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#51 Madalem

Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

Great news bright*future... biggrin.gif  Best of luck for your cycle.
Looks like we might be on a similar timing to you...AF due any moment, but still gotta get through a few appointments before a cycle can start.... Hoping for mid April...
Hello to everyone else.... waves.gif



#52 ~lollies~

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

Exciting news girls, wishing you both all the best for April!

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#53 bright*future

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:08 AM

Thanks all! original.gif

Madalem I hope we cycle together, it sounds good to have a buddy!!

#54 Madalem

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

I hope so too bright*future....  original.gif

I had my counselling appointments today.....so just got to wait for the nurses appointment now....at the moment not until 4 April!  sad.gif AF started today though, so hopefully even with a wait for the nurses, we're still on track for a mid April start...

Am meant to go on the pill though, so hope that I can find out when to start that so we're ready for April...

#55 bright*future

Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

I am probably looking at mid-late April too! My next AF is due to start on 20 April (though still waiting for this one!) and then having a "short" protocol. The FS plan is to give me a high dose to get lots of eggs, so it will probably be a "freeze all", and will then have to wait again until say mid may before I get a transfer. Yipee!!

#56 Madalem

Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

Hi bright*future,

I've just started the pill, but I've also found out that I'm not scheduled for EPU until 25 May.  Got my nurses appointment on 4 April, so just more waiting for us.....but at least I can look forward to a date now, rather than the unknown wait....

I'll be on a pretty decent dose of Gonal as well in mid-May-ish (although as this will be my second stim cycle, they sort of know how I'll respond)....but we'll also be aiming for as many embies to test as we can....

Hopefully, we'll get at least one healthy embie, and get to transfer straight away on Day 5......and hopefully some for the freezer too....

Back to waiting.....  wwhistle.gif

#57 bright*future

Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

Hey ladies,

Madalem how are you travelling?

Today I went to acupuncture and I'm getting herbs too (eww). I was hoping I would get out of that because my FS is away and we couldn't get an answer on whether he was happy with me taking them or not, but the nurse said it was OK if I stopped about 2 days prior.  I'm not excited about the herbs!

Made it all very real though, we are talking about 4 weeks between now and then, and the acupuncturist was saying we didn't have much time... so there we go. It just creeps up on you all of a sudden doesn't it!!

Hope everyone else is well.

#58 Madalem

Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

Hi bright...
On the OCP now, and will be for another 6 weeks or so.  My EPU is scheduled for 25 May....2 months exactly from today!!
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My naturopath suggested herbs....but I decided against it. I'm hoping the supplements that we're on are enough....and I'm also enjoying acupuncture....DP not so much....hehe
Hope things are going well for you.... original.gif  Keep us posted with your progress..

#59 eskimoo

Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

Hi Ladies,
Just thought I'd pop in and see who else was counting down the days?  wink.gif
Hopefully I'll be starting a new cycle end April/ start May after the failed attempt in March, so it looks like we could all be around the same time?

xxx

#60 bright*future

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

Hi ladies,

Sorry I've been so busy with Easter, visitors etc!! I am on day 30 of my cycle today so I think I'll get AF any minute now. I had acupuncture yesterday too and it felt really "strong" so I think that she is on her way. So I will start jabbing in the next few days and it will probably be a freeze all, so then a transfer maybe in May/June depending on when my next AF comes.

I have a goal in my head, trying to be realistic so I'm not let down when the time comes.  My goal is 20 eggs (I'm being mega stimmed as it's really a numbers game for us with the PGD because of a 50/50 disease), 15 fert, 8 are good disease free embies. That's my aim and I'm sticking with it - gotta stay positive!!

I've been finding it really hard to concentrate, it's been nearly 2 years since we started this bloody journey, it's hard to believe we're here.  Last night I went to sleep listening to a fertility meditation and I woke up feeling so much better, so I'll be making a habit of that.

Madalem, how are you enjoying the acu? I find some days it hurts more than others, do you find the same? Is your DP having acu as well? I didn't even think to suggest it to DH!

Eskimoo- so good to see you've got a plan for the next cycle already.

xoxo


#61 eskimoo

Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

BF, did your FS give you those numbers or is that just what you are aiming for?

My FS was aiming for around 18 but obviously my ovaries weren't listening at the time...

Gosh you must be getting very excited.  I will be stalking to see how you are going next week original.gif

#62 bright*future

Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

I just made those numbers up based on Dr Google's opinion of my antral follicles etc LOL!!!

I know it is a high number but I'm trying to be positive wink.gif

ETA - I've just been reading the "how many eggs" thread in the general section and think maybe I should adjust my number to how many quality eggs!!  FS gave us a 40% chance so I figure if we get 3 to transfer we will get a baby, so I'll go from there!!   :-)

Edited by bright*future, 13 April 2012 - 02:32 PM.


