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Postby charmedmac » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:26 pm

hi guys! hi jane :)

i had my IUI 4 days ago and i was wondering if i can go back to the gym and start exercising?

i forgot to ask my RE brc i was crying after the IUI when he told me that i should think about IVF already...
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Postby kerian » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:00 pm

wow 3 and a half days. that is impressive. luckily 4 me since my lap the pain has decreased.
waiting, well what can i say.i should be used to waiting by now. but she should arrive next week, maybe she doesn't. its hard to juggle between being positive and realistic.
i am seriously thinking of trying the acupuncture. anything to help.
i have started taking homeopathic tabs to help keep me calm. work can get a bit stressful and stress is not good 4 making babies.
so only3 days till Friday and your ultrasound. how u feeling about that.
dh and i both 27
dh poor morphology
me endo, one damaged tube,
and one damaged ovary.
1st iui mid july 07- bfn
2nd iui mid aug 07-bfn
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Postby Jane37 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:26 pm

Hi Charmedmac,

I don't know about the gym. I know that I want to be really careful during my TWW but that could drive me mad as well. Can you call your RE's office and ask? Mine is quite good at answering my questions.
I have a question for you - what did your clinic say about having sex before the IUI?

Hi Kerian,
Acupuncture is good for stress and I'm sure it's been a help but it's not so good for the bank balance :D . I'm trying to work out how not to stress this week. For some reason I was really stressed yesterday and gave DH such a hard time when he came home. Today it's no problem :D . I'm just going to chill out with friends when I can, they don't know about any of our TTC so that helps. I thought about going to the spa but the Chinese doc said not to in case of infection. Homeopathy is good too, I have a lot of time for alternative medicine and am not so happy about taking too many hormones but right now it looks like I'm just going to have to accept it :(
Not worried about the ultrasound, I've had so many this year. Sad really, they know me by name now!
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Jul 07-IUI BFN
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Postby charmedmac » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:49 pm

hi jane :)

we had sex 1 1/2 days before the IUI. my RE told me that we should but i personally think it lowered our chances... i think 3 days of abstinence is always better.

Our count on the day of the IUI is only 550 thou post washing... DH thinks that it could have been higher if we abstained for 3 days. Every spermie counts lol :lol:

I know that the sex before the IUI wasnt really helpful for me because I know ithe spermies didnt get past my cervix... at least with the IUI, it was directly placed inside the cavity :) Sigh... DH spermies neds a lot of help

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anyway, its day 5 post IUI and i am having mild cramps... WAH!!!

I wish us all the luck in the world :) will continue to pray for everyone :)
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Postby Jane37 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:44 am

I'm going to ask on Friday. Luckily for us we don't have a sperm problem but obviously next week we want the best quality :D . I don't know a lot of the numbers but I know that all the docs say that he has really good results. My concern is about the newly washed guys being able to swim through all the dead guys - don't know if that is a bizarre thought but I did read it somewhere on another website.
Hope the cramps are a good sign - today could be implantation day :D .
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Jul 07-IUI BFN
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Postby almondeyes26 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:23 am

Hello,

This is my third iui and I am in the dreaded 2ww. My first two IUI's were done prior to my surgery so I'm hoping that did the trick. I'm also on progestrone 2 times a day :shock: not fun! I'll do whatever it takes though, I know we all will! Any helpful hints on how to keep your mind off the end result? If this doesn't stick we move onto IVF. It scares me. :? I can't wait till the 16th.

Good luck to everyone!! Lots of sticky baby dust!! :D
TTC - 3 1/2 yrs
Me- 27
DH- 45
Hysteroscopic Polypectomy 05/07
IUI # 3 07/07- BFP!! :D


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Postby Jane37 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:13 am

Hi ladies,

Charmedmac and almondeyes, hope the TWW is going ok. I have no idea how to survive mine. I'm thinking of filling the calendar with as much as possible so I don't have to think about it but that might be a bit stressful. If only it would stop raining here, then I could just lie in the sun with a good book :D.

Kerian, hope the AF wait isn't too bad, not long now until the 9th.

Jenn, hope that you're managing to get your head round this whole IUI process.

