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post #121 of 174
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Our Time! We're just driving back from the amusement park, and I wanted to check in to see how your beta went. Congrats!!!!!!!!! Me and DH are so happy for you. We were rooting and praying for you! Hopefully we'll be in the same DDC!

So the embryo transfer is tomorrow morning, and surprisingly the only thing I'm worried about is how uncomfortable I'll be after having drank all that water! Everything else just FEELS like it will fall into place. I just have a sense of calm about all of it. Of course that's today; tomorrow afternoon I might be a nervous wreck! Wish me luck! Hope some baby dust rubs off on me!

Cincynana- Thanks for the well wishes! How are you holding up? If you are considering what our time mentioned about ins (also don't mean to pry or give unwanted advice), I would highly suggest United Healthcare PPO (I think bcbs ppo is almost the same too). That's what we have and its been amazing. It covers 3 cycles EACH of ivf and iui plus all meds and testing etc. Completely (there's just a co-pay) if the doc is in network (a lot of REALLY good docs are). If the doc is out of network, they still cover like 60%. And you don't have to do one before the other (its covering this ivf cycle and will cover two others and we've never done an iui). Just wanted to throw that out there to help you along if you were considering our time's suggestion. Okay, shutting up now.

I'm pooped so I'm gonna sleep while dh drives. Hope everyone's doing well. I'll post about the ET from the car on the way home tomorrow.
post #122 of 174
I'm sorry I'm such a lurker, but I can't help it.

Cincyanna - I am so sorry and hope that you can find the money and courage to try again. My thoughts are with you. Lots and lots of

OurTime - I read the thread from where I left off before and when you were talking about how tired you were and the clear discharge and the nausea I was already starting to tear up - I was thinking, "oh yeah, she's preggers allright!". Yeah! Congrats. Such exciting and wonderful news.

Devilish Fetish - How are you emailing while driving around? That's really funny. Wishing you the best this cycle! Lots and lots of
post #123 of 174
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Devilish Fetish - How are you emailing while driving around? That's really funny. Wishing you the best this cycle! Lots and lots of
Thanks for the dust! I use my blackberry. Its the only way I can get on MDC since my wireless card on my laptop is screwed. The blackberry is also the reason I don't post links or any smilies I don't have memorized!
post #124 of 174
Congrats OurTime!!!

I was at Chuck E Cheese with our 5 year old niece and when I got home, the computer was the first place I went! How wonderful and what a great number!!!
Please please please keep us posted and a happy healthy 9 months to you and your bean(s?) Best wishes!!!!

devilish_fetish: get home and put your feet up, did you hear that? Hope all goes well and that it is a peaceful experience

cincynana: I'm glad to see you here I hope you are being gentle with yourself...
The CD I have is Health Journeys Guided Meditations Help For XXfertility. I actually like it, despite my problem with the word xxfertility There are different sections for different stages of TTC. I have listened to the anji cd again and do like it, and will take more time this weekend while dh is at school to really focus on it. My body has some very strong physical/immune reactions to stress but I can manage the reactions if I can meditate...that's why I really needed something for ivf, knowing how stressful it will be.

Well, all, have a restful night~Peace
post #125 of 174
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Thanks for the supplemental insurance info. I'll have to look into it. And I welcome the info. I'm trying to relax for awhile since I've been ttc for over 2 yrs, but I like to have a little something on the burner, if you know what I mean dh started taking fertilaid. Our (new) insurance covers iui, so if we can get his counts up, we might try 1 or 2 more times with that. I also got a letter from my RE today and it had a grant for $1000 in it for an other round of ivf anytime within the next year. I hate that it comes down to $. dh and I worked very hard to pay off all of our debt (except our house) so its really important to us to not get too crazy with all of this. But I am feeling very good and very positive. I know I am going to be pregnant. I just feel like I am getting close to it. And I'm glad to take some time off to get my mind and body straight.

