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Postby chellejaya » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:59 pm

Hi.

I wanted to introduce myself as I am completely new to all of this.
I am 30 years old and married to Mark.
I had an ectopic Dec 2003 at 10 weeks and was very poorly. I lost one of my ovaries and a tube.
Since then, we have not been able to concieve. I have recently had a Hycosy scan and Mark has had a sperm count. Luckily, we are both fine but just unable to "get it right".
We have been offered IVF and I am starting the Nasal spray on Boxing Day.
To be honest, I am absolutely terrified Not only because of the drugs and injections (I'm not brilliant with needles - but I will make sure I cope) but also as I have no idea of what is going to happen - i.e moods, pain factor and the whole emotional situation. I am really scared.
I appriciate everyone is nervous to start with and that there are alot of people out there in far worse situations, but any advise would be really nice.
I look forward to hearing from you and would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas xxx
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Postby pqceo » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:30 am

Greetings,

I'm new here, however I read your post and wanted to reach out to you. Last year, to be exact, one year to the day (yesterday) - my dr. discovered I had an ectopic pregnancy. He introduced a method (chemo therapy) to help remove the cells from my tubes so we wouldn't have to operate on my tube. The process was long, however, it worked. Now I am on day 3 of my 2ww. I had an et on Monday. This is my second in vitro process. My first one was successful - I have a 2yr old daughter.
My dh and I had to go the ivf route because I had a severe case of endometriosis. It flattened one of my tubes, however my ovaries and other tube are fine as evidenced by my ectopic pregnancy.

I too was terrified - everyone is terrified of the unknown. Like you, I too couldn't stand the thought of all of the needles you have to undertake. However, the outcome is well worth it. As far as the mood changes and body changes, it all depends on your body, your genetic make up and how the drugs respond in your system. With Gonal-F (follicle stimulator) I had a lot of bloating, thats the only sympton I had. Right now I'm taking progesterone shots each night and I don't have any side effects - just anxiety waiting to see if I am pregnant! LOL

In any event try to stay positive - you have to because ivf is such a tedious and trying task.

Enjoy your holiday and remember I am just a message away! :lol:
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Postby chellejaya » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:15 pm

Hello

Thanks for your kind words. They are very much appriciated.
When my DH and I first went to the hospital for tests, I was overwhelmed by the amount of people in the waiting room (and they were just the ones from our neck of the woods) and I didn't realise just how many people are in a simular situation.
It is always too easy to see the people lucky enough to be walking around with children or with their bumps and not all the suffering couples.
This site has some amazing people on here and I feel very lucky and privilaged to now be part of it.
Thank you again for your reassuring words, I do hope you have a lovely xmas and wish you and your dh the very best with your 2ww. I will keep my fingers crossed xxx
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Postby pqceo » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:12 am

Greetings,

Thanks for your well wishes! I hope this e-mail finds you in good spirits. I made it through week one of my 2ww! :lol: One down one to go!

How are you feeling today? I hope you're full of positive vibes. And like you, I too was in amazement at the number of people who are in our position. Those who get pregnant at the drop of a hat don't know how blessed they are.
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Postby chellejaya » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:52 am

Hi there
Nice to hear from you and nice to hear you have made it half way through your 2ww. It must be hellish. I hope you have alot of support from friends and family, not just dh.
I feel alot more possitive now that I have actually started the process. The nasal spray is easy and doesn't taste too bad atall. I am now waiting for any side affects. (so is dh :twisted: lol)
I have my baseline scan on Jan 11 and I am taking your advise of just taking one day at a time.
It is reassuring to hear that your first attempt was successful. I know that everyone is different and that I cannot get my hopes up of that happening to me, but it is good to have some possitive attitude.
Again, lovely to hear from you.
Let me know how you get on next week.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year xxx
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