September/October Cycling Friends!

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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Post by jaydentd » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:27 pm

Syanna, I know how you feel. I was so anxious to start stim and now I can't wait to finish. Follies to grow over night. I kept going everyday this week and I was able to see a difference everyday. Your time is soon girl :D
ME 28 Thyroid disease
DH 25 low low low count
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Post by cricket » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:55 pm

sancap i dont know what dapt is...i changed my date because i live 2hrs from NYC which is where my doc is and since i have to go in for wk on the 13th that was just so much easier than making that trip on sunday morning at 5am!! what is poasing? i still have hope, i think it is too early to know...that is what i am convincing myself of!
"trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths" Prov 3:5-6

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Post by kala0704 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:03 pm

Hey Ladies,
What a day! We were at the hospital for 6 hours! Im exhausted. Anyways, The egg retrieval went well. They got 8 eggs anf 7 were mature.
Next was the scary part: none of DH's swimmers survived the thaw :( then they tried to get a fresh sample and the doctors found only dead swimers :( Third times a charm! When they tried again, they found some that were barely moving and had to wake them up a bit. So they went ahead a fertilized all 7. We have to wait til Saturday to find out how the little embies are developing. One hump down, several more to go!
Thanks for all the dust!
Prayers for all of you...Ill catch up on personals tomorrow! Nite!
Me-29 ok
DH-32 paraplegic
#1 IVF-10/09 BFP--Lejla Christine born 6/28/10
#2 FET-12/11 BFN
#3 FET-6/20 BFP--Betas:7/3-380, 7/5-1495

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Post by prayin4BFP » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:44 pm

Hey everyone;
Seriously I feel so lame not being able to keep up with everyone and what is going on with all of you. :(
Quickly we got the latest on our embies...5 of them are grade B (the other didnt make it) and the RE is feeling very positive about it all so they were biopsied today and the cells were sent out for PGD. We will know for sure tomorrow if I am going to proceed to transfer this weekend. I am feeling so positive about this cycle...different than the other cycles. I think this just might be our time!
Thanks for all the PMA! Lots of love to everyone here!

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Post by J&C » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:18 am

So I'm 1 day into the 2ww, and I'm already thinking this hasn't worked. Good grief...seriously. Last time we transferred 3 embies, but they weren't as good of a quality. This time, we only transferred 2 of excellent quality. I really hate the 2ww part of this (katie - I'm right along with ya). I've decided I'm going to POAS starting next Wednesday which is 2 days before our beta.

They also called and said that 1 more of embies made it to freeze, so we have a total of 4 snowbabies (3 from this cycle and 1 from our 1st cycle).

lisa - Whew-hew!!! Another ringer!!! Send some PMA my way, please!! :D

wolffie - I'm sooooooooooo glad your u/s went well and everything looks great. I know this past week must have been really scary. Now you can breathe a little easier.

rayofsunshine - So sorry for the flu!!!! ICK!!!! I'm praying for your beta on Monday!!

statsgoddess - I wish I had the choice of the PIO shots or suppositories. I have to do both!!!

cricket - Let's pray that it's just too early to test. Sorry about the -HPT.

karenthescorpio - SUPER EXCELLENT fert. report. :D I would definitely push to do a fresh transfer now. I'm hoping your RE gets his stuff together.

syanna - I know what you mean about just bring on the stinking trigger shot. LOL. Hang in there!!!

jaydent - Whew-hew to trigger tonight and ER on Friday. I can't wait to hear how many eggies they retrieve.

kala - Oh man. After all that mess with the airlines. That is so very disappointing. I'm praying for a SUPER fert. report for you on Saturday. GROW EMBIES GROW!!!!!

I know - PMA!!
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
HE already knows the outcome.

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Post by sancap14 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:37 am

Cricket- poas is pee on a stick and dpt is days past transfer. I am 6dp5dt which means 6 days past a 5 day transfer (I just learned this too!) a few people on here POASed at 8dpt and seem to get a line by then if they are + so I'm going to try to wait a few more days...we'll see!

