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silverbird - do you remember how sore you were after the ER. I'm still really sore 4 days later, but not sore enough that I'm worried about anything being wrong.


vireoes - I'm glad everything is going well! I bet you cannot wait to see that little heartbeat.

Were you in pain after the retrieval? I'm trying to figure out how much/long is normal. I don't think I'm in enough pain to worry about anything, it's just very uncomfortable. I also seem to wake up at least three or four times a night to pee. So weird! We're doing our transfer tomorrow. I'm waiting for the clinic to call and let me know when I have to come in.

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Vireoes - That is wonderful news!

Shesaidboom - good luck with your transfer tomorrow. I hope the soreness goes away soon.

AFM - the embryologist is supposed to call today to give me an update on the status of my embies, I'm waiting very impatiently for their call!
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she said boom-good luck with your transfer.  I wasn't feeling sore the day after initially,so I started doing more things around the house.  By the evening I was hurting again, so I just laid off everything from that point on and did very little the next couple of days as well since we had an early ET.  Lots of rest helped the pain disappear.  Regarding lots of trips to the restroom, it could be like early pregnancy when the weight of the uterus presses down on the bladder and makes you have to go.  If you have swelling of the ovaries from the stimulation maybe they are weighing on the bladder.  I would talk over any concerns you have with you doctor before the transfer, so that you are not worrying about side effects of ER after the transfer and can just try to relax and stay positive for those little embies to stick. :)  Sending lots of sticky vibes your way!


Sourire-can't wait to hear how the embies are doing.  

post #504 of 762

Vireoes: glad things are going well good luck for the scan.


Shesaidboom: I don't remember being sore at all but I only had four eggs form one ovary so probaly a lot less than most of you ladies go through.


Sourie: hope your embies are doing well.

post #505 of 762
I wish I knew how my embies were doing, the clinic never called. The reception closes at noon on Saturdays so by the time I realized they weren't going to call, it was too late for me to call them.

On top of that I just found out that there is a huge waiting list to do a FET at my clinic so who knows when I'll get to try again. I'm so upset. greensad.gif

My shoulders really hurt when I cry. Damn I hate my life right now.
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Bucket - wonderful news!!

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My mom died this early morning. I was with her, which I am very grateful for. I feel very good for taking care of her these last five years. I actually can't imagine my life now without taking care of her, as she has occupied every available moment and most of my thoughts for so long.

post #508 of 762
Just a quick one from my phone.

Rcr- I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I'm sure she was very appreciative of all that you did for her these last 5 yrs even though she might not have been able to show it. Glad you were around too when it happened so you could be there w/ her. Thinking of you and your family.

Shesaid - I only had soreness that lasted a couple of days at the most and would get better each day. I'd be sure to mention it!! Good luck!

Sourire- weird tgey didn't call but I'm sure you will hear on mon! Maybe they will make or have exceptions for cancelled cycles!! Try to stay positive until you know for sure. I know it's easier said than done at times. I hope it all works out to your favor!!

Bucket - how r you feeling? What's next?

Silver - glad to hear things are going well. I always get a warm feeling in my heart when I read your newest posts!!

Hi to everyone else. Hard to post on my phone. Off to bed.
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Blue - thanks. And sorry about your canceled trip that I read about on the other side. I meant to post over there but didn't get a chance to.


Silver - your update made me smile. I am glad things are going well with your new guy


Sourire - oh, I am sorry. I am sure your embies are doing just fine. My shoulder hurt after my laproscopy,hystroscopy. I think that was because they put gas inside me though.


shesaid - I was pretty sore after ET too. Not at all by transfer time though.


Vieros - Congrats!!


All the recent grads - unless you tell me do do so, I won't move you to the grads list because some people are supersticious and don't want to be moved until a bit later. So let me know when to move you.

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rcr: So sorry to hear about your mum, but glad too that you were with her and she's not suffering.  Don't know how much you believe in fate, don't know how much I do either really, but I kind of feel like my failed cycles and all the emotion I went though with finding dh's songs was sort of clearing the way for meet dbf.  I can't help but wonder if you will soon have a new addtion to take up your thoughts and time.  Sorry if that sounded insetive but I hope you know what I mean and well I know more than anyone that life is strange and sad and happy and beautiful as is death.


Sourie: Hugs.  I hope you feel better soon.


blue and rcr: thanks I am very happy.  Although it's still such a struggle thinking of having a baby put back by years not months again.  even my irl infertile friends are now all getting pregant.  but will try and let go of all that and enjoy myself.  Infertility has been such a part of my life for so long now it's kind of hard to let go and not caculate it in everything I do do you know what I mean?

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rcr hug.gifcandle.gif I'm glad that you were able to be with her when she died. I'm sure it must be strange and emotional to consider your life now and how it will be different. My thoughts are with you! hug2.gif
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Blue- It's only been b/c pills so far. The allergic reaction was to Tylenol for pain and/or to my notebook that I discovered had soy-based ink. However, they are doing a different protocol because we have a real potential for frosties this time and want to do everything possible to get some extra eggies.
Vireoes- Haven't had the appointments yet. Those are tomorrow. Bucket- Congrats!
Sourire- How exciting to have that many embies. However, that sucks about the waiting list for the clinic. You can't transfer them to another clinic, can you? As I recall, you are in Quebec and there's a waiting list everywhere, but just something to think about/try.
SheSaidBoom- 10 is still great, but I'll add wishes for the 11th to catch up. Retrieval recovery took me about 3 days, but that was because it went badly for me. 
Silverbird- Perhaps another job will come along with better timing. The job would have likely been very stressful and I have no idea how much it was going to pay. I was still honored they thought of me and told them that if something similar comes up in about a year and a half to think of me again.
Vireoes- Great number!
RCR- I'm so sorry for your loss.
AFM- Done with the b/c pills. Consults tomorrow. Hoping for good news from the ultrasound.
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RCR: I am so sorry. I am happy that you got to be with her when she passed. I wish you strength and healing right now and am sure your mom is finding some peace now. Your family is in my thoughts!! 



