Gale - when is your test date?
Silver - when is your ET date, and test date?
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that's great news silver! i hope you are resting and taking good care of yourself. i will keep my fingers crossed for a stellar fertilization report!
what's new ladies?
i went for my bw and us today. nothing large enough to measure yet, today is day 4 of stims, and all i know is that they plan on starting the cetrotide earlier this time to prevent another lead follicle. i feel like i'm just going through the motions at this point, as i don't expect anything to come of this cycle. i haven't been sleeping all that well (stress?) so i think i'm just going to lay low this week and try to take care of myself. i go back again on wednesday so i am guessing my iui will be over the weekend? it would be awesome if it was on monday and i had a long weekend!
Silver: Great news! I can’t wait to hear about the fertilization results. Did you ask if your doctor is going to do a 3 or 5 day transfer? I can’t believe your boss is being such a jerk! Hopefully you’re able to blow it off and relax through the rest of the IVF process.
RCR: I hope your suppression check goes well tomorrow and things worked the way they were supposed to. My Beta is March 1.
Aura: I’m glad you had a productive conversation with your RE and have a plan, though I’m hoping this IUI will be successful and you won’t need it!
Belly: The 2WW is going pretty well. See my AFM about the PIO which is the only real issue I’m having. Thanks for asking!
AFM: My left butt cheek is so sore, lol! I’m not a fan of the PIO, but it really hadn’t been too bad until Friday. I have no idea what the issue was, but it STILL hurts to the point where I can’t really put much weight on the left side. I told my husband I didn’t k now if it would be worse to inject two days in a row on the right side or to have to inject on the left side again when it’s still so sore. I went ahead and did the left side tonight – I figured I already can’t sit on it, I mine as well! Then, of course, I over-analyze everything and worry about every little twitch and twinge. Still not sure if I want to POAS or wait it out until my beta.
Gale: Are you putting a heating pad on the spot after the shot? Are you sure your DH isn't doing them too high up? I got ridiculously sore at first and the doc said the nurse had show us too high. I still get sore though. So it is somewhat inevitable. Heat helps a bit. I also try and swing my leg back and forrth 50 times to help the oil disperse - supposed to help prevent lumps. I have some hard lumps - they are not fun! I seem to get more sore on my left side too. Not sure if there is a reason why? I sat on my friend's hard wood dinner table chairs for a while this afternoon and finally I was in sooo much pain I couldn't sit anymore.
I'm kinda of a mess though - I've got a sore lower back from not doing yoga and I think preg is making it hurt too. My butt hurts from the PIO and I find the pain radiates. And I am feeling a lot of pressure from my uterus - so very sore all over down there.
Vegan - I didn't realize you were still on PIO. I guess that makes sense. I think I remember it being like 3 months, but I never really even looked past my beta. Wow, I can't imagine having to do them for so long!
Gale - Are you icing your butt first, and then doing the heat pad after? Sorry it is so painful.
Aura - I did 6 cycles of IUIs with injectibles, and toward the end - like the last two or so - I totally felt like I was going through the motions. I know what you mean. There is hope though, so keep positive if you can.
Silver, great news! Can't wait to hear your fertilization report!! I keep meaning to write how much I dislike your boss...really bathroom breaks, I mean geez lady, find something better to do with your time then count the times I use the restroom! I wonder if you could get a dr. note for drinking the recommended amount of water in a day! That should shut her up!
Gale, I had a lot of pain on my left side, that started during the injection. It was so bad I could barely move from the bathroom to the bedroom. My RE had me switch to endometrim just to be safe. I didn't have any sores or welts, but they didn't want me to risk getting an infection or serious allergic reaction. I would call and just let them know about the pain and see what they say.
Aura, I was pretty lax about my last cycle because I really didn't think anything would ever work again. I was actually worried I was sending too many negative vibes through my body and it was making the odds even worse, but Lyndi (or Keira, or ??) posted a link to information about it not mattering. I hope you get a wonderful surprise from this last IUI!
Thinking about everyone and hoping to see lots of BFPs in the next month!!!
Silver, YAH! and i echo everything everyone has been saying about your boss. Are you sure she's female? I mean, seriously, i just can't imagine any female being such a bitch!!! Regardless, I'm so happy you got 5 embies and like everyone else, I can't wait for the fertilization report.
