Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by blueeyedreamer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:23 am

Hello all, sorry for the radio silence here for a bit. I haven't been feeling well and things are so busy. I've been around but not fully in it! I will catch up with everyone soon.

Rose, welcome to the board.

Maria- you can move me to the taking bcp for FET. I started the bcp yesterday. I am sending you positive energy for strength. Even though I don't consider myself a Christian, I do believe in the power of prayer aka thinking of and sending positive energy. So I guess in the big picture, I pray for you and your son every time I think of you. The holidays are very difficult for all of those affected by loss, but your loss is so fresh. It's an extra challenge.

Leora- Shit! I want your beta to drop faster! It sucks to deal with that.

LauraN- CONGRATS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: We need some more positive news here.

JenMink- still thinking of you and your little bean! I'm so happy!

Gina- Sorry about the loan issue. I really liked the poem you shared. I shared your sentiments at my endometriosis group social last night about how we are never safe through this process. There is a challenge around every corner. That really helped me figure out some coping strategies.

Ninde- How is the personal training going? My goal for winter break (a full two weeks off school) is to be at the gym every day at least 5 days per week. I must get back into it. I have gained back what I lost and I don't like it! At the same time, I really don't do well with managing my food. I don't have control over it. It has control over me. My clinic doesn't have a weight requirement. It's very interesting that yours does.

Christy- I need to go back and track what all has happened. I gather you have had a bit of a rough time. I'm sorry there was information leaked out to you from your RE office. Regardless of what was said, it's unprofessional.

Neffi and Bonnie- Sending baby dust to you!

AFM- I started the bcp yesterday. Went in for a SnS just to make sure my super short AF was actually AF. All looked good and I started them. I will go in Jan for the suppression check. Ideally in 7-8 weeks we will get to transfer our one last totscicle. Please let this work!!!!!!!! I did find out that I am cycling with an buddy of mine at the endo group. She will be a few weeks ahead of me. My friend that m/c at the same time is out of embryos and out of chances. They paid out of pocket for it all so another round just isn't possible. They don't qualify for any refund programs due to age.

I took my final for my American Sign Language class tonight and know I aced it. I really enjoy the class. I am hoping to get to take the next one but I won't know until Jan. I get a tuition waiver for being a certificated public school employee. The catch is that I get in on a space available basis.

I have so much to do and have been so busy. I can tell because I feel icky. My MS is flaring up still from the m/c, work stress, etc.

Catch up later.
Nicole 35, DH 42
IVF 1 BFN
FET 2 BFP twins, M/C 7 weeks.
FET 3 BFP, chemical beta high 81
IVF 4 BFP, chemical beta high 707
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by leorira11 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:14 am

Julia - I told my clinic I was doing acupuncture (I've since stopped) and they were like "whatever, it probably won't do anything, but it won't hurt" but when I said the acupuncturist wanted me to take herbs too, they said "definitely not". I know people do take supplements all the time, but I figured I'd rather it not interfere with my "western" medicine. I used to do acupuncture (thinking, why not?) but I found that for me, it was just another thing I had to schedule and go to and do. When I'm cycling, I'm already so crazy and busy (running to the clinic before work, making sure I'm home to take my injections, running tot he pharmacy) that I found the acupuncture was just added stress, so I stopped.Image

oh Margi - I definitely think the PMA is just gone. I'm doing a new cycle, not because I actually believe I could have a baby, but because it's just 'what I do'. How depressing is that? I'm constantly thinking about the NEXT cycle. I never actually believe this will work. Image

Neffi - You're still really early, but I totally understand how you feel - like a little piece of you dies with every negative test. I really hope today's is better... Image

Laura - I don't keep my HPTs either, but I do take pictures of them, so I can obsess about them and compare different days' tests! If you are getting BFPs, you are 100% pregnant! Of course, there are a million little milestones before you get your baby, but you are on the right track and odds are in your favor! Image

Lydia - thank goodness for the speedy turn around time -- I really hate the waiting game!The only time in this whole process that I feel calm is the first few days after ET -- everything leading up to transfer has gone well, but too early to obsess about HPTs. Everything else - even waiting between cycles - drives me nuts. Congrats on your fert report! I think your plan sounds like a good idea. Good luck Friday! Image

Rose - hi! Just jump on in! Tell us a little about yourself. If you'd like to add a signature to your posts, go to the User Control Panel in the blue bar at the top, then the second tab "Profile" and then the second tab under there called "Edit Signature". Image

Gina - sounds like a plan! Several people have traveled for their IVF (I know Margi went all the way to California!) Image

Bonnie - the 2ww is nuts! Just a few more days! Try to do something to distract yourself.

