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#101 mitchp

Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hey all - Spring, CONGRATULATIONS! That is huge, awesome, wonderful, exciting news.  bbighug.gif

As Libra said - it gives us all hope:)

It sounds like all others are gung ho either onto their next cycle or waiting for it to begin, exciting times girls.

AFU - DP and I are doing ok. We have 5 weeks until our Fijian trip, so won't be having the next cycle/transfer until July. We're doing ok within ourselves, still very much happy together and I figure, we've gone through so much that I never would have been able to do before, that I really believe we belong together.

We are off to (number 5 this year) another wedding tomorrow of which my ex and her pregnant GF will be attending. So wish us luck!

Good luck all, and again, Spring, a huge congrats to you babe, that's awesome news x

#102 Spock

Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

spring, that is great news biggrin.gif . I know you don't want to get too excited yet but you are of to a good start. I hope your hcg numbers rise nicely to give you some comfort and the spotting stops. Have you spoken to any of the nurses (or the Hawaiin clinic) about the spotting as they might get you to do pessaries as well - that is what I had to do and then the spotting stopped. It is lovely to have some good news from this group.

mitchp, glad to see you and your dp are holding up as well as can be expected. It is nice you have Fiji to look forward to.

libra, sounds like a tough recovery but baking muffins helps happy.gif . i know what you mean about not wanting to wait too long, especially now you've had your surgery so you've already come so far. I hope coming of the pain meds next time is easier on you. Sending you lots of hugs.

hi everyone else.

afm, i start the pill tomorrow. isn't it sad how excited I am biggrin.gif . I am trying not to think about my upcoming surgery. going to keep busy - which is easy with my usual schedule, to keep my mind of everything. have a good weekend everyone.

#103 spring08

Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

Thank you so much BJBubbles, Libra, Mitch & Spock! The support in this group is amazing.

The nurses and Hawaii weren't concerned about slight spotting, and it seems to have stopped today.

I will definitely be taking the chance to relax and enjoy this weekend! I had started planning a weekend riding my bike and drinking which is how my cycles usually end!

Libra, take it easy and don't be a hero with the pain meds. That was huge op. Hopefully a weekend relaxing at home and some pj time will help. Sorry that you dr is suggesting a longer break - probably doesn't know how tough you are!

Mitch, good luck with the wedding - hugs to you and you DP. A holiday is lovely to look forward to though and fiji will be perfect. Know what you mean about this making your relationship even stronger.  All the crap and dark times that we have to go through really tests us.

Spock, anything that gets us closer (even if it's starting the pill) is a good thing.

And BJB, how are you doing with the jet lag and cold weather back here?

Have a great weekend all  xoxo

#104 librablonde

Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

Hi again ladies,

Since Spring08's great BFP I was thinking about what other Long Haulers have struck gold and had a BFP and baby-in-arms in the last 12 months of this BG.

Senecio- now with a DD
Liltuss- EDD in August 2012?
Indigo- EDD 22nd October 2012
First One-DD born  1st October 2011
Meggs1- not sure of details, sorry Meggs unsure.gif
Panda- DS born 27th October 2011
Brookar- DD born 8th Feb 2012

I'm sure there's many more that I've missed that have come from this Buddy Group... So I guess I just wanted to reassure myself that success does happen for us, and to just keep hanging in there.

xoxox

#105 minidiamond

Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Hi everyone
Just popped in to see how you were all going, especially libra after the op.  Things have been a bit busy I can see !

Libra, echo spring's thoughts, don't try to do too much, you're already have mega challenges with your 4 monkeys to look after.  I really hope the recovery speeds up soon & the next few months passes quickly for you to get back into another cycle.

spring, wow !  How amazing, congrats hun that is just fantastic news !  One week at a time I know but I am crossing everything for you !!!  I had spotting for the first 3 weeks or so after BFP and then it appeared again when AF would've been due.  It is really common.

BJ,
welcome home ! Hope you had a great time !

spocky, each little step is one closer to the next cycle & hopefully a successful BFP.  Big hugs to you ahead of your upcoming surgery

Zoe
, how are you doing ??

Hi Halby hope you got my PM okay

Hi to everyone else ....

Libra, your post about grads from this thread triggered my teary preggo hormones - it's so difficult to know how to say this properly without sounding trite but yes, success can come after many tries & I just really want everyone here to keep hope alive.

Edited by Liltuss, 18 May 2012 - 10:23 PM.


#106 BJBubbles

Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

Spring - hope you've had a nice relaxing weekend with no more spotting...  As libra said - it's awesome, and encouraging to see someone have some success!  

Thanks for that list Libra - most days is still know and believe we WILL have a baby... one day...  but the reassurance that hanging in there is worth is is helpful on those bad days...

Spock - was your surgery yesterday or next week??? Either way, goo that you can have it done on a Saturday and rest for the weekend afterwards...

Libra - sorry to hear your recovery has been harder than you planned. But as has been said - don't be a hero! Take the pain killers and rest.  When I had my op (all be it smaller than yours!) my surgeon told me you're better off taking pain killers you don't need, than needing to take them... "stay on top of the pain, don't let the pain get on top of you" Listen to your body and take the time to let it heal.  The slower you go now, the sooner (hopefully) you will actually recover and you can start another cycle!  You sound like super woman to me - looking after your 4 foster kids with a partner that lives away! Why does your doc want you to wait - for the scar etc to heal or is there another reason?  Hang in there and take it easy...

Mitch - I hope the wedding wasn't too painful for you... it's never easy seeing an ex...  But start counting the days to your holiday! A break for just the 2 of you will be awesome - I know our holidays did wonders for our mental health!


Hi to everyone else!  waves.gif

Well - the detox was going well - lost 1kg in the week since getting home... and then we had friends over for dinner on Saturday night  blush.gif  DH and I love to cook and entertain, so there was WAY too much really good food, and WWWAAAYYYY too much wine - I was a *little* under the weather yesterday....  But back on the wagon today hahah

Also saw the FS on Thursday. I'd had most of the BT's before - clotting studies, Thyroid issues etc, but she did my AMH at my request, and the result has surprised her. She was expecting it to come back high given my age and PCOS etc, however it's actually a little low - 11.9 ...

So after a good discussion, we've decided to do an antagonist cycle (she was going to recommend trying a down reg, but my naturopath thinks that would be worse for me and I would like to try the antagonist again as I have gotten PG off it....) and up my gonal F dosage to 200 to try and get a few more eggs and hopefully some good day 5 embryos!  So not to just hang out and wait for AF (maybe 2 or 3 weeks away) and off we go!

In the mean time, DH currently unemployed (by choice) and should hopefully start his new job next week (he's bored!)  but it's fun having him home with me, so we're just enjoying hanging out, going out for coffee and working on our business!

xoxox

#107 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (librablonde @ 18/05/2012, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi again ladies,

Since Spring08's great BFP I was thinking about what other Long Haulers have struck gold and had a BFP and baby-in-arms in the last 12 months of this BG.

Senecio- now with a DD
Liltuss- EDD in August 2012?
Indigo- EDD 22nd October 2012
First One-DD born  1st October 2011
Meggs1- DS born 9 October 2011
Panda- DS born 27th October 2011
Brookar- DD born 8th Feb 2012

I'm sure there's many more that I've missed that have come from this Buddy Group... So I guess I just wanted to reassure myself that success does happen for us, and to just keep hanging in there.

xoxox


Yes this is the long haul buddy group, not the no haul buddy group.   Hang in there everyone.  



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