Aura, It's so difficult to go month to month. Just think of how much you've accomplished these last few months! by the way, I had no side effects on estrace. That was the easiest treatment for me to take (I took it orally for one cycle and as a suppository for another and both cycles, it was really easy to tolerate). Hopefully you feel the same way!
Vegan, UGH to the PIO! Can you ask your RE about switching to the suppositories? Perhaps at a certain point, it would be safe enough to do so? Yah for feeling good (although nausea is kicking in but I, like you, was happy about that too. But, I hope you don't have nausea anywhere as bad as Belly did!)
Rcr, can't wait to hear about your suppression check! i'm sure it will go great and then it'll be time for you to start the stims, right? So exciting...And your doctor is willing to do the assisted hatching this round too, right? I can't wait for this cycle. i have a feeling this is it!
Blue, my RE said 10 pounds was the limit. Even now, I try to limit it to 30 pounds or so but I definitely do lift more. But realistically, there are women who lift much more so I think that the REs are extra cautious. i would try to limit how much you lift but I definitely don't think it should be a huge concern for you (unless you're really lifting a lot...I hope that you can get a coworker to maybe walk with you when handling patients). Do you have someone you trust? It must be difficult though because of the contractor status. Let's just hope no one trips!!
Gale, waiting anxiously for you here :o)
Oh man I’m practically shaking as I type. First thing this morning I get a call from the NHS saying that due to my exceptional circumstances they will be giving me free IVF in June!
Then I get a call to say two of my eggs fertilized and can I come in tomorrow for day two transfer. Then I said I want SET for less risk of twins. So they said come in thur well grow to day three. Then I said I’m really nervous about leaving them to grow so they said come in tomorrow and we’ll advise as a double transfer might not increase your twin risk.
Am I making the right decisions?????
Now I’m getting NHS treatment I guess frosties aren’t so important, should I risk it on a day three?
I can hardly breath!
Silver - This is great news!! I would say find out the quality of the eggs before you make a decision on this transfer! Good luck - keep us updated.
Gale - Ugh to the PIO. I did suppositories in the past, but am going to be doing PIO this cycle. My nurse said once they hear a heartbeat they can switch over to suppositories if I'd like, so maybe that's something you can ask your RE about? hang in there, I have heard PIO sucks and am not looking forward to it myself.
RE: PIO. They did say they'd switch me if it got too bad. But I'd rather be safe than sorry. It's not unbearable for me. I am supposed to stay on it for 9 more days (until 9 weeks). They said to just stop all meds at that point except prenatals and baby aspirin. But I have a bunch of extra compounded suppositories I use at night that are 100mg progesterone and 2mg estrogen. I asked the doc if I could use them up and he said I didn't have to but it's fine if I want. I also have a bunch of prometrium and plan to use 1 in the mornings for a couple weeks. 9 weeks just sounds too early to me to stop. My OB advises 10 weeks and other friends' REs say 12 weeks.
Silver: Def ask the quality! If your gut tells you to do 1, do 1. You could always do another transfer before June. And that is so awesome that they came through for you! Must take a load of stress off of you right now! For me, all it took was 1 embie!
Silver - great news! It is such a relief to have a back-up plan. As for the two v. one transfer, that is so tough. Ask what they think the chances are for twins if you transfer two versus one, and then go from there. I am so excited for you! You deserve so much happiness!
AFM - just got back from my suppression check. I have to wait for my bloodwork, but they did see a cyst on the right side that was no there at baseline. It was 1.something, and she said that they generally cancel if it is 3.something, so unless my bloodwork comes back weird, I think I am safe. It is really annoying that it is there, however. I was excited to not have any cysts when I did my baseline. Yes, rena, I am planning to do AH and a 3-day transfer.
Sorry for the lack of personals earlier my head was spinning and still is.
Rcr: so far et is 22nd feb and OTD 8 March but I may test a couple of days before so I don’t have to receive bad news while working. But see AFM.
Aura: I hope things go well with you iui, at least it’s something while you wait even if you don’t feel confident.
Gale: hope your but feels better.
