Started lupron today! yay!
Winter IVF Thread : Bring on the BFPs! - Page 55
Blue - Thanks for reading! They think his MF is from the boys not dropping. He's actually only been flying for a couple of years, before that he worked on the planes. So he wasn't flying yet when we first started dealing with MFI. Not sure if it's made it worse or not, but he's actually been out of work for a couple months so I think any effect that it would have is gone. Although he will be going back to work in the next month or so. No, I've never had an HSG before. The doc did recommend the ibuprofin - must be important if you're mentioning it too!!! That's awesome that they're getting you in so quick for the intralipids appt, I'd agree, def take her some chocolate!! I can't believe the CC Fraud - but at least your bank caught it. Was the the first and only charge that went through? I'm hoping so!!! It's so good that you're staying so positive on it.
rcr - woo hoo for Lupron... now for the hot flashes LOL.
Thanks for all your support everyone.
Praying: sorry about your insurance issues but glad your cyst is gone. Lets hope this is your cycle. I just mutter vaguly about hormones if I don’t want to tell people. Women’s problems cover everything!
Rcr: yay for starting lupron! I looked forwards to my meds too it felt like I was getting one step closer. I’m sure any lifting before treatment is no prob. I was trying to work out how not to carry the shopping bags after my house mate kindly went shopping for me.
Gale: sorry about not getting as many embies as you wanted, by embryologist says 70% don’t make it to day 5 so it’s prob not that unsual.
Blue: My clinic doesn’t specially say bedrest but limit physical activity for 2-4 days. So I’ve been in bed/on the couch for two days and plan to take it easy a few more. Does anyone else find it odd that the no of days bed rest is the same no matter what day embie you have? Always so much going on for you! Glad you got your intralipds sorted and and your parents are home OK. Glad your credit card company noticed the frud. Good luck with your taxes!
Hope4light: glad things r getting close now.
AFM: I’m not really enjoying the tww as much as I thought. I guess I just feel so unsettled with having to make the decisions about embryos. I do feel that it was bad that the doc didn’t tell the embryologist about my wanting a SET. I feel it was really difficult having to make such decisions at the last minuet. It would have been nice to talk about it before. I just feel like they think I don’t stand much chance of success with one medium quality embie. Anyway just resting up.
I forgot to say the other thing I find weird about transfering two embies is that I would only be rooting for one of them.
I've been sent my NHS appointment for 5 may. they are doing some research which was on the news earlier in the year. would be intregiging if I am part of it (though obviously I hope not) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-16395550
ahh! busy week for me so i've been stalking but so much is going on!
rcr- hooray for lupron! i'm envisioning that december baby for you. also, i wouldn't worry about lifting heavy things at this point. i'm sure even after transfer they probably just tell us not to lift heavy things as a precaution for straining ourselves. but it's not as if an embryo is going to pop out! or at least i hope not.... heheheh
blue- insane about the cc thing, but hooray for them catching it right away! also, i'm so glad to hear your parents are home safe and sound. it just shows how great they must be if so many people are racing out to help them get settled back in. and i can't wait for you to take the intralipids! it's so good to be doing something new. i hope this brings along a positive outcome. i'd definitely bring the girl a little something, i think it's a nice thing to reward great behavior instead of only criticizing the bad ones. i plan on baking up a storm for my RE's office when i finally get pregnant. they feel like family at this point, i see them so much!
silver, i'm sorry the tww isn't as pleasant as you'd thought. it's always been tough for me (and most ladies, i assume), but it passes soon enough! through my two ivf's i always felt like the embryologist conversation was last minute and super rushed.... i am sure they are lab people and are not used to dealing with patients as often as the nurses do, but they embryologists i have spoken with have always been clinical, cold, and our conversation is never more than two or three minutes. it seems quick to make such a big choice! however you have to do what feels right for you, no matter what the embryologist or dr thinks.
hope- hope the hsg goes smoothly! definitely take the ibuprofin. i think it's fine for most ladies, i had a freak fallopian tube cramp and i was really glad i had taken the ibuprofin. it's over quick though, and it's fun to take home a little photo of your uterus. i mean, when else do you get one?