Thanks for listening to my vents and random thoughts. You guys are really great!
post #126 of 174
Thank you all for your kind words and best wishes, from your lips to Gods ears! We've been really blessed and we're so thankful to have this opportunity. We now that this is only the beggining, there's a long road ahead and with your good wishes and our prayers we hope to get through it the best way possible, with a healthy baby. We're very excited and just out of words. Don't give up Cincynana, it took us 6-1/2 YEARS to get here~It can happen. I just hope to stay healthy and live life to the fullest. I am a big believer that things happen when they are meant to happen, I had given up 2 yrs ago when we were going on our 4th year of ttc but then things changed. I realized that I was not taking care of me anymore and that's when I realized that before I could be ready to bring a baby into this world, I needed to change some things first, so I did. Before I knew it 1 yr had gone by. I was in a great place, I felt completely fullfilled and happy. That's when we discussed moving on with ivf and giving it our all (mind, soul & body) It was on on tough and long road, we started all this research and planning since Jan this year and almost a year later-- here we are!! What you want the most is always tougher to achive!! Good night all and Best Wishes to you all!
post #127 of 174
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Thanks for the supplemental insurance info. I'll have to look into it. And I welcome the info. I'm trying to relax for awhile since I've been ttc for over 2 yrs, but I like to have a little something on the burner, if you know what I mean dh started taking fertilaid. Our (new) insurance covers iui, so if we can get his counts up, we might try 1 or 2 more times with that. I also got a letter from my RE today and it had a grant for $1000 in it for an other round of ivf anytime within the next year. I hate that it comes down to $. dh and I worked very hard to pay off all of our debt (except our house) so its really important to us to not get too crazy with all of this. But I am feeling very good and very positive. I know I am going to be pregnant. I just feel like I am getting close to it. And I'm glad to take some time off to get my mind and body straight.

Thanks for listening to my vents and random thoughts. You guys are really great!
Right on!!!! I am so happy you for you! It sounds like you are ready to relax a little, too...sometimes the words can come out, but the actions are difficult to muster. You sound like you are well on your way to a peaceful holiday season! I totally understand you with the debt thing. DH and I take our finances really seriously and we were really afraid of going in to debt. since we too had paid off everything except our house. What scared us more in the end was not trying. So, best of luck to you and thank you for sharing this experience with us
post #128 of 174
Good morning all! So I got a call from the embryologists this morning. She said all of my embies looked really good and that it'd be really hard to pick which ones to put back, so they're pushing me to a day 5! I don't have the stats on the embies yet, a nurse is going to call me later with my monday appt time and I'll ask about the stats then. We were all geared up and already on our way. Luckily we were stopping at Krispy Kreme first! I'll post the stats and new appt time when I get them.

Its a good thing, to be pushed to a day 5, right? I feel a little disappointed/let down. I think its just because I was all geared up for today, and where as its a good thing that the embies look really good, it also means two more days of waiting. *sigh* Why can't I just take this as a good thing? It's early. I'm going to eat my doughnuts and go back to bed.
post #129 of 174
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Right on!!!! I am so happy you for you! It sounds like you are ready to relax a little, too...sometimes the words can come out, but the actions are difficult to muster. You sound like you are well on your way to a peaceful holiday season! I totally understand you with the debt thing. DH and I take our finances really seriously and we were really afraid of going in to debt. since we too had paid off everything except our house. What scared us more in the end was not trying. So, best of luck to you and thank you for sharing this experience with us
: ITA. I'm sorry that this didn't turn out for you, but I'm so glad you were in our group. You added a lot of insight and encouragement and made a good group even better. I'm so sorry it comes down to money for you. I know that has to be a VERY tough situation. Maybe another option to look into is a IVF Shared Risk program. Our RE has one and that's what DH and I were looking into before we found out our ins covered it. I remember it being slightly more $ than a regular ivf cycle, but if you don't get a positive beta, they give you half your money back. And its not like a loan or anything, which is awesome because I totally hear you on the debt thing. Definitely worth looking in to possibly. Enjoy this time to relax. Hopefully it will be the last of its kind before you're pg. Best of luck and definitely keep us posted!
Hope everyone has a good morning. I'm going to try to sleep.
post #130 of 174
I think it's a good thing~it allows the RE to see which ones are moving forward, right?

I can imagine it must be a let down, being all geared up for today But what a great time to baby yourself~an impromtu massage or pedicure, a nice romantic dinner with DH, a good book or magazine...I hope you can spend this extra time being extra special good to yourself!!!
post #131 of 174
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A 5dt is a great thing! I believe success rates are higher. So its a bummer since you were ready for today, but just think, you'll be that much closer to your beta

I hope you guys don't mind me sticking around for awhile. I do like chatting with you guys and it gives me so encouragement to keep going
post #132 of 174
Morning everyone!

