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Postby woppa » Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:51 pm

I am going into hospital on Wednesday for my first egg collection. (My previous 2 icsi's have been abandoned). Anyone reassure me that the proceedure is not sore as I am terrified!!
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Postby Jules » Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:24 pm

Hi<br><br>Look like we're ec buddies as I have egg collection Weds too. This is my second one so I can only go by my first experience, when I was so out of it I don't remember a thing, just the bit before and after!! So if I sleep through this one too thats fine by me! I wasn't given a general just a sedative, but it obviously did the trick!<br><br>I'm sorry your first 2 isci's were abandoned. What were the reasons? We're icsi too.<br><br>So try not to worry too much, I hope the fact that someone else is going throught it the same day helps a bit!<br><br>Good luck and let me know how you get on<br><br>LOL Jules xxx
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Postby woppa » Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:00 pm

Thanks so much for the reply. Am so nervous of the proceedure. Feel a bit better after hearing from you. I am going to stay awake and watch on the screen. Didnt fancy being asleep and then feeling groggy all the way home.<br> Had my 2 other cycles stopped before egg collection due to a lack of response from the drugs. This time they tripled the dose so I am taking 300iu's of gonal f. Worked goodstyle with this--got a stomach like a beach ball!!! ( more than usual !!)<br>I am having treatment at Dundee Ninewells although I live in Glasgow. Have to travel up and down. Going up tomorrow and staying at hotel. Have to be Wednesday at 8am !!!<br>lots of luck to you too. <br>Love Elaine<br>(woppa )<br>xxxx
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Postby fiona_lk » Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:32 am

Hi Elaine,<br><br>Glad you've been able to find this site - just read the postings under 'September', and you'll see that your not alone.<br><br>I've been on the maximum 450iu dose since the start of stimulating - the clinic realised when I did IUI that I didn't respond very well to the FSH drugs, so luckily I've not had the experience of a cycle being cancelled - that must have been horrible for you - twice. This is my 2nd ICSI cycle, and it seems better than last with more/bigger follies. Don't think I'll ever produce loads - we'll have to see what e/c brings - should be Thursday so I'm not far behind at all.<br><br>My experience is that the after effects of e/c was for me like bad period pains - so nothing I couldn't handle with a hot water bottle, but everyone is different, and every cycle can be different - so some feel no pain at all.<br><br>Good Luck<br><br><br>Fiona xx
Me:36 Dh:46, ttc 5+yrs, M/F (96% abnormal).
13 unsuccessful Txs From 2000 [4xClomid (NHS), 7xIUI(d)s & ICSI#1 (MFS), ICSI#2 (MFS) Oct 02 (ectopic)] Natural pg Jan 03 m/c 5.5wks
ICSI#3 (CARE) +ve boy (Xander) EDD 21/03/04 - so excited!!!!!!
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Postby woppa » Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:54 am

Thanks for the reply Fiona, Goodness what a large dose of those drugs. I thought mine were high!!! I'm really bloated on them--are you?<br>Good luck for your collection. Hopefully will cope with after effects of ec!! Get DH to pamper me.
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Postby Jules » Tue Oct 01, 2002 12:09 pm

Hi Elaine and Fiona<br><br>Elaine - I have to be at hosp for 8am tomorrow too, as the ec is 8.30 – so looks like we'll both be going thru it at the same time!<br>And I too have beach ball tummy! <br><br>I wouldn't mind watching the screen this time, but I just zonked out last time as just couldn't help it. I wasn't too groggy afterwards, the sedative only seems to be in effect as they're feeding it to you and it isn't as bad as a general afterwards. I too had pains like bad period afterwards but like Fiona says nothing too horrendous! And you can look forward to all that dh pampering after too ;D<br><br>Fiona – you're only a day behind now, so really close too!!<br><br>Good luck to you both girls and here's to lots of hand-holding over the next couple of weeks!!!<br><br>Jules xxx
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Postby woppa » Tue Oct 01, 2002 12:21 pm

Just heading off there now. Good luck to you both. Lots of love Elaine and DH xxxxxxxxxx
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Postby woppa » Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:53 pm

Great news. They retreived 16 eggs!!! Bloody sore though. Just going to my bed sore but happy!!!<br>let me know how you got on <br>love woppa ( Elaine)<br>xxxxxxx<br><br>
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