NOV/DEC 2009 -- Cycle Group

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Post by teachermom » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:03 pm

Hey everybody,

So sorry- no time for personals, but thank you to everyone for your positive thoughts! IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!

FIVE 5 FIVE 5 FIVE 5 - YES FIVE FERTILIZED!!!! This is amazing for me!

Transfer on Friday!!!
WOOHOO

Lot's of thanks, luck and love to everyone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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Post by syanna » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:08 pm

Hi ladies! I was previously on the Sept/Oct board, and was hoping to not come on to the Nov/Dec one...but I guess I'm gonna have to, and yes I'm excited all over again! I already cried enough to flood my city, and now I have hope and just can't wait!

M first IVF, had 8 delayed fertilization and by day 3 only 2 was okay.. and that's the reason the Dr thinks it didnt work..so this time we're trying it with ICSI. This time, DH's lil soldiers best penetrate my eggs!!

Anyways, Im excited to join this group, everyone seems supportive and so sweet and I definetly need to vent to someone. The first time, I told my sister and a few close friends...this cycle..NOBODY! Its just me and my hubby. So all I will have is you ladies.

Best of luck to everybody, hope to see lots of BFP on here and look forward to the journey with all of you...Yay im still excited!

P.S. Lou, I am very sorry to hear about your BFN. But our time will surely come!!
Me: 28 DH: 29
1st IVF - Oct '09 - BFN :*(
2nd IVF w/ICSI - Dec '09 - BFN :**(
3rd IVF w/ICSI - Feb '10 - BFN :***(
4th IVF w/ICSI + AH - Jul '10 - BFN :****(
5th IVF w/ICSI + AH - Oct '10 - Beta 10/15

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Post by karenthescorpio » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:16 pm

Hi Lou71- My clinic told us initially their thaw rate for FET was 70%. Then the DAY before my FET, the doctor that I saw that day (my clinic rotates doctors...it's like a big fertility factory!) said their FET thaw rate was 90%...which I thought was high...but I was happy to hear it. Well...our thaw rate was 50% in this FET cycle. If you go to SART.ORG you can research more on the national averages, clinic rates for FET live birth rates. I haven't been able to find any that list thaw rates.

I would speak to your clinic about their thaw rates. Tell them you only have one and you need a serious assessment of what to expect as far as it's thaw survival rate. We all know they can't promise anything. There is soooo much they don't know. This I have learned for sure from this process! Just keep that in mind. And just remember...one is all it takes!
Me: 40, mild pcos
DH: 38, male factor
IVF#2 BFP! Twins! PTL at 23wks
IVF #3 Nov '10 BFP
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Post by turtle0619 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:18 pm

nanine HOLY 5 BATMAN!! that is soooooo amazing. i am so happy for you! :D :D :D :D

syanna hi my friend! welcome back!! i'm so glad you are moving on, and decided to hop on the board! i'm so sorry you had to go through that, but i am glad you and your RE sat down and found a new plan for this cycle. where are you in your cycle right now? there are a few more new england gals on this board so we have alot of company. i think we are the only 2 at FCNE though. i'm wishing you all the luck in the world this cycle! :)
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TTC for 5 years
1+2 IVF 2009- both cxl
3rd IVF Jan. 2010- BFN
4th IVF April 2010- BFN
5th IVF July 2010-BFN
6TH IVF Sept 2010- BFN
moving on to donor embies
FET Feb 2012-BFN
FET Jun 2012- Here we go again!

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Post by syanna » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:23 pm

HI turtle! I thought I was gonna let my body and emotion recover for a few months before I start my 2nd cycle...but I was like, hell nah!! I want a baby now! And a summer baby to be exact, so I started right away. Right now im on BCP, and will begin Lupron on the 16th! Can't believe how excited I am to have DH jab me when them needles again. Pain sure is pleasure. Thanks turtle for you wishes...right back at you and we will be pregnant this time around!
Me: 28 DH: 29
1st IVF - Oct '09 - BFN :*(
2nd IVF w/ICSI - Dec '09 - BFN :**(
3rd IVF w/ICSI - Feb '10 - BFN :***(
4th IVF w/ICSI + AH - Jul '10 - BFN :****(
5th IVF w/ICSI + AH - Oct '10 - Beta 10/15

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Post by to_have_fun08 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:31 pm

Hi ladies...

Lou - So sorry that you cycle didn't work. At least you still have a frozen embie and I have heard lots of times that FET's are better then fresh cycles because our bodies aren't under as much stress with the drugs. I noticed that you are in IL. Do you mind telling me where you are cycling?

