How bout' some love for Ghost!

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How bout' some love for Ghost!

Post by CT_Michele » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:18 pm

I just wanted to take the time to post and show some appreciation for our good friend Ghost.

I have been posting on this site for quite some time now, and everyday there are at least 2 or 3 technical questions posted to Ghost. He always answers as quickly and professionally as possible. He never gives opinions or advice, but rather fills our brains will pure knowledge from research and statistics.

I read every one of his posts, because I learn so much from them. Sometimes when I am talking to my RE I am tempted to say things like..."But Ghost said..." and then I realize he would look at me like I was crazy, but honestly Ghost, I trust what you say and consider your information invaluable.

I just want to say how great it is to have someone among us that can provide answers to the medical questions that I, and many others, are clueless about. I was here Ghost when you took a little "vacation" from posting, and I am so thankful you are back.

I know that many others with post in agreement (hint, hint) :D

Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??


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Post by Rosario » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:44 pm

Ghost I have to say that you are appreciated here in this forum. Even my parents ask "what does ghost think... what does ghost say"... etc I do want to say THANK YOU for being here with us.
IVF #1: Oct '08- BFN
IVF #2: Feb '09- BFP (Chem)
IVF #3: May '09- BFP
(Triplets lost at 21.5 weeks- Preterm Labor)
BFP: Natural Pregnancy March '10
Little Frank Manuel arrived 11.20.10
June '11 natural BFP sadly ending in miscarriage :(

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Post by Stay Positive » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:19 pm

I agree. I haven't even asked you a question yet (but just wait!), but have been very impressed with your willingness and availability for all of us on this forum. It is a wonderful thing you do for all of these women who have a million questions about what they are going through.


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Post by Ghost » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:15 am

Gosh. :oops:

Thank you very much.

I really like the idea that my posts help some people. If they give you some peace of mind, that's great. If they help you to make decisions that lead to a successful cycle, that's even better.

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Post by alexis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:02 am

I've really enjoyed reading all of your posts as well. I'm very new to all of this, and you insight and knowledge has been wonderful. Thank you!
35 yr/DH 35yr, unexplained infertility
IVF #1, 2009, have beautiful son (2/3/10)
IVF #2 and #3, BFN
IVF#4; BFP!! 1st Beta 260, 2nd Beta 466 (12/16), 3rd Beta 5142 (12/23), 1st ultrasound=2 gestational sacs, 2nd ultrasound=TWINS with heartbeats

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Post by positive » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:57 am

thank you, Ghost. I am taking a long break for sometime now. Not planning on any IVFs. Just want to live life as it presents. My RE has ordered some blood tests for autoimmune stuff. May just do them...

Words are just not enough to appreciate the dedication and knowledge you offer to this board...may god bless you and your family.

People come and leave the board..but you are always there for anyone and everyone...

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Post by NY4thtry » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:05 pm


You are the best!! you have been so helpful to me through this process you cannot possibly imagine.. I echo Ct's thoughts whole heartedly..

Me 43 dh 65
6 cycles 3 chemicals
13+ banking cycles. 2 failed transfers to Surro
12/9 transfer 2 hatching blasts to surro beta 12/ 15

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Post by garfieldtracy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:44 pm

Ghost - I have learned A LOT from you. Not only in the questions I had, but in everyone else's questions (I would have asked, but someone beat me to them). IVF is a long and difficult journey, but I find it "easier" (if that is possible) because I feel empowered with lots of information. I have learned more about IVF then I ever wanted to know, but it has helped calm my fears a lot.

Ghost thanks for being there and keeping us all well informed.

ttc>4 yrs
4 Clomids:all BFN
2 IUI's:both BFN
1 IUI:BFP-chemical
1 IVF:Mar08 BFP-sadly lost week 36
2 IVF:Mar09 BFN
3 IVF:May09 BFP-sadly m/c week 9
4 IVF:Nov09-cancelled, no fertilization
5 IVF:IUI: Jan10 BFN
6 IVF:Mar10 BFN

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Post by joyanna » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:08 pm

I just wanted to add my big THANK YOU GHOST. Your advice is so much appreciated.
Me 42, DH 44
Me - mild pcos, tube prob DH - ok
1st IVF July 2005 mc 7 weeks
2nd IVF Dec 2005 dd August 2006
3 FETs 2006/07-2007 all BFN
3rd IVF July 2008 mc at 9 weeks
4th IVF May 2009 mc at 9 weeks
4th FET Jan 2010 BFN
5th IVF April 2011 BFN

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Post by brenda3 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:11 pm

Ghost -

I also wanted to THANK YOU for all the great information that you have not only given to me over the last several years but to all of us. During my 6th cycle I was lost without you on the board, but we are now pregnant with our DD due 8/26/09.
Once again, Thank you for taking the time from your busy life to help us with all of our questions(it really does ease the mind).

Me - 39 unexplained DH 50 Vas '88 (TESA)
1st IVF 3/06- DD born 11/06
Cycle 2-5 - BFN
6th FET- 12/8/08- BFP
IT's A GIRL!!!!!!!


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Post by Neffi211 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:10 pm

Me 32 DH 31
DS 3rd try
8 failed cycles
No luck with adoption
DS 7/23/14 IUI after Celiac diagnosis

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