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Postby tshepher » Thu Oct 17, 2002 1:02 pm

Hello All<br>What's the general feeling on what to do during the 2WW. Has anyone been told they should stay at home or have you been encouraged to return to work? <br>Terri
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Postby Michelle » Thu Oct 17, 2002 1:15 pm

Hi Terri<br>I've been thinking the same thing and asked some of the girls a while back. The response seemed to be mixed, but most of them usually took a few days off after e/t. I think that what I will probably do is take 8 or 9 days off work from e/c. Also interested to hear views of girls who have been through this.<br>I think you are a little ahead of me when do you hope your e/c will occur - mine should be around the 10th Nov?<br>Love<br>Michelle
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Postby Charmaine » Thu Oct 17, 2002 1:50 pm

Do anything to take your mind off it - I went back to work the day after E/T and can't get away from lifting and carrying as I have a very active 3 year old - who really dosen't understand IVF :). I have had to continue as normal - which basically means no rest. My consultant seems to think that you should try an have as normal a life as possible - <br><br>Hope this helps<br><br>Love<br>Charmaine<br>x
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Postby fiona_lk » Thu Oct 17, 2002 2:30 pm

... and my consultant says there is nothing special you can do to make it successful, except pray to any 'Gods' you believe in ....<br><br>Fiona xxx<br><br>[Edited by fiona_lk on 17-Oct-02 15:30]
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 Charmaine » Thu Oct 17, 2002 2:44 pm

Just to pick up on what Fiona said - totally agree the truth is - if it works great - but if it dosen't its nothing you have done, and nothing more you could do<br><br>Thinking of you Fiona<br><br>Lots of love<br>Charmaine<br>x<br><br>
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Postby DEBORAH » Thu Oct 17, 2002 3:38 pm

I have had my et today (17th) and I am off work till 28th, I want to give myself as much rest and a work-free stres-free inviroment as I possible can. <br>Having bed rest for 1st couple of days just in case the eggs fall out - HAHAHA, got to laugh when going through these stressful times.<br>But when you think about the "NORMAL" people who fall preg don't have any bed rest etc, etc.<br><br>GOOD LUCK TO ALL GIRLS WHO ARE IN 2WW.<br><br>LOVE DEBSx
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Postby fiona_lk » Thu Oct 17, 2002 3:56 pm

... Of course on every 2ww I have always given up my dancing/horseriding/gymnastics/TaeKwon Do sessions just in case - they say be sensible.<br><br>I reckon this is partly why I've ended up 2 stone heavier than I was when first starting treatment. I always eat the same way in the 2ww (perhaps an odd chocolate more :), even though doing less exercise and then times between treatment cycles have been too short for a diet to make much impact. Plus there is the comfort eating after the failures .....<br><br>Not yet heavy enough to be turned away from treatment, luckily.<br><br>Oh woe is us. Anyway, I'm still hanging in here, thanks Charmaine.<br><br>Love<br><br><br>Fiona xx
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Postby becky » Thu Oct 17, 2002 7:45 pm

Hello<br><br>now day 7 of my cycle..due to go in for e/c around the 11 November so getting excited....if all the rest goes to plan of course!<br><br>I was told to act normally...just no gym, no swimming, but walking and working as normal is fine. I have just taken off the week of the 11 November and I will see how I get on for the next few weeks when I get there.<br><br>Good luck....<br><br>Becky B
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Postby tshepher » Fri Oct 18, 2002 11:13 am

Thanks for all the replies. <br>With my history of MC, my clinic have said they will sign me off for the 2ww if it's what I want and I'm not sure what to do. In my other life I have to get-up somewhere betewwn 5:30/6:00am and don't get home again until gone 7:00pm. I'm stuck at a desk all day and whilst it's not the most stressful job in the world, it can get a bit sticky sometimes.<br>I just feel that if I stay home I can lie-in, get lot's of rest, get fresh air and cook myself healthy food etc but can't help feeling guilty as I'm not exactly sick am I?<br><br>Michelle, I'm due for EC on the 28th but not getting too excited just in case. Go for my first scan to see how the follies are coming along on Monday.<br><br>LOL<br>Terri<br>xx
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