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Post by Karling » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:23 am

Hi All - sorry I was so MIA. My computer cord broke and we had to wait untl HP sent us a new one. I have been freaking out not being able to read on here and am now WAY behind. I am sorry!!!! You may not even remember me at this point, but know that I have been thinking about you all a lot. First I will try to do some personals - sorry if i leave anyone out.

kala - sorry to hear about DHs swimmers but it sounds like they may have gotten some that will work. You wont get your fert report tomorrow??? I hate all this waiting!

michaelajt73 - great beta numbers! Congrats

jaydentd - good luck for your ER! I was so excited about the day after my trigger - no needles!

syanna - I agree the Repronex was the most painful. It gave me red welts too and be the end i would dread it because i was running out of space that wasn't ouchy on my tummy. There will be an end to it though!!!!

teachermom - Good luck on the IUI - I hope it works!

Karen - 10 retrieved and 10 fertilized??? That is GREAT! Would you do a 3 or 5 day transfer?

Lisa - YEAH for your positivity! I love the optimism. You made me smile just thinking about the convo with your DH. I was the same way when I got my flu shot. I figured I am already a pin cushion - what is one more. But tthat night and the next day it hurt so bad - I could hardly lift it and I couldn't sleep on my side. Suck. OHHHH and on top of that a couple days later I felt like poo. It olny lasted about 24 hours but it was not fun. I think the having the flu shot is well worth it though. Are you going to get H1N1 when it is out?

cricket - dont lose hope yet! You are PUPO.

Statsgoddess - good luck on getting the new job. Awesome beta #s!!! Congrats.

Shelby - I am soooooo happy for you - not long now and you will get to see your little one!!!! So exciting.

Turtle - doing AF dance for you.

Rayofsunshine - H1N1 - Yikes!!! I hope you feel better soon!

wolffie - so excited to hear you had a good US!!!

moorebaby - sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully the next time will be the charm.

Lady_J - you poor thing. Having all the BFN pain and then having to have dental work. Ugh. i hope the herbal clense goes well. Sounds like it is something to get wrapped up in which I think is great. Lots of prayers going out to you.

Malya - I am praying that everything is ok.

J&C - we are on the same schedule. So happy that you had some great embies to put in - hopefully the others freeze. Are you going crazy laying around yet???

prayin - wondering how youa re doing and what you decided on your 6.

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Post by Karling » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:32 am

As for me I am not sure where i left off. I had ER on the 2nd and they got 12 eggs. 8 of them fertilized. All 8 grew to 6-8 cells on day 3 so they were all biopsied and sent on to PGD. We went in yesterday for the ET. Only 2 were ok. 3 had CF, 1 was inconclusive - not safe, 1 had 2 copies of my gene and none of DHs (they said that was incredibly strange), and one more was disease free but it didn't make it. Of the 2 1 was marked great quality and the other was ok. They were also a little behind in the growth stage and not quite blastocyct yet. They were called Morlulas - I had never heard that term before so I am not sure what to think of it. I cried at my ET but just for a little bit. I was so sure we would at least have a couple that we could freeze. Not a single one came back as a carrier and statisticly 50% should have been. I got over feeling sorry for myself pretty quick and am thankful we have 2. I am chilling out till Saturday morning. stick babies stick!
Oh - my Beta is the 19th.

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Post by shelbyrn0214 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:16 am

Jaydentd – Good Luck this morning!!

Karling – Glad you are back! I missed you! PUPO!!! Sticky dust to you!

J&C- Awesome news about the extra totscicle!

Prayin – Keep up the PMA!!! I love it! Good luck tomorrow!

Kala – Whew! Glad things worked out for you guys!

2010 – Yay for the first shot!!!

Moorebaby – How are you?

Lisa – 8 days and counting!

Ruthie – is your transfer tomorrow?

Destiny – Good Luck today! Thinking POSITIVE for you!!!! Let us know all about your BFP!!!

Michele - Praying for you today!

