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post #161 of 248
Ok - I know that "magic" 8ball thingy is just a random thing, but I've asked it the same questions 3-4 times, and gotten the same answers each time. It claims I'm having boys, twins, due in Oct. : I'm not sure if I should be laughing or all creeped out. :
post #162 of 248
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Originally Posted by ItyBty View Post
Ok - I know that "magic" 8ball thingy is just a random thing, but I've asked it the same questions 3-4 times, and gotten the same answers each time. It claims I'm having boys, twins, due in Oct. : I'm not sure if I should be laughing or all creeped out. :
WOOOHOOO its good to finally have some answers huh???

If only it was that easy!!!

But hey for what its worth, congrats on your twins, thought of any names yet? :
post #163 of 248
: I know! I wish it was that easy, but I'm tellng you - I just asked it AGAIN, and definitely, twins! At least according to the magic 8 ball. :
post #164 of 248
[QUOTE=poetgirl;10752452]Hi there all,
to Everyone and lots of : to all your cycles.

I wanted to pose a question out there.
How do you emotionally handle a "roadblock" or two or three along the path of IF?

My issue is that my doc found a small uterine polyp in Nov. I waited until Feb. for a polypectomy (did one cycle of clomid in betw. anyway), the polypectomy was not possible due to the shape of the polyp so a surgery was scheduled for March. They just attempted the surgery last Friday and I say attempted because basically they put me under and tried to dilate my cervix for 45 min, failed and woke me up. So here again, I have been sched. for another surgery.
We went to the RE in Dec. at cycle 13 and was ready to go full steam ahead and ever since, it's been : (esp. since we don't even know if the polyp is a problem).QUOTE]

Interesting. When I did my first IVF cycle, in Jan 05, I remembered them mentioning a ..... something on the right side they were seeing on the monitoring u/s. Not a follicle, but they noted it in the file. I got pregnant that cycle but had a misabortion and had to have a D&C. I continued to have pain and by May I had pain all the time and they found a cyst on my right fallopian tube (and it was me saying, hello, it has been there and growing all this time!). I had a lap to have it removed, pain went away and no lasting damage (outside of the tube). I did a FET in August which resulted in my dd. Emotionally it was hard, I felt like I was having something done to me or was recovering from something for a full year. I just did it though and didn't allow myself much time to grieve (doing some of that now in fact). I asked if the cyst being there had resulted in the first m/c, and the answer was a big maybe. I think it did, and I had to get it sorted before I could have my dd. Sorry for the long post, but yours really reminded me of that time. So as far as how to cope, it helped for me to think of it as getting my body in the best condition to have a baby. I wish I had coped with more exercise and healthy things, still struggling to get rid of all that stressed out ice cream weight. Good luck.
post #165 of 248
i dunno...october would be pretty premature if you're going to get pg with twins!

we had a funny story...about a week or so before we found out the last iui didn't result in a pregnancy...i was feeling hopeful. i went out for chinese food with my coworkers and they all got dumb fortunes in their cookies...not me though...mine said "you will soon receive good news of a personal nature!" i just knew THAT WAS IT! i even kept the fortune and put it on my fridge. it's still there since i will get good news soon...even if that one wasn't it!

then the other nite dh and i went out for thai food. we got our fortune cookies and i looked at him as he opened up the wrapper of his...i said ok, this one is really going to be it...whatever it says is what will come...so he pulled the cookie out, and the side was slit open...and there was NO fortune in there!! we were laughing so hard. ironic isn't it! maybe it's all reverse psychology,so that no fortune will turn into a baby ah the things we entertain our minds with during this game!
post #166 of 248
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Originally Posted by coome View Post
i dunno...october would be pretty premature if you're going to get pg with twins!

we had a funny story...about a week or so before we found out the last iui didn't result in a pregnancy...i was feeling hopeful. i went out for chinese food with my coworkers and they all got dumb fortunes in their cookies...not me though...mine said "you will soon receive good news of a personal nature!" i just knew THAT WAS IT! i even kept the fortune and put it on my fridge. it's still there since i will get good news soon...even if that one wasn't it!

then the other nite dh and i went out for thai food. we got our fortune cookies and i looked at him as he opened up the wrapper of his...i said ok, this one is really going to be it...whatever it says is what will come...so he pulled the cookie out, and the side was slit open...and there was NO fortune in there!! we were laughing so hard. ironic isn't it! maybe it's all reverse psychology,so that no fortune will turn into a baby ah the things we entertain our minds with during this game!
: OK, *blushes* I have totally looked toward fortune cookies for a little fertility hope!

