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Hey all!

I'm doing pretty good, a little tired and a little sore. They got 14 eggies, and poor dh had to give 2 samples as his numbers were so low. I call them tomorrow morning at 10:30 to find out the fertilization report, so here's to hoping for some really good news! RE gave me the progesterone suppositories, which aren't too much fun, but they're better than more shots I think! Just a pantyliner and I'm good to go! But, it's three suppositories a DAY!!!
hope4light ~ What a great er! I am so glad everything went well. Praying for all of the embies to be growing and dividing :
post #82 of 270
hope4light - yay for all those eggies! :::
post #83 of 270
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Hey all!

I'm doing pretty good, a little tired and a little sore. They got 14 eggies, and poor dh had to give 2 samples as his numbers were so low. I call them tomorrow morning at 10:30 to find out the fertilization report, so here's to hoping for some really good news! RE gave me the progesterone suppositories, which aren't too much fun, but they're better than more shots I think! Just a pantyliner and I'm good to go! But, it's three suppositories a DAY!!!

Julia's Mom - I'm glad to hear that everything is looking good! That is SO very exciting! I'm glad that the shots in the belly are working out better... I was pretty intimidated by the belly my first cycle too and was putting them in my thigh's and arms... so I totally hear you!
Congrats, 14 is great! Good luck with the phone call tomorrow.

Y'all must be skinny, I had NO issues with shots in the belly, plenty of inches to pinch and it doesn't hurt hardly at all. Today was my first day of stims, mucho stressful trying to NOT screw it up.....:
post #84 of 270
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Y'all must be skinny, I had NO issues with shots in the belly, plenty of inches to pinch and it doesn't hurt hardly at all. Today was my first day of stims, mucho stressful trying to NOT screw it up.....:
I was just sitting here wondering if that would work with a fat tummy I wouldnt' be nervous about tummy shots, only if I was thin!

Got nearly everything set up now for our trip. And found a local place to do a couple ultrasounds for me for just $160! Now I just have to figure out lodging. A friend might let us use his camper which I'll find out about tomorrow. I figure after the ER and for sure after the ET I will prefer a bed and breakfast though right?
post #85 of 270
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Originally Posted by hope4light View Post
I'm doing pretty good, a little tired and a little sore. They got 14 eggies, and poor dh had to give 2 samples as his numbers were so low. I call them tomorrow morning at 10:30 to find out the fertilization report, so here's to hoping for some really good news! RE gave me the progesterone suppositories, which aren't too much fun, but they're better than more shots I think! Just a pantyliner and I'm good to go! But, it's three suppositories a DAY!!!
Congratulations Hope4light! : I can't wait to hear the fertilization report.

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Y'all must be skinny, I had NO issues with shots in the belly, plenty of inches to pinch and it doesn't hurt hardly at all. Today was my first day of stims, mucho stressful trying to NOT screw it up.....:
Tee, hee, hee, I am definately NOT skinny. Can I still call it baby fat when the baby is two? It was just something pschological with me about sticking myself there.

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I was just sitting here wondering if that would work with a fat tummy I wouldnt' be nervous about tummy shots, only if I was thin!
I asked the nurse about that, since I too was worried about my extra padding. She said it was no problem, since the shot just has to go into the layer of fat beneath the skin (and there's plenty of fat on the stomach). Besides, I thought I had read somewhere that shots to the tummy helped the drugs react faster and stronger.

I had my 2nd u/s and b/w this morning. I get the results at 3pm, but it's looking pretty good I think. I have around 18 on my right and 10 on my left. The sizes are between 11/12 and 16. The tech said they should be above 18 to trigger, so we'll see what the offical results are.
post #86 of 270
Hope4Light I am so happy to hear they got 14 eggs! Wow. I can't wait to hear how your embies are doing today. I hope most of them fertilized. How are you feeling? Is the pain really bad? My doctor is going to give me Percocet for the pain but I am wondering if I really need it.

Lisa: I hope your numbers are at 0.

The Lupron shots have gotten pretty easy for me. The first day was the hardest. I don't really have any side effects either. Just a little tired and I had a slight headache twice. I can't complain. No constipation here, either. But that may be due to a high fiber diet.

