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hopeforever601
04-30-2007, 03:34 PM
Just wanted to share my dh and I have officially started the ivf protocal as of Friday. We had our all day appointment on Tues, WEds meds were delivered, and
Friday I gave myself the first injection of Lupron. Their are so many things to remember but the best part of all is I am tentavley scheduled for egg retrieval the week of May 16th.. YEAHHH! Finally after all this time we have began our cycle. I finish bcp pills on May 3rd and hopefully stims will start May 7th..


Kelly

hopeforever601
04-30-2007, 03:34 PM
Just wanted to share my dh and I have officially started the ivf protocal as of Friday. We had our all day appointment on Tues, WEds meds were delivered, and
Friday I gave myself the first injection of Lupron. Their are so many things to remember but the best part of all is I am tentavley scheduled for egg retrieval the week of May 16th.. YEAHHH! Finally after all this time we have began our cycle. I finish bcp pills on May 3rd and hopefully stims will start May 7th..


Kelly

hopeforever601
04-30-2007, 03:34 PM
Just wanted to share my dh and I have officially started the ivf protocal as of Friday. We had our all day appointment on Tues, WEds meds were delivered, and
Friday I gave myself the first injection of Lupron. Their are so many things to remember but the best part of all is I am tentavley scheduled for egg retrieval the week of May 16th.. YEAHHH! Finally after all this time we have began our cycle. I finish bcp pills on May 3rd and hopefully stims will start May 7th..


Kelly

julie
04-30-2007, 07:39 PM
Congrats Kelly, I'm so happy for you! If you have any questions, I'm happy to help!!!

julie
04-30-2007, 07:39 PM
Congrats Kelly, I'm so happy for you! If you have any questions, I'm happy to help!!!

julie
04-30-2007, 07:39 PM
Congrats Kelly, I'm so happy for you! If you have any questions, I'm happy to help!!!

hopeforever601
04-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Julie,
How many eggs did they retrieve from you and how long ws your suppression on Lupron? What stimulation med were you on? I have the follistom pen! Did you do progesterone in oil? any tips on handeling that?

Kelly

hopeforever601
04-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Julie,
How many eggs did they retrieve from you and how long ws your suppression on Lupron? What stimulation med were you on? I have the follistom pen! Did you do progesterone in oil? any tips on handeling that?

Kelly

hopeforever601
04-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Julie,
How many eggs did they retrieve from you and how long ws your suppression on Lupron? What stimulation med were you on? I have the follistom pen! Did you do progesterone in oil? any tips on handeling that?

Kelly

julie
04-30-2007, 09:33 PM
They retrieved 17 eggs, 13 of them were mature (this is common, not all of them will be mature).

Only 4 of them fertilized. We were warned in advance that when using "retrieved" sperm (like they have to do in men with CBAVD), the fertilization rate tends to be lower. They don't know exactly why, but it seems to be lower. Nevertheless, it didn't keep me from being nearly brokenhearted when they called to say that only 4 had fertilized. I thought for sure that it would be unsuccessful (how wrong could I be???!) Then on the AM of the transfer, when we got there, they told us onl 3 had survived the night Then I was convinced we should just give up.

If you haven't already looked into it, I recommend accupuncture the day of the transfer. I had a 30 min session before the transfer and a 30 min session after the transfer.
Also, get a pineapple the day before the transfer and cut it into 5 sections, INCLUDING the core (usually you throw that out). Pineapple contains bromeline which has been shown to help with implantation. So, you eat 1 of these 5 sections on the day of your transfer (but about 5+ hours AFTER the transfer) and then every day till you've eaten all 5 sections.

I was on lupron supression, with follistim pen and Repronex, but I honestly forget what the repronex was for. I know I didnt' start using it until the follistim though. I'll have to try and look that one up.

Yes, I did the progesterone in oil.... um for about 4 days and then I coudln't walk anymore. My but hurt SOOOO bad. So I went back to the vag. suppositories. Yes it was nasty, (I used them 3x a day) but much more tolerable than the shots. Mark had to help me with the shots, it was so painful to do because the liquid is so thick and takes a long time to go in (just being honest here). So, I wouldn't invest extensively in the PIO, try it out first.
I used the suppositories for about 18-19 weeks, at about 12 weeks the doc said I could stop, but I felt better continuing longer.

Let me know if you have more questions, I'm going to go try to figure out what the repronex is for, lol.

julie
04-30-2007, 09:33 PM
They retrieved 17 eggs, 13 of them were mature (this is common, not all of them will be mature).

Only 4 of them fertilized. We were warned in advance that when using "retrieved" sperm (like they have to do in men with CBAVD), the fertilization rate tends to be lower. They don't know exactly why, but it seems to be lower. Nevertheless, it didn't keep me from being nearly brokenhearted when they called to say that only 4 had fertilized. I thought for sure that it would be unsuccessful (how wrong could I be???!) Then on the AM of the transfer, when we got there, they told us onl 3 had survived the night Then I was convinced we should just give up.

If you haven't already looked into it, I recommend accupuncture the day of the transfer. I had a 30 min session before the transfer and a 30 min session after the transfer.
Also, get a pineapple the day before the transfer and cut it into 5 sections, INCLUDING the core (usually you throw that out). Pineapple contains bromeline which has been shown to help with implantation. So, you eat 1 of these 5 sections on the day of your transfer (but about 5+ hours AFTER the transfer) and then every day till you've eaten all 5 sections.

I was on lupron supression, with follistim pen and Repronex, but I honestly forget what the repronex was for. I know I didnt' start using it until the follistim though. I'll have to try and look that one up.

Yes, I did the progesterone in oil.... um for about 4 days and then I coudln't walk anymore. My but hurt SOOOO bad. So I went back to the vag. suppositories. Yes it was nasty, (I used them 3x a day) but much more tolerable than the shots. Mark had to help me with the shots, it was so painful to do because the liquid is so thick and takes a long time to go in (just being honest here). So, I wouldn't invest extensively in the PIO, try it out first.
I used the suppositories for about 18-19 weeks, at about 12 weeks the doc said I could stop, but I felt better continuing longer.

Let me know if you have more questions, I'm going to go try to figure out what the repronex is for, lol.

julie
04-30-2007, 09:33 PM
They retrieved 17 eggs, 13 of them were mature (this is common, not all of them will be mature).

Only 4 of them fertilized. We were warned in advance that when using "retrieved" sperm (like they have to do in men with CBAVD), the fertilization rate tends to be lower. They don't know exactly why, but it seems to be lower. Nevertheless, it didn't keep me from being nearly brokenhearted when they called to say that only 4 had fertilized. I thought for sure that it would be unsuccessful (how wrong could I be???!) Then on the AM of the transfer, when we got there, they told us onl 3 had survived the night Then I was convinced we should just give up.

If you haven't already looked into it, I recommend accupuncture the day of the transfer. I had a 30 min session before the transfer and a 30 min session after the transfer.
Also, get a pineapple the day before the transfer and cut it into 5 sections, INCLUDING the core (usually you throw that out). Pineapple contains bromeline which has been shown to help with implantation. So, you eat 1 of these 5 sections on the day of your transfer (but about 5+ hours AFTER the transfer) and then every day till you've eaten all 5 sections.

I was on lupron supression, with follistim pen and Repronex, but I honestly forget what the repronex was for. I know I didnt' start using it until the follistim though. I'll have to try and look that one up.

Yes, I did the progesterone in oil.... um for about 4 days and then I coudln't walk anymore. My but hurt SOOOO bad. So I went back to the vag. suppositories. Yes it was nasty, (I used them 3x a day) but much more tolerable than the shots. Mark had to help me with the shots, it was so painful to do because the liquid is so thick and takes a long time to go in (just being honest here). So, I wouldn't invest extensively in the PIO, try it out first.
I used the suppositories for about 18-19 weeks, at about 12 weeks the doc said I could stop, but I felt better continuing longer.

Let me know if you have more questions, I'm going to go try to figure out what the repronex is for, lol.

my65roses4me
04-30-2007, 11:02 PM
Sorry or being off topic but what is a DH? I hope your IVF goes smoothly for you and I will be watching for further post from you because I may need to go through the same thing if I dont get pregnant naturally. Keep us posted!! Congrads!!!!!!!!

my65roses4me
04-30-2007, 11:02 PM
Sorry or being off topic but what is a DH? I hope your IVF goes smoothly for you and I will be watching for further post from you because I may need to go through the same thing if I dont get pregnant naturally. Keep us posted!! Congrads!!!!!!!!

my65roses4me
04-30-2007, 11:02 PM
Sorry or being off topic but what is a DH? I hope your IVF goes smoothly for you and I will be watching for further post from you because I may need to go through the same thing if I dont get pregnant naturally. Keep us posted!! Congrads!!!!!!!!

julie
05-01-2007, 03:21 AM
DH= Dear Husband
DW= Dear wife
DS= Dear Son
DD= Dear daughter
DMIL= dear mother in law..... and the list goes on <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

julie
05-01-2007, 03:21 AM
DH= Dear Husband
DW= Dear wife
DS= Dear Son
DD= Dear daughter
DMIL= dear mother in law..... and the list goes on <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

julie
05-01-2007, 03:21 AM
DH= Dear Husband
DW= Dear wife
DS= Dear Son
DD= Dear daughter
DMIL= dear mother in law..... and the list goes on <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

my65roses4me
05-02-2007, 12:15 AM
I see. Thanks you. I have seen this in other threads too and have been wondering what it meant. Thanks Julie!

my65roses4me
05-02-2007, 12:15 AM
I see. Thanks you. I have seen this in other threads too and have been wondering what it meant. Thanks Julie!

my65roses4me
05-02-2007, 12:15 AM
I see. Thanks you. I have seen this in other threads too and have been wondering what it meant. Thanks Julie!

julie
05-02-2007, 03:12 AM
Happy to help <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">. i remember wondering the same thing when I first came to this site, I couldn't think of it for the life of me. I ended up asking too.

julie
05-02-2007, 03:12 AM
Happy to help <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">. i remember wondering the same thing when I first came to this site, I couldn't think of it for the life of me. I ended up asking too.

julie
05-02-2007, 03:12 AM
Happy to help <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">. i remember wondering the same thing when I first came to this site, I couldn't think of it for the life of me. I ended up asking too.

elizab
05-02-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi Kelly,

I'm at a similar point to you on my first IVF cycle. Started stim injections today - hoping to have EC around 14th May.

talk to you soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-02-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi Kelly,

I'm at a similar point to you on my first IVF cycle. Started stim injections today - hoping to have EC around 14th May.

talk to you soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-02-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi Kelly,

I'm at a similar point to you on my first IVF cycle. Started stim injections today - hoping to have EC around 14th May.

talk to you soon,

Elizab

tara
05-03-2007, 02:59 AM
Hi Kelly,

Hope you don't mind. I'm jumping in here. I know every protocol is differnt. I was on Follistim and Repronex. I know they ended up changing my dose (increasing it) as the cycle went on. I remember my cycle started on 12/28/03 Cycle day 1, and we retrieved on January 21, 2004. I don't remember how long lupron lasted and when the stims started. I think typically the stim phase can last about 8 days. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

We retreived 11 eggs. Even though I had 40 follies. 20 were large (mature looking) and 20 were small, empty follies. But in the end only 11 eggs. 5 fertilized. I was so disappointed. We transferred 4 embryos and 2 of them took.

I did PIO for 12 weeks. It was the worst part of IVF. I laid flat on my belly, bare butt and DH did the injection. I didn't warm it up, it was room temp. Some people warm it under their armpit because the theory is, the warmer it is, the less viscous the solution is and the easier it goes in. Some people I know massaged the area. I didn't. I sat on a heating pad and did my morning nebs. That's it! You get used to it. Some days are easier than others. Honestly sometimes I didn't even feel it. Other days I had to bite my lip. I felt extremely sore, especially walking up stairs, but it's not unbearable. I also had the suppositories Julie was talking about. I used those once/day, in addition to the PIO once/day.

Hope this helps!

Tara

tara
05-03-2007, 02:59 AM
Hi Kelly,

Hope you don't mind. I'm jumping in here. I know every protocol is differnt. I was on Follistim and Repronex. I know they ended up changing my dose (increasing it) as the cycle went on. I remember my cycle started on 12/28/03 Cycle day 1, and we retrieved on January 21, 2004. I don't remember how long lupron lasted and when the stims started. I think typically the stim phase can last about 8 days. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

We retreived 11 eggs. Even though I had 40 follies. 20 were large (mature looking) and 20 were small, empty follies. But in the end only 11 eggs. 5 fertilized. I was so disappointed. We transferred 4 embryos and 2 of them took.

I did PIO for 12 weeks. It was the worst part of IVF. I laid flat on my belly, bare butt and DH did the injection. I didn't warm it up, it was room temp. Some people warm it under their armpit because the theory is, the warmer it is, the less viscous the solution is and the easier it goes in. Some people I know massaged the area. I didn't. I sat on a heating pad and did my morning nebs. That's it! You get used to it. Some days are easier than others. Honestly sometimes I didn't even feel it. Other days I had to bite my lip. I felt extremely sore, especially walking up stairs, but it's not unbearable. I also had the suppositories Julie was talking about. I used those once/day, in addition to the PIO once/day.

Hope this helps!

Tara

tara
05-03-2007, 02:59 AM
Hi Kelly,

Hope you don't mind. I'm jumping in here. I know every protocol is differnt. I was on Follistim and Repronex. I know they ended up changing my dose (increasing it) as the cycle went on. I remember my cycle started on 12/28/03 Cycle day 1, and we retrieved on January 21, 2004. I don't remember how long lupron lasted and when the stims started. I think typically the stim phase can last about 8 days. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

We retreived 11 eggs. Even though I had 40 follies. 20 were large (mature looking) and 20 were small, empty follies. But in the end only 11 eggs. 5 fertilized. I was so disappointed. We transferred 4 embryos and 2 of them took.

I did PIO for 12 weeks. It was the worst part of IVF. I laid flat on my belly, bare butt and DH did the injection. I didn't warm it up, it was room temp. Some people warm it under their armpit because the theory is, the warmer it is, the less viscous the solution is and the easier it goes in. Some people I know massaged the area. I didn't. I sat on a heating pad and did my morning nebs. That's it! You get used to it. Some days are easier than others. Honestly sometimes I didn't even feel it. Other days I had to bite my lip. I felt extremely sore, especially walking up stairs, but it's not unbearable. I also had the suppositories Julie was talking about. I used those once/day, in addition to the PIO once/day.

Hope this helps!

Tara

hopeforever601
05-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Tara,
What made you decide to put four in? Did your RE have a hard time with that decision? Mine will only allow for max of 2 with me! I pray they both stick but it is in God's hands. PIO scares me but DH did a practice injection using distilled water at the hospital. It was ok not too bad. It is just so bigg! They are starting me no Follistom 225 when typically a woman is put on 300. They don't want me to over hyperstimulate with the cf and all! Well it's off to clinic visit for cf. I pray my fev1 is high!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Tara,
What made you decide to put four in? Did your RE have a hard time with that decision? Mine will only allow for max of 2 with me! I pray they both stick but it is in God's hands. PIO scares me but DH did a practice injection using distilled water at the hospital. It was ok not too bad. It is just so bigg! They are starting me no Follistom 225 when typically a woman is put on 300. They don't want me to over hyperstimulate with the cf and all! Well it's off to clinic visit for cf. I pray my fev1 is high!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Tara,
What made you decide to put four in? Did your RE have a hard time with that decision? Mine will only allow for max of 2 with me! I pray they both stick but it is in God's hands. PIO scares me but DH did a practice injection using distilled water at the hospital. It was ok not too bad. It is just so bigg! They are starting me no Follistom 225 when typically a woman is put on 300. They don't want me to over hyperstimulate with the cf and all! Well it's off to clinic visit for cf. I pray my fev1 is high!

Kelly

mom2lillian
05-03-2007, 01:27 PM
congratulations ladies! I too did IVF. If you woudl like to read my blog about it you can scroll to the very bottom. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://jnhfamilyblog.blogspot.com/
">http://jnhfamilyblog.blogspot.com/
</a>
I woudl warm pio once in syringe just a bit, ice bum, have DH inject, apply pressure 1 minute then massage for 3 and make sure you walk around afterwards to 'work it in' the muscle. Even with that protocal the bum gets a bit sore towards end of the 10 weeks on it! I HATED pio but well worth it.

I also thoght my cycle was a bust, almost aborted it due to hemoptysis and everything so just goes to show you never know! I also hyperstimmed and it was awful so make sure docs are conservative (I was a slow starter then skyrocketed!). Plus I have 11 embies left now and worried what to do if we dont use them all.

feel free to PM me with ?s and I will try to check back here as well.

mom2lillian
05-03-2007, 01:27 PM
congratulations ladies! I too did IVF. If you woudl like to read my blog about it you can scroll to the very bottom. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://jnhfamilyblog.blogspot.com/
">http://jnhfamilyblog.blogspot.com/
</a>
I woudl warm pio once in syringe just a bit, ice bum, have DH inject, apply pressure 1 minute then massage for 3 and make sure you walk around afterwards to 'work it in' the muscle. Even with that protocal the bum gets a bit sore towards end of the 10 weeks on it! I HATED pio but well worth it.

I also thoght my cycle was a bust, almost aborted it due to hemoptysis and everything so just goes to show you never know! I also hyperstimmed and it was awful so make sure docs are conservative (I was a slow starter then skyrocketed!). Plus I have 11 embies left now and worried what to do if we dont use them all.

feel free to PM me with ?s and I will try to check back here as well.

mom2lillian
05-03-2007, 01:27 PM
congratulations ladies! I too did IVF. If you woudl like to read my blog about it you can scroll to the very bottom. <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://jnhfamilyblog.blogspot.com/
">http://jnhfamilyblog.blogspot.com/
</a>
I woudl warm pio once in syringe just a bit, ice bum, have DH inject, apply pressure 1 minute then massage for 3 and make sure you walk around afterwards to 'work it in' the muscle. Even with that protocal the bum gets a bit sore towards end of the 10 weeks on it! I HATED pio but well worth it.