Thanks Mischievium and CrazyRunningMama, for your responses to my roadblock situation...it seems to happen over here often, so your perspectives are really helpful.
A round of HUGS out there for all the roadblocks others are facing as well.
post #167 of 248
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Originally Posted by ItyBty View Post
Ok - I know that "magic" 8ball thingy is just a random thing, but I've asked it the same questions 3-4 times, and gotten the same answers each time. It claims I'm having boys, twins, due in Oct. : I'm not sure if I should be laughing or all creeped out. :
Yeah, my 8ball said i would get preg last month and have a boy. I am hoping it was month off and i am having a girl, lol!
post #168 of 248
It is becoming obvious that I need an eight-ball. Who knew?

We had our first infertility appointment on Wednesday, and I think it went pretty well. They went over all the potential causes for recurrent miscarriage, and the diagnosis and treatment for each cause, as well as getting a pretty detailed family history from each of us. Everything they said corresponded with what I've already read about infertility (gotta check up on those doctors, ya know, to make sure they cover all the angles), which equates to every fertility book at B&N.

Now we're referred to an RE who will be doing a ton of hormonal testing (checking progesterone levels every day for a period of time? Does that sound usual to you guys? I'll run out of veins!) and do a... histiosonogram (sp?) to check out my wayward uterus.

I'm feeling hopeful and confident at the moment.
post #169 of 248
the hsg (i think that is the short name of it) is really not that bad. I did not even have any cramping after it. Good luck!!!
post #170 of 248
Help, I am feeling weak .

Confession - I want to poas just to see the bfp. I do not know why. For goodness sakes I know it has nothing to do with being pg but the hcg will show a bfp.

Ugh- I better find something to do my beta is not until Friday.
post #171 of 248
Ugh, I really dont get it!!

Sorry, Im having a rough day today. A friend of mine just found out she is pg. Honestly I am really really really happy for her. She had a D&C the same time I did back in May 07 and we have both been trying ever since. She is 8 years older then I am and her DH has only about .5 mil sperm so they were pretty sure they were going to have to switch to IUI next month.

I just dont get it...good people like her get pg all the time, overcoming all kinds of obsticals....But me, we seem to be PERFECTLY healthy and can not get pg again.

I really hope this is our month, I just feel like I'm drowning in INFERTILITY.

So this is me sitting here on CD 3... : : :

[/rant]

Thanks for listening to that!!
post #172 of 248
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Originally Posted by Aly22681 View Post
Ugh, I really dont get it!!

Sorry, Im having a rough day today. A friend of mine just found out she is pg. Honestly I am really really really happy for her. She had a D&C the same time I did back in May 07 and we have both been trying ever since. She is 8 years older then I am and her DH has only about .5 mil sperm so they were pretty sure they were going to have to switch to IUI next month.

I just dont get it...good people like her get pg all the time, overcoming all kinds of obsticals....But me, we seem to be PERFECTLY healthy and can not get pg again.

I really hope this is our month, I just feel like I'm drowning in INFERTILITY.

So this is me sitting here on CD 3... : : :

[/rant]

Thanks for listening to that!!
It's so rough when it seems like everyone else is getting pregnant and staying pregnant. I know just how you feel-- simultaneously happy for your friend but frustrated as heck... Maybe this will be your month too! :
I hope so anyways.
post #173 of 248
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Originally Posted by Seedlings View Post
Help, I am feeling weak .

Confession - I want to poas just to see the bfp. I do not know why. For goodness sakes I know it has nothing to do with being pg but the hcg will show a bfp.

Ugh- I better find something to do my beta is not until Friday.
awww... if it makes you feel better, apparently everybody does that.
post #174 of 248
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Originally Posted by Aly22681 View Post
I just dont get it...good people like her get pg all the time, overcoming all kinds of obsticals....But me, we seem to be PERFECTLY healthy and can not get pg again.
I was just talking to dh about other people's pregnancies last night. I was saying that I'm mostly taking other people's pregnancies in stride. But there are definitely people where if they got pregnant it would be really hard on me, because of their specific relationship to me, or details about their personal lives, or whatever. Hopefully that won't happen, and it if does, I hope I have the grace to react well, at least to their face!
post #175 of 248
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Originally Posted by poetgirl View Post
: That was well said Songbird. These are difficult imperfect decisions to make. Crazyrunningmama

