Anybody cycling June/July09? (child ment.)

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  1. garifalia - remember it only takes 1. I had 2 follicles and only 1 made it to fertilization. I will definitely keep you in my prayers with lots of baby dust.

  2. Well, my RE left a message saying to stop all meds. I am thinking we might end up doing another cycle, but I'm going to take a couple of months off to recover. This will be all OOP for us, so I want to be in the right state of mind before trying again. I'm really glad I did the HPTs, because I'd hate to have a meltdown here at work. I already did that on Saturday! And now I feel at peace with it.

    Ok. So enough about me.

    garifalia - I'm so happy for you that they were able to retrieve some sperm from your DH & your little guys fertilized! That is such good news. Nobody needs 16 eggs anyway. That's just plain showing off. I will be rooting you on!

    ucenik - congratulations on a great ultrasound! What a wonderful ending and beginning. I remember when we got our BFP (3 years ago), I wanted to hug my RE so badly. I just wasn't sure how he'd take it. It's so cute that yours hugged you!! I love that.

    racer, cocoa - how are you guys doing?

    I somehow see a few glasses of wine in my future.

  3. Oh Ziggy - I'm so sorry. Sending big hugs. Is DP home yet? I've been thinking about you all day and was just able to get online. Give yourself some time to reflect. I wish away your pain and hope for better days for you soon. Enjoy the wine!

    garifalia - keep those positive thoughts!!

    ucenik - truly a blessing, congratulations again. I cried reading that your RE gave you a hug...I'm still hoping for one day like that.

    Cocoabean - how are you? check in.

    AFM - I'll be triggering Tuesday with retrieval on Thursday. We have 13 follies, but 3 are probably out for sure (too small), but all of the others are within the same size. I'm hopeful and thankful that we might get 8 or 9. The Dr. and I are back to talking about banking, we'll know for sure on Thursday after the lab has a chance to review my egg quality. If we bank, then I'll be back on stims in August for another cycle.

    Have a good night everybody.

  4. Good morning ladies and Happy Tuesday.

    dimitris - I am so sorry to hear about your BFN. Take all the time you need and do something nice for yourself. My husband and I took about a year break before we started IVF again. You'll be amazed at what it will do for the soul. Here's sending you many hugs.

  5. (((((((Ziggy))))))))))
    There is no words competent enough that I can use to comfort you. We are with you together in this journey, remember that you are not in this alone. If any of our sisters win, we all win, if any of us lose the battle, one part is lost along with us. But with our strength and mind together, we can stand up again and face another day of challenge.

    As for me, ET today at 11am. Don't know how my 3 embryos are doing since RE doesnt report on D2. I am still experiencing cramps from ER. I don't know how I am going to survive today. Trying real hard to hard lift my spirit.

  6. Hi guys - just wanted to check in. I'm doing better than I was the day I posted before, but I find my confidence swings day to day. I have my second u/s Friday, and if that goes well, I think I'll be able to feel better.

    {{{hugs}}} to you, ziggy. I did my second cycle pretty fast after my first (only one month off in between), and insisted to dh that I needed a three month break after that bfn. I think it's very healing to take a couple of months off. And obviously I recommend you give those supplements I took a try while you are on the break. I find I'm a giant believer in them these days.

    And garifalia, best of luck with the transfer. I know we all say it, but it really does just take one. I know of a woman on another board, fellow +40, who had 5 bad quality embies put back in her, and she ended up with triplets. Great things do happen, and I hope they happen for you.

    ucenik - glad to hear you graduated! I will hopefully do that after my u/s on Friday.

    Warm thoughts to everyone on the thread

  7. Hi Ladies,

    Thank you for all of your kind words. It meant so much to me! I wish the best for all of you.

    garifalia - How did your transfer go? I hope it went well & you are getting lots and lots of rest. Grow, embies, grow!

    ekb - You are reading my mind! I was thinking about you & the supplements you recommended after I got the call. I think I might give them a try. I'm so glad you are feeling more confident about your pregnancy (albiet in swings...). Good luck on Friday & let us know how your u/s goes!

    ucenik - I'm glad the break worked for you! I don't think I have the luxury of a year, but a few months will do me good. I'm back at the gym, and kind of excited about getting back into shape. I've had a crazy couple of years, and my health has paid the price.

    racer - Yes, DP came home on Sunday. I broke the news about the negative HPTs so he wouldn't be shocked on Monday. He was sad, but he is being supportive. Good luck on Thursday! If they \"bank\" (and I'm sorry, I'm not even sure I know what you mean - are they freezing your eggs?) does that mean you will not have a transfer?

    cocoa - Hope you're doing ok.

