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post #21 of 205
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I wonder if stress of tornado sirens going off all night two nights in a row can prevent implantation...seriously, the last two days/nights have been a nightmare. On top of all the sirens, the approx 18 " of rain over the past two days is causing random streets to just cave in. We've also been told to get a supply of water since they are expecting all the caved in roads to start rupturing water mains...

I guess I say all that to say that I'm at 7dpo and no symptoms to speak of...just stuck in the house with another week to wait for symptoms and testing.
post #22 of 205
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Originally Posted by GrapesBunch View Post
I wonder if stress of tornado sirens going off all night two nights in a row can prevent implantation...seriously, the last two days/nights have been a nightmare. On top of all the sirens, the approx 18 " of rain over the past two days is causing random streets to just cave in. We've also been told to get a supply of water since they are expecting all the caved in roads to start rupturing water mains...

I guess I say all that to say that I'm at 7dpo and no symptoms to speak of...just stuck in the house with another week to wait for symptoms and testing.
I think it's very possible actually. If prolonged stress can delay so many parts of our cycles, why not sudden stress due to sirens and natural disasters delaying implantation? I've been thinking about you and hoping that you're staying safe.
post #23 of 205
Thanks for all of the well wishes!

I was around when this thread started and have seen so many people graduate. But month after month it felt like I never would. I'll tell you, on day 14 when my temp went up .2 degrees (if only more people understood how such a little temp increase can make or break your day...), I decided to test, just to get it out of my system. I knew I would be wondering all day if I didn't. I just wanted to see a negative and get the hope out of my system. As I was watching the test, I even thought to myself "why are you even doing this, you know what the answer will be, why put yourself through this?". Then I saw what might have been a faint line. I was moving the test around to different angles and to get better light and sometimes I could see it and sometimes I couldn't. I convinced myself it was just part of the process and the line would disappear in a few seconds. But it didn't. And I ran into the bedroom and woke up DH so he could give his opinion. We were shocked!

I'm nearly 5 weeks along now. I have few symptoms- no nausea, no sore boobs, just tired every afternoon. I almost can't believe it still. I just keep telling myself "if you weren't pregnant, you would be bleeding now, so you must be pregnant".

Fierrbug- I remember you from several different threads before. As I recall you stopped TTC to focus on some relationship issues. Everything is worked out now?

Kim
post #24 of 205
Rejoining the group. DH and I have decided to move ahead with IVF instead of continuing the Follistim/IUI cycles. We are currently working on the money situation (applying for grants, asking for donations from friends and family, etc). If anybody knows of any good programs, let me know! I don't know if we'd get approved for a loan, so I'm looking for a program that provides payment plays for fertility treatments, but doesn't require you to go to one specific clinic, since we only have one clinic we can go to. So if anybody knows of anything, that would be great!

Also, any tips/tricks/info on IVF would be greatly appreciated.
post #25 of 205
Thread Starter 
I have been absent for a few days but wanted to drop in and give this nugget...

DH got this fortune in his fortune cookie yesterday: "A long term goal will soon be achieved!"

We were immediately both convinced it means I'm pregnant...
post #26 of 205
Name: Leah
Age: 34
TTC #: 1st IVF cycle/attempt
HSG: clear tubes
CD: 6
DPO (if applicable): N/A
Testing: Not sure yet
Trying Since: 2007
Plan for this Cycle: Hi all, my name is Leah and I've been off the pill since the summer of 2007 but actively trying since Spring 2008 with no success! Started going to an IVF clinic last June and we found out that we have male infertility factors related to an uncovered chromosomal disorder that the DH has. Anyhow, I started BCP on 4/29, will start Lupron shots in a few weeks, then our retrieval (we'll know the date this Friday), then ICSI, PGD and then our TTW which will end at the end of June. Anyhow, it's been a long road and I can't wait to see if this works. I know it's only the first try but fingers crossed! My best to everyone who is going through this same process!
post #27 of 205
GrapesBunch - Is the weather situation better where you are now? I hope you guys are doing okay. I LOVE the fortune your DH got and am very hopeful for you both. Keep us updated!
post #28 of 205
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Originally Posted by shesaidboom View Post
GrapesBunch - Is the weather situation better where you are now? I hope you guys are doing okay. I LOVE the fortune your DH got and am very hopeful for you both. Keep us updated!
Yes, it's better. It's not over yet as the rivers haven't completely crested. We have been very fortunate. There are a lot of companies that are hurting but it's amazing how few deaths/injuries we have had. Thank you for your thoughts!