Kristenc, Congrats on lowering your FSH so quickly! It's great how proactive you've been. I hope the ivf cycle is successful right away.
How often have you been doing the acupuncture? I ask because I did it for about 6 months but I could only afford to go once or twice a month. I'm thinking I might eat $1000 and go every week or twice a week even for 2 months alongside clomid/iui.
I am going 1 time/week. My accup has a special price for infertility patinets knowing that they will require more sessions than the average patient. I paid $650 for 10 sessions. I went 3 times between my first high fsh blood draw and my second much better blood draw. I am also making a lot of dietary changes along with relaxation, positive imagery, etc. I plan to go 1x/week up until ER and then i will go the day before or of ER and the day after...I think is what he recommended. I am just starting my third week of BCP, then i have 5 days of nothering and then 2 weeks of stimming. The initial package of 10 visits should last me until after the egg transfer. I am very happy with the little investment i made in acupuncture. Compared to the cost of IVF, it is nothing. I highly recommend it to anyone going down the infertility road, it helps on some many fronts.
post #176 of 248
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Originally Posted by kristinc View Post
I am going 1 time/week. My accup has a special price for infertility patinets knowing that they will require more sessions than the average patient. I paid $650 for 10 sessions. I went 3 times between my first high fsh blood draw and my second much better blood draw. I am also making a lot of dietary changes along with relaxation, positive imagery, etc. I plan to go 1x/week up until ER and then i will go the day before or of ER and the day after...I think is what he recommended. I am just starting my third week of BCP, then i have 5 days of nothering and then 2 weeks of stimming. The initial package of 10 visits should last me until after the egg transfer. I am very happy with the little investment i made in acupuncture. Compared to the cost of IVF, it is nothing. I highly recommend it to anyone going down the infertility road, it helps on some many fronts.
That's great Kristin. I think you made a very good investment as well and it's pretty refreshing how it addresses body mind and spirit when we are going through so much with our bodies. Since your post I decided to go once a week for three months during which I will be trying double clomid. Even if I don't get preg., I think it will help prepare my body for the next stronger step. I asked my acup. and she will give me 10 for $700, so that's great. Maybe we need an acup. smilie...
post #177 of 248
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Originally Posted by Seedlings View Post
Confession - I want to poas just to see the bfp. I do not know why. For goodness sakes I know it has nothing to do with being pg but the hcg will show a bfp.
I totally get the desire, man it would be great to finally see a second line! Just repeat this mantra, "I am stronger than the stick, I am stronger than the stick..."

: for you on Friday!

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Originally Posted by Aly22681 View Post
Sorry, Im having a rough day today. A friend of mine just found out she is pg. Honestly I am really really really happy for her. She had a D&C the same time I did back in May 07 and we have both been trying ever since. She is 8 years older then I am and her DH has only about .5 mil sperm so they were pretty sure they were going to have to switch to IUI next month.

I just dont get it...good people like her get pg all the time, overcoming all kinds of obsticals....But me, we seem to be PERFECTLY healthy and can not get pg again.
I hear you. I found out this weekend that a friend of mine is pregnant with her second. Did I mention she just had a baby in October? Apparently she didn't realize I was next in line.

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Originally Posted by songbird45 View Post
But there are definitely people where if they got pregnant it would be really hard on me, because of their specific relationship to me, or details about their personal lives, or whatever. Hopefully that won't happen, and it if does, I hope I have the grace to react well, at least to their face!
Yeah, there are a few people I would be more upset about, too-- I suppose dropping to my knees and letting out a long, anguished, "NOOOoooooooooo!" wouldn't be considered "graceful," would it?
post #178 of 248
I went to visit my MIL yesterday and borrowed a big stack of Harlequin romances. I'm really hoping this helps put me in the mood for the "duty sex" this cycle. Dh was really surprised. He couldn't fathom my sudden interest in this genre.
post #179 of 248
Hummmm...songbird45 maybe I should invest in some of those books too

Thanks everyone for your kind words the other night when I got frustrated. I'm feeling much more positive about things right now. However I'm an idiot, I layed out in the sun yesterday, fingured getting out of the house nad some Vitamin D might do me some good, well I got a little pink, so I was kind of warm last night, well on top of that my clomid gave me a few good hotflashes...I SERIOUSLY thought I was on FIRE!!! Sunburn+hotflashes= BAD COMBINATION!!! :
post #180 of 248
I'm feeling totally crazy this cycle. I had period cramps Sunday night, and some bright red spotting, but I havent had any spotting since, and 2 BFNs. I'm not getting all excited though because I had weird spotting in Oct too - I had a day of spotting, a day of nothing, a day of spotting, a day of nothing, and then bam! AF was there in force. I keep expecting to wake up to blood, or see blood on the TP.
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