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post #21 of 92
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brichole, big pregnancy vibes to you as well! I hope you have a perfect number of eggies fertilized and looking for a home right now.

Thank you Tear!! I hope so too! Though if this month it doesn't take i'm going to see if the doctor will do another SA on DH and then see where we are going from there. I know that the RE wants to try a Pill/Injection treatment this next time and maybe that will help me...but i don't know. They over stimulated me this past time according to them so we'll see what they decide. (again that's IF i'm not preggers come the week of the 20th)
post #22 of 92
Well, I'm officially out of the running!! AF showed up today in full force!!!! I scheduled my CD 4 U/S for tues morning and it will be back to the Gonal F for me. Found out it is actually less expensive than switching to the Follistim, so I will stick with it. Looks like if my body does the same thing as the last cycle we will be looking to have our IUI right around my B-Day which is on Friday the 19th so that is something to look forward to!! I mean, who doesn't want to spend their Birthday with their feet in the stirrups RIGHT!!!! Hahaha.... maybe it will be good luck for me!!! Good luck to everyone else.
post #23 of 92
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Blueyezz~ I am sorry AF found you! But at least you get to start your next round of meds and I think it's a good sign that you will be having your IUI done on your birthday!


AFM: I need some good vibes for i will be testing on blueyezz's birthday!!! I really hope that is a GREAT day for both of us!!!! If last night is any indication of what the next month or so I going to be like I am ready to get that month over with lol. We went to a friends house last night to watch the UFC fights on pay-per-view and I started getting sick toward the end of if so we left a little early. As soon as we got home and got my DD and my brother's 2 DD's in bed I started throwing up! It was crazy! No one else got sick last night from what we ate...i ate everything everyone else did and still i'm the ONLY person who got sick!!! I don't know what was wrong with me but it really was not fun!!! This morning i feel a lot better than I did, but i think i slept too long because i went to bed finally at like 1 am and I didn't get back up until about 12:15 this afternoon!!! Maybe my body just needed the rest! Who knows..anyways, HAvE A GREAT WEEK ladies! And I hope to see a few more weekend wrap-ups by the end of the day!!!
post #24 of 92
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Blueyezz~ I am sorry AF found you! But at least you get to start your next round of meds and I think it's a good sign that you will be having your IUI done on your birthday!


AFM: I need some good vibes for i will be testing on blueyezz's birthday!!! I really hope that is a GREAT day for both of us!!!! If last night is any indication of what the next month or so I going to be like I am ready to get that month over with lol. We went to a friends house last night to watch the UFC fights on pay-per-view and I started getting sick toward the end of if so we left a little early. As soon as we got home and got my DD and my brother's 2 DD's in bed I started throwing up! It was crazy! No one else got sick last night from what we ate...i ate everything everyone else did and still i'm the ONLY person who got sick!!! I don't know what was wrong with me but it really was not fun!!! This morning i feel a lot better than I did, but i think i slept too long because i went to bed finally at like 1 am and I didn't get back up until about 12:15 this afternoon!!! Maybe my body just needed the rest! Who knows..anyways, HAvE A GREAT WEEK ladies! And I hope to see a few more weekend wrap-ups by the end of the day!!!
Watch yourself!!!! I think I read somewhere that nausea and vomiting may be a sign of OHSS (over- stimming).
post #25 of 92
Hey all!

I see I've been classified as MIA again... haha. We decided to take a break for a few months, to get some perspective and de-stress. In fact, we also decided to not tell anyone (not even our parents!), save 1 friend, that we will start trying again with my next cycle.

A quick intro, since hopefully the people in here when I was on here last have graduated!

I'm Laura, 25, TTC #1 since May 2007. Extreme low sperm count (~200,000) diagnosed in June 2008. Found IVF was our only option in July 2008. Started seeing an RE in December 2008, only to find out that my husband's low sperm count was due to a balanced Robertsonian translocation (his 13 and 14 chromosomes are stuck together, meaning that during cell division, it's very possible for too many chromosomes to be allocated), and that we'd need IVF with ICSI and PGD. After being postponed two times, we went through IVF in April 2009. Due to poor egg quality, barely being able to find 18 sperm to inject into my eggs, and the only remaining embryos testing as abnormal, the cycle was cancelled after retrieval. We then made the decision to move on to donor sperm, not wanting to go through IVF again and also risk putting our future children through it themselves, as there was a chance they could have the same infertility problems. Chose the donor in June 2009, only to find that my cycles were behaving strangely for several months and I would need to use Clomid despite always having had perfect 30 days cycles. FINALLY got to the point of DIUI#1 in October 2009... BFN. You can probably see why we needed the break.

