Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

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eggandaprayer
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Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by eggandaprayer » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:36 am

Anyone planning on a January 2011 cycle? Our RN called yesterday to say the projected transfer date for our first IVF cycle will be around Jan 17-21. We are excited. We are using a donor egg and our original donor dropped out so we couldn't do the November transfer we had hoped for. So we are gearing up for January which is as good a month as any to get pregnant. Anyone with me?
Eggandaprayer,44, married 10 yrs, no kids (yet)
1/2010 Decide to adopt, but no luck.
1/23/11 Transferred one embryo! Froze one.
BFP Feb 4, 7, 11
Ultrasound Neg 2/16, AF 2/28
IVF #2 planned 5/2/11

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by rypell1985 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:40 am

My transfer will be December 3, but I wanted to wish you the best of luck!!!! Sending tons of baby dust your way!
Ryann,27;DH,27
IVF1-Sept '10

FET1-Dec '10 BFP!
12.15: 275 12.17: 824 12.20: 3,408
Boy & Girl Due 8.22.2011
Born 7.13.11 @ 34 weeks

Natural BFP
Boy due 5.08.2013
8.30: 66 9.05: 747 9.08: 2,596

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by krisnjer » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:56 am

Hello Egg! I was also in the November thread but mc at 4 wks.... so I will be doing a January cycle too. I hope to start BCP in mid Dec if AF decides to cooperate, but who knows with that crabby old lady. So it could be late Jan or early Feb for ER/ET.
me=36; PCOS; septate uterus (repaired 5/10)
DH=34; 5% morph
TTC 7 yrs
#1 IVF-4/10- cancelled; surgery 5/10
#2 IVF-10/10- BFP; mc @ 4 wks
#3 IVF-01/11

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by karenvancouverisland » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:26 am

ugh... i'm more likely to be a "march 2011 cycle buddy".. but, lol.. i'm so desperate to connect with people who are looking towards the next cycle- that i couldn't resist sayng 'hi' !!

i so need something positive to focus on right now, as 2 of my friends just got PG.. right as i was losing my pregnancy. gawd, if we hadn't lost ours- the 3 of us would be due at the same time. it's just so depressing.. but i can step back and thank god that i already have 1 IVF miracle- our son <3 ... i've taken this disappointment quite hard, but not near as hard as the ones before he came. i am so lucky to have him. .. but at the same time, it's weird- cause after i put him to bed, and i'm alone with my thoughts and not distracted by the joy he brings me, i'm so depressed! the feelings and thoughts i'm having are such a bad reminder of past IVF disappointments.

it just kills me that my 2 friends have NO IDEA what it's like to be us. i seriously can't stomach being around people who easily get pg and live in lala land around it being easy. i go between being angry and being so sad.

frig. sorry for the emotional vomiting i'm doing here...
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET: 1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy & miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by eggandaprayer » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:33 am

Good luck in Dec Rypell!
Eggandaprayer,44, married 10 yrs, no kids (yet)
1/2010 Decide to adopt, but no luck.
1/23/11 Transferred one embryo! Froze one.
BFP Feb 4, 7, 11
Ultrasound Neg 2/16, AF 2/28
IVF #2 planned 5/2/11

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by krisnjer » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:59 am

Karen-- this is the perfect place for emotional vomitting bc no one has to clean up the mess!! :P Glad you decided to drop in! I like seeing familiar faces (now that I think about that it really isn't a good thing is it?). My niece and I thought that we were going to be pregnant together too. I am very happy for her and her husband though. She has also had a tuff time being pg and has miscarried 2x before. She has made it safely to week 12 now but I am starting over.

AFM-- hoping to have a WTF appt with my Dr on Tuesday. It was supposed to be my u/s appt :( Any adivce on what to ask during a session like that? During our first IVF we were so shell shocked that I feel like we never asked questions.
me=36; PCOS; septate uterus (repaired 5/10)
DH=34; 5% morph
TTC 7 yrs
#1 IVF-4/10- cancelled; surgery 5/10
#2 IVF-10/10- BFP; mc @ 4 wks
#3 IVF-01/11

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by karenvancouverisland » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:22 am

hey krisnjer! i'm happy to see you too :) yes, i suppose it's not a 'good' thing, lol. but misery LOVES company!!! hahaha..