Sorry personals are so short. Trying to get a head start on work today. I will check in later!
me- 31 with no known issues
DH - 38 vasectomy 12 yrs
IVF#1 - 4/20/2009 - BFN
FET 5/20/2009 m/c due to blighted ovum
IVF#2 - 9/23/09. Betas-244, 592, & 3753

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Post by shelbyrn0214 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:26 am


2010 - Initial consultation in London 9/22 for IVF in Oct.
CJsmom - IVF class 9/16. Possible AF 9/26
Claud662 - Cycle cancelled :cry: . Will start again soon
Dearvijai - starting cycle mid Oct.
JenNJ - Keeping our fingers crossed
Marya - Meds on 10/28
Neffi211 - Cycle cancelled d/t no fertilization. Starting again in Oct. AF arrived!
Sharishu - patience my friend - Oct. will be here soon!!! Please hang around with us!
Shoebox4 - ER 9/11. SEVERE case of OHSS :( . Embies frozen and will do FET in 2-3 months.
Turtle0619 - Cycle cancelled d/t understimulation :cry:. Starting again soon
Washingtonda - RE consult 10/13


Supergenius - BCP 10/12. Lupron @ end of month. Stims 11/15


Firesauce - Lupron 8/10 (miss you :( )
jenn913 - Lupron 9/24
Kimjos2000 - Lupron on 9/14
Lisa10 - FET 10/17. Beta#1-10/30
M2b1106 - Lupron 9/20


Iamhopeful - Stims 10/2
Rose1075 - Lupron 8/24. Stims 9/8


Dnbbruce - ER 10/8. ET 10/?. Beta 10/?
Karenthescorpio - ER 10/7. ET 10/?. Beta 10/?
Syanna – ER 10/11. ET 10/?. Beta 10/?


akowens - PUPO! ET . Beta #1-10/6 (hope you're out celebrating good news!)
Alizee - PUPO! FET 9/10. Beta #1-9/24? (hope you're out celebrating good news!)
Boenbaby - PUPO! ET 10/3. Beta #1-10/?
Cricket - PUPO! ET 9/30. Beta #1-10/11
J&C - PUPO! ET 10/7. Beta 10/16
Jaydentd - PUPO! ET 10/12. Beta 10/24
Jennymag28 - PUPO! ET 10/2. Beta 10/12
Kala0704 - PUPO! ET 10/11. Beta 10/?
Karling - PUPO! ER 10/2. ET 10/7. Beta 10/19
Katie99 - PUPO! ET 10/1. Beta #1-10/16
Mili27 - PUPO! ET 10/5. Beta 10/14
Miyaya - PUPO! ET 9/30. Beta #1-10/12
MLB - PUPO! Beta #1- 10/5 (+HPT!)
Prayin4BFP - PUPO! ET 10/10. Beta 10/26
Rayofsunshine - PUPO! Converted to IUI cycle on 9/28. Beta 10/12
Ruthiej74 - PUPO! ET 10/10. Beta 10/19
Sancap14 - PUPO! ER 9/27. ET 10/2. Beta 10/12 (+HPT!)
Teachermom - PUPO! IUI 10/12. Beta 10/?
Tonyacheek24 - PUPO! FET 10/7. Beta #1 - 10/22


Cheekyone - BFN :cry:
Dtao - BFP :D Betas-21 & 53!!
fitzjr11 - BFP :shock: :shock: :shock: Triplets! Beta#1- 168!
Kristyb - BFP :D Betas-242 & 496
Mjay - BFP :shock: :shock: TWINS!Betas-1070 & 1800
Cheryl010120 - BFP :D Betas-313 & 640
Deftonesmo - BFP :D Beta #1-284
Johannanita - BFP :D Betas 341 & 1497. U/S 10/2
Wolffie - BFP :D Betas 127, 397, & 1090
Lady J - BFN :cry:
Malya324 - BFP :D Betas 114, 243, & 505, & 1521
Moorebaby - BFP :D Beta #1-116
Marya - BFN :cry:
Stlgirl - BFN :cry:
Kiwi - BFP :D Betas-125, 619, & 1,375
Rali - BFP :D Beta #1-70. Beta #2 10/5
Shelbyrn0214 - BFP :D Betas - 244 & 592. Beta #3-10/12. u/s 10/19
Bei - BFN :cry:
CT_Michele - BFP :D Betas 5, 13, & 32. Next beta 10/12
Statsgoddess - BFP :D Betas 567, 1302, & 3016. u/s 10/23
Michaelajt73 - BFP :D Beta #1-204. next betas - 10/14, 10/21. u/s 10/23
Sangria - BFN :cry:
Destiny - BFN :cry:
Mrsreynolds - BFP :D Beta-29. Beta #2- 10/12

