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post #21 of 156
MoOnFiReGlOw hope it works out ok for him. poor thing

Kat - thanks for your reply. If dh doesn't have any more viable sperm I think we will go for IVF. Dh is very and I'm a little worried about the side effects of meds. and with all the medical stuff we've had the last two years we'd prefer as low tec as possible. I've no idea how I'd react to hormones, I was fine on the pill but reacted horribly to morphine and tramadol.

dh has been refered to specialist spinal injury clinic. I'm hoping the can get sperm through PVS. that has a 50% successe rate in people with his level of injury. If we can do that we'll do IUI, if not I recon straight to IVF.
post #22 of 156
Moonfireglow - Wow!!! So sorry to hear what is going on in your life! Praying everything works out!!! Take care!

Silverbird - Wow, to you lady!!! "Through sickness and health and death do us part" you are a good role model!!! I'd go right to IVF if i were you!! We did 5 IUI's and that is with just unexplained infertility and those 5 didn't work. I'd say just go right to the "big guns" and let them pick out the best sperm and get it into the egg for you! That is just my opinion after doing so many failed IUI's. Best of luck to you and your DH!!!

No5no5 - Congrats on your beta numbers ! Rise numbers, rise!!! I have had high thyroid numbers (hypothyroid - i know, it seems backwards but that is right) and i've heard when you are just ttc they want them in the 2's so i'd be sure to say something to someone about that. High thyroid #'s can increase your chances of miscarriage!!! Also, yes that is really odd that they didn't check your progesterone numbers!! Isn't it awful how you have to be your own advocate so much more now a days. Thanks God for the internet or how would we all get so knowledgeable? Good luck to you!!!
post #23 of 156
No5no5 that is really odd that you have elevated T3 AND TSH. Did they offer you an explanation at all? Or suggest a treatment? Sorry for forgetting, but are you already on thyroid meds? Crazy! When you get the second beta back? Go baby go!!

MFG - I am SO sorry to hear that. I can't even imagine not being able to be there with him. How scary. Is he in surgery now? When will he be out? I'm thinking of the two of you and sending so much love and healing.

AFM, watching insane amounts of TV and movies till I get the third beta back tomorrow at 4.
post #24 of 156
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Originally Posted by milletpuff View Post
No5no5 that is really odd that you have elevated T3 AND TSH. Did they offer you an explanation at all? Or suggest a treatment? Sorry for forgetting, but are you already on thyroid meds? Crazy! When you get the second beta back? Go baby go!!
I'm not currently on thyroid meds, but I have been in the past. I have Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis, so my levels fluctuate a lot, but the last time I had them checked they were the best they'd ever been (even better than when I was on synthroid). It is weird. Just to be clear, both are only slightly elevated, but still. Slightly is enough to cause a miscarriage, according to my old endocrinologist.

I have not actually talked to anyone about my numbers yet. DH works at the same hospital as my RE and was able to look my numbers up for me. So, I'll probably get my 2nd beta back tonight, but I probably won't talk to anyone until tomorrow. I hope there's good news for both of us!
post #25 of 156
I just got a call and my betas are totally great. They took roughly 28 hours to double. My progesterone is fine (and I'm supplementing, so it should be). So I'm psyched. Wrt the thyroid, the plan is to wait & retest later. That makes sense to me. Tomorrow I'm going to call & schedule my first ultrasound, for the Monday after Thanksgiving.

So I am officially pregnant. I don't know how long it'll last, but I'm going with it. I'm even starting to get excited.

Good luck to all you ladies.
post #26 of 156
HOORAY!!!!! Go baby go!! That's SO great. That's a fast double!! Congratulations, I'm so glad you are feeling better about it. Happy, healthy, and TOTALLY uneventful 9 months to you.
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Congratulations no5no5!
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Congrats no5no5!!!
post #29 of 156
Thanks everyone.

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Happy, healthy, and TOTALLY uneventful 9 months to you.
And to you too.
post #30 of 156
Thread Starter 
no5no5 - I'm so moving you to our grads

AFM - Well, there's good and bad news. Good news is dh didn't have to go back into surgery quite yet. Yet being the key word there. They got him an emergency appt. with the GI doc to get scoped and see what is going on. They think that he had Diverticulitis and now his Crohn's is acting up and flaring but since the meds that they use for that are so tightly controlled he can't get them till his appt.

So I'm kinda in an emotional limbo right now! On one side I'm relived that he's ok for now. Still in pain, but ok. But now I'm worried about all these new meds he's going to be put on and what their impact on his boys is gonna be. We *just* got him off all his meds and he was well on his way to having a normal SA. The last one we did was MUCH better!

