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post #121 of 147
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Originally Posted by jazcat View Post
Ok, Fertility Friend is seriously flawed. No matter what I do, I can't get it to say I ovulated yesterday. It wants to make it two days ago. I even checked that box that says Ovulation under Custom. Anyone know how I can trick it?
You can actually 'override' your O day but only after FF puts cross-hairs onto your chart:
  1. Go to your FF chart
  2. Go to the 'Ovulation Detector' section
  3. Click 'Tuning/Override'
  4. Enter the 'Ovulation Cycle Day' that you think you O on, in the relevant box
  5. Enter a cover line value
  6. Click 'OVERRIDE'
  7. A set of BLUE cross hairs should now be on your chart

Hope this helps!
post #122 of 147
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Originally Posted by blueyezz4 View Post
I get nervous even taking my temp in the morning b/c I don't want to see it drop. What i really should do is not temp at all, but I've done it so long it is hard to stop.
I'm exactly the same... Every morn I HOPE that it continues to go up, or at least remain elevated!

As for my 2WW, I'm at the half-way mark now!
This time next week I'll have tested and know if I have a BFN or BFP...
post #123 of 147
Yes!!! Thanks so much Soc.

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Originally Posted by soc View Post
You can actually 'override' your O day but only after FF puts cross-hairs onto your chart:
  1. Go to your FF chart
  2. Go to the 'Ovulation Detector' section
  3. Click 'Tuning/Override'
  4. Enter the 'Ovulation Cycle Day' that you think you O on, in the relevant box
  5. Enter a cover line value
  6. Click 'OVERRIDE'
  7. A set of BLUE cross hairs should now be on your chart

Hope this helps!
post #124 of 147
Ohhh, ohhh, squeaking in under the wire here. IUI #4 is tomorrow. It's our last attempt for a while as I'm hoping to go back to school in the future and it probably wouldn't be a good idea to have an EDD during my first semester back.

Kim
post #125 of 147
Well, it looks like I'm out!! Had a temp drop and Af showed her ugly face today. DH says maybe it is false, but I really don't think so. So that means we will have to take this month off (sept) and maybe try again in Oct. b/c we will be on vacation when I need to have the U/S and IUI done so that won't work. Good luck to everyone else. : for all the rest of you.
post #126 of 147
so sorry blueyezz, that sucks.

Kim, good luck at the IUI. I am also just under the wire, well maybe not, just at the beginning of sept - CD14 is on Monday so IUIs will likely be Mon/Tues. My IVF appt got moved up so my consultation is next week instead of the end of October, so this may be my last IUI before we can try IVF. I'm excited and nervous.

how is everyone else?
post #127 of 147
I'm sorry blueeyezz

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Originally Posted by blueyezz4 View Post
Well, it looks like I'm out!! Had a temp drop and Af showed her ugly face today. DH says maybe it is false, but I really don't think so. So that means we will have to take this month off (sept) and maybe try again in Oct. b/c we will be on vacation when I need to have the U/S and IUI done so that won't work. Good luck to everyone else. : for all the rest of you.
post #128 of 147
I'm sorry blue.

And since you asked Biomama: After having a very unusual 24 day cycle with a 6 day LP, I am going ahead with the IUI next month. I will definitely be asking about taking progesterone from the beginning. I have some left over from July, so will probably be able to use those to start. I have my u/s on September 7, and the doc already called in my Ovidrel shot, which I need to go pick up and put in the fridge. I figure the IUI will be on or around the 9th. So, when does the September thread get started. :

And my parents show up on the 12th. Oy. My mother in my house, and me with enough hcg from the ovidrel to be crazy. But at least this time I know what to expect, so won't be too over the top like I was then.

Here's to hoping... that my mother and I survive her visit. My Dad has gotten really good at being a buffer between us.
post #129 of 147
Biomama- Good news on moving up your IVF appt. maybe you won't need it. Hopefully this IUI will work, as you had mentioned they fixed your uterine lining. Maybe thats all you needed.

Angi- Hear you on the mom thing. Have not even told mine about TTC. Not going there. She told me long ago I should have no more kids (i have 2) because DD is autistic and the next one would be worse (?):. DD is a wonderful child, by the way. Good call on the progestrone thing, as a 6 day LP is rather crazy.

Blueyezz- Hugs to you
post #130 of 147
Oh blueyezz, I'm so sorry the AF arrived!

As for me - would you believe I have a bit of a sore throat and my sinuses are killing me! ARGH! I don't need this now!

My temp was still elevated this morn - but it could be artificially high due to my feeling not great, and having a horrendous night's sleep because of my throat.