It's a great thing that you have so many good embies, definitely not a bad thing! That was a great suggestion, use these next few days to pamper yourself-- a pedicure or manicure, massage sounds devine. Defenitely have some more alone time w/dh if possible. He may not show it, but this I'm sure is overwhelming for him too. We were always told that we would be a day 5 transfer, which may me wonder if they asumed any issues up front w/us, but we later realized that Dr. just wanted to give us best possible case scenario. Well things changed and on day 4 when I was waiting on call for update, they instead called to say it was transfer day. Dh was at work, I had to call him and get him to leave work as soon as possible-it was a nutty morning. That day we had planned to have our quiet evening,diner and just "our time". So we never got our alone time or dinner ;p (on bb, no faces avail) you never know, the embies are constantly changing--your day 5 may turn into a day 4!! Take care of yourself and enjoy these days!! Just think you're almost there, the weekend I'm sure will fly by!!
Cincynana- our Dr.'s practice also has a guarantee type program, it all depends on the womans age. We did this one, 35 and under a possitive result or 100% refund. When you're ready check out a few practices and see what they offer, most that have great success rates have these types of programs available.

How's everyone else doing? Hope all is well--Best Wishes!!
post #133 of 174
Nicole, Cincynana, Our Time- Thanks so much for the encouragement. It's really meant a lot! We are going to take you up on your advice. We're both getting a massage today, and doing the nice dinner we were going to do yesterday (we didn't leave the amusement park in enough time to make it down there and we were both drained anyway). I get to have my last medium-rare steak! I would love it if you stuck around, Cincynana! You've really enriched this already great group! Definitely keep us posted on how you're doing, both during your rest period and when you decide to try again. We will be thinking about you and praying for you too! I'm so glad I did a cycle with you three, it REALLY made a huge difference for me! I can't imagine having to go through it with anyone but you guys!!! : Ok, being super mushy.

I'm feeling much better after my nap. I think I was just frustrated to wait two more days because it HAS been really tough on me AND dh. He's been going without sleep a lot to get me to the appointments (he works overnights), run the errands I usually run because I've felt nauseas and just run down a lot. And he's been doing the lion's share of the cooking and cleaning (which I normally do) ontop of taking care of me and doing 95% of my shots. And also I just sort of had the feeling like it wouldn't happen since it was being pushed back. But you guys are right and it IS a really good thing that we've been pushed to a day 5. I didn't know the success rates are higher with a day 5 transfer. That's really good to know! It means we have a lot of nice strong embies. We also have time to get a massage, which we both need, and I wouldn't be able to get after embryo transfer. DH gets to catch up on sleep! I think we're both going to try to really REST these next two days. Going through this just gets so stressful, not resting just becomes the status quo I guess. But we owe it to ourselves to rest, and to our embies to not have to be put back into a stressed out body! DH will have to go straight from working 8 hours to my appointment, but he's happy to do it and its DEFINITELY well worth it!!!

So the nurse called to get our pharmacy number, and I got our fert report at the same time. 11 out of my 12 embies are still going. We have 8 ones and 3 twos. Which is really good! Thank god I went to ivf night and knew what that meant, because I was a little loopy when she called and probably wouldn't have understood it. I took a bit of pain medicine before I went to bed this morning (I jumped in the middle of my shot last night and my hip REALLY hurts now!) and I was half asleep and quite out of it when she called. My bloodwork appointment is Monday at 10:30, and my embryo transfer is at 10:45. She said they may move it up to a different time on monday though. That's fine with us, DH wants to take them some doughnuts monday morning anyway.