    Big hugs,

  8. Hi ladies,

    Ziggy - ((((HUGS)))) - So sorry to hear your sad news. Take extra care of yourself and dh.

    garifalia - Good luck for your transfer and 2ww. I'm so glad to hear that dh's tese went well and that they found enough swimmers. Three embies is a great number hun and we've got everything crossed for you too.

    A big hello to racer, ekb and ucenik

    Well, my cycle might end up being cancelled... I've been a v. poor responder in the past and was hoping for a better cycle this time on the EPP but today at D12 there hasn't been much progress... I have 2 or 3 follies in each ovary but all still just under 10mm left the clinic in tears... I was told to continue for another couple of days on full dose (I'm on Gonal F 450 + Menopur 150 since D2 which is becoming extremelly expensive now as we're OOP!!!) and go back for b/w and u/s and see what happens... I'm trying hard to remain calm & positive and praying for a miracle!

  9. Checking in Ladies!

    ekb - been thinking about did your u/s go?

    cocoabean - are you still stimming? I ended up stimming for 17 days and ended up with the best results from previous cycles.

    ziggy - how are you?

    tfranics - when is your next u/s?

    garifalia - I'll call you back in just a bit. DH and I are packing...he's going to take my suitcase with him tomorrow so I will only have a small carry on when I leave on Monday. I know it's hard to stay positive and you're replaying all of the events that have occurred...there are countless stories with a single embryo that wasn't a terrific grade and they made it. We're here to support you.

    AFM - retrieval was yesterday, 10 eggs, all mature, 8 fertilized (with one a bit slower). We are going to do a 3 day transfer (Sunday). They asked if I would go to day 5, but I'm really feeling like I need to do day 3. I'll get another fert report the morning of my transfer.

    I hope everybody is doing well.

  10. Hi ladies

    My IVF ended up being converted to UIU due to poor response (had only 1, maybe 2 'useful' follies on D14 when I was given the trigger shot). The same happened on my 2 previous attempts.... Well, who knows? At 41 this makes it an even longer shot for us but we'll continue praying for a miracle!

    Lots of luck and baby dust to us all !!!

  11. Just wanted to say Good morning and happy Saturday to all.

    Palavouzopoulos - you're dr. wouldn't go forward w/just 1 mature follie? Hopefully, the IUI will go well for you.

    Racergirl - how many eggs are you having transferred again? How are you feeling?

    ekb - how did the ultrasound go?

    garifalia and ziggy - how are you feeling?

    Update - I go to the RE on Monday for blood work. Tuesday, I go to my ob/gyn, so I'm assuming they'll give me an ultrasound. If not, I'll ask for one. Yesterday, I felt like I overindulged in the food department, but I will try to be more conscious and not eat everything that isn't nailed down. My pants are beginning to fit a little snug. I feel worse in the afternoon than in the morning and feel better when I'm lying down. I'm not a big eater, but I do snack a lot normally.

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on Friday. We have orchestra tickets to see Wicked in Manhattan and we will be driving to Baltimore early Saturday morning to leave on a cruise to Bermuda for 5 days. I cannot wait.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will check back in on Monday/tuesday.

  12. Oh dear... this is the second time I have lost a message that I typed on this board. I hope I don't double post.

    Hello Ladies!

    I hope you're all surviving your 2ww & time in between ultrasounds.

    ucenik - how did your appointments go? I hope you have a Happy Anniversary & a wonderful vacation!

    cocoa - I typed a response to you a while back, but it looks like it didn't post. I'm sorry your cycle was cancelled, but rooting for a successful IUI! Do you have a beta scheduled?

    garifalia - I saw your post on the cycle thread. Are you doing ok? I know the 2ww is torture. I hope you are hanging in there. Good luck on Friday, I'll be thinking of you!

    racer - how did your transfer go? Did you do a 3dt? Fingers crossed!

    ekb - how are you?

    AFM, I met with my RE today. We went over the details of my failed cycle, and it really sounded like it should have worked (alot that gets me). Here is our game plan for next cycle, incase you're interested:

    - Take this month and possibly next month off
    - Increase my stims by almost 60%
    - Bypass the BCPs this time (yeah!). I think they were to blame for delaying my AF, and \"maybe\" slowing my response.
    - Get acupuncture (try to wake my right ovary up & get blood flow to the area)
    - He's changing my embryologist to the head of the dept (I thought that's who WAS doing my embryos last cycle! )

    I guess that's it. He said theres a 40% chance of my next cycle working. One thing he told me that is sticking out in my mind is that my E2 was only 700-something before trigger, with 5 mature eggs. That sounds really low to me. That's another reason he's upping my stims. Maybe that's why it failed??? Guess I'll never know.

