August 2012 Transfer Buddies

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Ninde
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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Ninde » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:49 pm

Hi ladies

Kiwi: did you hear about your transfer?. My clini say take it easy on the day of transfer and normal activities after that. On my first on I didnt do much for 3 days or so and last time I was actually in bed. Surprisingly my bfp came with less bed rest. But the last cycle was really a bad one for me. This time I think I'll do a day of bed rest and take it easy after that.

BRmommy: hello :D

Suzy: how are you feeling?

Tawny: I think we will possibly be triggering together :D

Middle: his are you?

Afm: not feeling so bad today :-) I think my prenatal vitamins might have been contributing to my nausa, I've stopped taking them until after I finish the menopur. Follicle check tomorrow

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Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
Ivf # 2 Mar 2012, beta Apr 12: Bfn
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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Wondercat » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:36 pm

Ninde - Does your prenatal vitamin have iron in it? My sister got really sick from iron supplements. Turns out her blood is already incredibly iron rich -- they ran some blood tests during her second pregnancy and told her to stop taking iron supplements because her levels were too high. She hadn't been taking any.

Thanks to everyone for the words of support. I am feeling more zen about the embryos today after getting some decent sleep. Of course, one of my dogs got stuck under our shed this morning (don't ask) and she was so distressed I just forgot everything and grabbed a shovel to try to get her out. Completely forgetting the whole PUPO thing. I have been feeling crampy today, so naturally anxious about that. Also wondering if I should be at work at all. But my boss is now on vacation until the 27th and my co-worker C has already been working 1/2 the day in her new job here. Which means that EVERYTHING is coming to me. Not stress that I need right now.
Me: 33
DH: 35 (CBAVD)

IVF #1 (1): BFN
FET #1 (2): BFN
IVF #2 (2): BFP!! DS born 10/24/09
FET #2 (2): BFN
FET #3 (2): 11/21/12 -- GO TEAM B!! :)

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Ninde » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:38 pm

Wonder cat: I think crampy often happens after transfer even if you are on bed rest so dont worry about the shovel you shod be fine e. Its so hard not to worry isn't it?

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

kiwi11
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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by kiwi11 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:20 pm

Hi, quick update while at work :-)

I am having a day 5 transfer and I didnt think we make it that far. So now I am exicted - and back to work since I have to wait until Saturday

Tawny_ Menopur is used for stimulating hormones by triggering FSH and LH production in the body
Lupron has several possible uses in assisted reproduction such as -as part of the “flare” protocol to help women who respond poorly to fertility medications or/and for suppression of the pituitary to prevent ovulation
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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by tmiddle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:18 pm

Hi all im glad to hear everyone received good outcomes this week. Been very tired but with all thats goin on it can be exppected. Think im going to POAS this weekend the unknown is killin me its 6pm im going to bed feels like my cycle is coming...surely hope not
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IVF cycle 8-2012
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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by tmiddle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:27 pm

Btw tried the progesterone in the thigh looking at the needle was freaky but the injection spot isnt sore at all although it did hurt a little going in.
Tamika:35/DH:38
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IVF cycle 8-2012
ET- 8/19
BFP-8/29
It"s twins
B\G yeah!!

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by suzyq » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:28 pm

Hello Ladies,

All went well today. I was a little worried at 4 this morning hoping I would not get a call to cancel since we only had one embryo, but it defrosted and hydrated just fine. Glad that part is over. Now just to take it easy the next 48 hours. Only need to try and stay off my feet. Amazes me the different amounts of rest each clinic requires. Mine said I could return to work if it was a non-stress desk job. Now to wait on the blood test on 8/25. Seems short. What is everyone clinic's wait time?

Tawny- I am all for putting in 2 embryos. I say put the odds in your favor. We did two last time and only had single baby, but I am older too. My RE said too much bed rest is detrimental to blood flow. That is why they only recommend to take it easy for 48 hours and no strinus activity for 2 weeks if a fresh cycle.

Kiwi-Congrats on going to day 5. It is amazing to see the difference in a day 3 compared to a day 5 embryo. Saturday is just 2 days away. I am so excited for you.

Wondercat- Hopefully the cramps means implanting or things are tighten up for the expectation of. I know I was that way last time. When is your blood test date? A little shovel action will not hurt. Regular women are going about a normal day without even knowing what is going on when they get pregnant.

Ninde- Those vitamins can be a killer. Have to take mine at lunch not to feel yucky. Glad your doing better.

Hope I got all the right comments to the right people. When you play hooky for a day you get behind. :roll:
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Me-44
2 natural DD 21 and 18 (previous life)
3 step DD 24, 23, 22
1st IVF- Sept 11 BFP
DS- Christopher born May 11
1st FET scheduled Aug 2012 Miscarriage 9-11-12
IVF #2 Frozen DE April 2013 BFP-Due 12/28/13 Lost heartbeat 5-29-13 Heartbreaking!

