ad astra - That's great news! My first beta was only 27 or 29 when I was pregnant (and to be clear, my miscarriage was a freak thing at 12 weeks, not due to anything wrong with the baby - it was a strong pregnancy). Congrats!
gelly - Sorry about the BFN. I saw you asking someone about egg quality - my doctor gave me HGH this last cycle to help improve my egg quality. The quality did improve greatly but he's more convinced it's the lack of the cyst that had been there the rest of the time. He did have a theory before I got pregnant that the cyst was interfering with my egg quality but then I got pregnant. After I had the emergency surgery and they removed the cyst (and ovary), he put me on the human-growth hormone for my next cycle. With two ovaries + one cyst, I managed to produce only 5 embryos (and only 2 of them were reasonably decent - one of which I got pregnant with). With ONE ovary and no cyst (and HGH), I was able to get SIX embryos, all good quality. The HGH was a shot I did during stimulation. (btw, you can keep me in working on IVF I guess. We're trying again this month - so probably in about 3 weeks or so, as AF hasn't arrived yet.)
kgulbransen - Again, you always know what to say to help me feel better. Thank you. I try so hard to be optimistic but, as you know, when you're approaching a dozen cycles trying to get pregnant, it's really hard to think it's every going to f*cking happen. The ONLY thing that makes me believe is that I did get pregnant, and truthfully, the doctor is pretty sure that what was preventing me the first 7 times was that cyst on my ovary. I really should just consider those cycles a wash because I wasn't realistically going to get pregnant. So since then, we did the one IVF w the cycle that worked, and then after the m/c, we did a frozen one that he knew wouldn't work (because the embryos were poor)... and then one fresh IVF and one FET. By no means do those negatives mean I'll never get a positive, but I'M SO ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED.
AFM - I had a terrible day yesterday. The 29th was the due date, we found out on the 1st I wasn't pregnant, and DP and I finally had the conversation we'd been avoiding where she told me if we don't get pregnant with our next cycle (with the last 2 embryos that we have), we have to take a break to the tune of 1 year. A YEAR. So I pretty much cried for, I dunno, 3 hours? My eyes are puffy and crusty today - pretty sexy, huh? On top of this, I turn 33 on Friday, and I've never looked LESS FORWARD to a birthday in my life. It's just one more year for my eggs to age and one more year that I'm not a mother yet. I prided myself on not being angry when we miscarried. Well, the anger has arrived. I'm PISSED.