SO, we finally seemed to figure out the correct way to go about things, so we'll hopefully be attempting DIUI#2 sometime in the next few weeks. I'm doing acupuncture weekly already to get prepared. The only kink in the plan is that I'm now on freaking CD53! I got a nasty hormonal migraine yesterday, though, so hopefully things are right around the corner...

Anyway... I'm back and feeling POSITIVE about 2010! Nice to meet you... and for those of you still here, hey again!

Laura, 25, TTC#1 since May 2007, using donor sperm b/c of husband's genetic defect.
post #26 of 92
Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Anne
Age: 26
TTC #: 1
CD: 27
DPO: 9 (I think)
Testing: I'm not, unless I end up being really late.
Trying Since: November '07
Plan for this Cycle: Just waiting. Not feeling especially hopeful.
Thoughts: I'm just getting frustrated. I don't feel pregnant at all. If I ever find out I'm pregnant, I think I will be shocked. At least if I'm not pregnant, I can get my tattoo touched up at the end of the month as planned. (Obviously, though, there's no comparison...you all know what I'd rather have happen!)
post #27 of 92
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blueyezz~ I thought about that and i've been keeping an eye on my weight gain over the past couple of days...just to make sure...the nurse said it was okay if i gained about 5lbs worth of fluid but if it started reaching toward the 10lbs mark i would need to come in and see if they would need to pull some of the fluids out of me with a needle(i really don't wanna have to go that route but i will to keep myself safe and healthy). I've only gotten sick that one night...and THANK GOD it was gone by morning! I don't think i've hurt like that in a long time.

Laura~ Welcome back!!! I have moved you back to TTC#1 and taken you out of MIA! I really don't blame you for taking some time off to regain your sanity! G/L with this next cycle...i hope that it finally works out for you!

Anne~ Maybe this will be your month! I think that would be wonderful! I would pull for the being pregnant...though me and my BFF IFR are supposed to pay for each other to get a tattoo for our birthday at the end of this month i would rather just pay for hers and have her pay for mine sometime next year!!!! We'll see how this cycle goes though! G/L though...and i'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!


AFM~ Feeling a LOT better than I was saturday night, and I'm not cramping like i was at the end of last week. I think all of the eggies that were going to release have completely released and I hope we can catch at least one good one for this cycle. We DTD 2 or 3 times this past week hoping that that will be enough...i know it only takes one time...but still...i would rather be safe than sorry lol. I just want to go ahead and say that the 2ww is HORRIBLE!!! I can't stand having to wait to test! I'll make it through though. Since i don't have typical cycles I don't really know what a DD would be for me though...I guess I'll leave that figuring up to the doctor lol. ANYWAYS, i hope eadh and everyone of you ladies has a WONDERFUL week! I'm really hoping to be able to move at least one or 2 ladies to graduated this month...but if not...we will all just keep trying!!!!!
post #28 of 92
Laura- Welcome back after some much needed time off. I hope this time your visit here is short.

Blueeyezzs- good luck with your IUI on 2/19 (mine is 2/13) and happy birthday! It would be awesome to conceive on your birthday.

Brichole1214- I hate the 2ww. It's a shame we can't know sooner. When is the earliest that you test? I always set a date to test, but then as the date approaches I test early. Then if it's negative I think I've tested too early and end up testing again.


Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Courtney
Age:29
TTC #:1
CD:7
DPO (if applicable):n/a
Testing: Not until the end of the month
Trying Since: Feb 09 (actively seeing a doctor)
Plan for this Cycle: I started Clomid on 2/6, on 2/13 or 2/14 I should have an IUI. And then we wait....
Link to Chart (if applicable): n/a
Thoughts: This is our first IUI. DF's sperm count is low 2mil and has mobility problems. I'm a little nervous but hopeful. Oh and our wedding is in June so I'm super stressed trying to plan a wedding and making a baby. Both of our mothers are very "invovled" in the plans and I have reached the point where Vegas is sounding really good right now. Hopefully good news this month will make all the wedding stuff seem trivial.
post #29 of 92
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pugmomma~ It is very stressful! I have set the date to test 2/19...but I will probably cave and test before.

blueyezz~ You were totally head on about the OHSS! I have that and the nurse has called me in some meds to take care of the throwing up until i can see them tomorrow morning at 8am! I guess they are going to do some b/w on me and do another u/s to see how much fluid really is built up.