Amy (Jayne) - I'm so sorry you are dealing with your mother's cancer on top of all this. My last transfer was a FET, so no sore ovaries. I think that's why they are okay with going again so soon. Have you done a HSG before? I've done 2 and I never had any problems, not even any cramping. Just make sure to bring a big-ole pad with you -- the dye leaks out for a few hours.

Christy - blinkies mean you are feeling better? :D We've never had to do timed intercourse - in fact sex has never been part of our fertility attempts! - and I'm finding a silver lining -- that our sex life doesn't have the added stress that trying to get pregnant adds. That can be really rough. I want us to have sex when we want to have sex, not because I'm ovulating or whatever. I also know it would be best to wait (let my body heal, lose some weight, get our careers more on track) but I just can't. Image

Nicole (blue eyed) - congrats on starting BCP. Every little step forward is good. I have mostly lost my faith in God and don't pray at all anymore, but I definitely also appreciate when other people pray for me. Congrats on acing your ASL test! I hope you can take the next course too!Image

AFM - I forgot to tell y'all - yesterday at the clinic (a main,regular clinic, not the IVF clinic, but I only needed a blood draw and that clinic is closer to work), the blood tech saw that I was doing a beta hcg and said "good luck! have a great pregnancy" - I told him not to tell people that -- some of us are there for miscarriage follow up. I hope he listened and doesn't do that again.

Today's another waiting day. The bleeding appears to have stopped, but will probably start up again. The nurse told me to expect on and off bleeding until my beta is at zero.

I hate waiting, but I can handle waiting another 10 days. I really hope it doesn't take any longer than that.

HMS Pinafore opens in 12 days - so I'm super busy with that. It's so fun to get on stage in costume and only think about poor Ralph and pretty Josephine for 2 hours. A huge distraction, which is wonderful!

I'm sooooo exhausted, even though I've been getting good sleep. I'd bet my iron levels are low again. I'm always borderline anemic, and take a ton of iron supplements, but I'm sure my levels have dipped again because of the miscarriage bleeding. Maybe I'll call my regular GP and ask for a THIRD kind of supplement!


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-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
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-mc 6wk (9.13)

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:21 am

Thank you so much all! I'm smiling reading all the supportive comments!

Leora- I've been super tired myself lately. I was enemic when I was pregnant with my son and never had issues since, but I'm wondering if it's low now. I'm usually one to stay up 1-2am but the late couple of weeks I'm so tired around midnight or earlier and I fall to sleep quick! Not pregnant or anything, just got done with AF but it sapped me!

Blue- So true! It's so amazing how we all pull through the let downs and heartaches! We are all such strong women!

Christy- Me too! I thought about giving up for a moment but was like, nah that's NOT ME! :) Love the Gremlin!

Jayne- Thank you! I am more than ready for this to happen! Just to get in the door! We have to be there 3 weeks though so hopefully that works out. Not sure if DH can come the whole time though which is okay for some of it. Not because of work but he's trying to save his leave time up for retirement. We planned on him missing a week if we went with another place because they don't require you there but for really 3 days, but not this place.

Bonnie- That was so cute! :) I know how excited you must be!! Hang in there!!

Happy Bunny- Thank you. I have read many couples that get pregnant there first try. I think I've seen a poll around for that but may be wrong. It's possible! Just hope they treat me more aggressive since traveling there isn't so easy and the money issues. Adjusting medications as we go will be helpful to get me what I need.

Maria- How are you doing?


AFM- Feeling tons better! I just needed a day or two, to get angry and upset! I really hope it works so we'll start this process after Christmas. We have one in school so we'll have to work that all out. Shouldn't be a problem since he makes all A's and/or A's and B's. Always has. If we don't do it during school time, we probably won't get a flight out. It took us 2 days last time but had to pay to get back. Excited!

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:17 am

I know we have a few military families on here.....question for you all.

When Tricare records were stolen from some patients. Did everyone get a letter just because?? Or do you get one ONLY if you were one of those? We got one today...

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Neffi211 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:47 am

Still negative.......6pd5dt
Me 32 DH 31
DS 3rd try
8 failed cycles
No luck with adoption
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Happy Bunny » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:51 pm

Gina1976 wrote:I know we have a few military families on here.....question for you all.

When Tricare records were stolen from some patients. Did everyone get a letter just because?? Or do you get one ONLY if you were one of those? We got one today...
We got it too.
Barbara
Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
IVF #1 ET 10/11/10 BFP Brooke Marie
IVF #2 ET 11/11/11 BFP Travis James

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:05 pm

UPDATED 12-15-11 @ 9:02am EST

I have not been able to update the board since 11-12. Please assist me in updating the board by posting a quick update on your status. Also if you know the status of anyone else on the board that I need to correct, please let me know. With everyones help, I should be able to have the board updated in a few days. Sending you lots of xoxoxo.