Thanks to everyone who wished me well and had a go at my boss! I’m trying not to think of her!
AFM: I definitely want to go for SET, I think, I don’t want twins even if it takes me a little longer. My plan now is to go talk to the embryologist tomorrow and if I end up coming back the next day for a day 3 that’s fine. But maybe by tomorrow they will be able to tell the better looking embie anyway. To be honest I think I will feel better to have the embie back inside me really.
Blue: I forgot to answer your question, my MIL took me for ec abut I'll be doing et by myself. I really found the ec fine. They must have thought I was a bit bonkers cos I couldn't stop laughing but it was so funny lying with my legs in the air and my butt out while all these people walked around!
Silver: Good luck tomorrow! I can't wait to hear what the report looks like and what you decide to do as far as 1 or 2. It's a hard choice for you if you aren't wanting twins - I think you should go with what your gut tells you to do. I personally did as many as the RE would let me (which was 2), just because I'm not opposed to more than one and I want every possible chance of getting that BFP!
RCR: Boo to the cyst but yay that it's only at 1 and shouldn't interfere. I hope the rest of your labs come back with no problems!
Vegan, RCR, Belly: I've been using the heating pad with the PIO as well as massaging. We don't do the ice because I have no pain with the actual needle or when the med is injected. I really had no issues with the PIO at all until the shot on Friday. Even last night's shot - it didn't hurt to do it and hasn't hurt since, but the spot that has hurt since Friday STILL hurts. I can lift my leg about five inches off the ground before I get pain and I can't sit directly on my butt. I have to lean to the right. There is no visible bruise or redness and I can't palpate a lump at all, it just really hurts. I'm going to bring it up on Thursday morning when I go for blood work and see what they say. I'm wondering if DH maybe injected into the fat instead of the muscle and that's the issue. I coach him through every single shot, but Friday we were out of town and he was rushing because our friends were ready to go eat, so I think he may not have been listening and just jabbed me.
AFM: I POAS today and it was negative, so the daily HCG and trigger is out of my system. Now to see how long I can hold out before I test to see if it's a legit positive. I just don't want to get negatives and get completely depressed.
Gale - I can tell you that I was fine on the PIO until I think I actually got pregnant w/ our first IVF. I'm going to be doing PIO again with this next FET and I'm a little scared of it. Our first cycle I did PIO shots and we did get pregnant (m/c but did get pregnant) and then ever since then I switched to Crinone which I loved compared to PIO. Lets hope that maybe you are soon to be pregnant and that is why it is hurting as well. I think it is good that you are going to ask your dr about it when you go for the blood work. What time of the day are you doing the shots? They say not to do them before you go to bed b/c the more you move those muscles that you are injecting the better. Glad you determined that your trigger is out of your system now and you can move on the getting your BFP for sure!!!!
Silver - if you have any fear of having twins at all I'd probably go with just one if i were you. Good luck with your ET!!! Did you get some time off? Your boss makes me mad!!!! Fingers crossed for you!! Oh, and that is so awesome that you got approved for that free program!!! Has to take a lot of stress off of your shoulders know you have another shot for sure!!!
rcr - did you have a cyst last time too or was that one of the other ladies i'm thinking of?? I think i remember one of them having a cyst and worrying about the size and someone said that if it isn't over 3 or 5cm(or whatever the measurement is) you don't really need to worry. Keeping my fingers crossed that it's no big deal and you get to keep moving on!!! I can't lose one of my cycle buddies!!! LOL ;o) No, you need to do whatever is best for your cycle, i'm just kidding!!!! Keep us posted.
Vegan - hope your PIO shots start to calm down!!!
Renavoo - nope, usually I'm the only one around on most days and it is hard to find anyone to help me when I walk people. We will see. I just told her I'd work the end of the week after we have our ET so hopefully that little embie will be snug in there and it won't matter. I'll just be extra careful and try not to over-do. I need to get over to the grad side b/c i think i read on my phone email that there might be a belly pic floating around and i need to see that!!! How fun. Hope you are well.
Hope4light - how are you doing???
Hi to everyone else. Sorry if I missed anyone. Hopefully I didn't.