gale- sorry to hear about the low number of left over embryos, but you should be celebrating that you have one to freeze! that means it's a fighter, and probably great quality. if you have to try again, you will know that you've got a great chance. i had two ivfs with a combined egg count of over 40 follicles, and not a single one made it to freeze.
praying, sorry things have been tough, but it's exciting that you're starting your stims! i'm on menopur and gonal f (like follistim) and don't really get any side effects from them. how have you been faring so far? it's tough that your parents will be around, but i'm sure you can find excuses to get out of the house to get bloodwork. it's only every few days at this point, right?
sorry if i missed anyone, i keep jumping back and forth between pages to catch up!
afm, i realized the other night that i totally messed up my shot one night. it was the night of my mom's big party and both bathrooms were occupied so i hid in my mom's walk in closet to take my shot. i always boast that i can do this with my eyes closed at this point, but i guess i was so preoccupied that even though i mixed up the gonal f and menopur into the menopur bottle, i somehow drew the remaining gonal f into the syringe and injected that instead! i freaked out at first, especially since i wasted the doses, but my dr hasn't mentioned anything so i didn't say anything. it's just an iui cycle so i'm really not worried. what's interesting is that the last iui with stims i had two follicles. and one was a lead so essentially i had one and a maybe. this time i've got 2 at 13mm, 1 at 12, and 3 more at 10... plus a bunch of other small ones. i guess that's what the gonal f did! my dr doesn't seem concerned at all, and i assume as soon as the three big guys hit the right size we will trigger. i feel like i'm stimming forever though! last cycle i stimmed for maybe five days and then triggered. this time i'm on day 8 and she thinks i'll probably trigger monday or tuesday. i just envision little dollar bills flying away with every day of meds i have to take. especially since i know i'm doing an ivf cycle next and would like to save my leftovers for that! my husband was laughing that maybe my mistake will give us a better chance for getting pregnant with the iui. who knows... i figure i didn't HURT anything because it's not like the last two iuis worked going on the correct protocol. maybe the mistake will shake things up. or not.
Aura - sorry you missed up the shot. I don't think that one dose should be a huge deal. Anyway, switching it up may be a good thing, as you say. My last IUI I stimmed for like 15 days. It was really annoying because I wanted to save my meds for my IVF cycle.
Silver - medium quality embies make it all the time. Keep the faith. How are you?
AFM - gosh, quiet weekend around here. I started stims today. I am doing 225 follistim plus 75 of menipur at 7 am, and then 300 follistim and one syrenge of gannirelix in the pm. Plus I do microdose lupron 0.2 cc in the am and pm, plus a steroid in the pm. Add to that my prenatel and various vitamins that I take in the pm, plus DHEA in the am and pm. Phew! All of that is really hard to keep track of!
rcr, yay for starting stims!!! That does sound like quite the regime, but so exciting!!!!
Blue, I don't think I said so earlier, but I am so happy to hear your folks made it back safely and they have such caring neighbors! And boo, to credit card theft, but wow, nice job bank on catching it so quickly! I am so excited for your intralipid treatment this week, things are really moving with you too!!!!!!!
Aura, ugh, I hate when I make mistakes like that :( On the bright side it sounds like it didn't harm anything and your follies are looking better than ever!!! Maybe that's the secret trick for you!
Silver, where they able to save the other embie you didn't transfer? Sorry, I can't remember. Not that it matters since we hope to see a BFP soon!!!!
Praying, not sure if your folks are already here, but I like the thyroid blood draw, or just make different excuses. Like a re-draw for something they messed up before (cholesterol or some standard annual draw), how about a quick OB pap appointment (no one will want to go to that!), forgot something at work and need to go pick it up, getting some groceries for dinner (you'll really have to stop at the store too), need to make a quick return at a store...
Hope, I just had a little cramping during the HSG, it was intense but short. GL!
Gale, hope the 2ww is going quickly for you!!!
Hi everyone. Today is the first day that I am decreasing my Lupron dose to 5 units. I am also injecting Gonal F and Menopur tonight for the first time. I was told to do this in the evening, but I am wondering if anyone else received any specific time as a directive for these evening injections?
