NOV/DEC 2009 -- Cycle Group

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Post by cheekyone » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:51 am

Hey everyone

one last post before i go for my holiday to new zealand and have a wine or 2 or 3 or 4 and forget about ivf till the new year hip hip hooray i'll drink to that one:D

Skylar, tc4474 and syanna a big welcome to the PUPO group I am crossing everything so hard for you guys to get your BFP pma all the way girls :D

sarah ruth heaps of pma dust to you keep your chin up sending you loads of bfp dust

Claud I can understand how your feeling it just seems hopeless but hey it's not over yet I will keep everything crossed for you :D

justwannabeamom oh dear gosh what a mix up that was. We'll thats not going to happen to you :wink: Great to hear you got alot of eggies sending you tons of fertilisation dust. :D

honeybunny so sorry for your miscarrieage i know it sucks but what can ya do but move on and start again have a great relaxing xmas then the new year will be here

Franny you go gurl with your baby in the box this time round fingers crossed will be your time.

Katie oh my dear friend geez all this is such crap theres not a dull moment with all the ups and downs and I'm so glad you got cancelled we'll that doesn't sound right does it and yes it's been a real rough year it's just got to get better next year for all of us. talk to you in the new year
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And to all the ladies stimming, pupo sending you loads of follie growing dust, baby bfp dust and Have a very Merry Xmas and a Safe New year
See you in the new year and thanks for being there through all of this:D

And as always Keep up the faith and strenght all
Me 38
DH 43 low sperm count
5 bfn
1 BFP DD Born 29/10/2007
1 cancelled
1 BFP M/c 5 wks
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Post by J&C » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:05 am

katie - I am so, so sorry. What an ordeal you have been through. I'm on the Jan/Feb board, and our FET won't be until February, so please join us when you're ready. I'm praying for you. (((HUGS)))
Me and DH - 37
TTC - 7 years, PCOS and 1 blocked tube
IVF #1 w/ICSI...DD born Oct. '08
IVF #2 w/ICSI...BFN
IVF #3 - FET....ectopic pregnancy
HE already knows the outcome.

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Post by dodo928 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:47 am

katie99: i'm been thinking of you all day. I'm so sorry to hear all your drama. I know you would like your cycle to be cancelled. Glad you made it! i'm planning to cycle in February. good that we can be together!

Franny: Good to hear you have received your box of baby and have 1 stress less! hope your painting done by now!

justwannabamom: Congrats to 11 eggs retrieved and 2 of them unexpected! What a suprise!

claude662: I know someone spotting on the 12th day and get an BFP! I hope this is your turn!

tc4474: congrats to your 2 good embies! The best embies from the donors that I'm looking at from their previous donation are 4AA. I'd never seen up to now any donor with these good embies. congrats!

Syanna: congrats to the ET and the official PUPO! yay!

afm, I am planning to cycle again in February. I will join the Jan/Feb thread! See everyone's there! congrats to those PUPO and BFP!
me 44, dh 57
ttc 15 years
low ovarian reserve, high FSH, male factor
5 IUI (<2002) BFN
#1 IVF - cancelled no response (2003)
2 missed m/c from natural pregnancies (2004)
#1 DE-IVF (11/23/2009) BFN
#2 DE-IVF (05/15/2010) m/c (blighted ovum) on 06/24/10

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Post by dodo928 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:30 am

katie99: I heard one time that someone cycled abnormally because the hcg level was not down to normal from the previous IVF cycles.
me 44, dh 57
ttc 15 years
low ovarian reserve, high FSH, male factor
5 IUI (<2002) BFN
#1 IVF - cancelled no response (2003)
2 missed m/c from natural pregnancies (2004)
#1 DE-IVF (11/23/2009) BFN
#2 DE-IVF (05/15/2010) m/c (blighted ovum) on 06/24/10

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Post by gi » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:05 am

Ah Katie its been a tough year for you hasnt it, the break will do you and your body the world of good. My transfer wont be till end Feb so pop over to jan/feb thread when you are up to it, us old cycle buddies need to stick together xxxx

Cheekyone enjoy the break you deserve it xxx

To the rest of lots of highs and lows but pleasd god ye will get there soon, its tough but stick it out what wont kill you will make you stronger.

