November/December 2009

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  1. Congrats gdmiliotis..... I am so happy for you.... Things will turn out great for all of us. Welcome tracy....

  2. Tracy-Welcome!

    gdmiliotis-so happy for you!!!! Here's to constant doubling.

    AFM- I am 12dp3dt and feeling lots of cramping this morning and early afternoon. We had friends over for dinner last night and I feel like I may have over done it. I seem to be getting this cramping that comes and go in this one area specifically...on my left side just at top point of my uterus. I am just lying on the coach right now...has anyone else experienced this? This cramping is a bit different than the progesterone cramping which is all over this cramping is focused on one area. Trying to just relax and not think about it. Just a little scared right now.

  3. Welcome Tracy and hopelessiny. I hope this is the cycle for both of you.

    Congrats gdmiliotis.

    Sabrian - hang in there. We're so hard on ourselves, when most women at this stage have no idea they are pregnant. Glad you are taking the day to rest. Your beta will be here shortly...

    Praying - how are you doing?

    AFM -- started my oral meds on Friday, and started my shots this morning at 7:30. Wasn't so thrilled about getting up at 7:30 on a Sunday morning. I'm not sure if I'm ready or not, but it's here. Had a sad/negative day -- I know it's the drugs, but it's still hard. Back to the clinic on Tuesday, so we'll see how things are going. So far, just a bit of headache and a really sore injection site. Oh yeah, and a completely new personality (this negative, sad person that I don't know). Hopefully some sleep and a new day will bring my personality back...

    govaris

  4. Our beta numbers came back and they're going down. I'm pretty upset so will respond to others later.....

  5. AFM... TIRED!!!! had a wonderful time in MXC. Swam with Dolphins, beach, pool, went on some tours and just relaxed. Took meds as normal. I'm on 10cc of Lupron and 2 Estrace pills now. Have B/w and U/s tomorrow morning so I'm hoping everything still looks Great. Transfer is still 11/30... seem so far away but trying to stay calm and patient through this entire process.

    Thats all for now ladies,
    ttyl

  6. Hi everyone!

    AFM. Looks like a turkey tx next week. I'm disappointed to hurry up and wait, the story of fertiliy. My lining was 8.1 from 8 not a big increase the biggest folical was 13x14 So, I'm close just not close enough.

    maklil- sounds like a fun time.

    gdmiliotis- I'm so sorry to hear your news.

    govaris- Thanks for the welcom. How are you doing with the meds?

  7. RE said that everything is Perfect so far... SO THANKFUL
    Lining is 9.7; I go back on 11/23 and the plans are to have another lining check, cervical trial and HCG. Hope all continues this well.

    ttyl Ladies

  8. hello ladies,

    gdmiliotis sorry to hear about your news...

    My last couple days have been rough emotional ones... Know that it is mostly the meds but wishes I cld get back to the women I once was.... When I look in the mirrow all I see sometimes is an empty women looking back at me....

  9. Hi Everyone,

    gdmiliotis- I'm so sorry. Hugs!

    Tracyk3= will be praying all goes well for you.

    maklil-will be praying for a great outcome!

    govaris- I know the feeling all too well. Hang in there!

    iryna- this road is so hard, I know. I know for a fact that with the heparin this time, they did start to implant but it wasn't enough. I say this because I had extreme nausea on 4 and 5 dpt. Toothpaste alone made me sick. Then, on the night of the 5th day, everything stopped. I no longer was emotional, I no longer was fatigued, I no longer was nauseated and the breast soreness stopped. I knew in my heart that something had gone terribly wrong and that my body had attacked them at that point.

    I wasn't really able to take it easy due to my son and husband coming both coming down with the swine flu. I'm now 12 DPO and every POAS is coming out stark white so it looks like I'm out for November. I have an appointment with Dr. Coulam in December due to my auto immune issues for my 3rd and last cycle.

    Best wishes to everyone out there!!

