Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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klinger13
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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by klinger13 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:39 pm

Tammy - Good luck with your ER today! Can't wait to hear how it goes! And here is my blog link: http://thealsbaby.blogspot.com/. We pretty much put it all out there (DH's comical details from the S/A, pics from my surgery, etc) but our friends & family love the nitty gritty. :)

Ester - I'm so glad you joined us, welcome!! I've been thinking about you since your BFN and hoping you were ok. So I'm glad to see you post and I can't wait to cheer you on in November! See my message above to Tammy with the blog link. I went to yours when you posted it on the summer thread, but I've got to track down the URL again and save it as favorite.

kbillsy - Of course we have room for you here, welcome!! I would have had to veto a 4-6 month wait too, that would be torture to wait that long.

Ryann - Yay for triggering last night! I'm so excited that your ER is tomorrow, woo-hoo!!

Victoria - So glad the ER went well and that they didn't risk anything with the right ovary. Can't wait to hear a great fert report from you today!

Krys - I'm sorry you've had to go through the disappointment with this cycle, but I'm glad you're going to proceed with the FET.

Here is today's list. Just keep me posted on any changes or updates.

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-hopefullintime (Dee) – Sept/Oct
-klinger13 (Amanda) – Oct/Nov
-yingz - FET Sept
-nbfun (Nancy) – Sept/Oct
-amanda1979 – meeting with new RE 9.8
-karin1 – Sept/Oct
-lauren1171 – Oct/Nov D&C then fresh
-Cheri76
-carebear77 (Carrie)
-Sher – FET Sept/Oct
-moorebaby (Ester) – Nov
-kbillsy – Sept/Oct

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-Wondercat – Sept/Oct
-annashope – FET October

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-lou71 - start Lupron on 9.7/baseline appointment is on 9.17/FET w/ 2 frosties planned for 10.15
-lauren319 – will start Lupron 9.7, start stims 9.14
-riogirl71 – start stims approx 9.16, ER approx 9.26
-BLang4d (Brandy) – started BCP 9.3, start Lupron 9.17

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-rypell1985 (Ryann) - started stims 8.26, Trigger 9.4, ER 9.6 with ET 9.9
-hopeforbabies (Teresa) – started stims 8.28, ER approx 9.7 w/ ET approx 9.10 or 9.12
-turtle0619 (Franny) – started stims 9.1
-chilipepperrose46 – started stims 9.2

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-dvcantu7378 (Victoria) – ER 9.4 w/ ET approx 9.6 or 9.7
-TammyS – started Follistim/Menopur 8.28, Trigger 9.3, ER 9.5 w/ ET 9.8

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-Tiger04 - Femara then IUI 8.28-8.29. Beta 9.10
-DCRunningMama – Beta on 9.10 (may move this to earlier date)

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-Krys – going to move on to FET
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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by turtle0619 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:00 pm

good morning ladies!

tammy good luck today!! i cant wait to hear how many eggs you get!! :D :D

ester i missed you!! how are you feeling? did the kids come back to school last week or do they start tuesday? thinking of you always!!


afm i just got back from my SnS. i have to go to the local hospital to get everything done and they dont tell you anything...usually the less i know the better it is on my stress levels, but with a new RE i am worried he wont push me to ER with only afew follies like my last RE who knew me would. so the stress is happening no matter what i do or dont know. atleast its a sunday, and they will call earlier then during the week because they close earlier!
i hope everyone is having a great weekend! its cooled down here and we have beautiful sunny blue skies...no clue what i'm gonna do today, but hopefully i can get DH out of bed and we can go keep busy instead of waiting by the evil phone!! :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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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by dvcantu7378 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:57 pm

Good morning, I counld not sleep last night thinking about our eggs. But now we got news. WE HAVE 4 BABIES!!!!! We transfer on Tuesday. We r so happy. Although I wanted all 8 to make it half is good. I guess it could have been worse with none. So we r very happy. Victoria
ME:37 DH:32(no kids)
DS: 12 (mine)
Myomectomy: 2009
IVF#1: BFN

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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by dvcantu7378 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:08 pm

My sister says 4 is a great number. What do u all think ? I mean I'm not trying to be selfish it's just that I was hoping I could freeze more just in case this didn't work. I just hope all of them stay strong. What stress!
ME:37 DH:32(no kids)
DS: 12 (mine)
Myomectomy: 2009
IVF#1: BFN

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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by Krys » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:48 pm

Victoria: that's awesome news.. I know what
you mean about wanting them all to fertiLize.
I felt the same way. A good way to look at it
is it will be easier for them to pick the perfect two.
We had 10 fertiliZe and I felt overwelmed with the
fact that they had to narrow it down and try to
pick only two. Will you have 2 transfered? I
will keep you in my prayers!! Good luck!
Me: 25 mild pcos
DH: 26
TTC: 4 1/2 years
5 failed iui
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fet #1: sept 23 mc 6 weeks
fet #2: nov 30th bfn
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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by riogirl71 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:26 pm

I only have a couple of minutes and wanted to wish Tammy all the luck today - on to an awesome fert report!!! Hope you feel well! Good luck - lots of mature eggs! Will write more later!
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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by nbfun » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:03 pm

Tammy,
Thinking of you today. Praying it all goes well.