gixx
7th IVF finally our precious miracle girl Kayla born 24/11/10, 8th IVF FET Sept 2012 BFP!!!
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Post by syanna » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:46 pm

Hey ladies...it's only been 2dp2dt, and this morning I had white discharge. Is that normal?? What does that mean. Every little thing is freaking me out now...
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 Supergenius » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:52 pm

Syanna - are you taking progesterone in suppository form? I had the white discharge from the suppositories - went through a lot of panty liners! Totally normal. Enjoy your PUPO status, girl!

dodo928 - I'm glad to hear you are going for another cycle. I'll be heading over to the Jan/Feb board as well (hopefully starting my FET cycle in mid-Jan).

cheekyone - I was so sorry to hear about your m/c. A holiday in NZ sounds wonderful! Enjoy your time off and hope to see you on the Jan/Feb board! :)

katie99 - wow, you just don't get a break. i really admire that despite all that has happened, you still have that steely will to keep your PMA up. hope you can enjoy the holidays and get a fresh start for 2010. :)

claud662 - i am crossing fingers, toes, and everything else for you for your beta!!!

justwannabamom - congrats on your successful ER!! crossing everything for you for a great fert. report! :D

turtle/franny - i'll see you over on the Jan/Feb boards and we can reschedule that play-date for 9-10 months. ;)

AFM, I got AF yesterday evening so I'm hoping today's beta will show negative HCG. There is a chance then I can start BCPs right away to get ready for a January cycle. We have 4 snow babies waiting for us! I am, however, not excited about the FET protocol including the PIO shots. You ladies do not make them sound fun at all. :?
{Me: 41, DH: 39} unexplained infertility
Feb 2012, trying for #2 no HB @ 11 weeks.
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Post by justwannabamom » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:00 pm

Well still no word on fertilization report yet! I am so anxious to hear. Last time we had very low fert. So I really want to know how it went this time! They will also decide based on today if we do 3 or 5 day transfer. I can't wait to find out. I don't know how you 2WW people stand it!!!but I can't wait to be PUPO too! I will let you know when I hear.
*Kelly*
TTC 3 years
DH 29 very low sperm count
Me 29 hypothyroidism
IVF #1 July 09 BFN no frosties IVF #2 Dec 09
11 eggs ICSI 7 5 fertilized
Transferred 2 day 5 embryos on 12/15 no frosties BFN

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Post by syanna » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:16 pm

No Supergenius, I do the PIO shots...can it be from that? I just never had it last cycle that's why.
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 claud662 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:28 pm

Hi Ladies!!

I'm feeling better today, the medicine made me spotting a lot lighter but I'm still preparing myself for a BFN and will be TOTALLY shocked if I get a BFP on Sunday which would be nice!!!!

syanna-don't worry...during the 2ww you can have a lot of discharge (watery, creamy, etc) so don't stress!! Just the RE know if it gets discolored.

justwannabamom-good luck with the report! So exciting :lol:

cheekyone-have a wonderful time in NZ and GL on your next cycle....

supergenius-YAH for AF!!! Hoping negative numbers for you today!!!

Katie-I'm SOOO sorry that your cycle was crazy this month and that your follie was so unpredictable. Hopefully your RE will adjust you accordingly and you won't have to deal with all that stress! You have been so wonderful on this board and I only wish you the best of luck

skylar-how are you feeling? That is great that you can test two days early and get the beta results!!! Fingers crossed

hazel-how you get to trigger soon!!! How are those follies looking?!?!

sarah-ruth-your 1 blast sounds great and keep up the PMA
Claudia(31) thin lining and low progesterone
DH (32) Perfect
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Post by turtle0619 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:46 pm

good morning my girls!!

claud did you see a change in the spotting once you upped the meds? i'm still crossing everything for you and i hope you are ok!

hjw i loved the acupuncture! the place i go is really cool. its in an old mill building so its really neat inside. they do community acupuncture meaning that everyone getting treatment is in the same room. this is how it is usually done in china, and they believe in healing in numbers. DH and i got to be next to each other on these huge comfy recliners with soft blankets. they had white noise machines going and soft music. the acupunturist put in my needles and besides the ones she put on the top of my feet i didnt feel them. once she put the one in the middle of my forhead i felt tingles all over my body and it felt so relaxing. they let you stay there for as long as you want, and i feel asleep!! when i woke up i had no idea what time it was haha or what day it was! i was glad to look over and see DH still there. we ended up being there for almost 2 hours!! hahaha :lol: i felt very relaxed and calm when i left. DH really liked it too, and we are going back next week. i figure it cant hurt, and i'll try anything at this point, and if anything it will help with my ivf stress! i'm so glad i found this place!