I also thoght my cycle was a bust, almost aborted it due to hemoptysis and everything so just goes to show you never know! I also hyperstimmed and it was awful so make sure docs are conservative (I was a slow starter then skyrocketed!). Plus I have 11 embies left now and worried what to do if we dont use them all.

feel free to PM me with ?s and I will try to check back here as well.

tara
05-03-2007, 02:12 PM
Hi Kelly,

Most RE's have an office limit. They will not transfer more than 2 or 3 embies. On the day of transfer we had a meeting in the RE's office to discuss the quality of my embies. they didn't look that great. We had one 7 cell, three 6 cell and one 5 cell. I guess at 3 days post retreival, this is slow growth. I think they also "grade" the embies. Regardless, we decided they were not in good condition, they would not be healthy enough to be frozen so this was it. All or nothing so to speak. It was my decision and I was the one that requested we transfer 4 embies. He didn't even blink an eye. CF or not, the chances of getting quads (or more) was slim based on the quality of the embies. It turns out two of them are healthy happy toddlers now. Even for the first 9 weeks, they kept telling me, "well, you're pregnant with twins, for now". The RE's office wasn't thrilled about how Abby looked for some reason. They were always concerned she wouldn't make it. But she did! My OB started seeing me around 11 weeks. He never had a concern. I also saw a peri. And he never had a concern for baby B (Abby).

Tara

tara
05-03-2007, 02:12 PM
Hi Kelly,

Most RE's have an office limit. They will not transfer more than 2 or 3 embies. On the day of transfer we had a meeting in the RE's office to discuss the quality of my embies. they didn't look that great. We had one 7 cell, three 6 cell and one 5 cell. I guess at 3 days post retreival, this is slow growth. I think they also "grade" the embies. Regardless, we decided they were not in good condition, they would not be healthy enough to be frozen so this was it. All or nothing so to speak. It was my decision and I was the one that requested we transfer 4 embies. He didn't even blink an eye. CF or not, the chances of getting quads (or more) was slim based on the quality of the embies. It turns out two of them are healthy happy toddlers now. Even for the first 9 weeks, they kept telling me, "well, you're pregnant with twins, for now". The RE's office wasn't thrilled about how Abby looked for some reason. They were always concerned she wouldn't make it. But she did! My OB started seeing me around 11 weeks. He never had a concern. I also saw a peri. And he never had a concern for baby B (Abby).

Tara

tara
05-03-2007, 02:12 PM
Hi Kelly,

Most RE's have an office limit. They will not transfer more than 2 or 3 embies. On the day of transfer we had a meeting in the RE's office to discuss the quality of my embies. they didn't look that great. We had one 7 cell, three 6 cell and one 5 cell. I guess at 3 days post retreival, this is slow growth. I think they also "grade" the embies. Regardless, we decided they were not in good condition, they would not be healthy enough to be frozen so this was it. All or nothing so to speak. It was my decision and I was the one that requested we transfer 4 embies. He didn't even blink an eye. CF or not, the chances of getting quads (or more) was slim based on the quality of the embies. It turns out two of them are healthy happy toddlers now. Even for the first 9 weeks, they kept telling me, "well, you're pregnant with twins, for now". The RE's office wasn't thrilled about how Abby looked for some reason. They were always concerned she wouldn't make it. But she did! My OB started seeing me around 11 weeks. He never had a concern. I also saw a peri. And he never had a concern for baby B (Abby).

Tara

julie
05-03-2007, 06:13 PM
I seemed to have a harder time with the PIO than anyone else is mentioning. It was unbearable for me. So I gave up and did the vag suppositories. My doc preferred the PIO but I couldn't even get upstairs to the bedroom.

It's good that they are starting you on a lower dose. Because most likely, your issues have nothing to do with egg quality. But rather, with the sperm/and or cervical mucus (forgive me, but for the life of me I can't remember if you have CF or if it's your DH). I too was started on a low dose, but I ended up getting overstimulated anyways.

Let me tell you, that was painful and extremely uncomfortable. You aren't in danger from it unless it's a very sever case, but it's impossible to sleep or sit comfortably. I had 2 trips to the ER and 1 trip into my RE to have the fluid drained from my stomach. The thing with OHSS is that if you DO get pregnant, the OHSS last longer and is more intense because of the hormone levels.

I'm not trying to scare you, I just wanted to share what I wish others had honestly shared with me.

If you guys are looking for other women to talk to ("cycle buddies"), I fell in love with www.inciid.org , then click on forums... nevermind, here's the link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.inciid.org/forums/ivfwaiting/index.html
">http://www.inciid.org/forums/ivfwaiting/index.html
</a>Here's where you register to post- it's free! https://www.inciid.org/INCIIDregister.phtml This was a wonderful resource for me. To be able to ask questions, get suggestions, and talk to others who understood what I was going through!

julie
05-03-2007, 06:13 PM
I seemed to have a harder time with the PIO than anyone else is mentioning. It was unbearable for me. So I gave up and did the vag suppositories. My doc preferred the PIO but I couldn't even get upstairs to the bedroom.

It's good that they are starting you on a lower dose. Because most likely, your issues have nothing to do with egg quality. But rather, with the sperm/and or cervical mucus (forgive me, but for the life of me I can't remember if you have CF or if it's your DH). I too was started on a low dose, but I ended up getting overstimulated anyways.

Let me tell you, that was painful and extremely uncomfortable. You aren't in danger from it unless it's a very sever case, but it's impossible to sleep or sit comfortably. I had 2 trips to the ER and 1 trip into my RE to have the fluid drained from my stomach. The thing with OHSS is that if you DO get pregnant, the OHSS last longer and is more intense because of the hormone levels.

I'm not trying to scare you, I just wanted to share what I wish others had honestly shared with me.

If you guys are looking for other women to talk to ("cycle buddies"), I fell in love with www.inciid.org , then click on forums... nevermind, here's the link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.inciid.org/forums/ivfwaiting/index.html
">http://www.inciid.org/forums/ivfwaiting/index.html
</a>Here's where you register to post- it's free! https://www.inciid.org/INCIIDregister.phtml This was a wonderful resource for me. To be able to ask questions, get suggestions, and talk to others who understood what I was going through!

julie
05-03-2007, 06:13 PM
I seemed to have a harder time with the PIO than anyone else is mentioning. It was unbearable for me. So I gave up and did the vag suppositories. My doc preferred the PIO but I couldn't even get upstairs to the bedroom.

It's good that they are starting you on a lower dose. Because most likely, your issues have nothing to do with egg quality. But rather, with the sperm/and or cervical mucus (forgive me, but for the life of me I can't remember if you have CF or if it's your DH). I too was started on a low dose, but I ended up getting overstimulated anyways.

Let me tell you, that was painful and extremely uncomfortable. You aren't in danger from it unless it's a very sever case, but it's impossible to sleep or sit comfortably. I had 2 trips to the ER and 1 trip into my RE to have the fluid drained from my stomach. The thing with OHSS is that if you DO get pregnant, the OHSS last longer and is more intense because of the hormone levels.

I'm not trying to scare you, I just wanted to share what I wish others had honestly shared with me.

If you guys are looking for other women to talk to ("cycle buddies"), I fell in love with www.inciid.org , then click on forums... nevermind, here's the link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.inciid.org/forums/ivfwaiting/index.html
">http://www.inciid.org/forums/ivfwaiting/index.html
</a>Here's where you register to post- it's free! https://www.inciid.org/INCIIDregister.phtml This was a wonderful resource for me. To be able to ask questions, get suggestions, and talk to others who understood what I was going through!

hopeforever601
05-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Julie,
I am the one with cf which makes it pretty difficult. It would be so nice if are DH's could be the one's carrying it for us! But this is something I have wanted forever and I know no matter what happens, it will all be worth it just for a chance to one day be called "Mom"..

I can't believe stims could possibly start on Monday. Today is my last day of bcp and time seems to be flying.. I am scared to start the follistom, the pen and the dialing of the dose seems so foreign to me. But then again so too did Lupron which I have seemed to master! (Knock on wood)

So far I have done pretty well with Lupron. I am to decrease the dose to .5ml from 10 when stims start. RE says ovarion hypertension only happens 1% of the time but I seem to find so many who fall in that 1%.

Ahh what we go through to have our kids!

KElly

hopeforever601
05-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Julie,
I am the one with cf which makes it pretty difficult. It would be so nice if are DH's could be the one's carrying it for us! But this is something I have wanted forever and I know no matter what happens, it will all be worth it just for a chance to one day be called "Mom"..

I can't believe stims could possibly start on Monday. Today is my last day of bcp and time seems to be flying.. I am scared to start the follistom, the pen and the dialing of the dose seems so foreign to me. But then again so too did Lupron which I have seemed to master! (Knock on wood)

So far I have done pretty well with Lupron. I am to decrease the dose to .5ml from 10 when stims start. RE says ovarion hypertension only happens 1% of the time but I seem to find so many who fall in that 1%.

Ahh what we go through to have our kids!

KElly

hopeforever601
05-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Julie,
I am the one with cf which makes it pretty difficult. It would be so nice if are DH's could be the one's carrying it for us! But this is something I have wanted forever and I know no matter what happens, it will all be worth it just for a chance to one day be called "Mom"..

I can't believe stims could possibly start on Monday. Today is my last day of bcp and time seems to be flying.. I am scared to start the follistom, the pen and the dialing of the dose seems so foreign to me. But then again so too did Lupron which I have seemed to master! (Knock on wood)

So far I have done pretty well with Lupron. I am to decrease the dose to .5ml from 10 when stims start. RE says ovarion hypertension only happens 1% of the time but I seem to find so many who fall in that 1%.

Ahh what we go through to have our kids!

KElly

mom2lillian
05-03-2007, 11:08 PM
Kelly--I find the 1% ahrd to believ eas well I have known ALOT of women in that category. I chated with women all going through at same time at cfconnections.net and loved it and many had it. Maybe the 1% is people that have it really bad. It is miserable and really puts a damper on the beginning of things though at the tiem I didnt feel that way. I was off work over 2 weeks and it caused me to get bad acid reflux whre I couldnt eat etc.

mom2lillian
05-03-2007, 11:08 PM
Kelly--I find the 1% ahrd to believ eas well I have known ALOT of women in that category. I chated with women all going through at same time at cfconnections.net and loved it and many had it. Maybe the 1% is people that have it really bad. It is miserable and really puts a damper on the beginning of things though at the tiem I didnt feel that way. I was off work over 2 weeks and it caused me to get bad acid reflux whre I couldnt eat etc.

mom2lillian
05-03-2007, 11:08 PM
Kelly--I find the 1% ahrd to believ eas well I have known ALOT of women in that category. I chated with women all going through at same time at cfconnections.net and loved it and many had it. Maybe the 1% is people that have it really bad. It is miserable and really puts a damper on the beginning of things though at the tiem I didnt feel that way. I was off work over 2 weeks and it caused me to get bad acid reflux whre I couldnt eat etc.

julie
05-04-2007, 02:43 AM
The pen is pretty cool. Takes a bit to get use to, but it's nice to use!

Keep us posted! I'm very excited for you!

julie
05-04-2007, 02:43 AM
The pen is pretty cool. Takes a bit to get use to, but it's nice to use!

Keep us posted! I'm very excited for you!

julie
05-04-2007, 02:43 AM
The pen is pretty cool. Takes a bit to get use to, but it's nice to use!

Keep us posted! I'm very excited for you!

hopeforever601
05-07-2007, 07:28 PM
UPDATE:

I went in for my ultrasound today. My uterine lining is at a 4 and my E2 level is 21 (has to be under 50) .. And the best news of all!!!

I am officially suppressed and can start the stims tonight!! YIPPIE.. I can't believe we are finally starting.. It seems so surreal. I know we still have tons more to go through but this is huge for me! I feel like I am walking on sunshine. This is such a dream to get to this point. I am starting to feel some hope about this ivf thing. Now if I can only stop bleeding. I stopped bcp four days ago and am now having a period. The thought of this being my last period before a baby! Wow! This seems to good to be true. I am trying so hard not to get excited but I am...

Here's hoping for good eggs and awesome egg retrieval hopefully next week some time!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-07-2007, 07:28 PM
UPDATE:

I went in for my ultrasound today. My uterine lining is at a 4 and my E2 level is 21 (has to be under 50) .. And the best news of all!!!

I am officially suppressed and can start the stims tonight!! YIPPIE.. I can't believe we are finally starting.. It seems so surreal. I know we still have tons more to go through but this is huge for me! I feel like I am walking on sunshine. This is such a dream to get to this point. I am starting to feel some hope about this ivf thing. Now if I can only stop bleeding. I stopped bcp four days ago and am now having a period. The thought of this being my last period before a baby! Wow! This seems to good to be true. I am trying so hard not to get excited but I am...

Here's hoping for good eggs and awesome egg retrieval hopefully next week some time!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-07-2007, 07:28 PM
UPDATE:

I went in for my ultrasound today. My uterine lining is at a 4 and my E2 level is 21 (has to be under 50) .. And the best news of all!!!

I am officially suppressed and can start the stims tonight!! YIPPIE.. I can't believe we are finally starting.. It seems so surreal. I know we still have tons more to go through but this is huge for me! I feel like I am walking on sunshine. This is such a dream to get to this point. I am starting to feel some hope about this ivf thing. Now if I can only stop bleeding. I stopped bcp four days ago and am now having a period. The thought of this being my last period before a baby! Wow! This seems to good to be true. I am trying so hard not to get excited but I am...

Here's hoping for good eggs and awesome egg retrieval hopefully next week some time!

Kelly

LouLou
05-07-2007, 07:41 PM
best wishes Kelly. you, your DH and baby to be are in my thoughts :-)

LouLou
05-07-2007, 07:41 PM
best wishes Kelly. you, your DH and baby to be are in my thoughts :-)

LouLou
05-07-2007, 07:41 PM
best wishes Kelly. you, your DH and baby to be are in my thoughts :-)

tara
05-08-2007, 03:05 AM
Kelly,

Good luck with the stims. The Follistim Pen must be new. I did IVF 3 years ago, and no one I know was on it. Now, I did use an insulin pen after I was diagnosed with diabetes when I became pg. I wonder if they are similar. So do tell, how did the first stim injections go? I'm going to be glued to this site for updates from you! Congrats! Does your RE have protocol for bedrest after transfer. I laid flat on my back for 4 days straight. LOL! I didn't even shower. DH gave me all my meals and we ordered every cable channel known to man (all the movie ones) so I could be entertained during my bedrest. My RE recommended 2 days of bedrest I think, but I took four! Some RE's don't recommend any at all! And the women still get pregnant. So it must not matter. Good luck!!!

Tara

tara
05-08-2007, 03:05 AM
Kelly,

Good luck with the stims. The Follistim Pen must be new. I did IVF 3 years ago, and no one I know was on it. Now, I did use an insulin pen after I was diagnosed with diabetes when I became pg. I wonder if they are similar. So do tell, how did the first stim injections go? I'm going to be glued to this site for updates from you! Congrats! Does your RE have protocol for bedrest after transfer. I laid flat on my back for 4 days straight. LOL! I didn't even shower. DH gave me all my meals and we ordered every cable channel known to man (all the movie ones) so I could be entertained during my bedrest. My RE recommended 2 days of bedrest I think, but I took four! Some RE's don't recommend any at all! And the women still get pregnant. So it must not matter. Good luck!!!

Tara

tara
05-08-2007, 03:05 AM
Kelly,

Good luck with the stims. The Follistim Pen must be new. I did IVF 3 years ago, and no one I know was on it. Now, I did use an insulin pen after I was diagnosed with diabetes when I became pg. I wonder if they are similar. So do tell, how did the first stim injections go? I'm going to be glued to this site for updates from you! Congrats! Does your RE have protocol for bedrest after transfer. I laid flat on my back for 4 days straight. LOL! I didn't even shower. DH gave me all my meals and we ordered every cable channel known to man (all the movie ones) so I could be entertained during my bedrest. My RE recommended 2 days of bedrest I think, but I took four! Some RE's don't recommend any at all! And the women still get pregnant. So it must not matter. Good luck!!!

Tara

hopeforever601
05-08-2007, 07:24 PM
Update: May 8, 2007

Well I got through the first shot of stims. It was really scary at first. I felt like I was stabbing myself with a pen, oh wait I was! But after I had a quick meltdown to my dh, I swallowed my fear and took it. I was so proud of myself and it reallyw wasn't that bad! So far I am just on 225mg of Follistom but will then go in on Friday for an ultrasound to see where I am at. I pray so hard this will all work out and that ten weeks will go by very fast!(I say ten weeks because that will be the last of pio/how funny I am counting down pio days when I haven't started yet)..

So far the RE says I only have to take it easy one day. I can't do anymore jogging until my pregnancy test which is really hard for me since I am addicted to exercise ( I walk 3miles a day have been doing it since I was in high school)

Oh my DH and I finally got our wedding album. Check it out here is our link to it:

www.erinhessionphotography.com/clientalbums/clement3

Hopefully these eggs will grow soon!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-08-2007, 07:24 PM
Update: May 8, 2007

Well I got through the first shot of stims. It was really scary at first. I felt like I was stabbing myself with a pen, oh wait I was! But after I had a quick meltdown to my dh, I swallowed my fear and took it. I was so proud of myself and it reallyw wasn't that bad! So far I am just on 225mg of Follistom but will then go in on Friday for an ultrasound to see where I am at. I pray so hard this will all work out and that ten weeks will go by very fast!(I say ten weeks because that will be the last of pio/how funny I am counting down pio days when I haven't started yet)..

So far the RE says I only have to take it easy one day. I can't do anymore jogging until my pregnancy test which is really hard for me since I am addicted to exercise ( I walk 3miles a day have been doing it since I was in high school)

Oh my DH and I finally got our wedding album. Check it out here is our link to it:

www.erinhessionphotography.com/clientalbums/clement3

Hopefully these eggs will grow soon!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-08-2007, 07:24 PM
Update: May 8, 2007

Well I got through the first shot of stims. It was really scary at first. I felt like I was stabbing myself with a pen, oh wait I was! But after I had a quick meltdown to my dh, I swallowed my fear and took it. I was so proud of myself and it reallyw wasn't that bad! So far I am just on 225mg of Follistom but will then go in on Friday for an ultrasound to see where I am at. I pray so hard this will all work out and that ten weeks will go by very fast!(I say ten weeks because that will be the last of pio/how funny I am counting down pio days when I haven't started yet)..