I had my first ultrasound this morning and picked up my meds for next week. I go back again on Monday (day 11) for another and then we'll have an idea of when the IUI is taking place. Probably Wed or Thurs. She's told us that we can have sex up until Sunday and then should probably take a break. After talking to DH last night I think he's a bit nervous about giving his sample, he wants me there to help so I don't think we should have too much sex beforehand otherwise he might not perform under pressure. The doc said we don't really need to have sex as that's what they are there for this month. It made me a bit sad when she said that :(

I asked the doc this morning about whether I would have to lie down after the procedure but she said that I could go immediately. What did your docs recommend? I thought you would have to lay down for half an hour to make sure nothing falls out but maybe they are so high up they can't.

Anyway now I just want to get on and get this over with, it will be a long weekend and then the TWW.................................. :?

Thinking of all you girls. Looking forward to hearing some BFP news :D

Jane
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Mar 07-laparosopy, tubes unblocked
Jul 07-IUI BFN
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Postby almondeyes26 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:14 pm

Hi Jane,

My doctor always has me wait at least 15-20 minutes after each IUI. I would just tell them you don't feel comfotable leaving right after. They even have a cool table that tilts my hips! This last time I had it done at a different office because it was a Sunday and they also made me lie down and their whole table tilted, it was crazy :lol: ! Good Luck!! :D

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TTC - 3 1/2 yrs
Me- 27
DH- 45
Hysteroscopic Polypectomy 05/07
IUI # 3 07/07- BFP!! :D


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Postby Charity » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:46 am

I'm on my 2WW wait, too, ladies...I had my second IUI, but have a bit of a different situation than most. My DH and I were told during our first IUI by my ob/gyn that DH's sperm quality was bad. We also found out that I was having adverse effects from Clomid, and my uterine lining was way too thin to sustain a pregnancy even if we did get pg on first cycle, so we went to IVF straightaway. Anyway, during our first IVF cycle we had no fertilization, which happens to only about 1% of couples. :( We suspect I didn't respond well to the Lupron suppression, and my eggs didn't fully mature/mature properly. We were ready to start our second cycle with a new protocol when we found out my infertility coverage had nearly reached its cap. So, we were going to wait until 2008, and I would change over to my DH's insurance to move ahead with our 2nd IVF cycle.

In the meantime, my RE who performed the IVF said DH's sperm was not bad, and that we could take a step back and do IUI again, with a good chance at success. He recommended injectibles. We triggered 24 hrs before our procedure. We had our 2nd IUI on Wednesday, June 27th & our 1st beta is scheduled for the 10th..., and ovulation happened on Thursday morning. Had 3 follicles that were 22, 22 & 24mm in size, and DH's count was 55.6M with high motility (I forget the percentage) and good morphology. Ovulation happened on Thursday morning. I started the Crinone gel the night of July 1st. Felt like everything fell into place, and at first, I was really positive. But since then I've been writing off all the symptoms I have as being side effects from the Hcg and progesterone, so I've been thinking that it's not going to work. Sort of in preparation for the bfn that we've all become so accustomed to at the end of every one of our cycles.

BUT...Then, something happened today...Tell me if I'm jumping the gun, but I'm 8dpiui, and this morning when I wiped, I saw bright red blood mixed in with the discharge from the Crinone (sorry if tmi) :wink: . There wasn't a lot, but enough that I noticed without really checking. I haven't bled since, either...What do you think?? Jumping the gun, or could it really be?? I've been almost dreading the beta on the 10th, because it would confirm my worries of the bfn, but now, I'm getting a bit excited. Tell me if I'm going to fall on my face if I have hope now...

Hate to talk all about me, but really would like your opinions...Please help...Thanks all!! :D
Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI
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Postby almondeyes26 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:11 am

Sounds positive Charity!!! :D Its only a few days from now, keep us updated!! We're routing for you!! :D


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DH- 45
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Postby Jane37 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:49 am

Hi Charity,
It could be implantation bleeding :D Really hope that the news is good for you on the 10th. Good to hear your story too, I find that it helps me to write all these things down - I feel better afterwards.
DH just sneaked a look over my shoulder, thinks I'm being a bit obsessive chatting on this forum but as I pointed out I haven't talked to anyone about this. My Mum knows we're having the IUI sometime next week but she was really sweet and said I'm not going to ask anything, tell me what you want if you want to, if you want to talk I'm here. She's so cool :D
Have a good weekend,
Jane
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Mar 07-laparosopy, tubes unblocked
Jul 07-IUI BFN
Aug 07-IUI cancelled
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Postby Charity » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:58 pm

