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post #41 of 391
hi ladies - im coming back out of lurkdom in an effort to save this thread from disappearing off the main page!

after three weeks of bcps, AF showed for me on monday & i started estrace. holy h*ll. i'm NOT a fan of this drug - i've pretty much been in tears ever since i started it. im only taking 1 pill a day now, will gradually step up over the next two weeks. im kinda scared of what 2 pills and 3 pills a day will do to me!

u/s lining-check scheduled for 2/2, hopefully doing a FET later that week.

hi to all.

~s.
post #42 of 391
Yes abeecharmer, these drugs are crazy making. Own it. Warn your dh and try to get lots and lots of sleep, as well as eating well and all that. I am weepy, cranky mess during this process, my dh just knows. And I try to avoid triggering situations at work, I am just NOT going to deal with things in my best possible manner. Are you really a bee charmer? I've always wanted to keep bees! Thanks for keeping the thread alive!

AFM, last week of bcp's, suppression is kicking in (wacko wacko times). I am considering booking a week or so off of work around the potential ET date. My last FET in December was a BFN and I was really stressed with work, I'd like to do better on that this time.

Hope y'all are well!!!!
post #43 of 391
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My lining check is tomorrow.. and if it looks good, transfer will be the 30th! woot! I have been on intramuscular delestrogen... and it seems the first week made me crazy, and now it's mellowed out. phew.

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post #44 of 391
hi ladies!!

CRM - i am working on "owning" the craziness! after a tearful night, i explained to my dp this morning that im just really, really emotional and need her to be extra super-duper nice right now. for my part, i am going to try to breathe for a second or two before reacting (which is very hard)!

no, i dont keep bees. the screen name is a reference to the movie fried green tomatoes ("you're just a bee charmer idgie threadgoode. that's what you are. a bee charmer..." - ruth) my parents are in the process of getting bees though. they are starting a 12 week how-to course and will get a hive at the end. they are very excited. this is in addition to the 10 hens they got last year. all right in the middle of suburbia!

chiromama - good luck with the lining check tomorrow!! why does it take 9 days after a good lining report to do the transfer? this is my FET, so im just getting the info doled out in bits and pieces by my RE. my lining check is 2/2 and they said i had to be on PIO for 4-5 days before transfer, so i was thinking transfer would be later that week (if lining looked good). is that not the case?

~s.
post #45 of 391
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Beecharmer, this is my first FET also... so I dont' know why the lining check is 9 days before. this is just a tentative transfer date, based on what they find tomorrow. The calendar says I'll start PIO on sunday, for a friday jan 30 txfr... so i assume if things look good tmo, that we'll stick with this plan. I figure my clinic knows what they are doing, they have a HUGE donor egg program that people come from all over the country for. : In this instance with my healthcare, i just do what I'm told.

Cool about your parents getting bees! we were planning on getting chickens this spring... then I found out I am newly allergic (or re-allergic, i was as a child, then outgrew it) to eggs. I'm not keeping chickens if I can't eat the eggs!
post #46 of 391
I may be totally off base here, so feel free to ignore.

Can you take the estrace vaginally? I'm on this med for lowering prolactin levels. The side effects were killing me (insomina, nausea, craziness). I called the office to complain and they recommended I take it vaginally instead of orally. The difference was amazing! Just a thought. . . I hope it gets better for you.

Good luck to all of you!
post #47 of 391
I love fried green tomatoes! And your parents sound awesome. We're doing something similar in our suburban home but with no bees.

AFM: I've been on bcp's for a week and a half. This AM I started to spot. ??? Not sure what that is about...maybe that cyst I had. She mentioned she saw some old blood on the u/s where the cyst was. That might be good news, as she may not have to drain it if it burst.

The bcp were making me super tired but I feel okay if I take mega-vitamins.

Other than that, nothing to report. Still just waiting for my next u/s on the 2nd.
post #48 of 391
chiromama - how did the u/s go this morning?? : hope your lining looked nice and fluffy and you are set for your transfer next week. how many embies are you planning to transfer? too bad about the egg allergy ~ i agree it wouldn't make much sense to have chickens if you cant eat the eggs

julia's mom - thanks for the advice, i'll ask my RE.

tara - hi!!! i spotted the whole three weeks i was on bcps (which got very old, very quickly). is the u/s on the 2nd is to check the ovarian cyst? if it's gone, do you know how soon you'll get started on your FET?

