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post #161 of 279
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Hope--thanks for all your kind words...you are a ray of light--hope--on this thread for sure. How is the lupron going? No headaches I hope? I always had to keep an icepack on my neck when I used lupron....miserable.

seeds--3's a charm! here's to triplets! Good luck with retrieval and enjoy your princess status while on bedrest

lisa--here's to getting started!!! no biggy about dh's antibiotic...as I'm sure you'll find out! when are you expecting retrieval now? about the fish....yes, women who are ttc and preg and breastfeeding should avoid large fish and albacore tuna, but the canned light tuna is okay as is salmon and shellfish. If I am unsure what fish is considered large fish, I look it up... http://health.discovery.com/centers/...shandpreg.html ...but I know salmon, shrimp and tuna are on the safe list and that's all I like anyway....the point I think from a chinese medicine standpoint is that fish and chicken are much more easily digested and are high quality protein, whereas red meat takes more "energy" to digest and process, "energy" which can be pulled away from the ovaries. On another note, fish and chicken are less consitpating and I don't want anything in my system to plug it up before retrieval!

Aly--20 juicy ones---you over-achiever you.....I'll bet you have type A eggs, too! My bunch is just as juicy they say, but only 8 in number......still we are on the same schedule so far!

Julia--lol sesame PIO oil in the fridge....."what's this sesame oil stuff Julia???"......."um....that a sample of stir fry oil they were giving away at Costco today...."

CRAZY--toner eh...not bat...I am impressed! What did you decide to do about your schedule???


u/s was good today, I guess....4 follies on each side which makes 8 total, those little ones will not be joining us for this cycle, apparently....they are all almost exactly the same size though, and I hear that is good....wish I had more, but higher quality is better--we'll just have to wait and find out! Retrieval is either sun or mon...I'm betting on monday though.

It's so odd how comfortable I am--physically I mean--with this cycle. This is my first cycle not using Lupron, and first using menopur. I have just as many "good" eggs as before, if not more, but I don't feel like my ovaries are going to burst, and I have been headache free since I increased by water intake. Sometimes I wonder if anything is even going on, but the RE says for sure yes....but it's strange not being in pain or constantly uncomfortable....I didn't know IVF could be this way!

~jo

How is everyone else???
post #162 of 279
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Originally Posted by kungfufugirl View Post
It's so odd how comfortable I am--physically I mean--with this cycle. This is my first cycle not using Lupron, and first using menopur. I have just as many "good" eggs as before, if not more, but I don't feel like my ovaries are going to burst, and I have been headache free since I increased by water intake. Sometimes I wonder if anything is even going on, but the RE says for sure yes....but it's strange not being in pain or constantly uncomfortable....I didn't know IVF could be this way!
Jo - that gives me hope! It's nice to hear that it might not be so bad. So far, the lupron and bcp's aren't bad. However, I am getting some break-thru bleeding. Since my last bcp is tonight I don't think I'll worry about it. I think my body is just anxious to get on with af, hopefully the last one for at least 9 months.
post #163 of 279
kungfufugirl - thanks for the link. Nice to know I can still have my favorite shrimp sushi That makes sense that fish is easier to digest. Hadn't thought about it like that. Chinese medicine is so interesting.

Yeah, the pharmacist said no biggie with the antibiotic, although dh decided to make a trip home for it anyway. That calmed the paranoid part of me

That's great you are feeling so comfortable this cycle! Yay for a comfortable IVF process!

I had acupuncture today and it was reassuring to hear that my anxiety is probably related to the lupron and decreasing estrogen levels. I kept wondering what in the world was wrong with me and why I was having such a hard time getting grounded. Other than that, I can't say I'm feeling a whole lot going on. No hot flashes, no headaches, knock on wood, occasional head pressure. Working on trusting that everything is happening just as it should be
post #164 of 279
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During that time he wants me to get into as best shape as I can and loose weight. He said that decreasing my BMI will increase the quality.
Good to hear that your RE has been positive, it is so hard to get that BFN and figure out what the heck to do next. to you and good luck with your summer off.

I have been hearing a lot lately about high intensity interval training as the most effective way to lose weight. I feel like I should have been more on top of this myself before we started this cycle as I have always been borderline overweight with a not great BMI. Just in case you are interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-in...erval_training
post #165 of 279

question

After reading a few posts about acupuncture & tcm, I was wondering how often you go to acupuncture sessions? I have been going to acupuncture weekly for 9 weeks and am wondering how much longer I can afford my new expensive habit (my insurance doesn't cover it). I've read about acupressure, but have yet to try it.

me venting: i can't believe it's june already. we're half way through the year and after 6 months of charting all i have to show and learn from it is 2 really long & quirky cycles.
post #166 of 279
KFFG - I want you to know just how much I appreciate the kind words, they really mean a lot to me... especially right now... the side effects of the Lupron hit yesterday, and they hit head on!! I HATE Lupron! I am exhausted - as if I haven't slept in days.... I am SOOO grumpy, taking EVERYTHING personal, even though I know it's not, and I can see what is happening, but I can't do a darn thing to stop the feelings... the things I didn't miss when I got a break from Lupron on my second try... ugh.. and the Headaches?? Oh yeah, they're back in full force... let me say it again - I HATE Lupron!!! I'm glad to hear that all is going well for you though ~ those follies are in my thoughts and prayers!

