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post #21 of 248
Here is my timeline.

7/2005 - Started charting for birth control.
8/2006 - Started TTC.
4/2007 - Started getting a little worried because it had been 9 months and I am only 31.
4/2007 - Just as we were about to get some testing, got an ovarian infection. Had surgery and found out that my tubes were ruined and one ovary had to be removed. Most likely culprit was my MAJOR abdominal surgery in 2001 when my appendix ruptured. So I woke up from surgery to find out that we would never be able to get pregnant on our own and that IVF was our only option.
11/2007 - Had a lap to cauterize the remaining tube due to hydrosalpingitis before we started IVF.
12/2007 - First IVF - BFN
2/2008 - First FET this month - get beta results tomorrow.
post #22 of 248
jamie,
best wishes for your beta tomorrow

what was the difference between your fet and the fresh cycle? just less meds?
post #23 of 248
Yes, fewer meds because they are not stimulating your ovaries during the FET. And a LOT cheaper because those stim meds are the expensive ones! And no egg retrieval...just the transfer.
post #24 of 248
Outing myself...

Started TTC in 1999.
Male factor (CBAVD) diagnosed in 2002.
IVF/ICSI#1 October 2004 - successful - DD born July 2005.
IVF/ICSI#2 Dec/Jan 2008 (still nursing) - unsuccessful - all 7 embryos did not survive to transfer
Planning IVF/ICSI#3 March or April 2008 (still nursing)

jamie - all crossables firmly crossed
post #25 of 248
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I would love to join. Thanks M! Lately the reg old TTC boards have me feeling a little left out and well, my reg. life too. Since we've been trying I have had 18 friends get preg. accidentally or v. early tries. There are no more social circles I can go to w/out 1 or more preg. friends who have been less sensitive than I would have thought. As a result I feel a lot of distance between myself and many of the other women in my life. It's such a strange feeling. This cohesive support will be very welcome!
18! Yikes. Poet, I'm so sorry that your friends are being insensitive. I'm lucky in the sense that most of my close friends aren't yet TTC, but I have a friend getting married in August (as is my DH's brother) and I worry about how I'll feel if they start TTC and get pregnant right off the bat. Maybe you and I need to meet up at Samovar (have you been there?) and have some tea and talk?

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Originally Posted by soulshine View Post
our daughter died, fullterm unexplained stillbirth, early 2005
one 12wk miscarriage early 2006

[snip]

i think a support thread is a great idea, although the daily in's and out's of a 'one thread' are too much for me, time wise and emotionally! but i'll read along! offer any info if i have it...

thanks for starting the thread, mischievium
First, soulshine, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and your other baby .

Second, we'll see how it goes, but I'm not expecting this thread to move as fast as the regular ONE thread, if only because there will probably be far fewer of us on this thread.

But NO ONE should feel bad about popping in and out as they are able.

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Originally Posted by Seedlings View Post

Today is cd 4 and I started my shots last night. So I am trying to be very diet conscious. So if you have some favorite foods to eat I'd love to hear about them.

I, personally, am working on trying to include more vegetables and whole grains to my diet and to lower sugar. Instead of soda, if I feel the need for something bubbly I drink half juice (like blueberry or cranberry) and Lemon or Lime Perrier (or the generic equivalent). I actually tried this recipe last night and, even though I had my doubts, it turned out really well-- especially when served with fresh guacamole!

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Originally Posted by gemasita View Post
2/2008 - First FET this month - get beta results tomorrow.
Consider my crossables crossed, as well! :

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Originally Posted by Perdita_in_Ontario View Post
Outing myself...

Started TTC in 1999.
Male factor (CBAVD) diagnosed in 2002.
IVF/ICSI#1 October 2004 - successful - DD born July 2005.
IVF/ICSI#2 Dec/Jan 2008 (still nursing) - unsuccessful - all 7 embryos did not survive to transfer
Planning IVF/ICSI#3 March or April 2008 (still nursing)

jamie - all crossables firmly crossed
I was thinking, since CBAVD is rare, maybe I would make that word in your synopsis on the first post a link to a site that explains what it is? Do you know of a good website?
post #26 of 248
Can I join?

I have (well, had now I guess) pcos. We conceived our son after 4 years of trying and one miscarriage. We used clomid with a trigger shot to have him. Now we are TTC #2 with soy, 80 mg. My cycles are normal (every 35-40 days) but we have been trying for the past 15 months or so. In june if this does not work (please please let it work) I will go back to a re. I so dont want that again. I dont have a chart yet, will sign up for one tomorrow.
post #27 of 248
[QUOTE=mischievium;10657334]18! Yikes. Poet, I'm so sorry that your friends are being insensitive. I'm lucky in the sense that most of my close friends aren't yet TTC, but I have a friend getting married in August (as is my DH's brother) and I worry about how I'll feel if they start TTC and get pregnant right off the bat. Maybe you and I need to meet up at Samovar (have you been there?) and have some tea and talk?

Thanks M, yeah seriously 18, not even counting some of them...it's sort of astounding really, and great for them, just really strikingly emphasizes our struggles and isolates. We have been to so many showers and newborn visits. I love Samovar! and would love to have a tea w/ you there! Good idea! (esp. before we both leave SF, right?)

Though I am not happy any of you are in this situation, I am enjoying the act of getting us all together on this one thread and hearing about everyone's individ. story.

Jamie, GL tomorrow bigtime! I followed your Dec. cycle on that thread and felt so sad for you. Would love to see it turn out differently this time.

Soulshine, I have to echo Mischievium's words. I'm very sorry for the loss of your daughter.
post #28 of 248
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Can I join?