Thank you guys again soo much for your reassuring words this morning, I really needed them!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Sidenote: I can do just a few smilies, but only the ones that have a text equivalent (html?) like : ) : ( : loveeyes: : lol etc. that I can remember. If it doesn't have a text way of writing it, I can't do it since only a page at a time comes up and the smiley page won't load at all. I think the newer ones can load bigger/more pages, but we've got the "blueberry" (the blue one before the camera version came out) and it can do pics, html, some java and that's about it. It literally crashes and has to be rebooted at flash but that's better than the old bb we had... that one only did things in b&w/text. But yeah, since I only know the text for a few, that's why all my smilies are redundant! I can see all of you guys's smileys though. I like it, but there's pros and cons. Could be worse though, two of my friends have iphones and HATE getting on the net on them because they don't have a qwerty keyboard!
post #134 of 174
So its the morning of my embryo transfer. I'm really excited that it's finally here! I'll post about it on the way home. Wish me luck guys! And thanks for the encouragement and for listening to my half-lucid rambling on saturday.
post #135 of 174
So the embryo transfer is done. I'm so excited!!! The full bladder wasn't nearly as uncomfortable as I thought it was going to be! The ET was an incredible experience. DH got to change into scrubs and be there right next to me! And we got pictures of our blastocysts before they were transferred AND after! I was crying on the table I was so happy. Now it's just 10 days till my beta... I think the wait will be managable. I'm going to stop by a kinkos and get the pics on a disk, then have dh upload them at work and send a copy via email to whoever wants to see. We might get a photobucket, put it up there and post the link, but that's still under debate. Thanks for all the encouragement and well wishes, even when I had some negative thoughts. You guys are the best!
post #136 of 174
I was thinking of you last night and this morning. I'm glad to hear that everthing went well with you and your transfer. We didn't even think to bring a camera but our nurse was great, dh was right next to me during our ET and we both got to see when they sucked up the embies into the catheter and as they were being put in, our nurse was awesome, she printed a sono pic and gave it to us, that's going to be our baby's first pic of the album
How exciting for you both, dh and I were praying for you and your family last night, we're so happy for you~yeay!!~ and wish you the best!
Now all that's left is a lot of pampering for you!! Enjoy, think possitive thoughts and get some rest. Our Dr. had told us that in Europe the "down" time for a woman after ET is no more than 1hr., can you believe that? I was able to get 2 days of complete rest, it was nice, enjoyed being pampered. Too much excitement.. yeay!! Relax and put your feet up. Happy thoughts and relaxation.. Sticky embies and lots of care and lovin' : Best wishes : You'll see all will be good! :
post #137 of 174
Congrats on a successful transfer! :

I will be back later to bug you about it, subpoena'd on a trial that is on break, gotta fly! Have a restful, peaceful day!

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post #138 of 174
How are you? What's going on with your cycle? How exciting~~ so much going on with everyone.

ALL~~ I'm very glad that you are all part of the Oct IVF, the encouragement has been awesome!!

Nothing to major going on with me, I'm still very tired, seems like I need a nap during the early afternoon to keep me going, boobs ache at night-time a lot and sometimes the backaches get to be a bit much ~~ but no worries, I'm loving EVERY minute of it! DH says, he's never met someone looking fwd to being uncomfortable as much as me right now I tell him, it's a mental thing, it reasures me all is normal. This weekend DH and I told our families the good news, at first he wanted to wait "just incase something happens", I told him I didn't like him thinking negative what if thoughts, that we need to live in the NOW moments and right now, we're pregnant! Family was very happy and excited, some more than others, there was one person that didn't congratulate us, she's 6 months pregnant and I guess she felt it really was no big deal. I was kinda bumed that she wouldn't see how big this is for us, we're not talking about a few failed attempts we're talking about 6 years of ttc with no good news until now! DH was very dissapointed too, that's his brothers wife and he didn't expect her to be this way either. It's not like she had any issues ttc, they got pg on their first try~both times, this is her 2nd. I told DH to ignore the ill feelings and to just be happy for "us", nothing should take our happiness away now, no way! These next holidays will be interresting~~ I just told DH I am on cloud nine and there's no way I will feel bad or allow myself to get upset. Everyone ELSE was so awesome, they were all on cloud 9 along with us!!
I have b/w tomorrow in the am., hope all is good~ will keep you posted. I feel like we should get a book, something to help us ease our minds and fully enjoy the entire experience. There's so many books :, where to start any suggestions?


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Congrats OurTime!!!

I was at Chuck E Cheese with our 5 year old niece and when I got home, the computer was the first place I went! How wonderful and what a great number!!!
Please please please keep us posted and a happy healthy 9 months to you and your bean(s?) Best wishes!!!!

devilish_fetish: get home and put your feet up, did you hear that? Hope all goes well and that it is a peaceful experience

cincynana: I'm glad to see you here I hope you are being gentle with yourself...
The CD I have is Health Journeys Guided Meditations Help For XXfertility. I actually like it, despite my problem with the word xxfertility There are different sections for different stages of TTC. I have listened to the anji cd again and do like it, and will take more time this weekend while dh is at school to really focus on it. My body has some very strong physical/immune reactions to stress but I can manage the reactions if I can meditate...that's why I really needed something for ivf, knowing how stressful it will be.

Well, all, have a restful night~Peace
post #139 of 174
Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes. It really means a lot to us! We actually didn't even think to take a camera. Our RE took a picture under a microscope of the two embies that were going to be put back in and gave it to us before we went in. We got to watch on the ultrasound screen as they put the embies in. Then they printed out a second pic from the ultrasound screen. Our's are going in our photo album too. Other than that, we got the twins talk beforehand, we told them we understood and still wanted to put two back in. The xanax they have you take beforehand was great thinking on their part! For me, it kept me relaxed enough to continue drinking all that water and not be anxious about having to pee.

