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#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:20 PM

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#2 HRH Countrymel

Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:42 PM

Gold for me!

There you go - a bit of good luck for miss countrymel, about time!

*edited to make it pretty!

Edited by countrymel, 14 June 2011 - 07:43 PM.

#3 minidiamond

Posted 14 June 2011 - 07:39 PM

Go Mel !!!!

I be silver me hearties.

#4 misszoe

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:39 AM

Hi Ladies

I guess i belong in here now, such a crack of a journey:(

Seeing FS on Thursday after another failed cycle cry1.gif , to see what the next step is again...

Hope you are all well.

(changed my nic someone realised who i was!)

Edited by zoelicious, 15 June 2011 - 11:41 AM.

#5 Spock

Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:57 AM

hi zoelicious but sorry to see you here. Hope you have a good discussion with your fs.

#6 Spock

Posted 15 June 2011 - 02:58 PM

a very quick me post....just had a call from the clinic, I'm not responding well. Estrogen should be over 500 but is about 130, upping gonal f dosage to 600 tonight. Not happy. Is this the end of my ovaries, are they shutting down? cry1.gif

#7 Brookar

Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:50 PM

Spock - I'm so sorry you had that call. I hope that 600 dose does the trick.

Zoe - I'm sorry you find yourself here, but in this situation it's the best place to be.  I have found wonderful support from the ladies in this group.

Afm - HCG 380 Progesterone 112 at 15dpo.  Couldn't have hoped for a better start. Follow up BT next Wednesday.

#8 librablonde

Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

Welcome Zoelicious original.gif
Spock- any more news on your response to increasing the Gonal? Lawd, that needle must take ages as it clicks the dose into you.  I used to sit there and count the clicks on a dose of 450 and just pray for it to be over. I hope you're doing ok, and the increase brings you lots of lovely follies.
Brookar- OMG, that's wonderful news and how did your BT go?
Hi there Countrymel- it's great to see you pop in here and I hope you're ok.

A big hello to Halby and Liltuss and all the lovely ladies in here waves.gif

AFM- no news, just busy trying to stay warm in freezing north western Tasmania, there's snow on the mountain and cabin fever with us inside the house. So any spare moments (not many!) I hop into my warm bed and watch The Big Bang Theory and cackle away with the heater next to my bed scorching my skin into pork crackling wwhistle.gif

Edited by librablonde, 16 June 2011 - 08:31 AM.

#9 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

Yay Brookar  biggrin.gif

Hi everyone.   waves.gif

#10 Spock

Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:33 PM

brookar, great to hear and hoping all is going well .

just a quick update for me, poor response so far to this long down reg cycle so looks like epu will be sometime next week instead of this Friday. Just have to keep jabbing away with my 4 needles each night. Difficult to stay upbeat. Only 4 follies. mellow.gif

#11 librablonde

Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

Oh Spock, you must be p*ssed off right now, and 4 needles?! Ouch!!!! Hang in there, I know it sounds trite to say, but you'll be at the EPU before you know it. And if you get 3 or 4 good eggs, it'll be worth it. Big hugs to you hhugs.gif xoxoxo

#12 Brookar

Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:47 AM

Hi lovely ladies,

Well I had my follow up bloods yesterday and all was good.

I wanted to thank you all for all your wonderful support, you really have saved my sanity since i've joined your little group, and I have appreciated every bit of advice and especially allowing me to have a sounding board.

I will definately be ph34r.gif to see how you all go, and I wish you all the very best and hope i'll be reading some good news soon.  

Thank you so much again for your friendship,


#13 librablonde

Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:11 AM

Hi Brookar- I'm so glad everything is going well with your BFP and I'll be keeping an eye out for you on other boards as you continue your journey. Good luck with it all and I can't wait to hear about your new arrival in the future. bbighug.gif xoxoxo

#14 Guest_senecio_*

Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:48 PM

Brookar, CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful news. Hope all goes smoothly for the rest of your pregnancy. original.gif

To everyone else: Still stalking, feeling your pain and desperately wishing the best for you all.

#15 malibu71

Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:11 PM


I am new to this group - and not sure of all the short version so forgive the long winded writing.

We are looking at trying for the third time this time with 2 frozen embryos from our last cycle.

In our two previous cycles we wentg straight from a long down cycle to embryo transfer so this is new to us.

