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#2 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

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#3 STL

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

Silver!!!    
Hi there, hoping you girls don't mind if I join you here. I have been stalking the oct and nov 2ww groups and have now got up the courage to post. I have never posted on a forum before!
About me. I have a beautiful dd from my previous marriage amd have been ttc for a couple of years with my wonderful DP. He has retrograde and we were told ICSI is pretty much our only option.
Did our first IVF in Oct with 5 eggs collected, 4 fertilized and 3 going on to blasts. 1 transferred with BFN.
Had my month off and now am desperately waiting for Af before the looming Xmas cutoff for a FET. Normally I am very regular and am already a day late this month  mad.gif
Really hoping to join everyone in the dec 2ww.

#4 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi All

Quick update to say I got a BFP yesterday but spent the day in hospital. My GP suspects another ectopic given my history.

I got released from hospital last night and will be monitored every 2 days until they find the pregnancy.

Please keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed for me. I can't handle a 3rd ectopic pg .... I pray this little bean is in the right spot.



#5 Wishing2011

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

cme hhugs.gif I am so sorry to hear of you DH’s results. And I completely understand his view of wanting no one to know of your problems. I think Brookstar has some great advice. Don’t be scared to go to counselling if you need to talk to someone. Out of interest why would a scheduled EPU cause a failed cycle down the track for you? I am still so new to all of this that I don’t understand everything yet. Good luck with your decision ahead. I can see your view on wanting BIL as a donor so that they have the same genes but then I can also see why your DH wouldn’t want that too.
I just started my cycle and have injected myself  twice now all by myself. They gave me the rest of my medication this-morning for the cycle and I had a blood test to check how things are going. So I’m just waiting for the phone call now to see what’s next.
STL oh good luck!! Typical that our cycles are late when we need it to be on time! I was 3 days late last cycle before my first round of IVF.
Brookstar Firstly Congratulations on your BFP original.gif I’m hoping with all that I have that your little one is in the right place. Try as hard as you can to take your mind off it and relax.. Easier said than done I know.


#6 Dadora

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Brookstar good luck and I'm sorry that you are getting ambiguous results again sad.gif Hopefully he is just a slowbie and has found the right place to nestle in original.gif

STL welcome to the group! I understand your frustration. I've just missed the xmas cut off for a FET because AF was late after a stim cycle. Waaaay late... 2 weeks. Dumb AF rant.gif Oh well. I'm hoping she is better behaved for you! Good luck!

#7 cme

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Brookstar I've been thinking of you. Have you had any eptopic symptoms or are they just basing it on history? I really hope it works out this time.

Wishing2011 Thanks for your support. They cancelled because unfertalised eggs don't freeze well. As I understand it, I would have been lucky to be left with one or 2 eggs when they thaw them and I'd still have to pay the full cycle costs plus the extra thaw. I decided I'd prefer to start the cycle again with a donor rather than proceeding with reduced odds, both for the cost and the emotional experience.

STL Welcome, sorry you missed the cutoff. Here's hoping for a fresh start in the new year.

Dadora Just saw your post in the general thread.Tough call on the FS. I'd probably stay with the clinic.

AFM We're taking it pretty easy. The clinic sent out the paperwork for a sperm donor but it says we have to see the councilor before we register. I'll call up to calrify but we may as well get moving on the compulsory sessions. I was hoping to see what was available on the anon list first so we could talk about it. I'll call up tomorrow to book the appointment. DH is still recovering (warning TMI) he insisted on checking that his junk still works last nigh and is in more pain today as a consequence. It looks like we'll be going down the anon donor path but I'm still just thinking through what that would mean.

#8 STL

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

Brookstar - I have all my fingers and toes crossed that things come out right for you. Wishing - well done on giving yourself injections. I thought I would be fine with it but in the end I was very glad I never had to because I did get a bit squeamish.
Thanks for the kind words from everyone. AF came last night and I was on the phone to the clinic first thing and they have booked me in so we get another chance before the end of the year - YAY rolleyes.gif
So strange that a month ago I was praying for it to not turn up and this month I couldn't wait for it to come.

I am already dreading the 2ww - it turned me into a crazy woman last time.  wacko.gif
My first blood test will be next fri with an ultrasound on sat. Does anyone know what the tests are for ovulation in a natural FET- is it estrogen? What are they looking for on the ultrasound?

#9 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

STL
Welcome to the group – the ladies here are awesome! Wishing you lots of luck for a BFP in December.

Wishing
Thanks for your kind words. I’m hanging in there … just!

Dadora
Can you believe I’m back in this position again just 4 months after the last lost? Thanks for your kind words hun. Sorry to hear you missed the FET cut off …. Let the countdown being to Jan!