cheeky enjoy your vacation and your many drinks!! i hope you stick around and join us on this rollercoaster again. do you have any plans to try again?

dodo i'll see you over in the jan. thread!! any word on that expensive donor that the other couple might not go with??

syanna its only been 2 days!! i have a feeling this is going to be a very long 2ww for you! hang in there! try to keep busy and keep calm. i'm sure everything is fine! remember you said no POAS!!!! PMA PMA PMA!

supergenius 4 snowbabies is amazing!! remember they are still SUPEREMBIES!! i'll totally see you over in the jan./feb. boards...i just havent made it over there yet! we WILL have that damn play date in 9/10 months!!!!!!!

katie how are you doing today?? for me it took a day for it to really sink in that i was canceled and i lost it. so i am sending you healing vibes and keeping you in my heart!

justwannab- hang in there! i cant wait to hear what the report is, and when you'll have ET, and be PUPO!!!! WOOOHOO

afm like i told hjw i went to acupuncture last night and i LOVED it. it made me feel all tingly and relaxed, and the blankets they put over me were soooo nice. (it was freezing out here last night) i'm totally hooked on it now..if for anything a way to stay calm. i cant believe i feel asleep for almost 2 hours!! hahaha. there was a guy there that was there when we got there, and was still sleeping when we left. i wonder if he's still there! haha
so the basement renovations ended this morning, and it looks soooo good. too bad i only really go down there to do laundry haha. it will hopefully make a really nice playroom for my triplets one day!! (somewhere in a classroom my DH's head just exploded!!) :lol:
~ Franny
me-35- stage 4 endo
DH-30- perfect
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 justwannabamom » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:06 pm

Well they just called and of the 11 4 were too immature to ICSI so that left 7 and 2 of those didn't fertilize so we r left with 5. RE is going to do a day 5 transfer so it will be on tuesday if any of them make it that far. Back to being dissapointed again. I am starting to think that it really just isn't going to happen for us. I know it still can but it just seems like we r always below average in all the stats. And stats are so important to me even though they shouldn't b cause there is always a chance that you will be in that minority group who will do well despite the odds. I know some of you have worse numbers to deal with than me and I am so sorry for you all. I don't mean to sound ungrateful I just have such high expectations and they never seem to hold up. I guess what is meant to be will be.
*Kelly*
TTC 3 years
DH 29 very low sperm count
Me 29 hypothyroidism
IVF #1 July 09 BFN no frosties IVF #2 Dec 09
11 eggs ICSI 7 5 fertilized
Transferred 2 day 5 embryos on 12/15 no frosties BFN

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Post by hjw » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:32 pm

Afternoon ladies, I'm still here wishing time away so that I can get to my next u/s and b/w tomorrow when hopefully they will make a decision about when I trigger - I'm day 11 of stims today so I'm thinking probably one or two more nights of stims injections. My abdomen is starting to feel pretty 'heavy' now, with some pain on either side - I'm not sure whether that's caused by the cyst or the follies. I'm getting a bit impatient to know when ER is going to be, not least so that I can make some plans for next week (at the moment I've had to keep my diary completely clear, even for my birthday on Sunday 20th in case that's the date for transfer!).

cheekyone - a holiday to NZ sounds perfect. Enjoy, have a great Christmas & New Year and I wish you the very best of luck for your next cycle.

syanna - try not to worry about the discharge, I seem to get that quite a bit once I start taking any of the drugs, I think it's just another way in which the meds can mess with our bodies! Just let your RE know if it changes colour.

Skylar - how's it going? How long do you have to go until beta? Are you managing to resist those evil pee sticks?

tc4474 - ...and how's things with you? Are you planning to POAS?

