Vets cycling III

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  1. Ummm... I got my call today.. the one I 100% expected to be the "sorry it didn't work out again" call.. but I was shocked when it was a "congrats!" call... I can not believe it... my first ever bfp in 3 years and 4 IVFs... I know that it's early and I have many steps to go.. but I am cautiously excited.. beta is 78 - which i think is fine since it was a little early (transfer was 10 days ago... retrieval was 13 days ago...) 2nd beta on sunday... fingers crossed...

    my brain is a little too crazy to do youngihmsonals right now... but I'm thinking of you all and hope everyone is doing well and staying warm.. so much snow here in nyc!!!

  2. Bee. Bee. Bee. Hang in there.

    (that\'s a fine number for 13dpo)

  3. congrats bee.

  4. bee-I am "publically" congratulating you, and as you know have emailed you about how F*CKING psyched I am for you. This is huge. I have been thinking about you all day.

  5. Bee, you know how unbelievably thrilled I am for you. Congratufukinglations.

  6. congrats, bee. it's great to have a little good news, isn't it?

  7. Bee, yay for great news. So nice to hear.

    spyridof, hope you are hanging in there, again, I'm sorry.

    nyciti, how are you holding up?

    SendrikBlack, any news with the lining?

    Kate, I wish I was coming to Belize w/you.

    Trina, how's the cycling going?

    Leda, nice to see you back, miss ya.

    Spartali, LAKIS, hannah, SendrikBlack, millie, how are you girlies doing?
    Hope I didn't miss anyone.

    I'm about to do day 4 of stims. I have the biggest darkest bruise already on my tummy, must have hit a vein or something.
    I go in for my 1st monitoring appt tomorrow, glad we got the cars dug out.
    This seems so different being that there won't be a 2ww, but I'm sure I will be a wreck after ER waiting to see if any grow to blast or will the entire cycle be a bust? Okay, going to mix the menopur and try and figure out how to give myself 3 injections on one side since the other is a disaster

    Hey, I was wondering, if I'm only using one vial of menopur, I've always used 2 or 3 in the past, do I have to mix w/an entire 1ml or can I make it only a 1/2?

  8. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That is wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for you and looking forward to the updates!!!

  9. Had my first monitoring after stims today and so far, so good. 8 follies w a leader already at 16, I think we will lose that one.
    Dr. B sat down w/me and explained all of my abnormal immuno issues and how I might be able to deal w/them. I can't believe the lab work is still incomplete after weeks.
    He told me that if I was to ever get preg., I would have to be monitored very often by a high risk ob/gyn.
    What really scares me is if I ever do get preg., which I highly doubt, I would have to be on all kinds of immune medications/anti rejection meds., etc.
    What would the affect be on the baby if I did this? Would I be jeapordizing my baby's health? This is a real mind f*ck. Am I doing the right thing here?
    Again, I know it's a real long shot that I will ever succeed, but I'm starting to think that maybe it's time to throw in the towel?
    I'm starting to think that maybe I'm fighting the impossible.

  10. bctm, I don't know if this will be useful, but for me, when I did my retrieval and banking cycles...I made a decision that the end of my 44th year (in other words my 45th birthday) would be the end. I started banking when I was 43 and I wanted to put 20 blasts in the freezer. That did not happen. My body started to cooyoungihmate less and I managed to put 13 blasts in the freezer and two 3-day embryos (which did not survive the thaw; were not vitrified). I just made this deadline of age 45 because by then the odds are so tiny that I just felt it wouldn't make sense anymore. I know I was lucky to put 13 blasts in the freezer. Maybe you should decide an age, or an amount of money, or number of cycles you are willing to do and then think about making yourself some kind of deadline to stop. For me....I did 2 FETs already, used up 4 of the 13. If none of the remaining 9 do the trick...it's on to DE. Do you have a Plan B? That helped me a lot too....to have Plan B ready to go if Plan A doesn't work...

    Also wanted to say...are you taking an antagonist, maybe to keep that 16mm in check to let the others catch up? Were you on some kind of suppression like estrace or BCPs before the stims? Some REs feel that the lead follicle usually contains the best egg of a cycle...

  11. Had my first monitoring after stims today and so far, so good. 8 follies w a leader already at 16, I think we will lose that one.
    bctm.
    sounds like things are going okay so far...don't have any answers on the other stuff.

    Spartali, plan B? lol...how about plan F, G, H...ugh.

    Kate, that Belize trip sounds exciting...how long is the trip?

    AFM...lining made it to .8 and we transferred on Thur. We lost several embryos in the thaw, and the ones we transferred were only 'okay' quality wise (we are at the 'end' of our embryos, the last ones from all our cycles-so we have already transferred the 'best' looking ones). Not especially optimistic, but there is a shred of hope.

  12. SendrikBlack, glad your lining finally decided to cooyoungihmate. I will hope that this bunch has a good one or two, even if it didn't appear that way and I will be crossing everything for you. I guess a shred of hope is better then none?

    Spartali, we did not use any suppression. He thought at my age it wouldn't make sense since I don't make many eggs. I just started ganirelex today.
    I was concerened that the lead had the best quality egg too. I'm hoping the others will somehow catch up and I won't lose it.
    Your plan made plenty of sense. I too planned on stopping by more 45th bday, probably even before then as my money will run out sooner.