so ...hmm. the WTF appt with the RE. yes- i'd go with a boatload of questions if i was you.. guess i'm curious about your history though- so was your first IVF cancelled b/c of poor response? or cancelled b/c you needed surgery? - sorry if you explained that before on the nov thread.. i just can't seem to remember everyone's details.

so do you usually produce many eggs? i guess i'd ask him what he thinks the issue is- and if your husband's low morph is actually an issue... i think my DH has some 'abnormal forms' , but the RE's also said they think it's probably not a significant issue- but b/c of it we do ICSI just to be sure.. do you do ICSI? possibly that could help. (more expensive though)

i'm curious if something like DHEA would help you? it's apparently good for egg quality and quantity... but usually used for us high FSH women... i'm no pro with PCOS.

anyways, hope that's even a little helpful.

god, i'm so glad to have this forum.. i seriously can't stand any possibility of socializing with anyone who might be pregnant. therefore, i will once again, be socially avoidant this christmas. i have this constant dream of being happily pregnant for christmas.. ironically i was pg with my son over christmas 2 years ago, but 10 days before christmas i had a threatened m/c and bled for the next month, so i spent that holiday constantly thinking i was losing my hard-fought pg.

ok, that's enough blah blah from me.. hope everyone is doing great, hugs to all!
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET: 1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy & miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by nancy1 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:18 am

Hi Ladies,

my first IVF was successful and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in November 2009. Tries a FET in September but failed. Will try another FET in January and this will probably be our last attempt.
This is a long emotional journey and I wish each and every one of you the best of luck.
Nancy

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by Lauren » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:10 pm

Hi Ladies..

Looks like I will being doing my 3rd IVF cycle in January...ER somewhere around that last week (24th) as I hope if all goes as planned. I just finished a november cycle which ended in a BFN...I am trying my hardest to stay positive this go around.

I am going for my followup appt on dec. 6 and they are also having me do a anti-mullerian hormone blood test prior. Its supposed to determine egg quality since Ive had poor fertilization rate. So I am nervous about that as well.

I will be doing an estrogen prime protocol so I actually go in early january for baseline and start estrogen prior to AF. Then antagonist protocol. I am also doing acupuncture this try with hopes I can FINALLY get my BFP!!! or even some frosties for once..but more importantly a BFP.

I am excited we have a "group"

WELCOME to everyone and best of luck to us all!!!
Me-30 DH-30

IVF#1-3 BFN
IVF#4-transfered one day 3 embryo!
8dp3dt BFP-HPT!!! First ever:)
Beta#1 12/22-72 Beta #2-12/24-303 Beta #3-1292 Beta #3-3637
12/31-Saw sac & yolk on u/s!! 1/7-SAW HEARTBEAT!
1/21-miscarriage :(

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by LaurenO » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:47 pm

Hi Girls! I will likely be cycling in January with you ladies. While I'm currently in the 2WW for my most recent IVF, it's not looking good. I'm trying to be as positive as possible, but my hopes have really been crushed with this cycle. Last Monday I went in for my ER and they got 23 eggs! Everybody was so excited! However, of those 23, they discovered that only 3 were mature. They ICSI'd the 3 mature eggs and all 3 fertilized. However, when it came to ET on Thursday, only 2 embryos survived. Of those 2 embryos, both only had 3 cells (no where near the 6-8 cell stage that we were expecting). I'm only 27 and a very healthy individual with just some minor PCO. My husband is also a very healthy individual at 28, with a low count and low motility. Basically, the doctors don't have many answers for us at this point. They are totally shocked by what has happened. I go on 12/1 for my beta. If our miracle happens then we won't be cycling again in January. But as you've probably guessed, it's not looking good. I look forward to talking mroe with you gals!
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Me: 27, DH: 28
TTC Since: 1/09
Me: PCO, DH: Low motility, low sperm count
10/09: Clomid round #1 - chemical pregnancy
11/09: Clomid round #2 - BFN
12/09: Clomid round #3 - BFN
11/10: IVF #1 - ?
12/1/10: Beta - TBD
1/11: IVF #2 (If round #1 fails)

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by Lauren » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:53 pm