  10. Hi ladies,

    Sabrian - how was your beta? We haven't heard from you, and I'm really hoping no news is good news. Post when you can.

    Sully - how are you doing?

    Tracy - your transfer is so close. Are you getting excited?

    praying - how are you doing? Have you had your beta?

    Hopelessiny -- how are the lupron shots going? I hate lupron, it made me feel like ****. Hope you aren't having the same reaction.

    Excited - hope your appointment on Monday goes well.

    Flygirl - how's it going?

    AFM, looks like a Tuesday retrieval and a Friday transfer. I'm ready - I feel very bloated and crampy. I have nine good follicles, and a bunch of small ones. I'm happy with that number - it's way more than I expected on this 'mini-stim' protocol. My doc is surprised too. I just hope this is the cycle for us. I guess time will tell.

    Happy weekend everyone.

    govaris

  11. A Thanksgiving tx!

    We finally got a date for TX, Thanksgiving day! I take the hcg at 7 tonight. He wants me to come bk in on Wednesday for u/s and bw. If this works it would be a sweet story to tell! Also, I will have my hands full.

    tridi-I feel your pain. I thought I was going to kill someone when I was on all the drugs,lol. Hope you feel better!

    Lots of luck!

  12. govaris-OMG!!! What a great cycle!! Some many follicles..how awesome.

    AFM-I can not believe it but we are pregnant! Yes..feels unreal as I type this. First beta was 170 and second beta 332. Was a bit concerned because just a little shy of doubling. Have chatted with a few folks and they said it is good. Just having some cramping on and off. Pretty tired these days. We are just praying now for a healthy baby that sticks where it is suppose to stay. As I said still feels like a dream and I have tears in my eyes as I type this..this is the start of another journey which has its own ups and downs and I pray that many of you will be joining me on this journey.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Congrads on the BFP's

    AFM: Dr appt was this morning; he said that the lining is now 11.1
    B/W results will be this afternoon.

    I have completed Lupron as of last night, I'm suppost to take the HCG shot tonight and on Estradiol 3x a day (at least for the last few days) 2morrow it goes back to 2

    11/24 I start Suppositories and 11/25 the PIO Shot

    11/30 is transfer Time... We shall see what happens this time around

    ttyl

  14. Oh iryna -- I'm so happy for you! Enjoy these moments. Your numbers sound great. I hope I have the same news in a few weeks...Congrats!

  15. Hi ladies,

    Well my retrieval is finally just around the corner -- need to be there tomorrow at 9:30 am. We had a major drama last night when I went to give myself the trigger shot. Opened the bag of meds, and the nurse forgot to give me the right med. Wow! Total panic. But my DH rose to the occasion, and went into crisis mode. He called the emergency line, and had my RE paged. Then we called every 24hr. pharmacy, to see who had in stock. We finally found one, who had one dose left. We drove down there, raced by to our place, and gave the shot. It was about 25 minutes late, but my RE said it'd be okay if it was before midnight. It was crazy.

    Excited, our transfers will only be a couple days apart. I'm going in on the 28th. We can support each other through the 2ww.

    govaris.

  16. Hey Ladies,

    Last night I took my HCG shot and did it myself. I pricked myself and it killed me... couldnt do it... teared up called DH and helped me through it... finally did it....

    @ govaris... YEAH I have a partner for the 2 week!!!!!
    Well I normally get on 1 or 2x a day so keep me posted

  17. Hi ladies,

    Excited -- good job on the HCG on your own. Wow, that's amazing. Hope all goes well for you -- I'm glad to have a partner in the 2ww.

    AFM - the retrieval is over, and they got 11 eggs. We're very happy with that number, because we were only hoping for 5. The retrieval went relatively smoothly -- it wasn't comfortable, but it was manageable. And the drugs made me very dopey. I've been sleeping all afternoon. Just woke up ; couldn't believe it was 4 hours later. Anyway, we'll anxiously await the fertlization report tomorrow.