Both times we fell pregnant losing the first baby (a boy) at 13 weeks, quite traumatically (felt that way for me anyway) and the second only a week after the pregnancy was confirmed.  

Wondering how you keep going - I know there is hope eternal but when they can't tell you what is causing the loss, when do you accept that it isn't going to happen.  I turned 40 this year so time is short, I am very nervous about trying again and getting my hopes up which doesn't seem fair to the potential child to come really but as you would know it is hard to keep positive - as it hurts that much more when you invest in it.

There is no obvious reason to the losses and have just had the blood test for recurrent miscarriage and getting results this afternoon at the specialist for all but one area.  They he is all for trying again - thinks all is sorted enough.

My first bably would be due to arrive in 2 weeks had he stuck around, I think the date is making life hard at the moment and not sure if I should push on, but in waiting I don't think I'm doing myself any favours in the age department.  Feels like I don't have any choice but to keep going and going because of my age.

Would love to hear from others who are in similar positions.  I know there could be a miracle and they happen every day for someone - but how do you keep hoping that one day you will be one of those people?

Thank you for listening - I wish everyone luck with their quest!!!



#16 halby

Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:50 PM

Welcome Malibu,

Spock hang in there girl I am sorry that you are slow out of the gates so far, but I still hold hopes for you. I am slow out of them these days myself as you know.

Brookar Fantastic news congratulations. So excited for you, try and enjoy it all.

AFM off to Adelaide on Sunday and cant wait. We are all doing really well here and took my last dex yesterday so now time to try and drop the awful 10 kg I have gained. Am really going to enjoy atleast a month off from any pills or injections before getting ready for an fet. Hope to see more BFP from this group soon

#17 mitchp

Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:02 PM

Hey everyone, just wanted to say hi and goodluck to those trying, and congrats to those that are +ve.

I find myself on here today as the depression has hit again. A friend had her baby today. First one. This friend never wanted to have kids and stopped taking the pill after 20 years and fell pregnant the first time! Lucky her, right. Just makes me question our future and what we'll do if there is no child at the end of this extremely long tunnel... I am frustrated that my DP is now going through all this and she is normally an extremely positive, happy, funny person. I feel like our mutual depression is now feeding each other and I wish I didnt have to see her go through all this pain and heartache cos' I couldn't achieve a full pregnancy and healthy baby. DP has just started the Synarel on the steps to growing yet more eggs for pick up and (hopeful) fertilising. Here's hoping, wishing and praying.

Anyways, just wanted to get my thoughts down. Goodluck for stickies.

#18 minidiamond

Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

Hi everyone
Welcome to Malibu & Mitch, it sounds like you have both had your share of struggles, which I know we all have.  I have had one loss & have a small idea of the road you've travelled ... you'll find this group very supportive but I do hope your stay here is short.  

Mitch, there are so many times that we see things around us (ie babies being born) that trigger those depressing feelings.  I don't have any words of wisdom really but I just try to put my head down & carry on.  I also know what you mean about DP, because I am similar.  Sometimes I put on a front & pretend to be the 'old' me, other times I just let myself slide a bit.  I think you have to acknowledge the dark times to find that equilibrium.

Malibu, I am about to have an endometrial biopsy to see if he can find any reason for not sticking and / or loss. I had an analysis after my D&C which showed nothing, it is so frustrating not knowing why they won't stay.  Definitely the dates make things harder, I would have been exactly 12 weeks on my 42nd birthday recently & was hoping to announce to everyone.  I have actually tried to let go of the dates now.    There are definitely real stories of ppl with recurrent m/c that have gone on to BFPs, many of them are graduates from this group.  Keep your head up.

Brookar, yay yay yay, so glad you have reached the next milestone - keep on that path & I will follow you in DIGs, congrats again to you & yours ....

Halby, have a great holiday & a good break from this craziness !

Hi libra, & everyone else, hope you are doing okay.

AFM ,as mentioned having EB, which is this Saturday then all being well, this time next month I will be in the 2WW after another FET.