Lauren O-If you dont mind me asking you said 20 out of 23 eggs were mature...why did they only ICSI 3? I understand your frustraion..my first IVF I only got 2 eggs...and this 2nd time 7 eggs and only 1 fertilized! I have seen stories on here with only 1 embryo and it ending in a BFP so dont give up yet!!! Keep us posted..prayers for your BFP soon :)
Me-30 DH-30

IVF#1-3 BFN
IVF#4-transfered one day 3 embryo!
8dp3dt BFP-HPT!!! First ever:)
Beta#1 12/22-72 Beta #2-12/24-303 Beta #3-1292 Beta #3-3637
12/31-Saw sac & yolk on u/s!! 1/7-SAW HEARTBEAT!
1/21-miscarriage :(

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by LaurenO » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:20 pm

Hey Lauren, I intended to say that only 3 were mature :( OOPS! I would be interested in learning more about your last IVF cycle where you say that you only had one embryo to work with. Why do you suppose that happened? My doctors have no idea why so many of my eggs were immature, and I would like to know myself for when we go through this again in January. I'm looking forward to chatting with you in the coming months!
Me: 27, DH: 28
TTC Since: 1/09
Me: PCO, DH: Low motility, low sperm count
10/09: Clomid round #1 - chemical pregnancy
11/09: Clomid round #2 - BFN
12/09: Clomid round #3 - BFN
11/10: IVF #1 - ?
12/1/10: Beta - TBD
1/11: IVF #2 (If round #1 fails)

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by Lauren » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:12 pm

Lauren-Yes we will have LOTS to chat about :) 3...out of 23 WOW..I am so sorry that majorly suxs! I suppose it had something to do with how many days you stimmed? maybe you needed another day? Was this your first IVF? IDK honestly When I went in to ER I stimmed 9 days and had 13 follies ready...they had trouble getting to my left ovary for some reason..i dont know why and I only ended up with 7 eggs. 6 were mature and the 7th one matured over night...they think the reason mine didnt fertilize could be an egg quality issue (thats why im getting that new hormone test out to see if it could me me) or sperm...because one that was ICSI did fertilize abnormally so I dont know. I am just as frustrated as you. You learn so much as you go thru this process and from all these awesome girls on this board. Make a list of questions for your RE to ask...and dont give up unitl you get the answer!! I am praying for both us!!
Me-30 DH-30

IVF#1-3 BFN
IVF#4-transfered one day 3 embryo!
8dp3dt BFP-HPT!!! First ever:)
Beta#1 12/22-72 Beta #2-12/24-303 Beta #3-1292 Beta #3-3637
12/31-Saw sac & yolk on u/s!! 1/7-SAW HEARTBEAT!
1/21-miscarriage :(

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by LaurenO » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:05 pm

Lauren - Wow, I'm so sorry to hear all that you have been through too! And not being able to get to your left ovary? Did you have some serious OHSS as a result? I think my doctor was airing on the side of caution with stimming me because she didn't want me to experience OHSS. I stimmed for 11 days, which my doctor said was two days longer than what she normally does. I did a lupron, follistim, menopur protocol. I thin that just one more day of stims would have been perfect! As for my poor little embryoes that only have 3 cells, I'm just baffled. I'll be praying for the both of us! Keep in touch!
Me: 27, DH: 28
TTC Since: 1/09
Me: PCO, DH: Low motility, low sperm count
10/09: Clomid round #1 - chemical pregnancy
11/09: Clomid round #2 - BFN
12/09: Clomid round #3 - BFN
11/10: IVF #1 - ?
12/1/10: Beta - TBD
1/11: IVF #2 (If round #1 fails)

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Re: Looking for January 2011 Cycle Buddies

Post by NancyB » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:51 pm

We will probably be doing an FET in January. We have our post IVF (BFN) consult with our RE on Wed. We have one frostie and we are hoping to do the FET in early January. I'll know more after Wednesday. I wish we had the funds right now for another fresh cycle as I would rather do another fresh cycle right now but we don't so I'll be thankful for the one frostie we do have. :-)

Nancy
Nancy -- 40
dh -- 51

1st IVF - BFN
FET -- 5/31
BFP on HPT 7dp5dt
1st Beta 6/13 -- 475!!! BFP!!!!!
2nd beta 6/15 -- 1160
3rd beta 6/17 -- 2656
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