I will keep you posted on the fortune as well! I don't plan to test til Mother's Day or 14dpo so I plan to get some Dollar Tree cheapies Saturday. If I get some any sooner I'll test early and start stressing! Have a great non-stressing week all!
post #29 of 205
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Originally Posted by nurseyface View Post
Name: Leah
Age: 34
TTC #: 1st IVF cycle/attempt
HSG: clear tubes
CD: 6
DPO (if applicable): N/A
Testing: Not sure yet
Trying Since: 2007
Plan for this Cycle: Hi all, my name is Leah and I've been off the pill since the summer of 2007 but actively trying since Spring 2008 with no success! Started going to an IVF clinic last June and we found out that we have male infertility factors related to an uncovered chromosomal disorder that the DH has. Anyhow, I started BCP on 4/29, will start Lupron shots in a few weeks, then our retrieval (we'll know the date this Friday), then ICSI, PGD and then our TTW which will end at the end of June. Anyhow, it's been a long road and I can't wait to see if this works. I know it's only the first try but fingers crossed! My best to everyone who is going through this same process!
Wow, sounds like me, and also in Boston! My husband has a Robertsonian translocation, so we did IVF as well. Turns out he had even fewer sperm than we thought, though... so we started donor sperm IUIs last fall.

Welcome...!
post #30 of 205
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Originally Posted by EastbayK View Post
Fierrbug- I remember you from several different threads before. As I recall you stopped TTC to focus on some relationship issues. Everything is worked out now?
Yep, my life imploded with some insane drama last September. Dh and I were seperated and heading toward divorce in fact. But thanks to prayer and some amazing friends/mentors we've come back from the abyss. So, yeah it's not been fun - but I'm glad we experienced these growing pains before there were kiddos in the mix. Thanks for asking.

GrapesBunch: Keeping my that your dh's fortune comes true very, very soon.

Cd6 here. My temps are crazy - but starting back on RE meds. Was suppose to have heard about GH injectibles by now - but if not endo said to call her office so they could contact insurance again and fight for these meds. So today I called and it turns out that my file is still on her desk from two weeks ago. Girl in her office said she hadn't even called or tried to fight w/ my insurance about the meds. TTC next cycle and oh yeah getting healthy depend on getting the prescription for these meds. I'm so mad. wth? Take your time.
post #31 of 205
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Originally Posted by fierrbugg View Post

Cd6 here. My temps are crazy - but starting back on RE meds. Was suppose to have heard about GH injectibles by now - but if not endo said to call her office so they could contact insurance again and fight for these meds. So today I called and it turns out that my file is still on her desk from two weeks ago. Girl in her office said she hadn't even called or tried to fight w/ my insurance about the meds. TTC next cycle and oh yeah getting healthy depend on getting the prescription for these meds. I'm so mad. wth? Take your time.
Way, WAY too many people who work in this industry have absolutely NO concept of what we, the patients, go through on a daily basis. They are totally detached from the process. There's this one ultrasound tech at my clinic who is absolutely AMAZING.... the little things she says and her cheery demeanor have seriously kept me going through. The other tech is just so cold and clinical. Doesn't explain what's going on, so I have to ask. Doesn't bother to remember me or know anything about me when I walk in. Just sticks the wand up there. Some of the nurses are the same way. The receptionist at the clinic doesn't realize that automatically assuming that the man from the couple in front her is going upstairs to provide sperm for an IUI is actually putting that couple in a very awkward position when it turns out they're using donor sperm. We have to be like, uh, no, we don't need him/he's not going up there/that's not necessary. SHE SHOULD KNOW BY NOW.

And I also had a script misunderstanding recently... why don't they check with us to make sure we're able to actually cycle???
post #32 of 205
Hi All....
Haven't been around in a while. If you want to remove me, I completely understand. Or if you want to update my little bio, that'd be great. Please change to:

Samantha 24, DH 31, TTC Baby D. #1 since September 2009 with male factor infertility. Saw a new Urologist 2/23 and 4/18. He does not want to proceed with ANYTHING until we get a SA....UGHHHHHH!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
How the He** are we supposed to get a SA when DH doesn't ejaculate?
post #33 of 205
Tiara- I'm glad everything has worked out for you on the relationship side. Hopefully things will fall into place soon with the RE.

I quit seeing an RE after about 8 months because I couldn't handle the staff anymore. I got so tired of being poked and prodded with no compassion involved. It really does become just a job to them and I think they stop seeing patients as people and more as just another body.

Kim
post #34 of 205
Thread Starter 
MrsD08--I changed your blurb.

I hope you are able to either find a urologist who will work with you to get some answers or get your current one on the same page. I didn't care for DH's first urologist...he told him at his first appt that he probably had testicular cancer with his count being so low and that he would NEVER father children. Thankfully, he did send him to a specialist in another city about 3 hours away for a testicular biopsy which we found out later is a bad idea if it might be cancer as it can cause it to spread. We absolutely adore DH's new urologist and it's definitely worth driving three hours! Don't give up hope! Praying for you!
post #35 of 205
Soooooo we met with our doctor today (for the first time in a year) to figure out our new game plan. I'm awaiting the results of DIUI#4 right now, and if this cycle fails, we'll be moving on to injectables for 2 more cycles. If those both fail, we'll try to get insurance to pick up a cycle of IVF... This is so crazy. The whole reason we went to the clinic in the first place was for my husband's chromosomal problem, and now it turns out we can't get me pregnant with donor sperm? LAME.

