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post #21 of 33
KathyBird - I had an HSG over a year ago, and the radiologist said my tubes were both open (I was in such pain that I couldn't look for myself). Then, when I started seeing the RE, she wanted to see those films, so I asked the hospital to send them to her. That was back in August - they never showed up, thanks to our great postal system . So, I am hoping that she doesn't make me go through that again. I have no signs of endo - I know you don't have to have signs, but no signs may be a good thing, KWIM? No signs of PCOS either. I am convinced that this is a total timing issue, given that we are working with a tiny amount of old, frozen sperm that only live a short while. But what I think probably doesn't matter. I am considering using a known donor, so I can have access to lots of fresh, happy sperm, but that's another thread. Thanks for asking!! And congrats!

Kelly
post #22 of 33
I'm here, cd 31, 13 dpo, still a negative pt, so I'm holding out hope but it's fading. Maybe next month.
post #23 of 33
I'm CD10, I think. Is the first day of your period CD1? If so, then I'm CD 10.
post #24 of 33
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Originally posted by kelly
KathyBird - I had an HSG over a year ago, and the radiologist said my tubes were both open (I was in such pain that I couldn't look for myself). Then, when I started seeing the RE, she wanted to see those films, so I asked the hospital to send them to her. That was back in August - they never showed up, thanks to our great postal system . So, I am hoping that she doesn't make me go through that again. I have no signs of endo - I know you don't have to have signs, but no signs may be a good thing, KWIM? No signs of PCOS either. I am convinced that this is a total timing issue, given that we are working with a tiny amount of old, frozen sperm that only live a short while. But what I think probably doesn't matter. I am considering using a known donor, so I can have access to lots of fresh, happy sperm, but that's another thread. Thanks for asking!! And congrats!

Kelly
Kelly,

I wish you all the luck in the world. If you were in such pain, I would wonder if the tubes were originally blocked and the radiologist used the HSG to open them...? They "forgot" to tell me that could happen until AFTER the HSG -- I was lucky, though.... The two I had were uncomfortable, when the tube went in the cervix, there was a pinch I felt really well, but the dye didn't hurt at all.....

We were using known donors for the pre-surgery and the first two-post surgery inseminations..... Our first donor was the partner of a very good friend (who is hiv+ and therefore couldn't donate -- NOW, my RE has access to sperm washing and has successfully inseminated more than one positive/negative couple with no HIV transmission). All the sudden this donor flaked out on us and 6-9 months later our friend (his partner) called to tell us that the donor had sero-converted to being HIV+. BE REALLY CAREFUL!

Our more recent donor is a good friend as well, who was eager to be a donor/long-distance, "uncle" type person in the child's life.... He is wonderful and I am really sad that we could not use him -- for the IUI, since I am "legally" single our RE would only use frozen, donor semen -- sperm donation is illegal in Oklahoma so we don't really have access to having our donor be an "official" sperm donor....

Assuming this cycle worked -- (I still havn't gotten the blood work back, although we have had 4 positive urine tests now) -- we got pregnant from clearance rack, bargain basement sale, frozen semen that has probably been frozen at least 8-9 years.... lol .... (crossing my fingers) it seems to have worked. If for some reason this month doesn't take, we're thinking (as of now) that we'll go though the process all over again as before, but this time, after the dr does IUI, we'll "back it up" by doing our own insemination (ICI) later the same day with the fresh stuff -- the doctor won't need to know.....

April and I were talking and in the about 3 years we have been trying, we have had 9 or 10 attempts (that is all I have actually ovulated in that time frame -- o course, I had the surgery/lupron/recovery cycles in there too).

I just wanted to say if there is any way, keep going!!!! Finances have gotten really tight for us -- but luckily, I am in graduate school and student loans can be used for "living expenses" -- my "earnings" are covering my ongoing "medical expenses"..... Thank you Stafford Loans!!!! We consider this a really good use of low interest loans (at least for now)....

Hang in there....... Talk to your RE.......



kathybird
post #25 of 33
I'm still here. Afraid to test right now. I'm gonna wait a few days. Dh and I are going through a rough spot right now and if I am pg I want it to be a fun thing, not just a bit of happiness and lots of fighting, KWIM? I'm sure we will be fine by the time I test this weekend.

Sending lots of babydust.
post #26 of 33
Just checking in. This is my 3rd month of TTC #2. I am on cd16 and O on cd21 so I have a few days to wait until the obsessing begins! I hope December is a lucky blessed month on this board!
post #27 of 33

Add me to the list

The old red hag found me again.

Blessings on your journey and safe passages for your little ones.

Kelly
post #28 of 33
((((((((((Kelly))))))))))

Wishing you baby blessings this coming cycle.

Kelly
post #29 of 33
I'm here!
cd 15, 2 dpo (I think). We're still BDing alot just in case I'm wrong and just for fun
post #30 of 33
Well, I am going to stop talking about my DPO this cycle, because I really don't know whether I O'd on CD21 like I thought or on CD31! : As I mentioned before, I was getting transition patterns from Ovulens for a long time; well, the last 2 days I got SOLID FERNS, and today (CD33) I'm back to transition.

So I'm puzzled, but this is a very good turn of events, because either I O'd this week and did a good job of collecting enough sperm or I O'd on CD21 and now have estrogen in my saliva because I'm pregnant! I'm still planning to test on CD35, but if that's negative I can stay calm (ha! Well, worth a try...) and test again on CD46 if no bleeding.

Meanwhile, I will watch the snow fall and daydream about how a year from now I might be showing my baby his/her first snow.
post #31 of 33
Thread Starter 
Good Luck Becca!!!!!!

I know how hard that waiting can be. And it's nice to know I'm not the only one with longer cycles.

You 28 day gals are startin to get on my nerves, lol J/K
post #32 of 33
Don't the ones with 28 day cycles just get under your skin!! :LOL

(It's okay ladies....we are just jealous!(: )
post #33 of 33
Except for the ones who O on day 20 and then have an 8 day LP, right? That would be me.
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