~s.
post #49 of 391
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Oh I knew I forgot to update somewhere!
I just got the call, my estradiol was 895, and everything is a go for transfer next week. My lining was textbook perfect : I love being boring and normal sometimes! So I start my PIO shots on sunday and transfer is next friday! woot!
We will transfer two embryos. I don't want to have to think about reduction, and don't think I want to tempt fate with triplets.
post #50 of 391
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hi ladies!!

CRM - i am working on "owning" the craziness! after a tearful night, i explained to my dp this morning that im just really, really emotional and need her to be extra super-duper nice right now. for my part, i am going to try to breathe for a second or two before reacting (which is very hard)!

no, i dont keep bees. the screen name is a reference to the movie fried green tomatoes ("you're just a bee charmer idgie threadgoode. that's what you are. a bee charmer..." - ruth) my parents are in the process of getting bees though. they are starting a 12 week how-to course and will get a hive at the end. they are very excited. this is in addition to the 10 hens they got last year. all right in the middle of suburbia!
I hope that didn't sound harsh (it's the drugs talking!!) What I mean by "owning" it, is just to take it easy on yourself, warn loved ones, and avoid tough, tiring and irritating situations, eat well, sleep lots, etc. Like I said to my dh today "please stop saying things that could be construed as criticizing my parenting skills". By the way, I'm on the drugs again, do the math and walk softly, dude. Hopefully your dp can help you through this. It is hard for the dp's too, they are excited and have a lot invested, but for us it is so intense in a different way.

I totally thought your screen name might be a Fried Green reference, love that movie!!! It is probably part of why I'd like to keep bees. Your parents are living large in surburbia, I would be excited, too!!! I think it is so awesome that people are doing this kind of thing. I read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" recently and it so motivated me. Will you get eggs and honey from them or do they live far away?

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Cool about your parents getting bees! we were planning on getting chickens this spring... then I found out I am newly allergic (or re-allergic, i was as a child, then outgrew it) to eggs. I'm not keeping chickens if I can't eat the eggs!
And I would keep chickens if they didn't give me the big time heebie jeebies. I eat a lot of eggs, but I feel about chickens the way a lot of people feel about snakes. I keep hoping I'll find someone to "share" chickens with, I'll pay for part of the feed if they keep them in their yard.

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Can you take the estrace vaginally? I'm on this med for lowering prolactin levels. The side effects were killing me (insomina, nausea, craziness). I called the office to complain and they recommended I take it vaginally instead of orally. The difference was amazing! Just a thought. . . I hope it gets better for you.
Thanks so much for this tip, I am going to look into it (if I can remember to, brain melting....)

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The bcp were making me super tired but I feel okay if I take mega-vitamins.
What kind of mega-vitamins? How high were the doses?

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Oh I knew I forgot to update somewhere!
I just got the call, my estradiol was 895, and everything is a go for transfer next week. My lining was textbook perfect : I love being boring and normal sometimes! So I start my PIO shots on sunday and transfer is next friday! woot!
We will transfer two embryos. I don't want to have to think about reduction, and don't think I want to tempt fate with triplets.
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! The timing of these is so different, with my last FET in Nov/Dec, I didn't have any b/w or u/s until I had been on the estrace for 14 days, then they said my lining was great, but didn't do my ET for 8 more days!!!! FET's have lower priority than fresh IVF cycles and they were getting ready to close for Christmas, it was all so annoying.

Is anyone actually getting any exercise in? If so, what? And is it helping? I am so bloody tired and grumpy!!!!

: everyone!!!!!
post #51 of 391
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I've been on the delestrogen for a couple of weeks, and start PIO 5 days before my transfer... which will be on CD26 I think, 8 days from now. Our clinic does a LOT of FET/donor egg cycles (treats them the same way) and this morning the doc said this was perfect timing... so I'll take him at his word.
I already have an appt for my hCG check! crazy!
post #52 of 391
S: Yes, the u/s is on the 2nd. If the cyst is still there she will drain it. If not we wait for my cycle to start, which should come on by Thursday of that week. My transfer would be approx 21 days after first day of AF.

CRM: I take my prenatals but they are 3x a day so I usually only remember once, maybe twice. I also take a B complex and 1000mg of vitamin C and sometimes some joint stuff (MSM, glucosimine). They aren't really "megas" but it's a lot for me! I loathe taking vitamins; they make me feel ill.