    Hoping to hear some good news from you all!

  13. Hi everyone!

    I'm going to try to check in Friday a.m. before we leave for vacation.

    I am sooooo hungry, but some foods make me sick to my stomach. I get hungrier towards the evening and very tired and thirsty.

    Appts went well. My ob/gyn was so happy to see us. I changed to him in February after he performed my D&C at my mom's recommendation - great rec. mom.

    My husband and I saw the heartbeat - very strong, and the baby grew from the last ultrasound. My husband couldn't tell, but I could see the head the beginnings of the arms and legs. It's so surreal.

    At least on the cruise, I can eat as much as I want. I just hope I'm not sick all the time or sleeping.

    Have a great week ladies and here's hoping baby dust to everyone.

  14. It is negative for me on hpt. My HCG should be at least 25IU today, 10 days post ovulation (ER), enough to be detected. I will go in for my beta tomorrow just to close my file for Dr F. It's over for me. Thanks for your prayers.
    I wish I was in your shoes ucenik. I think I will never know how it feels to be mom.

  15. garifalia - I am so sorry to hear about your results. You never know though, you may go in tomorrow and find out you are pregnant.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. garifalia - I'm so sorry...I don't have words that will take the pain away, just know that I'm sending hugs and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    ucenik - it sounds like everything is right on track, congrats on the h/b and growth. How far along are you?

    ekb - how are you?

    cocoabean - how are you?

    ziggy - sounds like you're in good hands and have a good outlook on your next cycle.

    Keeping everybody in my thoughts.

    Take care.

  17. (((garifalia))) I'm so sorry. I hope you are doing ok.


  18. garifalia - I'm so sorry too. Look after yourself and dh (((hugs)))

    ucenik - Enjoy your trip!

    ziggy - I wish you the very best luck on your next cycle!

    racergirl - Hope the 2ww went smoothly.. How are you??

    ekb - Hope everything is going well and that the u/s are getting more reassuring every time.

    As for me, AF has just reared its ugly head this morning... but I was already kinda of expecting it since the cycle was converted to IUI... dh & I will have a little break before deciding what to do next... not sure if I could go through another tx again... maybe just hope for a natural miracle (apart from AMA and DOR everything else is fine with both of us)...
    Thank you so much for all your support and best wishes ladies and please do keep us updated with your news, every success is a renewed source of hope and must be celebrated

    Love and good luck to all!!!

  19. Hi Girls

    Sorry I have been MIA for a while, I hope you all will forgive and understand. I grieved and I am done with it! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers, it is never easy, but with you all here supporting, I know I will get over it sooner.

    So sorry to hear....take time off for yourself, recupurate and come back to fight again.

    When will you cycle again? I hope to cycle again with Dr F in his Nov 2 batch. But I dont know if I can find the funds to do it..... I am not ready for DE yet....

    How is your little bean doing?

    You are such an inspiration to talk to...I learned so much from you.

    How are you doing girl? Which stage are you on now?

    School is starting soon....I will have no time to think about anything then.
    Started on BCP last Friday. I will be on BCP for almost 3 months! before I cycle. Dr F thinks it is helpful to keep my ovaries \"resting\".

  20. Hi ladies,

    Well I am back from beautiful Bermuda and just in time b/c I heard that there is a hurricane or storm headed that way. My husband was full of wonderful surprises on the day of our anniversary. I felt like royalty.

    Wicked was incredible! I am so glad I finally saw it after reading the book. We had great seats too.

    The cruise was fantastic - especially since I could eat at any time. I didn't get sea sick - I usually don't, but I was afraid with the pregnancy that I would. I only vomited once during the entire trip and that was after eating a couple of bites of salad. Both my husband and I slept a lot.

    Bermuda is a gorgeous island and the people are wonderful. I just wish that the ship spent more time in Bermuda - 1.5 days is not enough. We took lots of pics. My husband and I plan to go back one day, but stay at a land resort. If it wasn't for the fact that homes start at $700,000, we would probably by a vacation home in Bermuda. After going in the water in Bermuda, I don't know if I want to go into the water in the Long Island beaches. LOL

    I guess everything is ok with the little one. I went to my RE doctor last Friday after I got in so they could monitor my blood levels. He took me off of PIO shots, and I was estatic. I go to my ob-gyn for another ultrasound this Thursday and back to the RE on Friday. Tomorrow, I will be 11 weeks. I'm not feeling as hungry as I was initially - I don't know if I'm getting used to it or what. Trying not to worry about every sympton that disappears. If all goes well, I will be entering my second trimester at the beginning of September/end of this month.

