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Re: New

Postby Trusting » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:24 am

Yahooooo! That is wonderful news Kamina!!!!!! Wishing you the best!!
Me= 34 Endo
DH= 37 Low, Morph
TTC= 7 years
Chlomid= 2 BFN
TI w/Repronex= 2 BFN
IVF #1= BFN
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Re: New

Postby greekchick » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:11 am

hi ladies i had my et on thursday i rested all day thursday and fri im just takin it easy as no1 to wait on me my hubby works 2 many hours so just doin light stuff around the housse i had 4 put back inside me!!!!so hopefully at least 1 will take im scared ov doin anything like goin the toilet in case they drop out lol any info on this please ladies??can they just drop out???xxxx
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Re: New

Postby Waitingkay » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:47 pm

Hello ladies,

Kamina - Exciting news! Nothing better than getting started and being one step closer...

Amanda - I wasn't following closely lately, any news???

Rph - How is it going with your stims?

Greekchick - The uterus isn't an empty space, it is a very dense mass (hence the "bubble like" gestational sac seen in U/S when pregnant). The uterus is designed in such a smart and dense way that the embies don't just fall out. A M/C in the early stages of pregnancy is normally caused by chromosomal abnormalities of the embies (thus also making it easier for the couple to deal with). Actually, there is no proof that even jumping or hard work out during the 2W or the weeks afterwards during the first trimester do any harm. Laughing out your guts, walking, sneezing - nothing of which can cause the embies to either fall out or not to implant properly. Think that women who are not dealing with infertility issues (either their own or their DH's) don't even pay attention that much.
NEEDLESS to say, being after IVF there is no need to rush and prove how resistant this ingenious uterus is, and hard work out is not recommended after the hardship your ovaries have been through during the treatment/s. But you should feel free about yourself, try to remain occupied because this will enable you not to stress constantly about it. Whatever you do, don't Google all the time chances, and "do's and don't's". Just try and be moderately active so that SOME blood flow is guaranteed to the uterus with your right now 4 LITTLE ONES!!!

AFM - One healthy HB seen on Friday!!! We think there was an additional empty gestational sac, but choose to concentrate on the healthy life in us. Now we officially graduated to OB, and our worry (cause there's just gotta be worry always) is that we have to wait until May the 2nd for our next U/S. Maybe we choose a private OB instead, because I have somethings I want to feel nurtured when consulting about, like maybe not being able to nurse (some cysts etc.) and having a negative RH blood type, and my (normally0 balanced hypothyroid.

Blessings to all,
Kay
Me - 35 (found about APS after PTL)
DH - 34 (0% morph)
10/10 # 1 IVF (ICSI) - chemical
12/10 # 1 FET - chemical
02/11 # 2 IVF (IMSI/ICSI) - BFP - PTL at 22 weeks 5 days
11/11 # 2 FET - BFP - no HB, D&C
02/12 # 3 IVF - BFN
04/12 # 4 IVF - BFN
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Re: New

Postby Kamina » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:22 pm

GreenChick - ditto on what Kay said.

Kay - A heartbeat. How sweet and comforting. Do whatever you think is necessary about changing OB. I'm sooo happy for you. I'm smiling with a warm heart for you. 7 weeks!!!!

Not sure if anyone else is taking Femara but I got 30 for $10.00. I usually pay $60. The coupon I mentioned in my previous post saved me $50.00. Yeah.
TTC 2002
2008 PCOS diag - Rx - Metformin and Femara
Oct 09 1st IUI - preg - misc 8w
2010 - 4 more IUI
QUIT WORK
2011 - april 4 follies iui bfn
2011 - august Humira and intralipid
2011 - Sept oked for first ivf
10/2 3 blast transfered
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Re: New

Postby Trusting » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:18 pm

Kay--that is awesome to hear a heartbeat knowing a little one is growing within you....God is Good!!

Greeckchick--wonderful news on the ET, will be praying that everything goes wonderfully!!!

RPH--when do you get the news?????

Kamina--hope stimming is going smoothly!!!

AFM--no news, they sure know how to string a girl along!!!!!