Thanks Felicia & Jane...I had a temperature surge this morning, so it's another good sign...I talked to dh and said I just know...He's still worried I'm going to get crushed if I'm not...So, I told him all my symptoms up until now, and all the new symptoms that have me convinced I am...Even if I am, though, there are so many hurdles to get through to the "finish line", but it would be nice just to know we CAN get pg...

I'm such a dork...I read my last post, and I sounded like a medical journal! :lol: Oh well...Good to have it in writing somewhere after I forget what happened...The internet is awesome for that...For prosperity...

Jane...You're mom does sound great. My mom keeps talking about triplets every time I see her!! I know she wants to see my babies before she dies (she's 72 and recently had a massive heart attack along with other medical issues, so naturally is worrying about her mortality)...I'm her baby of 9 kids, and the only one who is left to have their family. We're really close, too, so I want my kids to remember their grandma, as much as she wants to meet them...I can't keep my big mouth shut, though, so I commend you for not telling anyone. I said that, at the beginning of this cycle, and slowly, I blabbed it to everyone who would listen!! :lol: After having the 2+ years of failure, you'd think I would learn my lesson, but noooo...Not me... :) Tell your dh that this is a huge, life-altering deal, and you are entitled to be a little obsessive...Besides, you're not alone...

Well...Better get started with my day...Thanks gals, and I'll be sure to keep you all posted...Take care...
Charity
Me 37, DH 34
1st ICSI Oct-06 - No Fert
1st IUI w/Inj Jun-07 - BFPX2/MC
2nd IUI w/ Inj Mar-08 - BFN
3rd IUI w/Inj May-08 - Chem
4th IUI w/Inj Jul-08 - BFN
Dx Homo C677T MTHFR Mutation - Aug-08
New Hope W/New Dx & New RE For Feb-08 IUI
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I'M A TERRIBLE PERSON!!

Postby almondeyes26 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:44 am

I just found out my sister is pregnant after only a few months of trying. I really am happy and excited for her, my brother in-law and my nephew but I can't help feeling jealous and depressed. I cou;dn't even control myself the tears just fell when they told me. I know she was nervous to tell me and that made me feel really bad but I really could not control the tears. I am truely happy for her but I just feel like it's so unfair. Why is this happening to me. Why is this happening to any of us. I feel so low right now and my blood test isn't for another 8 days. I'm going crazy and DH just doesn't understand how hard this is on me. He says there's nothing else we can right now so just relax but I really can't. I'm sorry to ramble on and I hope you all don't think I'm horrible.

Hope everyone else had a good weekend.
TTC - 3 1/2 yrs
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DH- 45
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Postby Jane37 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:07 am

Hi Felicia,
YOU ARE NOT A TERRIBLE PERSON.
What you are feeling now is totally understandable and I know exactly where you are coming from. Don't make things worse for yourself by feeling guilty for the way that you are feeling. I understand completely because I have been there so many times. It will be hard for you but hopefully you'll be sharing good news with her soon too. Big hug, so many people on this board know how you feel and what you are feeling is completely normal.

Hi Charity,
Thinking of you for first Beta, hope all goes well :D

I'm just off for another ultrasound, hopefully they can tell me today which day the IUI will be.

Take care ladies,

Jane
Me - 38, DH - 40
Mar 07-laparosopy, tubes unblocked
Jul 07-IUI BFN
Aug 07-IUI cancelled
Sep 07-natural BFP

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Postby Jane37 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:13 am

Hi ladies,
IUI is on Wednesday morning. Have two follies 13mm and 16mm so twins is a possibility and I haven't taken any meds yet! How big were your follies? Will they be big enough on Wennesday? I normally have a 26 day cycle so it's about right for ovulation.
Charity, got my dates wrong this morning (it was early!), good luck for tomorrow :D
Jane
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Mar 07-laparosopy, tubes unblocked
Jul 07-IUI BFN
Aug 07-IUI cancelled
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