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Taking a few moments to pop out of stalkerdom, which I should have done a long time ago, to say a few things:


rcr - I am so sorry for your loss, but I am glad that you were able to be there with your mom, both at the end and over these past few years. I am really rooting for you this cycle, and I'm glad that you don't have to worry any more about whether or not you should continue forward, and what will happen with your mom. You will (continue to be) in my thoughts and prayers.


aura & all the other ladies with BFPs - Way late to this party for some of you, but congratulations! I'm still stalking along, rooting for you!


shesaidboom, sourire, tf2b, deborah, and anyone else I missed from the One thread - So excited to see you ladies moving forward! I am so hopeful that you will finally get your take-home babies. Sourire, I'm sorry for all the setbacks you have been facing especially. I hope you don't have to wait too long!


I'm probably forgetting a lot of people and things, but know that I'm happy when you're happy and sad when you're sad, and cheering and praying for you always!

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rcr - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My condolences. Hopefully she is watching over you from somewhere out there and can give you a little extra luck for your upcoming cycle.

AFM - called and left a message for the embryologists this morning. They did not return my call today. WTF is wrong with these people?? I really can't handle this.
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Sourire - Thank you! Much less sore today too.
I'm so sorry. I am really upset with your clinic. How could they not call? Not cool. Big hugs to you. I hope you give them a nice piece of your mind tomorrow.


vireoes - thank you for sharing your experience. I really appreciate it. Thank you for the sticky vibes too! My RE checked everything out on ultrasound to make sure we were good to go before transfer and everything looked great. Thankfully I'm not very sore anymore!


silverbird - thank you for sharing your experience! I really appreciate it.


rcr - I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm very glad you were able to be with her.
Thank you for sharing your experience as well.


blueyezz - thank you! Both for sharing your experience and for the luck.


deborah - Thank you! I'm sorry your recovery was difficult.
Hopefully you get great news from that ultrasound!


monkey - thank you! It's good to see you around. How are you and baby bird doing?



AFM - the transfer went well. I was much less sore when I woke up today so having a full bladder for the procedure wasn't as bad. Dh and I spoke with the RE and we cleared up all the depression/psych questions. We were also both in much better moods this time so it went much better. We got to watch the procedure on an ultrasound machine although I completely missed the part where the embryo went in. Oh, well! We lost one of the embryos since the one that was behind didn't catch up. Aside from the one we used, five were ready for freezing and four are still approaching blastocysts so we'll get an update on those ones. Our RE said our embryos looked great. Text book, even, so I was very happy about that. We got a picture of the one she put in..




We have to wait until Dec. 10th for my beta, which is going to drive me crazy! I thought they tested in 10 days for IVF patients. I also got a list of things not to do, and it said no sex for two weeks. Is this normal after transfer? I guess whatever it takes to have the best chance of this embryo taking.  

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Rcr- sending my condolences as well. I'm glad you were able to be with your mom & share her last moments.
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rcr, i just cried a bit hearing about your mom.  damn these hormones.  as long as i've known you i know you have worked so hard to make sure your mom was safe, comfortable, and loved.  a sick parent is always a struggle, but you handled it with grace.  she would have been so proud of the way you fought for her.  I feel like this is her way of letting go so that you can go to vegas with a clear head and heart.  sending my love and condolences to you and your family.  

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Silver - when DH and I were sitting by her waiting for her to die (I was there for almost 24 hours, DH came a little later), I mentioned to him that I think that maybe my mom will make this IVF cycle happen. Dh said to me that he was just thinking the same thing. I am certain that wherever she is, if there is anything that she can do to make it work, or if there is something that she can do to help me get my dream of having another baby, she would do it. So no, that was not insensitive at all. I was thinking and wondering it too.


monkey, vegan, tear, toothfairy - so nice of you to stop in and offer condolences. I appreciate it. It is always nice to see you.


Sourire - I can't believe it. How could they not call you back. WTF is right. I would be so upset.


Shesaid - what a beautiful embie. Congrats. Is it starting to hatch? I see a little spot just on the bottom right side on the outside of the shell. Glad it went smoothly. Yes, I think that sex is usually restricted - that is what they tell me too.


AFM - thanks for all the nice words about my mom. I know it is certainly probably easier for me to loose her than some people, as it has been a long time coming and such a struggle over the last few years. I keep thinking about all the things we went thorough together with her Alzheimer's and I honestly feel a little overwhelmed. We (DH, DS, and I) went to see her one last time today at the funeral home. I thought that DS handled it very well. He assured me that he wanted to see her. So he held her hand a little and then asked a bunch of questions about death. Then they left me alone with her and I said some goodbyes and kissed her head (which was a little weird because it was cold and hard).


In other news, I start stims tomorrow morning!!!

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Aura - thanks. We cross posted. That is sweet.  I agree that this was her way of letting me go. She actually had a very quick decline in the last month. Just a few months ago she was walking and talking. Last Saturday she was in the hospital but eating full meals and smiling and saying a few words. Then in the span of a week she stopped swallowing, drinking, eating, smiling, and talking. It was really fast for her, since she was diagnosed 10 years ago and it has been a very slow decline. So I do think that it means something.

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