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So, I called the office and asked about it, and since I'm on the progesterone suppositories, they said that this was something that tended to happen because it can irritate the vagina.
You think that's something they could have told you : Did they say they may cause both the spotting and cramping? Just asking, since I'm also on the suppositories (and pio, yeah for me.)

I also wanted to say that yesterday I gave myself my first PIO shot. My dh was working too late to do it for me. : It's awkward with the angle, but didn't hurt much.
post #142 of 270

Blood check today....

they said my hormone levels look great : Now I just have to make it until Monday for my BETA - terrified here. THis is our last chance.
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Hi girls. I haven't been around in a few days. I had b/w today because they wanted to test my E2 level to see if they need to decrease my meds. I have been stimmed 4 times and my E2 was 1061. They said that was good but they are still decreasing my meds in half. I am now going to take Follistim 75 and 1 vial of Menopur. Is this number (E2) good for this stage in the game? I go on Friday for the same b/w and an u/s. They are going to check my follies. I'd love to have a ER on Monday but I guess we have to see how it goes.

NicoleMarie: I am hoping for a good beta result!!!

hope4light: I will be using the suppositories, too. They told me I could take them rectally but I don't know how I feel about that yet.

Julia'sMom: Hang in there! Your beta will be here before you know it! I hope this is it for you.

Bellenvy: Best wishes for a successful ER!

LisaG: My clinic does it 14 days pat ER BUT they don't tell you the results until AFTER the 2nd beta! That's going to kill me! You bet I will cave in and use a HPT.

Nese: Any news?
post #144 of 270
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Hey everyone! I wrote a big post a few days ago and the system timed me out and I lost it, since then things have been crazy so now I feel like I'm so far behind and out of the loop! I hope everyone is doing well!!

I have been on quite a rollercoaster ride. I went for u/s and b/w last Thursday, they said I had lots of follies but not big enough and upped the does of my evening stim. I went back for u/s and b/w on Saturday and they took me off stims totally because lots of my follies were big enough but my blood levels were too high. Okay. Back in on Sunday, levels had gone up, not down. Starting to freak out. :

Back in on Monday, just for b/w because they knew my follies were numerous and big enough. Started sobbing at the lab tech (she thought she had really hurt me with the needle, poor woman). She brought in a nurse who talked to me about OHSS and the possibility that they might do ER but not ET because if I did get pg the OHSS would get way worse. Not knowing WTH was going to happen made me completely stressed. And super high estrogen levels = weepy mess. They found some time for the RE to talk to me and she was very reassuring. She said I could "coast" with no meds for 4 or 5 days without it being a big problem and that the cycle would likely go ahead as planned. Later that day they called and said the lab results showed that my levels had gone down a bit and I triggered on Monday night.

So I have been doing as little as possible, my dh has been fully in charge of my dd (who is missing me and trying to jump on me and my ovaries every second it seems like). I am so bloated and gassy and uncomfortable. Trying to be NOT constipated means I have been eating lots of salad and fruit, but since I am not moving enough I am full of gassy gas! :

So this morning was my ER, it went so well!! Except for my dh having to practically break in to our friend's house because she didn't wake up when he got there to drop off dd. The adavan really did the trick for me and they looked back at my chart at how much total sedative/painkiller they gave me last time and gave me that amount right off the bat, rather than doling it out. And I think knowing what to expect made it easier and the RE doing it was fab and very reassuring. I kept telling him I was doing fine and to keep going, empty every possible follicle please! He said he did and they got....... drumroll please...... 25 eggs. I am so happy. :

I am pretty sore though and I think I'm going to pretty much have to hide from my dd for the next day or two, bit guilty.

Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to include my worries about coasting, I see that someone else has just been through that too.

to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Crazyrunningmama: Wow, what a rollercoaster! But what really matters right now is that they got 25 eggs!!! : That is so wonderful! Will you get a fertilization report? Relax while you are recovering and treat yourself to something you really like...maybe ice cream! I have a really good feeling about this cycle!
post #146 of 270
LisaMarieG & Hope4Light - for those betas.