As for excercise: I did go indoor rock climbing yesterday. That was a blast and I think we'll do it more often. But otherwise I avoid things that suck.
post #53 of 391
chiromama - yay!!! glad the lining check went well & you get to go forward with your ET next week. we are going to transfer 2 embryos too.

crm - you didn't sound "harsh" at all! i knew what you meant, no worries. i loved "animal, vegetable, mineral," it made me want to run off to the country and be a farmer. my parents live about 5 minutes away, so we get tons of eggs and are looking forward to the honey.

tara - i share your philosophy on exercise!! so, assuming the u/s looks good, you're looking at an ET around the end of Feb?

hope everyone has fun weekend plans.

-s.
post #54 of 391
S: Yup, the 26th of Feb if things go exactly according to plan. lol

chiromama: I missed the good news! Yay for textbook boring! I think we could all use some of that.
post #55 of 391
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crm - you didn't sound "harsh" at all! i knew what you meant, no worries. i loved "animal, vegetable, mineral," it made me want to run off to the country and be a farmer. my parents live about 5 minutes away, so we get tons of eggs and are looking forward to the honey.

-s.
Good, I worry about hurting feelings, no one needs that around here!! Re: A, V, M - Me, too!! I have two big south facing raised beds, I had my first vegetable garden last year. With no knowledge, I just planted stuff and it went really well and now I am wondering how soon I can start seeds in my peat pot starter. OrganicSister, I just had a quick look at your blog, you make me feel so lazy!!! Sounds like you are doing and growing a lot. We are in danger of turning this into a gardening/local eating thread!!!

I am trying to not think too much about dates, my last FET did not go like I had though it might (and planned my work life around). I don't want to get my hopes up and have to re-configure all of my plans. I have to wait for AF (only 2 more bcps), then they book an u/s 14 days after starting estrace (which they had me do last time on day 1, but no knowing if that will be exactly the same this time). I have quite a bit of flexibility with work, so once I get AF, I will book some time off for when I will likely have ET. My last FET I was a complete stress case, cannot have helped things.

My dd chose a video at the library and I didn't realize until we got it home that it is all about learning to accept new siblings. And of course she wants to watch it over and over... It will happen and I guess she'll be ready. Think positive, right?
post #56 of 391
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). My dd chose a video at the library and I didn't realize until we got it home that it is all about learning to accept new siblings. And of course she wants to watch it over and over... It will happen and I guess she'll be ready. Think positive, right?
Children can be`intrinsicly wise!!!!! Hope this is it for you!!!
post #57 of 391
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yes, crm think positive!
Were at the beach for the weekend and I've developed a wretched cough/cold. Ruby is crabby as all get out. PIO shots start when we get home tomorrow!
post #58 of 391
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Good, I worry about hurting feelings, no one needs that around here!! Re: A, V, M - Me, too!! I have two big south facing raised beds, I had my first vegetable garden last year. With no knowledge, I just planted stuff and it went really well and now I am wondering how soon I can start seeds in my peat pot starter. OrganicSister, I just had a quick look at your blog, you make me feel so lazy!!! Sounds like you are doing and growing a lot. We are in danger of turning this into a gardening/local eating thread!!!
LOL I could easily turn any thread into a gardening thread. Could talk for ages. And yes I'm pretty dang busy right now (although it's only to make up for the 4 weeks during the summer heat where we do nothing but whine indoors). Trying to get all the physical stuff done before I start any real meds. Everyone keeps asking why I'm in such a hurry to get it all done so soon, but only some people know what we're doing ("Organic"Sister is doing what?!?!) so I've had a hard time describing my rush to finish.

Two more weeks of bcp's for me...Good thing I have plenty to do or I'd be going crazy right about now.
post #59 of 391
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so I started oral progesterone today. Omg I forgot how high it made me! 90 min of dizzy spins, confusion, crazy! Hopefully it will lessen as the progesterone builds up in my body, or I don't know how I'll get thru the next few weeks! PIO shots start tonight . Fun.
post #60 of 391
tara - i think its high time things start going according to plan!! i hope everything looks good at your u/s next week and you get the green light.

crm - i love the organic gardening subtheme that is developing here!! my favorite summer vegetables are tomatoes. seriously, i could eat them at every meal, all summer long. my mom and i just flipped through an heirloom catalog and picked out this year's seeds, so we'll be getting ours going soon. thats a great story about your dd, i agree with naturalmom on her intuition!! hope the PIO shot went okay tonight. im dreading starting those up again. . .

hi to those i missed! hope everyone had a good weekend.

-s
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