Karen - Congrats on your transfer and now being PUPO. I am surprised that your clinic didn't put your embies in several straws so they didn't have to thaw them all out to do a transfer.

Julia - Hope you have a safe flight and get to enjoy your DH when you get home.

teachermom
- YEY!! 5 Fertilized. Congrats! Good Luck on Friday.

HONEY34BUNNY - Congrats that both fertilized. For my second IVF I was in the same boat. They only retrieved 2 and both of those fertilized. I was so relieved. Of course it didn't work but that doesn't mean it won't work for you. Keeping my fingers crossed that those are some sticky embies.

Katie - i have been lost on this board. Where are you at in your cycle?

AFM - I transfered 2 embies on Monday which was a 3dt. 1-8cell and 1-7cell, one was a grade one and the other was a grade 2. Now I am going insane. Keephoping I have a blast inside of me today. My other eggs were only at 4-cells on Monday so my RE wouldn't transfer any of those. They are pretty strict on what they transfer. They are going to see if they make it to freeze but I seriously doubt it. My beta's are 11/17 which then I will only get the results if I ask and then on 11/19.

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Chris 40- DH 41
6 IVFs Cycles - BFN's
DE Cycle 2/2011 -BFP Jacob born 11/11/11

FET 7/2012 - BFP - Kaylee due 4/3/13

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Post by katie99 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi girls -

You ladies are getting hard to keep up with! Theres 2 more pages since last night! :shock:

teachermom -Whoo hoo! 5 fert! :D Sooo happy for you! When is your ET?

lulu -You have a ggod amount of follies! The numbers will keep changing, they still continue to grow even after you trigger. I get the same way though, i think the sonographer gets tird of me asking for a count every single u/s!

julia -The waiting will go quicker with the holidays right around the corner! At least I hope it does! Have a safe trip home!

Cheeky -Co culture is when they take a bit of your own lining to use as culture, I havent heard of it being used too much, maybe its expensive? how are you doing? not too much longer now!

Karen -Glad to hear your TX went well. I was hoping that your clinic was finished stressing you out, but I guess not just yet. I would have been mad, its just easier to thaw them all!

Skylar -It makes you think doesnt it? its sad that here we are going through all of this expense, time, side effects, effort to get pg, and its so easy for someone who doesnt even want to be pg! Just not right! :evil: it will make us better moms though after have been so determined to get there! :D

Chris -Hooray for TX!!! I'm so happy for you! :D They both sound strong! I'll stay crossed for to to get some frosties ( i've always wanted some myself, but never that lucky!) I'm on estrace til the 26th & start stims on 12/3 - seems like forever from now :roll:

Lou -I got AF 3 days after stopping the PIO - we'll start the hurry up AF dance for you!

Syanna -nice to see you again! Welcome! :D

Olim -Hope ER went well & you got lots!

hugs & prayers to all of us! - xoxo
DOR/ hydro tubes removed
IVF #7 -FET with donor embies 2/10 -BFP!
DS born 11/10
Trying for a sibling
4 FETs with donor embies - all BFN
FET with donor embies - one last try.. Feb 2013 - BFP!
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Post by katie99 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:07 pm

Whew! Chris -You & me both! I'm getting lost myself, we are up to 41 girls on this thread! I did the list last night & its already 2 pages back!
I'll do it again tomorrow. Congrats again! :D
DOR/ hydro tubes removed
IVF #7 -FET with donor embies 2/10 -BFP!
DS born 11/10
Trying for a sibling
4 FETs with donor embies - all BFN
FET with donor embies - one last try.. Feb 2013 - BFP!
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Post by claud662 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:33 pm

Hi Ladies!!

So much to cacth up on....

Lou-I'm so sorry to hear about your BFN but it seems as though you are already putting it behind you and onto the next round!!! AF dance for you and hope your thaw goes perfect!

Teachermom-5!! 5!!! 5!!! That is so exciting!! You must be ecstatic and I can't wait to hear how they progress :lol:

to-have-fun-Fingers crossed for you and mentally envisioning them snuggling in!!!

lulu-I found with last cycle the numbers changed a lot as well until right before when many of them get big enough to stay!!

