Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

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Sunshine1576
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Sunshine1576 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:02 pm

Nicole- I'm thinking of you this morning and hoping the MS flare goes away soon. Any updates from the doctor for possible upcoming Laproscopic surgery?

Patricia- How are you feeling today? Really would it cost 65,000 to adopt internationally from Florida, where did you come up with amount? There has to be another agency to look into plus I'm gathering international is more complicated then domestic. I wish I could ship my pg coworker's baby to Ireland. You know in a heartbeat I would in a heartbeat if I could. Seriously my boss, the coworker and I were chatting the other day and my boss said soon I'm going to have to hire someone to replace you for the holidays looking right at my pg coworker.
She said but I'll be coming back in 4 months (we have a 4 month maturity leave but since she's part-time there is no compensation.) Later I asked her who's going to keep the baby when you come back to work, she said I haven't figured that part out yet. I honestly don't know how she's going to do it, they moved in with her boyfriend's mom last month to save money and a decent daycare cost around $125 a week! I know she'll ultimately have financial government assistance, but it's still not right. The other night she stayed out until 2:30 am with 5 of her friends and she had to be back at work at 8:30 that morning...She said they had free concert tickets and this might be her last opportunity to go out before the baby comes. Her friends she kept telling her to call out but she got told them no they don't understand she needs this job. She got to work dressed and on time so I couldn't say a whole lot but in my mind I was thinking her priorities are so messed up and when this baby comes she's going to be in a huge reality shock but that's her troubles not mine. We hear these stories and realize their whole life is completely turned upside down. It doesn't bring us to a happier place but we know it's not the life they planned out either. Here I know when it finally happens to us we'll have far more gratitude and well be far more prepared for this life changing event.

Pocos- I will keep praying with you, just remember take it one day at a time. One thing I've learned about this journey is after a while you become stronger and do things you never thought possible. I remember self-administrating my first ever injection while dh was away, it was the Ganelrex shot to get me from ovulating. Seriously I was chatting with someone at the clinic about how I would be willing to pay someone $10 to give me a shot, that's how terrified I was! After it was over I thought why did I create a big fuss over a tiny needle but I say that now right?

AFM: Not sure what to do with my off day maybe take an afternoon nap. Need to find something to wear to my cousin's upcoming wedding. We're very close from when she was a newborn I got to be there to welcome her home. She's not so little anymore at 23 and beautiful inside and out. They're having a garden wedding near a barn just down the street from my in-laws house AND I'm begging dh to come with me but he's not sure if he can get off from work next Saturday. I really hope so for two reasons he could see alot of his family and mine but not only that he could take care of my injections...we shall see! Working on getting the meds ordered now. Turns out I will be on a long lupron cycle too Pocos. When I called my new insurance company I found out they need the medical diagnosis code to check to see if my meds would be partially covered. They said LUPRON is used for breast cancer treatment to treat fibriods as well as endometri... but for ART treatment or insemination it wouldn't be covered. I think when I told the guy all about the out of pocket cost he was being nice to tell me I could call back with a medical diagnosis code. It's not right how insurance in the state of Florida see fertility treatment as an option just because we are the 3rd largest state in the U.S doesn't mean we still struggle with this. Oh well that's my rant! Just received a phone call from dh telling me he's coming to Alabama next weekend for the wedding so that made my day! Meds should be coming to my doorstep tomorrow afternoon...
Married 13 yrs
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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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Sunshine1576 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:28 pm

Meds have arrived... I feel this board is growing too quiet maybe it's time to start a brand new thread. :)
Married 13 yrs
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1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Ninde » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:45 pm

Nicole: my dh takes an injection of copaxone each day to keep his relapses to a minimum and to help with the symptoms. His neurologist checks him twice a year. Have you ever been on that type of medication? He has had the iv steroids a few times and doesn't like them either.

Christy: maybe a new thread is a good idea? Perhaps some new people may join? I really dont mind but I want to make sure I can support you through your cycle. There are only two agencies in Ireland for adoption. One is the government and one is a tiny one. Most people cant use the second one but we can because dh is church of ireland. It used to be a quicker route for adoption but now it has to report to the other government agency which has slowed everything down. There are no domestic adoptions in ireland, we must adopt internationally. We have to decide soon whether to adopt from from florida or Vietnam (as the only 2 available to us) and it is our agency who has told us the cost. Its partly so high because we will have to pay all the healthcare costs for the birth mother. The rest is made up of fees to the agencies in the States. I think its appalling. That's brilliant your dh can make the wedding :-)