Blessings to all,
Trusting
Me= 34 Endo
DH= 37 Low, Morph
TTC= 7 years
Chlomid= 2 BFN
TI w/Repronex= 2 BFN
IVF #1= BFN
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Re: New

Postby Kamina » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:01 pm

Trusting - What else have you been up to?

AFM - Today is CD 5 and I took 4 Femara this morning. I feel a slight discomfort in my ovaries but no big deal. I remember the first time I took Femara I felt like I was going to pop. I do not think it affects me as much now.

Tonight I do my first injection. I am scared and nervous since I hate needles. My friend is suppose to help me. We will see. I have 900 iu of Follistim in the fridge. I am wondering how many shots I will have to take. I do not want to hyperstimulate. The pharmacist went over everything. Everytime he puncturd the ball I felt like I was going to black out. What a big baby I am. I think I will have my friend do the first one and then I have to do the rest... I need to get over myself. Why do we have these mental blocks. I just keep thinking about it. I am so disgusted with myself right now. I mean really. If I can not even do one little injection, how am I going to be a good mother. I hate moments of weakness.
TTC 2002
2008 PCOS diag - Rx - Metformin and Femara
Oct 09 1st IUI - preg - misc 8w
2010 - 4 more IUI
QUIT WORK
2011 - april 4 follies iui bfn
2011 - august Humira and intralipid
2011 - Sept oked for first ivf
10/2 3 blast transfered
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Re: New

Postby Trusting » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:52 pm

Kamina--I know what you mean about the moments of weakness and wondering if I can't just do this or that how am I going to be a good mom.......but that to me says we will be great moms because we worry about being a good mom and doing what is right for our kids not ourselves. True love is caring more for someone else than ourselves and that is being a good mom, NOT that the kids come before our husbands (which is hard to balance) or that we have to give up the rest of our lives but it is the second most important thing we will do as women in my book anyway. I would always get nervous and have to talk myself into every injection that I did myself it got a little easier as it went on but it was always a few minutes of talking myslef into doing it. Just concentrate on the positive aspects and focus on the desire to have a baby it is so worth it....

AFM--waiting for my hubby to come home about a month and a half, Yahoooo!!!! It will be so nice to sleep next to him and just hear him laugh or just talk in the same room...seems like years. I still have not heard anything from the hospital in San Antonio yet!!! I will be graduating in August it will be great to be done with that!

Blessings to all,
Trusting
Me= 34 Endo
DH= 37 Low, Morph
TTC= 7 years
Chlomid= 2 BFN
TI w/Repronex= 2 BFN
IVF #1= BFN
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Re: New

Postby Waitingkay » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:53 pm

Dear all,

Amanda - I'm waiting with you. I know just what you mean, one of my favorite sounds is when DH is laughing, even if because of something silly on TV. Just lovely to hear. Waiting also to hear good news about your approaching graduation and St. Antonio (by the way, I used to live in THE city of St. Antonio in Italy, where his monastery is - although originally he was from Albania.

I'm pasting what I wrote on the "pregnant after treatment" thread today, wanted you to be updated not everything is rosy after the BFP -

"I had quite a scare myself, after the bloody blob (it rings well actually) I had yesterday. Today after DH came back from the airport, I went to the loo to see blood on the pad I put for the progesterone. I wiped to see some more bloody clots. We were lucky enough to get a scan for only two hours later (poor DH just coming back home, with our new OB. Our sweetheart was perfect! measured right on time! First time we saw the little peanut 3D, and with the equipment this OB had we could at this early stage already hear the heart!!! And finally we got a KIND reply when inquiring thank you very much, the heart rate is 130! Just right! We felt so strongly for him - he grew so much since only 6 days ago!!! We received some beautiful pictures of the little one as well as some grotesque pictures of the status of my swollen, full of cysts and liquid ovaries. Yes, still a bit OHSS but being the lucky girl that I am, at least no vomiting, and I can't say I feel anything due to being pg. "Just" bloated then, is fine. BTW - OB said I should absolutely continue with the progesterone until the end of week 10."

Kamina - how are you?

Rph - you too, how is it going?