    My fear is that in the very slight chance that I get pregg, I will have to be on so much medication to try and support the pregg that I'm afraid it will be harmful to the potential baby. What would be the sense in putting myself through so much if the result from trying so hard to fight against my immune issues would be a sick baby, or even worse? DH asked me today, what would be the side effects to the child from all of the anti-rejection medication if you were successsful?, and the thought really upset me.
    Would it be selfish to pursue the struggle if the end result was a child w/severe health issues? I need to research more. Does anyone know someone that had similar issues like me, that got preg, and went on to have a healthy baby?

  13. I had my best results when I was on the pill before stims, FWIW.

    As for Plan C, D, E, F.....since I'm still on A I've only planned B so far....but if C, D, E come.......well we all know all about that.

  14. I had my best results when I was on the pill before stims, FWIW. As for Plan C, D, E, F.....since I'm still on A I've only planned B so far....but if C, D, E come.......well we all know all about that.

    well good for you for still only being on plan A. I wish I could say the same. joking aside, I agree it is really important to have a "plan B"...it helps...

  15. lagaluga1987; I really don't have any words of wisdom but know that I'm thinking of you and hope everything goes well. My guess is that if your RE puts you on the meds, it won't be harmful to a baby. Nothing is easy when it comes to this Sh**.

    SendrikBlack: Sorry about the loss of your embies. Good luck with your upcoming beta. Remember, looks aren't everything.

    AFM: Still trying to regroup and figure out what's next but I'm doing better. I will give a better update here and on my blog in a few days...once I can put my feelings into words.

  16. bctm-I am not sure if this at all answers your question, and it is anecdotal, but the women from my office with the major immune issues (possible lupus, hashimoto, alopecia etc) is on a lot of meds for her pregnancy and appears to be doing well. youngihmhaps you can have a consult with Dr. B to explore these issues?

    SendrikBlack-glad the lining looked good. I understand how frustrating it is to lose embryos in the thaw. The same thing happened to me at my recent FET. Wishing you peace in the 2ww

    spyridof-How are you doing? Are you and your mom still in CO? Any good shopping? Eating?

    Bee-wishing you much luck tomorrow at repeat.

    e/e how are you? Hannah? catt? Celine--I mean, Kate? Peaches? Spartali? LAKIS? nyciti-I will not even ask how you are, since we have not corresponded in what, like 10 minutes? You are probably very sick of me.

    AFM-still in stimville. S*cks. Looks like the ER schedule is not cooyoungihmating with my work schedule.

  17. Trina: sorry about the ER schedule. It really sucks trying to figure that out with work while keeping your privacy and your career. What day of stims are you on? We came back from Denver last night. My mom took me shopping and got me a bunch of new clothes. One of the tops she got me is very se** and I wore it to dinner tonight and ran into Alec Baldwin...yeah, he wanted me...LOL j/k

  18. spyridof, in case you feel like a treat and you have some time while you're stlll in CO...there is a wonderful restaurant in Boulder called Frasca. Started by ex-French Laundry folks. My best friend from college lives in Boulder and every time I go visit her we go there. I don't know if you can get a reservation last minute, but they have a lovely bar where the menu is also available and that is reserved for walk-ins...the wine list is very special, as is the food.

    edit: we crossposted, I see you already left Denver...

  19. All finger, toes and hair follicles crossed for SendrikBlack and Bee...

  20. spyridof, in case you feel like a treat and you have some time while you're stlll in CO...there is a wonderful restaurant in Boulder called Frasca. Started by ex-French Laundry folks. My best friend from college lives in Boulder and every time I go visit her we go there. I don't know if you can get a reservation last minute, but they have a lovely bar where the menu is also available and that is reserved for walk-ins...the wine list is very special, as is the food.edit: we crossposted, I see you already left Denver...

    Oh I will definitely check it out when we go for transfer. Thx!

  21. How's everyone doing?

    I trigger tomorrow night. Big Whoop.

  22. Hi all.

    spyridof, glad you are feeling a little better.

    trina, I can't believe you are triggering already, when did you start stims?

    Spartali, I'm the opposite, BCP's usually give me a bad cycle.

    SendrikBlack, how are you holding up?

    bee, good luck tomorrow, everything is crossed for you.

    I'm starting to feel really bloated and crampy and tonight is onlyy 6 days of stims. I took a pic of my fat belly w/the biggest arse bruise on it for memories. Hoping ER won't be until next weekend, but I'm thinking that the follies will be ready before I am, and I'll have to call in sick to work.

    Hope everyone else had a peaceful weekend.

  23. trina...that seems so fast! How many big follies you got cookin' there? How's your E2?

  24. I know, this is only 7th day of stims. My last 2 cycles I stimmed for 10 days each time. I am glad to get this sh*t is almost over. Havent been asking any questions really, as I am trying to be zen. Have no idea about the E2 and I am not listening about the follicle size. There appears to be a good # of follicles, but I am not getting jazzed up, b/c my challenges usually start later in the game...

  25. I took a pic of my fat belly w/the biggest arse bruise on it for memories.

    Maybe for facebook profile?

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