Supergenius - wishing you the best of luck for your FET.

claud662 - I'm so pleased the spotting has slowed down, keeping everything crossed for your beta. I'm fine, thanks, just eager to have my u/s tomorrow and know when ER is going to be!

justwannabamom - aaaarrrgh, I can't believe they took so long with the fertilisation report! Don't they know that it wasn't just you desperate to hear, but all of us too, lol??? I think 5 embryos is a great number, that's plenty for them to work with, so don't be disappointed! Do you get more progress reports between now and Tuesday?

turtle - yay, I knew you'd love acupuncture!!! I don't know how the hell even one or needles can make such a difference, but it has such an amazing relaxing effect on me as well, and as I said before I'm convinced that it does actually work too! That community acupuncture sounds incredible, and how great that you can stay there as long as you want to.

Finally, my good friend Katie - I hope you and DH are feeling OK today. I'm so pleased that you're down for the February cycle. Your body has been through such a lot this year, let alone what your emotions have been put through with the stresses of the various cycles, that it will do you a lot of good to have a bit of time off. So rest, recoup, enjoy spending time with your lovely DH and the dogs, and better things will come to you in 2010.

Hazel
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!

GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.

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Post by jenice » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:15 pm

Katie - I had to break back into the thread when I read all the cycle drama you were having, I feel your pain :cry: :cry: :cry: I recently had the chemical pregnancy and that felt like a cruel joke after 2 years of TTC and to tell everyone and then miscarry. Some people were still giving me "congrats" messages after I miscarried. :roll: Little uncomfortable moment there. Hang in there and try to relax and enjoy the holidays with DH. I'm going to cycle either Jan/Feb so I'll see you on the thread. I already have a DD and it is worth fighting for, every moment of it . I hyperstim, so I'll throw you some of my follie dust and we'll balance ourselves out that way. :lol: See you on the THREAD ( that sounds so cool).
ME 38 mild endo, removed left tube,2 ectopics DD born 2005 :)
DH Low Morph
IUI Feb 09 BFN
IVF #1 & 2cancelled May 09 & July 09
#3 BFN Sept 09
FET Nov 09 Chem Pregnancy
IVF #4 BFP June 10 Beta # 324, Beta#2 10,078 DS born 3/1/11

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Post by katie99 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:46 pm

Hi everyone -

Its so weird that I feel so calm about being cancelled - again. I guess that proves that it was the right thing to do. If it was a normal growing follie - I think I would have taken the chance, but for the way it took over, and grew too quick, I dont think it would have turned out viable. It goes to show that we all have to be our own advocates though, I felt like I was reminding RE about the weird growth pattern, then I could hear him shuffling papers around (please review my chart BEFORE making decisions) then started the famous Dr noise - HMMMM..... "Yes, perhaps we should cancel." I think he forgets sometimes that I'm a nurse. Well, not this past year, but my licence is valid. I do hate to feel like I have to stay on top of things, but we all should. So its back to the waiting game - UGH!

Gi - thank you, honey. Well I'll be over there later to say hi. I'll be around the end of Feb too - so we'll keep each other company -again!

J &C -thank you too - I'll be over there later. Here we go its like a reunion or something!

Dodo -Thats a very interesting theory you have - thanks! I will definitely talk to RE about it. I am not sure that they even test for HCG at baseline. See you over there too!

Hazel -My dear friend - How's it going today? You must be ready to trigger and feel better already! crossed for a bumper crop of healthy ones tomorrow! Cant wait to hear how it goes! - xoxo

Supergenius -I'm so happy that you are getting right back on the horse. IVF can devastate you if you let it - You have to just pick yourself up and push forward! Either that, or my Scottish backround makes me completely hardheaded :D

Kelly -Honey, its the hormones making you feel that way - 5 is a great number! And your RE would never go for a 5dt if he was worried about them. Once they get to a blast stage, youre in good shape! sending you loads of PMA! Will you get a 3 day report?

Claudia -thanks! Oh, how I hope that you are shocked on Sunday!!
Yes, for me I guess no suppression wasnt the right answer. I think my RE is getting closer with the magic wand of meds though!

Franny -OHHH! I'm a liitle jealous! Your accupuncture sounds great, so much better than I had thought! So what color did you say your new playroom is? See, you're a sweet woman, if I knew my DH was scared of triplets - I'd have no choice but to run with it and tease him mercilessly! You may get him to filp out over 3 pairs of socks or little onesies! God, I love those little socks - I mean how cute are they?

Sorry if I missed anyone - I feel like a typing fool today
Hugs & prayers to everyone! 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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