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Summer IVF Thread: Summer Embies Bring Spring Babies!! - Page 35post #681 of 8797/29/12 at 1:14pmCongrats nese! !post #682 of 8797/29/12 at 5:54pmpost #683 of 8797/30/12 at 7:12am
Hey everyone, I'm sorry I have been MIA for a couple of days. My internet has been down since Saturday evening! So, slap my hand, I'm tapped into my neighbor who doesn't have theirs locked down. I know, terrible! I just couldn't post from my phone because it makes so many typos and there's no telling what it would "autocorrect" for me. When I texted DH that I felt like I could "barf", it changed it to "fart" and he replied "gee thanks for sharing" and of course I thought he was being insensitive until I read that it changed it to "fart" LOL. The nauseous feeling I think was from stomach cramps. I had him bring me home Genghis Grill for dinner Saturday and it just didn't sit well with me. I am having a hard time telling the difference between ovary pain (following the ER) and cramps. I just have pain, although today is much better than the past few days. This morning I woke up with some pain and low back pain... which is also the same as when AF is about to come.
Aura, how are you feeling?
how's everyone else???
Hope you all have a lovely Monday. I go back to work tomorrow :( BOO!post #684 of 8797/30/12 at 7:57ampost #685 of 8797/30/12 at 8:27amOn my phone, but just heard we have four frozen embryos! I almost fainted. In fact, I think I squealed loudly at work when I read the email. We have NEVER had a frozen embryo. Now I feel like even if this doesn't take, I have backups. I'm elated.post #686 of 8797/30/12 at 8:54ampost #687 of 8797/30/12 at 8:56am
SKJ, is it sad that I have no idea when my beta is? Or that I now cannot remember if we have any to freeze? Saturday I was in soooo much pain from the full bladder and the craziness going on in the IVF suite that I cannot remember if we have 3 or 4 and if he was freezing them right now or waiting? He was in a hurry. He was training 2 residents (which made matters worse for me). It was just so crazy around there. I am emailing my nurse today to get more information that I couldn't get from him because he was all over the place.post #688 of 8797/30/12 at 9:10amAURA!!!!!!!!! Fantastic news! I agree with Nese, hope those frozen ones are for a brother or sister in the future!
Nese - Not at all sad or surprising! You must have been in survival mode, especially after waking up. That's great that they told you that your have some to freeze. I'll be looking out for your post on the details when you hear back from the nurse. And, I think it's a good thing to not know when your beta is. That means you are just taking it as it comes. Well done!
AFM - I feel foolish for having jumped in here so fast. I don't think I've updated you ladies about my situation. So, I got a second opinion and the RE had a much more positive outlook on my circumstances. He didn't feel that we should rush to IVF. So, the plan is to do 1-3 months of clomid, then 1-3 months of injectables and then IVF if all else fails. So, basically the usual plan. I'm feeling so relieved that I have some time to digest everything and take each step as it comes. Interestingly, the first RE was the managing partner in the practice and the second is the medical director. I can't help but thing that money was a factor in the first RE's recommendation. Yuck!
So, I did 50 mg of clomid + ovidrel + IUI. My beta is Friday. I'm doing my best to stay zen. I've been surprisingly good at it. I hope you ladies don't mind if I hang out here and cheer you on. If that's not cool, please just let me know.post #689 of 8797/30/12 at 10:22am
SKJ- You are always welcome. Aura- Woohoo! Nese- I'm sorry things were so awful for you, but I hope it was all worth it. AFM- Not sure if anyone has added to my blurb that we have our consult with the RE on 8/16. We will be back from vacation on August 14, so I wanted to give us a day to recoup.post #690 of 8797/30/12 at 1:25pm
just wanted to pop in and say woo hoo!!! Aura- things are looking so great. So, glad you got embies to freeze how amazing!!!!!!! Glad you get some time to yourself for tww and a tv marathon with hubby! I second that I hope those frozen are for baby brothers and sisters!
Nese- hope things get less hectic and you can relax a bit! Can't wait to hear you updates!!! Good luck!post #691 of 8797/30/12 at 3:01pm
Nese, I lol'd at you borrowing your neighbor's internet. I say if they left it unlocked, it's as if they were offering! Glad you're popping in, I was worried since we hadn't heard from you. Symptom checking is the worst. At any point in the day I have cramps, pinches, twinges, back ache, etc. I know it's progesterone, and this time I am genuinely trying to just roll with it. I hope the time flies by for you!
Thanks everyone for the well wishes! It makes me feel good to have all the cheerleaders, it really helps the time pass when I have all these sweet things to read!
3dp5dt and counting the seconds...post #692 of 8797/30/12 at 4:37pmpost #693 of 8797/30/12 at 6:30pm
Hello, My name is India. I am just starting the IVF process and way nervous about it. I just spoke with the nurse today and we will be starting on the 13th of August. I am interested in talking with all of you and being part of this group. I defnitely want to be a support and get support.post #694 of 8797/30/12 at 7:04pm
India (Hellothere) - Welcome!! Sorry we are having to meet you here! You have a great group of ladies here, so I hope that we all can be a great help to you as you go through this process. What is your story?? Have you been trying for awhile and have you tried anything else before heading the IVF route? This is your first IVF right?
