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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by Lauren319 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:52 pm

Lauren1171- really?! I feel like everyone I meet is named Lauren. Let me know how tomorrow goes. Good Luck!
32, fragile x carrier
DH - 32, 4% morph
#1 - 8/10 - IVF w ICSI & PGD - BFN
#2 - 9/10 - Chem
#3- 9/11 - Cancelled
#4- 10/11 - Batched
#5- 11/11 - Chem
#6 - 5/12 - FET, BFP-474,1081, 3106, 2 hb's!!
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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by Lauren1171 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:01 pm

Lauren - What is PGD?
-Lauren
ME: 36 DH 34
Unexplained Infertility
IUI 3 times BFN
#1 IVF 1/2010 BFN
#2 IVF 2/2010 BFN
#3 FET 4/2010 BFP - D&C 5/26
#4 IVF 8/2010 BFN
#5 IVF 11/2010 Cancelled - Low Red Blood Count
#5 IVF 1/2011 - Converted to IUI BFN

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by Lauren319 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:16 pm

oy. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis.

I'm a premutation carrier for an x-linked disorder, so basically I have to go through some Gattica sh*t to have a kid. :)
On day 3 the lab here in L.A. takes out a single cell from each of our embryos and sends them to a lab in NJ to be tested. On Day 5 we get a report stating which embryos are appropriate for transfer. Some people actually use it to choose the gender of their child, but that's not our reasoning. They're basically doing the slow and steady approach with me to get as many eggs as possible, knowing that at least half of them will be carriers and therefore not viable.
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32, fragile x carrier
DH - 32, 4% morph
#1 - 8/10 - IVF w ICSI & PGD - BFN
#2 - 9/10 - Chem
#3- 9/11 - Cancelled
#4- 10/11 - Batched
#5- 11/11 - Chem
#6 - 5/12 - FET, BFP-474,1081, 3106, 2 hb's!!
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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by fitzjr11 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:23 pm

Well back to re tomorrow hoping to get a date for er and am worried, next weekend i am running a big event for our jr fire fighters- have 100 teens coming for a 2 day event, with all goes well er will be thu and then i'll go to a 5 day transfer- that will get me through the weekend. I finish summer camp on the 6th then will have 3 wks till school starts so plenty of time to rest after the transfer
4 IUI BFN
1 IVF/ICSI and Pregnant 8/09
triplets-miscarried twins at 11 wks
singletown at 13 wks
2nd IVF July/Aug 2010
DH low sperm count
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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by dlk » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:17 am

Chris: I hope you are stunned and shocked by your postive beta. If not, I am so so sorry. I just joined but I see how you have been an inspiration. I understand you need to wean away from the boards. But, I also hope in time with a new perspective you can find a way to happiness. There are lots of options- embryo adoption, fostering, formal adoption. Wherever you end up, I wish you well.

Miyaya: That is awesome that you are thinking about fostering. I think a break will give you some time to explore all your options.

Franny: Best of luck tomorrow! I sure hope our dream the same night is a sign that we are soul sisters and will go through this entire journey together until we bring our miracles home.

Karin: I am so sorry about the whole screen saver ordeal. I am glad Hannah understood eventually. What an awesome story of how Hannah came into your life! It sound like it was wonderful for both of you.

Ester: So glad you got your baby in a box! Triplets :shock: I bet that is a handful. Thank you again for keeping up the list.

Lou: It sound like stimming is going along nicely. No clue on the ultrasound measurements.

Tammy: I didn't think you were bragging either. How cool that this cycle is so similar to Zach's? BTW, I love your pic. It always reminds me of why I am doing this. I want that adorable family picture.

Cake: Welcome. It sounds like you are off to a great start.

Lauren319: Good luck on your first IVF. PGD sounds so complicated.

Nancy: I am happy you have the RE appt all set up. Hopefully, you can get the pap done soon. Although, for us it was a couple months from my initial RE appt to actual IVF. Have you had a day 3 U/S and labs? My RE did that prior to my first IVF to figure out how to stim me based on my antral follicle count. Then bcp for a month, then actually starting the IVF. So even if you cant get in earlier for the pap, it may not slow you down.