Saphrons - I was only taking shots once a day and they told me to do them between 6-8pm, but if you pick like 7pm you are suppose to do them every night around that time. I kinda will give or take a 1/2 hr or so if we are out and I don't have my shot with me, but i do try to stay on task w/ the time. Good luck!! Hope it goes well.
Belly - thanks for your enthusiasm!!!! I'm kinda excited about this cycle too, but i also think that I'm trying not to get my hopes up b/c of our past history and at times I feel like the odds are stacked against us unfortunately. We will see, I'm trying to stay positive and hoping this might be our fix though and finally have an answer.
rcr - hope the first day of stims go well!!! Do you have a date yet for when they think you might be doing your ER or is it still too up in the air right now.
Aura - i hope your little slip up will maybe give you a better cycle this time!!! Who knows. Fingers crossed for you! When is your IUI set for?
Silver - Sounds like that is just another factor that proves that you did the right thing by transferring only one!!!! How are you feeling?
Hope - yes, that was the only charge and they stopped it even before it went through. Kinda crazy how it worked. I'm glad i wasn't actually traveling in NJ or something. Who knows. I"m just glad they caught it and we cancelled the card. I didn't have too much trouble with my HSG and i took like 3 ibuprofen beforehand but i know i have read some women having more pain than others. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Hi to everyone else. It sure was a quiet weekend!
AFM - not much going on here. Like i said before I have my intralipid session set for Wed morning at 8:30 am which kinda sucks b/c I'm going to have to deal with God awful traffic at that time in the morning trying to get to the East side on the hwy's. I'll have to leave early i guess so i don't get there late. Then on Friday (the 2nd) i have my lining u/s set and when i called to schedule that they said that the normal office i go to, which is like 45mins away in downtown is remodeling, so now i have to go to a new building that is even farther away. I always get a little nervous having to drive to new areas especially in high traffic times during morning rush hr. I may change my appt to 7:30 am so i can miss some of the crazy traffic. I just hate having to get up so early, that is hard too. Then afterwards I've got to get back so i can make it to work. Wow, I'll be glad when this week is finally over!!!!!
Aura: I know most people dread the tww but I was really looking forward to being PUPO. Normally exams, interviews, cancer scan I can put it out of my mind and assume the best. I guess I’m just feeling down all round. I’m thinking of mentioning to my clinic that I found the embology part not that satisfactory. My dad always says “here is some information for you continuous improvement scheme”. I did the same with one of my short but realised before I injected. Sounds as if it will be helpful if anything. Good luck!
Rcr: golly thats some regime! I’m not too good see afm.
Belly: Thanks Belly. My other embie didn’t make it freezing unfortunately.
Saphons: I just did mine before bed, if they were going to make me emotional I might as well have a weep in bed than during the day.
Blue: Not more travelling! I wonder how many miles you’ll have driven to have this baby! If you have a hospital or birth centre birth you’ll think nothing of the drive!
AFM: My other embie didn’t make it to freezing, they only freeze day 5 embies. I’ve just been feeling very low. I got really upset at ET cos I missed my dh and wanted him there to hold my hand. But I couldn’t have a good cry then. I’ve just been feeling low and missing him all week.
silver, so sorry you've been feeling down. embrace the tww! can you do something special for yourself? a massage? a movie? something to make yourself feel better? i'm thinking good thoughts for you!
blue, hope the crazy week flies by for you!
rcr, sounds like you've got quite the handful of meds! it sounds though like you have it under control. doesn't it feel good to be on your way?
afm, i went to the us today and they want me to trigger tonight. so the iui is tuesday! it worries me a little because i know another coworker is also out tuesday, so i feel bad leaving the office short staffed, but there is nothing i can do about. they will survive!
Aura - congrats on triggering tonight. That seems to have gone pretty fast!
Silver - oh, I am sorry about the embie not making it. Day 5 is hard. I think that so many are lost when they wait until day 5. Don't worry, try to just focus on the perfect embie inside you. I hope your DH is around somewhere giving you an extra boost of luck. I am sorry you are feeling down.
Blue - I don't have a firm date, but it looks like it will be between March 6-9. I am hoping it is latter because I don't want to have to miss class on Wed.
