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Originally Posted by snowbell View Post
jaz, how are you? i hope everything is going well.
I was just going to ask the same thing. JAZ, Thinking about you

Snowbell, how are YOU?

GL tomorrow Pookie!
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JOY-:::, So so happy for you, I knew how upset you were about the cancelled cycle but God was with you and has given you what you deserve. Happy and Healthy 9 months.

AFM- Sorry I haven't been around too much. My mom and MIL both had surgery this week and I haven't been feeling too well with all the stimming. Good thing was I have been so busy that time is fltying by. Had our ER today.
21 eggies:, now I know why I had so much cramping, I had more eggs than a puppy in there.lol. Just woke up, been sleeping all day and trying to take it easy, had a lot of cramping earlier but took some Motrin and its eased up. Hope everyone else is doing okay.

Pookie-How did it go for you. I figured a couple weeks ago we would be on the same exact schedule.
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Yes, Jaz - wondering how you're doing and hoping you're resting and feeling better with a bean or two on the way

MTA & Pookie - congrats on your ER's! How did it go for you, Pookie?

Snow- how's the 2ww going? when do you get to test? lot's of :

Belly & Lucky - good luck with the stims. such an exciting time of possibilities!

Poet - when do you start your IVF? I wish you the best of luck this cycle!

AFM - I have a terrible sprained neck (thanks to my chiro who basically whiplashed me) so I slept face-down on my massage table last night with a heated rice pack and woke up SOOOOOO puffy (I looked like a little piggy) and dizzy & nauseous. I thought I brain damaged myself. But it seems to be worn off now. I'm off to a new chiro to see if I can get rid of this pain I've had for a week and maybe be able to move my neck again....
I'm so happy about the BFP, I wish I could feel more upbeat but I'm in so much neck pain. Oh btw - my third beta came back at 2035, so I'm good to wait TWO WEEKS for my 1st U/S!
: for everyone including the embabies in utero and in petri dishes !

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Originally Posted by poetgirl View Post
I was just going to ask the same thing. JAZ, Thinking about you

Snowbell, how are YOU?

GL tomorrow Pookie!
post #344 of 422
Joy, What a wonderful surprise!!!! So happy for you!!! I wish you a very happy and healthy 9 months


So I spent 3 nights in the hospital, after checking into the ER on Monday. Monday morning I puked my guts out, could barely stand up, so off we went. Apparently I was extremely dehydrated, elevated cell counts, severe OHSS. So they pumped me with saline, calcium, heparin, blood draws, etc, round the clock. My belly and back pain got excrutiating, but they refused to drain my abdomen, unless it affected my breathing. Despite this disagreement, I loved my doctors and got stellar care. So now my blood is back to normal, but I'm enormous. I'm finally starting to pee more. The hope is now my blood and vessels are normal enough that they'll start pulling the fluid out of my abdomen and into my bladder. I'm pretty immobile, tho not quite as painful has yesterday. I'm about 20 lbs heavier than I was a week ago. DH has been so wonderful, and the major plus is that our DS is thrilled to get so much 1-1 time with his dad....brought tears to my eyes tonight. There's a new connection there. DS being happy about his dad trumps missing me for 3 days.

I am pregnant, but I think not for long. My Monday HCG was 221 and Wednesdays was 283. I'm taking another one tomorrow and if doesn't increase by 66%, it's over. I have mixed feelings about it....I don't think I'll be shedding any tears if we lose it. This has been so tough and if it is a viable pregnancy, I'm going to constantly worry about all the drugs, the HCG numbers, etc. I so want to feel normal and have a healthy pregnancy from day 1. Tomorrow we'll find out.

How's everyone else? Gosh, it's almost February.
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Oh Jaz- I knew you must have been hospitalized. I am so sorry this is happening. Please take good care of yourself. I am thinking of you.
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Jaz - My heart goes out to you! I know how you feel going thru all of that. It took about 2 weeks for my fluid to resolve but I don't think I was ever pregnant. If u are still pregnant, you may retain fluid longer. I really feel for you! Stay strong.
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JAZ So so sorry you are going through this. Please be good to yourself and it sounds like you have a great family to care for you. You are in my prayers.
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Jaz--I hope you are feeling better. I felt so bad when you said you were hospitalized. You have been through alot lately. I am hoping your numbers go up.
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Jaz, so sorry to hear about the hospitalization and the possible loss of your pregnancy. I hope your numbers go up. to you.