Fitzjr11: You are one busy woman. One of my guy BFFs is a firefighter. They are true heros. I hope all your timing works out perfectly.


I am sure I have left out a bunch of people. This is one happening place.

AFM: Not much going on. A little strange twist of fate. The girl I had lunch with yesterday is someone I used to work with, but now see only a few times a year. She has a 16 month old and they just started trying for #2 last month. She thought since she was 36 it would take at least a few months, maybe a year or two. She blurted out that she was preggars (although she was supposed to keep it quiet). AF should have been July 23 for her. While I am sure we all hate her uber fertileness, what was so funny is she kept trying to talk me into having a baby so she would have a pregger buddy. She doesn't have a clue we are even trying. It was so hard not to say anything. She had literally called while I was on the phone getting my results and was the first person I saw after the news. Little does she know that she and I are only 1 week apart. She is going to kill me when she finds out. Especially since she knew both DH and I from work pretty well (we would all go out to dinner/happy hour/etc), and DH and I started dating while we were working together and hid it from everyone including her. She was so mad when she found out I was hiding our relationship...wait til she finds out about this. She will be happy and excited but mad at the same time.

Anyway, tomorrow is 2nd beta and a progesterone level. Trying to just focus on one day at a time.
Didi

me- 38 with Hashimoto's thyroiditis
DH- 57, low sperm count
IVF#1: ER 7/13, ET 7/18 U/S 8/12

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by moorebaby » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:30 am

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-amaut- Fresh or FET w/ 2 frosties???
-nbfun (Nancy)
-Lauren (U/s and b/w & start estrogen on 7.20. Expect AF sometime around 7.29 & back in for more u/s and b/w. If all is good, injections start around 7.29 & ER week of 8.9)
-gr8countrygirl (Baby-in-a-box is here; ER on or around 8.20)

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-rypell 1985 (Ryann)
-blairwh58 (Tentative FET date is 8.24)
-klinger13 (Amanda)- will be doing an IUI
-moorebaby (Ester)

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-hopeforbabies (Teresa)- Baby-in-a-box on its way….WOOHOO!!!
-chilipepperrose46

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-mcfarland2213 (Ashley)- Lupron as of 7.17
-GoGirl (Gen)- Lupron as of 7.29
-rebeccajm (Lupron as of 7.24)

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-Nanci
-JustLikeHannah (Renee’) (ER scheduled for 7.30 w/ 3dt on 8.2 or 5dt on 8.4)
-Lauren1171
-lou71 (ER/ET should fall the week of 8.2)
-TammyS (Approximate ER is 8.6 & ET is 8.9)
-kbillsy (ER on 8.2 or 8.3)
-fitzjr11 (ER hopefully on 8.5)
-cakes0502 (Approximate ER is 8.2)
-Lauren 319 (Approximate ER is 8.6 or 8.7)

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-turtle0619 (Franny)… BETA on 7.29
-amanda1979… BETA on 8.2
-Sher…BETA on ???
-miyaya… BETA on 8.9

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-maggieluv- Beta: 6.30- 228
-sunshine and stars- Betas 7.12- 586/ 7.14- 1449
-annpage- Beta: 7.17- 281/ 7.19- 577/ 7.26- 6,309
-annashope- Betas: 7.17- 28.5/ 7.19- 46/ 7.23- 148
-rlk1 (Kim)… CONGRATS YOU SNEAKY GIRL!!!
-margi26- Betas: 7.20- 21/ 7.22- 38/ 7.26- 140
-dlk (Didi)… Beta: 7.27- 161/ 7.29-

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-Tiger04
-karin1
-DandMe (Sonya)
-tohavefun08 (Chris)
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