AFM - day 1 of stims went well. Not much else going on with me. Oh, and my foster dog didn't poop in the house this weekend (a big deal!)
Question for those who have done a FET. How was it different than your fresh cycles? Meds? Treatments? follicle checks? We're beginning to plan for our FET next January/Feb and we're trying to figure out how best to budget for it, but I've only done fresh cycles so far. We only have 2 frozen embies and they were 6 and 7 cells and med-high grade. Would you thaw and transfer both? We're planning on a cross country move, so we're thinking we'd rather transfer both so we're not tied to our clinic here anymore. We'd be fine with 2 sets of twins if it comes to that.
Silver, coming out of hiding to just give you a big big hugs. I hope you feel better soon. It's natural to be missing your DH right now and while we're no substitute, we're here for you. I'm thinking of you a lot and hoping that this round was successful!
Rcr, YAH to first day of stims! And double yah to no poop in the house, which I would bet is a big deal!!
Aura, that's the spirit..they will be fine! But i can't wait for your IUI. Let us know how it goes.
Blue, yah to getting your intralipids. I know it sucks to be getting out of the house so early but i'm hoping it puts you firmly on the path to a BFP! COME ON BABY!
Gale and Praying, how are you doing?
Hope, I also just had a little cramping with the hsg but it wasn't too bad and I was fine about 15-30 minutes afterwards. It was similar to a saline sonogram, to me.
Vegan, how are you doing too?
It's going to be a crazy work week for me this week so i'll probably be even more MIA than usual. Just wanted you all to know that I'm thinking of you and hoping for a slew of BFPs!
Oh Kewpie, I forgot to answer your question about FETs. The FET was infinitely easier than the fresh cycle. Basically, for about 2 weeks, I took supplemental estrogen (i took estrace vaginally) and 6 days before my transfer of 5 day embies, I started endometrin suppositories. That was it. I went in for a baseline check and then again at around 12 days for a lining check. The transfer was the same as the fresh transfer.
I actually have one frozen embie left and I don't know what to do with that embie...i don't think we'll want another baby after our twins are here but I'm also really not sure I want to just discard the embie. DH and I won't talk about it until after the twins are here anyway.
But considering you're doing a cross country move, I'm thinking it makes sense for you to transfer both, especially if you're ok with 2 sets of twins!
But you can do it!
SIlver - I'm sorry about the difficult TWW. Just remember that at the time you KNEW you were doing the right thing with a SET, don't let yourself question it. I'm sorry that the other didn't make it to freeze. I'm in agreement with a PP, DH is somewhere sending you extra luck and baby dust. He wants this for you too!!
Aura - Maybe the messed up shot is what will get you your BFP!! Awesome on trigger last night, GL tomorrow at the IUI.
rcr - OMG meds. That's all I got. That's just insane.
blue - glad that there were no other cc charges. Can't wait for the appt Wednesday!!
Kewpie - I don't have any answers as I've never done an FET, but just wanted to say good luck on the decision. Also - you're amazing, 2 sets of twins (if it worked out that way) would be craziness at it's best!!!
AFM - Well, this weekend was, I guess you could call it successful. The weekdays are the real test as I don't get to see DD very much, so she tends to want her mama time. I'm hoping that when (if) she asks for it tonight that mama snuggles will be enough, for both of us. On a happier note, AF FINALLY showed up first thing this morning! So I'm getting ready to call the docs and schedule my HSG, and see if they got my AMH levels back yet, and see what they show. I'm going to try to find a counselor today for DH and I to go to. After primary IF almost ended in divorce, we agreed that the only way we'd try again is if counseling was involved. So neither of us is willing to break that promise. Yikes!!!
I gotta make it quick because I have an appointment soon (for work, not IF), but Kewpie - That is funny that you should mention FET. I was just wondering yesterday when you were going to think about TTC another. I don't have an answer for you about FET (I have never done it or had embies to freeze). Congrats on the decision though.
I have my 2nd u/s today. I'm scared! I lost my last baby around this time. Please send prayers/good thoughts my way!!!
Gale: Any news?
Silver: Hugs! I'm sorry you're having a tough time. I'm sure your DH is looking down on you and with you in spirit.
RCR: Yay for starting stims!!! How are you feeling?