DM ~ I'm also so glad that the RE was so positive... it makes it a lot easier to accept that there is another shot!

I know I missed a lot, but I'm off to a meeting, I'll probably pop in again later!
post #167 of 279
Clarification Just so I don't confuse anyone. . .I found out that it's the Repronex and Follitism that I am keeping in the fridge. The PIO actually has stickers on them saying DO NOT REFRIGERATE. I really need to pay more attention. I think I'm just overwhelmed with the amount of drugs and needles in my house right now.
post #168 of 279
DM630, I'm so glad to hear that your follow-up with the RE went well. I hope you find joy during this nforseen waiting period.

Fastest and most fun way to lose BMI IS HIIT (high intensity interval training) or fartlek for cardio + weight training + a clean diet. It's also but your body is an awesome investment. I've also put my plas on delay and am focused on building myself into the best home possible for the next little one/ones (I'm carrying for a friend actually in case my sig throws you) It looks like we may be a later then anticipated transfer as well. Aug/september. Anyhow I lost 4! points BMI not too long ago. It was only 10lbs but like 6" off my big ol hips! just wanted to encourage you in this slightly tangent plan for the next months.
post #169 of 279
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I think I'm just overwhelmed with the amount of drugs and needles in my house right now.
very cute. so I hear about the amt of drugs
post #170 of 279
wishing everyone simply the best. I was only able to scan a page and a half so very tired tonight!

I'm getting a notpad out next time I have a chance to visit here---until then:
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post #171 of 279
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Hey all...was just reading and catching up.....I am off to my u/s so maybe I will know for sure when retrieval will be when I get back.....They have been saying Sunday or Monday, but I am betting on Monday!!!

Aly--I know you have yours today too! I hope it is all wonderully EGGCITING news!!!!

~jo
day 11 of stims
post #172 of 279
As for me: I just a call from the Dr and I had 29 follicles this morning. I'm doing my HCG tomorrow night and ER will be 8 am on Monday! EEEEK I'm so excited!
post #173 of 279
Aly - you are an egg producing Wonder Woman!! That is fabulous news!
post #174 of 279
Hi everybody!

KFG and Aly ~ Wow you both are so close. How great that you er should both be on Monday. Aly you are a eggmazing! That is a lot of eggies are you feeling any pain?

Dm630 ~ So glad to hear that you have a plan.

We transfered all 3 of our embies. Then my progesterone check is Monday and my beta is Friday. It is a little early since we leave for vacation on Monday.

Any fun plans for the weekend? We are going to see Chicago and The Doobie Brothers at Northerly Island (downtown Chicago) I can not think of any songs by them but I think the venue will be amazing. I was not sure if I should go but dh bought the tickets without thinking about ivf. So I have taken it easy since yesterday et and think it should be fine.
post #175 of 279
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seeds--I would think twice before going.....Doobie brothers sounds awesome, but IVFembryos can be particularly sensitive to a lot of things....and those concerts can be REALLY loud sometimes....not to mention how it might affect your BP to be in that crowd and all that noise, and that might not be good either. JMHO--its a big risk for little benefit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYzZHV13HPE

love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Aj5...eature=related
post #176 of 279
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Originally Posted by kungfufugirl View Post
seeds--I would think twice before going.....Doobie brothers sounds awesome, but IVFembryos can be particularly sensitive to a lot of things....and those concerts can be REALLY loud sometimes....not to mention how it might affect your BP to be in that crowd and all that noise, and that might not be good either. JMHO--its a big risk for little benefit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYzZHV13HPE

love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Aj5...eature=related
Wow, I did not even realize that. Oh boy I'd be perfectly fine staying home. I never realized the embies would be sensitive to a concert. Wow. There is just so much I still do not know. What things are embies sensitive too? Thanks in advance.
post #177 of 279
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I know for sure smells and magnetic fields...not exactly sure about the sounds.....but it is a hunch based on stuff I have heard and read. It may not even be the sound in particular, but the vibration.....or like I said, if your bp goes up or your temperature is really off........

It's not like a normal embie in a normal pregnancy...they are a little more fragile I think.....just a hunch.....and if the concert was something SUPER SUPER important that impacted your health, finances or well-being in some way, perhaps it would be worth a risk.....but it doesn't sound like its all that important anyway....

update on ME trigger tonight, retrieval Sunday, transfer Thursday (if dh and I can make a good embie or 2---God willing!)

~jo
post #178 of 279
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Originally Posted by Aly22681 View Post
As for me: I just a call from the Dr and I had 29 follicles this morning. I'm doing my HCG tomorrow night and ER will be 8 am on Monday! EEEEK I'm so excited!
wow! 29 wonder woman for sure! Goodluck on MOnday
post #179 of 279
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Originally Posted by kungfufugirl View Post
seeds--I would think twice before going.....Doobie brothers sounds awesome, but IVFembryos can be particularly sensitive to a lot of things....and those concerts can be REALLY loud sometimes....not to mention how it might affect your BP to be in that crowd and all that noise, and that might not be good either. JMHO--its a big risk for little benefit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYzZHV13HPE

love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Aj5...eature=related
: I'd have to agree with this. No risk is worth it.
post #180 of 279
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I know for sure smells and magnetic fields...not exactly sure about that important anyway....

update on ME trigger tonight, retrieval Sunday, transfer Thursday (if dh and I can make a good embie or 2---God willing!)

~jo
wishing you well!
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