As I shared previously, I'm just waiting on AF to start and then I start my BCP and get my IVF calendar. I'm starting to get really nervous (scared) about it all. I'm such a baby about pain. I don't know about all these shots. Will I really be able to do it? I've seen the needles for the Lupron and FSH stuff and they look do-able (if I weren't such a baby) but oh, boy that progesterone shot needle. YIKES. It's huge. They said it's like that because it goes into the muscle and it must be given in the hip. I'm starting to get worried about OHSS (are those the right initials)

I know it's not wise to worry and yet I find myself doing just that. I thought I would be more excited as I approach AF (about 8 days away now) but I'm not really getting more excited, just more scared. As soon as AF arrives, that's the day we pay our huge chunk of $$ too. We've already paid quite a bit w/ the sperm aspiration. That alone was 6,000. We had no it would be THAT expensive. We had planned and knew the cost of IVF and meds but YIKES that aspiration really set us back. Thankfully we do have the $$ saved so we will be able to pay it but uggh ugggh ugggh it's just so much money. I know I'm also worried about all the $$ going out. I know many others here a totally self-pay like us. It's a big stress. We have saved enough $$ for one cycle but beyond that I don't know how we'll be able to make it happen. So that's on my mind too.

Y'all all seem to handle it so very well. How do you do it?

Thanks for letting me share. It's so nice being able to come here.

Nancy
Me 39 "normal"
Dh 49 problem with tubes so no sperm "gets out" (basically like a vasectomy)

currently in 1st IVF -- BCP until 10/3, currently on Lupron. Suppression check 10/8. Start stims 10/9.

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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by klinger13 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:59 pm

Nancy - I'll move you down to the Waiting for AF section for tomorrow's list. I know what you mean about worrying about the $$ but wow, I'm sorry you had that giant cost of the sperm aspiration on top of everything else!! We've got enough saved for this cycle and probably a frozen (if we get enough to freeze) but that's it.

When I find myself starting to worry I just remind myself that I can't control the outcome, no matter how much worrying I do. I'm going to do what I can physically & mentally to give us the best possible chance but that's all I can really do. I really want to go into it with a great PMA and try not to think of the "what-ifs" until I absolutely have to. And at least I know if my PMA does start fading, I can turn to you ladies to get me back on track. :D
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
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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by nbfun » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:54 pm

klinger13 wrote:Nancy - I'll move you down to the Waiting for AF section for tomorrow's list. I know what you mean about worrying about the $$ but wow, I'm sorry you had that giant cost of the sperm aspiration on top of everything else!! We've got enough saved for this cycle and probably a frozen (if we get enough to freeze) but that's it.

When I find myself starting to worry I just remind myself that I can't control the outcome, no matter how much worrying I do. I'm going to do what I can physically & mentally to give us the best possible chance but that's all I can really do. I really want to go into it with a great PMA and try not to think of the "what-ifs" until I absolutely have to. And at least I know if my PMA does start fading, I can turn to you ladies to get me back on track. :D
Thanks! I needed the reminder about PMA.

Yep, we were very surprised at the cost of sperm aspiration. We were thinking it would be around 2,000. Part of it was the urologist's fee and then the other part was the surgery center fee, freezing etc.... Thankfully they got 3.5 million sperm.

Nancy
Me 39 "normal"
Dh 49 problem with tubes so no sperm "gets out" (basically like a vasectomy)

currently in 1st IVF -- BCP until 10/3, currently on Lupron. Suppression check 10/8. Start stims 10/9.

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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by TammyS » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:16 am

Nancy...Wow! That's outrageous! Do you draw up the meds with the big needle and switch to a smaller needle for the muscular hip shot? Our clinic allows that now...and it does get into the muscle just fine...my progesterone level was tested before so I know it does. I would ask about it...most clinics have switched to this now.

Virginia...4 is normal fertilization rate out of 8. You can usually figure 50% is common. How many will you plan to transfer on Tuesday?

Franny...Hope you and DH got out and had some fun today. Any new news since the phone call today?

Kbillsy...that is way too long to wait. Yikes! You do what you think is right for you. Listen to your heart and body. Glad to see you join us over here.

Ryann...Good Luck tomorrow. I'll be praying for a great retrieval for you.

