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post #141 of 197
wtg, I think about you all the time. I do hope that you're able to find some peace with the path that you choose.

AFM, just trying to survive another tww. DH and I just spoke and decided that we won't do Letrozole again next month. We'll move right onto the injectibles. So two months of injectibles and then IVF would be next for us. Makes more sense than doing another month of Letrozole to end up with one egg which I would have on my own anyway.
post #142 of 197
Lola- Wow, what suckitude. Very peuliar. Have you had a HSG? I wonder at wgt's idea of fibroids.

Daisy- Injectibles aren't bad. I hope you don't need them though.

Wgt- I read your other thread. Wow, how many blows can you take? I hope you can get answers from your surgeon. Let us know. Hugs to you.

AFM- Nothing new. Follies 10 and 12 mm, estrodial in the 70's still. Inrcease the gonal-f, follie study Sat.
post #143 of 197
Crystal - good luck with the old school baby makin'. : That made me laugh, thanks for the smiles!

C'smom -

Just wanted to chime in on the suppositories....I know I am a little late, but the concrete comment was hillarious! : It's my first time using them and it is just plain disgusting!
post #144 of 197
I'm sorry I haven't kept up with the thread this month, though I have finally read all of it. It's great to see that a few got bfps this month!

AFM, IUI#2 was not successful and I'm waiting for AF. There will be no IUI this cycle because my dr. needs to figure out why she had such a hard time getting the catheter through my cervix. So that should be fun.

s and best of luck to everyone and thanks Libbylou for keeping the thread again this month.
post #145 of 197
needle- I hope you get your cervix figured out.

daisy- Sounds like a good plan.

AFM- Got a + OPK today so our IUI is tomorrow morning. Although I am kinda worried about the timing because I have been O'ing about 36 hours after the + OPK. Our IUI will be 24 hours after our +OPK this time. That leaves 12 hours that the sperm have to wait around for the egg. And we all know that washed sperm don't live nearly as long as unwashed.
post #146 of 197
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needle- I hope you get your cervix figured out.

daisy- Sounds like a good plan.

AFM- Got a + OPK today so our IUI is tomorrow morning. Although I am kinda worried about the timing because I have been O'ing about 36 hours after the + OPK. Our IUI will be 24 hours after our +OPK this time. That leaves 12 hours that the sperm have to wait around for the egg. And we all know that washed sperm don't live nearly as long as unwashed.

You may have heard this before, but with DS our doctor told us to bd 6-12 hours after the IUI to give us the best chance.
post #147 of 197
IUI cancelled.

Due to lab error in the washing process, the sperm died.

Heartbroken right now.
post #148 of 197
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IUI cancelled.

Due to lab error in the washing process, the sperm died.

Heartbroken right now.
This sucks terribly. I am so sorry. Why now? Oh Nummies.
BD tonight with a glass of wine and tomorrow morning. You never know.
post #149 of 197
Oh Nummies, I am so sorry! I can only imagine how upset you are right now. It is so unfair that something like that would happen!
post #150 of 197
nummies--So sorry. I wrote in the Feb IUI part. I don't know why this nonsense stuff is happening to us lately. ugh

needle--What do you think is wrong with your cervix. I am the queen of cervix problems. You can ask me any questions and might be able to help. I just had to do an hysteroscopy/lap with dialation and curettege to open my cervix up. It was success for the cervix.

AFM--I talked to one of the receptionists at the desk and they told me they could read off the notes of his post-op. Well its distal part of the tubes. I guess theres total blockage on both tubes. She said the doc wrote in big laters IVF only option. I told her about the possible fluid build up in the tubes that might cause miscarriage in the implanted embryos. She saw no where in my notes of any kind of fluid. She told me to stop reading the internet and I told her if theres is total blockage then theres 90% chance there is fluid. He should of taken them out. There has been many research and data out there that the fluid build-up is detrimental to growing fetuses. Then she told me its best to talk to him when I go to my post-op visit.
post #151 of 197
Nummies: that is truly horrible. WTH??? Anything they can do to prevent it from happening again?? Ugghhh


WTG: I would agree that waiting to talk to the doctor is probably a good idea. Although I don't think what you said should be dismissed as internet foolishness. To me it seems that it's up to the doctor to explain why what you read is wrong, otherwise .......it's right. You of everyone have a reason to not completely trust what a doctor says or does.
post #152 of 197
Thank you all for the hugs and support during this crappy week....it means a lot. I am doing much better now. The bleeding has stopped, only as of this morning...I guess due to the progesterone. My doctor said to take them until my beta next Monday, and WHEN it comes back negative (not if) then he wants to talk to me about a next step, which I'm presuming will be ivf. Then , I talked to his nurse who said tha while the bleeding is unusual, she has seen it before with patients new to letrozole, and that I still have a possibility of the iui being successful, which made me breathe a whole lot better!! So, now I just wait for another week, and then go from there.....not giving up yet! I think the initial shock of seeing blood so soon reminded me of my m/c, and put me into a funk, which I am now crawling out of!!

nummies, that totally sucks for you!! I have never heard of that happening, I hope you are being compensated in some way......maybe a free session next cycle?? Hang in there.....

gumby, thanks again and take good care of yourself!!