Patricia
Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by WeHaveHope » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:10 am

Sunshine and Ninde-I left you both a post on the new board.
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IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
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FET 9/11 MC46 XY
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Sunshine1576 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:55 pm

Patricia- It is appalling that it cost so much for adoption and yet you don't know how long it could take. My best friend I mentioned some time back is pursuing adoption through Georgia and they have been working on this for two years now. I'm not staying this to discourage anyone reading this but like all things it takes time. Anyway I wish you the best in whichever avenue you and dh decide, surely this journey isn't over yet. xx Christy
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by blueeyedreamer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:16 am

Sorry I've been mia. I've been exhausted. We traveled this weekend for mil birthday. We had a very nice trip to Vancouver. We went for a long walk on the beach Saturday evening and got to see the full moon rise. Sunday morning we went for a run along the sea wall downtown and that was great too. Work has been intense and I have been working late.

We met with the RE today to talk about next steps. Dh wants to move right into the FET which is fine but we have to talk about the money. We used up benefits and have to pay $8500 for this past cycle and then $4000 up front for the FET. Bleh. Dr didn't have much to say about it all. We did some blood work to see if anything pops up that would cause losses.

Ninde, I have not been on Copaxone but could if I wanted. Because it is daily, I wouldn't need a wash out period for cycling. All of the other meds are off limits until we are done with ivf. I did avonex and that totally sucked. I felt awful and became suicidal. Tysabri was great but had to stop and have a 3 month wash out prior to cycling. I'll go back on something once this is all over. For now I just try to deal.

Sunshine, your coworker is in for quite a shock. I'm glad she still came to work even though she went out. That's a positive step.
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Ninde » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:47 am

Nicole : tgats a he'll of a lot of money. Had you many frosties? Yes ken did avonex in his fist year of diagnosis because he reacted badly to the first interfering and developed awful urticaria but with the avonex he was back in remission within a month it just didn't work fir him. He has been on rebif and one other that I can't remember but copaxone has kept him the most stable. I've heard good things about tsabri too. How are your migraine?

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Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
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Ivf # 3 Aug 2012, another heart breaking bfn
Ivf # 4 Feb 2012

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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by greekchick » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:09 pm

ninde--im bk im trying to get my skype on hun ...

hi ladies IM BACK ive thrown myself in to work been working 12-15hours everyday so no time for babymaking i hope everone fine and im throwin everyon lots ov sticky baby dust well so you ladies know we been trying to conceive for 4 years had all the tests going and only thing we found was my hubby as a mobility problem weve had 2 failed ivfs and 3 failed ivf's so my doc recommended i try a new test called hidden c and i collect a sample of my period blood and sent it to a centre in athens as anyone heard of this before?they test for hidden Chlamydia which i wasnt expecting it come back postive becuse i had swab after swabs done to check for std's but hey it came back postive !it put alot ov questions in your realationship but doctor explained few things to us about it as its not only contracted sexually but thats another story the fact is it was postive ...me n the hubby took 15 days ov anti b's and i ad to retest 4 months after ..my ivf doctor says its a big reason why the ivf asnt worked co the embies wont stick if its a unrealiable enviroment ...shit luck its come back postive again!!!i still have it can anyone help me with this....ohhh and 1st thing some people think like i was one of them is someone is cheating ive been faithfull for 13years i keep good track on my hubby and im sure he wouldnt of ....but it could ov been contracted from a previous partner.....but why wouldnt it show up on a swab.....i wanted to start my 4th round ov ivf this month but not going happen now :( help me please ladies

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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:06 pm

Ninde-thinking of you... Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Please know I'm here for you. Sending you a GREAT BIG HUG.

Sorry I haven't posted lately. I've bee quite busy with the girls. I am still vey sleep deprived. Girls are sleeping about 2-3 hours between feeding. Anna has been the most challenging. She cries anytime she is put down especially for bed. The other might she cried on and off for over an hour I need to find a better sleep schedule for them but it's been z challenge. Not sure what to do. Other than that, we are all doing very well. Anna is weighing 9 lbs-11 ounces and Katetina is weighing 8 lbs-12 ounces. A far cry from their birth weights They are really thriving.

Even though I haven't posted, I do read everones updates whenever I get a chance. Please know that I pray for each of you everyday. Sending you all my love. Xoxo...

Love,

Maria
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
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DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by WeHaveHope » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:04 pm

Duplicate post
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Paulyholly » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Hello all

I am going through my first ivf and have had heave bleeding for 3 days (5-7pt) I am very worried and not very hopeful seeing the doc tomorrow :(

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