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Melinda72-ER 9-12-11
Kendra_n_Michael-estimated ER 9-20-11
Sky7371-ER scheduled on 10-24-11
Krrice28-IVF 10/2011
Catdempsey-Fall/2011 ER end of October
Pinkboots11-PUPO. Beta 11-7
Kerribell FET Nov/2011
Tamera-ER 11-11, ET 11-16
Becca-PUPO FET 11-2

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Kala0704-FET 12-28-11
WeHaveHope-FET 12-30-11
Indigofire-FET Mid Dec/2011
Kerpupples-FET Winter

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Alwaysangel-Fall/2011
Anton-IVF 2012
Fruit-Fall/2011
Jasmin-Fall/2011
Cheri76-Fall IVF
Bebesperanza-Fall/2011
Greekchick Fall/2011
Kerri_789 IVF Fall/2011
Gina1976-will schedule appt w/RE in several months for 1st IVF
Ninde-ER 1/2012, ET 2/2012
Sunshine1576-Feb/2012
Julia73-Feb/2012
Amanda1979-Jan/2012
Leorira-Winter

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Lauren319-Fall/2011
Outlaw927-Fall/2011

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LauraN-PUPO 12-2(3 embies) 12-13 +HPT, Beta 12-16
Sharishu-PUPO(2 embies)
Olim78-PUPO 12-1(2 blasts)
Neffi-PUPO FET 12-9-11(2 embies) Beta 12-20
Bonnieucwv-PUPO 12-11

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Fvrogers-PUPO on 9-22-11 (2 blasts). BFP 9-30 Beta=57, 10-3=290, 10-24 u/s one HB
Tuffy4u-PUPO on 9-24-11 (2 blasts). BFP 10-3 Beta=205, Beta 10-5=519, 10-25 u/s twins 2 HB's
K8ielovett-PUPO 9-19-11. BFP 10-3 Beta=953, Beta 10-6=3403
Toniaa-PUPO 9-24-11(2 blasts). 10-6 +HPT, No Beta waiting for u/s
Counsel13-PUPO(4 embies). BFP 16dpo=470, 18dpo=2060
Bodie1011-PUPO 10-7(2 embies). 10-14 +HPT, 10-16 Beta=248, 10-18 Beta=725, 10-25 u/s twins, 10-31 2 HB's
Jen8675309-PUPO on 10-14(2 embies). 10-27 Beta=46, 10-29 Beta=59, 10-31 Beta 105
JenMink55-PUPO 10-29(3 blasts). +HPT, 11-7 Beta=135, 11-9 Beta=320, 11-28 u/s 1 HB, 12-22 HB 170.
Blessed143-PUPO FET 11-3(2 embies). 11-10 +HPT, 11-14 BFP Beta=46, 11-16 Beta=89, 11-18 Beta=239, 12-2 u/s 1 HB.
Nac-BFP 11-28 11dp5dt Beta=42, 12-1 14dp5dt Beta=165
Rosie84-BFP(5dt of 2) = +HPT on 6dp5dt, beta #1: 308, beta #2: 849, 1st u/s (6w2d) - 2 heartbeats
Kbillsy-HPT+ 12/4, 1st beta 309 12/7, 12-9 Beta=642
HappyBunny-PUPO 11/11/11 BFP 14dpo 227, 17dpo 1147

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IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Happy Bunny » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:16 pm

Neffi211 wrote:Still negative.......6pd5dt
:( Did it show the same maybe line as yesterday or was it totally stark white? What is the lower detection limit of your test?

*hugs*

I'm still hopeful.
Barbara
Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
IVF #1 ET 10/11/10 BFP Brooke Marie
IVF #2 ET 11/11/11 BFP Travis James

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:32 pm

LYD10 wrote:Hi ladies, I m back from ER. They got 10 eggs, which is normal for me. They got 11 when I was 39 and 13 when I was 37 but only 10 were mature. Everyone wished me happy 40th bday in that office. So nice of them to notice! The best news was my DH sperm count and quality went up. So those suppliments worked! I have Ester, Moorebaby, to thank for that. Her DH results inspired me to get my DH on suppliments diligently. His count this time was 7m vs 2m last time. And his morphology this time was 7% vs 1% last time. Thanks, Ester! If you are reading this!