So far the RE says I only have to take it easy one day. I can't do anymore jogging until my pregnancy test which is really hard for me since I am addicted to exercise ( I walk 3miles a day have been doing it since I was in high school)

Oh my DH and I finally got our wedding album. Check it out here is our link to it:

www.erinhessionphotography.com/clientalbums/clement3

Hopefully these eggs will grow soon!

Kelly

julie
05-08-2007, 08:07 PM
So good to hear you were able to do the first shot successfully. I remember being sore so I rotated around my belly button in a circle, as to not shoot in the same spot for a few days.

Just take it easy on yourself over the next few weeks. Take some long relaxing baths, get your body (mentally moreso than physically) ready for a pregnancy. Envision your embryo or embryo's implanting (I know, sounds corny but I think it helped me!!!) and just relax as much as possible.

Keep us posted, I'm pulling for you!!!

julie
05-08-2007, 08:07 PM
So good to hear you were able to do the first shot successfully. I remember being sore so I rotated around my belly button in a circle, as to not shoot in the same spot for a few days.

Just take it easy on yourself over the next few weeks. Take some long relaxing baths, get your body (mentally moreso than physically) ready for a pregnancy. Envision your embryo or embryo's implanting (I know, sounds corny but I think it helped me!!!) and just relax as much as possible.

Keep us posted, I'm pulling for you!!!

julie
05-08-2007, 08:07 PM
So good to hear you were able to do the first shot successfully. I remember being sore so I rotated around my belly button in a circle, as to not shoot in the same spot for a few days.

Just take it easy on yourself over the next few weeks. Take some long relaxing baths, get your body (mentally moreso than physically) ready for a pregnancy. Envision your embryo or embryo's implanting (I know, sounds corny but I think it helped me!!!) and just relax as much as possible.

Keep us posted, I'm pulling for you!!!

elizab
05-09-2007, 05:46 PM
Hi Tara, Julie, Kelly, Nicole et al,

I am a week into my stims and after a scan today all seems to be going reasonably well. Have 10 follicles at about 10+ and a good few more smaller ones which may come on. Also lining is "thickening up nicely". Due for another scan on Friday and hopefully EC at the start of next week.
Seems a lot fewer follicles than you Tara but fertility nurse said there was "plenty of activity" and they didn't want to risk overstimulation.
By the way at my clinic they don't recommend any bedrest after ET, they advise to go back to normal - what do people think?

Anyway good luck Kelly with your stims and talk to you soon,

Elizab x

elizab
05-09-2007, 05:46 PM
Hi Tara, Julie, Kelly, Nicole et al,

I am a week into my stims and after a scan today all seems to be going reasonably well. Have 10 follicles at about 10+ and a good few more smaller ones which may come on. Also lining is "thickening up nicely". Due for another scan on Friday and hopefully EC at the start of next week.
Seems a lot fewer follicles than you Tara but fertility nurse said there was "plenty of activity" and they didn't want to risk overstimulation.
By the way at my clinic they don't recommend any bedrest after ET, they advise to go back to normal - what do people think?

Anyway good luck Kelly with your stims and talk to you soon,

Elizab x

elizab
05-09-2007, 05:46 PM
Hi Tara, Julie, Kelly, Nicole et al,

I am a week into my stims and after a scan today all seems to be going reasonably well. Have 10 follicles at about 10+ and a good few more smaller ones which may come on. Also lining is "thickening up nicely". Due for another scan on Friday and hopefully EC at the start of next week.
Seems a lot fewer follicles than you Tara but fertility nurse said there was "plenty of activity" and they didn't want to risk overstimulation.
By the way at my clinic they don't recommend any bedrest after ET, they advise to go back to normal - what do people think?

Anyway good luck Kelly with your stims and talk to you soon,

Elizab x

hopeforever601
05-09-2007, 06:28 PM
Eliz,
What was your ivf protocal? I think it is so amazing we are going through all this the same time together. I am on day 3 today of stims so not quite where you are but will have retrieval sometime next week! I am so excited. I held a two day old baby today at the hospital and am just amazed at this journey we are under going.

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-09-2007, 06:28 PM
Eliz,
What was your ivf protocal? I think it is so amazing we are going through all this the same time together. I am on day 3 today of stims so not quite where you are but will have retrieval sometime next week! I am so excited. I held a two day old baby today at the hospital and am just amazed at this journey we are under going.

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-09-2007, 06:28 PM
Eliz,
What was your ivf protocal? I think it is so amazing we are going through all this the same time together. I am on day 3 today of stims so not quite where you are but will have retrieval sometime next week! I am so excited. I held a two day old baby today at the hospital and am just amazed at this journey we are under going.

Kelly

julie
05-10-2007, 02:13 AM
I think the couch is a really good idea after the ET. My office's protocol? After the procedure, 30 minutes flat on your back. After that 30 minutes, I then had accupuncture for 30 minutes (paid extra for it, but had it done at the clinic).

In the car I leaned the seat back a bit, but really more for comfort than anything since I was a bit crampy (not bad, just a little).

The rest of the day (got home at about 2pm) I spent on the couch, only getting up to go to the bathroom, and eat. I wasn't flat on my back, but I was down. Doing a lot of visual relaxation (which I had never done before by the way) and just imagining these two embryo's implanting. Implantation doesn't occur immediately, usually within 4-7 days after the transfer. But I think the visual thinking really helped me.

The next day I didn't go to work, I stayed home and took it easy. I didn't spend all day laying on the couch like the previous day, but I just took it really easy. No housework, no cooking, monstly just relaxing.

That's what worked for me.

Have either of you looked into accupuncture the day of the transfer? I HIGHLY recommend it. also pineapple, but it into 5 even sections, INCLUDING the core. On the day of the transfer, after the transfer (abou 4-6 hours) eat one of those 5 sections. Then have one the next day and each day following until they are gone.

julie
05-10-2007, 02:13 AM
I think the couch is a really good idea after the ET. My office's protocol? After the procedure, 30 minutes flat on your back. After that 30 minutes, I then had accupuncture for 30 minutes (paid extra for it, but had it done at the clinic).

In the car I leaned the seat back a bit, but really more for comfort than anything since I was a bit crampy (not bad, just a little).

The rest of the day (got home at about 2pm) I spent on the couch, only getting up to go to the bathroom, and eat. I wasn't flat on my back, but I was down. Doing a lot of visual relaxation (which I had never done before by the way) and just imagining these two embryo's implanting. Implantation doesn't occur immediately, usually within 4-7 days after the transfer. But I think the visual thinking really helped me.

The next day I didn't go to work, I stayed home and took it easy. I didn't spend all day laying on the couch like the previous day, but I just took it really easy. No housework, no cooking, monstly just relaxing.

That's what worked for me.

Have either of you looked into accupuncture the day of the transfer? I HIGHLY recommend it. also pineapple, but it into 5 even sections, INCLUDING the core. On the day of the transfer, after the transfer (abou 4-6 hours) eat one of those 5 sections. Then have one the next day and each day following until they are gone.

julie
05-10-2007, 02:13 AM
I think the couch is a really good idea after the ET. My office's protocol? After the procedure, 30 minutes flat on your back. After that 30 minutes, I then had accupuncture for 30 minutes (paid extra for it, but had it done at the clinic).

In the car I leaned the seat back a bit, but really more for comfort than anything since I was a bit crampy (not bad, just a little).

The rest of the day (got home at about 2pm) I spent on the couch, only getting up to go to the bathroom, and eat. I wasn't flat on my back, but I was down. Doing a lot of visual relaxation (which I had never done before by the way) and just imagining these two embryo's implanting. Implantation doesn't occur immediately, usually within 4-7 days after the transfer. But I think the visual thinking really helped me.

The next day I didn't go to work, I stayed home and took it easy. I didn't spend all day laying on the couch like the previous day, but I just took it really easy. No housework, no cooking, monstly just relaxing.

That's what worked for me.

Have either of you looked into accupuncture the day of the transfer? I HIGHLY recommend it. also pineapple, but it into 5 even sections, INCLUDING the core. On the day of the transfer, after the transfer (abou 4-6 hours) eat one of those 5 sections. Then have one the next day and each day following until they are gone.

mom2lillian
05-10-2007, 09:57 AM
THere are alot of conflicting studies done on this issue. From what I have read I dont know that relaxing really imporves implantation but I thinkfor overall reasons, physical and mental it is what I woudl pick. My office is conservative and they have very HIGH success rates so I followed thier protocal, it all depends on whether you trust your docs opinions.

For 30 min afterward lay flat, lay flat on ride home, lay flat on back for first 4 hours total. Then lay in bed but can prop up or lay on side etc for rest firs day. Then 2 days lounging but my DH was so paranoid I was in bed anyway! Then for me it was weekend and I just took it easy and relaxed. I took bromelain tablets from healht food store (bromelain is the active ingredient in pineapply core it reduces inflamation). YOu woudl have to eat a dozen pineapples to get a 'significant' amount of bromelain from a fresh one of course fresh is probably better than pills also. Just depends on what you read I think.

mom2lillian
05-10-2007, 09:57 AM
THere are alot of conflicting studies done on this issue. From what I have read I dont know that relaxing really imporves implantation but I thinkfor overall reasons, physical and mental it is what I woudl pick. My office is conservative and they have very HIGH success rates so I followed thier protocal, it all depends on whether you trust your docs opinions.

For 30 min afterward lay flat, lay flat on ride home, lay flat on back for first 4 hours total. Then lay in bed but can prop up or lay on side etc for rest firs day. Then 2 days lounging but my DH was so paranoid I was in bed anyway! Then for me it was weekend and I just took it easy and relaxed. I took bromelain tablets from healht food store (bromelain is the active ingredient in pineapply core it reduces inflamation). YOu woudl have to eat a dozen pineapples to get a 'significant' amount of bromelain from a fresh one of course fresh is probably better than pills also. Just depends on what you read I think.

mom2lillian
05-10-2007, 09:57 AM
THere are alot of conflicting studies done on this issue. From what I have read I dont know that relaxing really imporves implantation but I thinkfor overall reasons, physical and mental it is what I woudl pick. My office is conservative and they have very HIGH success rates so I followed thier protocal, it all depends on whether you trust your docs opinions.

For 30 min afterward lay flat, lay flat on ride home, lay flat on back for first 4 hours total. Then lay in bed but can prop up or lay on side etc for rest firs day. Then 2 days lounging but my DH was so paranoid I was in bed anyway! Then for me it was weekend and I just took it easy and relaxed. I took bromelain tablets from healht food store (bromelain is the active ingredient in pineapply core it reduces inflamation). YOu woudl have to eat a dozen pineapples to get a 'significant' amount of bromelain from a fresh one of course fresh is probably better than pills also. Just depends on what you read I think.

hopeforever601
05-11-2007, 05:47 PM
UPDATE:

Tonight will start day 5 of 225mg of Follistom. I went in this morning for my blood work and ultrasound. The tech said she saw about 11 on the left and about 10 on the right all size 8mm <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> but that my lining went from a 4 on Monday to a 7 today.

I don't know why I am only at an 8 today and am feeling down right now! I have at most 9 more days to go on stims and am awaiting to hear if the RE wants me to change my dose! Anyone else have the same problem!

Feeling Discouraged!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-11-2007, 05:47 PM
UPDATE:

Tonight will start day 5 of 225mg of Follistom. I went in this morning for my blood work and ultrasound. The tech said she saw about 11 on the left and about 10 on the right all size 8mm <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> but that my lining went from a 4 on Monday to a 7 today.

I don't know why I am only at an 8 today and am feeling down right now! I have at most 9 more days to go on stims and am awaiting to hear if the RE wants me to change my dose! Anyone else have the same problem!

Feeling Discouraged!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-11-2007, 05:47 PM
UPDATE:

Tonight will start day 5 of 225mg of Follistom. I went in this morning for my blood work and ultrasound. The tech said she saw about 11 on the left and about 10 on the right all size 8mm <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0"> but that my lining went from a 4 on Monday to a 7 today.

I don't know why I am only at an 8 today and am feeling down right now! I have at most 9 more days to go on stims and am awaiting to hear if the RE wants me to change my dose! Anyone else have the same problem!

Feeling Discouraged!

Kelly

tara
05-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Kelly,

I'm not sure why you are discouraged. You have 21 beautiful follies, and most importantly, all the same size! And your lining is getting thicker. A possible 9 more days on stims is a lot. Did the RE say 8mm was small for day 5? (it's been 3 years for me...I need a refresher) Everyone stims different. Don't be down on yourself. This is just the beginning of your cycle. Hang in there! A lot can happen in the next two weeks.

Elizab,

As far as follie count goes, remember it's quality over quantity. I had a lot of follies. But only 11 eggs. And only 5 embryos. So many of my 20 large follies and all of my 20 small follies were empty or not mature. Hang in there! You're doing great! About bedrest, my clinic said flat on back in office for 30 minutes, then flat on back at home for 24 hours. Then "couch" rest for the next 24 hours. However I took bedrest to the extreme, because I had the time. I just laid in bed on my back for FOUR days! It was worth every minute because it did work. Now I know it may have also worked if I did more activity, but you never know!!! I just did all I could do to rationalize "my best effort" in my own mind. We literally had "all our eggs in one basket" because there were no eggs to freeze. Good luck and keep us posted.

Tara

tara
05-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Kelly,

I'm not sure why you are discouraged. You have 21 beautiful follies, and most importantly, all the same size! And your lining is getting thicker. A possible 9 more days on stims is a lot. Did the RE say 8mm was small for day 5? (it's been 3 years for me...I need a refresher) Everyone stims different. Don't be down on yourself. This is just the beginning of your cycle. Hang in there! A lot can happen in the next two weeks.

Elizab,

As far as follie count goes, remember it's quality over quantity. I had a lot of follies. But only 11 eggs. And only 5 embryos. So many of my 20 large follies and all of my 20 small follies were empty or not mature. Hang in there! You're doing great! About bedrest, my clinic said flat on back in office for 30 minutes, then flat on back at home for 24 hours. Then "couch" rest for the next 24 hours. However I took bedrest to the extreme, because I had the time. I just laid in bed on my back for FOUR days! It was worth every minute because it did work. Now I know it may have also worked if I did more activity, but you never know!!! I just did all I could do to rationalize "my best effort" in my own mind. We literally had "all our eggs in one basket" because there were no eggs to freeze. Good luck and keep us posted.

Tara

tara
05-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Kelly,

I'm not sure why you are discouraged. You have 21 beautiful follies, and most importantly, all the same size! And your lining is getting thicker. A possible 9 more days on stims is a lot. Did the RE say 8mm was small for day 5? (it's been 3 years for me...I need a refresher) Everyone stims different. Don't be down on yourself. This is just the beginning of your cycle. Hang in there! A lot can happen in the next two weeks.

Elizab,

As far as follie count goes, remember it's quality over quantity. I had a lot of follies. But only 11 eggs. And only 5 embryos. So many of my 20 large follies and all of my 20 small follies were empty or not mature. Hang in there! You're doing great! About bedrest, my clinic said flat on back in office for 30 minutes, then flat on back at home for 24 hours. Then "couch" rest for the next 24 hours. However I took bedrest to the extreme, because I had the time. I just laid in bed on my back for FOUR days! It was worth every minute because it did work. Now I know it may have also worked if I did more activity, but you never know!!! I just did all I could do to rationalize "my best effort" in my own mind. We literally had "all our eggs in one basket" because there were no eggs to freeze. Good luck and keep us posted.

Tara

mom2lillian
05-11-2007, 08:42 PM
wow wow wow Kelly-that is a great report! That is a high # of follies and the fact htat they are all the same relative size is good. YOu can have 30 follies but if 1/2 of them are behind they probably wont yield viable eggs. Your report is excellent. I had about the same but tons of mine were 'behind'. Truly not just making you feel better that sounds excellent. WIth 20 folllies you are already in potential OHSS territory so you dont want more thant that!

mom2lillian
05-11-2007, 08:42 PM
wow wow wow Kelly-that is a great report! That is a high # of follies and the fact htat they are all the same relative size is good. YOu can have 30 follies but if 1/2 of them are behind they probably wont yield viable eggs. Your report is excellent. I had about the same but tons of mine were 'behind'. Truly not just making you feel better that sounds excellent. WIth 20 folllies you are already in potential OHSS territory so you dont want more thant that!

mom2lillian
05-11-2007, 08:42 PM
wow wow wow Kelly-that is a great report! That is a high # of follies and the fact htat they are all the same relative size is good. YOu can have 30 follies but if 1/2 of them are behind they probably wont yield viable eggs. Your report is excellent. I had about the same but tons of mine were 'behind'. Truly not just making you feel better that sounds excellent. WIth 20 folllies you are already in potential OHSS territory so you dont want more thant that!

elizab
05-13-2007, 01:36 PM
Hi all,

Just to update - I'm heading into the clinic tomorrow morning (Mon) for EC with ET probably Wednesday. At my last scan on Friday the nurse estimated that I should end up with at least 14 mature follicles (with more smaller ones). My lining was at 11.7 with a triple line and she said that was good. With too many more follicles they felt I would risk OHSS. Feeling pretty good - a bit bloated today but that's not unexpected I think?

Anyway just thought I'd keep in touch - any tips for EC and afterwards v welcome.

Kelly hope your stims are still going ok - as others have said it looks like you're very well on track - my follicles haven't been nearly as disciplined in terms of uniformity of size!

Anyway talk soon,

Elizab.

elizab
05-13-2007, 01:36 PM
Hi all,

Just to update - I'm heading into the clinic tomorrow morning (Mon) for EC with ET probably Wednesday. At my last scan on Friday the nurse estimated that I should end up with at least 14 mature follicles (with more smaller ones). My lining was at 11.7 with a triple line and she said that was good. With too many more follicles they felt I would risk OHSS. Feeling pretty good - a bit bloated today but that's not unexpected I think?

Anyway just thought I'd keep in touch - any tips for EC and afterwards v welcome.