As soon as I got home I conked out! I can't imagine only having 1 hour downtime! : I'm actually still pretty tired. We got chinese food so I didn't have to cook (dh has stretched his culinary skills to the limit the past few weeks, and I didn't want burgers and fries again! ) and later we're watching the movies we netflixed and I'm vegging out for at least two-three days. Maybe by the end of the week I'll go back to cooking and cleaning! I got my results from the b/w I did today. My estrogen is "well over 2,000" and my progesterone is "over 40" the nurse said. Any idea what that means? She said they were really good numbers and that they didn't have to adjust my meds, I was just curious if anyone knew what numbers they were looking for.

Our time- Yay on your symptoms! Good luck on your b/w tomorrow! Glad your family is so happy and supportive! Sorry your SIL couldn't find it in herself to be happy for you. Getting pg is an achievement; getting pg after trying for SO long is a HUGE achievement! Well ignore the naysayers. We're all happy for you and so's the rest of your family. Dh and I think she could be jealous because, not only is she NOT the only one pg anymore, but a new pregnancy is in some ways more "exciting". Your family gets to see your stomach grow, plan baby showers, buy stuff for you and your baby, etc. To some people, that could be threatening because the focus isn't on "them" anymore, kwim? You worked really hard to get pg, and its good that you're enjoying it to its fullest, even the being sick part! Speaking of which, how long was it after ET that you started feeling symptoms? Was a backache your first one, or was there another before that? What kind of book are you looking for? I have Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin and The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer. Both of them are really good books, very informative! If you find another that's really good, let me know; I'm always on the lookout for a good book.

Nicole- how's it going? What date do you start your lupron? I thought it was around the time of my beta (the 15th). Good luck! Also, feel free to ask any questions you may have. Don't worry, I'll answer all your questions! So are you on jury duty or are you a lawyer?

Cincynana- how are you holding up? I hope things are going well with you and that you are finding things that make you smile.

Have a great evening everyone!

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I was thinking of you last night and this morning. I'm glad to hear that everthing went well with you and your transfer. We didn't even think to bring a camera but our nurse was great, dh was right next to me during our ET and we both got to see when they sucked up the embies into the catheter and as they were being put in, our nurse was awesome, she printed a sono pic and gave it to us, that's going to be our baby's first pic of the album
How exciting for you both, dh and I were praying for you and your family last night, we're so happy for you~yeay!!~ and wish you the best!
Now all that's left is a lot of pampering for you!! Enjoy, think possitive thoughts and get some rest. Our Dr. had told us that in Europe the "down" time for a woman after ET is no more than 1hr., can you believe that? I was able to get 2 days of complete rest, it was nice, enjoyed being pampered. Too much excitement.. yeay!! Relax and put your feet up. Happy thoughts and relaxation.. Sticky embies and lots of care and lovin' : Best wishes : You'll see all will be good! :
post #140 of 174
Ok, sorry I've been MIA.....I'm pooped, but wanted to say hi and ck in on the mamas...

devilish_fetish: How are you feeling? I think the embie pics are the coolest thing (way better than a pic of a busted condom!!! Yes, I know someone who did that, ugh!) What a great way to start a baby album. I hope you are feeling well and taking it easy. I think the net flix thing is a great idea and plan on doing that myself. Anything good you recommend?
BTW: I am a probation officer (for youth under 17 who have been charged with criminal offenses) and sometimes, on a rare occasion, we have to truck our way down to adult Court to testify about a kid's prior Court history. I hate it, it totally stresses me out. The case settled, thank goodness. And Lupron starts 11/18. I am ok with the Lurpon, it's the progesterone needles that freak me out. How's that going? Keep us posted on your TWW!!!

OurTime:
It is awesome that you are enjoying your symptoms! I can imagine it is the most beautiful, pukey feeling ever! Did you have another beta today?
That Europe thing is insane! and a surprise! BTW: In Germany, they treat mom's very well~subsidize the maternity leave for two years!!! It's very cool~


cincynana: Hope you are doing well and busy taking care of yourself
Any new decisions made about further attempts? I know at least with us, things are always a work in progress and can get pretty fluid. Don't forget about the December IVF club

Ok, if I have forgotten anyone, I am sorry

Peace~
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