April/May Cycle Buddies!

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JenMink55
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by JenMink55 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:02 pm

BFN. We are so sad......

Congrats to you all on your journey. I must re-group with DH and figure out our next step.

Much love!!
Jen
IVF 1 & 3 BFN
IVF #2- Chemical
IVF # 4 -Beta 1=135 Beta 2=320 11/28- HEARTBEAT!!!!!!!!! 135 BPM!
12-12-11- graduated from the RE. HB 170 ! Healthy Bean- I love you!
7-11-12- Landon William Mink born! 8lbs 13 oz Healthy BEAUTIFUL BOY!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by TammyS » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:25 pm

Jen...I am sooo very sorry. Big Hugs.

Easley...Nooo!!! I am sooo very sorry. How awful. I have been in your shoes sooo many times and it is such a let down, I know. Great Big Hugs.

Ester...They look beautiful...seriously, nice looking. You are soooo pregnant mama!!!

Fruit...Good Luck tomorrow!

Nwquiz...I am sooo excited for you this cycle!! You are sooo going to be pregnant!!!
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: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by turtle0619 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:32 pm

es this is soooooo your time mama!! I am so excited for you! Now go lie down and relax. when is your beta??
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((so much love and sticky dust to you my dear friend))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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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: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by deftonesmo » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:46 pm

Jen/Easley -- BFN's suck and are evil . . . so sorry :(

Ester -- Thx for sharing! COngrats on being PUPO!

Fruit -- Best of luck tomorrow :D

Nwquiz -- this should be interesting, eh? Good luck :D

AFM: saline u/s tomorrow . . . still doing acupuncture, as well as taking DHEA, COQ10, l-arginine, and wheat grass . . . hope to start stimming soon :D
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Me: 33/Bilateral Hydrosalpinx/Tubes Removed
DH: Perfect =)
IVF #1: BFN =(
IVF#2: BFP! Beautiful Grace born 4.24.10
IVF#3: BFN =(
IVF#4: BFP! Beautiful Grady born 1.24.12

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by moorebaby » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:08 am

UPDATE NEEDED…
Britjete- ET on 3/23; BETA on ???
ellis79- ER on 3/25; ET on 3/30; BETA on ???
skatiedrew- ET 3/26; BETA on 4/9 ???
tiffanyg1219- ER on 3/31; ET on 4/3; BETA on ???
kbillsy- ER on 4/16; ET on 4/19


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Neffi211- Possible FET??? YAY!!!
penny100- IVF April
Heidi67- on BCPs as of 3/16; SnS on 4/18; hopefully start on 4/19
mcfarland2213- u/s for cyst in March
hopethisworksm- Fresh cycle, late March/early April
kentucky- waiting for AF
BlissfulCS- late April (est. 4/28) FET
Tiger04- April IVF w/ DS
WeHaveHope- had ER 3/22; OHSS; 10 frosties patiently waiting for their mama; anxiously waiting for FET on 5/5
LYD10- FET est. on 6/7
Pumpkin11- on BCPs
deftonesmo- AF is here
NancyB- waiting on AF (est. 4/17); FET planned for 6/1
Waiting to happen- baseline 4/7
indigofire- AFis here; FET in April
anton- FET in May
greekchick-
NancyB- FET scheduled for 5/30; suppression checks on 5/10 & 5/23
mom4sure- April’s ET cancelled; hopefully cycling again in July
CT_Michele- April’s ET cancelled; hopefully cycling again in June???
Lynzee- IVF in April or May
Akdelp (Kerri)- ER on 4/14; OHSS; froze blasts; FET in June


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mrice94- on Lupron
DALLAS- on Lupron as of 3/29; donor starts stims on 4/16; ER est. on 4/25; ET est. on 4/30
babytime- on Lupron as of 3/29
jmbella- on Lupron as of 4/4
LeeS- on stims as of 4/9
smoon0021- start injections as of 4/12
nwquiz- on stims; IVF converted to an IUI
faithful2011- on Estrofem & Gonal-F; April FET


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Red_Riding_Hood- ER on 4/20; ET on ???
Wishingandhoping- ER on 4/21; ET on ???
Addy- FET on 4/21


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fruit- BETA on 4/21
nicksgam- ER on 4/12; ET on 4/15; BETA on 4/25
Sunshine1576- IUI on 4/12; BETA on 4/26
Blaqdymun- ER on 4/10; ET on 4/15; BETA on 4/27
x0Heather0x- ER on 4/13; ET on 4/18; BETA on 4/27
moorebaby (Ester)– ER on 4/15; ET on 4/20; BETA on 4/29
kbillsy- ER on 4/16; ET on 4/19; BETA on 5/2


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blairwh58- ER on 3/31; ET on 4/3; BETAS on 4/15- 667, on 4/18- 2,244
cherry5- FET on 3/31 w/ 2 blasts; BETAS on 4/11- 96.9, on 4/18- 2,341
vicky1707- FET on 4/6; BETA on 4/20- BFP!!!