I've got my fingers crossed that this current cycle worked, and if not, that injectables will make something happen.

One thing I'm kinda bummed about is that you have to be so much more present to do the injectable cycles... and I'd need to be home for the week when my parents were toying with the idea of taking us all on a tropical family vacation. I'm at the point where vacation might be less exciting if I have to give up a cycle to go on it, you know? Blah. Deciding to take a cycle off is a tough, tough thing...

Anyway. That's the new plan, any advice from those who have done injectables before? I'll be using Gonal-F (75iu) and Novarel.
post #36 of 205
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Originally Posted by EastbayK View Post
Thanks for all of the well wishes!

I was around when this thread started and have seen so many people graduate. But month after month it felt like I never would. I'll tell you, on day 14 when my temp went up .2 degrees (if only more people understood how such a little temp increase can make or break your day...), I decided to test, just to get it out of my system. I knew I would be wondering all day if I didn't. I just wanted to see a negative and get the hope out of my system. As I was watching the test, I even thought to myself "why are you even doing this, you know what the answer will be, why put yourself through this?". Then I saw what might have been a faint line. I was moving the test around to different angles and to get better light and sometimes I could see it and sometimes I couldn't. I convinced myself it was just part of the process and the line would disappear in a few seconds. But it didn't. And I ran into the bedroom and woke up DH so he could give his opinion. We were shocked!

I'm nearly 5 weeks along now. I have few symptoms- no nausea, no sore boobs, just tired every afternoon. I almost can't believe it still. I just keep telling myself "if you weren't pregnant, you would be bleeding now, so you must be pregnant".

Fierrbug- I remember you from several different threads before. As I recall you stopped TTC to focus on some relationship issues. Everything is worked out now?

Kim
Holy crap! So very, very excited for you!!! Just had to jump in for that.
post #37 of 205
I am having a very bad infertility day today. I feel so empty and broken. I have been having to avoid facebook lately because my newsfeed is baby central and I just can't handle it. I am happy for others, but sometimes it takes too much out of me to go there. Right now I am hurting because I found out this morning that someone who hurt me a long time ago just became a father. I wont post specifics because I worry it will be triggering for someone here, but it has been hard to swallow. I really just want to fold my arms, stomp my feet, and shout "IT'S NOT FAIR!" but I know that wont help. Instead, I'm going to be happy that there are ladies here who have had successes through all their pain and struggling and that the rest of us may one day have that too! I might just cry a little too though.
post #38 of 205
Nikki, . It is totally okay to have a bad infertility day. I had a few of those myself last week. And you are right, it is not fair. I try so hard to be happy for others, but you are right, it can be so draining. Go ahead and cry. I think I will cry a little for you too. None of us should have to be here.
post #39 of 205
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Originally Posted by shesaidboom View Post
I am having a very bad infertility day today. I feel so empty and broken. I have been having to avoid facebook lately because my newsfeed is baby central and I just can't handle it. I am happy for others, but sometimes it takes too much out of me to go there. Right now I am hurting because I found out this morning that someone who hurt me a long time ago just became a father. I wont post specifics because I worry it will be triggering for someone here, but it has been hard to swallow. I really just want to fold my arms, stomp my feet, and shout "IT'S NOT FAIR!" but I know that wont help. Instead, I'm going to be happy that there are ladies here who have had successes through all their pain and struggling and that the rest of us may one day have that too! I might just cry a little too though.
I hear ya. Not one, but TWO pregnancies were announced on Facebook today. I actually knew about both as soon as the women tested positive, but somehow it made both much more real when they were announced to the world. One woman is a friend who I met mere weeks before she became pregnant with her first. We started TTC when she was about 4 months pregnant... and now she has a 2.5 year old and is due with #2 in November. The other woman is someone I friended on LiveJournal in a ttc community and was friends with for nearly a year before she became pregnant... now she has a 1.5 year old and #2 is due 2 days before my friend's baby.

It doesn't help that I have now had 2 pregnancy dreams this week. The first was that I got a phone call telling me my beta was 109, so I took two pee tests and saw two lines for each. The second dream was last night - I dreamed I was 12 weeks pregnant with twins, and I told my sister and her boyfriend and they were SO EXCITED. I can still feel the way it felt in the dream, the emotions that went along with knowing I'd finally achieved my goal of getting pregnant.

7 DPIUI today... blood test next Friday... please let this finally be the one........!
post #40 of 205
Infertility days suck......even when you think you're on the other side of it. Even when you finally have a baby, it still affects you. I have two children and it still makes me cringe to hear about peoples misconceptions about getting pregnant and how some take it for granted.

Laura sounds like a good plan. I think that even though you are using donor sperm, you still have the normal chances of getting pregnant. It may still take several tries. Sucky but true. I think doing a few injectible cycles is a good idea. I despise having to take a cycle off, but for a vacation it would be worth it! I may come to that in the summer. Hopefully you won't have to get to that.
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