#63 eskimoo

Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

I think 20 is still a good number to aim for but of course it is all about quality original.gif

So, I've just been reading up on the antral follicle count and realised I've never had a baseline scan done.  Can I ask did you have one done before or did you just get your AMH levels checked (like me)?

#64 bright*future

Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

My FS had me have a scan rather than AMH, I have no idea what my AMH is! I'm only 30 and no other problems so hopefully we don't get any surprises once I start the cycle.

#65 Madalem

Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (eskimoo @ 12/04/2012, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Ladies,
Just thought I'd pop in and see who else was counting down the days?  wink.gif
Hopefully I'll be starting a new cycle end April/ start May after the failed attempt in March, so it looks like we could all be around the same time?

xxx


QUOTE (eskimoo @ 13/04/2012, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, I've just been reading up on the antral follicle count and realised I've never had a baseline scan done.  Can I ask did you have one done before or did you just get your AMH levels checked (like me)?


Hi eskimoo - I'll be starting to jab on 1 May (I think!) and EPU is scheduled for 17 May....so we wont be far apart!   original.gif   I haven't had the AFC done (thats the scan done on Day 3, right?) I've only had AMH done twice.  However, I'm having a day 3 scan before my PGD cycle.....

QUOTE (bright*future @ 13/04/2012, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Madalem, how are you enjoying the acu? I find some days it hurts more than others, do you find the same? Is your DP having acu as well? I didn't even think to suggest it to DH!


Hi Bright - good luck with the numbers!  Fingers crossed!  I'm petrified of the numbers of good embies that our cycle will come up with.  And then I'll be petrified of MC again if we do get any good embies....  but I just have to try and take it all in, and make the most of what we get.

I rather enjoy the acu!  And some times it does hurt more than others, and is strong when AF is about to appear (or is there)!  Have been having it weekly pretty much since Sept last year (apart from a big break in Jan after the MC).  DP doesn't like it as much, but has agreed to stick it out until after EPU this time..... original.gif   It was recommended to him to help with his swimmers!

I'm on the OCP now....just waiting to get the AOK to go off it (I think another 10 days or so!), to get AF, to then start stimming......



#66 bright*future

Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

OOOOO yay - hopefully that means that AF is close for me (other warning sign of course being I'm a grumpy t*at)!!!

#67 eskimoo

Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

BF - our stats are the same lol, 30 and no other issues wink.gif

Madalem - I'm not really sure about the AFC to be honest, apart from what I read today. I'd never even heard of it before lol.  I'd say our dates will be very close too original.gif

So it looks like this place will start getting very interesting in the not too distant future! biggrin.gif

#68 bright*future

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

hey eskimoo,

I'm sorry I think I missed your cycle in March! How did it go (other than the obvious, which I am really sorry about)?

#69 eskimoo

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

My cycle was cancelled due to OHSS risk... ridiculous number of follicles and very high level of estrogen.  Hopefully they won't over stim you though BF original.gif

#70 bright*future

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Oh crap you poor thing!!

Fingers crossed I'll be right...

#71 Madalem

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

Doh...I was a little bit out with dates.... cool.gif  Last pill on 1 May...stimming start on 7 May.....EPU on 17 May....


Waiting for the final paperwork to be mailed to me though outlining the dates, as they moved after my last appointment...


But still we'll all be within days of each other..... biggrin.gif

Edited by Madalem, 14 April 2012 - 09:23 PM.


#72 bright*future

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:45 AM

still all close!! I got up this morning expecting to see AF, she still hasn't arrived.... I'll go to the gym and work hard this morning, maybe that will speed her up!!

#73 Fantales

Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

hi ladies,

Can I please be added to this group? I was meant to have my PGD IVF cycle in May but I fell pregnant naturally so it was cancelled. I have just lost my baby at 9 weeks, most likely due to a chromosome defect... they think our embryos don't divide well and that why we were having PGD done on the next cycle. not sure what the next step is, have to go see Dr on Monday and go from there. I'm in Sydney.

Thanks

#74 eskimoo

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Hi graceful lily

I'm sorry for your loss.  
Of course you are most welcome here!  It looks like you've had a tough road so far, so hopefully PGD will be the answer for you.  
Good luck for the Dr tomorrow.

#75 Madalem

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Welcome lily....

I'm waiting for my first PGD cycle after multiple miscarriages....the last M/C and D&C showed Trisomy13 in identical twins.

I'm in Melbourne.  Good luck for your appointment tomorrow... original.gif


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