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post #21 of 109
Well, the doctor's office called me back thursday and had me come on in since they would be closed friday to do my b/w and u/s to start my next round of Menopur injections. The doctor bumped me up the 1 1/2 injections a day for the first two days then 1 injection the rest of the time until i go back to the doctor on Thursday 1-14 I'm really hoping that this works better than it did last time. (though i don't want to O on my own and i would rather have to make myself O with the Ovedril...that way we can make sure that we BD on the right days and KNOW that we catch it and not just PRAY that we do) I will know thursday though if i am getting close since they will do b/w and u/s (like they do each time that i go in to my RE's office). I really am ready for all of this to happen!


Indianagirl: I'm sorry that the timing is off for you guys...but i would totally look into at least finding a little motel to get your BDing on lol. And at least DH has a good job too...that will make this a little bit less stressful on you.


Tear: I don't know what to tell you about what's going on with your body...but i do know that my body is just as crazy right now and I think it's from all of the different medications i've been on in such a short period. I had a 46 day cycle this past month when AF finally made herself known to me. I pray that the cyst is going away on it's own...that would be great! I had one ruptuer when i was 17 and that SUCKED!!! I would guy AF is just being retarded this month! And if you have really really heavy flow it could have been implantion bleeding and just didn't take. If that's the case i'm sorry...the same thing happened to me this month...i had a chem preg because i was getting faint faint + on my IC tests and then here i am on CD3 now and it's still really heavy and clotty...it SUCKS!!!! Maybe this month will be better for us though! Then we can try for October babies!!!
post #22 of 109
brichole, thanks for your kind words. I hope all your preparation pays off this month! I'm so sorry for your chemical pregnancy. I had that a year ago, and it hurt very much, emotionally.

At the moment, my bleeding is actually still very light, though a mix of old red and new red. And on top of it, I'm developing some nice heartburn that's going up into my boobs somehow. I had that last year...right before the chemical pregnancy. But it was stronger then. I dunno. Thanks for the support! It all used to be so clear, and I used to believe my temps meant something. I used to believe bleeding was AF every time, too. Now everything is muddied and confusing and I don't understand a thing.
post #23 of 109
So, I had my saline sonogram done and I will be having a hysteroscopy done sometime in the next couple of weeks. The joy. I'm not really very enthusiastic about this whole thing. They've put me on the pill in the meantime to keep my uterine lining from building up too much and of course the procedure itself will have to involve IV sedation. On the other hand, after I've talked to the surgery scheduler (who is supposed to call me on Monday), I can call up the IVF people and talk to them about timelines. That is good. *sigh* Taking another step...
post #24 of 109
laura-belle, I'll be having a hysteroscopy with my laparoscopy. No fun. But I do look forward to the information it will give. I am glad you are taking steps. Let us know when it is! Hopefully the HSG cleared out to cobwebs in your tubes; they say that can happen.
post #25 of 109
Thread Starter 
Do you ladies want to start a Sunday check in? Or any other day of the week check in? Something like:
TTC #:
CD:
DPO:
Trying since:
Protocol/plans for this cycle:
Thoughts:
Link to Chart if Applicable:

If we agree to do it and what we can do for the updates I will add the exact wording to the intro post.
post #26 of 109
AF came on strong this morning. I'll probably be quiet this cycle, since we can't try, but I'll let you know how the surgery goes. I have to say, I am truly, sincerely, looking forward to a "tww" with absolutely no wondering if I'm pregnant. Thanks for the support, ladies!