Kelly hope your stims are still going ok - as others have said it looks like you're very well on track - my follicles haven't been nearly as disciplined in terms of uniformity of size!

Anyway talk soon,

Elizab.

elizab
05-13-2007, 01:36 PM
Hi all,

Just to update - I'm heading into the clinic tomorrow morning (Mon) for EC with ET probably Wednesday. At my last scan on Friday the nurse estimated that I should end up with at least 14 mature follicles (with more smaller ones). My lining was at 11.7 with a triple line and she said that was good. With too many more follicles they felt I would risk OHSS. Feeling pretty good - a bit bloated today but that's not unexpected I think?

Anyway just thought I'd keep in touch - any tips for EC and afterwards v welcome.

Kelly hope your stims are still going ok - as others have said it looks like you're very well on track - my follicles haven't been nearly as disciplined in terms of uniformity of size!

Anyway talk soon,

Elizab.

julie
05-14-2007, 02:58 AM
Wonderful to hear Elizab!!

Bloating is common, and a good sign. So as uncomfortable as it might be, it IS good! and it's very smart of them to try to stay away from OHSS. I experienced it and it was horrifically uncomfortable. Only lasted a few days (thank god) but I was miserable!

My advice for the Embryo Transfer day... (I probably sound like a broken record by now)
1. TAKE any sedative that they give you for the ET day, TAKE IT! The ET is uncomfortable and causes period like cramping for only a few minutes during the procedure. But taking the sedative helps to relax you and your uterus, making it a more welcoming place.

2. Practice some visualizations (I seriously NEVER did this until my ET and the days afterwards) during the transfer. Imagine the embroy's snuggling down for the long haul.

3. Rest the day of the transfer. Even if the doctor tells you it's ok to resume normal activity, rest. I personally think they tell patients that so they don't worry to much about doing things. But I rested for the rest of my ET day, pretty much on the couch for the day. Laying down for about 4 hrs aftewards, and then propped but still reclined for the rest of the evening.

4. If accupuncture is an option to you on the day of the ET, and you can afford it, Give it a try. I had never tried it before and thought, "what the heck, we are spending $$$$ for IVF, what's a few hundred more???" I tell you it was worth every penny and more. I had a treatment at the IVF clinic immediately before the transfer, and afterwards, after I had been laying flat for 30 minutes.

5. And the cheapest option.... GET A PINEAPPLE. Cut it into 5 even as possible segments, INCLUDING the core. Starting the day of the transfer (but a few hours after the transfer), have 1 segment. The next day have the 2nd one, the next day the 3rd one... and so on.
Why you may ask? Pineapple contains bromeline, which has been shown to help with embroy implantation. There are bromeline pills, but the studies that were conducted used fresh pineapple, NOT the pills. So the pills may be just as good, but there's nothing on that just yet. So I'd recommend the pineapple.

Good luck and keep us posted. Sorry so long, I just know how it is to be in your shoes and I wanted to share what worked for me.

julie
05-14-2007, 02:58 AM
Wonderful to hear Elizab!!

Bloating is common, and a good sign. So as uncomfortable as it might be, it IS good! and it's very smart of them to try to stay away from OHSS. I experienced it and it was horrifically uncomfortable. Only lasted a few days (thank god) but I was miserable!

My advice for the Embryo Transfer day... (I probably sound like a broken record by now)
1. TAKE any sedative that they give you for the ET day, TAKE IT! The ET is uncomfortable and causes period like cramping for only a few minutes during the procedure. But taking the sedative helps to relax you and your uterus, making it a more welcoming place.

2. Practice some visualizations (I seriously NEVER did this until my ET and the days afterwards) during the transfer. Imagine the embroy's snuggling down for the long haul.

3. Rest the day of the transfer. Even if the doctor tells you it's ok to resume normal activity, rest. I personally think they tell patients that so they don't worry to much about doing things. But I rested for the rest of my ET day, pretty much on the couch for the day. Laying down for about 4 hrs aftewards, and then propped but still reclined for the rest of the evening.

4. If accupuncture is an option to you on the day of the ET, and you can afford it, Give it a try. I had never tried it before and thought, "what the heck, we are spending $$$$ for IVF, what's a few hundred more???" I tell you it was worth every penny and more. I had a treatment at the IVF clinic immediately before the transfer, and afterwards, after I had been laying flat for 30 minutes.

5. And the cheapest option.... GET A PINEAPPLE. Cut it into 5 even as possible segments, INCLUDING the core. Starting the day of the transfer (but a few hours after the transfer), have 1 segment. The next day have the 2nd one, the next day the 3rd one... and so on.
Why you may ask? Pineapple contains bromeline, which has been shown to help with embroy implantation. There are bromeline pills, but the studies that were conducted used fresh pineapple, NOT the pills. So the pills may be just as good, but there's nothing on that just yet. So I'd recommend the pineapple.

Good luck and keep us posted. Sorry so long, I just know how it is to be in your shoes and I wanted to share what worked for me.

julie
05-14-2007, 02:58 AM
Wonderful to hear Elizab!!

Bloating is common, and a good sign. So as uncomfortable as it might be, it IS good! and it's very smart of them to try to stay away from OHSS. I experienced it and it was horrifically uncomfortable. Only lasted a few days (thank god) but I was miserable!

My advice for the Embryo Transfer day... (I probably sound like a broken record by now)
1. TAKE any sedative that they give you for the ET day, TAKE IT! The ET is uncomfortable and causes period like cramping for only a few minutes during the procedure. But taking the sedative helps to relax you and your uterus, making it a more welcoming place.

2. Practice some visualizations (I seriously NEVER did this until my ET and the days afterwards) during the transfer. Imagine the embroy's snuggling down for the long haul.

3. Rest the day of the transfer. Even if the doctor tells you it's ok to resume normal activity, rest. I personally think they tell patients that so they don't worry to much about doing things. But I rested for the rest of my ET day, pretty much on the couch for the day. Laying down for about 4 hrs aftewards, and then propped but still reclined for the rest of the evening.

4. If accupuncture is an option to you on the day of the ET, and you can afford it, Give it a try. I had never tried it before and thought, "what the heck, we are spending $$$$ for IVF, what's a few hundred more???" I tell you it was worth every penny and more. I had a treatment at the IVF clinic immediately before the transfer, and afterwards, after I had been laying flat for 30 minutes.

5. And the cheapest option.... GET A PINEAPPLE. Cut it into 5 even as possible segments, INCLUDING the core. Starting the day of the transfer (but a few hours after the transfer), have 1 segment. The next day have the 2nd one, the next day the 3rd one... and so on.
Why you may ask? Pineapple contains bromeline, which has been shown to help with embroy implantation. There are bromeline pills, but the studies that were conducted used fresh pineapple, NOT the pills. So the pills may be just as good, but there's nothing on that just yet. So I'd recommend the pineapple.

Good luck and keep us posted. Sorry so long, I just know how it is to be in your shoes and I wanted to share what worked for me.

tara
05-14-2007, 02:15 PM
Hi Elizab,

I hope retrieval goes well today!

As I have mentioned before, there are conflicting reports as to whether or not bedrest is helpful at all, after transfer. I took it to the extreme and laid flat on my back for four days. Only getting up to use the restroom. I'm not even sure I showered! I don't remember. DH brought me all my meals, I didn't stand up for more than a few minutes at a time (walking to the bathroom etc) My RE only recommended 24 hours of flat on the back bedrest and then couch rest for the second 24 hours. But after spending the money we did, and having zero embies left for a consecutive cycle, we had "all our eggs were in one basket" and to rationalize a best effort in my mind I had to do the bedrest. I'm a little obsessive compulsive sometimes. Fortunately, it paid off and we did get pg. Thanks or no thanks to the bedrest, I don't know.

I think the best thing you can do is stay calm for the next week or so. Easier said than done! Congrats on making it this far. IVF is not easy. Good luck to you. I'll be thinking sticky thoughts (that those embies snuggle in tightly this week!)

As far as valium or whatever sedative they may offer you, I just wanted to mention, I didn't get one. They talked about it before transfer, but for some reason they never offered it to me, and I just didn't ask. I appear to be a very calm person, so maybe that's why! I didn't feel uncomfortable during the transfer. I guess I was so used to it from my previous IUI's, there's actually a lot less fluid involved with an IVF transfer (vs an IUI). So if you don't get a sedative, don't worry...it's possible to cope without one. I'm not sure how common it is to get one. So I want you to be prepared to not have one, just incase. I honestly think i have more anxiety about getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist. Now there's a reason for me to get a sedative! No joke! Sorry to make light of it.

I hope your transfer goes well. Hang in there. All the hard work is done now. Sit back and relax and enjoy the party! (there will be about 5 people in your room during your transfer, I had the RE, the nurse, a nurse's assistant, the embryologist and my husband!)

Tara

tara
05-14-2007, 02:15 PM
Hi Elizab,

I hope retrieval goes well today!

As I have mentioned before, there are conflicting reports as to whether or not bedrest is helpful at all, after transfer. I took it to the extreme and laid flat on my back for four days. Only getting up to use the restroom. I'm not even sure I showered! I don't remember. DH brought me all my meals, I didn't stand up for more than a few minutes at a time (walking to the bathroom etc) My RE only recommended 24 hours of flat on the back bedrest and then couch rest for the second 24 hours. But after spending the money we did, and having zero embies left for a consecutive cycle, we had "all our eggs were in one basket" and to rationalize a best effort in my mind I had to do the bedrest. I'm a little obsessive compulsive sometimes. Fortunately, it paid off and we did get pg. Thanks or no thanks to the bedrest, I don't know.

I think the best thing you can do is stay calm for the next week or so. Easier said than done! Congrats on making it this far. IVF is not easy. Good luck to you. I'll be thinking sticky thoughts (that those embies snuggle in tightly this week!)

As far as valium or whatever sedative they may offer you, I just wanted to mention, I didn't get one. They talked about it before transfer, but for some reason they never offered it to me, and I just didn't ask. I appear to be a very calm person, so maybe that's why! I didn't feel uncomfortable during the transfer. I guess I was so used to it from my previous IUI's, there's actually a lot less fluid involved with an IVF transfer (vs an IUI). So if you don't get a sedative, don't worry...it's possible to cope without one. I'm not sure how common it is to get one. So I want you to be prepared to not have one, just incase. I honestly think i have more anxiety about getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist. Now there's a reason for me to get a sedative! No joke! Sorry to make light of it.

I hope your transfer goes well. Hang in there. All the hard work is done now. Sit back and relax and enjoy the party! (there will be about 5 people in your room during your transfer, I had the RE, the nurse, a nurse's assistant, the embryologist and my husband!)

Tara

tara
05-14-2007, 02:15 PM
Hi Elizab,

I hope retrieval goes well today!

As I have mentioned before, there are conflicting reports as to whether or not bedrest is helpful at all, after transfer. I took it to the extreme and laid flat on my back for four days. Only getting up to use the restroom. I'm not even sure I showered! I don't remember. DH brought me all my meals, I didn't stand up for more than a few minutes at a time (walking to the bathroom etc) My RE only recommended 24 hours of flat on the back bedrest and then couch rest for the second 24 hours. But after spending the money we did, and having zero embies left for a consecutive cycle, we had "all our eggs were in one basket" and to rationalize a best effort in my mind I had to do the bedrest. I'm a little obsessive compulsive sometimes. Fortunately, it paid off and we did get pg. Thanks or no thanks to the bedrest, I don't know.

I think the best thing you can do is stay calm for the next week or so. Easier said than done! Congrats on making it this far. IVF is not easy. Good luck to you. I'll be thinking sticky thoughts (that those embies snuggle in tightly this week!)

As far as valium or whatever sedative they may offer you, I just wanted to mention, I didn't get one. They talked about it before transfer, but for some reason they never offered it to me, and I just didn't ask. I appear to be a very calm person, so maybe that's why! I didn't feel uncomfortable during the transfer. I guess I was so used to it from my previous IUI's, there's actually a lot less fluid involved with an IVF transfer (vs an IUI). So if you don't get a sedative, don't worry...it's possible to cope without one. I'm not sure how common it is to get one. So I want you to be prepared to not have one, just incase. I honestly think i have more anxiety about getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist. Now there's a reason for me to get a sedative! No joke! Sorry to make light of it.

I hope your transfer goes well. Hang in there. All the hard work is done now. Sit back and relax and enjoy the party! (there will be about 5 people in your room during your transfer, I had the RE, the nurse, a nurse's assistant, the embryologist and my husband!)

Tara

hopeforever601
05-14-2007, 03:32 PM
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE:::::::

Scott and I went in on Sunday for another report on our eggs. Funny how i say OUR when I am the one going through the physical stuff with this whole thing!

Anyways:

My lining went up from 7 to 8.6
My E2 went from 436 to 1419
Lots of eggs 15 total here are the sizes:
(2) size 10
(8) size 11
(4) size 12
(1) size 13

Will go back tomorrow for another ultrasound and if all goes well ER on Thursday or Friday..

Question for all ladies with cf:

When you were pregnant did you stay on your TOBI? I am having a hard time deciding to start my TOBI as I am due to go back on it the 17th...

Thanks so much for all your guys help! I don't know what I would do without having this group to share my thoughts feelings about ivf!

KElly

hopeforever601
05-14-2007, 03:32 PM
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE:::::::

Scott and I went in on Sunday for another report on our eggs. Funny how i say OUR when I am the one going through the physical stuff with this whole thing!

Anyways:

My lining went up from 7 to 8.6
My E2 went from 436 to 1419
Lots of eggs 15 total here are the sizes:
(2) size 10
(8) size 11
(4) size 12
(1) size 13

Will go back tomorrow for another ultrasound and if all goes well ER on Thursday or Friday..

Question for all ladies with cf:

When you were pregnant did you stay on your TOBI? I am having a hard time deciding to start my TOBI as I am due to go back on it the 17th...

Thanks so much for all your guys help! I don't know what I would do without having this group to share my thoughts feelings about ivf!

KElly

hopeforever601
05-14-2007, 03:32 PM
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE:::::::

Scott and I went in on Sunday for another report on our eggs. Funny how i say OUR when I am the one going through the physical stuff with this whole thing!

Anyways:

My lining went up from 7 to 8.6
My E2 went from 436 to 1419
Lots of eggs 15 total here are the sizes:
(2) size 10
(8) size 11
(4) size 12
(1) size 13

Will go back tomorrow for another ultrasound and if all goes well ER on Thursday or Friday..

Question for all ladies with cf:

When you were pregnant did you stay on your TOBI? I am having a hard time deciding to start my TOBI as I am due to go back on it the 17th...

Thanks so much for all your guys help! I don't know what I would do without having this group to share my thoughts feelings about ivf!

KElly

elizab
05-14-2007, 05:28 PM
Hi Julie, Tara and Kelly,

thanks for all the advice - I will take it all on board for ET which should be Wed or Thurs - I'll find out in the morning when they ring to tell me how many eggs fertilised. They retrieved 15 eggs from about 16 follicles which I was really pleased with and should give us a good chance, I hope.
Don't think my clinic do recommend a sedative but like you Tara I had several IUI's so witha bit of luck I won't find it too bad.

Am pretty sore today after the egg collection but taking it very easy - writing this is definitely the most strenuous thing I've done today. And I'll be doing nothing much for a couple of days after my ET also.

Kelly it sounds like your cycle is very similar to mine in terms of follicle numbers so fingers crossed we both get a good result.

RE Tobi I was advised to stay on it by my CF team who said it is believed to be safe in pregnancy, I'm on it at the moment.

Anyway talk soon,

Elizab.

elizab
05-14-2007, 05:28 PM
Hi Julie, Tara and Kelly,

thanks for all the advice - I will take it all on board for ET which should be Wed or Thurs - I'll find out in the morning when they ring to tell me how many eggs fertilised. They retrieved 15 eggs from about 16 follicles which I was really pleased with and should give us a good chance, I hope.
Don't think my clinic do recommend a sedative but like you Tara I had several IUI's so witha bit of luck I won't find it too bad.

Am pretty sore today after the egg collection but taking it very easy - writing this is definitely the most strenuous thing I've done today. And I'll be doing nothing much for a couple of days after my ET also.

Kelly it sounds like your cycle is very similar to mine in terms of follicle numbers so fingers crossed we both get a good result.

RE Tobi I was advised to stay on it by my CF team who said it is believed to be safe in pregnancy, I'm on it at the moment.

Anyway talk soon,

Elizab.

elizab
05-14-2007, 05:28 PM
Hi Julie, Tara and Kelly,

thanks for all the advice - I will take it all on board for ET which should be Wed or Thurs - I'll find out in the morning when they ring to tell me how many eggs fertilised. They retrieved 15 eggs from about 16 follicles which I was really pleased with and should give us a good chance, I hope.
Don't think my clinic do recommend a sedative but like you Tara I had several IUI's so witha bit of luck I won't find it too bad.

Am pretty sore today after the egg collection but taking it very easy - writing this is definitely the most strenuous thing I've done today. And I'll be doing nothing much for a couple of days after my ET also.

Kelly it sounds like your cycle is very similar to mine in terms of follicle numbers so fingers crossed we both get a good result.

RE Tobi I was advised to stay on it by my CF team who said it is believed to be safe in pregnancy, I'm on it at the moment.

Anyway talk soon,

Elizab.

tara
05-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Hi Kelly,

I stayed on TOBI, and even did some inhaled Aztreonam during my pg. (TOBI wasn't working) It's perfectly safe during pg. The tobramycin you want to stay away from is IV tobra. So if you go on IVs there will be many more side effects to consider.

Elizab,

Sounds like the ER went great! Congrats! I'm thinking lots of fertilizing thoughts for you! Give us a report in the AM. I hope you gets lots of beautiful embies out of this batch. Good luck!

Tara

tara
05-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Hi Kelly,

I stayed on TOBI, and even did some inhaled Aztreonam during my pg. (TOBI wasn't working) It's perfectly safe during pg. The tobramycin you want to stay away from is IV tobra. So if you go on IVs there will be many more side effects to consider.

Elizab,

Sounds like the ER went great! Congrats! I'm thinking lots of fertilizing thoughts for you! Give us a report in the AM. I hope you gets lots of beautiful embies out of this batch. Good luck!