    Thanks for all the support ladies.

    govaris

    P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to all the US ladies on this thread!

  18. Hi ladies,Excited -- good job on the HCG on your own. Wow, that's amazing. Hope all goes well for you -- I'm glad to have a partner in the 2ww. AFM - the retrieval is over, and they got 11 eggs. We're very happy with that number, because we were only hoping for 5. The retrieval went relatively smoothly -- it wasn't comfortable, but it was manageable. And the drugs made me very dopey. I've been sleeping all afternoon. Just woke up ; couldn't believe it was 4 hours later. Anyway, we'll anxiously await the fertlization report tomorrow.Thanks for all the support ladies.govarisP.S. Happy Thanksgiving to all the US ladies on this thread!

    Congrads on the ##; I was sleep during my ER. Yes I hear you with the sleeping I did too. I ended up having OHSS but after about a week I was cool. Well take it easy and keep me posted with your reports

  19. Happy Thanksgiving my tx went great only one survived the thaw.

    personals later

  20. Hey Ladies,

    Just a quick update with me...
    Enjoyed yesterday... shotless...lololol
    Today I did my own PIO shot... didnt hurt at all. Alittle sore now but not as bad as I thought it'd be. Transfr count down....5
    About to go to bed...so ladies enjoy your day with the family
    ttyl

  21. Hi ladies,

    So my fert report wasn't as great as I had hoped -- only 5 were mature, and 4 were successfully fertilized. I'm a bit disappointed, but really this is what we had hoped for originally. So I'm trying to stay positive. What I'm worried about now is how many to transfer. Here's my thought -- obviously if there's only one or two left, one or both are transfered. If there's three, we transfer three. If there's four, we transfer two and freeze two. What do you ladies think?

    Tracy - glad your transfer went well, and I hope your little one is settling in nicely. I'll be joining you in the 2ww on Saturday.

    Take care,
    govaris

  22. Hi govaris...4 is great!!! I know disappointing when you started with 11 but still great. I like your thinking. If all 4 make it then divide and freeze. If any less put them all back in. My dr. is a firm believer on transfering back in on Day 3.

    Tracy-good luck with the transfer!

    AFM-I am getting some wicked cramping today...in the evening when I got home. Busy day at work and had to do some extra driving around today. Finally simmering down...the worrying never stops.

  23. Hi ladies,

    Well, we transferred three. The fourth wasn't looking so good, so they'll see if it makes it to blast, and if it does, they'll freeze it. For me, there's no expectations on that one.

    It's crazy to me that we have so many invasive procedures throughout this, but what kills me the most is having a full bladder through the transfer. They gave me cr@p for not having a full bladder when I got there (the doc clearly told me not to be too full), so I drank a bunch more. Then they told me I was too full (four times I had to let out a little bit!!!). That's very hard (sorry if this is TMI).

    Anyway, right now I'm pregnant until proven otherwise. I'm definitely going to try to stay in bed. I'm not really good at that, but I'll try. Got my Sex and the City dvds and my laptop all lined up!

    Tracy - how's the 2ww going?

    Hi to all the ladies.
    govaris
    (this is a x post from my other thread - sorry to anyone who is reading both).

  24. My transfer is tomorrow at 2:00pm but I have to be there at 1:30pm

  25. govaris-OMG!!! What a great cycle!! Some many follicles..how awesome.AFM-I can not believe it but we are pregnant! Yes..feels unreal as I type this. First beta was 170 and second beta 332. Was a bit concerned because just a little shy of doubling. Have chatted with a few folks and they said it is good. Just having some cramping on and off. Pretty tired these days. We are just praying now for a healthy baby that sticks where it is suppose to stay. As I said still feels like a dream and I have tears in my eyes as I type this..this is the start of another journey which has its own ups and downs and I pray that many of you will be joining me on this journey.Have a wonderful weekend.

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you. May you have a happy and healthy nine months.

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