Wishing you Image on your journey

TammyS- ER cancelled…triggered on 4/4 & baby danced on 4/5 & 4/6; BETA on 4/18
easley4 (Kelly)- FET on 4/11; BETA on 4/20
JenMink55- ER on 4/7; ET on 4/12; BETA on 4/20
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: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by margi26 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:15 am

Jen: SO sorry....big (((HUGS)))) Take time to pamper yourself and regroup for next steps.


Easley: UGH!! :( :( So sorry for the loss...so unfair. (((HUGS))) Take excellent care of yourself and DH.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by DALLAS » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:45 am

So sorry to those with the the sad news today. We will all be praying for you. Congrats to the BFP's, I must say I will remain a little jealous until I see mine too. :)

AFM- My donor had her first u/s since starting stims. They told me that it is still early, but she has 10 follicles on EACH ovary. They measure 10-20mm right now..... Is that a good measurement?? She starts her Ganirelex in the morning, what is this drug for??? How long do you take it??? I didnt take it before and Im not familiar with it. I go for my u/s tomorrow and she goes back Friday. They said that Friday we will know a little more. Could she possibly gain/loose some follicles? I wonder if we are still on target for ER sometime Mon-Tues. Im not sure, b/c I dont understand how the Ganirelex works. Any info will be helful!
me- 31, endo, low egg reserve
dh - 31, perfect!
IVF #1 - m/c at 6wks
IVF #2 - donor cycle
Beta 1 = 183, beta 2 = 606, beta 3 = 3560
Ethan Finn & Avery Lynn born 1/3/12!!!!!!!!!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:22 am

JenMink,
There is nothing in the world that I wanted more really at this very moment, then for the genetic testing to make everything perfect and give you that BFP. REs have a hard time explaining why it didn't work and we loose confidence in all their ability because it didn't work, but all we can do is ask why? They tell us maybe they never implanted and then we ask about the levels, was the lining not thick or the estrogen levels not high enough and they say maybe it was a chromosome factor and then you are like ok lets rule that out with testing the embryos. So I'm just as disapointed that this didn't take and wonder if anything in life is ever guaranteed...What's crazy my own doctor has been recommending us to try PDG since last October and now I'm scared to death to try anything invasive related to IVF again, but IF we don't try, we loose ALL chances of ever giving it our very best shot and taking that risk again to making something in life happen! We have so much perservanance and I know that alone is going to take us far in this journey. You are loved on this board but take some time to spend with dh and when you're ready we will be here cheering you on! xoxoxo Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by Sunshine1576 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:33 am

Easley,
How are you doing? I am so sorry for you loss and I'm here if you need a virtual shoulder to cry on...As we all know undergoing fertility treatment is never easy, we know it certainly can make one stronger in the end though. Anything worth having in life is not meant to be easy.... so maybe we keep going and try something else? Because honestly I feel each time we do, the RE is going to try something different, maybe tweak the meds or try a different protocal?
But sometimes a break can help you recooperate and give you that clean slate of newfound hope!
(((HUGS)))
Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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Re: April/May Cycle Buddies!