I have AF right now. I stopped BC over the weekend. I hope this is the last AF for at least a year!!!
post #87 of 270
Sri - No, the pain wasn't too bad. My RE gave me percocet too, but I haven't taken any yet.... I'm pretty uncomfortable today, so I MAY take one tonight to help me sleep, but I'm not sure yet... we'll see how I'm feeling....

So, my fertilization report. There were 13 complex, one of which was immature. The embryologist said my eggs were beautiful, which is always a good thing! BUT, she said that dh's morphology was really bad (it was only like 5% and his first sample only yielded some 800,000 swimmers, so you know the second sample was worse since it was withing an hour or an hour 1/2 after the first sample)..... So, here's the rest:

12 ICSI'd
7 Fertilized - 1 fertilized abnormally, 5 fertilized but the pro nuclei are not the best for some reason or another (too far apart, not in the middle, etc) and 1 looks really good. I keep reminding myself that all I need is 1....

The 5 that didn't fertilize at all, she said that the eggs looked really great, the swimmers were in the eggs, but they just weren't doing their job in communicating to each other....

So, here's to 6 embies growing and dividing as they should.... hopefully I'll get 2 to put back at the very least.

I'm just worried that I've gotten this far only to not be given much of a chance for the embies to make it... trying to stay positive, because that 1 is doing pretty good from what they say....

I'll talk to them again tomorrow to see how they are doing....
post #88 of 270
hope4light - I'll be thinking of you and those 6 embies. May they all grow strong.

Well, my results are in. The estrogen was 851 and my follicles are between 9 and 16. I'm to continue on the same dosage and go in on Saturday for my next u/s and b/w. I guess this means the ER won't be until Mon at the earliest.
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Congratulations Hope4light! : I can't wait to hear the fertilization report.



Tee, hee, hee, I am definately NOT skinny. Can I still call it baby fat when the baby is two? It was just something pschological with me about sticking myself there.



I asked the nurse about that, since I too was worried about my extra padding. She said it was no problem, since the shot just has to go into the layer of fat beneath the skin (and there's plenty of fat on the stomach). Besides, I thought I had read somewhere that shots to the tummy helped the drugs react faster and stronger.
My clinic didn't give me an option, they just said belly. I hope the drugs do work better that way. I still have "baby fat" too and my dd just turned 2! AND I spoke too soon, this morning's shot hurt and continued to smart for quite a while. Didn't help I was in a hurry.

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I keep reminding myself that all I need is 1....
It's true! and good luck to you. Breathe.
post #90 of 270
hope4light - sending you and your embryos lots of good vibes, I hope those 6 continue to develop and rise the the occasion!

Finally heard back from the nurse tonight - beta's down from 21, but still 16, so I'm out for this cycle. Will test again in a week and wait for my period to start again and try this one more f'ing time. : Not particularly a happy camper. Would just like to get out of the freaking starting gate for crying out loud. I'm tired of trying to remember everything works out for a reason. Enough already.
post #91 of 270
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hope4light - I'll be thinking of you and those 6 embies. May they all grow strong.

Well, my results are in. The estrogen was 851 and my follicles are between 9 and 16. I'm to continue on the same dosage and go in on Saturday for my next u/s and b/w. I guess this means the ER won't be until Mon at the earliest.
Sounds like everything is going smooth though, and that's really all that matters! Here's some good vibes for Saturday showing you ready to go!

Thanks CRM!

LisaG - I'm so sorry... that is so frusturating thinking that it is going to happen, and then to have it cancelled for something like this... it's almost like someone is playing the cruelest, most evil joke on you, and I'm so sorry. Big to you!

Update on me - I talked to the embryologist again this morning, and she gave two of my embies smiley faces. We discussed putting three back in, as in general things have not moved as she wanted them to. I guess she aims for a 70% fertilization rate, and she didn't get that with us. But, some of the embies that didn't look quite as good are at the 2 cell point and are looking a little bit better... so right now I'm scheduled at 11:30 tomorrow, but she'll call me in the AM beforehand to update me on how they're doing!
post #92 of 270
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hope4light - sending you and your embryos lots of good vibes, I hope those 6 continue to develop and rise the the occasion!

