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 LauraN » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:48 am

Lyd- Good luck on your transfer tomorrow!!!! How exciting. So, I've got to know, just because I'm super nosey..... do they make you fill up your bladder and then put a catheter when you are done and drain you? That's what my clinic does....it's so strange and I don't like getting one of those! This time was better than the first because they gave me a Xanax before my procedure started. And honestly, I think it helped, because everything was so much easier this ET than the last one, I think it was because I was more relaxed. Anyways, just curious if that is how your clinic does it.

We- I totally understand, my ex husband and I had a rough first couple of years after our divorce, actually, much longer than a couple of years, but now we are on good terms and it would break my heart if something happened to him. I know that God will continue giving you the strength to continue getting through this and be a rock for your DS. I am very hopeful and excited about your FET on 12/30- that's neat that it will almost be the last day of the year..... perfect ending to the end, being PUPO.

Kbillsy- You are a strong woman for waiting....I'm a total frootloop (hence taking 12 HPT's since Monday night!)..... I am already dreading have to wait for my repeat beta for Monday (positive thinking that tomorrow will come out positive since my HPT's have been positive). So does your clinic make you not have sex until after the first ultrasound too? That part is killing me enough that I would want a quicker ultrasound, but then again, the criteria for my clinic is you can't have sex until you see the heartbeat on the us....so doing it quicker may not necessarily be better, only if you get lucky and get a hb.

Shari- you still out there? How are you doing? Isn't your beta tomorrow too?

Olim- was your beta today? how are you ?

Neffi- I heard that with FET's that it generally takes longer to get the positive....I don't know if it's because they were all frozen or what, I know I move slower when I'm cold :D And, I heard that the beta is usually lower with FET's than with fresh. Not sure if any of that is the truth, it's just what I have read.

Bonnie- How's it going....you crazy yet? I was crazy before my 2WW even started, so it was just a given that I would go over the deep end :lol:

I know I am missing people, and I'm sorry. I think about you guys daily and pray for you guys daily.

AFM- still peeing all over the place, but I ran out of HPT's...again....I don't like those generic ones, they SUCK! Anyways, I wonder if Sam's or Costco have an econo box that I can buy? Anyways, my beta #1 is tomorrow, I'm excited about hearing what the # is, I'm praying for a big #, but not some grossly big number that will mean like I have bigfoot in there or something :shock: or end up like the octomom.....my test is at 7:30 AM (CST) and they generally call me around 11 or so, latest they've called is 1 (I thought I was going to die waiting that long!). So, I will post once I find out tomorrow. Have a wonderful evening ladies!
Me- 40 (Tubal),DH- 46 (MF)
DS- 20 & 18 (previous marriage)
IVF#1- Aug 2011-Chemical/MC at 4 1/2 weeks
IVF#2- Dec 2011- M/C at 8w1d
IVF#3- April 2012- BFN
IVF#4- Aug 2012 DE 8/17 ET, beta 8/31- BFN(have 8 frosties)
FET#1-March 11,2013, beta 3/22-

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

Post by Ninde » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:12 am

Evening ladies :D Like others, my apologies for not posting

Amanda: im sorry that af came x I hope you recover well from your d&c but im so sorry you have to face it

Lyd: yay 7 fertilused! Thats great :-) how is your bloating?

Christy: im really glad you have had some time and space to take a bit of the pressure off. You will stay on the board though wont you?

Bodie: how are you?

Julia: how is the Accupuncture going?

Neffi: how are you doing? Like lyd and leoriransaid, its still early but i know its really tough x

Hopefulmommy: how are you?

Maria: great the blood work is ok and you are still on track. I can tell from your posts the toll the last month has taken on you and i wish I had some wise and comforting words for you x

Bonnie: how are you holding up?

Blue: things sound really stressful, are you managing to get some rest? Personal training is good and im loving weight training g. Pounds not shifting though but for the first time I am seeing a slight difference in how i look. He is going to take my measurements and body fat again on sat. Yes my clinic is really strict and hacpve set a target. The other main clinic is the same , in fact we went to the other clinic first and the re told me I had a choice - i could either grow a foot in height or lose 28 pounds in weight before he would consider me!!!!! My dh had to restrain me from clearing the desk to get at him so clearly we didnt go there! But both clinics hold the view that higher weight can increase the risk of miscarriage. Im not sure about it but they can exclude me

LauraN: good luck tomorrow and im so thrilled you are getting bfps :D

Hopethisworks: how are you doing?

Jayne: oh im so sorry about your mum's cancer. Hope the chemo wont be too tough x

Leorira: wow that person doing your blood was so insensitive, that's just awful. I know what you mean about cycles being what you 'do' but seriously the strength that takes x

Antonina: how are you - any job luck with your job hunt?

Rose: welcome

Gina: your plan sounds great!!

Tess: how are you?