Post by LeeS » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:36 am

Good Evening Ladies,

Easley & Jen - My heart is breaking for both of you. This journey can be so hard and unfair sometimes. HUGS to you both. We are here for you to lean on…
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Deftonesmo – Good luck on your u/s tomorrow. Looks like you are doing all you can so here’s hoping for a smooth cycle for you.
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Ester – your embabies are GORGEOUS! They are gonna make beautiful babies! Rest up and let them snuggle in tight.
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Nwquiz – WOW! You are so gonna be on Oprah!! Good luck!!
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Anton – Your posts are always so uplifting and inspiring! You bring a great deal of PMA to this board and I can’t wait to stalk you in a few months.
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Vicky – YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!! Super happy for the latest BFP!!!! Congrats!!! Looking forward to the u/s.
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Kerri – sorry about the OHSS ( I am also at risk…see AFM) and postponing the transfer but I hear that FETs are easier on the body than the fresh cycle so your uterus will be nice and cushy for your embabies return home soon.
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Blair – CONGRATS!!!!! Those BETAs are awesome and I think you are gonna have a set.
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Fruit – Praying for your BFP tomorrow!!!
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To all the STIMMERS – it’s getting closer keep the faith!
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To all the ER/ET – It’s our time!
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To the 2WWers – I know the days are long but it’s so worth it!! Just keep beleiving!
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AFM – Triggered last night with Lupron because I am at risk for OHSS. Tomorrow is retrieval and then day 3 PGD testing. Hoping for a day 5 transfer but I know there is a good chance I will have to wait a few months. We shall see. I am ready for these eggs to be taken out. I have over 25 follicles on each side measuring between 20-24mm. I am bloated but drinking lots of Gatorade and eating lots of salty food!!!
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As always BABY DUST TO ALL!!!
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Lee
ME (39) PCOS, IMMUNE ISSUES
DH (43) PERFECT
03-06 2 IVFs - 2 BFP 2 m/c
11/09 ADOPT DS
4/11 IVF # 3
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Post by BlissfulCS » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:43 am

Jen and Easley- I am so very sorry. We all had so much hope and confidence for both of you and I know how much it hurts. All my best to you both as you grieve this loss and go through the process of healing. Prayers and hugs to you.
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Me 36- no tubes
DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
IVF #4 FET- DD
IVF#5- BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Post by BlissfulCS » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:53 am

Vicki- congrats on your BFP! It must be surreal and amazing. So very happy for you and DH.

AFM- I am officially five days late. I went to acupuncture tonight. I have been going weekly since November and my AP knows well how regular my cycle is. She didn't want to do points to bring on AF because she was convinced it meant I was preggo spontaneously. Ha ha...I don't have tubes! She knows this but she was just so weirded out by my cycle and wasn't thinking. She eventually was talked into doing the points and I am hoping it is what I need to bring my fave aunt on.

Went to a lecture tonight presented by the director of the move Food, Inc. Made me want to switch to growing all my own food at home...maybe all this infertility stuff is all in the food we eat. :D :D :D I'm open to trying just about anything, including being a farmer.
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Me 36- no tubes
DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
IVF #4 FET- DD
IVF#5- BFN
FET May 11 2013- miscarriage at 8 weeks

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Post by Wishingandhoping » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:44 am

Jen and Easley- I am so sorry for you both. This is such a tough process, and I know how you feel. It gets so exhausting having to deal with BFNs.

Ester- Those are beautiful embies! Congrats on being PUPO!

Vicky- Congrats! That is wonderful news!

Blissful- Dancing for you :)

Lee- It looks like you and I are having ER on the same day! Only it looks like you are an egg-making machine! I won't have nearly as many eggs!

AFM- ER is tomorrow at 12:45 pm. That means no food or water from midnight until 2:00 pm. Oh well. I'm just praying that there are a lot of good eggs and that I have not ovulated yet. Lots of cramps last night, but none now. We'll see. I'll let you all know!
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
FET 7/21/11- BFP on HPT 7/26!!! beta 8/1- 980; beta 8/4- 2565; beta 8/8- 9964
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Surprise pregnancy! Positive HPT 12/30/12
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Post by margi26 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:55 am

Dallas: The Ganirelix to to prevent ovulation. No worries! Unlikely she will "lose" any follies, but they don't all grow at the same rate, and some will not contain a mature egg despite being the "right" size. Only ER will tell---but all is looking awesome so far!
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Post by Sunshine1576 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:45 am

Ester, sending you lots of babydust and prayers tonight for your beta tomorrow! Come on BFP!!!
Congratulations Ester, you are officially PUPO! Embabies snuggle in to mama!
WishingandHoping and Lee, I'm Praying for a smooth ER as you snooze... I know you will do great tomorrow!
BlissfulCT, if we dance for AF, she should come by the end of this week!

AFM: Trying to maintain a PMA, but it's been challenging esp. today. DH could sense that I was moody tonight and he was negative said he should of gone into a different profession... Said instead of a college professor, he should of gone into construction because construction guys have better thyroids and we could of started our family 10 yrs ago...I said so are you saying we should throw in the towel and give up on this cycle??? He's like no I'm not saying that, and then we talk about something else... Maybe we need more foot massages, he's certainly too afraid to touch me right now. So I continue with the countdown but as I get closer I tend to be cautiously optimistic.....It does feel like fighting a never-ending battle.
Sorry, I'm cranky, promise to be more myself tomorrow. xxx
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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