A strong, positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by moorebaby » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:54 am

franny- i've been thinking about you tonight. i've got everything crossed for tomorrow & i will say a special prayer tonight.
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by Lauren319 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:04 am

um, are these side effects gonna get worse? i super don't feel well.
32, fragile x carrier
DH - 32, 4% morph
#1 - 8/10 - IVF w ICSI & PGD - BFN
#2 - 9/10 - Chem
#3- 9/11 - Cancelled
#4- 10/11 - Batched
#5- 11/11 - Chem
#6 - 5/12 - FET, BFP-474,1081, 3106, 2 hb's!!
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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by amanda1979 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:45 am

I finally got to POAS and it was negative tonight, but I am not giving up I know it may be too early. My DH got my 5 digital so I can POAS until I can't pee anymore
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IUI- 4 failed
IVF - 1st & 3rd-BFN
2nd &4th- BFP chemical
5th- April 2012

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by Lauren1171 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:36 am

Amanda - How many days post transfer are you?

I got up at 5:45 today so I could beat traffic and drive 45 minutes each way and still make it to work by 8:30. Well, they said my appt is listed as tomorrow! They took my blood, but the u/s tech refused to do u/s without a nurses consent. No nurse is in at 6:30! She said I could sit and wait or just cone back tomorrow. I said I would not wait and I will not get up again at 5:45 tomorrow when I know there is nothing measurable yet anyway! I was so mad the whole ride home! I know they told me on Tuesday to do shots Tuesday and Wednesday nt and then come back Thursday! I even wrote it down! The blood lady said she could draw my blood because if they say they don't need it she can just throw it away! Um I better be getting my E2 level today!
-Lauren
ME: 36 DH 34
Unexplained Infertility
IUI 3 times BFN
#1 IVF 1/2010 BFN
#2 IVF 2/2010 BFN
#3 FET 4/2010 BFP - D&C 5/26
#4 IVF 8/2010 BFN
#5 IVF 11/2010 Cancelled - Low Red Blood Count
#5 IVF 1/2011 - Converted to IUI BFN

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by klinger13 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:49 am

Lauren1171 - That really stinks! What a frustrating way to start your day!

Franny - Wishing you good luck today!
Me 40, DH-31
DD-23 & DS-20 (mine from previous)
TL '96,TR '08, 1 c/p, 2 e/p, lost tubes & R ovary
IVF - BFP, Maribel born 7/5/11
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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by TammyS » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:14 pm

Amanda1979...Ugh, digitals need more hcg to work. You need a level of 50 I think and you wont have that for quite a few more days yet. Go pick up a FRER...First Response Early Result (6 days sooner test)...it is one of many tests on the market that will measure your hcg at 25 or even much lower that that. It picked up a very very faint line a 11dpo for me. My beta at 12dpo was 29...so I am assuming it picked up my level at 20 at 11 dpo. How many dpo are you? When did you trigger? Also, you can google home pregnany test levels to get the list of cheaper tests on the market that pick up hcg earlier than others. Here is the link, too. http://www.babyhopes.com/pregnancy-test ... rison.html

Lauren...that really stinks. I'd be very upset, too. I hope they give you your E2 number today anyways.

Franny...Good Luck today!!!! I am crossing all my crossables and sending up lots of prayers!

Lauren319...Hi and Welcome! We are really close in our dates! I really hope that these symptoms dont get worse...they stink. I dont remember all these symptoms last time.

Chris...Sending you lots of love, hugs, and prayers. I hope you got your BFP and are out celebrating.

Didi...Thanks. :blushing: What a cool story about your friend and lunch ....she is sooo gonna smack you! lol

Fitz...How awesome that you are both firefighters. I think it is terrific what you are doing for the kids. I pray that your ER works out on the day that is should to not mess up your plans. Thank you for all that you do.

Lou...Thanks. Good to know that I'm not the only one having weird symptoms...though I'm sorry that you are having issues too.
No idea on how to measure follicles, sorry.
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Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by to_have_fun08 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:15 pm

Franny - Good Luck to you today..


