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post #41 of 121
Hey All! Just checking in Next Tuesday I leave to go visit my DH in Washington state. I am so excited! First, because I get to see my hubby; second, I have never been to WA and hear that it is beautiful; and third, am really hoping I timed this ticket right to match up with ovulation.

This month has been especially hard because my DH's uncle (who is 53) and his fiance (who is 44) are unexpectedly expecting. I am so happy for them, but also a wee bit jealous inside that it is not me AND, my neighbor's truck was stolen by some drug addicts who used it to commit more crimes and guess what? You betcha, one of the criminals is five months pregnant. Urgh!
Anywho, I can't worry about other people; it just hasn't been my time yet...

MFG: I am over in the health and weight management forums under the hcg protocol. I know it is controversial for some people, but I watched my MIL go from a 12 to a size 4 and has kept it off since last November. Not sure if it is for everyone, but I am losing like crazy and have more energy than I have had in a long time...

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
post #42 of 121
MoOnFiReGlOw-here's my bio:

TTC#3 for 4 years now. Secondary IF due to cervical cancer surgery, and possibly non-care from doctor at that time. May have other issues now related to the non-care. (Trying not to be bitter) Dh SA is great. Have our first RE appt. next week. Praying!
post #43 of 121
Nice Work, MFG!
post #44 of 121
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by indianagrl View Post
MFG: I am over in the health and weight management forums under the hcg protocol. I know it is controversial for some people, but I watched my MIL go from a 12 to a size 4 and has kept it off since last November. Not sure if it is for everyone, but I am losing like crazy and have more energy than I have had in a long time...
Ohh...I'll have to check it out! I hope your timing will be right! I just moved from the WA/ID area and it is pretty...in area's! If it is Eastern or Western WA it is gorgeous! The middle is pretty dry and icky

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Originally Posted by zanelee View Post
MoOnFiReGlOw-here's my bio:

TTC#3 for 4 years now. Secondary IF due to cervical cancer surgery, and possibly non-care from doctor at that time. May have other issues now related to the non-care. (Trying not to be bitter) Dh SA is great. Have our first RE appt. next week. Praying!
Got ya!

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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post
Nice Work, MFG!
Thanks chica!!
post #45 of 121
Holy threadpruning batwoman! You're my I did that once in the Queer TTC thread but it was nowhere near as neglected as this thread. Nice work, thanks!

Tear that testing thread that you started is so fantastic! I have been looking for something like that forever. I hope it can continue to grow. I'm hoping to get more info on what testing for repeated losses is available, so I'm gonna post over there in a bit. I didn't want to post an update on the spotting thread cos it was so positive and uplifting to see all those stories. I want to leave it like that for anone else who needs it, ya know?

Indianagrl, I hope you like your WA visit! I agree, western and eastern are gorgeous, but I even kind of like the desolate middle too. I'm weird like that! But by "like" I really mean "enjoy driving through on the way to somewhere exciting", cos I definitely wouldn't want to live there! And, I think being a wee bit jealous is incredibly gracious - of course you can't worry about other people, but this whole process leaves parts that are so raw for me, that news like that can be incredibly hard

zanalee, hope you get more info at your appt.
post #46 of 121
milletpuff - I forgot to put in my last post how much I like your signature...I even called and read it to my mom

And my husband is working in the Yakima Valley right now; I think there are a ton of wineries around? That will be good...maybe after a few tastings we won't be thinking about TTC when we BD Then again, I haven't seen him in over a month so I don't think "getting in the mood" will be a problem
post #47 of 121
Moonfireglow- Thanks here is my bio...

Me:30 Mild Endo, Possible PCOS; DH: 32 Perfect except for low morphology. TTC #1 since March 08. Currently doing 2nd IUI with femera/follistim/trigger. Hoping for a miracle!
post #48 of 121
Thanks indiana grl! I hope I get to change it soon though Have fun in Yakima valley! Might be a tad on the hot side right now, ahem.
post #49 of 121
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Moonfireglow- Thanks here is my bio...

Me:30 Mild Endo, Possible PCOS; DH: 32 Perfect except for low morphology. TTC #1 since March 08. Currently doing 2nd IUI with femera/follistim/trigger. Hoping for a miracle!
Gocha!
post #50 of 121
Thread Starter 
Weekend Wrap-Up

Name: MoOnFiReGlOw
Age: 28
TTC #: 4
CD: 23
DPO (if applicable): Not yet, but hopefully soon. My opk's are REALLY close to O. I'm actually surprised they haven't gone fully + yet but we did move during this cycle to a much higher elevation so I'm thinking this month my O may be delayed. I'm getting some awesome ewcm though!
Trying Since: April 2009
Plan for this Cycle: Still trying to chill, although I broke out my opk's a few days ago b/c I wasn't convinced that I had O'd yet and I was right
Link to Chart (if applicable): http://www.tcoyf.com/members/Amitiel/charts/14.aspx
Thoughts: Not much! I'm excited because my dh has tried out a new med for his back (the one suspected to be causing the sperm defect) and it seems to be working! The doc doesn't know how much it will help the quality of the sperm, but it will be much better than the old med so I'll take anything I can get We go back for a repeat SA in 3 months or so to see how the new meds are working!
post #51 of 121
MFG: I'm sure you've heard everything in the infertility book by now, but has your dh tried taking vitamin d supplements? My hubby had great count but low mobility, so our doctor suggested 10,000 iu daily of vitamin d. Not sure if that is what did it or not, but his next SA was off the charts!
post #52 of 121
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MFG: I'm sure you've heard everything in the infertility book by now, but has your dh tried taking vitamin d supplements? My hubby had great count but low mobility, so our doctor suggested 10,000 iu daily of vitamin d. Not sure if that is what did it or not, but his next SA was off the charts!
Yeah, unfortunately his issue isn't with count or mobility, but morphology. The meds he is on changes the chemical make up of the enzyme on the head of the sperm so that it makes it darn near, if not impossible to penetrate the egg (doc said impossible, but he also said weirder things have happened so I'm holding on to a sliver of hope) I may get him on some vit D for general purposes though

