YAY!!! Angela & J!!!
(My lips are sealed!!!)
I can't remember if I said CONGRATS Cananny on the triplets! Wow! You have a lot of planning to do, but it will be a blessing no doubt!
Easttowest and Tandy and anyone I missed -- sorry about the BFNs.
Angela - woo-hoo! So glad you got a BFP.
AFM -- CD 1 around here, at last. Otherwise it would have been CD43. Had wicked depressing emotional PMS over the weekend. Doc's office still has not straightened out my insurance issue "because the doc was on vacation last week" (naturally) and the financial person said she needed to talk to the doc *before* she talked to my ins co. Of course, the fact that there was going to be a delay was not communicated to me. I am sched for a baseline u/s Thursday, and will be doing clomid and a trigger shot. (my first trigger shot ever)
Just wanted to say I'm very sorry to everyone who got a BFN recently. Some of you are new to the process so don't lose hope yet! I'm rooting for you.
RRL tea - The midwife I consulted about conception advises clients to drink RRL tea to improve fertility. She sells a blend with nettles and red clover. I recently started drinking the tea again after a break. Which reminds me, I should make some tonight.
Angela - I'm so happy for you tigers! I know you were getting a little discouraged. I hope everything turns out perfectly and you don't have to bother thinking about all that IVF stuff at all.
AFM - 2 BFN's for me and AF is starting today. We both took it pretty hard. Did some retail therapy yesterday and ate some cake. I think I'll have a drink tonight. Feeling a little depressed. We have faith, but we never thought it would be this hard. Thanks everyone for your support and well wishes. We are taking this month off and will try again after that.
Thank you, Angela. This was our second try since the loss. It was the first time we tried Femara + injectables. I had 8 follicles on the left only ranging from 15 to 25mm. When I did get pregnant before all the follicles were on the right. Not sure if that's significant at all. The doctor was worried we would have octuplets. Maybe it will work better next time. Cananny and nosreves were successful on their 2nd tries with injectables.
My lining has also improved greatly since I stopped the Clomid. I'm so glad the Femara worked for you. It's all those Femara success stories that give me hope.
Angela--congratulations!! Hmmm...perhaps I need to go buy a tiger family
Pokey--that's major suckiness...I hope the retail therapy did the trick.
AFM--we try tomorrow, DW triggered about 39 hours prior so I'm hoping that the timing was okay (she triggered three hours after they told her to). She is feeling very hopeful...I'm trying to be hopeful too. She's had cranial/acupuncture and is taking a bazillion herbs right now and limiting sugar and "cold" foods, so we certainly can't say we haven't been trying ;)
pokey. . sorry for your bfn. . hope it's your last one ever. hope you enjoy cake and wine!
outdoorsy. . sorry for the PMS and the annoying delay in communication about the insurance, those must have really worked nicely together. .
wishing AND hoping. good luck to both of you. .
Pokey, I'm so sorry to hear about the BFN. I know you've been at it a long time. I am with you on the cake and retail therapy -- "doing our part to boost the consumer confidence index" -- ha ha! Warm wishes to you for a good rest and successful cycle next time around.
Wishin - Good luck to you both! Go swimmers!
AFM - More than a month after I started with the RE, her financial office decides a need an HSG before the ins co will cover my cycle. So I'm suddenly scheduled for an HSG on Monday at a Boston-area hospital. I've never been there or had an HSG before. They're having me take an antibiotic to ward off any infection from the HSG, but they say I'm still OK to insem this month. I'll be taking the antibiotic and the Clomid concurrently. Maybe the HSG will find something -- who knows! Until now the midwife had been telling me that needing an HSG probably wasn't my medical issue, but they don't really know if they don't check, do they?
Outdoorsy- I hope the HSG is swift and painless, and gets you the insurance coverage you're due. Fingers crossed for a good cycle!
AFM, I just convinced my clinic to let me come in and get a beta (12dpo). Waiting on eggshells for the results, which should hopefully be in this afternoon. Yikes.
outdoorsy - I thought the HSG was going to be so awful. I really worked myself up about it, but it wasn't that bad. Actually, it was kind of embarrassing how upset I got for nothing. More than diagnosing anything (although that's good too) it's also theraputic and can clear minor mucous blockage out of the tubes. People have increased fertility after an HSG. Good luck!