Tara

tara
05-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Hi Kelly,

I stayed on TOBI, and even did some inhaled Aztreonam during my pg. (TOBI wasn't working) It's perfectly safe during pg. The tobramycin you want to stay away from is IV tobra. So if you go on IVs there will be many more side effects to consider.

Elizab,

Sounds like the ER went great! Congrats! I'm thinking lots of fertilizing thoughts for you! Give us a report in the AM. I hope you gets lots of beautiful embies out of this batch. Good luck!

Tara

elizab
05-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi Tara,

Thanks for your good wishes - 8 fertilized out of 15 and now 6 still in the game after day 2. Due to transfer tomorrow assuming they do well overnight.

Everything crossed at this stage!

Talk to you soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi Tara,

Thanks for your good wishes - 8 fertilized out of 15 and now 6 still in the game after day 2. Due to transfer tomorrow assuming they do well overnight.

Everything crossed at this stage!

Talk to you soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi Tara,

Thanks for your good wishes - 8 fertilized out of 15 and now 6 still in the game after day 2. Due to transfer tomorrow assuming they do well overnight.

Everything crossed at this stage!

Talk to you soon,

Elizab

tara
05-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Elizab,

I had 5 out of 11 fertilize (just about half, just like you!) I'll be so curious to know how many you transfer. Did they mention how many cells each embie was today? On day 3 I had one 8 cell, one 7 cell and three 6 celled embies. We ended up transferring the 4 strongest embies. Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking sticky feet for those embies to hang on and snuggle in for 9 months!

Tara

tara
05-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Elizab,

I had 5 out of 11 fertilize (just about half, just like you!) I'll be so curious to know how many you transfer. Did they mention how many cells each embie was today? On day 3 I had one 8 cell, one 7 cell and three 6 celled embies. We ended up transferring the 4 strongest embies. Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking sticky feet for those embies to hang on and snuggle in for 9 months!

Tara

tara
05-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Elizab,

I had 5 out of 11 fertilize (just about half, just like you!) I'll be so curious to know how many you transfer. Did they mention how many cells each embie was today? On day 3 I had one 8 cell, one 7 cell and three 6 celled embies. We ended up transferring the 4 strongest embies. Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking sticky feet for those embies to hang on and snuggle in for 9 months!

Tara

mom2lillian
05-18-2007, 12:30 PM
just to mention estrogen over 1000 is one of the risk factors for OHSS so watch for signs. Best of luck to you ladies!

mom2lillian
05-18-2007, 12:30 PM
just to mention estrogen over 1000 is one of the risk factors for OHSS so watch for signs. Best of luck to you ladies!

mom2lillian
05-18-2007, 12:30 PM
just to mention estrogen over 1000 is one of the risk factors for OHSS so watch for signs. Best of luck to you ladies!

hopeforever601
05-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Uddate:

Boy am I tired! Yesterday was retrieval. It wasn't half as bad as what I thought. When I woke up the doctor said "So I hear we can call you the Easter Bunny with all them eggs!" I didn't know what meant until the nurse came in and said 29 eggs!

Oh my gosh! I can't believe it! I have been drinking tons of water and still I can get OHSS.

Well here is the report as of this morning:

29 eggs retrieved
23 matured
18 fertilized overnight
(The embryologist froze 3)
15 still growing as we speak will know more on Sunday morning!
E2 as of day before was 3060

I am so scared! What is the signs of OHSS. I feel so bloated today! But am drinking tons!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Uddate:

Boy am I tired! Yesterday was retrieval. It wasn't half as bad as what I thought. When I woke up the doctor said "So I hear we can call you the Easter Bunny with all them eggs!" I didn't know what meant until the nurse came in and said 29 eggs!

Oh my gosh! I can't believe it! I have been drinking tons of water and still I can get OHSS.

Well here is the report as of this morning:

29 eggs retrieved
23 matured
18 fertilized overnight
(The embryologist froze 3)
15 still growing as we speak will know more on Sunday morning!
E2 as of day before was 3060

I am so scared! What is the signs of OHSS. I feel so bloated today! But am drinking tons!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Uddate:

Boy am I tired! Yesterday was retrieval. It wasn't half as bad as what I thought. When I woke up the doctor said "So I hear we can call you the Easter Bunny with all them eggs!" I didn't know what meant until the nurse came in and said 29 eggs!

Oh my gosh! I can't believe it! I have been drinking tons of water and still I can get OHSS.

Well here is the report as of this morning:

29 eggs retrieved
23 matured
18 fertilized overnight
(The embryologist froze 3)
15 still growing as we speak will know more on Sunday morning!
E2 as of day before was 3060

I am so scared! What is the signs of OHSS. I feel so bloated today! But am drinking tons!

Kelly

julie
05-18-2007, 03:39 PM
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About 3/4 of the way down this page you can see my bloating from OHSS. You will get very bloated very fast. Drink lots of water and GATORADE to replace your electrolytes.

julie
05-18-2007, 03:39 PM
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About 3/4 of the way down this page you can see my bloating from OHSS. You will get very bloated very fast. Drink lots of water and GATORADE to replace your electrolytes.

julie
05-18-2007, 03:39 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.cysticfibrosismaleinfertility.com/Mark_and_Julies_IVFBegins.html">http://www.cysticfibrosismalei..._Julies_IVFBegins.html</a>

About 3/4 of the way down this page you can see my bloating from OHSS. You will get very bloated very fast. Drink lots of water and GATORADE to replace your electrolytes.

elizab
05-18-2007, 04:18 PM
Hi Tara, Julie, Kelly,

sorry it's been a couple of days but things have been very up and down.
Had ET on Thurs which went great - 2 on board and they said we had 3 to freeze. Then about an hour after we got home got call to say the 3 they were preping for freeze had developed signs of an infection - Strep D - and they couldn't freeze them. Also there is the poss that the two that went in also had the infection but it hadn't shown itself by time of transfer. So waiting for more info from microbiology tests but it seems that if my two on board have it the chances of cycle working are not high at all. So weird to have reached 2ww but not feel very positive. I am taking Amoxicillin to counter any infection.

Before anyone else worries apparently this is v. unusual (but if anyone else has heard of it I'd love to know please).

Anyway that's the story - hope to find out more of the implications next week.

Elizab

elizab
05-18-2007, 04:18 PM
Hi Tara, Julie, Kelly,

sorry it's been a couple of days but things have been very up and down.
Had ET on Thurs which went great - 2 on board and they said we had 3 to freeze. Then about an hour after we got home got call to say the 3 they were preping for freeze had developed signs of an infection - Strep D - and they couldn't freeze them. Also there is the poss that the two that went in also had the infection but it hadn't shown itself by time of transfer. So waiting for more info from microbiology tests but it seems that if my two on board have it the chances of cycle working are not high at all. So weird to have reached 2ww but not feel very positive. I am taking Amoxicillin to counter any infection.

Before anyone else worries apparently this is v. unusual (but if anyone else has heard of it I'd love to know please).

Anyway that's the story - hope to find out more of the implications next week.

Elizab

elizab
05-18-2007, 04:18 PM
Hi Tara, Julie, Kelly,

sorry it's been a couple of days but things have been very up and down.
Had ET on Thurs which went great - 2 on board and they said we had 3 to freeze. Then about an hour after we got home got call to say the 3 they were preping for freeze had developed signs of an infection - Strep D - and they couldn't freeze them. Also there is the poss that the two that went in also had the infection but it hadn't shown itself by time of transfer. So waiting for more info from microbiology tests but it seems that if my two on board have it the chances of cycle working are not high at all. So weird to have reached 2ww but not feel very positive. I am taking Amoxicillin to counter any infection.

Before anyone else worries apparently this is v. unusual (but if anyone else has heard of it I'd love to know please).

Anyway that's the story - hope to find out more of the implications next week.

Elizab

hopeforever601
05-18-2007, 05:48 PM
Eliz,

Wow, I don't know what to say! I am praying hard that these embies make it and don't have the strep! How did you feel the day after retrieval? Did you feel at all bloated?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-18-2007, 05:48 PM
Eliz,

Wow, I don't know what to say! I am praying hard that these embies make it and don't have the strep! How did you feel the day after retrieval? Did you feel at all bloated?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-18-2007, 05:48 PM
Eliz,

Wow, I don't know what to say! I am praying hard that these embies make it and don't have the strep! How did you feel the day after retrieval? Did you feel at all bloated?

Kelly

tara
05-18-2007, 06:27 PM
Hi Kelly,

Keep drinking those fluids! Gatorade is best for us CFers because of all the salt we lose. The good news is most of your eggs were mature, and it's the immature follicles that tend to cause OHSS. Hang in there! Do you know how many you want to transfer? Does your RE have a liimit? I'm so proud of you! What a great start to your cycle.

Elizab,

I'm so sorry about the possible infection. I really don't know what to say. This is a new curve ball I have never heard of. And I've been around the IVF world for awhile! I hope the two you transferred were the only two not infected and they are growing into beautiful babies right now. Hang in there! The waiting sucks, but try and settle into a good movie or a good book and enjoy your "princess days" as I like to call them, now that DH should be waiting on you hand and foot while you rest. I'll be thinking about you during your 2ww. Keep us posted!

Tara

tara
05-18-2007, 06:27 PM
Hi Kelly,

Keep drinking those fluids! Gatorade is best for us CFers because of all the salt we lose. The good news is most of your eggs were mature, and it's the immature follicles that tend to cause OHSS. Hang in there! Do you know how many you want to transfer? Does your RE have a liimit? I'm so proud of you! What a great start to your cycle.

Elizab,

I'm so sorry about the possible infection. I really don't know what to say. This is a new curve ball I have never heard of. And I've been around the IVF world for awhile! I hope the two you transferred were the only two not infected and they are growing into beautiful babies right now. Hang in there! The waiting sucks, but try and settle into a good movie or a good book and enjoy your "princess days" as I like to call them, now that DH should be waiting on you hand and foot while you rest. I'll be thinking about you during your 2ww. Keep us posted!

Tara

tara
05-18-2007, 06:27 PM
Hi Kelly,

Keep drinking those fluids! Gatorade is best for us CFers because of all the salt we lose. The good news is most of your eggs were mature, and it's the immature follicles that tend to cause OHSS. Hang in there! Do you know how many you want to transfer? Does your RE have a liimit? I'm so proud of you! What a great start to your cycle.

Elizab,

I'm so sorry about the possible infection. I really don't know what to say. This is a new curve ball I have never heard of. And I've been around the IVF world for awhile! I hope the two you transferred were the only two not infected and they are growing into beautiful babies right now. Hang in there! The waiting sucks, but try and settle into a good movie or a good book and enjoy your "princess days" as I like to call them, now that DH should be waiting on you hand and foot while you rest. I'll be thinking about you during your 2ww. Keep us posted!

Tara

elizab
05-20-2007, 08:26 AM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thanks for the good wishes - hanging in there though don't want to get my hopes up too much after all that's happened.
Kelly, I felt bloated and was quite sore the day after retreival but it started to wear off after that.

Hope your transfer goes well today.

Talk soon,

Elizab.

elizab
05-20-2007, 08:26 AM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thanks for the good wishes - hanging in there though don't want to get my hopes up too much after all that's happened.
Kelly, I felt bloated and was quite sore the day after retreival but it started to wear off after that.

Hope your transfer goes well today.

Talk soon,

Elizab.

elizab
05-20-2007, 08:26 AM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thanks for the good wishes - hanging in there though don't want to get my hopes up too much after all that's happened.
Kelly, I felt bloated and was quite sore the day after retreival but it started to wear off after that.

Hope your transfer goes well today.

Talk soon,

Elizab.

hopeforever601
05-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Hey Guys,

Well, we got through transfer today. Only one of my 15 made it to freeze <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0">

Well I don't know if this is good or not but they transfered 2


1 (8 cell) grade A- (1 1/2 Iguess one is considered the best)
1 (7 cell) grade A-/B+ 1 1/2

Is their any hope? I am not sure what this means! What was everyone's grading on their embies!

Resting today will write more later!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Hey Guys,

Well, we got through transfer today. Only one of my 15 made it to freeze <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0">

Well I don't know if this is good or not but they transfered 2


1 (8 cell) grade A- (1 1/2 Iguess one is considered the best)
1 (7 cell) grade A-/B+ 1 1/2

Is their any hope? I am not sure what this means! What was everyone's grading on their embies!

Resting today will write more later!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-20-2007, 09:03 PM
Hey Guys,

Well, we got through transfer today. Only one of my 15 made it to freeze <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif" border="0">

Well I don't know if this is good or not but they transfered 2


1 (8 cell) grade A- (1 1/2 Iguess one is considered the best)
1 (7 cell) grade A-/B+ 1 1/2

Is their any hope? I am not sure what this means! What was everyone's grading on their embies!

Resting today will write more later!

Kelly

tara
05-21-2007, 02:31 AM
Hi Kelly,

I don't remember what my grades were. I just remember the cells. I'm convinced I got pg with the 8 cell and the 7 cell (we also transferred two 6 cells) But we'll never know for sure. But it sounds like you had a great transfer! How are your Princess Days going? Isn't it fun to get waited on?

Elizab and Kelly, what dates are your betas?

Tara

tara
05-21-2007, 02:31 AM
Hi Kelly,

I don't remember what my grades were. I just remember the cells. I'm convinced I got pg with the 8 cell and the 7 cell (we also transferred two 6 cells) But we'll never know for sure. But it sounds like you had a great transfer! How are your Princess Days going? Isn't it fun to get waited on?

Elizab and Kelly, what dates are your betas?

Tara

tara
05-21-2007, 02:31 AM
Hi Kelly,

I don't remember what my grades were. I just remember the cells. I'm convinced I got pg with the 8 cell and the 7 cell (we also transferred two 6 cells) But we'll never know for sure. But it sounds like you had a great transfer! How are your Princess Days going? Isn't it fun to get waited on?

Elizab and Kelly, what dates are your betas?

Tara

julie
05-21-2007, 02:53 AM
kelly those are really good eggs to transfer. Just to give you some hope, only 4 of mine made it to fertilization, then the day of the transfer only 3 had made it overnight, and then the next day they called us to tell us the one they wanted to freeze didnt' make it. So we had the 2 in me, and it seemed like everything against our IVF actually working (I don't think you were on this site back then, but the military was telling me I couldn't get pregnant, the day of the retrieval they couldn't get sperm from Mark.... and a few other fairly large road blocks presented themselves), and I ended up with 3. so there is hope!

Are you doing the pineapple?

julie
05-21-2007, 02:53 AM
kelly those are really good eggs to transfer. Just to give you some hope, only 4 of mine made it to fertilization, then the day of the transfer only 3 had made it overnight, and then the next day they called us to tell us the one they wanted to freeze didnt' make it. So we had the 2 in me, and it seemed like everything against our IVF actually working (I don't think you were on this site back then, but the military was telling me I couldn't get pregnant, the day of the retrieval they couldn't get sperm from Mark.... and a few other fairly large road blocks presented themselves), and I ended up with 3. so there is hope!

Are you doing the pineapple?

julie
05-21-2007, 02:53 AM
kelly those are really good eggs to transfer. Just to give you some hope, only 4 of mine made it to fertilization, then the day of the transfer only 3 had made it overnight, and then the next day they called us to tell us the one they wanted to freeze didnt' make it. So we had the 2 in me, and it seemed like everything against our IVF actually working (I don't think you were on this site back then, but the military was telling me I couldn't get pregnant, the day of the retrieval they couldn't get sperm from Mark.... and a few other fairly large road blocks presented themselves), and I ended up with 3. so there is hope!

Are you doing the pineapple?

elizab
05-21-2007, 08:54 AM
Hi Tara, Julie and Kelly,

My embryos were an 8 cell and a 6 cell - I'm not sure if they mentioned grades. Hopefully they're not infected and have a chance of making it! Kelly they sound like top of the class embryos, best of luck.

I'm due to test on the 30th. DH has been great but being waited on hand and foot is not my specialty....

Talk to you soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-21-2007, 08:54 AM
Hi Tara, Julie and Kelly,

My embryos were an 8 cell and a 6 cell - I'm not sure if they mentioned grades. Hopefully they're not infected and have a chance of making it! Kelly they sound like top of the class embryos, best of luck.

I'm due to test on the 30th. DH has been great but being waited on hand and foot is not my specialty....

Talk to you soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-21-2007, 08:54 AM
Hi Tara, Julie and Kelly,

My embryos were an 8 cell and a 6 cell - I'm not sure if they mentioned grades. Hopefully they're not infected and have a chance of making it! Kelly they sound like top of the class embryos, best of luck.

I'm due to test on the 30th. DH has been great but being waited on hand and foot is not my specialty....

Talk to you soon,

Elizab

hopeforever601
05-21-2007, 03:19 PM
I don't know what I would do without all of you!

Julie, do you remember what grades your embryos were (funny to say embryos when in all actuality they are kids now).. and yes doing the pineapple!

Elizab: We both get betas the same day! I am due to get one on May 30th as well!

Wow I can't believe we are now in the dreaded two week wait! Did the ones who went through all this have any tell tale signs they were pregnant during that time?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-21-2007, 03:19 PM
I don't know what I would do without all of you!

Julie, do you remember what grades your embryos were (funny to say embryos when in all actuality they are kids now).. and yes doing the pineapple!

Elizab: We both get betas the same day! I am due to get one on May 30th as well!

Wow I can't believe we are now in the dreaded two week wait! Did the ones who went through all this have any tell tale signs they were pregnant during that time?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-21-2007, 03:19 PM
I don't know what I would do without all of you!

Julie, do you remember what grades your embryos were (funny to say embryos when in all actuality they are kids now).. and yes doing the pineapple!

Elizab: We both get betas the same day! I am due to get one on May 30th as well!

Wow I can't believe we are now in the dreaded two week wait! Did the ones who went through all this have any tell tale signs they were pregnant during that time?