I really feel horrible this afternoon. Me and my BFF went and ate at a local deli for lunch and I barely made it inside my house before I was throwing up again. My stomach is so destinded that i look like i'm about 4 1/2 months pregnant....The nurse said that because i am short the fluid has less room to go to than it would for a taller person...so I will see how things go for me tomorrow morning at the doctor's office. I just hope DH keeps his mouth shut and doesn't try to get mouthy...he does have a problem with trying to tell everyone what they are doing wrong lately...and it's caused a few rifts with us lol...I'll let you ladies know how tomorrow goes. I'm sure it will take me until tomorrow afternoon to find out the results to my tests...but i've taken off work tonight and I might take off work tomorrow night just to make sure i'm doing okay. (Especially if they end up draining any of this fluid off of me!)
post #30 of 92
Thanks for the welcome back. Perhaps posting here was good luck, because I FINALLY GOT MY PERIOD after a 53 day cycle!

Normally, of course, this would not be a joyous occasion, but it was a tough decision to decide to start trying again... and then, of course, I had to wait an extra three weeks for day 1! It's never easy, haha.
post #31 of 92
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Ladylaura~ YAY for AF! I know it's crazy to be excited about it but it's wonderful to finally start fresh! I really hope this is a great month for you guys! Got my FX for you!!!
post #32 of 92
I'm joining this thread for the first time. We've been trying to conceive #2 since June '08. I have PCOS and I ovulate maybe once a year on my own, if even that. DS was conceived with XH on my first month of Clomid. This time around, I've done three months of Clomid and four months of Femara/Ovidrel, two of which were IUIs. No go. So we got a semen analysis and we found out that DH's sperm count and motility are on the low side of normal and his morphology is really bad. Around 5%.

Our infertility specialist is willing to go ahead with gonadotropin injections and IUI, but most likely he's going to give us 3 or 4 months with that and then stop. He's made it pretty clear that it's HIS way or NO way and if this doesn't work, he's going to refuse to see me unless I agree to IVF (because "You can get a loan for that!" make a lot of sense to a guy making almost $100K a year, but not so much for a retail worker and a disabled guy). This is the only guy I can see because I have VA healthcare and he's the only infertility guy on the base near us. If I went to see anyone else, we'd have to pay 100% because we don't have insurance.

Anyhoo, this is at the forefront of my mind because my period is due any second now. We're in between treatments, but I guess after 4 months of Femara, my body got used to ovulating, because I did this month. But I guess it didn't work, because I got a BFN today.

I'm the assistant manager at a Motherhood Maternity store. I adore my job, but it gets hard when teenagers and their "oopsies" come in, or women come in with 4-month-olds and they're pregnant again, stuff like that. It's tough not to just cry.
post #33 of 92
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I'm joining this thread for the first time. We've been trying to conceive #2 since June '08. I have PCOS and I ovulate maybe once a year on my own, if even that. DS was conceived with XH on my first month of Clomid. This time around, I've done three months of Clomid and four months of Femara/Ovidrel, two of which were IUIs. No go. So we got a semen analysis and we found out that DH's sperm count and motility are on the low side of normal and his morphology is really bad. Around 5%.

Our infertility specialist is willing to go ahead with gonadotropin injections and IUI, but most likely he's going to give us 3 or 4 months with that and then stop. He's made it pretty clear that it's HIS way or NO way and if this doesn't work, he's going to refuse to see me unless I agree to IVF (because "You can get a loan for that!" make a lot of sense to a guy making almost $100K a year, but not so much for a retail worker and a disabled guy). This is the only guy I can see because I have VA healthcare and he's the only infertility guy on the base near us. If I went to see anyone else, we'd have to pay 100% because we don't have insurance.