Aura - that is awesome that you have some freeze babies waiting for you after you get this BFP!!! Fingers crossed so tight for you!!!! Are you going to test early?
Nesse - if it isn't locked, it's free game!!! LOL... it's their own fault that they didn't lock it. Live it up! You can use the extra money for when the babe/babies come!!! AKA your BFP!!!!! I think those signs sound great!!! Did they write your beta date down on any paper anywhere???? Can't wait for both your and Aura's Beta's! Are you going to test early?
rcr - how is/was the camping trip to OH??? Hope all went well!!!
Deborah - hope you have a good trip. It always feels good to have a plan. I don't think we have blubs on this thread.....It's just where you are on your cycle (gathering info/money, stimming, suppression, etc.), I think. Maybe you are thinking about the Infertility One thread maybe, b/c I think they have blubs.
SKJ - that is great that you can start off trying other things before IVF and maybe save some money and get your baby that way!!! Fingers crossed for you!!!!
Hi to everyone else.
post #695 of 8797/30/12 at 8:15pmpost #696 of 8797/30/12 at 8:42pm
Thank you. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant about a year and a half. We were married in 2008. I thought once we went off the birth control it would be easy! Apparently not for everyone. I am 40 and he is 48 and I am running out of time. We did different milligrams of clomid but that did not work so we just decided to go with IVF. This is my first IVF. I am so sorry for your losses. I will pray that something wonderful will happen for you. :)post #697 of 8797/31/12 at 10:24amThread Starter
Nese and Aura: Oh my gosh!! I am so freaking excited for you both. I absolutely cannot wait for your betas b/c I know they are going to be the BFPs we've all been waiting for :) I'm doing my Arsenio Hall fist pump for you both :)
Blue: I'm so sorry to hear that Abby's under the weather. How old is she? She sounds like such a social dog; I hope she doesn't miss all her buds!
Deborah: I've updated your info on the front page - sorry for the delay. I haven't been on the board for a while.
India: Welcome! These women are amazing, and you'll find so much support here. Let us know how we can help you on your journey! (also, let me know which stage you're in and I'll add you to the front page)
ALL: I tried to update everyone on the front page, but I may have messed up or forgotten someone. Please don't take it personally, and do let me know corrections.
AFM: Well, the saga is over. I started spotting on my own on Monday evening. After acupuncture on Wednesday afternoon, there still wasn't anything happening by Thursday AM. So, I scheduled what I thought was a pre-op appointment for Thursday afternoon. After an exam, the doctor said that I was already bleeding so it was better to let my body do what it was going to do on its own, but with the help of a little Cytotec. The meds were supposed to kick in after 4-6 hours. 14 hours later (3.15am on Friday), I woke up to pee and then it was off to the races. I lost so much blood that I passed out and then started throwing up when I came to (sorry if that's TMI!). My midwife advised me to go to the ER. After about an hour at the hospital, the bleeding at just about stopped, but ultrasound showed that there was still blood and tissue in the uterus. My cervix had closed so the OB/GYN on call said she could give me more meds and send me home, or we could do the d+c. Because I had already lost so much of the pregnancy, she said they'd be able to do a "suction" vs. "scraping" d+c, so the risk of uterine scarring would be much less. I went with the d+c. Apparently, I woke up in the middle because they had to intubate me. But all went well. Fortunately, I never had any real pain - very, very mild cramping. All in all, it worked out. I just keep telling myself that there was something terribly wrong with my embryo and it's all for the best that it worked out this way. I have to decide what's next. Definitely another IVF, but just not sure what it will look like. I think DH and I are going to try and take the month of August to ignore our infertility woes. I'll still be here to cheer you all on though - especially Nese and Aura!!!!post #698 of 8797/31/12 at 10:54amTeresa - you poor thing! What a horrendous ordeal. I'm so, so sorry you had to go through all that. how scary. Thank goodness you are here to tell us all about it. If you want to talk, feel free to PM me. HUGE hugs to you friend.post #699 of 8797/31/12 at 10:56ampost #700 of 8797/31/12 at 11:11am
Teresa - I'm glad to hear you are doing okay and it is all over now and you can move on. Sometimes they say that when they clean you out you might even get pregnant on your own. Never know!! Fingers crossed for a free miracle baby!!!! Abby is just a year so she is still a pup. I think she is clear now b/c the thing that was contagious came off (she had a growth in her mouth that I guess sometimes puppies get b/c their immune system is weaker. We think she picked it up at Doggie daycare one day by sharing water). She is very social, probably too social actually. But it is a good thing too. I have to take her back to the vet tonight to get cleared so hopefully that goes well b/c she needs her play time w/ other dogs for sure. Take care of yourself and take some time to heal!!!
Hellothere - thanks for sharing your story. I think you are doing the right thing by jumping right to IVF and I hope it works for you the first time!!!! I'll look forward to "stalking" you as they call it as you go through your process soon.
Deborah - "space cadet" that is pretty funny!!! LOL
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