Kelly

tara
05-21-2007, 04:02 PM
I remember having super sore boobs. I don't remember when that started, but I attributed it during the 2ww to the PIO shots. Progesterone will give you sore boobs as well. But by the time I had my beta (11 days past 3 day transfer) my boobs were still really sore, and I met a gal going through the same cycle time as me, and her boobs weren't as sore. Come to find out a year later when I saw her in the grocery store, she wasn't pg at the time either. But symptoms vary from person to person.

Before my beta I SWORE up and down I was getting my period. I felt kinda crampy like I was getting period cramps and I was convinced it didn't work. I remember sitting at dinner on day 10 past transfer just crying because it didn't work. but then we got the shock of our lives when we found out we were indeed pregnant.

I've heard period symptoms are common when you actually are pregnant. Also the sore boobs are an indicator as well. For me it actually got worse and more sore for several weeks during the pregnancy. Other than those symptoms, I didn't have anything to tell me I was pregnant, other than the beta.

Just remember, you are pregnant until the RE tells you otherwise. Hang in there! Honestly it helped me to have a full time job and deadlines to keep. I just kept very busy during my 2ww. There was nothing else to do! So have fun this holiday weekend!

Tara

tara
05-21-2007, 04:02 PM
I remember having super sore boobs. I don't remember when that started, but I attributed it during the 2ww to the PIO shots. Progesterone will give you sore boobs as well. But by the time I had my beta (11 days past 3 day transfer) my boobs were still really sore, and I met a gal going through the same cycle time as me, and her boobs weren't as sore. Come to find out a year later when I saw her in the grocery store, she wasn't pg at the time either. But symptoms vary from person to person.

Before my beta I SWORE up and down I was getting my period. I felt kinda crampy like I was getting period cramps and I was convinced it didn't work. I remember sitting at dinner on day 10 past transfer just crying because it didn't work. but then we got the shock of our lives when we found out we were indeed pregnant.

I've heard period symptoms are common when you actually are pregnant. Also the sore boobs are an indicator as well. For me it actually got worse and more sore for several weeks during the pregnancy. Other than those symptoms, I didn't have anything to tell me I was pregnant, other than the beta.

Just remember, you are pregnant until the RE tells you otherwise. Hang in there! Honestly it helped me to have a full time job and deadlines to keep. I just kept very busy during my 2ww. There was nothing else to do! So have fun this holiday weekend!

Tara

tara
05-21-2007, 04:02 PM
I remember having super sore boobs. I don't remember when that started, but I attributed it during the 2ww to the PIO shots. Progesterone will give you sore boobs as well. But by the time I had my beta (11 days past 3 day transfer) my boobs were still really sore, and I met a gal going through the same cycle time as me, and her boobs weren't as sore. Come to find out a year later when I saw her in the grocery store, she wasn't pg at the time either. But symptoms vary from person to person.

Before my beta I SWORE up and down I was getting my period. I felt kinda crampy like I was getting period cramps and I was convinced it didn't work. I remember sitting at dinner on day 10 past transfer just crying because it didn't work. but then we got the shock of our lives when we found out we were indeed pregnant.

I've heard period symptoms are common when you actually are pregnant. Also the sore boobs are an indicator as well. For me it actually got worse and more sore for several weeks during the pregnancy. Other than those symptoms, I didn't have anything to tell me I was pregnant, other than the beta.

Just remember, you are pregnant until the RE tells you otherwise. Hang in there! Honestly it helped me to have a full time job and deadlines to keep. I just kept very busy during my 2ww. There was nothing else to do! So have fun this holiday weekend!

Tara

julie
05-21-2007, 06:55 PM
No pregnancy signs for me, I was so disappointed and so sure that I wasn't pregnant. My OHSS did get worse and worse over the week or so period, but I was so uncomfortable from that, that I wans't remembering my research that OHSS usually worsens IF you are pregnant.

I didn't have much morning sickness either. My boobs didn't hurt until later on. I don't remember what grade my embryo's were, but I do remember they were right in the middle of the high quality/low quality spectrum. Not awful, but not the best grade either.

Keep up all the good work and keep us posted.

julie
05-21-2007, 06:55 PM
No pregnancy signs for me, I was so disappointed and so sure that I wasn't pregnant. My OHSS did get worse and worse over the week or so period, but I was so uncomfortable from that, that I wans't remembering my research that OHSS usually worsens IF you are pregnant.

I didn't have much morning sickness either. My boobs didn't hurt until later on. I don't remember what grade my embryo's were, but I do remember they were right in the middle of the high quality/low quality spectrum. Not awful, but not the best grade either.

Keep up all the good work and keep us posted.

julie
05-21-2007, 06:55 PM
No pregnancy signs for me, I was so disappointed and so sure that I wasn't pregnant. My OHSS did get worse and worse over the week or so period, but I was so uncomfortable from that, that I wans't remembering my research that OHSS usually worsens IF you are pregnant.

I didn't have much morning sickness either. My boobs didn't hurt until later on. I don't remember what grade my embryo's were, but I do remember they were right in the middle of the high quality/low quality spectrum. Not awful, but not the best grade either.

Keep up all the good work and keep us posted.

hopeforever601
05-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Ok so am I just freaking out or do I have a case!

I am so good at never missing a treatment. In the past 19 years I have only missed one treatment in my life. Well, I am starting to worry if doing my vest during this two week wait could make it so the embryo(s) don't implant. So I have asked my mom to come to our home each morning and at night to give me hand therapy. Am I freaking out too much?? What did you all do?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Ok so am I just freaking out or do I have a case!

I am so good at never missing a treatment. In the past 19 years I have only missed one treatment in my life. Well, I am starting to worry if doing my vest during this two week wait could make it so the embryo(s) don't implant. So I have asked my mom to come to our home each morning and at night to give me hand therapy. Am I freaking out too much?? What did you all do?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Ok so am I just freaking out or do I have a case!

I am so good at never missing a treatment. In the past 19 years I have only missed one treatment in my life. Well, I am starting to worry if doing my vest during this two week wait could make it so the embryo(s) don't implant. So I have asked my mom to come to our home each morning and at night to give me hand therapy. Am I freaking out too much?? What did you all do?

Kelly

elizab
05-22-2007, 10:55 AM
Thanks Tara and Julie,

I think you're both right - you could drive yourself mad trying to figure out pregnancy / period symptoms. Am determined to try not to do that - though of course yesterday I thought my boobs were a bit sore....

Tara, I too am keeping busy - I work full time - but not too busy - was due to do a very long and busy extra shift covering an election count (I'm a radio producer) here on Fri and Sat but my doc advised against it.

Kelly - great that we're testing on the same day - though as I said before because of the infection I am not too hopeful for this cycle. But everything crossed that we might both be lucky!

RE using the vest - I don't use one - though obviously I do chest clearance - and my inclination would be to continue as normal - after all it wouldn't do you any good to discover afterwards that you're chest had detiorated - especially if the cycle is successful.

Anyway will keep in touch over the next few days. I'm not the world's most patient person so I reckon the waiting will get tougher as the days go on....

Elizab x

elizab
05-22-2007, 10:55 AM
Thanks Tara and Julie,

I think you're both right - you could drive yourself mad trying to figure out pregnancy / period symptoms. Am determined to try not to do that - though of course yesterday I thought my boobs were a bit sore....

Tara, I too am keeping busy - I work full time - but not too busy - was due to do a very long and busy extra shift covering an election count (I'm a radio producer) here on Fri and Sat but my doc advised against it.

Kelly - great that we're testing on the same day - though as I said before because of the infection I am not too hopeful for this cycle. But everything crossed that we might both be lucky!

RE using the vest - I don't use one - though obviously I do chest clearance - and my inclination would be to continue as normal - after all it wouldn't do you any good to discover afterwards that you're chest had detiorated - especially if the cycle is successful.

Anyway will keep in touch over the next few days. I'm not the world's most patient person so I reckon the waiting will get tougher as the days go on....

Elizab x

elizab
05-22-2007, 10:55 AM
Thanks Tara and Julie,

I think you're both right - you could drive yourself mad trying to figure out pregnancy / period symptoms. Am determined to try not to do that - though of course yesterday I thought my boobs were a bit sore....

Tara, I too am keeping busy - I work full time - but not too busy - was due to do a very long and busy extra shift covering an election count (I'm a radio producer) here on Fri and Sat but my doc advised against it.

Kelly - great that we're testing on the same day - though as I said before because of the infection I am not too hopeful for this cycle. But everything crossed that we might both be lucky!

RE using the vest - I don't use one - though obviously I do chest clearance - and my inclination would be to continue as normal - after all it wouldn't do you any good to discover afterwards that you're chest had detiorated - especially if the cycle is successful.

Anyway will keep in touch over the next few days. I'm not the world's most patient person so I reckon the waiting will get tougher as the days go on....

Elizab x

tara
05-23-2007, 02:09 AM
Hey Kelly,

I honestly don't think the vest will inhibit implantation. I wasn't on the vest during my IVF. I didn't get it until the twins were 18 months old. I wasn't big on airway clearance, still not big on airway clearance! But now I do my vest 3x a day to prove a point, I don't think it works for me! But I'm humoring the docs anyway. I can see where I may have had the same fears though. I though standing to shower was going to make the embies fall out. I think when you go through infertility as long as I did, (for me it was 26 months, and some people even longer bless their hearts) I didn't want to do anything to inhibit implantation. I was going to get pregnant if I had to stand on my head. LOL!

Take it easy during these two weeks. You deserve it after all you've been through waiting for IVF and all. Hang in there! May 30 is right around the corner.

Tara

tara
05-23-2007, 02:09 AM
Hey Kelly,

I honestly don't think the vest will inhibit implantation. I wasn't on the vest during my IVF. I didn't get it until the twins were 18 months old. I wasn't big on airway clearance, still not big on airway clearance! But now I do my vest 3x a day to prove a point, I don't think it works for me! But I'm humoring the docs anyway. I can see where I may have had the same fears though. I though standing to shower was going to make the embies fall out. I think when you go through infertility as long as I did, (for me it was 26 months, and some people even longer bless their hearts) I didn't want to do anything to inhibit implantation. I was going to get pregnant if I had to stand on my head. LOL!

Take it easy during these two weeks. You deserve it after all you've been through waiting for IVF and all. Hang in there! May 30 is right around the corner.

Tara

tara
05-23-2007, 02:09 AM
Hey Kelly,

I honestly don't think the vest will inhibit implantation. I wasn't on the vest during my IVF. I didn't get it until the twins were 18 months old. I wasn't big on airway clearance, still not big on airway clearance! But now I do my vest 3x a day to prove a point, I don't think it works for me! But I'm humoring the docs anyway. I can see where I may have had the same fears though. I though standing to shower was going to make the embies fall out. I think when you go through infertility as long as I did, (for me it was 26 months, and some people even longer bless their hearts) I didn't want to do anything to inhibit implantation. I was going to get pregnant if I had to stand on my head. LOL!

Take it easy during these two weeks. You deserve it after all you've been through waiting for IVF and all. Hang in there! May 30 is right around the corner.

Tara

hopeforever601
05-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Tara,
Thank you so much for always having such good insight! I swear I am going crazy with all the what ifs.. I have been icing myself in the butt before getting my PIO and I swear I am not getting enough because I don't have welts or bumps like everyone says and they hardly hurt now!

For the last few weeks I have been watching a mother robin build her nest on top of my electric meter. For weeks she has been preparing for her lil one and I have been in such aww at the striking paradox of going through preparing for ivf/pregnancy and that of the Robin in my back yard. Yesterday that lil one hatched and I got to see a glimpse of it from a distance. Yet I am still amazed how diligent that mother Robin is at getting that lil one food and not leaving too far to where she can't see her nest. Hopefully that Robin will bring me good luck this cycle.

Besides a lil pulling in my ovaries the past two days and slight nauseous after my progesterone shot and bloating I feel absolutely no different then when I started the cycle.

Eliz, I am thinking of you.. Where is everyone from?

Kelly
Only 7 more days to go before test!

hopeforever601
05-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Tara,
Thank you so much for always having such good insight! I swear I am going crazy with all the what ifs.. I have been icing myself in the butt before getting my PIO and I swear I am not getting enough because I don't have welts or bumps like everyone says and they hardly hurt now!

For the last few weeks I have been watching a mother robin build her nest on top of my electric meter. For weeks she has been preparing for her lil one and I have been in such aww at the striking paradox of going through preparing for ivf/pregnancy and that of the Robin in my back yard. Yesterday that lil one hatched and I got to see a glimpse of it from a distance. Yet I am still amazed how diligent that mother Robin is at getting that lil one food and not leaving too far to where she can't see her nest. Hopefully that Robin will bring me good luck this cycle.

Besides a lil pulling in my ovaries the past two days and slight nauseous after my progesterone shot and bloating I feel absolutely no different then when I started the cycle.

Eliz, I am thinking of you.. Where is everyone from?

Kelly
Only 7 more days to go before test!

hopeforever601
05-23-2007, 02:21 PM
Tara,
Thank you so much for always having such good insight! I swear I am going crazy with all the what ifs.. I have been icing myself in the butt before getting my PIO and I swear I am not getting enough because I don't have welts or bumps like everyone says and they hardly hurt now!

For the last few weeks I have been watching a mother robin build her nest on top of my electric meter. For weeks she has been preparing for her lil one and I have been in such aww at the striking paradox of going through preparing for ivf/pregnancy and that of the Robin in my back yard. Yesterday that lil one hatched and I got to see a glimpse of it from a distance. Yet I am still amazed how diligent that mother Robin is at getting that lil one food and not leaving too far to where she can't see her nest. Hopefully that Robin will bring me good luck this cycle.

Besides a lil pulling in my ovaries the past two days and slight nauseous after my progesterone shot and bloating I feel absolutely no different then when I started the cycle.

Eliz, I am thinking of you.. Where is everyone from?

Kelly
Only 7 more days to go before test!

elizab
05-23-2007, 03:45 PM
Hi Kelly,

Nothing new to report here except we had a chat with our doctor today and despite the infection issue he says he still feels we have a very reasonable chance of success from this cycle - as much as in any IVF cycle - so that's reassuring.

I have a bit of an ache in my lower right back but it's probably nothing to do with the 2ww!

I'm from Dublin in Ireland by the way - and you?

Let's hope your dilligent robin bodes well for us...

Elizab

elizab
05-23-2007, 03:45 PM
Hi Kelly,

Nothing new to report here except we had a chat with our doctor today and despite the infection issue he says he still feels we have a very reasonable chance of success from this cycle - as much as in any IVF cycle - so that's reassuring.

I have a bit of an ache in my lower right back but it's probably nothing to do with the 2ww!

I'm from Dublin in Ireland by the way - and you?

Let's hope your dilligent robin bodes well for us...

Elizab

elizab
05-23-2007, 03:45 PM
Hi Kelly,

Nothing new to report here except we had a chat with our doctor today and despite the infection issue he says he still feels we have a very reasonable chance of success from this cycle - as much as in any IVF cycle - so that's reassuring.

I have a bit of an ache in my lower right back but it's probably nothing to do with the 2ww!

I'm from Dublin in Ireland by the way - and you?

Let's hope your dilligent robin bodes well for us...

Elizab

hopeforever601
05-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Elizab: Wow that is amazing you are from Ireland. Did you have to pay out of pocket for IVF? I am from Northwest Indiana which is about 30 min from Chicago. My DH has incredible insurance that pays for up to 3 cycles in my lifetime. Let's hope that it only takes one!

I am sure your cycle will be fine! Are you on PIO shots? Are you having any bloating?

hopeforever601
05-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Elizab: Wow that is amazing you are from Ireland. Did you have to pay out of pocket for IVF? I am from Northwest Indiana which is about 30 min from Chicago. My DH has incredible insurance that pays for up to 3 cycles in my lifetime. Let's hope that it only takes one!

I am sure your cycle will be fine! Are you on PIO shots? Are you having any bloating?

hopeforever601
05-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Elizab: Wow that is amazing you are from Ireland. Did you have to pay out of pocket for IVF? I am from Northwest Indiana which is about 30 min from Chicago. My DH has incredible insurance that pays for up to 3 cycles in my lifetime. Let's hope that it only takes one!

I am sure your cycle will be fine! Are you on PIO shots? Are you having any bloating?

tara
05-23-2007, 09:56 PM
Elizab,

Great news from the RE! He truly does know best, and I'm glad to hear he doesn't think you have any less of a chance conceiving this cycle.

Kelly,

That's so awesome your insurance covers IVF! A lot of people (including myself) have to pay out of pocket, and that's just added stress we don't need! That's so cute about your little Robin family in your backyard. We have some birds building nests, but I'm not sure of the type of birds. There are two types flying around back there. I'm also glad to hear you have no welts from the PIO (yet anyway!) I don't remember when I started getting bruised. But I do know I bruise real easy, so that could have been part of the problem! Did I already ask you this? Do you work full/part time out of the home? I am now on Social Security, but I would be home with the kids regardless of health status. DH and I decided I would stay home when we had kids. We each had moms that stayed home while we were young. It's such a blast and I wouldn't trade it for the world! It sucks when I get admitted though. (twice in the last six months so far. Ick!)

Oh, and I'm from Northern California (Sacramento area) Feel free to PM me anytime. tara at droflet dot net.

Tara

tara
05-23-2007, 09:56 PM
Elizab,

Great news from the RE! He truly does know best, and I'm glad to hear he doesn't think you have any less of a chance conceiving this cycle.

Kelly,

That's so awesome your insurance covers IVF! A lot of people (including myself) have to pay out of pocket, and that's just added stress we don't need! That's so cute about your little Robin family in your backyard. We have some birds building nests, but I'm not sure of the type of birds. There are two types flying around back there. I'm also glad to hear you have no welts from the PIO (yet anyway!) I don't remember when I started getting bruised. But I do know I bruise real easy, so that could have been part of the problem! Did I already ask you this? Do you work full/part time out of the home? I am now on Social Security, but I would be home with the kids regardless of health status. DH and I decided I would stay home when we had kids. We each had moms that stayed home while we were young. It's such a blast and I wouldn't trade it for the world! It sucks when I get admitted though. (twice in the last six months so far. Ick!)

Oh, and I'm from Northern California (Sacramento area) Feel free to PM me anytime. tara at droflet dot net.