Well, ER did not go very well today at all. My stupid cat jumped on my belly at 3am this morning and sent major pain through my ovaries...I woke up screaming and woke up my aunt who was here to babysit this morning...it was that bad. I've had issues before with my ovaries getting shy and moving up where they cant be reached easily...well...I told Bill at 3am that they are not going to be able to reach my ovaries now...and I was right. Just like Virginia...they were afraid of causing damage and sending me to the hospital...so they were only able to retrieve 7 of my 12 eggs. We have no idea if they were the mature ones or not. They pushed alot trying to push my ovaries back down into place and now I'm in alot of pain from both the cat, the retrieval, and the pushing. It stinks and I'm worried now...just when you think everything is going soooo well...and then this. Sorry to be such a bummer. :(
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: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by nbfun » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:21 am

Oh, Tammy, I'm so sorry to read this today. Hoping and praying those they did get are mature and will fertilize!!!

Yes, they do have us draw it up with a thicker needle and then switch needles to do the injection. If I remember correctly, the needles are the same in length. It's just the thickness of the needle that's different. Does that sound right?

Again, I'm sorry for what happened to you today.

Nancy
Me 39 "normal"
Dh 49 problem with tubes so no sperm "gets out" (basically like a vasectomy)

currently in 1st IVF -- BCP until 10/3, currently on Lupron. Suppression check 10/8. Start stims 10/9.

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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by TammyS » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:05 am

Nancy...Thanks. I just checked my needles...they are both 22g...but 1 is 1.5" long and the other is 1" long. It feels like 3" shorter. lol
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: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by chilipepperrose46 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:44 am

Hi All,
Finally had some time to check in with my girls. I had wedding flowers to do this weekend for today. Lots of corsages and bouts but only 6 bouquets 1 alter piece and cake flowers. Glad it's done and the bride was happy. Kinda a funny story: i showed up to do the cake and the bakery had a million white sugar flowers on it where I was supposed to put the fresh flowers. It looked terrible! I asked the guy in charge and he said to remove the sugar flowers. But it left big holes in the icing of course which I had to fill with fresh flowers. It wasn't the way the bride and I had discussed but it looked a hell of alot better than with those ugly sugar roses. :roll:
Anyway it's been a busy week because of the wedding. I feel so fatigued from the meds, kinda like a bad hangover that never goes away. I go for sns Tues. Hopefully things are going well inside. I saw alot of news on here so I'll do personals later. I have to get stuck now. I hope this is all worth it. My stomach is so sore from all the sticks.
Love hugs and baby dust to all,
Chili 8)

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Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by klinger13 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:45 am

Tammy - I'm so sorry to hear to that the ER didn't go well and you were in so much pain afterwards from the ER, the cat, & all the pushing they had to do to get your ovaries back down. Hopefully the 7 eggs they got were mature and I'll be hoping for a good fert report today.

Ryann - Good luck with your ER today!! We're all thinking about you so let us know how you're doing afterwards!

Franny - How did your SnS go yesterday?

Here's the list for today:

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-hopefullintime (Dee) – Sept/Oct
-klinger13 (Amanda) – Oct/Nov
-yingz - FET Sept
-amanda1979 – meeting with new RE 9.8
-karin1 – Sept/Oct
-lauren1171 – Oct/Nov D&C then fresh
-Cheri76
-carebear77 (Carrie)
-Sher – FET Sept/Oct
-moorebaby (Ester) – Nov
-kbillsy – Sept/Oct

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-Wondercat – Sept/Oct
-annashope – FET October
-nbfun (Nancy) – Sept/Oct

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-lou71 - start Lupron on 9.7/baseline appointment is on 9.17/FET w/ 2 frosties planned for 10.15
-lauren319 – will start Lupron 9.7, start stims 9.14
-riogirl71 – start stims approx 9.16, ER approx 9.26
-BLang4d (Brandy) – started BCP 9.3, start Lupron 9.17

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-hopeforbabies (Teresa) – started stims 8.28, ER 9.7 w/ ET approx 9.10 or 9.12
-turtle0619 (Franny) – started stims 9.1
-chilipepperrose46 – started stims 9.2

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-dvcantu7378 (Victoria) – ER 9.4 w/ ET 9.7
-TammyS – started Follistim/Menopur 8.28, Trigger 9.3, ER 9.5 w/ ET 9.8
-rypell1985 (Ryann) - started stims 8.26, Trigger 9.4, ER 9.6 with ET 9.9

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-Tiger04 - Femara then IUI 8.28-8.29. Beta 9.10
-DCRunningMama – Beta on 9.10 (may move this to earlier date)

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Image on your journey
-Krys – going to move on to FET
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: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Post by DCRunningMama » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:23 pm

Another f'ing failure for us. I can't believe it. 2 perfect day 5 blast and NOTHING.
Me: 33 DH: 37, Low Morphology, DOR
IVF#1 2/08: BFP! 11/08 Healthy Baby
FET #1 5/10: BFN
IVF#2 8/10: BFN, 2 Day 5 blasts
IVF#3 11/10: BFN, 3 Day 5 blasts
IVF#4 2/11:BFN, 2 Day 5 blasts
IVF#5 4-5/11: BFP!!! 2 3-days (7 cell, 8 cell) 5/9=866, 5/11=1595

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