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Waiting for blood test result

Postby Michele » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:40 pm

Hi All

I've just undergone a cycle of IVF and it has been very reassuring reading some of your posts. I still don't know if I am pregnant or not. 5 days after my embryos were put back I discovered someone had cloned my bank cards and stolen all my money so I was really upset. I bled for about 3 days and although it wasn't a lot, it was enough to scare me. My gynaecologist thinks it was implantation bleeding, but he can't say for sure. I had a blood test last week, but got my dates wrong and it was too early, although it did indicate a slightly raised level of HCG. I've noticed the past two days that I've had some brown spotting in the morning. I was releived to see other people have had this too. I think I may be scratching myself when I insert the evening pessary. My nails have grown really long (well long for me anyway!) and this is a good sign because they only grow when I am pregnant. I had my blood test yesterday and it took 4 attempts to get any blood (all from the back of my hand). The only pregnancy symptoms I have had have been more frequent urination (I've been waking up in the night), utter exhaustion and an increase in breast size. I have been really hot, but the weather is really warm so it might be that, although I get flushes when I eat. I feel that I may be imagining I'm pregnant because I want it so badly and I feel really stupid. Thanks for letting me unload. I've got no one else to talk to. Thank you

Regards,

Michele
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Postby clair55 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:56 pm

Hi Michele

I'm sorry you had the upset of your cards stolen there is some much scum in this world. I am testing on Thursday but not hopful. These two weeks have been a nightmare so I can relate a bit to how you feel. You are nearly there now. Are clinic going to phone you tomorrow with the results? Wishing you A BFP Loads and loads of luck. Let us know how you get on.

Take care.
clairx
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DH - 35
1st Attempt IVF Aug/Sept 05= BFN
Next cycle with ICSI, hopefully April 2006 = BFN
Hydrosalphinx being removed in November. ICSI next year. Last chance saloon!
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Postby DebraP » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:36 pm

Michele, your symptoms sound very good! I know it's hard but try to stay positive, feel confident that the test will be +ve and as soon as you've stopped grinning like a wild woman :) join the Pg after treatment board and start enjoying your pregnancy!!

Good luck
Debra.
Me: 44, DH: 31
Game Over.
Dates: Aug 02 - May 06
Tries: 5 fresh + 4 frozen.
Results: 1 daughter, 2 m/c, 1 ectopic.
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Postby Michele » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:44 pm

Hi Clair

Thanks for replying, I really appreciate it. I'm expecting a phone call on Thursday morning and I'm not hopeful either. I have to go to work straight after too. I feel you will be fine :) . I can't really talk to my partner as his way of dealing with it is to pretend it's not happening. One of our embryos stopped developing and he was really upset and tearful. He's scared of needles too, so I went for Embryo Transfer on my own because he thought there might be needles there. I had a blastocyst transfer, so theoretically I stand more chance. I totally convinced myself it was negative, so when the first test showed it might be positive, I was completely thrown and I'm all over the place now. I just want to know the result so if it's negative I can plan the next cycle. I feel a bit down and don't know if it's anxiety about the result, or all the hormones I'm on. I'm also fed up with injecting myself with gestone.

I think the only way to get through this is positive mental attitude. While we are still waiting there is still hope. So here's wishing you a BFP on Thursday. If it's not what we hope, it just means it's not what we hope this time. We will get a BFP, even if it's not on Thursday.

Take care
Michele
1st IVF Cycle
ET 19/08/2005 (2 embryos, ICSI, AH)
1 son conceived naturally b13/12/89
1 daughter conceived naturally b18/02/93
2 miscarriages, 1 ectopic
I have to have IVF because a surgeon hacked off then mutilated my tubes without my consent.
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Postby Michele » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:46 pm

Hi Debra

I feel all tearful now because I don't feel like I'm on my own any more. Thank you so much.

Michele
1st IVF Cycle
ET 19/08/2005 (2 embryos, ICSI, AH)
1 son conceived naturally b13/12/89
1 daughter conceived naturally b18/02/93
2 miscarriages, 1 ectopic
I have to have IVF because a surgeon hacked off then mutilated my tubes without my consent.
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Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:26 pm


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