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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
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.
Hi Pookietooth, it's so encouraging to see successful stims and ERs! Congrats :
I've heard that the anti-anxiety meds not only help you relax during the ET, they also help relax the uterus. When they dilate the cervix to place the embies, it can cause uterine contractions. I cant say I'm an expert on this or anything, but that is what I understand about it. I'm going to have acupuncture to relax the uterus, but I will probably also take the meds so my mind is not too stressed. Hope that helps. GL, I know you'll do great

to all! I'm off to give my first stim shot of Bravelle!:
post #362 of 422
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
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.
Pookie, they gave me a valium that wasn't optional. They said it's more to relax my organs than my mental state. I took it exactly an hour before but didn't feel the mental effects until about an hour after the procedure, when I dozed off in the car. Not sure if it did anything for them internally....kinda doubt it.
post #363 of 422
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
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.
They didn't suggest any drugs for my ET. The ET really wasn't more than a typical pap smear experience for me. Good luck!
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Hey girls, thought I'd give one last update before Jan IVF gets put to rest. So today I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY I had the paracentesis, aka drained, and am feeling like 1000 times better. They took out 4 liters of fluid, a little more than a gallon!!! It was so satisfying, let me tell you. I don't think I've ever been so happy. There's still quite a bit of fluid in there - I had gained a total of 22 lbs, and today's procedure removed 10 lbs, so I'm still up 12. But I can move and I have my life back

Why did they finally agree to do it? First of all, I have NO IDEA why they were so resistant about doing it. It was so simple and easy, and the relief is unmeasurable. This morning I woke up hearing popping sounds when I inhaled so I did some googling and sure enough, fluid in the lungs. This is the determining factor my doctors have been waiting for, in order to give me this drain. Why we had to wait for this I have no clue. I hope they use me as a study so the next person doesn't suffer so long.

So I called the doc, she had me check into the ER, they did a full ultrasound including the lungs, and then I got my drain. I was there for 6 hours today, but the procedure itself took about 30 min. The doctor ultrasounded me for awhile to find the biggest pocket of fluid she could, sterilized the area, pricked me with a teeny tiny Lidocaine needle, poked in the drain needle (didn't look at it, uncomfortable pressure for about 4 seconds) which got replaced with a flimsy catheter thing (as to not risk piercing any organs) and the fluid came gushing out full force. Such a relief, best feeling EVER

Other good news - the ultrasound technologist found a "probable gestational sac", which is what they must call it at this early stage. I'm only 5 weeks today. She said it's in a good location. And my HCG today was 2411 (21 DPR). Today, after the drain, seems to be the first time I've let myself be happy about it. Only happy positive vibes from now on.

Thank you everyone for all your support and sympathies. This was truly the most difficult thing I've ever had to go through and you guys were really there for me
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wow jazcat, that is quite a story! i still can't belive this happened to you. i am so glad you are feeling much better. and congratulations on the pregnancy!!!

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That is such great news jazcat! I am so glad it's worked out for you! :::::::::
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Jaz - so glad you're feeling better and have good beta's! Congrats and now you can finally enjoy it! That's great that you already saw the U/S. I have to wait another week still. I have not received a due date yet - i guess they wait til they see the heartbeat. But I looked it up on an online calculator and it said Oct. 3rd. Are you the 6th?

Snow - good luck with your b/w in the next couple days! :

Pookie - I hope ET goes well today!

MTA - when do you POAS or get your B/W done? good luck to you too!

Is everyone else on the Feb. IVF thread then?


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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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I'm going with October 8th for now. My doctors will probably say October 5th. October 8 is based on the Mittendorf-Williams calculation, the docs typically use Naegle's calculation or ultrasound measuring. Yes, it's true, I'm a due date nerd
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Joy and Jaz, October babies are my favorite! I have always wanted an October baby...I am crossing my fingers that I get one!

Yogi, how was you u/s? How many are you cookin' - 1 or 2?
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Well, they transferred three embryos today. All 11 made it to day five, so they will be freezing the other 8, although the ones they transferred were the best quality. I hope at least one sticks!
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Pookie - congrats! that sounds very promising. : for your 2WW!

Snow - so when will you find out? fingers crossed!

Jaz - wow, I never heard of any of those due date methods. I never got past IF tx to be able to geek out on the rest of it Do you have a second U/S scheduled?
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Joy, No, I don't. I know I'm supposed to go back to my IVF doctor for the next u/s, but I really don't want to because they are over an hour away. So I'm kinda hoping they don't call me soon and then I'll make an appt locally with a regular ob, who took care of me at the hospital here. How about you? Should be seeing a heartbeat in about 1.5-2 weeks!

Here's a couple of calculators:
mittendorf - http://www.dateoflife.com/prod02.htm (this works backwards so plug in birthdays till you get your conception date)

http://www.ivf.ca/duedate.php
post #373 of 422
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
Well, they transferred three embryos today. All 11 made it to day five, so they will be freezing the other 8, although the ones they transferred were the best quality. I hope at least one sticks!
That is really amazing that all made it to day 5!!! Really amazing!
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After 22 months of TTC I received my first BFP today! The nurse said my hcg was 454. I feel very relieved and happy right now. Thank you all for being so supportive on this tough journey.
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YAY SNOWBELL!!!!! Congratulations!!!! That is a great number too. Check out this page if you haven't seen it - http://www.squidoo.com/16dpo#module4162806
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: : SNOWBELL : :
I'm sitting here crying with joy for you. And, Wow, 454 is a great number!
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CONGRATULATIONS SNOWBELL!

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Snowbell - that's amazing!!! Congrats! What a number!!!! how many did you transfer??? What day was your b/w done?
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Jaz - I know what you mean about going to your own doc. I just want to graduate from my clinic, get my due date, and go to a regular obgyn! But they might keep me at my clinic until the 8 week u/s.
Those calc's are confusing! but thanks for the links. One gave me Oct. 3rd and the other Oct. 10th.
That link on beta's is interesting too. I never saw those correlations before.

So are all you Jan. BPF's going over to the Oct. 09 DDC? I won't be going over until I have my u/s and see the heartbeat and finally get my due date. It'd be great to keep in touch through the pregnancies!


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Joy, No, I don't. I know I'm supposed to go back to my IVF doctor for the next u/s, but I really don't want to because they are over an hour away. So I'm kinda hoping they don't call me soon and then I'll make an appt locally with a regular ob, who took care of me at the hospital here. How about you? Should be seeing a heartbeat in about 1.5-2 weeks!

Here's a couple of calculators:
mittendorf - http://www.dateoflife.com/prod02.htm (this works backwards so plug in birthdays till you get your conception date)

http://www.ivf.ca/duedate.php
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So, I might be missing something, but I think all of us who did the actual IVF ER/ET (or IUI as fate may have had it) during January got BFP's!? Yogi, Jaz, Snow & myself. MomToAlexis is kind of spanning Jan/Feb. I think.
Am I missing anyone who did ET in Jan?
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