Sri Rahda - Sorry, I don't know about the E number. Mine was lower at that point, but it all depends on how many eggs you have, etc. Glad to hear the stimming is going well and ER may be soon.

Crazyrunningmama - What a roller coaster indeed! Thank goodness they started to go down and wow 25 eggs is great! I understand about the toddler. I still remind mine that Mommy has an owie on her tummy to keep her from jumping too hard. Overall, she's been great about walking everywhere herself and not asking for uppy, but there's still been more tv and just plain slacking than usual. We finally made it out to the park a couple of days after ET. Definately take it easy and let dh take control. I tried to take her to the park in the wagon a couple days after ER and found out it was too much and put me back into a lot of pain.

Wouldn't it be great if we could all be in the same DDC? I think my due date would be in early April.
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Wouldn't it be great if we could all be in the same DDC? I think my due date would be in early April.
YES! that would be so awesome. how are you doing?
post #148 of 270
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I never realized how hard the wait between ER and ET would be for me. I feel like I just want to run over there and insist that they give me my babies. These 5 days have seemed like an eternity and I keep thinking that it will only put off my beta for longer. Aaarrrggghhh
I am feeling exactly like this!!!
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I hate the TWW.
: for you at your beta tomorrow!!!
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I am happy to be moving on to the stim stage!
How's it been going?

Sorry for the multiple posts everyone, whenever I try to multi-quote I get timed out and lose it all. And if I don't quote I forget what I wanted to say (Oh, love this estrogen brain!)
post #151 of 270
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As it turns out, my levels do not worry my RE at all. I trigger tonight for an ER on Thursday!
: and : for you today. Let us know how it went.

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This morning when I went to the bathroom, I spotted bright red blood on the TP, but there was nothing in the liner... I'm a little nervous as I am 11dp3dt, so I wouldn't think at this point that it would be transplant spotting... I've had what I almost call gas-like pains since the Monday after the Saturday transfer, kind of off and on, but it felt like what my ovaries felt like after a couple days of stims, so I was hoping that was all it was....

Beta isn't until Friday... I'm worried... what are your thoughts???
I also had spotting a few times when it turned out I was pg with dd, also having tons of weird cramping pains. I think we can blame it all on having giant ovaries that just got treated quite badly, ER is hard on our bodies. Good luck on Friday. : and :

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So, I called the office and asked about it, and since I'm on the progesterone suppositories, they said that this was something that tended to happen because it can irritate the vagina. So, I'm feeling a little bit better, but stressed. Because not only did this happen this morning, but last night we had 4 bats in our house!
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Wow, they should have told you that and OMG - BATS???!!!???!!! You poor thing! I hope your stress level is going down by now.

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they said my hormone levels look great : Now I just have to make it until Monday for my BETA - terrified here. THis is our last chance.
: and : for you too!!!

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Crazyrunningmama: Wow, what a rollercoaster! But what really matters right now is that they got 25 eggs!!! : That is so wonderful! Will you get a fertilization report? Relax while you are recovering and treat yourself to something you really like...maybe ice cream! I have a really good feeling about this cycle!
Thank you so much!!! I just got our fertilization report - 21 out of 25 fertilized and they already froze 6. I am so : !!! Our clinic really encourages single embryo, 5 day blast transfers. So unless something goes wrong and we lose a lot of embies tomorrow, they will freeze more on Saturday and I go for SET on Monday. The lab reassured me that if I don't get pg this cycle, I have plenty more "kicks at the can" because some are already frozen.

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I understand about the toddler. I still remind mine that Mommy has an owie on her tummy to keep her from jumping too hard. Overall, she's been great about walking everywhere herself and not asking for uppy, but there's still been more tv and just plain slacking than usual. We finally made it out to the park a couple of days after ET. Definately take it easy and let dh take control. I tried to take her to the park in the wagon a couple days after ER and found out it was too much and put me back into a lot of pain.
Thanks for sharing this, I am already having to remind myself that ER was just yesterday and I can't be lifting her or doing much. Pretty much I have to hide from her and let dh do all the parenting, otherwise she is climbing me. I am also high risk for OHSS,so having to limit my fluids is annoying.