#19 librablonde

Posted 24 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

Welcome to mitchp and malibu71 bbighug.gif
You'll find lots of info and support in this BG and it's saved my sanity a few times after I've had a massive vent/whinge/sob.
Malibu- what a tough time you're going through. IVF is such a cycle of dates and appointments and milstones, and then when you have a date such as the one for your angelbaby, well, it must just be the pits. Only you will know when enough is enough with IVF, but I know I just keep trying to plow ahead with it. I really believe that only finances and mental health stop some women in having success with IVF. If it was free $ and had no emotional toll then I'm sure we'd all just keep doing cycles until we had that BFP. I have no words of wisdom, but I hope you can hang in there.

mitchp- I know your username from the SS forum, welcome original.gif I totally understand how you and your DP can feed off each other's depression. I also used to be a happy-go-lucky person, usually very positive and bubbly. Since IVF I really feel that the med's have perhaps permanently altered my brain's chemistry, as I'm now inclined to be have an ongoing level of mild depression and it takes a lot more to feel "normal" again. I've just had 2 months off since my chem preg, and I feel much better for it, although my weight is a real problem right now but at least my head feels better.  When's your DP's EPU?

Liltuss- I'll be doing my next FET around 20th July. So we'll be 2WW'ing together again original.gif

A big hi to Halby, Senecio, Brookar and everyone else I've missed waves.gif

AFM- still just plodding along, I've got to get my Pregnyl organised for my upcoming FET. I've been too busy with my foster kids to think too much about IVF, which is a good thing for me right now. But my weight is still whale-esque, and each stressful day ends with me reaching for the chocolate..... wwhistle.gif

Lots of baby dust to us all original.gif

Edited by librablonde, 24 June 2011 - 05:17 PM.

#20 dreamstoreality

Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:57 PM

Hi ladies

How are you all going?

Just a quick update from me to say that my "first" day of AF will be tomorrow, so we will be starting on round 3 Thursday.  Am not sure how I am feeling, both excited and nervous I guess.

DH and I are going away this weekend for my birthday, which I am really looking forward too, I just want to snuggle on the couch in front of the open fire and spend quality time together.

At the moment, I am still quite sad with life and work is crazy too so don't have much get up and go.  

Also, I just wanted to say please forgive me for not being on here often or if I being a little self centred at the moment. I truly wish everyone on here all the very very best, but I know I am very much all about me at the moment too.  I hope that makes sense.  Whilst I haven't been writing much, I have been reading and keeping up to date.

Thinking of you all.

#21 Miss Matilda

Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:00 AM

Hi All,

Im new to this forum & just wondered if you could have another member in your group. This is the first time I have entered a forum & I am not up with all the lingo!! But I will give it a shot. I have been going through the motions myself for about 14 months. I have had 1 Stim cycle & 3 failed FET. I am about to start another round again as I have no others left in storage....Started the spray today...God I hate that stuff.....Anyway. Just thought being involved in this forum might give me some insight into what others are going through & offer me some support.

#22 mitchp

Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:17 AM

Hi all, and thank you so very much for the warm welcome. Librablonde - unsure re: EPU - DP still on Synarel currently, waiting to hear today when the injections will start. I'm guessing mid-July then we're contemplating transferring 2 freshies if we get a few fertilised. So no doubt we'll all be going through the 2WW together.

Good luck all for stickies x

#23 dreamstoreality

Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:52 PM

Hi Miss Matilda and Mitchp, I look forward to getting to know you both.

DH and I are starting injections again tomorrow for our 3rd stim cycle.

I wish you both lots of luck and look forward to getting to know you better.

#24 Miss Matilda

Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:10 PM

Hi all,
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Its nice to know there is someone who you can talk to about this topic without the need to keep it all a secret. I started my syn spray yesterday & this is my second stim cycle. So....the headaches are starting again & being as thirsty as a dessert but its all in the process I know.
I am a step Mum to 3 boys with my partner. They are his boys from a previous marriage. We would just love to have 1 of our own together. I have been trying now for 12 months & to be honest I thought this would be well over by now & I would already hold a little bub in my arms.....I guess life is always a challenge.
Aug 2010:IVF ICSI
Oct 2010 FET
Dec 2010 FET
Much needed break.....!!
May 2011 FET
June 2011 IVF ICSI....just started

Looking forward getting to know you

Tilly x

#25 mitchp

Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

Ok quick update - injections started last night - woot:) Scan next Friday, then EPU the following week.

Good luck girls x

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