CME
The ectopic symptoms I have so far …. low hCG level and an annoying pain in my left side. The pain gets worse at night time after I eat dinner.
My past ectopic pregnancies I was bleeding heavily and had lots of free fluid in my pelvis … I’ve had none of that so far. Hoping that’s a good sign. I’m running to the toilet every 10min checking for spotting and every twinge, cramp and pain I get I think it’s my tube rupturing. Anxious much?
Now, about you ….. the counseling will help you and hubby decide what avenue to take first. Our first two sessions, we didn’t even discuss sperm donors, we just talked about the journey so far and how we were feeling. I was apprehensive about the compulsory counseling at first, but now I think it was a God-send.
HAHAHA about your hubbys expedition.  I hope he starts to feel better soon. TESE surgery can be so painful for these boys of ours.

AFM, my HCG increased to 90 yesterday. Still very low for 17DPO. I’m having a repeat beta test on Saturday (19DPO) and if I don’t miscarry over the weekend, I have an appt on Monday (21DPO/6w) for another beta test and an ultrasound. Exciting times ahead {enter sarcasm here}


#10 Wishing2011

Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

Oh Brookstar I hope it isn't Ectopic hhugs.gif I hope your HCG starts to jump up nicely too.

STL thank you original.gif

CME that makes sense. I think I would have made the same decision as you based on that too.

AFM. I had to lower my Puregon dosage thismorning and introduce Orgalutran. Bit scary but I did it original.gif I hate injecting myself.I get all worked up about it and then it really isn't that hard... But thismorning I got an instant rash from the Puregon all blotchy around where I injected and I got a red rash around where I injected the Orgalutran too. I called the nurses who told me it isn't normal for the Puregon to do that but it disappeared quick enough.
This afternoon I'm feeling like I'm going to throw up. Is that normal? Or maybe I need to eat something as I didn't have much for lunch.

#11 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Wishing - sounds like you are on the same protocol as me - When I started injecting the Orgalutran (I always went to say Orangutan original.gif ) I felt queasy - but I worked out it was worse if I got hungry. The nausea really hit when I had the trigger.

Brookstar - I have everthing crossed for you that it isn't an Ectopic.

STL - welcome and glad AF finally arrived for you.

cme - Hope your DH starts to feel better and hopeful the counselling will help in making the decision on what you want to do.

Hi to everyone else I have missed.

AFM: I caved and did a HPT yesterday and again this morning and *whispers* I got a 2nd line, today's line is darker than yesterdays. I have my official BT tomorrow. I have little panicky moments that I'm going to go into limbo land again like I did last month.

#12 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Bwok
I've got a feeling this is it!!!  So excited the line is darker again today. I'll be  ph34r.gif tomorrow for your hcg results!!



#13 romy_syd

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Thinking of u Brooke star Hoping it isn't an ectopic

#14 Vkelly73

Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:36 AM

Brookstar - thinking of you & fingers crossed all is ok

Bwok - yay on the darker line


#15 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

Well I got my first ever 'Congratulations'

HCG 43
P4 84

A little bit nervous atm as the test I did this morning was a little bit lighter - wish I didn't do that test because I'm a little bit guarded with my excitement. IYKWIM

Next BT is Thursday - it's going to be a looooonnnngggg week.

#16 Wishing2011

Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

Bwok Congratulations that is wonderful!  biggrin.gif  hehe had a laugh at the Orangutan. Thursday will come quick and sounds like it will be a busy day because....

I just got the call this afternoon to say my results were so good that they want me to trigger tomorrow night and come in for my EPU on Thursday morning! I'm so nervous!! I'm also excited and a bit scared too.. What is it like (I will be awake for it). Does it take long, does it hurt at all?

Edited by Wishing2011, 03 December 2012 - 04:31 PM.


#17 STL

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

Wishing - that is great that you get to trigger tonight. I was convinced they were going to tell me that I would have to wait until after the weekend with mine and I would have to waddle around feeling bloated and uncomfortable.    
My (only) experience so far was in oct and was not bad at all. I had twilight sedation so I was asleep but not under. It was very quick and I didn't feel a thing - it felt like I was completely asleep even though they said I would be half awake. Only thing is the pain comes pretty quickly when you wake up as the anesthetic wears off. I had the pain killers straight away and then you have a nice rest where they give you tea and biscuits  original.gif
My fs had put a sticker on my hand to tell me how many eggs she had collected when i woke up.
I did keep up the panedine forte for a couple of days because I found it a bit uncomfortable (like bad period pain). Not sure if I am a bit sensitive as I was still tender for transfer which was bfn. I am hoping that was the reason it didn't take and this natural fet will be fine with nice calm and relaxed ovaries!
Best of luck for thurs- I am sure everyone has lots of different experiences but am sure you will be fine.
Bwok - congratulations. Fingers crossed things keep going well for you on thurs.
Afm - I have bloods and ultrasound on fri which is prob a bit early for me to be ovulating but at least there won't be a chance if them missing it  rolleyes.gif

#18 Wishing2011

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

Thanks STL, apparently ill be awake with a light sedation but ill be able to watch what is happening. They said that some people are sensitive to the sedation and fall asleep lol so we'll see.
Good luck with your ultrasound, where are you at in your cycle now?