MrsD08, I would be interested in that, as long as I am allowed to flake out if I forget. Thanks for being such an organized threadmistress!!!
post #27 of 109
That actually sounds like a great idea here's mine for this week:


TTC#: 2

DPO: 0

Trying since: September 2007

Protocol/plans for this cycle: I am on 112.5 Ul's of Menopur injectables for 2 days (cd 2-3) and then 75Ul's of Menopur injectable for the next 4 days (cd4-7)

Thoughts: I'll be BDing as much as pos. this week because i go back to the RE on the 14th and find out if we are close to Oing plus last cycle i Oed on my own really early from taking the injections so i want to make sure we get enough BDing in to cover us!!! I'm wishing all ladies luck this month..i think there's still a chance for several more BFPs for january! (we still have 21 days left this month!) I'm on CD4!!!!
post #28 of 109
I go back to the RE in the morning to see if this round of Menopur has worked! I have faith that it will since it worked with the lower dosage! I just hope we don't end up with our own basketball team after all this lol. I really wouldn't mind having twins though. And if i could choose it would be boy/girl just like me and my twin brother! I wouldn't have wanted it any other way growing up! I always had someone to share my birthdays with even if my friends for got me and to this day we still do what we can to spend as much time together! I love my twin brother lol he's the best!!! Well, good luck this week ladies i hope everything turns out well for all of you!
post #29 of 109
I've scheduled my hysteroscopy for this Friday. I'm really rather nervous about it now that it is imminent. I think my issue is mostly with the necessity of IV sedation rather than with the procedure itself. Hmm.

My next step is calling about IVF. I rather suspect that the step after that is going to be getting my medical records sent from Kaiser to the IVF clinic that we are using. I am oddly reluctant to start this ball rolling as well. Oh, and today is our 3rd wedding anniversary (and our third anniversary of TTC).
post #30 of 109
...And apparently posting this was the motivation I needed to go ahead and call my IVF clinic. A nurse will be calling me back.
post #31 of 109
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Originally Posted by laura-belle View Post
...And apparently posting this was the motivation I needed to go ahead and call my IVF clinic. A nurse will be calling me back.


good luck laura-belle!!! I hope everything works out! I understand you being iffy on not wanting to have the IV sedation lol...i hate that stuff!!! Okay so i just mainly hate the feeling i get after i wake up from it! I hope you get good news when the nurse calls you back from the IVF clinic! I am waiting on my nurse to call me back with my b/w results from this morning to see how much more of the menopur i'll have to take. I hope not much more than i'm taking right now lol. Especially since the nurse counted 4 different follicles growing today! I'm on CD8 right now so i don't figure i'll need to ovulate until at least next tuesday or wed. I think i'll have another u/s and b/w appointment on monday to see where we are by then. I'm just so ready for all of this to take.

OH HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! April will be mine and DH's 2 year wedding ann and we started ttc the september before we got married....(i know sounds crazy but he's 30 now and we were both ready to have a baby then...now we are about to crawl out of our skin because we are working on three years this year...i hope that i can get pregnant by then but i'm not getting my hopes up until i see a + hpt and see vital u/s through out my pregnancy)

Well, here's to both of us getting good news by this afternoon!!!!
post #32 of 109
laura-belle and brichole! Brichole, good luck on that basketball team of yours! All jests aside, I hope you have at least one super strong healthy egg ready for business.

I know what you mean about not getting excited until the u/s says "good news." Last time I knew "theoretically" something could go wrong, but since I wasn't bleeding I thought everything must be fine. I was totally blind-sided when they didn't find a heartbeat. Like, I'm pretty sure the room turned upside down and back again. But I resolve to assume that the next one will be just fine.

laura-belle, good luck tomorrow! I hate the IV sedation, too. I'm having my hysteroscopy/laparoscopy next Wednesday. The cyst is still there as of today, and a little bigger. I'm glad we're getting this taken care of.

good, fertile thoughts to you all!
post #33 of 109
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post
laura-belle and brichole! Brichole, good luck on that basketball team of yours! All jests aside, I hope you have at least one super strong healthy egg ready for business.