Good wishes and vibes to all of us....may our journeys end soon!
post #153 of 197
AFM--I talked to one of the receptionists at the desk and they told me they could read off the notes of his post-op. Well its distal part of the tubes. I guess theres total blockage on both tubes. She said the doc wrote in big laters IVF only option. I told her about the possible fluid build up in the tubes that might cause miscarriage in the implanted embryos. She saw no where in my notes of any kind of fluid. She told me to stop reading the internet and I told her if theres is total blockage then theres 90% chance there is fluid. He should of taken them out. There has been many research and data out there that the fluid build-up is detrimental to growing fetuses. Then she told me its best to talk to him when I go to my post-op visit.[/QUOTE]

wtg- I NEVER listen when people tell me to stay off the internet....I believe that we are our best advocates and need to educate ourselves....
post #154 of 197
Nummies- WHAT? My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry. Def BD though. And I would have a few choice words for the lab, like they wasted your whole cycle and should cover the costs incurred to you. Please take care of yourself.

Lola- Wow, what an odd occurance. Its good to hear there is still a chance for this cycle. Hang in there.

Wgt- You have every right to ask questions. Like Lola says, we are our own and best advocate. The internet crack by the receptionist was uncalled for. You should be reading everything possible. Next time say you read it in a medical journal. (which are on the internet alot!)

AFM- Follie study done earlier today. I have ....1 follie. I coulda done that on my own w/out the injectibles. Then I informed him I do indeed ovulate on my own on CD19, and he says, 'maybe we can do just letrazole'. Mind you this is after he insisted on having the pharmacy send me 4 boxes of injecibles to the tune of $2500, (insurance covers, thank goodness) Oh well. Anyhow, doc says we should only use 1 vial of sperm. He feels its sufficent. Trigger Sunday night, IUI Tuesday morning. One more thing he did that makes me a bit miffed. He asked me what I am going to do if this fails. I said 'i don't know'. He then says, 'at least you have 2 kids at home'. : Um, secondary IF is no picnic. I get the comments like that from people who have charge of thier own fertility and chose the amount of children they had. Then he quickly adds, "We hope to send you home with three"
I guess he was the last person I thought would say that or have that opinion. Rant over... Sorry
post #155 of 197
I join in here with you ladies too?

I have been searching for updates for both By-the-lake and WTG as well as poet girl and you all are over here.....

Wtg: knowledge is power.


AFM:secondary IF. in 2ww. I have some cramping today though, maybe the egg implanting.... I had IUI on the 18th. March 4th I have a beta.
So far away!
post #156 of 197
Laci--welcome over here my clinic buddy. Stay busy while waiting. I forgot what its like to be in the 2ww. I have been through bcp to surgery and various other crap so its been a long 4 months without no hope.

by-the-lake--one follicle. They say you only need one. I really can't believe, maybe I can, that the doc would say that stuff to you. My doc blurted out stuff that was like wow. I guess they are thinking they are helping you but they really not.

nummies-- how are you doing, I am thinking about you.

lola--at least you have some hope this cycle

gumby and everyone--I am taking the comment with a grain of salt when it comes to the receptionist. I really think they get nervous that we can over empower ourselves with alot of knowledge. It puts them in an awkward situation. I am not a dumbo, I know there are un-scientific info out there and some great studies. You have to weed out the junk. I am in the health field so I know what I am looking into. Sometimes it scares me to know to much:
post #157 of 197
I read a quote that hit home for me. I think it speaks to all of us here. You may have heard it before. It goes, "The ax forgets, but the tree remembers"
post #158 of 197
Boy, y'all weren't kidding about these suppositories....yuck!!
post #159 of 197
The office administrator finally got back to us.

He said that the lab technician made an error and the semen ended up not making it to the appropriate location at the right time (explains why we were waiting for 5 hours). Resulting in sperm death. He tried to explain the mechanics behind everything but honestly I kinda glazed over during his whole spiel. It doesn't really matter how it happened, the point is making certain it won't happen again. And he said that they would be changing some things in the lab to streamline the process because of this event.

He also used this time to get my feedback on the practice since I said in a voicemail that I was really unhappy with the office prior to this weekend. So I used that time to tell him all about the nurses and those issues.

He ended the phone call by thanking me for trusting them with all this. Our next cycle is paid for and I am encouraged to call him directly with any issues that arise.

He will handling our cycle personally next month.

All in all, it sucks. I mean, one month to me is like a lifetime. And I explained that to him. I am just pretty down about it. But we are hoping that next month is it for us. We will probably be doing a trigger shot so that I know exactly when I am ovulating. Then we will be doing two IUIs. One on O day and one the day after.

Hoping for a December baby, I guess.
post #160 of 197

Keeping in touch

Hi Girls :

Do you remember me??? the one who play her last chance last January & we losst.

Well the period after my last IUI was horrible, lot of pain and feeling really bad , after that we went to the Doctor's Office and he prescribe me again tamoxifen but not for stimulation and trying again, just for cutting my period in the best way with not pain like the natural progesterone (don't know why my body answer 2 bad with that), they couldn't make an Ultrasound until February 9th because my vagine was really bad inflammed with all the stimulation that I had before.

The Ultrasound find out that I was already ovulated so we must wait the next period to finally put the famous MIRENA, because the Doctor say he must be 100% sure that I'm not pregnant, sound really silly for me during 9 years not using any birth control system never get pregnant.:

Today, 2 weeks after the Ultrasound my period is not here, so I call hubby to the office that is in the city (I live in the farm) and tell him to bring a home test for not being psicologically playing with my feelings, I cryed a lot last month and don't want to feel the same again.

He got from the office with the test, I run quickly to the toilet and did it, inmediately was POSITIVE :, girls I can't believe it, we know exactly when we did the baby, it was on our 12th weeding anniversary and we repass : the homework 3 days after.

Girls after 9 years and 3 months I can really say that I'm pregnant again on wednesday I will make the Beta and on Friday will go to the Doctor's Office.

Well after telling hubby, obviously I called the Doctor, he was so surprised as we are

I couldn't wait to the beta to tell all of you that finally WE WON THE INFERTILITY WAR
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