Okay, I think I am spending too much time on this thread!
: and to all!!!!
post #152 of 270
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How's it been going?

Sorry for the multiple posts everyone, whenever I try to multi-quote I get timed out and lose it all. And if I don't quote I forget what I wanted to say (Oh, love this estrogen brain!)
It's going well. They were more painful at first but I think I have figured out a way to make them less painful. I go for b/w and an u/s tomorrow morning. I hope everything is looking good! Yesterday my E2 was 1061 and they said that was good.

You are going to do a SET? I am going to do a 3 day transfer with 2 embies. I am kinda hoping to get a 2 for 1 deal!

I am really hoping that I get pregnant this time with twins and once they are here safe and sound, any remaining embryos I can donate. I'd really like to be a donor because I would love to help someone out. I know, I am way ahead of myself! :
post #153 of 270
Julia's Mom - You would think they would warn you about that!! But, it seems the items they tell you and those they don't are strange sometimes, and beyond my understanding....

How's everyone doing?

Sri - GL on the b/w and u/s today!

CMR - Yes, BATS!! There were 4 of them!! The critter people got two out, and the other two were in a room that we popped the screen out to allow them a way out... they didn't find them so they thought they left that way, but last night one of them came flying into my living room!! AHHHH!! I had to catch it with a butterfly net, and boy was I shaking! (DH wasn't home) That's costing an arm and a leg, already on top of all this IF stuff.... ugh... Congrats on the great fertilization report, that is awesome!!! GL on the SET!!!

NicoleMarie - hang in there, only a couple more days!

So, I had my blood drawn this morning, I never POAS, so I have no idea at this point... I'm nervous, and I'm at work (and I have a meeting with a client at 1:00 today - Ah!) So, hoping that I'll get good news in the next couple of hours!!!!
post #154 of 270
Hope4light: Please update asap after you get your beta results. I hope it's good news! :

My u/s went well today. I have 10 follicles on my left and 6 on my right. It's strange because before I went in I was sure I would have more on the right because I "feel" more going on in that area. That doesn't mean I will get 16 eggs, it depends how they progress. They were very happy with the results and my ER should be Tuesday or Wednesday! I won't know anything else until later today when they get my b/w results. They may adjust the meds. I have to go in for another u/s Sunday and I won't know what time until later.

More later!
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BFN
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BFN
I am so sorry. Please know that I am thinking of you and wish I had the words to say how sorry I am that it did not work. The pain is unimaginable.

post #157 of 270
Hope4light: I am so sorry, hon Please stay strong and surround yourself with those who love you right now.

It looks like the retrieval will be Tuesday. My E2 went up to 2316!!! Two days ago it was 1061. So I will have more b/w on Sunday. If it passes the 5000 mark, they will have to retrieve the eggs and fertilize them all and then freeze them and I will have to wait to do the transfer because if your E2 is over 5000 you are at high risk for severe OHSS. I hope that doesn't happen! I want my transfer next week! So it's just a waiting game right now until Sunday, but it looks like no matter what the ER will be Tuesday. She said it looks like a beautiful cycle because all the follicles are about the same size. I just hope my E2 (estradiol) doesn't get too high! I need some prayers.
post #158 of 270
i'm sorry, hope.
that just sucks so bad.

i hope that you can give yourself some time to feel as bad as you need to. there's no way around this kind of disappointment. please remember, you are very loved and supported here. i am just so sad that this didn't go a different way. *big hug*
post #159 of 270
hope4light - I am sssoooo sorry. Take the time to grieve as the loss is tremendous. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sri Rahda - I too will pray for you.
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BFN
Sh*t! I am so sorry. Please take care
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