Tara

tara
05-23-2007, 09:56 PM
Elizab,

Great news from the RE! He truly does know best, and I'm glad to hear he doesn't think you have any less of a chance conceiving this cycle.

Kelly,

That's so awesome your insurance covers IVF! A lot of people (including myself) have to pay out of pocket, and that's just added stress we don't need! That's so cute about your little Robin family in your backyard. We have some birds building nests, but I'm not sure of the type of birds. There are two types flying around back there. I'm also glad to hear you have no welts from the PIO (yet anyway!) I don't remember when I started getting bruised. But I do know I bruise real easy, so that could have been part of the problem! Did I already ask you this? Do you work full/part time out of the home? I am now on Social Security, but I would be home with the kids regardless of health status. DH and I decided I would stay home when we had kids. We each had moms that stayed home while we were young. It's such a blast and I wouldn't trade it for the world! It sucks when I get admitted though. (twice in the last six months so far. Ick!)

Oh, and I'm from Northern California (Sacramento area) Feel free to PM me anytime. tara at droflet dot net.

Tara

elizab
05-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

I paid out of my hard-earned cash I'm afraid, ?4200 - that's about $5,700. I can claim 42% of that back in January as tax relief, at least. It's great that you have it covered Kelly.

My back is fine now, not really bloated at all but boobs a bit sore by day's end. Am not on PIO shots, they use Progestorone pessaries at my clinic so have to use 2 a day.

Anyway off into work for a meeting so talk to you later,

Elizab

elizab
05-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

I paid out of my hard-earned cash I'm afraid, ?4200 - that's about $5,700. I can claim 42% of that back in January as tax relief, at least. It's great that you have it covered Kelly.

My back is fine now, not really bloated at all but boobs a bit sore by day's end. Am not on PIO shots, they use Progestorone pessaries at my clinic so have to use 2 a day.

Anyway off into work for a meeting so talk to you later,

Elizab

elizab
05-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

I paid out of my hard-earned cash I'm afraid, ?4200 - that's about $5,700. I can claim 42% of that back in January as tax relief, at least. It's great that you have it covered Kelly.

My back is fine now, not really bloated at all but boobs a bit sore by day's end. Am not on PIO shots, they use Progestorone pessaries at my clinic so have to use 2 a day.

Anyway off into work for a meeting so talk to you later,

Elizab

tara
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
Elizab,

So your whole cycle was about $5,700 US Dollars? Are you saying that included all your doctor visits and meds and everything for the cycle? Wow! It costs triple that here in the US. I paid $15,000. But that included all my meds and doctor visits. Sounds like I should have travelled abroad for my cycle. LOL! I could have saved a couple bucks (after travel costs) But it would have been a fun trip.

Totally off topic, I've always wanted to go to Ireland. I don't have any plans to go there anytime soon. We have plans for Canada (next week!) I love to travel. I didn't travel much when I was growing up, so I want to do that differently for my children. They've already used their passports for a trip to Europe and I didn't get one until I was 23 years old!

Hang in there Kelly and Elizab. One week to go!

Tara

tara
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
Elizab,

So your whole cycle was about $5,700 US Dollars? Are you saying that included all your doctor visits and meds and everything for the cycle? Wow! It costs triple that here in the US. I paid $15,000. But that included all my meds and doctor visits. Sounds like I should have travelled abroad for my cycle. LOL! I could have saved a couple bucks (after travel costs) But it would have been a fun trip.

Totally off topic, I've always wanted to go to Ireland. I don't have any plans to go there anytime soon. We have plans for Canada (next week!) I love to travel. I didn't travel much when I was growing up, so I want to do that differently for my children. They've already used their passports for a trip to Europe and I didn't get one until I was 23 years old!

Hang in there Kelly and Elizab. One week to go!

Tara

tara
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
Elizab,

So your whole cycle was about $5,700 US Dollars? Are you saying that included all your doctor visits and meds and everything for the cycle? Wow! It costs triple that here in the US. I paid $15,000. But that included all my meds and doctor visits. Sounds like I should have travelled abroad for my cycle. LOL! I could have saved a couple bucks (after travel costs) But it would have been a fun trip.

Totally off topic, I've always wanted to go to Ireland. I don't have any plans to go there anytime soon. We have plans for Canada (next week!) I love to travel. I didn't travel much when I was growing up, so I want to do that differently for my children. They've already used their passports for a trip to Europe and I didn't get one until I was 23 years old!

Hang in there Kelly and Elizab. One week to go!

Tara

hopeforever601
05-24-2007, 02:38 PM
Tara: I am actually not working now! I worked as an account executive up until last Dec when my DH and I started to seriously think about pursuing fertility full time. With walking 3 miles a day, treatments, and resting we thought it best if I didn't work during this time and when we had kids not to work at all. my DH is an accountant for a law firm downtown Chicago and we are blessed that God has provided thus far.

Eliz: You are so lucky you are getting sore boobs. It is four days past my transfer and I am not feeling anything other than bloating now. I am beginging to think this may have not worked.. I keep looking at my embies first pics (they gave them to us the day of transfer) and want to cry..

Not having a good day,
Kelly

hopeforever601
05-24-2007, 02:38 PM
Tara: I am actually not working now! I worked as an account executive up until last Dec when my DH and I started to seriously think about pursuing fertility full time. With walking 3 miles a day, treatments, and resting we thought it best if I didn't work during this time and when we had kids not to work at all. my DH is an accountant for a law firm downtown Chicago and we are blessed that God has provided thus far.

Eliz: You are so lucky you are getting sore boobs. It is four days past my transfer and I am not feeling anything other than bloating now. I am beginging to think this may have not worked.. I keep looking at my embies first pics (they gave them to us the day of transfer) and want to cry..

Not having a good day,
Kelly

hopeforever601
05-24-2007, 02:38 PM
Tara: I am actually not working now! I worked as an account executive up until last Dec when my DH and I started to seriously think about pursuing fertility full time. With walking 3 miles a day, treatments, and resting we thought it best if I didn't work during this time and when we had kids not to work at all. my DH is an accountant for a law firm downtown Chicago and we are blessed that God has provided thus far.

Eliz: You are so lucky you are getting sore boobs. It is four days past my transfer and I am not feeling anything other than bloating now. I am beginging to think this may have not worked.. I keep looking at my embies first pics (they gave them to us the day of transfer) and want to cry..

Not having a good day,
Kelly

LouLou
05-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Kelly, Keep your chin up girl. Everything will work out just fine :-)
I'm enjoying reading your journey...

LouLou
05-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Kelly, Keep your chin up girl. Everything will work out just fine :-)
I'm enjoying reading your journey...

LouLou
05-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Kelly, Keep your chin up girl. Everything will work out just fine :-)
I'm enjoying reading your journey...

hopeforever601
05-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Update:

Day 5 past transfer:

Didn't sleep well last night. The PIO is starting to get to me I think. I am having an aching bumm. I guess one good sign if their is anything at all from it is that if I am not successful this cycle it will end on Weds. Here is to hoping that the next 8 weeks will be fill with PIO because I am pregnant.

Eliz: What day are you on? Any signs or symptoms yet?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Update:

Day 5 past transfer:

Didn't sleep well last night. The PIO is starting to get to me I think. I am having an aching bumm. I guess one good sign if their is anything at all from it is that if I am not successful this cycle it will end on Weds. Here is to hoping that the next 8 weeks will be fill with PIO because I am pregnant.

Eliz: What day are you on? Any signs or symptoms yet?

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-25-2007, 02:27 PM
Update:

Day 5 past transfer:

Didn't sleep well last night. The PIO is starting to get to me I think. I am having an aching bumm. I guess one good sign if their is anything at all from it is that if I am not successful this cycle it will end on Weds. Here is to hoping that the next 8 weeks will be fill with PIO because I am pregnant.

Eliz: What day are you on? Any signs or symptoms yet?

Kelly

tara
05-26-2007, 02:36 AM
Hey Kelly,

Hang in there! That's the only advice I have and I know it doesn't do much. You are pregnant girl, until your RE says otherwise. I'll be anxiously awaiting your post on Wednesday. Do you know if you get the results back the same day?

What about your results Elizab? Do you get the results the same day too? I remember having to wait a day or two because I let my insurance pay for the test, which meant it had to be sent to a different lab and it took longer. But I was too cheap to pay for the instant results. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Tara

tara
05-26-2007, 02:36 AM
Hey Kelly,

Hang in there! That's the only advice I have and I know it doesn't do much. You are pregnant girl, until your RE says otherwise. I'll be anxiously awaiting your post on Wednesday. Do you know if you get the results back the same day?

What about your results Elizab? Do you get the results the same day too? I remember having to wait a day or two because I let my insurance pay for the test, which meant it had to be sent to a different lab and it took longer. But I was too cheap to pay for the instant results. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Tara

tara
05-26-2007, 02:36 AM
Hey Kelly,

Hang in there! That's the only advice I have and I know it doesn't do much. You are pregnant girl, until your RE says otherwise. I'll be anxiously awaiting your post on Wednesday. Do you know if you get the results back the same day?

What about your results Elizab? Do you get the results the same day too? I remember having to wait a day or two because I let my insurance pay for the test, which meant it had to be sent to a different lab and it took longer. But I was too cheap to pay for the instant results. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Tara

mneville
05-26-2007, 12:15 PM
I've been reading your posts as I am currently 37 weeks pregnant with baby conceived through IVF. We went through IVF with PGD as we have a two year old with CF.

I went through 3 rounds and finally they transferred two (hopefully) non CF embryos. I am pregnant with one liitle boy due in a few short weeks.

Just to reassure you that I did not feel pregnant with this one. I felt like I was getting my period and cried some days b/c I was sure it was coming- it never did. My boobs never got sore the way they did with my first. Also the day I did the two week blood test and found out I was pregnant, a urine test the same day came back negative. So don't rely on those. I wish you all the best of luck!

Megan

mneville
05-26-2007, 12:15 PM
I've been reading your posts as I am currently 37 weeks pregnant with baby conceived through IVF. We went through IVF with PGD as we have a two year old with CF.

I went through 3 rounds and finally they transferred two (hopefully) non CF embryos. I am pregnant with one liitle boy due in a few short weeks.

Just to reassure you that I did not feel pregnant with this one. I felt like I was getting my period and cried some days b/c I was sure it was coming- it never did. My boobs never got sore the way they did with my first. Also the day I did the two week blood test and found out I was pregnant, a urine test the same day came back negative. So don't rely on those. I wish you all the best of luck!

Megan

mneville
05-26-2007, 12:15 PM
I've been reading your posts as I am currently 37 weeks pregnant with baby conceived through IVF. We went through IVF with PGD as we have a two year old with CF.

I went through 3 rounds and finally they transferred two (hopefully) non CF embryos. I am pregnant with one liitle boy due in a few short weeks.

Just to reassure you that I did not feel pregnant with this one. I felt like I was getting my period and cried some days b/c I was sure it was coming- it never did. My boobs never got sore the way they did with my first. Also the day I did the two week blood test and found out I was pregnant, a urine test the same day came back negative. So don't rely on those. I wish you all the best of luck!

Megan

hopeforever601
05-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Day 6 Update:

Woke up this morning feeling crampy and now am having spotting!~ Not like a real period just spotting. Feeling defeated and been crying on and off! If it was implantation I would think that it would have happened on day 3 or 4 past tramsfer but this is a lil later than expected!~

I hate this

Kelly
6dp3dt

hopeforever601
05-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Day 6 Update:

Woke up this morning feeling crampy and now am having spotting!~ Not like a real period just spotting. Feeling defeated and been crying on and off! If it was implantation I would think that it would have happened on day 3 or 4 past tramsfer but this is a lil later than expected!~

I hate this

Kelly
6dp3dt

hopeforever601
05-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Day 6 Update:

Woke up this morning feeling crampy and now am having spotting!~ Not like a real period just spotting. Feeling defeated and been crying on and off! If it was implantation I would think that it would have happened on day 3 or 4 past tramsfer but this is a lil later than expected!~

I hate this

Kelly
6dp3dt

tara
05-26-2007, 09:48 PM
I just have to say, with all the PIO you're taking, period spotting is very unlikely. That amount of progesterone would likely stop a tanker truck of a period from showing up ontime and yours isn't due for another week. I'm going to bet it is implantation bleeding. I have to be optimistic! Honestly, some people bleed for months and baby is just fine. I'm still holding out hope for you.

Did you call the RE? I would! There's nothing they can do but reassure you at this point. It's too early to do a beta or an u/s. Even with twins, 8dp3dt my HCG level was only 17. So it's totally possible everything is normal. Another thought, are you doing progesterone suppositories? Sometimes they can irritate the cervix and cause bleeding too. Is it red or brown blood?

Tara

tara
05-26-2007, 09:48 PM
I just have to say, with all the PIO you're taking, period spotting is very unlikely. That amount of progesterone would likely stop a tanker truck of a period from showing up ontime and yours isn't due for another week. I'm going to bet it is implantation bleeding. I have to be optimistic! Honestly, some people bleed for months and baby is just fine. I'm still holding out hope for you.

Did you call the RE? I would! There's nothing they can do but reassure you at this point. It's too early to do a beta or an u/s. Even with twins, 8dp3dt my HCG level was only 17. So it's totally possible everything is normal. Another thought, are you doing progesterone suppositories? Sometimes they can irritate the cervix and cause bleeding too. Is it red or brown blood?

Tara

tara
05-26-2007, 09:48 PM
I just have to say, with all the PIO you're taking, period spotting is very unlikely. That amount of progesterone would likely stop a tanker truck of a period from showing up ontime and yours isn't due for another week. I'm going to bet it is implantation bleeding. I have to be optimistic! Honestly, some people bleed for months and baby is just fine. I'm still holding out hope for you.

Did you call the RE? I would! There's nothing they can do but reassure you at this point. It's too early to do a beta or an u/s. Even with twins, 8dp3dt my HCG level was only 17. So it's totally possible everything is normal. Another thought, are you doing progesterone suppositories? Sometimes they can irritate the cervix and cause bleeding too. Is it red or brown blood?

Tara

elizab
05-27-2007, 11:10 AM
Hey Tara, Kelly, Julie, Lou Lou and Megan,

It's been a few days since I posted, I suppose I've been trying to concentrate on work to stop myself brooding about the prospects for Wednesday. Also we had the distraction of a national election here, and I was doing some work on that.

Kelly you may have been jealous of my (slightly) sore boobs but now I am very jealous of your spotting - I agree that it sounds like implantation spotting. Here's hoping. Today (after a bad dream last night that involved hospitals, blood tests and a negative outcome) I'm feeling a bit like my period is coming but I know from reading of others' experiences that it may not be significant and dreams can really mess with your head.

Tara, there was a little extra for drugs (about $500, as the government here subsidises the cost of drugs) so yes it does seem to work out a lot cheaper here - one of the very, very few things that is cheaper in Ireland than America believe me! My brother lives in North Carolina, so I have visited the US several times and the cost of living there is much, much cheaper than Ireland, food, houses, cars - but I know that's no consolation when you had to pay out $15,000 for your cycle!

Enjoy Canada and if you ever do decide to come to Ireland (it's great though I probably haven't done a very good PR job in talking about how expensive it can be!) be sure to let me know so we can meet up.

Anyway I am testing at home on Wednesday with a follow-up blood test on Thursday morning at my clinic. So hopefully by Thurs afternoon I'll know definitively. So Kelly you'll know before me!

Will keep in touch over the next few anxious days, thanks to all for the support,

Elizab

elizab
05-27-2007, 11:10 AM
Hey Tara, Kelly, Julie, Lou Lou and Megan,

It's been a few days since I posted, I suppose I've been trying to concentrate on work to stop myself brooding about the prospects for Wednesday. Also we had the distraction of a national election here, and I was doing some work on that.

Kelly you may have been jealous of my (slightly) sore boobs but now I am very jealous of your spotting - I agree that it sounds like implantation spotting. Here's hoping. Today (after a bad dream last night that involved hospitals, blood tests and a negative outcome) I'm feeling a bit like my period is coming but I know from reading of others' experiences that it may not be significant and dreams can really mess with your head.

Tara, there was a little extra for drugs (about $500, as the government here subsidises the cost of drugs) so yes it does seem to work out a lot cheaper here - one of the very, very few things that is cheaper in Ireland than America believe me! My brother lives in North Carolina, so I have visited the US several times and the cost of living there is much, much cheaper than Ireland, food, houses, cars - but I know that's no consolation when you had to pay out $15,000 for your cycle!

Enjoy Canada and if you ever do decide to come to Ireland (it's great though I probably haven't done a very good PR job in talking about how expensive it can be!) be sure to let me know so we can meet up.

Anyway I am testing at home on Wednesday with a follow-up blood test on Thursday morning at my clinic. So hopefully by Thurs afternoon I'll know definitively. So Kelly you'll know before me!

Will keep in touch over the next few anxious days, thanks to all for the support,

Elizab

elizab
05-27-2007, 11:10 AM
Hey Tara, Kelly, Julie, Lou Lou and Megan,

It's been a few days since I posted, I suppose I've been trying to concentrate on work to stop myself brooding about the prospects for Wednesday. Also we had the distraction of a national election here, and I was doing some work on that.

Kelly you may have been jealous of my (slightly) sore boobs but now I am very jealous of your spotting - I agree that it sounds like implantation spotting. Here's hoping. Today (after a bad dream last night that involved hospitals, blood tests and a negative outcome) I'm feeling a bit like my period is coming but I know from reading of others' experiences that it may not be significant and dreams can really mess with your head.

Tara, there was a little extra for drugs (about $500, as the government here subsidises the cost of drugs) so yes it does seem to work out a lot cheaper here - one of the very, very few things that is cheaper in Ireland than America believe me! My brother lives in North Carolina, so I have visited the US several times and the cost of living there is much, much cheaper than Ireland, food, houses, cars - but I know that's no consolation when you had to pay out $15,000 for your cycle!

Enjoy Canada and if you ever do decide to come to Ireland (it's great though I probably haven't done a very good PR job in talking about how expensive it can be!) be sure to let me know so we can meet up.

Anyway I am testing at home on Wednesday with a follow-up blood test on Thursday morning at my clinic. So hopefully by Thurs afternoon I'll know definitively. So Kelly you'll know before me!