I know what you mean about not getting excited until the u/s says "good news." Last time I knew "theoretically" something could go wrong, but since I wasn't bleeding I thought everything must be fine. I was totally blind-sided when they didn't find a heartbeat. Like, I'm pretty sure the room turned upside down and back again. But I resolve to assume that the next one will be just fine.

laura-belle, good luck tomorrow! I hate the IV sedation, too. I'm having my hysteroscopy/laparoscopy next Wednesday. The cyst is still there as of today, and a little bigger. I'm glad we're getting this taken care of.

good, fertile thoughts to you all!


Thank you Tear!!! Good luck next week!!! I hope it goes well for you! I am happy to say everything is starting to look good for me and the nurse told me that i should be ready to ovulate by the middle of next week! I'm really happy about that! At least me and DH are having a fun time with the BDing lol. It would be nice if i didn't have to "Time" things but i think we've agreed on every other day at least to make sure we catch the O day lol. (Last time i was on the Menopur i Oed on my own so i think the doctor's trying to keep that from happening again)
post #34 of 109
brichole1214: Thanks! I hope this cycle goes well and you don't ovulate until the right time and that you have a + by your anniversary. I am definitely to the point that I always assume that anything related to TTC is going to not work out. I rationalize it as preferring positive surprises, but really it is just that I've been disappointed so many times.

Tear78: I hope you're less nervous about your hysterscopy/laparoscopy than I am, because right now I'm nauseaous with it.

I talked to the nurse from the IVF clinic. They need medical records--that actually include lab results and prescription information. Apparently the first time I requested medical records, whoever put it together didn't feel the need to include that information. As a result, I spent today nagging patient records in person until I actually received this information(no, I do not feel like waiting 6 more weeks...now would be good). My husband will be trying to get his lab results tomorrow while I am having the hysteroscopy (since it will be a one hour + wait per the surgical coordinator) and hopefully he will be able to drive it all up to the IVF clinic in the afternoon.
post #35 of 109
laura-belle...sounds like the people in the records department are de-te-de's! I was greatful that my OB/GYN faxed over everything that was needed by my RE the first time! I was really worried about that at first but they assured me that everything was fine and that they had everything they needed. I also hope everything went good for you today! I know that had to be nerve racking! I'm about to head to work YAY not!!! I've got to keep taking my 75IU's a day until at least monday! I go back to the RE at 9:30 monday morning for yet ANOTHER u/s and b/w! I don't think i'm going to have much blood left if they keep taking it from me lol. Well, DD is trying to go through everything in my fridg!!!! It's time to go take over to see what she's wanting!!!!!


I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll be answering 911 lines all weekend long and dispatching police officers and fire fighters to where they are needed!!!
post #36 of 109
The procedure was done by 11 this morning. The procedure itself wasn't bad at all. However, it took them three tries to get the IV in (two veins collapsed) and I had a weird reaction to the conscious sedation--I got really cold and started shivering/chattering really, really badly. As of right now, I feel sort of crappy--we'll see how I feel tomorrow.
post #37 of 109
MrsD08 - Please add me to the list!

Blueyezz4 - Unexplained Infertility; TTC “#1” which is really #3 after losing #1 & #2 (twin boys at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 conceived after trying for 3yrs). We are back to ART gonal F and trigger shot/IUI. Fingers crossed!!


Can someone fill me in on using progesterone suppositories? This new fertility group I'm going to now uses them and they are foreign to me. I'm not suppose to start using them until after our IUI (hopefully next week) and it says to use them twice a day...does that mean like you put one in in the morning and one in when you go to bed at night?? Are they really gross?? I got prego without them last time so I'm not sure if i really need them or not, but I'm trying to follow their guidelines/rules. You would think I could just use one a day like at bedtime and be fine, but who knows. Not looking forward to them!! Dust to all of you and I look forward to getting to know you all more!!!
post #38 of 109
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MrsD08 - Please add me to the list!

Blueyezz4 - Unexplained Infertility; TTC “#1” which is really #3 after losing #1 & #2 (twin boys at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 conceived after trying for 3yrs). We are back to ART gonal F and trigger shot/IUI. Fingers crossed!!


