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post #21 of 77
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How are things for everyone?
Not much is happening here. Our IVF consult is next Wednesday. Despite the fact that I know that our chances of getting pregnant on an unmedicated cycle are approaching zero I still know that I am ~1 week post o. That is all.

Claire: Good luck! I'm really not good at not obsessing (see above), so no advice there.

Jelinifer: I'm glad your HSG had good results (even if it was really un-fun). Yay!
post #22 of 77
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Hey Jelinifer. What a rough day you had! Good thing your dh was handy to drive you home. My first HSG was a bit of a surprise, I had no idea what I was getting into and went on my own. I hope you are taking it easy.

My beta is next Wednesday, the 12th, but they don't call with results until the next afternoon. Here's me, waiting patiently.

And here's my new fav smiley that I'll never have a real reason to use

peace out mamas
post #23 of 77
CRM: They make you wait till the next day?!?!? I'd go crazy!!!

I have a fave smiley that I never get to use too (except I think I used it to bump us in the July One thread...)

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post #24 of 77
I had my IUI on Tuesday. I think it went really well. DH's numbers were pretty good and I had some convincing ovulation pains just a few hours later. I'm 4 dpo and I keep having pain around my ovaries. Cysts? My bbs are also really sore. Too early for pg symptoms, so I'm assuming it's from the meds and hcg. Still, I can't help but hope it means something. I had right side ovarian pain as a first symptom with dd, but it didn't start until 12 dpo.

Claireb -- thanks for the kind words on my FSH level. That's a great doc you have to say that. Some of them are so doom and gloom when there is the slightest increase. Mine didn't say much. Just that it impacts how well I'm ovulating.

Jelinifer -- Yikes. I'm sorry you had such a painful HSG, but I'm glad you're in the clear.

CRM -- I'm dying to know your beta results. Fingers tightly crossed for you.

Laura Belle -- we miss you in the IUI group, but I hope IVF does the trick for you.


Best wishes to everyone else! The washing machine is going crazy so I can't concentrate anymore.
post #25 of 77
I'm still here, but I don't really have anything new to post. My lap/hyst. got canceled. It was supposed to be this past Thursday. My doctor wanted to test me for von Willebrands first, because my sister has it, and it's hereditary. (Von Willebrands is a blood clotting disorder.) I'm still waiting for that call. If it's a yes, I will be referred to a hematologist. I start teaching in less than a week, so I was hoping to have the surgery done and over with, but no such luck. I don't know when I will do it now. My mom is in hospice now, and I'm told it will be weeks, but they don't know how many. I'm going to wait until my mom passes before I schedule the surgery again. One, because I don't want it to conflict with the few visits I have left. Two, because I will obviously be taking work off when my mom passes, and I don't want to push my luck. Three, because I also have to get my wisdom teeth out, as one keeps getting infected, so I think I need to do that first and foremost. There's just too much going on right now!

DH has a second urologist appointment on Tuesday. He will have another semen analysis, and we plan on asking the doctor if he recommends the surgery or not for his varicocele. If yes, we can start working toward that. If no, we can start working toward IVF, which we definitely won't be doing until next summer, giving me time to have surgery until that point.

I will update after the appointment on Tuesday.
post #26 of 77
I am so sorry to hear about your mom, Anne.
post #27 of 77
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Originally Posted by Jelinifer View Post
CRM: They make you wait till the next day?!?!? I'd go crazy!!!
indeed - CRAZY!!
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Originally Posted by Furrow View Post
Too early for pg symptoms, so I'm assuming it's from the meds and hcg. Still, I can't help but hope it means something. ...

CRM -- I'm dying to know your beta results. Fingers tightly crossed for you.
Don't those symptoms make you nuts??? I mean, happy to have them, but the whole it might be the meds, it might be a BFP thing is just so distracting. I am having that right now as well (super sensitive to smells). And thanks for the : !!

Oh, Anne. Many many You just have too darn much going on right now, I hope you are getting a lot of support and taking good care. I would be living in a hot bath with a beer right now if I were you. Good luck with getting back to work, I hope it goes smoothly.
post #28 of 77
I will write personals later...but I had to say...

OH MY LORD, I AM PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I can't believe this...I am freaking truly and legimately PREGNANT!!!

Holy crap...I'm shaking...I'm so happy and excited. This can't be real.

I'm 10 dpo today. It's no question. The lines are faint(ish) but clearly there, there's no denying. And there is certainly no denying the very clear "Yes +" sign on the digital!!::::::: ::

I can't believe I'm telling you all before my husband!! He's at work and I don't want to tell him over the phone, so I have to share it...

AAAAAHHHHH!!! The IUI actually worked...we're PREGNANT!!

Claire
post #29 of 77
Congratulations, Claire! :::::
post #30 of 77
: : Congrats Claire! : :
post #31 of 77
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Claire!!!!! Sooooo happy for you!
Let us know how your dh takes the news!
post #32 of 77
Claire, that is AWESOME news!!! :
post #33 of 77
Infertility ladies

Thanks so much for the heartfelt congratulations!! I had more excitement about telling you all then I did my husband!! (Kidding...sort of! ) I just think we all get what a BFP means so much more then most men, despite how much they want a baby...you know? But in all seriousness, he was SO happy and excited when he got home from work yesterday. I'd bought a whole bunch of helium balloons saying things like "Congrats" and "Welcome Baby" (gender non-specific) and also a whole bunch of pink/blue balloons, and tied ALL (many, many, too many!! ) of my positive HPT's to the balloons...one for each string. Our house looked like a birthday party for HPT's!!