I am feeling totally exhausted and at times very bloated. Had my last lot of puregon and Orgalutran thismorning yay! So now I am just waiting for the phone call tonight to discuss the trigger and what's happening on Thursday original.gif

#19 Red Mollie

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 02/12/2012, 05:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I got my first ever 'Congratulations'

HCG 43
P4 84

A little bit nervous atm as the test I did this morning was a little bit lighter - wish I didn't do that test because I'm a little bit guarded with my excitement. IYKWIM

Next BT is Thursday - it's going to be a looooonnnngggg week.


Bwok Bwok congratulations!! I've been following you through these groups as ou seem to be hitting same stages as me - so happy to hear some good news. I too have a hcg of 45 have to retest Thursday. And can you believe this is a natural one, was waiting for my period to start a new full cycle... I'm so confused now with what my body can do.
Am thinking of you was this a FET?
C31


#20 Zanobia

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hi hi, unlurking for a bit...need to write some stuff down...

*Brookstar* thinking of you! Hoping it will all be awesome!

*Bwok* Congratulations! original.gif

hi and hugs to everyone else, especially the new names, welcome to our little madhouse!

Well I have my FS appt on Thursday - *Dadora* are you in Canberra? Because my FS is changing clinics too and I'm stressed about that! We have six frosties with our current clinic and while they are only two bus stops apart I really liked the nurses there. But the new clinic has multiple places to do BTs meaning I could keep getting to work about 8am like I have recently (it's quiet so I can actually do work before getting disturbed/distracted) as one of their BT places is two blocks from work. With the other clinic I struggled to bus back to work by 9.30am.

So I'm a bit torn/stressed about that. Two weeks ago I went to Sydney to support my Mum as we lost one of her sisters. And to top off the crappiness there will be a royal baby. Now while I kinda like having royals and I wish them a safe happy journey...my job involves a lot of news monitoring so I can't just go "yep, that's happened, cool for them, ignore", instead it is in my face and on my update pages constantly. The fact that I'm only 6 days older than Kate just keeps reminding me that my body doesn't play nice and I wish I could be more 'normal'...whatever the f*** that is.

Sorry, turns out I'm more stressed and bottled up than I thought. At least I've been recovered enough to be back at the gym, so that is helping me cope. But this waiting 'til January to start a FET is driving me nuts. I know it isn't that far away, but it is at the same time as their is the whole scary Christmas/Birthday thing in the middle.

We're trying to use the enforced break to work on projects around the house and I've also been good and visited the skin clinic, optometrist and dentist - with good results from all. So here's hoping 2013 is a happy year for us all!

#21 Wishing2011

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

Good luck at your apt Zanobia original.gif thats a bit stressful how they have changed clinics.

Egg pick up all done. I was awake although the sedation/painkillers they gave me made me dizzy and out of it. I remember just closing my eyes through parts of it as I felt like I was going to sleep lol. I couldn't take too much in but it was so amazing seeing my eggs on a big tv screen original.gif I remember each part of it. I didnt even feel him inject the local anaesthetic. I didn't feel him taking the eggs out from one side of my ovaries. But the second side I did feel it but they just upped the painkillers and made me dizzy again hehe.. The pain did get worse once the painkiller wore off but it has settled now and I've been instructed to take panadol every 4 hours today original.gif

#22 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

Wishing - I hope the pain subsides soon. How many eggies did you get?



#23 Wishing2011

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Feeling okay now thanks Brookstar. Just need to take it easy as I am still a bit tender but if i sit down and do nothing the pain has gone original.gif

They got 10 eggs all up original.gif He said for a first time it's pretty good.

#24 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

Well done Wishing original.gif

Brookstar - how are the levels?

#25 cme

Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Brookstar, how were your results today?

Bwok, Congratulations!

Wishing, 10 is good. Best of luck

Zanobia,  bbighug.gif I feel your frustration. I'm lucky I can switch off the news. For me the 'royal couple' seemed to be 12 months behind DH and I, age and getting married etc. I hate it when people seem to jump ahead of me in lifes milestones. I hope your having a better day.

AFM We're booked into counselling in 2 weeks. We'll be sending off the paperwork to go on the donor register tomorrow. Apparently the wait list is 3 to 6 months. So I'm back to throwing myself into work for a distraction. DH seems to have recovered from the op although he still needs to take it easy with certain exercise. I do worry about how DH may feel about a donor, so counselling should help to get it in the open.


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