Blessings to all,
Kay
Me - 35 (found about APS after PTL)
DH - 34 (0% morph)
10/10 # 1 IVF (ICSI) - chemical
12/10 # 1 FET - chemical
02/11 # 2 IVF (IMSI/ICSI) - BFP - PTL at 22 weeks 5 days
11/11 # 2 FET - BFP - no HB, D&C
02/12 # 3 IVF - BFN
04/12 # 4 IVF - BFN
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Re: New

Postby jannypan » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:38 am

I'd luck to wish you brilliant luck with your first IVF cycle. Though not quite a military wife myself, my husband is abroad on many occasions due to his work, sometimes twice a month.
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Re: New

Postby Trusting » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:05 pm

Kay--Great to hear that heart beat I'm sure especially after the scare!!!! I know the worry will never go away even when they are grown and gone out of the house!!! My world will be so much different when he is home I am so eager and nervous all at the same time.....kinda wierd to be nervous but I am I have heard so many couples having a hard time with reintegration and with our husbands adjusting to the non-combat world again. I pray all goes smoothly for the rest of your pregnancy and that we will be blessed with a wonderful surprise when my hubby comes home---That would be so wonderful!!!!

Blessings to all,
Amanda
Me= 34 Endo
DH= 37 Low, Morph
TTC= 7 years
Chlomid= 2 BFN
TI w/Repronex= 2 BFN
IVF #1= BFN
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Re: New

Postby Kamina » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:00 pm

Trusting - Yeah the older I get the more I hate the areas in life that I am weak in. I'm getting to old to be weak. Life is too short. A month and a half. Wow! I hope it passes fast. So did the doc say why you were spotting?

How much was your stim dosage? Mine is 225.

Last night I had my 3rd injection. On Friday the doc said I had 4 follies and they were about 10-11.

Today in the shower I noticed I was very tender on my left hand side Im not sure if it is a swollen gland or a cyst but it in the area of the perineum. I can not sleep or sit. On Friday the doc said I am not hyperstim from what she could see on the scan. But I am still worried.
TTC 2002
2008 PCOS diag - Rx - Metformin and Femara
Oct 09 1st IUI - preg - misc 8w
2010 - 4 more IUI
QUIT WORK
2011 - april 4 follies iui bfn
2011 - august Humira and intralipid
2011 - Sept oked for first ivf
10/2 3 blast transfered
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Re: New

Postby Trusting » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:25 pm

Kamina--I don't remember the actual dosage because I mixed my own at home. I had vials of Repronex and I did 5 vials in the morning and then 5 vials in the evening on my IVF cycle; when I was doing the Timed Intercourse Cycle we only did 4 vials a day. I don't have any left over vials so I don't know how much that would be but it sure seemed like alot.

Hope all is progressing well

Blessings to all,
Trusting
Me= 34 Endo
DH= 37 Low, Morph
TTC= 7 years
Chlomid= 2 BFN
TI w/Repronex= 2 BFN
IVF #1= BFN
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Re: New

Postby Kamina » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:40 am

Yeah trusting that seems like a lot of drugs. Wow.

Saturday I did 225 of follistim
Sunday 225 of follistim
Monday doctor appointment - finally saw my doctor. He decided to do an HSG in the office to make sure my tubes were clear. It hurt like hell. That night I did an HCG trigger shot, all by by self. Yeah. I finally got over giving myself injections.
Tuesday - still taking estradiol 2mg in the mornings along with 1000mg of Metformin.
Wednesday - went in for my IUI ( I know I know.... when the hell will I do IVF.... This is why I am changing doc next cycle.)
So now I wait for 2 weeks.
I was not in a much pain. I guess it was because nothing is as painful as a HSG. So the IUI was nothing.