Klibsy: oh tough choice. I would probably wait but maybe its easier for me to say that not being pregnant!!

I hope I havnt forgotten anyone

Afm: af is here and a yucky headache with it. So i have one more month to go til it all starts. If all goes to plan I'll have another period by 12thish of jan, then wait til day 21 to start down regulating for 15/16 days then sns then injections and retrieval end of feb. Now its all feeling much more real.

Ninde
Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
Ivf # 2 Mar 2012, beta Apr 12: Bfn
Ivf # 3 Aug 2012, another heart breaking bfn
Ivf # 4 Feb 2012

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

Post by LYD10 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:39 am

Hey guys,

LauraN, my ET is pretty simple actually. No catheter. Just fill up the bladder and hold for 1 hour after transfer. They offer me a bed pan but I must have a stretchy bladder because I can easily make it for 1 hour without any problem.

Ninde, I was feeling bloated yesterday but Gatorade really helped. So I am pretty good today! Ready for tomorrow can't wait to see how it goes.

Thank you for the well wishes, everyone! And I ll post tomorrow after ET to let you know how it went. O
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Sunshine1576 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:51 am

LaureN,
I will be praying that bigfoot doesn't come, but I am overjoyed that you have been getting some +hpt reads! It's so exciting and many of us (including myself) will be stalking the boards over here tomorrow evening to definately celebrate with you! :D

Ninde,
Nope it's going to be hard getting rid of me. Our plans are to cycle midsummer mainly because the funds are better and it will give us some time become healthier. I'm more at peace now knowing what our next steps entail and I think it's good that we aren't spending more money on IUIs since we have already had 4 of them. So this is our next big plan....You are right it feels more real when we can envision our next plan. I feel so much better this week, you know some time & lots of wine is all I really needed. lol

Amanda,
I'm with you on a change of scenery! Sometimes even a day away with dh helps, tomorrow we plan on taking the boat out, omg I cannot believe it's 72 degrees down here in December. Santa will be wearing bermuda shorts if it stays this way!

WeHaveHope,
Thinking of you and your ds. It's been a month now but overall how is your son doing? I know it's got to especially hard during the holiday season for him. I'm sending your family my thoughts and I will continue to pray for your ds. It never gets easier, I know it's hard loosing a daddy at such a young age. There are never the perfect words, but you being there will make all the world of a difference to your son. (Hugs)
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(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 Tess69 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:22 am

Hi all

Sorry I've haven't been posting lately. Have been trying to give myself a break from the world of IVF but have stopped kidding myself. It's pretty much on my mind all of the time. I started to bleed on Tues on the same day that I found out my HCG is still not declining. So another blood test next Tues. I'm sure that it is now decreasing as I passed some tissue amongst the blood thy looked like a sac. Suits me...I don't want an ectopic pregnancy for Xmas.
I'm feeling a bit low at the moment. A good friend of mine, and
My best friends sister have just been through their first IVF cycles and both got BFPs. Whilst I am really happy for them and so glad that they are unlikely to go through the hell that IVF can be sometimes, part of me is gutted that it has to be so hard for me.
Anyway ladies, I'm not great company tonight so will catch up on personals tomorrow when some PMA comes crawling back.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by sharishu » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:29 am

Hello Ladies-
Laura- thanks for checking in with me :).

Well, we just officially had our 3rd in a row IVF bfn :(. I tried not to get my hopes up too much this time, and in fact, I am feeling pretty calm. Maybe even oddly so. But I am gonna ride this calm wave and just keep looking ahead. I believe we are eligible for 5 IVF tries per year, so I think we'll be taking a month off, and trying again in two cycles. I need to recover a little.

I wish you ladies all happy, healthy pregnancies soooon.

Shari xxx
Damaged Tubes; 1st IVF- BFN; 2nd IVF-BFP, our precious son :); 3rd IVF stopped due to natural miracle BFP, then mc@8 wks.; 4th IVF: June '11- BFN :( Bring On IVF#4!

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

Post by Gina1976 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:26 am

Maria- Glad things are still on track! Yeah!

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

Post by Neffi211 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:00 pm

7dp5dt.......negative. My hopes are pretty much gone now...DH and I talked about foster to adopt last night and we are going to look into it. It is a scary world....but there is at least no financial concerns there. I just cannot give up on having more children!
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DS 3rd try
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:37 pm

Neffi-hang in there. When is your Beta? I still think I may be too early. This has happened all too often on these boards where there are late implanters. Sending you a big hug.

Sharishu-I am so sorry. IVF is such a difficult journey but one you shoul not give up on. Praying for you to find your next steps and sending you a big hug.

Tess-I am so sorry. I believe that Gid gives us strength when we need it the most. Sending you positive thoughts so you can get going again. Big hug.