The docs (and us) are hoping that the new medications will fix that though and give him back his 'normal' sperm. He's been on this medication since before we started trying so we haven't really gotten to see how things would have been normally and since there is obviously a huge issue w/him the docs don't think its worth doing testing on me until we get his stuff fixed
post #53 of 121
Weekend Wrap-Up

Name: Tear
Age: 31
TTC #: 1
CD: 12
DPO (if applicable):Not there yet, but I'm working on it!
Trying Since: May 2008
Plan for this Cycle: Try not to explode while Clomid rages through my system. Hopefully we're going to trigger tomorrow-ish and just do intercourse to try to catch hopefully two eggies.
Thoughts: For a while there I thought Clomid was going to prevent the sex part of making a baby, I've been such a raging beee-otch. Let's just say there's a chance this baby is conceived under less than romantic circumstances... Do you ladies think two follies are enough for an iui? We only get six iuis covered, mind you. Would it be a waste when last time we had 5 or 6 follies? Our follies are 21mm and 15.5mm today, and hopefully the smaller one will pass 16 by tomorrow. What do you think?
post #54 of 121
Tear that sounds great for an IUI. I totally didn't feel like having sex on Clomid. Thank goodness for IUI's.

I don't really have anything to report since we aren't doing anything special this month. We did dtd a few times around O which was when we finally got into our house. But mostly we are just busy trying to get settled and get things done around here. I'm going to Montreal in two weeks & can't wait!
post #55 of 121
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Tear - It's totally up to you hun, but it sounds like you have two really good size folies and I'd think that a few really nice looking ones may be better than a ton of almost there ones kwim? If you want to wait till a better month or if something feels off about this cycle just wait till the next one

Leslie - Right there with ya hun! We moved a few weeks ago over 1k miles away and I still have a room full of unpacked boxes!! I'm hoping to get to them sometime this week...ugh!

AFM - I'm feeling a bit pathetic right now. I just put all my info into TCOYF and we had IMPECCABLE timing and I'm finding my self hoping and praying that super sperm made it through...gah! Why do I do this to myself? Ah well, after watching some of the pregnancy shows on Discovery I know weirder things have happened...lol!
post #56 of 121
Hi! I'm hoping to only be here a little while because we are doing IVF with a donor egg in August. This will be our second donor because our first one fell though. I had ovarian cancer at 17 and had both my ovaries removed so we're happy to have found a good and enthusiastic donor. (She's as cute as a button too!) I'm getting a bit anxious about the whole thing.

Name: Amy
Age: 28
TTC #: 1
Trying Since: This will be our first embryo transfer
Plan for this Cycle: Plan for a retrieval from our donor on August 4th and a transfer on August 10th
Thoughts: I've been feeling a bit anxious about the whole situation because it's so much money and we'd already paid for a lot with our first donor that fell through. I'm also excited but trying to keeping from being to hopefully. Just last night I started reading about what to expect when you are expecting. I'm worried about disappointment.
post #57 of 121
Just jumping in to send everyone good thoughts. Infertility SUCKS.
post #58 of 121
Ok, our first RE appt. is in 2 days (thurs) Dang it if I didn't have a yeast infection show up! So, tonight is the last night of the "inserts". Will this affect anything? I mean, I've got tomorrow and part of thursday before the actual appointment. Do you think that's ok?
post #59 of 121
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Originally Posted by aggieamy View Post
Hi! I'm hoping to only be here a little while because we are doing IVF with a donor egg in August. This will be our second donor because our first one fell though. I had ovarian cancer at 17 and had both my ovaries removed so we're happy to have found a good and enthusiastic donor. (She's as cute as a button too!) I'm getting a bit anxious about the whole thing.

Name: Amy
Age: 28
TTC #: 1
Trying Since: This will be our first embryo transfer
Plan for this Cycle: Plan for a retrieval from our donor on August 4th and a transfer on August 10th
Thoughts: I've been feeling a bit anxious about the whole situation because it's so much money and we'd already paid for a lot with our first donor that fell through. I'm also excited but trying to keeping from being to hopefully. Just last night I started reading about what to expect when you are expecting. I'm worried about disappointment.
Good luck!! I can certainly understand your mixed feelings. I hope everything goes great!


zanelee for your first appointment they don't do anything but ask questions so you'll be good. Where are you in your cycle? Probably early in your next cycle they will do an HSG to get a look at your tubes.
post #60 of 121
Tear, I was terrified of Clomid because I'm already such a basketcase but I am seeing this amazing women's/fertility acupuncturist and she recommended this herbal thing that I used to take for PMS, and then did some acupuncture and it was unbelievably helpful. I don't know if you have tried that route but I will definitely continue as we go forward with Clomid. Did you decide about the IUI? What's your timing?

Aggieamy, hi and I hope your stay is short and sweet too! I get what you are saying about not wanting to "get your hopes up", but for me I feel like I will be disappointed if it doesn't work out, no matter what, and the trying to protect myself by shutting out hope was almost more painful. I am trying to think of it as desire rather than hope - I know it sounds like an insignificant sematics detail, but I guess I feel like hope has an outcome attached to it and the potential of the disappointment side, but desire can be more, I don't know, pure? Like a BFN crushes my hope, but I can still hold the *desire* in a way. Good luck no matter what!
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