I'm totally being selfish though, all that matters is that he is hopefully going to feel better and we'll just keep on trying and see what is in the cards for us
post #31 of 156
moonfireglow

I offten feel selfish too worrying about how dh's medical stuff impacts on his fertility when obviously their is the much bigger picture of his health and happiness. But it is important. and dh thinks so too. hoping it all works out for you.

silverbird
post #32 of 156
Silverbird and MFG good luck to both of you. So many issues to consider......

IUI is done and over with. Can you tell we've done it a few times. I didn't even ask what the sperm count was. All she said was "poison ivy didn't slow you down at all" Good enough for me. So I start prometrium tonight and crinone in the morning. I've used prometrium before but not crinone. I'll let you how the gross factor is.
post #33 of 156
I'm losing my $%#@ today. The third beta results come back at 4. I had half a dozen terrible dreams last night that all involved this pregnancy coming to an end. I took a preg test this morning (different brand than what I have been using) and it was pretty light. I spent halloween bleeding and convinced it was over, and when the woman was doing my blood draw this morning she was being chatty and asked how my halloween was. And I just lost it crying. Five more LONG and TORTUOUS hours.

I'm going to go find bad TV on Netflix instant watch. A glass of wine and a sheet cake would be nice too!
post #34 of 156
Silverbird - Wow, to you lady!!! "Through sickness and health and death do us part" you are a good role model!!! I'd go right to IVF if i were you!! We did 5 IUI's and that is with just unexplained infertility and those 5 didn't work. I'd say just go right to the "big guns" and let them pick out the best sperm and get it into the egg for you! That is just my opinion after doing so many failed IUI's. Best of luck to you and your DH!!!
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I often say our mardige has been a crash course in "in sickness and in health" but dh says thats not true cos we've not had any health! It's a cliche but it has made us closer.

Maybe I'll start lurking on the IVF tread. I know so little about it. But all the meds sound a bit horrible, especially if my ovary if doing OK.

Also we should (acording to the website but local policy might be different) get three IUI and three IVF for free on the NHS. So if three IVF didn't work I bet they wouldn't fund three IUI afterwards. So if we start with the IUI we might get six cycle's free instead of three. Which is a pretty important consideration.
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Argh Milletpuff! I am waiting on pins & needles for you. All the IF business is such a mindf*$k sometimes. I'll be checking back on you later today.
post #37 of 156
Wait...milletpuff, I think (I HOPE) I might have read your post wrong? I thought you meant that your HCG level was 4, but did you mean that you will find out what your HCG was at 4:00? Gosh, I hope I read it wrong and you'll have good news this afternoon.
post #38 of 156
Haha, yes I get the results at 4pm today! That's so funny, when we were waiting for the second beta and my partner was at work, I texted that it wouldn't be ready till 4 and she thought the same thing!

Oh, wow, it was nice to smile then, thanks

MIND#$%# INDEED! Thanks so much, and I will definitely post my results as soon as I get them.
post #39 of 156
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Silverbird - I often say our mardige has been a crash course in "in sickness and in health" but dh says thats not true cos we've not had any health! It's a cliche but it has made us closer.

Maybe I'll start lurking on the IVF tread. I know so little about it. But all the meds sound a bit horrible, especially if my ovary if doing OK.

Also we should (acording to the website but local policy might be different) get three IUI and three IVF for free on the NHS. So if three IVF didn't work I bet they wouldn't fund three IUI afterwards. So if we start with the IUI we might get six cycle's free instead of three. Which is a pretty important consideration.
Silverbird - I don't know if you have done IUI's w/ injectibles in the past (don't remember your whole story), but i don't really think IVF so far is that much worst then the IUI's with injectibles. I might just be weird, but I'm not affect that badly like some women are, luckily! Now also, this will be my first IVF and i'm just in the process, but the meds so far for me are just more ramped up, but i feel pretty much the same (uncomfortable ovaries) as i did with the IUI process. Who knows, I might change my mind here in a few days with the retrieval coming sometime soon. The only other big pain in the butt is the increase in cost!! Ooooch!! Right now that hurts the most! Good luck to you! Come stalk over at the IVF thread anytime and learn as much as you can, that is what I did and now I stalk over here now and again hoping all of you guys get BFP so you don't have to join the IVF thread. YKWIM

Milletpuff - Glad you clarified b/c I just read that and felt awful for you then read your lower post with a bit of relief!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that your dreams last night were all wrong and you have good numbers!!!

Rooting all you ladies on and hoping for some BFP over here!!!
post #40 of 156
milletpuff, ditto on the huge relief...I also thought you said your beta was 4. Everything crossed for you here, too!

no5no5, so so so happy for you girl!

leslie, go little sperms, go!!! Crinone is gross, but not too bad. The worst part is that it kind of builds up in there after a while. Happy marinating!
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