Gina-thank you for always asking about me. DS is doing a bit better. I can't say the same for myself. But I know God will give me the srentgth I need. How are you doing? I know things have been very difficult for you as well. I continue to pray for you and your family.

Lyd-praying for good news.

Sunshine-thank you for always thinking of us and always keeping us in your prayers. We are doing the best we can. These next few months and his upcoming 13th birthday next month will be very difficult. I am greatful to have great friends and support on this board. Thank you.

Blueeyedreamer-thank you for all of your support and positive thoughts. It means the world to me. How are you doing?

Ninde-how are you doing? I am so glad to hear that you ate Noe one step closer. Thank you for your friendship. It means more than you will ever know.

Sorry for no more personals right now. Have to go to work. I hope everyone has a nice day today.
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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 WeHaveHope » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:48 pm

UPDATED 12-16-11 @ 8:49am 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
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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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:58 pm

Neffi- I think it's too early too! ((HUGS)) Praying for you!

Maria- Thank you for asking and praying for us too! Praying for you and your family, esp during this time of the year. Losing someone with the Holidays so close seem to make it even harder.

AFM- Doing a lot better. Just needed to be angry a couple of days and rethink! We were trying to much of a goal and just needed to change it. We have a plan again and hopefully I'll get my referral all ready by April/May of next year.. I want to get my blood work done and on my meds again before I get them for the referral!...The only refund you get is if it's canceled. It depends on what part of the cycle that determines how much. We feel like it's flushing money down the drain with no refund. It's scary!! So I'm just going to tell them it may be my only chance to give it all they've got! If something doesn't seem to be working like it should, to change it right away so there's time.

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

Post by LYD10 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:34 pm

I remember someone asking about acupuncture. I am going to one right before my transfer. I was told that if you do it within 2 hours of transfer its shown to have a 10-20% increase in implantation rates. I know that one of the best clinics in US, CCRM, in Colorado offers it on site. that's the only time during the IVF course that I do it. Because like Leora said, there is just not enough time to make the acupuncture appointments for me in addition to all the other appnts. And I noticed no difference in my egg production between cycles when I did use accu during stimms and didn't.

So today my schedule is my DH is driving me to accu at 10:45 then driving me to clinic by 12:15, luckily the 2 are 15 min away from our house. And my ET is scheduled for 1pm. So I just make my accu in the 2 hour window within ET. Now if I could only go to the bathroom before :) I hate how constipated this process makes you feel. And I don't like it when occasional u/s techs tell me - oh I couldn't see your ovaries because you have so much bowel there. Too much information, tech, just do your job, will you please. Like its my fault or something.

Sharishu, I am so sorry you got a 3d BFN in a row. It sucks so bad. I also spent this whole past year, going through an ectopic, a BFN, and a MC. At least mine were different types of disappointments.

I can't wait to find out how my 7 embies are doing. I hope there are at least 4 good ones. My embryologist said she spent a lot of time picking through my DH sperm and finding good ones. I am so greatfull to her for the good effort because our fertilization rate went up to 70% from 45% last February. She said she wasn't going to lookin on them yesterday so as not to disturb them . So today at 12:30 she ll come in with pictures of the embies to discuss which ones and how many to transfer. it could be that we don't have enough good ones to freeze and we ll just transfer all the good ones today.

Ninde, I am glad you are on your way towards the transfer in february. If my fresh one doesn't work out, I'll be joining you in that timeframe as well.
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by anton » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:07 pm

LYD-my thoughts are with you for a smooth transfer with your babies! everything is going to be alright! :wink:

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

Post by Happy Bunny » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:36 pm

Hey guys, my spotting is still there but the ultrasound showed a big healthy baby with a great heart beat today. The doctor found the reason for the spotting - a low placenta. The expected outcome is either the placenta will rise up or I'll have to have a C-section (which is no big deal for me). I can expect the spotting to go away or continue for a few more weeks. I had a low placenta with Brooke although I didn't bleed and it did move up later in pregnancy.

I spotted A LOT... 11 days out of the last 14. If this ever happens to you, please don't put yourself through the emotional hell that I've put myself through. Bleeding is frightening but try to remember that there are a lot of reasonable, not terrible reasons that it happens. My heart literally physically ached over the stress and it turned out to be nothing to worry about. No matter what I read or heard, I was completely convinced that it was doomsday. If you spot, please don't worry like I did.
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 LauraN » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:53 pm

ok...beta #1....328.... next beta not until Tuesday.
Me- 40 (Tubal),DH- 46 (MF)
DS- 20 & 18 (previous marriage)
IVF#1- Aug 2011-Chemical/MC at 4 1/2 weeks
IVF#2- Dec 2011- M/C at 8w1d
IVF#3- April 2012- BFN
IVF#4- Aug 2012 DE 8/17 ET, beta 8/31- BFN(have 8 frosties)
FET#1-March 11,2013, beta 3/22-

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