I mean I am going to start it. I hope no one minds.
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Deborah, I'm so sorry :o( I hope that the last few days have given you a little peace and that you're starting to feel better. What an awful thing to happen. I know that pets will pass away but it doesn't take away the heartache. My dog passed away more than 10 years ago and it still makes me sad. It devastated me so much that my DH fears me having another dog because he realizes how difficult it is for me to get over it. (My apartment complex doesn't allow dogs anyway.). Anyway, just wanted to extend big virtual hugs and let you know that I'm thinking about you.
Ladies, thank you all so much for being so supportive. I really don't know what I would do if I didn't have you all to vent to!! I'm feeling a little better, if a little resigned about the fact that I have to go on to IVF. Believe me, I don't mind doing the IVF. I mind spending all the money though. I keep thinking "what if, sometime down the road, we really need that 20K plus and we don't have it because my defective body doesn't let me get pregnant on its own?" Oh well, at least we're getting started quickly! I need to get a day 2-3 ultrasound to check my antral follicle count. I hope to do that tomorrow (I'm counting today as day 1, as it's the first full day of bleeding- that means that I technically made it to day 13! Yah to no LP phase defect! Although I'm still a little worried as I started bleeding yesterday, which was day 12. sigh) :o) My mood swings are legendary in our household. haha
Here's my plan...Tomorrow, ultrasound. Birth control pills for 2-3 weeks. Start the injectibles (the doctor said 9-12 days). Hopefully, I can get off work the days that i need to but I'm trying not to worry about that because I know that this is priority. If they try to prevent me from doing this then we'll have a problem and I guess I'll be looking for a new job ;o) I don't think they will do that though. According to the doctor yesterday (had a telephone consult with a doctor from Shady Grove) I have a 40-50% chance per cycle. So let's see how it goes. He'll know better after the follicle count!
Rosie, I absolutely know what you mean about wishing the hsg was abnormal. I really wanted to have some answers too!!! I mean, I don't even have my DH's sperm analysis to fall back on...his last one showed excellent results. So I have NO idea what i am infertile and it really annoys me. hehe my DH says I have the "I just have to know NOW" syndrome. :o)
Gozal, thank you for the information about folate/folic acid. I will go look for food that's high in folate as well. Luckily, I loooooove spinach salad (yuuum). How are you doing? Have you started the methotrexate? How are you feeling?
Anyway, ladies, I know we're going to move on to the next board (thank you Deborah!!) so I will see you there!! big hugs to you all!!
Thanks everyone. Herre is the link to the new thread: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320038/july-2011-infertility-one-thread.
I can understand that DHs get stressed too. My DH refused to go a third night last month and it was, of course, the day I O'd. I tried to give him some warning this time and he grumbled. Take comfort in the fact, that the 2 or 3 days before O are actually your prime days since it gives time for the egg to travel down the fallopian tube and meet right on O day (if we're lucky). That doesn't mean I'm not going to insist on quite a bit from DH this cycle, but if I can't get him to cooperate as much as I would like, I can feel a bit better about it.
Welcome csangel! You've written in a thread that is no longer active. You can join us at the current thread here: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320038/july-2011-infertility-one-thread/40#post_16555498. You mentioned you have just done IVF, there is also a thread for ladies doing IVF that you might find helpful: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1316952/summer-ivf-thread-let-the-sun-shine-through-all-of-usl. I hope you get your BFP soon and in the meantime find all of the support and friendship you're looking for here at MDC