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Post by bobs » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:47 am

Hi i'm a newbie to this website. I have been reading some of the posts for quite sometime now + feel that i would like to join in with you all as it helps to talk to people that are experiencing the same things.
My DH + I have been trying ttc for approx 5yrs. We found out approx 3yrs ago after numerous tests that we have male factor infertility.My DH's sperm is very poor and not at all motile.
We were told by the consultant that the best chance of us becoming pregnant would be through having ICSI.
We have now been through 2 failed attempts of ICSI. Both times, we got to the dreaded 2WW but, my AF appeared on approw days 10 + 11.
In June 05, we started our 3rd attempt but, this got abandoned due to my ovaries overstimulating. :cry:
September we started our ?4 attempt but after a very long rollercoaster it eventually had to be abandoned. We are both so fed up + drained! Surely theres more to life than this?? All we want to be is parents!


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Post by SaraS » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:10 am

Hi bobs,

Do not despair. We have had both female and male factors! And now, thanks God, I'm almost 16 weeks pregnant after our 7th IVF with ICSI. My advise to you - if your age is permitting - give to your body a break for a year at least. We've did also 4 first IVFs in less than 2 years and I felt that I could not go anymore - my body was just totaly exhausted. But after two years break + as healthy life style as modern life permits, I gathered enough mental and physical strength to go on.

Take care of yourself and your DH.

Sara, almost 38, 6 IVFs failed, 7th (18.08.05) positive!!!


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Post by bobs » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:31 am

Thankyou SaraS for your kind words + CONGRATULATIONS. I feel awful for whining after listening to all your ups + downs.
We had just over a yrs break before we started the abandoned cycle but I know what you mean about your body!
This last cycle was the worst as first my follicles were growing normal, then they weren't. The clinic kept having to change my drug dose as I was showing signs of overstimulating again. Then the next time i went everthing was fine. In the end only 1 follicle was growing + the rest weren't big enough to use.
Therefore our consultant decided the best thing for us would be to abandon it yet again as their was no guarauntee that there would be an egg in the follicle as it was too big. I ended up having a 24day period! My poor body + DH. Lol
The follicle is still there. I may have to have it surgically removed but my consultant wants to wait till i've had a couple more periods to see if it will go on its own.

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Post by souris » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:04 am

Oh dear Bobs, so sorry for what you have been through....

just want to say welcome.
Good luck and take care

Me 27, DH 55
04/ 05 ICSI -tive 02/06 ICSI. No fertilisation
09/ 06 ICSI. BFP!!! M/C at 12 weeks.04/07 ? ICSI -tive
04/08 ICSI BFP!!! M/C at 12 weeks
Feb 09 6th ICSI has started! neg
June 09 7th ICSI. Please make it happen!!

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Post by Sand » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:18 pm

Hi Bobs

Welcome to the Site. Sorry you've been through so much. Life just doesn't seem fair, does it ? I hope you find this site supportive.

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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Post by AMck » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:23 pm

Hi Bobs and welcome to the site.

I hope your luck changes soon and your wish comes true. :)

You may like to join the general forum where there are lots of lovely ladies willing to share their stories and give advise and support.

Take care

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Post by SaraS » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:18 am

Dear bobs,

your story sounds not so good, but you'll be OK after all - our female bodies are built with quite amazing ability to regenerate.

May be you should try another clinic next time?

Stand firm :) ang Good Luck to you,

Sara, almost 38, 6 IVFs failed, 7th (18.08.05) positive!!!


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Post by Lis » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:03 am

Hi Bobs,

Welcome! I don't really have much to say apart from that we have male factor too (azospermia) but only in the early stages and don''t yet know whether we can go for ICSI.

Wishing you all the luck in the world. You'll definitely find all the support here. Keep smiling :D

Lisa xx
Me 32 DH 34 - severe male factor
5 failed donor inseminations July- Nov '06
6th DI Jan '07 ...... finally ..... OMG BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by bobs » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:01 pm

Hi Sara.
We did consider moving to a different clinic but, we have some frozen sperm at our clinic and i think it would be too much stressing to get it sent too the next clinic.Not only that, we're lucky to have a clinic in the town we live and don't have to travel!
Im sure 2006 is our year for some good luck! ( We hope anyway). lol
regards, Bobs
Me 32,DH 39.Ttc 5yrs.Male factor
1st + 2nd attempt ICSI - June/Oct.. both -ve
3rd + 4thattempt ICSI.April /Oct'05..abandoned
5th attempt ICSI.. May/June '06..Last attempt + abandoned due to severe Ohss
2008/2009 Now in the process of Adoption :)

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Post by LittleP » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:08 pm


Just wanted to say hello and wish you all the best. Do hang in there - I know it's a hard journey but we will all be here to help you and give you all the support you need.

Come and join in the threads on the General Forum.

Little P

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