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TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby jla018 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:46 pm

Hi, I am in the US and 31 years old. My husband is 5 years older and has a low sperm count.
We recently underwent out first round of IVF with ICSI and all 8 of my retrieved eggs arrested.
I am currently 2 days away from starting my Gonal-F shots (I am already on week 3 of my Lupron).
My next egg retrieval is tentatively the weekend of September 12.

My RE thinks that there is a good chance my eggs will not arrest this time, but I find it hard to stay hopeful.
The previous round/meds had me gain weight and were harsh on my gums. I also get hot-flashes and nausea.
Sometimes I wonder why I am doing this. It seems so easy for everyone else around me to get pregnant.
Every time I open Facebook another friend is announcing their good news.

I want to be hopeful, I really do, but it is hard and I don't really know anyone else who has personally gone through this.
My friends don't understand. They seem to think IVF is a magical miracle cure for infertility and don't understand my pain and frustration. I also constantly get told to consider adoption, because it is the right thing to do. It is, but, right now, it doesn't help to hear that or make it any easier.

Anyway, I joined this board to try to communicate with others experiencing the same trials and tribulations.
I am hoping we can share stories and provide support to each other.

Hope everyone else is well and thank you in advance for welcoming me!
TTC for 3.5 years.
Male infertility factor; female history of PCOS.
1st cycle failed when all 8 eggs arrested before reaching embryo stage.
On 2nd round of IVF w/ICSI - 2 embryos transferred.
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Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby ginnymoorehead » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:37 pm

Hi! I can definitely relate. It does seem like there is a baby boom among all of my friends. Still, I am so sorry that you have to endure this. People, even those who love you and are well meaning, can be very insensitive. It seems like every family get-together involves at least once conversation about why I should adopt, as if it's such a simple process.

We are going to try IVF next year, after I've given my body a little time to recover from the past 4 years of treatments, drugs, and surgeries...

How is your cycle going?
TTC since 2006
Taking a break before starting IVF in 2011
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Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby jla018 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:43 pm

Thanks Ginny. I can definitely understand taking a break. If this round doesn't work, we are waiting until next summer.

This round is making me sicker than last, as I am on different doses of the meds. I am also producing large follicles faster, which is a little worrisome, as I am hoping this doesn't lead to the eggs arresting again... My retrieval should be this weekend. Please wish me luck!
TTC for 3.5 years.
Male infertility factor; female history of PCOS.
1st cycle failed when all 8 eggs arrested before reaching embryo stage.
On 2nd round of IVF w/ICSI - 2 embryos transferred.
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Location: New England, USA

Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby margi26 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:09 am

Welcome!!

You will find this board is filled with wonderful supportive women with lots of fabulous advice. I have only been on for a couple of months and already feel quite attached to a lot of the women that I have connected to here.

I'd suggest you go to the IVF board and join one of the threads--like the September group of something and join there. It is really wonderful to have others to follow along with you and share their experiences.

Best of luck this weekend with ER!! Take care of yourself...
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby jla018 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:52 pm

Thanks for the support everyone! I had two good quality embryos transferred yesterday!
Wish me luck! :)
TTC for 3.5 years.
Male infertility factor; female history of PCOS.
1st cycle failed when all 8 eggs arrested before reaching embryo stage.
On 2nd round of IVF w/ICSI - 2 embryos transferred.
jla018
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Location: New England, USA

Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby margi26 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:36 pm

Jia--

How is it going? Are you going crazy during your 2ww???!!! Hopefully you are feeling peaceful and pregnant!! :)
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby jla018 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:36 pm

Hi Margi,

My pregnancy test came back positive yesterday. I have another one on Thursday and depending on the results, an ultrasound around the 16th. Nervous, because I know the next few months are a crucial make or break time. Thanks for asking and please keep your fingers crossed!

-J
TTC for 3.5 years.
Male infertility factor; female history of PCOS.
1st cycle failed when all 8 eggs arrested before reaching embryo stage.
On 2nd round of IVF w/ICSI - 2 embryos transferred.
jla018
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Location: New England, USA

Re: TTC for 3.5 years - currently on second round of IVF

Postby margi26 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:56 am

Jia!!!

Congratulations!!! Wahooo!!!! That is fabulous! What was your beta? You must be so excited ...I am so excited for you!! :D :D :D

It is so nice to hear wonderful results!! :D :D :D

Please take care of yourself---pamper yourself! :) :) And keep us posted...
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#2 BFN
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!
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