Anyhoo, this is at the forefront of my mind because my period is due any second now. We're in between treatments, but I guess after 4 months of Femara, my body got used to ovulating, because I did this month. But I guess it didn't work, because I got a BFN today.

I'm the assistant manager at a Motherhood Maternity store. I adore my job, but it gets hard when teenagers and their "oopsies" come in, or women come in with 4-month-olds and they're pregnant again, stuff like that. It's tough not to just cry.

I want to start out by saying WELCOME! I really hope your stay here is very short lived!!! Also, I am the thread keeper this month and I've added your infromation to the opening post. You are the last one under TTC#2 so if there's anything about your blurb you'd like for me the change please let me know. I will be happy to change it. Then i'd like to say your RE sounds like a real jerk. I'm sorry that he's not being more sensitive during these trying times in your life. Some people just don't get it and the sad thing is some of those people are RE's!!! I really hope that you are able to get your BFP during your next couple of cycles so this RE will back off about the IVF...not everyone can afford that stuff. I have BCBS insurance and the only thing they pay for are diagnosis and treatment (like medicated treatment) It's good for the fact that they pay for all but my co-pays on my injectables...but bad if i end up having to come up with money to do an IUI!!! I know i'll never be able to afford IVF! ANYWAYS....i understand what you mean about the little teenagers who are like "ooopps i'm pregnant!" one of my cousins is like that she's got 2 daughters both born on December 27th 2 years apart and it's frustrating because she wouldn't take care of herself and kept both pregnancies a secret until she was like 5 months pregnant. SO she only actually got like 4 months or less of pre-natal care and now her newest little girl has all kind of problems...including a hole in the upper pallet of her mouth!!! I'm so frustrated it kills me...i just can't imagin you having to see it everyday! If you ever need to vent we are all here for you! Everyone on the board understands what it's like to go through IF and the struggles to get through it!
post #34 of 92
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I'm waiting on my lab results but luckily the doctor thinks my body will end up absorbing the rest of the fluid that is left...although he told me that there is still a lot there...and that if I do end up pregnant this whole cycle will start over again with the bloating and throwing up. The nurse should be calling me back here within the next 3 hours or so! I'm supposed to go back later this week to make sure my levels are coming down like they are supposed to...and then we'll be going from there! Ready to get all of this put behind me so if i'm not pregnant I can start on a new cycle!!!
post #35 of 92
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Just thought i'd do this for my own sanity so i can get my days correct!!! I am about to lose it since i can't test for several more days!!! LOL please bare with me ladies!

Name: Brandy
Age: 25 (yay my 26th b'day is the 25th of this month)
TTC #: 2
CD: 35
DPO (if applicable): 7 (the doctor said i started showing signs in my b/w last wed that i was ovulating on my own...after the menopur helped me build up all those follies!!!)
Testing: btw the 18th and the 20th
Trying Since: Sept '07
Plan for this Cycle: keeping my fingers crossed
Link to Chart (if applicable): N/A
Thoughts: I'm ready to get this wait over with!!! I'm on 7dpo and i'm praying that i finally get a bfp...i'm so worn out after all of the fluid build up from the OHSS that I could scream!
post #36 of 92
Got my period today.
post #37 of 92
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minkajane~ BOOOOOO!!! Are you going to do your next round this new cycle then? I relly wish your RE would be a lot nicer than he has been being....but i think i went off in a rant about that in my last post to you! Well, welcome to cd1 and let's pray that this new cycle is a great one!!!
post #38 of 92
Yeah, I'm going to call in the morning and make my next appt (at least, if my period actually started, I thought it was, but it seems to be just spotting). I'll have to go and pick up the prescription tomorrow since I'll have to start the shots on Saturday. He said with the gonadotropins plus the IUI, I have a 10-15% chance of pregnancy, so let's hope it works!
post #39 of 92
I hate ! I've been through this 30 times, but this time, I just want to scream! I can't take it anymore!

This is how I'm feeling today: and
post #40 of 92
Because I'm here...

Weekend Wrap-Up

Name: Laura
Age: 28
TTC #: 1
Trying Since: 2007
CD: 11
DPO (if applicable): N/A
Testing: IVF so not until late March
Plan for this Cycle: IVF
Thoughts: So, I'm cleared to start the injectable IVF drugs. It will be interesting.
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