Can someone fill me in on using progesterone suppositories? This new fertility group I'm going to now uses them and they are foreign to me. I'm not suppose to start using them until after our IUI (hopefully next week) and it says to use them twice a day...does that mean like you put one in in the morning and one in when you go to bed at night?? Are they really gross?? I got prego without them last time so I'm not sure if i really need them or not, but I'm trying to follow their guidelines/rules. You would think I could just use one a day like at bedtime and be fine, but who knows. Not looking forward to them!! Dust to all of you and I look forward to getting to know you all more!!!
I was *just* thinking about you today for some reason. I will be hoping for a strong bfp for you! I used a ton of prog. supps. over the yrs, until 14ish wks with this preg. Are they gross? Well a little. When you put the morning one in, (tmi) try to really put it in there good and wear a panty liner. Some women really don't like them, but to me, they were not too bad.
Wishing you all the best as you move forward
post #39 of 109
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Originally Posted by blueyezz4 View Post
MrsD08 - Please add me to the list!

Blueyezz4 - Unexplained Infertility; TTC “#1” which is really #3 after losing #1 & #2 (twin boys at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 conceived after trying for 3yrs). We are back to ART gonal F and trigger shot/IUI. Fingers crossed!!


Can someone fill me in on using progesterone suppositories? This new fertility group I'm going to now uses them and they are foreign to me. I'm not suppose to start using them until after our IUI (hopefully next week) and it says to use them twice a day...does that mean like you put one in in the morning and one in when you go to bed at night?? Are they really gross?? I got prego without them last time so I'm not sure if i really need them or not, but I'm trying to follow their guidelines/rules. You would think I could just use one a day like at bedtime and be fine, but who knows. Not looking forward to them!! Dust to all of you and I look forward to getting to know you all more!!!


Blueyezz- I've never used the suppositories but i'm sure they are worth the "mess". Good luck with this next IUI! I've been struggling with IF for the past 28 almost 29 months and it's been really hard for me until i found these forums to finally find other women who are going through the same thing...so i hope to be able to see a lot of updates from you! (it stays kinda quiet in here sometimes) I am not covered for IUI's on my insurance but right now my RE is trying us on timed BDing with 75 IU's of Menopur! I'm on my second cycle of the menopur and I'm praying that this is our month. But with so many let downs i've not got my hopes up! Lots of baby dust to you this month!


laura-belle: I hope you feel better today. I hate that they had such a hard time getting a vein...that's never fun!!!! When will you have your results from the procedure?



I'm waiting for Monday to get here so I can see what my ovaries are doing on my u/s! I hope that they are alive and working double time! I'd like for us to at least catch one egg this month! I will take as many as will release though at this point! (okay so really i can't handle too many and i hope only the one on my right side releases because i might freak out a little if the 3 on my left side actually release and we have lift off on all three of them! Especially since i'm a twin and identical twins are what runs in my family no ferternal twins which i am) ANYWAYS!!! GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! I hope that we are all able to get BFP soon!!!
post #40 of 109
brichole, I hope you find the perfect number of strong eggies ready to come out on Monday!

laura-belle, I'm glad the procedure went ok, though the IV experience sounds awful. When do you get information back? I guess I kinda thought they would tell me right away. And no...I'm not handling it any better than you. I'm downright terrified. I cried about it yesterday, and I spend a lot of time morbidly picturing what they're going to do to me. I think it's exhausting me. Thanks for asking, though. Did DH get his lab results?

blueyezz, welcome here! I remember you from the other forums I've used the suppositories a lot, but only at night so far. They're messy, but it's ok. I think if I were to use them in the morning I'd want to follow poetgirl's advice and use a panty liner.

poetgirl, wow you're 21 weeks!!! How are you feeling?

afm - nothing new, except that I'm terrified of moving and rupturing this thing. There goes my yoga routine...down the tubes. And no intercourse from now until FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE! DUDE! Time to get creative.
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