Will keep in touch over the next few anxious days, thanks to all for the support,

Elizab

hopeforever601
05-27-2007, 06:01 PM
I feel so defeated and them some..

My RE upped my progesterone (by injection) from 1cc once a day to 2cc (once in the morning one at night)

At this point he said all we can do is wait but I am loosing hope. It was bright blood when I wiped just a few mins ago. I feel so defeated.

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-27-2007, 06:01 PM
I feel so defeated and them some..

My RE upped my progesterone (by injection) from 1cc once a day to 2cc (once in the morning one at night)

At this point he said all we can do is wait but I am loosing hope. It was bright blood when I wiped just a few mins ago. I feel so defeated.

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-27-2007, 06:01 PM
I feel so defeated and them some..

My RE upped my progesterone (by injection) from 1cc once a day to 2cc (once in the morning one at night)

At this point he said all we can do is wait but I am loosing hope. It was bright blood when I wiped just a few mins ago. I feel so defeated.

Kelly

elizab
05-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Oh Kelly,

I'm sorry to hear that - but I really hope it still could turn out ok for you.

Thinking of you,

Elizab

elizab
05-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Oh Kelly,

I'm sorry to hear that - but I really hope it still could turn out ok for you.

Thinking of you,

Elizab

elizab
05-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Oh Kelly,

I'm sorry to hear that - but I really hope it still could turn out ok for you.

Thinking of you,

Elizab

hopeforever601
05-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Oh my gosh ! Oh my gosh! Oh my leaping lizards could this be right?

I am 8dp3dt and today on EPT WAS BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

I hope this is for real!

Oh my goodness!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Oh my gosh ! Oh my gosh! Oh my leaping lizards could this be right?

I am 8dp3dt and today on EPT WAS BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

I hope this is for real!

Oh my goodness!

Kelly

hopeforever601
05-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Oh my gosh ! Oh my gosh! Oh my leaping lizards could this be right?

I am 8dp3dt and today on EPT WAS BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

I hope this is for real!

Oh my goodness!

Kelly

tara
05-28-2007, 06:16 PM
Ok, I don't want to say I told you so, BUT

I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

I'm so thrilled for you. Hang in there. I think you had a low dose HCG trigger (sub-q) that was supposed to leave your system quicker than the standard dose (14 days) right? I doubt it would show up on a home pg test today. So I'm going to say what I've been saying all along, you ARE pregnant until your RE says otherwise.

Hang in there! Wednesday is around the corner!!!

Tara

tara
05-28-2007, 06:16 PM
Ok, I don't want to say I told you so, BUT

I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

I'm so thrilled for you. Hang in there. I think you had a low dose HCG trigger (sub-q) that was supposed to leave your system quicker than the standard dose (14 days) right? I doubt it would show up on a home pg test today. So I'm going to say what I've been saying all along, you ARE pregnant until your RE says otherwise.

Hang in there! Wednesday is around the corner!!!

Tara

tara
05-28-2007, 06:16 PM
Ok, I don't want to say I told you so, BUT

I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

I'm so thrilled for you. Hang in there. I think you had a low dose HCG trigger (sub-q) that was supposed to leave your system quicker than the standard dose (14 days) right? I doubt it would show up on a home pg test today. So I'm going to say what I've been saying all along, you ARE pregnant until your RE says otherwise.

Hang in there! Wednesday is around the corner!!!

Tara

hopeforever601
05-30-2007, 02:34 PM
<span class="FTHighlightFont"></span ft><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> IT IS A POSITIVE&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

My DH and I woke up this morning at 3:30AM I couldn't sleep so we got up and I did my treatment. We then got dressed and headed straight to the lab at the hospital. At 5 am labs were drawn and to pass the hour we went to Mcdonalds for breakfast and then walked around WAlmart.

WE got back to hear: Congrats my hcg is 92 at 10dp3dt (they want anything over 20~)

So now the waiting again begins to see if it doubles on Friday. I am cautiously optimistic at this point waiting .....

I still am in shock,

Kelly Asbell

hopeforever601
05-30-2007, 02:34 PM
<span class="FTHighlightFont"></span ft><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> IT IS A POSITIVE&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

My DH and I woke up this morning at 3:30AM I couldn't sleep so we got up and I did my treatment. We then got dressed and headed straight to the lab at the hospital. At 5 am labs were drawn and to pass the hour we went to Mcdonalds for breakfast and then walked around WAlmart.

WE got back to hear: Congrats my hcg is 92 at 10dp3dt (they want anything over 20~)

So now the waiting again begins to see if it doubles on Friday. I am cautiously optimistic at this point waiting .....

I still am in shock,

Kelly Asbell

hopeforever601
05-30-2007, 02:34 PM
<span class="FTHighlightFont"></span ft><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> IT IS A POSITIVE&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

My DH and I woke up this morning at 3:30AM I couldn't sleep so we got up and I did my treatment. We then got dressed and headed straight to the lab at the hospital. At 5 am labs were drawn and to pass the hour we went to Mcdonalds for breakfast and then walked around WAlmart.

WE got back to hear: Congrats my hcg is 92 at 10dp3dt (they want anything over 20~)

So now the waiting again begins to see if it doubles on Friday. I am cautiously optimistic at this point waiting .....

I still am in shock,

Kelly Asbell

hopeforever601
05-30-2007, 02:34 PM
<span class="FTHighlightFont"></span ft><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> IT IS A POSITIVE&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

My DH and I woke up this morning at 3:30AM I couldn't sleep so we got up and I did my treatment. We then got dressed and headed straight to the lab at the hospital. At 5 am labs were drawn and to pass the hour we went to Mcdonalds for breakfast and then walked around WAlmart.

WE got back to hear: Congrats my hcg is 92 at 10dp3dt (they want anything over 20~)

So now the waiting again begins to see if it doubles on Friday. I am cautiously optimistic at this point waiting .....

I still am in shock,

Kelly Asbell

hopeforever601
05-30-2007, 02:34 PM
<span class="FTHighlightFont"></span ft><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> IT IS A POSITIVE&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

My DH and I woke up this morning at 3:30AM I couldn't sleep so we got up and I did my treatment. We then got dressed and headed straight to the lab at the hospital. At 5 am labs were drawn and to pass the hour we went to Mcdonalds for breakfast and then walked around WAlmart.

WE got back to hear: Congrats my hcg is 92 at 10dp3dt (they want anything over 20~)

So now the waiting again begins to see if it doubles on Friday. I am cautiously optimistic at this point waiting .....

I still am in shock,

Kelly Asbell

hopeforever601
05-30-2007, 02:34 PM
<span class="FTHighlightFont"></span ft><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> IT IS A POSITIVE&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

My DH and I woke up this morning at 3:30AM I couldn't sleep so we got up and I did my treatment. We then got dressed and headed straight to the lab at the hospital. At 5 am labs were drawn and to pass the hour we went to Mcdonalds for breakfast and then walked around WAlmart.

WE got back to hear: Congrats my hcg is 92 at 10dp3dt (they want anything over 20~)

So now the waiting again begins to see if it doubles on Friday. I am cautiously optimistic at this point waiting .....

I still am in shock,

Kelly Asbell

Jennifer1981
05-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Congrats!!!

Sounds like multiples... You did IVF, right?

Jennifer1981
05-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Congrats!!!

Sounds like multiples... You did IVF, right?

Jennifer1981
05-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Congrats!!!

Sounds like multiples... You did IVF, right?

Jennifer1981
05-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Congrats!!!

Sounds like multiples... You did IVF, right?

Jennifer1981
05-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Congrats!!!

Sounds like multiples... You did IVF, right?

Jennifer1981
05-30-2007, 03:37 PM
Congrats!!!

Sounds like multiples... You did IVF, right?

tara
05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Kelly,

That sounds like a very strong beta, right where it should be! You are so preggers!!! I'm so happy for you. My beta was 87 at that point. We didn't suspect twins until 10 days later when it skyrocketed.

I probably won't be around until June 9 to check and see if your beta doubled or not. I leave on Friday for a week long trip to Canada. (the twins are so excited to look out the "tiiiiiiny windows" on the plane. LOL!) So if you don't hear from me, that's why! Good luck and Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Are you CFRD btw? I'm borderline but I became insulin dependent during my pregnancy. I could tell right away (before I got my positive beta) that something was wrong with my blood sugars. So keep an eye on that for sure, especially if you're borderline. My insulin dependence did go away after the babies were born, but I'm still borderline.

Tara

tara
05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Kelly,

That sounds like a very strong beta, right where it should be! You are so preggers!!! I'm so happy for you. My beta was 87 at that point. We didn't suspect twins until 10 days later when it skyrocketed.

I probably won't be around until June 9 to check and see if your beta doubled or not. I leave on Friday for a week long trip to Canada. (the twins are so excited to look out the "tiiiiiiny windows" on the plane. LOL!) So if you don't hear from me, that's why! Good luck and Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Are you CFRD btw? I'm borderline but I became insulin dependent during my pregnancy. I could tell right away (before I got my positive beta) that something was wrong with my blood sugars. So keep an eye on that for sure, especially if you're borderline. My insulin dependence did go away after the babies were born, but I'm still borderline.

Tara

tara
05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Kelly,

That sounds like a very strong beta, right where it should be! You are so preggers!!! I'm so happy for you. My beta was 87 at that point. We didn't suspect twins until 10 days later when it skyrocketed.

I probably won't be around until June 9 to check and see if your beta doubled or not. I leave on Friday for a week long trip to Canada. (the twins are so excited to look out the "tiiiiiiny windows" on the plane. LOL!) So if you don't hear from me, that's why! Good luck and Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Are you CFRD btw? I'm borderline but I became insulin dependent during my pregnancy. I could tell right away (before I got my positive beta) that something was wrong with my blood sugars. So keep an eye on that for sure, especially if you're borderline. My insulin dependence did go away after the babies were born, but I'm still borderline.

Tara

tara
05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Kelly,

That sounds like a very strong beta, right where it should be! You are so preggers!!! I'm so happy for you. My beta was 87 at that point. We didn't suspect twins until 10 days later when it skyrocketed.

I probably won't be around until June 9 to check and see if your beta doubled or not. I leave on Friday for a week long trip to Canada. (the twins are so excited to look out the "tiiiiiiny windows" on the plane. LOL!) So if you don't hear from me, that's why! Good luck and Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Are you CFRD btw? I'm borderline but I became insulin dependent during my pregnancy. I could tell right away (before I got my positive beta) that something was wrong with my blood sugars. So keep an eye on that for sure, especially if you're borderline. My insulin dependence did go away after the babies were born, but I'm still borderline.

Tara

tara
05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Kelly,

That sounds like a very strong beta, right where it should be! You are so preggers!!! I'm so happy for you. My beta was 87 at that point. We didn't suspect twins until 10 days later when it skyrocketed.

I probably won't be around until June 9 to check and see if your beta doubled or not. I leave on Friday for a week long trip to Canada. (the twins are so excited to look out the "tiiiiiiny windows" on the plane. LOL!) So if you don't hear from me, that's why! Good luck and Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Are you CFRD btw? I'm borderline but I became insulin dependent during my pregnancy. I could tell right away (before I got my positive beta) that something was wrong with my blood sugars. So keep an eye on that for sure, especially if you're borderline. My insulin dependence did go away after the babies were born, but I'm still borderline.

Tara

tara
05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
Kelly,

That sounds like a very strong beta, right where it should be! You are so preggers!!! I'm so happy for you. My beta was 87 at that point. We didn't suspect twins until 10 days later when it skyrocketed.

I probably won't be around until June 9 to check and see if your beta doubled or not. I leave on Friday for a week long trip to Canada. (the twins are so excited to look out the "tiiiiiiny windows" on the plane. LOL!) So if you don't hear from me, that's why! Good luck and Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Are you CFRD btw? I'm borderline but I became insulin dependent during my pregnancy. I could tell right away (before I got my positive beta) that something was wrong with my blood sugars. So keep an eye on that for sure, especially if you're borderline. My insulin dependence did go away after the babies were born, but I'm still borderline.

Tara

elizab
05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thrilled for you Kelly....

Just absorbing my own bit of news - I also got a BFP!!!
Did a test at home last night, but was very dubious cos the test line was quite faint so did another one this morning with the same result and I actually went in today for my blood test in the clinic - 14 days after transfer (it was going to be Thurs cos I was due to be away with work today but that got cancelled so I could go today!) And me and dh got a phone call in the afternoon confirming the positive.

It's an understatement to say that we are thrilled - but we're trying not to get overexcited because obviously it's very early days.

Can't even remember what my hormone levels were (all a blur!) but she said they were very strong and am going for a v early scan on 20th June so fingers crossed baby!!! does well till then.

Thanks a million for all your support and talk very soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thrilled for you Kelly....

Just absorbing my own bit of news - I also got a BFP!!!
Did a test at home last night, but was very dubious cos the test line was quite faint so did another one this morning with the same result and I actually went in today for my blood test in the clinic - 14 days after transfer (it was going to be Thurs cos I was due to be away with work today but that got cancelled so I could go today!) And me and dh got a phone call in the afternoon confirming the positive.

It's an understatement to say that we are thrilled - but we're trying not to get overexcited because obviously it's very early days.

Can't even remember what my hormone levels were (all a blur!) but she said they were very strong and am going for a v early scan on 20th June so fingers crossed baby!!! does well till then.

Thanks a million for all your support and talk very soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thrilled for you Kelly....

Just absorbing my own bit of news - I also got a BFP!!!
Did a test at home last night, but was very dubious cos the test line was quite faint so did another one this morning with the same result and I actually went in today for my blood test in the clinic - 14 days after transfer (it was going to be Thurs cos I was due to be away with work today but that got cancelled so I could go today!) And me and dh got a phone call in the afternoon confirming the positive.

It's an understatement to say that we are thrilled - but we're trying not to get overexcited because obviously it's very early days.

Can't even remember what my hormone levels were (all a blur!) but she said they were very strong and am going for a v early scan on 20th June so fingers crossed baby!!! does well till then.

Thanks a million for all your support and talk very soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thrilled for you Kelly....

Just absorbing my own bit of news - I also got a BFP!!!
Did a test at home last night, but was very dubious cos the test line was quite faint so did another one this morning with the same result and I actually went in today for my blood test in the clinic - 14 days after transfer (it was going to be Thurs cos I was due to be away with work today but that got cancelled so I could go today!) And me and dh got a phone call in the afternoon confirming the positive.

It's an understatement to say that we are thrilled - but we're trying not to get overexcited because obviously it's very early days.

Can't even remember what my hormone levels were (all a blur!) but she said they were very strong and am going for a v early scan on 20th June so fingers crossed baby!!! does well till then.

Thanks a million for all your support and talk very soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thrilled for you Kelly....

Just absorbing my own bit of news - I also got a BFP!!!
Did a test at home last night, but was very dubious cos the test line was quite faint so did another one this morning with the same result and I actually went in today for my blood test in the clinic - 14 days after transfer (it was going to be Thurs cos I was due to be away with work today but that got cancelled so I could go today!) And me and dh got a phone call in the afternoon confirming the positive.

It's an understatement to say that we are thrilled - but we're trying not to get overexcited because obviously it's very early days.

Can't even remember what my hormone levels were (all a blur!) but she said they were very strong and am going for a v early scan on 20th June so fingers crossed baby!!! does well till then.

Thanks a million for all your support and talk very soon,

Elizab

elizab
05-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Kelly and Tara,

Thrilled for you Kelly....

Just absorbing my own bit of news - I also got a BFP!!!
Did a test at home last night, but was very dubious cos the test line was quite faint so did another one this morning with the same result and I actually went in today for my blood test in the clinic - 14 days after transfer (it was going to be Thurs cos I was due to be away with work today but that got cancelled so I could go today!) And me and dh got a phone call in the afternoon confirming the positive.

It's an understatement to say that we are thrilled - but we're trying not to get overexcited because obviously it's very early days.

Can't even remember what my hormone levels were (all a blur!) but she said they were very strong and am going for a v early scan on 20th June so fingers crossed baby!!! does well till then.

Thanks a million for all your support and talk very soon,

Elizab

tapia
05-30-2007, 05:47 PM
I am so happy for you hopeforever601!!!!

I have been reading almost daily for about a week to see how it works out for you guys...

hopeforever601, was that your first attempt with IVF (your first cycle?)


Anyway...Congrats.

tapia
05-30-2007, 05:47 PM
I am so happy for you hopeforever601!!!!

I have been reading almost daily for about a week to see how it works out for you guys...

hopeforever601, was that your first attempt with IVF (your first cycle?)


Anyway...Congrats.

tapia
05-30-2007, 05:47 PM
I am so happy for you hopeforever601!!!!

I have been reading almost daily for about a week to see how it works out for you guys...

hopeforever601, was that your first attempt with IVF (your first cycle?)


Anyway...Congrats.

tapia
05-30-2007, 05:47 PM
I am so happy for you hopeforever601!!!!

I have been reading almost daily for about a week to see how it works out for you guys...

hopeforever601, was that your first attempt with IVF (your first cycle?)


Anyway...Congrats.

tapia
05-30-2007, 05:47 PM
I am so happy for you hopeforever601!!!!

I have been reading almost daily for about a week to see how it works out for you guys...

hopeforever601, was that your first attempt with IVF (your first cycle?)


Anyway...Congrats.

tapia
05-30-2007, 05:47 PM
I am so happy for you hopeforever601!!!!

I have been reading almost daily for about a week to see how it works out for you guys...

hopeforever601, was that your first attempt with IVF (your first cycle?)


Anyway...Congrats.

LouLou
05-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Kelly and Elizabeth,

Congratulations! Now the fun begins :-) I have thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy. I wish you two a wonderful journey into motherhood.

LouLou
05-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Kelly and Elizabeth,

Congratulations! Now the fun begins :-) I have thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy. I wish you two a wonderful journey into motherhood.

LouLou
05-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Kelly and Elizabeth,

Congratulations! Now the fun begins :-) I have thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy. I wish you two a wonderful journey into motherhood.

LouLou
05-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Kelly and Elizabeth,

Congratulations! Now the fun begins :-) I have thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy. I wish you two a wonderful journey into motherhood.