Finally heard back from the nurse tonight - beta's down from 21, but still 16, so I'm out for this cycle. Will test again in a week and wait for my period to start again and try this one more f'ing time. : Not particularly a happy camper. Would just like to get out of the freaking starting gate for crying out loud. I'm tired of trying to remember everything works out for a reason. Enough already.
I'm so sorry. Waiting is just miserable.
post #93 of 270
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Good luck hopeforlight, we're all crossing our fingers for your embies!

LisaG, so frustrating!

Why oh why did I say the shots weren't hurting??? Now they are and I have a BIG bruise from one of them. And this is only day 3 of stims! Going for my first blood work tomorrow, must BE THERE at 7:30 am funfun.

On the upside, I am doing very well with stress management ie. not gettin anything done and not worrying about it. :
post #94 of 270
Crazy: My shots weren't hurting either! I dunno what happened today but I did one above my belly button and it hurt! I was surprised by it because I didn't expect it. And it was the first time I got a drop of leakage come out. They told me that could happen and it's ok but it hadn't. I think I am going to avoid that area. I did one there once before and it was ok, maybe a little lower down.

I have lost all faith in my pharmacy, Ascend Portland Professional. They over looked shipping my order to arrive on Thursday, and then it was supposed to arrive yesterday. They asked me if they could use the card on file and I said yes. Then when it didn't arrive yesterday I called them. They said they didn't have payment (!!!) and they tried calling me. I noticed when I was out yesterday I had one message saying they would call with the amount later and that was on my cell (they told me they would call with the amount even though they were using the card on file). My cell doesn't work at my house. So there is another message on my cell right now that says they needed payment but I ever gt it since I am home. So the lady said they had tried calling me and I told her that they have been calling my cell and it doesn't work at my house. She said "We call all available numbers." I said "NO, You did not!" They didn't call my home at all. No messages, and they aren't on the caller ID. And they have my home number! I was really annoyed. Now it is going to show up while I am at work and sit outside. I don't work Thursday and Friday and that is why I wanted it delivered those days! Ugh, they really pissed me off.

I don't start until Saturday but I don't want them to deliver next Thursday or Friday because it is cutting it too close. I don't trust them at all. I can't have them send it to work and I really don't have anyone they can send it to. My step daughter should be home so I hope she can manage it. It's $2300 worth of meds (surprisingly my insurance covered one!!!) I hate to trust someone else with it. Oh, and you bet I will be calling them myself Monday to make sure it all goes through and is shipped!!!

Anyway, if I ever need meds again, I will not be using them. This shit is serious. Don't mess with a girl and her IVF meds!!!
post #95 of 270
Hey to all!

Getting ready to leave for ET, feeling so many feelings at once... dh said to me the other day that we could be parents today... I reminded him that we have been parents since Wednesday... no matter what the outcome was.

So, I talked to the embryologist just a little bit ago, she said they had 2 absolutely beautiful 8 cells, and do not want to transfer any more than that (yesterday she was thinking about transfering 3 b/c they weren't the best). So, that's great! Then there are 4 others that she thinks will make it to freeze on Monday, so here's to hoping that it all works out!

I saw like 8 pg woman b/t yesterday evening and this morning... for once I wasn't grumpy about it... I felt like it was a sign... I think for once the positive thinking is working out OK for me... and calming me down... I like it when I feel this way - it makes everything so much better!

I hope all is well with everyone else - I'll try to check back in later!!!
post #96 of 270
hope4light - : the ET went smoothly and welcome to the 2ww.

crazyrunningmoma - I know what you mean about the shots. It seemed like each day they started to hurt more. And then, of course, since I was dreading it I wasn't so skilled at the injections which just made them hurt more. I hope your appt. today went well.

Sri Rahda - Sorry to hear about trouble with your pharmacy. Good thinking to get the meds ahead of time. It just eases some stress.