I have (well, had now I guess) pcos. We conceived our son after 4 years of trying and one miscarriage. We used clomid with a trigger shot to have him. Now we are TTC #2 with soy, 80 mg. My cycles are normal (every 35-40 days) but we have been trying for the past 15 months or so. In june if this does not work (please please let it work) I will go back to a re. I so dont want that again. I dont have a chart yet, will sign up for one tomorrow.
Of course you can join! I was confused a bit by your post, do you have PCOS that has resolved and no longer needs treatment... or? I put PCOS in your synopsis on the first page, let me know if I need to change it.

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Originally Posted by poetgirl View Post
Thanks M, yeah seriously 18, not even counting some of them...it's sort of astounding really, and great for them, just really strikingly emphasizes our struggles and isolates. We have been to so many showers and newborn visits. I love Samovar! and would love to have a tea w/ you there! Good idea! (esp. before we both leave SF, right?)
I'll PM ya about finding a time to meet up .
post #29 of 248
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Originally Posted by mischievium View Post

I was thinking, since CBAVD is rare, maybe I would make that word in your synopsis on the first post a link to a site that explains what it is? Do you know of a good website?
Wow - you're really on top of this stuff. This http://www.urologyedinburgh.co.uk/new_page_61.htm is a nice basic site. My DH doesn't have any cystic fibrosis mutations as far as we know (did genetic testing). We have no idea why this happened.

Thanks!
post #30 of 248
Well, my blood work is now normal, when it was not before.
post #31 of 248
Wow, laralee, is there anything that you did to make the PCOS go away, or did it just go away on its own?

My Dr. just gave me a prescription for next cycle - 50mg of Clomid + 500mg metformin. Any advice on the met, since I've never taken it before?
post #32 of 248
Hi all -

Can I hop on board? I have been diagnosed with a LPD (7-9 day LP.) It was corrected with Prometrium with my DS and I was able to carry him to term.

We've been TTC #2 since July '07. I have done three cycles of Clomid (2 at 50 mg CD 3-7 and 1 at 100 mg CD 3-7 with progesterone supplementation at 1 DPO) with the last one being an IUI in December...we conceived but suffered a miscarriage at about 6 weeks.

We were given the go-ahead to try au naturale in February (wasn't able to go forward with Clomid/IUI since my e2 levels were so high - likely from a leftover cyst from the previous cycle.)

This cycle I'm doing 100 mg Clomid CD 3-7 along with a IUI in mid March. (Currently CD 4.) I no longer post a chart online since I have an online stalker and I'd rather keep that info private for now.

GL to all this cycle. Can't wait to see the BFPs rolling in!
post #33 of 248
poetgirl: I hear you on the friends pregnant thing. Since we've been trying most months its been at least one baby per month! I'm finding it so hard to be joyous/happy for each announcement and new birth as we take this journey. Of my closest friends, most have now had their second babies and it is so hard not to feel like you're being left in the dust. Right now I have two other friends doing IUI with donor sperm (one is a same sex couple, the other is doing the single mom by choice route). It feels nice to finally have some folks going through some of the same stuff as me, and places like these boards are awesome too.

mischievium & seedlings: For recommendations for fruits/veggies and wholefoods try out the http://101cookbooks.com website. She's got a great book too called Super Natural Cooking that is full of whole grain goodies. They're really delicious recipes and easy to make. But I won't go too far off topic into food land
post #34 of 248
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Originally Posted by ourdomicile View Post
poetgirl: I hear you on the friends pregnant thing. Since we've been trying most months its been at least one baby per month! I'm finding it so hard to be joyous/happy for each announcement and new birth as we take this journey. Of my closest friends, most have now had their second babies and it is so hard not to feel like you're being left in the dust.
We had several friends and family members "lap" us too. One of DH's cousins brought her very new boyfriend to our wedding. They married and had 2 kids - the second born two years before DD was conceived. It was very, very difficult to be as thrilled for them as we knew we should be. Especially when MIL started telling people that the reason we weren't pg was because I was too invested in my career... but I digress...!

Infertility sucks. But it gets easier - I only say that about once a day now....
post #35 of 248
I hear you! A lot of my friend's children are in grade school that were born since the start of ttc.
post #36 of 248
Can I jump in here too?

Both of my kids were conceived with the help of clomid. We are now TTC #3, but didn't get a period with progesterone, so we have an appointment with an RE next week.
post #37 of 248
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Originally Posted by songbird45 View Post
My Dr. just gave me a prescription for next cycle - 50mg of Clomid + 500mg metformin. Any advice on the met, since I've never taken it before?
Well, I'm on 2000mg met and got there by adding 500mg each week for 4 weeks. The first day or two stay close to a restroom and really watch what you eat. : I found any fatty/greasy foods or super carb loads were terrible. However, after the first couple of days my body adjusted and it was fine. You may have no problems at all. I've also found it make me really tired if I eat sugar (chocolate). : Good luck!
post #38 of 248
Wow, this is a busy place.

Thank you everyone for the good wishes and crossed crossables.

We got our call and it was a BFN. At this point, I can't imagine ever getting a call about anything different.

So...I am not going anywhere any time soon.
post #39 of 248
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Originally Posted by gemasita View Post
Wow, this is a busy place.

Thank you everyone for the good wishes and crossed crossables.

We got our call and it was a BFN. At this point, I can't imagine ever getting a call about anything different.

So...I am not going anywhere any time soon.
Jamie, I'm so so sorry. I can't imagine the feeling. Sending you lots of love.
post #40 of 248
jamie, I'm sorry. My thoughts are with you.
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