AFM - Called the Drs office here in town that is hopefully going to do our intralipids and he is out until thurs (go figure). So i have to call back Thurs and hope that he read over things and still is willing to do it. I need to have it done like next Wed the 29th actually, so that means i'm going to have to take the day off work when i already comited to working that whole week. Hate cancelling but I just don't know how long it will take or how i will feel afterwards and hate to have to try and hurry back to work. I'm hoping they can find someone else to cover for me on that one day. Started Estrace today for the first time w/ this cycle. I have been waking up at 4am every night lately and it is so annoying!!! I am starting to wonder if it is the Lupron or something. I wake up like clockwork and then can't get back to sleep for awhile. Grrr!!! I also need to schedule my u/s lining check for next Friday too. Oh, i also wanted to ask you ladies a question!! I talked to my RE's nurse and she told me that we have 2 embies frozen in one vial and 1 frozen in another vial, but they don't know which one is in which vial (grade wise). Is this odd? I would have thought that it is normal to keep track of this kind of thing, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyone know?? I really wanted to put the best one back in first and was hoping that it was the one that was in the vial by itself, but who knows. Love to hear your thoughts on this and what your clinic does.
Blue - yea, that was me with the cyst. ugh. Why can I not have the the perfect cycle? about the freezing, I don't know. I have never had any to freeze, but that does seem strange to me that they don't label them. So if you wanted to use one of the embies that is in the vial with two in it would they have to thaw both? I really don't know anything about FETs.
AFM - bloodwork came back normal, so I a starting lupron on Friday (and trying not to worry about the cyst).
Hi everyone. I am so sorry that I have been out of the loop for so long. I just finished catching up with everything that I have missed. I am on my lunch break, so I have 20 minutes left to get everything down so....here goes. First I want to thank everyone who asked about we and sent me positive thoughts. I so appreciate your concern!
Silver: That is awesome news about your eggs and the opportunity to try this again for free if things don't work out this time. I just know that you will not need the free treatments because you are going to get your BFP from this cycle. Oh, and I would like you to do me a favor. Can you give your boss a giant swift kick in the a** for me? She sounds like a real nut case. If I got in trouble for using the bathroom too much, I would have been fired by now. I swear that my bladder is the size of a pea. When I was pregnant with DS I told my boss that if he gave me a computer on wheels, and I could just sit in the bathroom all day, I would have been way more productive! Hang in there and don't let her get you down!
Aura: I am sorry that your last cycle did not work out. This cycle is goona surprise you and be perfect. Just wait! Congratulations on your awesome weight loss. I am so jealous!
Gale: Wow! 29 eggs! Holy crap! That is awesome. I am sorry that you are hurting fromt he PIO shots. I have not had to do them yet, but they terrify me. I guess I better get used to the idea though...see my AFM. Sending you sticky vibes!
Hope: Welcome! Sorry we have to meet under these circumstances, but we are glad to have you!
RCR: Your cyst sounds very small, so I would not even give it another thought. Your labs are good, so go with that!
AFM: I have had a rollarcoaster of a week! I worked 9 days straight last week then went to the RE last Wednesday (my first day off). The bigger follie ovulated and my lining was great, but the other follie got bigger and stuck around (19/16). So...another cyst, and a big one. I left there so upset and just beaten. So last week sucked. In the meantime, we have a major problem with DS and the fact that he still will not eat solid food. I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but he was diagnosed with failure to thrive because he is only at the 3.5 percentile for weight. So, our pediatric GI doc ordered speech therapy to work with him on his food aversion. Well, we found out on Friday that the insurance will not cover it. And it costs $173/ 1/2 session...and that IS the cash discount. I HATE insurance!!! What is the point of paying all this money to have insurance when they don't cover any of the things that we need? UGH!!!
So, off my soap box, saw the RE again this morning because showed up late Sunday. And guess what....? The cyst is gone! As in poof! Just not there anymore. We were all stunned! Long story short...I started the Lupron this AM. I will take that for 2 days, then start right in with the Follistim and Menopur on Thursday, continuing the Lupron. I can hardly believe it! I am finally gonna start the meds. I see the Re again on Monday... Please God...let this be my cycle.
Blessings to all of you! Sorry gotta run, my time is up. I will try for more personals tomorrow!!!