Thanks everyone for your support. I am also glad that I could be an inspiration to some of you. IVF is a hard journey especially when nothing ever seems to go right. Don't lose hope. I have been cycling with gals for over 2 yrs now and I would say that probably a good 90% of them have gotten PG. It's just my bad luck that it doesn't work for me.

On a side note, my clinic never called me with the results yesterday. How disrespectful? I could see maybe they didn't get the results but at least let me know that in an email or phone call. I know it is negative so I am not sitting on the edge of my sit or anything like that. If your going to make me jump through hoops to take a beta test (when I already know its a BFN) then they should have enough respect to at least give me a call with the results. That's my pet peeve for today..


Chris
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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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by TammyS » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:35 pm

Oh Chris...that is very disrespectful...and I'm sorry they did that. I hope they call you soon or I'd be calling them and telling them a piece of my mind. Big Hugs.
Me~42/DH~48
3 IUI
IVF 1~1.28.08 Zach
IVF 2~4.5.10 M/C
IVF 3~8.6.10 BFN
IVF 4~9.5.10 M/C
IVF 5~10.30.10 BFN
IVF 6~11.29.10 M/C
IVF 7~2.3.11 M/C
IVF 8~Cancelled
End of the road

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Re: Summer cycle group

Post by chilipepperrose46 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:29 pm

Hi All,
Been busy. I've had time to read posts but no time to reply. I'm still in the "hurry up and wait" mode. Still anxious for things to start. My DH has been busy at work. They are on mandatory OT because of the crazy storms we've had. He's so tired when he get's home. The money's nice though. I went for accupuncture on Monday. I had lots of needles around my stomach. She also gave me some herbs to drink. She said I'll get a minimum of 5 good eggs if I drink them till I start stimming. I can't take them with the meds, they'll conflict. There are 12 packages of herbs to put in each cup of hot water. They say tea on each package but the mix is more like espresso, thick and a little bitter. Thankfully, I could add honey or I wouldn't be able to drink it. Boy the things we go through to have a baby! :roll:

Ryann- So sorry about your Dad's heart condition. It's a huge challenge to deal with that and IVF at the same time. If things don't get any better for him, you might want to check out another option that my cousin had. It's called a VAD (ventricular assist device). He had congestive heart failure and last year his left ventricle began to fail. His breating was labored and his lips were purple at times. He was also very fatigued. His DR told him that he needed a heart transplant or at 70 he would die soon. They decided to install the VAD to buy him some time till a heart was available. He's doing fantastic now and he's surprised everyone. Not sure when he'll get a heart but this certainly gave him a new lease on life. I know you're a local Chi-Town girl and this procedure was done at U of Chicago Hospital so it may be worth looking into. Watch his video on Youtube- Life Saving Heart Pump Surgery: Ron's Story. I think Dick Chaney had the same surgery. Good luck to you!!!

Moore- Glad to hear you had a great time in Florida.

Franny- Big hugs to you!! It's so hard to listen to people complaining about pregnancies especially when it's such a stuggle to get there for us. Please vent away. We all know how you feel and we're all in the same fertility boat. Good luck today! :)

Lou- Great count!! :) :)

Tammy- Keep bragging!! What a thrill to have soo much going on in there! :wink: Keep lying to those ovaries...I'm really 30 not 42!!! It seems to be working..whoo-hoo!!! Thankfully, I never had the same side effects from the Follistim. I did get 1 monster hot flash and a little dizziness at the same time. Gee, can't wait to try the lupron on top of that, whoo..hoo! Good luck to you!!

Karin- So sorry you have to deal with your X's biyatch at this difficult time. She's probably really excited about her PG and isn't thinking about your struggle. I'm not sure how much you told Hannah about your journey, but I'm sure she doesn't want to intentionally hurt your feelings. Try to stay strong! I'm sure a donor will come up soon and you'll be also be bragging. :wink:

Chris- Sorry about your rough journey. Good luck to you!

Sorry, I know I'm missing alot of you but my best wishes are with all of you.

Love, Hugs and Baby Dust to all,
Chili 8)

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