    Glad to see that everyone seems to be doing better/well. Can't believe summer is almost over.

    Happy Tuesday to everyone and if anything earth shattering happens during my appts, I will keep you all posted.

  21. Hey guys! Thank y'all so much for still thinking about me. Things here are going okay. Today is 11w2d, so I seem to have made it this far. I saw the ob last week and he found the hb with the doppler, so I was reassured then.

    I'm finding the \"reassured feeling\" lasts about a week and then I start panicking again, which is moderately okay because I have appts every 2 weeks. So this is the start of a panicked week, and I will hopefully be reassured after the NT scan next Wednesday. If the NT goes well, we'll start telling more people about it - right now it's just family and a few close friends who are \"in the loop\" (and everyone here, of course!).

    I'm mostly posting in the \"PG Vets\" section these days. It's very comforting to have people who understand the neorosis that comes with being pg after trying for so long. And I also find it comforting to see people who are as neurotic as I am right now but have pg's that have continued. It's an odd mental state to be in - hopeful and fearful and denial all at the same time. I still say \"if', never \"when\".

    I hope everyone is doing okay and I'm sorry to hear of the recent bfn's. Thanks again for checking on me

  22. Hi Ladies!

    I'm sorry I missed your updates. Not sure if anybody is checking back here anymore, but it was so nice to hear from you all. The BFNs are a huge blow -- I hope everybody is doing ok.

    ekb - Congrats on hearing your baby's heartbeat! What a beautiful sound. I hope your pregnancy is smooth sailing from now on.

    tfancis - I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation. How is your pregnancy going?

    garifalia - BCP for 3 months? How is that working out for you? Will you be cycling in the early November batch? Wishing you success!!

    cocoa - I'm sorry it didn't work for you either. Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

    racer - Hope you're doing ok.

    AFM, I am in limbo. I haven't really committed to doing another cycle yet, but it's implied we'll be back on my next AF (October/November?). This AF is almost a week late, which means my cycles out of whack & I'll have take BCPs for my next cycle. I was hoping to bypass the BCP phase this time around. In the mean time, I've been getting acupuncture 2x per week. I have no idea if it's working, but it's worth a shot!

    Hugs & my best to all!

  23. Hi Ladies!

    Ziggy, I'm kind of in the same boat as you, not really sure when our next cycle will be, more than likely October/November cycle. I didn't want to be on BCP's for 2 months so, I'm taking this month off...maybe we'll get lucky

    ekb and ucenik - how are you and the littleones doing?

    garifalia - how are you doing with the bcp's?

    cocoabean - have you decided to cycle again?

    Hope you're all doing well.

  24. Hi ladies,

    I hope all is well. Ziggy is was good hearing from you. With the acupuncture, are you taking herbs as well? I tried it about a year ago, and it was relaxing, but I just couldn't afford the treatment anymore.

    I hope everyone else is taking time to pamper yourself.

    AFM (just realized what that meant - LOL) I am going into my 13 week. I've been suffering really bad with indigestion, gas and acid reflux. I just don't know what to eat anymore. Right now, I'm eating grits. Bland food is what seems to work best. I do have a hard time drinking water b/c it upsets my stomach.

    I had a slight scare last week - I was bleeding, which I know it's normal, but it was bright red. Went to the doctor - everything was fine - the baby was fine - moving around and had it's hand up by its head like (s)he was just chillin'. I don't think it likes the sonos much. My next appt is Sept 17 and I should be about 15 or 16 weeks. My doctor said that they test for the gender via ultrasound at 20 weeks. We are definitely going to find out the baby's gender.

    I do like checking back on this board to see how everyone is since we've been through a lot together.

    Here's wishing Baby Dust to all!

  25. Hi girls!

    I really don't have much side effects from BCP, or maybe I have so much aches and wierd stuff going on all the time, I may not even realized they might be caused from BCP. I read alot of girls don't like to on BCP, what types of side effects do you get that you dislike it so much? One bad effect for me is that they cost so much, or at least the one I was prescribed with.

    You know...I am also in a limbo here. Although I am planning to cycle again in Oct/Nov, I am also searching for a donor egg. Yep! I am in that \"place\" now that I am quite willing to forgo my genetic link to my child, and exchange for a chance for a better odds of becoming a mom. Not to mention, younger eggs means less chromosonal damage. If I were to do a DE cycle, I will be doing in Asia. Found a donor agency with more selection of Asian donors and best of all, it is affordable.

    The search is still going on....I will keep you guys posted when we find \"her\".

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