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by kiwi11 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:55 am

Congrats suzyq for a good transfer.
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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Wondercat » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:14 am

kiwi11 - Yay day 5! I'll bet you can't wait until the weekend!!

suzyq - Glad to hear your little one made it OK. My test is 8/27, so they are giving me 3 days longer. I think yours is a more common length of time though, my clinic is a stickler for basically making you wait a full 2 weeks.

tmiddle - You are a braver soul than I to try the thigh. I am getting very proficient with my buns, I will stick with that thank you (no puns intended, but there are a couple in there, huh?) :) My box of tests came today, I will TOTALLY start POAS this weekend and I transferred after you. :) :) Heck, I may just POAS right now just because I have so damn many cheapo tests! LOL

Tawny - We transferred 1 our first cycle (BFN), 2 the second (BFN), 2 the third (BFP, singleton), and 2 yesterday. My clinic is pretty conservative and I appreciate that. I don't want to have a litter!!

AFM - Did I mention that while my one dog was stuck under the shed (she got out OK eventually) the guy finally showed up to install our security system and accidentally let one of our other dogs out? That was at 9:30ish this morning when I could still laugh about it, now it is after 11pm and I am freaking out. He is a beagle, so roaming free for extended periods of time is not new but this is the longest he has ever been gone. We are hoping somebody picked him up. Naturally, this only ever happens when he isn't wearing his snazzy collar that has his name and my # embroidered on it. We already called the police - nobody reported finding him or a seeing a stray dog. Just got back from cruising the neighborhood, DH walked around for over an hour before that. Posted on Craig's List. Now, even MORE waiting. I could use a little less drama during this cycle. All the outside stuff is making the IVF stuff seem even worse, and let's face it -- IVF doesn't need a lot of help to suck.
Me: 33
DH: 35 (CBAVD)

IVF #1 (1): BFN
FET #1 (2): BFN
IVF #2 (2): BFP!! DS born 10/24/09
FET #2 (2): BFN
FET #3 (2): 11/21/12 -- GO TEAM B!! :)

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by suzyq » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:20 am

Wondercat- I so hope you find your puppy. You do not need the added worry. GRRR to your clinic for making you wait so long.

Tmiddle- You are brave. Stomach does not bother me. Twice I have had an allergic reaction, and drove myself to the ER instead of using the Epi pen. Maybe now i would not be such a wienie after IVF.....LOL

Have fun POAS ladies. Not my thing, once again I am a chicken. I have been known to eat my words though. Also, do all of your clinics give you a Valium like Wondercat's? I did not have anything today and did just fine. Wondering if that is standard. I asked my clinic about it today and they said they only give it to very nervous ladies.

Wanted to apologize if sharing about DS walking came across as unsympathetic to some of you. I have been thinking about that to day. Just wanted to share some joy.... :)
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Me-44
2 natural DD 21 and 18 (previous life)
3 step DD 24, 23, 22
1st IVF- Sept 11 BFP
DS- Christopher born May 11
1st FET scheduled Aug 2012 Miscarriage 9-11-12
IVF #2 Frozen DE April 2013 BFP-Due 12/28/13 Lost heartbeat 5-29-13 Heartbreaking!

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Tawny » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:16 pm

Oh I just want to scream this morning. I don't normally have issues with my emotions I dunno why but I don't but when I see this one specific nurse I just wanna run and hide I can't tell if I wanna cry or just scream. :( I love seeing my nurse named Linda she is sooo optimistic and positive about everything she was so excited for me on Wed that I was responding well and I got a hug. She may candy coat stuff but it makes me feel better. But today I seen Teresa shes very blunt. She did an IUI once for me and flat out said this was a waist of time and money that it's just not going to work. And of course today she says well you responded well but not growing fast enough so no retrieval Mon maybeeee Tues but probably Wed. But ultimitly it's Dr Jarrett's opinion so now I'm waiting on a phone call. But now more waiting and more meds cause I'm almost out. GRRRRR :x
I have only one Follie that measures 15 and 2 more got bigger on rt and the lft now has 4 thats the right size so 4 more to go on the rt and 6 more to go on the left.
I just like to have a set schedule more than anything and now this is a glitch. I put everyone else first this makes me worry about time off from work for the hubby especially being last minute and then last minute days off at my work but she's more flexible than DH work.I'm afraid of inconvienincing everyone esle. But good note I will have vaca for all of last week of Aug and first week of Sept is a 3 day weekend so bonus day.

Ok enough gripping from me for now.
Good luck to everyone today!!!!
DH-34
Me-28
IUI #1 March 2012 BFN
IUI #2 April 2012 BFN
IUI #3 June 2012 BFN
IVF #1 August 2012 BFN
IVF #2 November 2012 BFP beta 573.4 and 1600 It's Twins!!!!