Karen-congrats on the ET and make sure to stay stress free during the 2ww!!

honeybunny-glad to hear that 2 of them made the thaw and gl

syanna-welcome to the board!! I remember you from Sept/Oct thread and glad to see that you are back in the game!! We are only a couple days apart in our cycle and I have a feeling this is our time!!

ksrenthescorpio-happy birthday!!! wouldn't a BFP be the best birthday present ever?!?!?

julia78-I am spotting also on BCP but then again spotting seems to be my probelm (!!) but the nurse said this was normal

skylar-I can also sympathize with sil getting pregant-both of mine are and my brother's wife is just announcing this weekend to everyone and of course that will lead all the questions to me and DH "will be next?!?!" if only then knew the truth!!!

turtle-how are the stims going?

afm...ONE MORE DAY TILL LUPRON!!! yah yah yah!!
Claudia(31) thin lining and low progesterone
DH (32) Perfect
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Post by syanna » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:42 pm

Katie - thanks! Can't wait to see my name slide all the way down with a BFP next to it and a happy face!

Claud - hi! Yes I'm back in the game and you are right...this is gonna happen for us this time.

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1st appointment

Post by bethanyneedsluck » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:51 pm

Well there is good news and bad news (I think), had my appointment today and the u/s went good, have 12 follicles 1-2 cm on my left and 8 on the right wich is good right? The bad news is I only have so much saved for all this and the meds are EXPENSIVE so much that I may not have enough to do the cycle if I pay for all the meds I will figure it out I always do! Damn insurance not covering anything. I pay them faithfully for years and only use it for my yearly check ups and no help from them when I really need it. Well I guess there is my rant for the day, I feel better now. I hope all is going well for all you ladies.

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Post by malya324 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:13 pm

Sorry to crash so late, but I'm still waiting to find out what our next step will be. We've now had two m/c's and the last time we did get to see a heartbeat. We are now waiting for the RE to go over all our secondary blood work and we will go from there. We still have two FEs left from the first ER.
I am tring to get through all of the posts, I can't believe how quick this board got going. I'll be doing personals soon as soon as I figure out who's doing what.
We have an appointment with the RE next Tuesday and hope to find out more. I don't know whats worse, finding or not finding something wrong.

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
TTC 3 yrs 30 F/29M PCOS, one blocked tube/low sperm count
IVF egg retrival 11/20/08
IVF #1 3/24/09 MC at 6 weeks
IVF #2 9/11/09 MC at 7 weeks
IVF #3 1/22/10 BFP - Premature labor at 20 weeks

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Post by albany07 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:54 pm

Bethanyneedsluck - go to www.fertilitylifelines.com, you may be eligible for coupons on your gonal-f or free pens. Good luck! I really hope you get through this one.

Also, check with the drug manufacturers directly. Explain your situation, they may be able to offer you a discount card for free meds.

Lastly, talk to your clinic. They get free samples from the drug reps.

Hope this helps and never forget to fight for what you want! :wink:

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Post by katie99 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:57 pm

Claud -Hooray for needles tomorrow! Good luck & crossed for no lupron headaches!

Honeybunny -Welcome! Good luck with your ET tomorrow!

Bethany -yes, it does suck to be totally out of pocket, most of us are too. Its hard, theres no way around it. Albany is right - try fertilitylifelines. com ask them about the compassionate care program
ask your clinic for samples, or donated meds - thats what they're for. I will absolutely donate leftover meds back to my clinic when I finally get a BFP. Good luck to you!

Malya -Welcome! Good luck with your RE appt. I know how frustrating it can get :?
DOR/ hydro tubes removed
IVF #7 -FET with donor embies 2/10 -BFP!
DS born 11/10
Trying for a sibling
4 FETs with donor embies - all BFN
FET with donor embies - one last try.. Feb 2013 - BFP!
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Starting again!

Post by BRMommy2B » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:04 pm

I just found this forum about a week ago, while in my 2WW on my first IVF cycle. Just found out a few minutes ago that we got a BFN. I'm trying to stay positive, and wish I could lean on friends for support, but they are ALL pregnant or have small children. My husband and I are really bummed and I think we're going to do a mini-vacation this weekend.

My RE discovered during my last cycle that only about half of my eggs were mature, and if it didn't work out we'd look into that. We had 13 eggs, 7 were mature, 5 fertilized, and there were 3 left on day three, two 8-cell and one 5-cell. They decided to go ahead and transfer the two 8-cell on day 3, and keeping watching the 5-cell. They called me a few days later. On day 5 they called to tell me my 5-cell progressed and they froze it (don't know what the grade was). So now we have to decide by tomorrow if we're going to do the FET (AF visited today) in December. I hate to waste it, but worry that we'll waste so much time if it doesn't survive the thaw. Any input would be appreciated!
Me: 29
DH: 32, Male Factor
4 Failed IUI
IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - BFP!!! DD born Sept 2010
IVF #2 - Chemical
Next: Work on improving DH and my fertility while saving up for next round. Why does something that we want so badly have to also be so expensive?

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