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post #101 of 227
Laura, It is good to hear from you. I think about you a lot. I'm so incredibly sorry for this heartbreaking life you are living right now. There is no way this couldn't be a "one day a time" time and future plans probably just don't make sense. We are all praying for you and for your family. I hope along this slow road some genuine moments of beauty crack in and bring you any kind of comfort possible. Please come and go as your life allows. We've always got an abundant supply of

Frog, I'm really sorry the 2nd insem. went funny. When you only have a certain way to "try" that must be incredibly frustrating. I will be sending you lots of : !

Rivka, That's it! Yeah for those crosshairs! GL!

I'm not sure anyone can take any more rough news from me, but I seemto have developed a throat infection from the breathing tube and I am thoroughly sick. And then one of my very best friends just told me yesterday she is pregnant...2nd try. I AM happy for her, but it was sort of bad timing on her telling me. I'm pretty weepy right now. Bright side...AF came yesterday, a 21 day cycle, so at least my body is not making me wait through any long cycles. Still waiting to hear when we'll do the surgery again...to be honest, since we don't even KNOW if that's a problem with my fert. I have half a mind to let it go and go back to the Clomid.
post #102 of 227
poet, my shoulder is right here for you and I've got a nice, broad back. I'm happy to share your load--you just keep right on talking, my friend.
post #103 of 227
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poet, my shoulder is right here for you and I've got a nice, broad back. I'm happy to share your load--you just keep right on talking, my friend.
OK, you just put the first on my face today. Thanks Frog. That was really sweet.
post #104 of 227
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OK, you just put the first on my face today. Thanks Frog. That was really sweet.
Dude, you're going to wreck my image as a cranky man-hater if you don't knock that kind of thing off. :
post #105 of 227
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Dude, you're going to wreck my image as a cranky man-hater if you don't knock that kind of thing off. :
: Oh crap! What was I thinking???
post #106 of 227
Uhhmmm....

I can't believe I'm writing this, but it seems I've just graduated. I think it was Rivka's work on the chart icon or something, but, wow after a year of BFNs and screwy cycles, I'm actually pregnant. Boy I hope I don't jinx myself by announcing this. Beta was 247 at 17 dpo, does anyone know if that's within the normal range? I haven't had a chance to look it up yet.

FYI for those of you with Hashimoto's: it took me quite a bit of pushing and insisting to convince my PCP that my TSH needed to be under 2.5. Once my TSH hit 1.87, I started having clockwork cycles, with O on day 17 four cycles in a row and 12-14 day LPs. Consequently, even though I look at it as TTC for a year, my husband points out that it was "really" only four cycles, with success on the fourth.
post #107 of 227
Congrats, sweetpea!!!!!
post #108 of 227
poetgirl: I'm so sorry that you are going through all of this - perhaps - unneccessary stuff. It just stinks! Hope you get over the throat infection soon as well.

frog: Fingers crossed for you and your DP. Hope that the placement, though less than ideal was successful!

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Hi ladies!

Thanks so much for the well-wishes!! I am still in shock about having twins... I'm nervous about it - the pregnancy and the after-care!! Until they're about 5 years old, it sounds like a lot of work!

Luckily there is a local support network for twin families.

DH and I were at the u/s together Thursday when we saw the twins - before the dr even said anything! It's weird but we weren't really surprised... probably b/c of the clomid...
My sisters are twins (fraternal too... like it looks like yours are). I was 23 months when they were born in June. My dad was in the military and was not due back for a month, so I stayed with an aunt for a week and one of my cousins came and stayed with us for the summer. It's a lot of work... my mom said that she was exhausted for 3 years - but it got easier.

Laura: I cannot imagine going through the loss that you did. Of course all of it would have an enormous affect on you in all areas of your life. s

Rivka: Yea for crosshairs! Hope you caught it!

Me: Just counting the days till testing.
post #109 of 227
Congrats, sweet pea!
post #110 of 227
Congratulations to you, Sweet Pea!!! Hope you have a healthy and happy pregnancy!
post #111 of 227
Sweet Pea, congratulations! I think that beta sounds totally normal and healthy.
post #112 of 227
Looks like I'll be sitting this cycle out as my husband as the stomach bug.

I know I've not suffered the heartache of the lengthy struggle most of you have endured, but I'm not sure how much of this I can take. I stopped taking my meds for vestibulitis because I don't want to take them while pregnant, so every month that passes without them intercourse becomes more painful. Then there are the endometriosis cramps when my period comes around. In the past I have taken prophylactic ibuprofen but again, right now I'd prefer to avoid that (not to mention my cycles are not as consistent as they used to be).
post #113 of 227
I hear you, nash. (Can I call you nash?)

I take prescription NSAIDs for about five days after ovulation because I have significant mid-cycle pain, but when we're ttc, I don't take them. Makes those cycles really, really hard.