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by 22yearslater » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:52 pm

Twany, I am sorry to here that the nurse you had was rude to you. Are you going to the Ill. office. I saw Dr. J in the Carmel office. I had a nurse tell me that she thought that Dr. would cancel my retrieval, but he didn't. As long as I had 5 "good ones" he would proceed. I had 6 follicles. 5 eggs and 4 fertilized. It only takes 1:) I did have one cycle cancelled because he thought I could do "better". It was horrible at the time, I left the office crying like a baby. Try to stay positive!

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Wondercat » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:06 pm

Tawny - I would complain to the doctor about that nurse. There is being honest, and then there is being a b*tch. All too often people (men included!) get away with being b*tches under the guise of "I'm just being honest!" Bullsh*t. That's an excuse for being a jerk, and they know it. The art of a good bedside manner is dying, and IVF is where we particularly need it. Don't worry about anybody else but you right now. This is where you're allowed to be self-centered, because yeah -- it IS all about you. And we all have issues with our emotions going through IVF! Let it out! SCREAM!! :twisted:

AFM - Had to bail our beagle out of dog jail this morning, $78! At least he is alive, somebody picked him up in the busy rotary near our house where I almost get killed on a regular basis driving home from work. As in people drive crazy enough there that I don't usually go that way when my son is in the car. Also since they didn't know what his vet records were the holding facility updated all his shots which needed to be done in less than 2 months anyway. Can you tell I'm trying very hard to find the bright side of a sleepless night? :lol:
Me: 33
DH: 35 (CBAVD)

IVF #1 (1): BFN
FET #1 (2): BFN
IVF #2 (2): BFP!! DS born 10/24/09
FET #2 (2): BFN
FET #3 (2): 11/21/12 -- GO TEAM B!! :)

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by Tawny » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:05 pm

22yearslater- Yeah I go to the Illinois office. I'll have to go to Indi next week eventually. Some of the girls at work are helping me stay positive they really know how to put a swing on things so it's better off ya know.

Doc office called. Dr J says to just keep em growing. same meds sat and sun but just 3 viles of Menopur monday no Bravelle. She did order me another box of each and a little Lupron cause I wont make it after mon. I wasn't looking forward to that bill. So no Retrieval Mon probably Wed (just like she said this morn). But I have another ultra sound and blood work Monday and this apt is with the nurse I like so that's better. She said lots of water and rest this weekend.

Woundercat- Thank you for the advise and support it means alot today!! 8) I'm glad your dog is ok too.


Ok I don't remember who it was and I can't find it right off. But someone asked about Valium, I have a RX for it they told me it will just help relax the uterine muscle not nessesarely to relax me but I'm sure that will help. I also have a RX for Norco for the day of and day after the Retrieval.
Looks like I'm taking my usual Prometrium day after retrieval 3 days later and then increase to 2x per day if prego increase to 3x per day. (I hate that crap) I will also be taking Estrace at some point. (I got a schedule with meds but no dates)
DH-34
Me-28
IUI #1 March 2012 BFN
IUI #2 April 2012 BFN
IUI #3 June 2012 BFN
IVF #1 August 2012 BFN
IVF #2 November 2012 BFP beta 573.4 and 1600 It's Twins!!!!

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Re: August 2012 Transfer Buddies

Post by tmiddle » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:07 am

Tawny -
Yes Im 5 days post transfer aka more worry lane
I really had no idea what I was getting myself into I think the biggest part is worrying over every little thing, its definately going to be worth it if I get a BFP
I'm so sorry your nurse is such a dip sh*t :evil: , dont let her get you bummed we have enough to worry about as it is, a sh*tty attitude should not be one of them . Don't forget you are a customer, we pay a lot of money for this treatment she should be kissing your @ss not acting like one, (im sure they're charging extra for it)


Wondercat:
A woman after thine own heart :mrgreen: i just couldnt wait i tried but every time I went to the store I felt the ept's calling me........ Good luck with yours let me know how it goes. Glad Snoopy made it back safe and sound :D guess he's in the dog house for a couple of days :mrgreen:

SusyQ: happy to here your embie is ok, I had a valium as well they were pretty low dosage but it was in lalala land

kiwi- day 5 great news!! results seem to be really good with day 5 embies

ninde- hope you're feeling better doll

AFM

I POAS again this am I read some where that 10,000
(whatever metric units) of hcg should stay in your system 10 days, today is my day ten,the test was so faintly positive I almost fainted from squinting so hard to see it. It was the same the yesterday it may have even been fainter today IDK. Maybe if It wasnt so cheap, well I hope its a positive sign, my beta is friday and I cannot wait because i am eating like a horse it will suck to gain all this weight just to find out I have fat @ss syndrome

Hope every one has a wonderful weekend. Lets not forget to be thankful for what we already have, and positive and prayerful for the things we are trying to obtain.

Baby dust to all!!
Tamika:35/DH:38
blocked tubes

IVF cycle 8-2012
ET- 8/19
BFP-8/29
It"s twins
B\G yeah!!

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