Where is everyone, sniff.
TTC 2002
2008 PCOS diag - Rx - Metformin and Femara
Oct 09 1st IUI - preg - misc 8w
2010 - 4 more IUI
QUIT WORK
2011 - april 4 follies iui bfn
2011 - august Humira and intralipid
2011 - Sept oked for first ivf
10/2 3 blast transfered
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Re: New

Postby Waitingkay » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:01 am

Hi ladies,

Kamina - 225 is a lot. I had 187.5 which was more than enough to cause me OHSS and since you are diagnosed with PCOS the effect of estrogen on you might be even stronger. Could this perhaps be the reason why they are putting you again through IUI? (They can't really go through all IVF procedures if the patient has over responded to the drugs or if she did not respond enough). I felt bloated even with "just" the 150 daily I received during this cycle. But maybe your doc gave you just a few estrogen shots? How many did you have in total, cause i had at least 8 or 9 days before the trigger and I know that sometimes they decide to give a higher dose for less times. Way to go on overcoming those injections and doing them on your own!!! Of course you should try IVF if this is what you came in for - Doctors are hard to understand sometimes.

Amanda, I have so much to share on the subject of re-getting used to having your husband around. although hubby never goes away for more than two weeks in a raw, he's absent sometimes as much as 50% of the time, which creates an unstable feeling of never totally be in one place as well as leaving and coming back home in the range of a few days up to every two weeks. And every single time it takes some readjustment. I'm set in my ways and he's coming back from hotel rooms in business trips and also the emotional aspect isn't so simple. It depends a lot on how able we are to communicate on a day to day basis also when he's away, because when we don''t it becomes sometimes quite evident he's so very much excluded of simple stuff in my everyday life. Another aspect for me, but that may be "country-specific" is that when hubby IS home, his very little free time for me, us, is completely over run by the amount of energy he has to put into his extended family . I appreciate him for being such family guy, but feel on many occasions that it leaves very little to me and very little time for him to take care of any, if at all, dealing with things outside the zone of work and family. Things such as the house, doing things just for fun, our social life etc. It's not easy.

AFM - The entire house selling business collapsed. Just when we were about to sign the selling contract our buyers chickened out because of the high mortgage payments they would have assumed on themselves. So we also "missed on" the house we wanted to buy since we did not want to take the risk of just hypothetically managing to sell our place before we actually needed to pay for the new house. I'm not working for the past 6 months or so which evidently does not contribute to our financial situation. I found out I was pregnant just a few days after the house thing fell apart, and of course i immediately thought that the most important thing has succeeded and that the house thing is not at all proportional to getting pregnant.
Now, after a few weeks have gone and we still didn't manage to sell our place (today's incredibly "strong" market), I am getting a bit worried. I would so much love to have peace and quiet and not to stay in the city when we get our baby and preferably before. I am praying that it won't be long now before we get all this business sorted out. So, I am not the most cheerful person today, and I guess it isn't just the hormones.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
K
Me - 35 (found about APS after PTL)
DH - 34 (0% morph)
10/10 # 1 IVF (ICSI) - chemical
12/10 # 1 FET - chemical
02/11 # 2 IVF (IMSI/ICSI) - BFP - PTL at 22 weeks 5 days
11/11 # 2 FET - BFP - no HB, D&C
02/12 # 3 IVF - BFN
04/12 # 4 IVF - BFN
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Re: New

Postby Trusting » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:02 pm

Kay--It is wonderful that things are progressing well with pregnancy, when do you get to find out if you are having boy or girl??? I'm sorry to hear about the house not selling, hopefully someone else will make a bid soon and you will not have that stress to deal with. I know it is very stressful dealing with moving and house hunting without being pregnant! You are so right about the reintegration process and family, I really wish we could just have a week of "us" time before all the family invades but it does not work that way they are all planing on being here the day he gets in which I really don't want to take that celebration time away from them but I want my TIME first!!!!

Kamina--I'm so sorry that you had to do another IUI, but think positive you are PUPO "pregnant until proven otherwise" I will certainly be praying for you and hoping for wonderful results.

Greekchick--How are you?????? I hope you are doing good!!

AFM: I am still awaiting news from the hospital in San Antonio which I have come to the conclusion that we are not going to have enough time to do a cycle before we leave since they have not even contacted me yet!!!!! My hubby will be home in less than 37 days !!!!!!!

Blessings to all,
Trusting
Me= 34 Endo
DH= 37 Low, Morph
TTC= 7 years
Chlomid= 2 BFN
TI w/Repronex= 2 BFN
IVF #1= BFN
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