He was so happy...I'm so happy. PLEASE stick baby, STICK.

I've spent yesterday and today on pins & needles, because I'm so afraid this is going to go away. : So far, the tests are darkening (my FRER is so dark today it's almost as dark as the control line!! And that was with mid-afternoon pee!!)

I went for my beta this morning, 11dpo. Just got the call that my hcg level is 61, and progesterone is 101.

So both numbers are very good and strong. Of course, the real test is in whether or not they double, so my : fingers, toes, eyes and ears are crossed waiting for Thursday...but until then, I choose to put my fears aside and ENJOY this pregnancy. :

I'll post again when I have my Thursday beta results. Until then, I'm keeping track of you ladies...can't wait to see the BABY BOOM that is getting ready to explode here on this board!! I can taste it!!

to all...COME ON BFP'S !!!!!

CRM, don't you have your beta today?? I know you won't get results until tomorrow (which, don't get me started on how ridiculous that is!! :) but I'm soooooo : for you...

Claire
post #34 of 77
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Our house looked like a birthday party for HPT's!!
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post #35 of 77
Claire - that's awesome. : I love the image of balloons with BFPs tied to them!!! That almost sounds like an art installation waiting to happen...

Anne - s it sucks to have that much going on that's so stressful. s to you and your Mom.

Furrow -

AFM - I'm way more excited this O than the last one... The last egg was so old - I didn't think we had a chance. Now, I'm 6DPO and trying *really* hard to remember that testing this early is a waste of tests. Besides, tomorrow is DH's birthday, and I don't know how I'd handle it if I got a BFP on his birthday. I keep thinking that he must not have understood when I said "I'm fertile" the day I O'd... but, how unmistakeable is that? I hate that I'm too afraid of asking him about it.

Also - finally got to talk to my cousin who's had kids - it turns out that it took her 5 years and a lap to get pregnant with her son, and she doesn't have PCOS

Also, I've been having strong cramps on the right side since about 4 DPO - last month, I had *awful* AF cramps there. I've mostly talked myself out of worrying that I could have ended up with an ectopic pregnancy....
post #36 of 77
Yay! Congrats, Claire!

Good news for us! We went to the urologist today, and DH had another SA. The motility was too low this time (39% instead of the 70% he got last time), but the morphology went up into normal range (6.8% normal instead of 0-1%). The Dr. said that's pretty common. Anyway, he recommends DH to have surgery on his varicocele (varicose vein in scrotum), and he thinks we will see improvement from that. It takes about six months after the surgery to see the full effect.

So...we might not have to pay for IVF after all! We will be trying IUI after this is all done, and we'll see how that turns out. IF nothing happens after that, honestly, we will probably go straight to embryo adoption, because IVF is just too expensive, and only for a chance. Also, with this new timeline, DH won't be getting surgery until October, which puts us at April before six months is up. If we start IUIs then and do three, we'll be halfway through the summer before deciding upon IVF, and with the way things always seem to work out, it wouldn't surprise me if it took even longer than I'm now anticipating. We would have to do IVF in the summer (due to me being a teacher), and I'm not waiting until two years from now...so yeah.

The doctor seems pretty optimistic, though, so I'm glad about that! He's also the first person to not do the whole, "Well, you're still young" thing. He was just like, "Well, you've been trying a year and nine months. It's obviously not working, so let's get this ball rolling."

Change:
anne1140- (25) - TTC #1 since Nov. '07. Blood work, semen analysis 4X, HSG, and 2 ultrasounds (1 2D, 1 3D). Me: septate uterus, Him: poor sperm morphology and motility, possibly caused by varicocele. Next step: Surgery for him AND for me! IUI after that.
post #37 of 77
That's some pretty good news anne! It's always comforting when the doctor is optimistic

Also... S/A results. What's considered "good" when rated for motility? I had a hard time finding that online.... DH got 58% on motility and I'm not sure where that falls on the scale...
post #38 of 77
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Originally Posted by Jelinifer View Post
That's some pretty good news anne! It's always comforting when the doctor is optimistic

Also... S/A results. What's considered "good" when rated for motility? I had a hard time finding that online.... DH got 58% on motility and I'm not sure where that falls on the scale...
Depends on the scale used, but with the Kruger Strict Criteria, normal is 50% or higher.
post #39 of 77
Thanks for the info anne!

I went out for a girl's night out tonight with my mom and saw Julie & Julia (such an amazing movie.) Not to spoil it for anyone, but a few scenes in the movie deal with how Julia Child dealt with IF... it was so dead-on and so subtle at times that only one of us gals would who have BTDT would probably catch on....
post #40 of 77
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Howdy folks!!

Thanks for the heads up on that movie, Jelinifer. I am interested in seeing it, now I'll know I have to be in the "right" mood.

Thanks for all the well wishes. Had my beta b/w today, they'll call tomorrow ( or rest assured, I'll be calling them ). Here's me waiting oh, so patiently. :
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