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me- 31 with no known issues
DH - 38 vasectomy 12 yrs
IVF#1 - 4/20/2009 - BFN
FET 5/20/2009 m/c due to blighted ovum
IVF#2 - 9/23/09. Betas-244, 592, & 3753

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Post by syanna » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:27 am

Morning ladies. So last night I had a dream about my follies hahah. How they became big in one night and all these other stuff. I just came back from the clinic, and they found a few 18s and said I might be ready to trigger tonight! Whoo hoo!!! I'm very excited but now nervous! Can u guys please tell me anything bout the trigger shot to make it less painful? Ice/hot pack? Standing or lay down? What area in the bum? My Dr said any area of my back pocket is fine, but all videos I watch shows the upper quadrant..where then?? Any advice would be helpful and appreciated! Thanks all...I'm off to work now!

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Post by washingtonda » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:02 pm

CT Michelle -- Paryer for a "HIGH" number for you today love. Please let us know what you find out and follow what your heart tells you.

AFM - I have my first consult with our RE on Tuesday to ask questions that we didn't ask since we got pregnant the first time around. We were never told what grades our embryos were or why out of 13 there were none left to freeze etc. We will decide from the info that we recieve on Tuesday whether we plan to try one more time. Will let you know what we decide. Still may not start until 2010. Don't want the stress to ruin my holiday's or Michaels 1st "real" Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Take care and I'll be looking for your post later today!
Me, 40 - DH, 47
IVF #1: POSITIVE - Michaela born 9/19/08
IVF #2: Consult on 10/13/09 - Start BCP Dec since clinic will be closed for the Holiday.

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Post by karenthescorpio » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:16 pm

Hi everyone. Happy Friday! Man alive this message board is a challenge to keep up with! There are sooo many of us...and I think all the positive and less than positive news really helps keep up all grounded a bit. Especially given all the hormones running through our veins. So, tomorrow I find out if we do ET or freeze them. I'm trying to find out what is teh deciding factor. My head is spinning from this clinic! I'm not too sore anymore from ER...but oddly enough I am very bloated in my stomach and ribs. Isn't that strange? Is that bad? Cause it feels sore in that area...and not so much in the area where they did the "work". Anyone have this experience with ER?
Me: 40, mild pcos
DH: 38, male factor
IVF#2 BFP! Twins! PTL at 23wks
IVF #3 Nov '10 BFP
Gemma Grace was born June 24, 2011!

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Post by karenthescorpio » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:24 pm

Oh, btw, the PIO shot was nothing. I started them last night. I was braced for pain, but DH did an excellent job! Thank goodness it doesn't hurt. Even used the 22G needle!
Me: 40, mild pcos
DH: 38, male factor
IVF#2 BFP! Twins! PTL at 23wks
IVF #3 Nov '10 BFP
Gemma Grace was born June 24, 2011!

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Post by shelbyrn0214 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:30 pm

Syanna - I always have DH do mine while standing. I have found that ice works best for me with the PIO, but be careful not to leave it on there too long and always put something like a tee shirt between your skin and the ice. Look @ the butt/hip part of this website. Hope it helps and good luck with trigger! :D . ... ction.html

Karen - You are a strong woman! Good luck!
me- 31 with no known issues
DH - 38 vasectomy 12 yrs
IVF#1 - 4/20/2009 - BFN
FET 5/20/2009 m/c due to blighted ovum
IVF#2 - 9/23/09. Betas-244, 592, & 3753

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