to get caught up in what's happened in the past, or what might happen in the future, but try to be in the moment, one moment at a time. And yes, stay positive!
: Good luck with this cycle! Like I said above to FFC, "3's a magic number!"
I want to hear your progress and I am excited for you to already be underway.
: We are newbies together I guess, although you are ahead of me! The 19th is growing closer and closer!! How exciting! Give us updates as things unfold and good luck!!
: Glad to see another "IVF newbie" here as well! I will have much to learn from people like you who are new to this but slightly ahead of me by a few weeks. I know I'll have a ton of questions when I get to that stage, so be ready for them!
Looking forward to this thread and I send positive vibes to everyone!!!!