Now just wait for fertilization report tomorrow and decide if we transfer or freeze. My E2 was 2300 today. So it probably peaked at under 4000, which is not that bad.
Which supplements LYD? Our doctor told us to take 200mg Pycnogenol supplements a day which have had good results (4mill to 13.5 mill). I suggested it to someone else on the board but can't remember who :)
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Sunshine1576 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:22 pm

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SMOON!
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: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by jayne321 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:54 pm

Neffi~On my first IVF, I was negative at 6dp5dt and then positive on 8dp5dt. Still hoping it's just too early.
Me38 DH41
M/c 21wks 12 oz DD
Jan 08 DS
IUIx3 all BFN
ClomidX2 1natural; 1IUI both BFN
IVF#1Apr 11 BFP OHSS Low hcg u/s 6w3d; blighted ovum:D&C.
IVF#2Nov BFN
IVF#3Apr 12 Failed ED cycle
IVF#4Beta30510dp5dt 62712dp5dt own eggs; 2 heartbeats

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:35 pm

Neffi- Hang in there! Praying it will change for you!

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by amanda1979 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:39 pm

Leora- I completely agree with you. I feel like I am just going through the motions. I have lost hope that a cycle will actually work, but I don't have it in me to give up. Oh AF came with a vengeance :evil:

Sunshine- Yes keeping the romance is HARD!! Sometimes we just get a room in town & shoot some pool. Just a change of scenery helps us. We both like to shoot pool & we flirt with each other while we do it :) BTW I LOVE Gizmo!!!!

Neffi- It is still early don't give up!!

Jayne- I am so sorry your mom's cancer is back. I dread mom's follow up appts every time bc I fear they will come in & tell her it is back! It is so hard to watch someone you love dealing with cancer.

Lyd10- Yay for 10!! that is a great number.

AFM; As I told Leora AF show up with quite a vengeance!! D&C is going to be Wednesday at 12.
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IVF - 1st & 3rd-BFN
2nd &4th- BFP chemical
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by kbillsy » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:10 am

Hey ladies - had to travel for work this week and my internet connection at hotel wasn't working so I haven't had much personal time online this week. I was just catching up on what's been going on...

Neffi - stay positive - I got my first +HPT at 6dp5dt - only on the First Response Early detection test. On the normal one, it was barely even showing up at 8dp5dt.

Leora - my sister had a miscarriage a few months back and had a similar experience with a lab tech treating her like she was pregnant. i know they have good intentions but they really should be trained to not say those things...

Sunshine - glad to hear it sounds like you guys have a solid plan in place. Hard to be patient - I know!

JenMink - so happy to hear that your U/S went well and HB is strong. Hopefully the bleeding is almost done so you can have peace that all is well with your little drama bean :)

LauraN - congrats on your BFP!!! Good luck with your beta tomorrow!

Bonnie - how are you doing with your 2ww? Any other symptoms?

Anton - good to see you on - how are you doing?

Lyd10 - sounds great so far - good luck with your transfer - you are almost PUPO!!

AFM - Still waiting for U/S - 1 week out but seriously considering rescheduling it. They wanted it anytime during the 5th week which started yesterday. With the 2 hour drive to the clinic and the late morning times that are available for pregnancy U/S, I wanted to wait until 12/22 so that my DH can go with me - they were ok with waiting until 6w1d. Am I crazy to wait? They could have us go somewhere close to home instead but I'm concerned that the U/S equipment won't be as good as what is at my clinic. Plus I was hoping that by waiting until 6w1d maybe we would see a heartbeat before Christmas. Going to try to keep being patient but constantly thinking about just changing the appointment. I'm feeling pretty good - very hungry and more tired that normal but besides that not feeling too different. The twinges that I felt last week seem to have gone away. Is that normal? Having more BW or an U/S would help me feel that everything is ok. I'm looking forward to getting back home and relaxing a bit before the holiday craziness begins in a few days!
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DH: 35 male factor
2 failed IUI
4 Failed IVF
Egg Donor IVF 11/11 - BFP on HPT 12/4, 1st beta 309 12/7, 2nd beta 642 12/9, 1st US 12/22 - 3 HB!!!
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:14 am

Hi ladies,
Sorry I really haven't posted recently. I'm really just trying to keep the board updated at this point. It's been a very difficult month. December 13th was the one month anniversary of my DS's father's passing. Still grieving I guess. We had a rocky relationship when we first separated 12 years ago but our relationship was so much better now. It had been better for quite sometime. And he loved his son so much. I feel so much pain for all the things he is going to miss in our son's life. I know he will be watching from heaven but sometimes that does not give me much consolation. My heart aches for my son. Sometimes I feel so lost but I know God will give me strength. He has already. I could have never made it this far if it wasn't for the strength God has given me.

As for updates, I went for repeat blood work today. My RE and the Hematologist wanted to repeat the Ptotein S Deficiency Panel, although they are convinced it will still come back abnormal which means I will need to start the Lovenox Injections if we get a BFP. FET is still on track for 12-30.

Sending all much love.
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IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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