MomtoAlexis, congrats on all the eggies. I had just 15, but given my age, that's not too bad I guess. They will decide soon when to do the transfer --- either Sunday or Tuesday the doctor said. Depends on how many make it to day 3.
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Jaz - what an ordeal you've had to go through. I'm glad you got treated. that sounds so scary. I want to first congratulate you on getting pregnant! Even though it's been so painful and you've felt terrible, you now know you can conceive and implant, no matter what happens with this one. That is something to be glad about. I was also wondering how accurate your betas would be since you have so much going on with fluid and blood vessels. I don't understand it all, but if your blood volume is not normal, would your b/w be accurate?
I hope whatever happens is something that makes you feel better physically and emotionally and gives you hope for the future.

MTA & Pookie- congrats on such good #'s. Pookie, I think 15 eggs is great. I'm 38 and only have an antral count of 9 so I would never get more than that anyway. So, at 43, 15 sounds awesome to me! good luck on ET to you both - when?
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Oh Jaz, I was afraid this was happening for you. I am so sorry. I hope you heal well now and wish you whatever is best for you and your pregnancy. You've been through a lot. Your DH sounds like a great guy. all around.

: Pookie and MomtoAlexis! Great retrievals you two. Hope the next few days go smoothly. Grow embies grow!

: to Snowbell as the wait gets more challenging...:
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I'm so grateful for all your support and kind words - a big heartfelt THANK YOU!!! I don't know what I would do without this place. Now half the stress is trying to explain in real life to people I really don't want to explain anything to. I know they're genuinely concerned, but also curious and a simple "I don't feel well" doesn't cut it when I've been MIA for several days now. Here I can just let it all loose

My HCG number today is 720. So we have 221, 286 and 720. What do you all think? Anyone heard of a pregnancy progressing normally without doubling numbers? Anyone know of a good online resource re: HCG numbers? The numbers on advancedfertility.com seem low.
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Jaz-

My numbers were 116, 160, 640, and we have a very active 10 week little baby in the oven with a HR of 184. Don't give up hope. I know its hard, I went an entire weekend thinking it was over, but it isn't.
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Jaz, I am so glad to hear from you! You have been through so much - I hope you are starting to feel better today. Those numbers sound good - congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope the OHSS goes away soon, so you can start the happy and healthy part of the nine months!

Pookie and MomtoAlexis, great retrievals! When are your ETs?

afm - Not much to report. I feel symptoms that could be either preg. symptoms or PIO side effects. I'm not POAS, so I will know next Thursday if I'm pregnant. Unless my period comes first. Did anyone get their period while doing PIO? I got mine while doing the suppositories but I'm thinking the PIO are stronger and will keep AF away.
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Yay - those are great numbers. check out www.betabase.info.
you'll see that beta's vary widely in pregnancy.
I hope you start feeling better to enjoy this progression pregnancy!

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Originally Posted by jazcat View Post
I'm so grateful for all your support and kind words - a big heartfelt THANK YOU!!! I don't know what I would do without this place. Now half the stress is trying to explain in real life to people I really don't want to explain anything to. I know they're genuinely concerned, but also curious and a simple "I don't feel well" doesn't cut it when I've been MIA for several days now. Here I can just let it all loose

My HCG number today is 720. So we have 221, 286 and 720. What do you all think? Anyone heard of a pregnancy progressing normally without doubling numbers? Anyone know of a good online resource re: HCG numbers? The numbers on advancedfertility.com seem low.
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My ET is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow at 12:30, but they will call in the am to let me know if they think they have enough to go to day 5, which is supposed to be better (more chances that at least one will implant).
Joy, I hope your betas are just an indicator that your pregnancy is slowly progressing. Fingers crossed for you.
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Pookietooth--gl on the ET. I wanted to earlier to congratulate you on your egg retrieval. I am impressed you got so many eggs. This is a good sign.

MomtoA--how are you doing on your ET. You must be getting excited also.

Snowbell- I have my fx for you. How many dpo are you?

Jazcat- your betas look good and hope you are feeling better.

I been following you all you gals here. GL also to poetgirl and luckyivf and hoping for the best for you all.
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Originally Posted by wtg4miracle View Post

Snowbell- I have my fx for you. How many dpo are you?
Thanks wtg4miracle! I am 9dp3dt...I guess that means I am 12dpo. Getting close to Beta day!
post #359 of 422
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Originally Posted by joyakshi View Post
Yay - those are great numbers. check out www.betabase.info.
you'll see that beta's vary widely in pregnancy.
I hope you start feeling better to enjoy this progression pregnancy!
Thanks Joy. What a great site. I'm trying to let go of the anger right now and feel more positive about the pregnancy. How are you feeling? We should have about the same due date I think.
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Well, they called today to say that they are pushing out the ET to Tuesday, which is great news! Apparently a lot of them survived to three days old. They have prescribed Tranxene for me to take one hour before the ET, but it's optional. Anyone with any experience have anything to suggest about that? I hate to add even more drugs, but if it would help things, I would do it.
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