happy saturday, everyone!
rs -- hot damn, those are some great follies! with the trigger and the timing of the insemination, this most certainly will be your month. how do you feel about multiples, btw? i'm glad to hear that your DP is feeling better, and i'm still sending out good thoughts for the biopsy results. i'm sorry that you have the anniversary of your father's death hanging over you, but as others have said, maybe you'll be able to add a more positive association to this sad month. please keep us updated on how everything goes, and here's some more for monday!
cananny -- still no ? you have to take progesterone (prometrium?) if she doesn't show up, right? meh...i hope it doesn't come to that. as you could probably tell from the slew of follicles that i grew, i responded *really* well to follistim, and it looks like rs11 responded really well to the combo of tamoxifen and bravelle. maybe the injectables are exactly what you need. let us know how it goes with the doc and what s/he says. that AF shows up soon and that things go well with the RE.
carmen -- thanks for sharing your progesterone experiences. i'm taking 200mg vaginally 3x a day, and i actually prefer it to the hcg booster shot that i did last month. i am having some symptoms...mostly the sore boobs that started a couple of days ago, but it's not unbearable are you still cleansing? i've never done one before, but i've thought about doing a liver cleanse. if you have any suggestions/recommendations, i'm all ears (or in this case, eyes...) i'm so glad that you're still hanging out here, and i can't wait till you get back on the crazy train with us.
outdoorsy -- i was just about to write how promising your symptoms sounded when i saw your post. i am sooo sorry that that bloody red b*&ch showed up. i hope you and your DP can do something this weekend to make you feel a bit better. take care of yourself, gal.
angela -- woohoo! congrats on the insem! maybe the cramps are related to the iui or to sperm being introduced into your reproductive tract for the first time in years... or maybe now that you are ttc again, you are just way more attuned to all your inner workings. hopefully, you're just so sensitive, that you were feeling the cells of a newly-made zygote dividing and dividing. here's hoping that you get a big, beautiful positive in a little less than two weeks!
allison -- i know it's hard to believe given my country of residence, however, i have never been involved in a strike. my first day in french class, before we learned the verb "to be" or basic vocabulary, they taught us the phrase "manifester dans la rue" (to protest in the streets). i imagine that if i taught in the public school school system, i'd have already been out in the streets at least once. i hope those cuts you spoke about don't happen. imo, RNs are the true heroes of western medicine, and you are *very* undervalued. your DP's buzzing energy sounds really good, btw! and as for the dreams, three years ago a close friend of mine dreamt i was preg with twins. now that i'm taking injectables, that looks more and more likely.... strange. how would feel about twins? i guess you've seen a lot of them in NICU, so maybe that would dampen the excitement that a lot of women feel at the prospect.
mrs² -- yay for coffee! and "yay" for another transvaginal ultrasound. how did it go? when do you start the devil'sdrug clomid again?
junebug -- how are you surviving the PIO injections? i have heard that they are *horrible*, but i think when you're desperate to get pregnant, you can deal with just about anything... at least, i seem to be rapidly getting over my needle-phobia now that i'm doing injectables and hcg trigger shots. when is your transfer scheduled for?
esenbee -- blah... i was really hoping it would happen for you this month so you wouldn't have to think about the thyroid thing. i'm sending you big *hugs* and lots of positive vibes.
invitn -- i'm glad to hear that you're getting past the disappointment and starting to embrace hope again. as for what your KD said, i know that when you are using truly fresh sperm, it's a good idea to inseminate before the surge, because the little swimmers can live in the ewcm for up to five days. however, i'm not sure if it's the same for sperm that's been cooled and shipped. maybe one of the experts on here could chime in?
afm.... well, DP's follicle scan did *not* go well. it was cd10, and the doctor had a hard time finding her ovaries again. he said that he couldn't see any follicles at all... when i got home that night, DP was sobbing and talking about how she's waited too long to try to get pregnant and saying that she'll never carry a baby. the thing is, this happens every time she gets an u/s on cd10...the guy can't find her ovaries or can't really see much. then about four days later, she ends up getting a positive opk or peak on the CBFM, and her temps rise after that and stay above the coverline for two weeks. i know that sometimes it's hard to visualize the ovaries in women with high BMIs, so i'm hoping that's what it is. when she's gone in for an u/s later in her cycle, there's been a mature follicle. she's feeling a bit better now, and i've convinced her that she needs to talk to the docs in belgium to figure out what we need to do. she says she can feel something going on in her ovaries today, so maybe the clomid is doing its thing. i'm at 10dpo, and the progesterone symptoms are finally rearing their ugly heads. i've had sore boobies for a couple of days, i've been getting headaches and i'm also constipated....woohooo. if progesterone masks pregnancy symptoms, i guess i can't be pg. i've also started having some tiny, fleeting cramps here and there, and that usually means that AF is about 4-5 days down the road. oh well....