Ok here are a few personals that I had attempted to send earlier, but then the website went down luckily the paste key still enabled me to see them or I would be throwing my desktop through the front door. (Ninde I know how you feel the gremlins often eat my post too.) I've never heard of a test to tell when AF is coming. Does it happen the next day once beta is at zero? Anyway Ninde, that is a very good question that Ghost might could answer. Several people have asked who is Ghost, maybe if she/he is reading my post will know that in the past Ghost has helped many of us get through so much. I would love to hear the history of Ghost, does he/she also work in an IVF clinic? With the experience from reading the advice I would like to think this Ghost has alot experience with IVF patients, yet is not a MD I know many of us intriqued and would love to find out. So maybe the Ghost will reveal him/herself at least the history part...
Welcome Bonnie! You are in a family of MUCH support! I remember being in your shoes and how frightening the whole process was this time last year. I wish you much success! What is your protocal (calender) and meds you will be taking looking like?
Thanks for your advice in boasting up dh's sperm count, I will look into this. Right now I'm preaching to him about eatting healthier lunch meals...
That was so nice that your MIL AND SIL sent flowers, sounds like you have much support in your family...Well even here you do!I hope to be cycling right along with you in January, Cheers to our upcoming BFPs in 2012!
I know birthdays are bittersweet but you have a brand new year ahead full of many possibilities. Focus on your proctocal for this IVF, it looks very detailed and throughly planned.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Is there anything we can do to help you?
Samantha, Becca, Julia and Amanda,
Go ahead and cry, I'll cry with you. My emotions are like a thousand words and I know what you each of you are going through. This is never easy, but within some time we do get stronger and pursue another cycle. I will be right there cheering everyone on till the day we ALL bring our babies home!
Leora, So tomorrow is transfer day for you? May this be THE one, I have everything crossed and I am going to pray tonight! Such a symbolic beautiful song you posted, I definately want to find it on Youtube and play it. You asked about possible test I could do to uncover any possible issues. I did the Laproscopic surgery last March, no endometriosis also rechecked my tubes, both open. Last October before my first IVF we had the hysterosalpingogram done, the uterus and fallopian tubes checked out fine. Tested for progesterone around day 20 and it shows I ovulate fine. Thyroid levels were around 2.6, 3 months later with my Levothyroxine med, thyroid level is now at .96. Not sure what else they can check, but any ideas would be great!
kerpuppies, Thanks girl, I'm mentally preparing myself to try again. In anaylizing our previous cycle with my nurse, she told me it can take up to 3 months for the eggs to decide what they are going to do, meaning how we eat and exercise today could very well effect the quality 3 months later when we are ready again. As for sperm it only takes 7 weeks, not really fair if you ask me, because when I'm on AF all I want to do is eat chocolate, I've been a very unhealthy kiddo. So my new pact with dh lol is focusing on eatting healthier and trust me I'm onto dh too! He often buys those $1 meals for lunch that have nothing more then lots of sodium. He's like but their cheap, today I said no more if we want this to work we have to start taking better care of ourselves. I hope your AF is kind to you, I've been inhaling water and it seems to work. Yeah my mom bought me a case (35 bottles) that I keep in the trunk of my car and with the weather cooler in the mornings it's perfect. Sam's wholesale sells the case of bottle water for less then $5.00.
Anyway sorry for rambling, I hope your next cycle is the ticket to a BFP!
Jayne, I hope everything works out perfectly with your next cycle too, it's good to pursue adoption but not give up trying with your own cycle. I know adoption takes years to get approved but the sooner we start the paperwork the better, if only I could dh on the same page with me. He sees so much red tape but I know that's where the attorney comes in. My question is how does everyone afford adoption even in th U.S. it's around 30 grand, my best friend who is currently trying to get her home study together but there is this long list. I might as well adopt my neighbor's little girl...or ask my other good friend to be a surrogant (msp). Has anyone you know been through surrogancy? I'm just weighing options for some others like myself out there too.
AFM: Gorgeous day, dh took me out for a boat ride and we saw dolphins in the gulf out toward the bay. I picked out my dream home on the water and then as we were leaving saw a family at the boatramp. This time instead of feeling jealous, I told dh just imagine that will be us in 5 years. I said who knows she could of gone through the same journey...