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Excited, terrified & new to the board!

Postby marley » Sun May 08, 2005 2:05 am

Hi

Have been reading the board or about 2 years, but thought I'd better join as I was starting to feel like a bit of a stalker!

I'm on a waiting list to start treatment, unfortunately I've still got about a year to go :(

My problems started 12 years ago when an ectopic pregnacy was misdiagnosed - I was treated for a bad diet, then peritonitis (spelling?), kidney stones, and IBS until I ended up in hospital critically ill. I then had a laparoscopy, and was told after that I had had one ovary and fallopian tube removed (amongst a few other bits and bobs they liked the look of), and that the other fallopian tube was completely blocked. I had had no idea that I could be pregnant. I was told then that I would not be able to concieve naturally, but that I shouldn't worry as I was only just 20 and things would have advanced by the time I was ready!

When I went to to my GP years later for my IVF referral tests showed that I was 5 weeks pregnant, I found out on the Monday and miscarried 2 days later - I have never felt so bewildered and shocked, it seemed so cruel (still does) and took me ages to sort my head out. This is why I'm so scared of having IVF - I know the odds aren't fantastic and I'm really scared of how I'll cope if it doesn't work, but at the same time I'm really excited and feel lucky that there is a chance for me to have a child.

Sorry for all the rambling, but what I really wanted to say is that through all this the stories I have read on here have been a great inspiration - if other people can do it then maybe I can too!

Good luck to you all, hope to be in touch with you soon (I'll be the one with the really loopy questions!)

Marley
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Postby Sand » Sun May 08, 2005 7:17 am

Hi Marley ...I've replied to you on the General Forum...

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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Postby NickiMark » Sun May 08, 2005 7:20 am

Hi Marley, I just want to welcome you, and hope that you find as much support here as I have done.
Waiting is the worst part, and ive done 3 and a half years of it, so i know where you are coming from. My treatment (iui) starts this month :) Finally. So hang on in there dear, it'll happen.

It seems u'll be doning the ivf, I cant answer q's on that but I am here fro support and friendship.

See u around then, Love and hugs

Nicola x
TTC 6yrs......Have jumped off the rollercoaster for now, too many BFN's and too much heartache, to keep going....Moving on to fulfil other dreams!!!
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Postby bubblymichelle » Sun May 08, 2005 7:32 am

Hi Marley,

I just want to say hello and welcome, this is such a great place to be everyone is so friendly and helpful and I am sure you will agree. Don't worry about asking questions we would rather you ask and one of us should be able to give you the answers you need.

Wishing you all the luck in the world.

I am Shell and I have 1 15 month old son Alex-Mitchell, who was concieved through ICSI/IVF 1st attempt.

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Postby LittleP » Sun May 08, 2005 9:40 am

Hi Marley

I've replied to you on the General Forum, but thought I would say hi and welcome again.

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Postby Almaduke » Tue May 10, 2005 2:48 am

Hi Marley,

Welcome to the board!!! I'm new also.

I really hope that you will find the support and encouragement on this forum that you need to take most of your fears away. Have faith and stay strong and positive!!!!

Hope to talk to you soon :) :)
Almaduke

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TTC 1.5 years
Stage 4 endometriosis, tubes blocked
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Postby trace14 » Thu May 26, 2005 9:00 am

Hi,

What a great site, i'm staring my first IVF cycle in June...im terrified, due to the cost i found a wonderful clinic in Poland, bit of a trek but they are great and i'm told the sucess rate is good..so fingers crossed.

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Postby LittleP » Thu May 26, 2005 9:34 am

Hi Tracey

I've just replied to you.

I just wanted to say hi again and let you know that there is a June/July Cycle thread which you should join in. There are loads of girls there who will be cycling with you and it helps to share experiences.

Good luck

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Postby Sand » Thu May 26, 2005 10:02 am

Hi there Tracey - Welcome to the Site !! First time lucky does work for some. Look forward to seeing your posts on the General Forum.

Good luck !

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Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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