So. . . I just gave myself the trigger shots. : Monday we are to report to the office at 10am and the ER is scheduled for 10:45am. Most importantly, no more stim shots for me. : : I am so ready for that pain and bruising to be over, and right now I'm not even going to think about the PIO shots to come. At my appt this morning my estrogen was 2318 and I have about 15 follicles ranging from 12 to 23. Does anyone have information on what estrogen level is good vs. acceptable vs. risk of ohss???

to all!
post #97 of 270
Julia's Mom - my RE always said it really depended on the E and the number of follies.... he said that most people (for him) have E levels between 2000 and 3000 when he does ER. Two days before my ER I was already over 3100 (the day I took my trigger shot) and I didn't have any OHSS problems. My ovaries got really sore after ER and still are, so just as a fair warning to you!

My ET went really well yesterday. They are going to call me Monday to let me know how many made it to freeze, they have faith in 2 to 4, depending on how they grew between yesterday and tomorrow!

This TWW is already hellish. I can't believe that I have so much longer to go - the first day has been me sitting on the couch, worrything that something I was doing was keeping them from implanting.... I tried to make it better by visualizing them doing what they need to be doing... we'll see.... RE told me that I will probably know by the end of the week (before my beta on 7/25) because of how my ovaries feel.... so, here's to hoping that they stay really sore!!!!
post #98 of 270
Hope4Light: This sounds really odd to me but I hope your ovaries stay sore for a long time! I want to hear about a BFP after your beta! Try to keep yourself busy. I know it's easier said than done. Try to pamper yourself and treat yourself to some nice things.
post #99 of 270
Oh... i just noticed some of you said your shots are hurting more as time goes on. Mine are too! I am still only on Lupron but maybe it is because I am using up all the injection sites around my belly. I was told to do them in a one inch circumference around my belly button. Yesterdays shot really hurt! And the one today hurt as well. It's making me wonder how I will handle the shots toward the end. I know I will get through it but I wish it felt like it did in the beginning. I have only been doing the shots 11 days so far. I have many more to go! Does ice really help?
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Crazy: My shots weren't hurting either! I dunno what happened today but I did one above my belly button and it hurt! I was surprised by it because I didn't expect it. And it was the first time I got a drop of leakage come out. They told me that could happen and it's ok but it hadn't. I think I am going to avoid that area. I did one there once before and it was ok, maybe a little lower down.

I have lost all faith in my pharmacy, Ascend Portland Professional. They over looked shipping my order to arrive on Thursday, and then it was supposed to arrive yesterday. They asked me if they could use the card on file and I said yes. Then when it didn't arrive yesterday I called them. They said they didn't have payment (!!!) and they tried calling me. I noticed when I was out yesterday I had one message saying they would call with the amount later and that was on my cell (they told me they would call with the amount even though they were using the card on file). My cell doesn't work at my house. So there is another message on my cell right now that says they needed payment but I ever gt it since I am home. So the lady said they had tried calling me and I told her that they have been calling my cell and it doesn't work at my house. She said "We call all available numbers." I said "NO, You did not!" They didn't call my home at all. No messages, and they aren't on the caller ID. And they have my home number! I was really annoyed. Now it is going to show up while I am at work and sit outside. I don't work Thursday and Friday and that is why I wanted it delivered those days! Ugh, they really pissed me off.

I don't start until Saturday but I don't want them to deliver next Thursday or Friday because it is cutting it too close. I don't trust them at all. I can't have them send it to work and I really don't have anyone they can send it to. My step daughter should be home so I hope she can manage it. It's $2300 worth of meds (surprisingly my insurance covered one!!!) I hate to trust someone else with it. Oh, and you bet I will be calling them myself Monday to make sure it all goes through and is shipped!!!

Anyway, if I ever need meds again, I will not be using them. This shit is serious. Don't mess with a girl and her IVF meds!!!
Ya, it's weird, some places on my belly don't hurt at all, some have left bruises! But of course I can't give myself two shots a day in the same area! My clinic wasn't so specific about staying close to the belly button, so I have been doing mine in a bigger area, but closest to the bb hurts least so far. I haven't tried ice, let us know if you do and if it helps!

Do you meds need to be in the fridge? If so, make sure you stepdaughter knows that.
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