Also (not that you asked for input, but...), if intercourse is too painful, you can always insem like the lesbians. All you need is a cup or jar and an infant medicine doser (or needle-less syringe). PM me for more information, if you'd like.
post #114 of 227
Congrats SweetPea!!! : There are jsut graduates springing up all over!!
post #115 of 227
frog, I had anticipated needing insemination, but I'd prefer to do it the old fashioned way if possible.
post #116 of 227
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frog, I had anticipated needing insemination, but I'd prefer to do it the old fashioned way if possible.
Yeah, I hear that. Just thought I'd throw out another option. Good luck!
post #117 of 227
thanks for all the well wishes! I am living vicariously through you wonderful ladies (But I wouldn't pick another batch if I could!)

CONGRATS SWEETPEA!!! Here's to increased Beta's and a H & H 9 months!

Wow, there are some pretty, pretty charts out there... nice crosshairs! GL!
post #118 of 227
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sorry long...

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Uhhmmm....

I can't believe I'm writing this, but it seems I've just graduated. I think it was Rivka's work on the chart icon or something, but, wow after a year of BFNs and screwy cycles, I'm actually pregnant.
WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!!

if i played just 1/10th of 1% in that My job is done!........ wait a minute there is the rest of us to work on, well my job is 1% done.

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thanks for all the well wishes! I am living vicariously through you wonderful ladies (But I wouldn't pick another batch if I could!)
Glad we can still count you in our ranks, in whatever way is good for you, You would never be moved on my watch.

As For Me
went and asked for a second progestrone test to be in the computer, so i can take it at my version of 7DPO rather than goober doc's timming. And the more i thought about the madder i got.
here is the whole thing:

• I come in having really long cycles, but let him know that "normal for me" was still 30-32 with O on CD16-18+
• we put me on provera to end that cycle, and he wants to test for O on CD21, i say "you mean 7DPO?" he does that rude thing about how i will not know my body so i should just trust him and assume that those are the same things, what bull
• i of course know my body even when it tries to trick me, but i know enough to be sure when i go in for the test on CD21 i totally did not O yet and the test proved it with a p level of just 0.6
• now i do think (not 100% sure) that i went on to O on that very same CD21 night, meaning i should be blood testing on CD28 for anything hoping to be acurate
•Dr calls and leaves message on CD24 telling me i am having a anovulatory cyle again and that because of that i could not possibly be preggo at all this cycle and that i will need a provera to end it again and then i should be on clomid.
• further more goes on to say that because the is no risk i could be preggo i do not need to wait it out to test for preggo and that i should just start my provera 5 days before when i would normally start af (to him that means about CD25, or today!) and he throws all the Rx's in the computer for me to pick up.

• if i were to start and then stop the high dose provera it while possible having a egg implant, it could give birth defects or miscarry a embryo!

So i ask you, how could any doctor, no matter how stupid and pill happy, think this was an ok thing to say to a women, specially since most are not like us and don't know better then to listen to them and trust at face value?
The more i thought over and over about this today the madder i got. And the more i started thinking that someone that is higher up than him needs to hear about it. I know he is a young newish doctor, but that is all the more reason to catch crappy practices now rather than let them continue.

what do you gals think i should do. (besides of course not take the pill, i will not. I already decided that i would wait a full 18dpo before giving up and trusting that i was not hurting anything)
So i am taken care of, i make sure of that, but what should i do about a doctor that has gone from a harmless goober to a possibly harmful one? I will wait till i get my proper 7DPO test before i do anything either way, so that i have that to show him as proof he is not all-knowing. but even if i did not O later in the cycle it was still stupid for him to assume that to such a certainty when so much was at stake
post #119 of 227
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Uhhmmm....

I can't believe I'm writing this, but it seems I've just graduated. I think it was Rivka's work on the chart icon or something, but, wow after a year of BFNs and screwy cycles, I'm actually pregnant. Boy I hope I don't jinx myself by announcing this. Beta was 247 at 17 dpo, does anyone know if that's within the normal range? I haven't had a chance to look it up yet.

FYI for those of you with Hashimoto's: it took me quite a bit of pushing and insisting to convince my PCP that my TSH needed to be under 2.5. Once my TSH hit 1.87, I started having clockwork cycles, with O on day 17 four cycles in a row and 12-14 day LPs. Consequently, even though I look at it as TTC for a year, my husband points out that it was "really" only four cycles, with success on the fourth.
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YAY SWEETPEA !!!!!
: :

And good for you for pushing your PCP to do what needed to be done!!!
post #120 of 227
Rivka - Any chance of seeing another provider? Seriously, how can he not at LEAST listen to you for 1 cycle (so he can prove you wrong ). Anyway, I've got my fingers crossed for you.
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