I rang the clinic to check if I could take anything - but nope! They don't want me taking ANY OTC medication, including paracetamol!
For my throat, she said I need to gargle honey and asprin (diluted with warm water).
The nurse mentioned that sometimes people who are pregnant do suffer from 'cold-like' symptoms... but I told her my 'sickness' is more throat and sinus pain rather than having a stuffy, watery or blocked nose.
post #131 of 147
Soc - So sorry to hear about your sinus issues!! I can totally feel for you b/c I've had this stupid sinus infection that just won't go away (even after surgery) since last Nov 07. Hope you feel better soon and lets hope it is prego related and not just sinus related. : for you!!! Your temp looks like it went up again today, that is good!!! I'll be watching your chart. It didn't happen for me, but I sure hope it happens for you my cycle buddy!!!!! Keep us updated!!!

natrualmom - you need to do what is right for you and your mom will just have to deal with it. I think every child is precious!!!

Angi- good luck with the family visit!!! I agree, the second time around will be much easier since you kinda know what to expect and aren't in the dark about how you are going to feel. Not that it couldn't change, but at least you are more aware. Good luck with this next IUI!!!

biomama- Wow, what a blessing that your appt got moved up!!! That is great!! Maybe now that you have the IVF appt scheduled you will have luck with this last IUI and won't end up needing their services. : for you!!!

EastbayK- how did the IUI go??? Hope it went well and good luck with your TWW!!!

jazcat - how are you doing???

AFM- Well, I'm thinking of putting the BBT and my CBEFM away for the month, but it is so hard. I have been temping for over two years now and i feel like if i don't i'm going to miss something, but i also feel like i just need a break from it all. I also wonder if next month I will end up regreting not temping/charting and kick myself for not doing it. We are heading on vac here next weekend so I'm really looking forward to that. We would have done another IUI this month, but will be out of the state when we need to be going in for an U/S and the IUI so it won't happen until next month unless we get our own BFP without the help. Not sure if I should take the clomid or just go all natural this month, hum???? So that is that. Thanks everyone for all your support!!! Good luck to you all.
post #132 of 147
Blue - I will be thinking about you. Maybe the vacation and taking the month off will help recharge your batteries. It's in no way the same thing, but I've been going to school one or two classes at a time for the last 5 years, and finally took a summer off. I needed it. It helped me to refocus, and that is how this whole IUI thing started. In retrospect, maybe it wasn't a good idea. LOL

natrualmom - I would ignore whatever you mom says. Mine thinks I'm making the biggest mistake of my life TTC on my own. Because, according to her, I get bored too easily. : Dad is a bit more on board, and supports my decision after grilling me for over an hour when I broke the news of my efforts. I think you need to follow your heart.
post #133 of 147
How's everyone doing on this fine holiday weekend? I'm home cleaning (but apparently not!) while DH has the kiddo on an outing.

I'm feeling "cautiously optimistic" for this cycle. Already 6DPO...can hardly believe it. Next weekend we have a lot of plans, so if we get a BFP on top of it, it's going to be really crazy with my mind in one place and my body in another.

And I've given it more thought, I think we'll go for one more IUI if this one fails. My thinking is perhaps I released a low quality egg (whatever that means, I still don't understand), in which case the IUI wouldn't overcome that obstacle. Another IUI at $168 can't hurt before we move onto the $10K IVF, right? Not to mention, I really am scared out of my wits of all those IVF drugs in my body, plus the delivery of those drugs....that's probably the biggest fear.
post #134 of 147
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Originally Posted by jazcat View Post
How's everyone doing on this fine holiday weekend? I'm home cleaning (but apparently not!) while DH has the kiddo on an outing.

I'm feeling "cautiously optimistic" for this cycle. Already 6DPO...can hardly believe it. Next weekend we have a lot of plans, so if we get a BFP on top of it, it's going to be really crazy with my mind in one place and my body in another.

And I've given it more thought, I think we'll go for one more IUI if this one fails. My thinking is perhaps I released a low quality egg (whatever that means, I still don't understand), in which case the IUI wouldn't overcome that obstacle. Another IUI at $168 can't hurt before we move onto the $10K IVF, right? Not to mention, I really am scared out of my wits of all those IVF drugs in my body, plus the delivery of those drugs....that's probably the biggest fear.
Jazcat - : for you with this cycle!!! I would probably do the same if I only had to pay $168 for my IUI !! I don't know where you live, but that seems like a steal of a deal and only 10K for IVF???? I think I need to move!!!! Ours was like $400 for the IUI plus like another $300 for U/S and if we would do an IVF i think it would end up being over 20K (but that might include some of the drugs too, I'm not sure). Good luck and keep us posted!!!!
post #135 of 147
Thanks Blueeyez. The IUI is done under the HMO plan, and that's with no monitoring, no drugs (clomid I paid months ago separately). The IVF, I have to pay cash, no benefit - unless we switch providers which wouldn't take effect until January. I'm probably way off with my 10K estimate. It's more like 10K + drugs
post #136 of 147
Ooh, goodluck Jazcat! :
Hopefully you'll succeed with this cycle, and you won't even have to consider parting with that extra $168!

Well, my sinus/throat problem changed to a stuffy nose thing - it wasn't a cold as I could still breath through my nose.

I said I wouldn't test early - but decided over the weekend that if my temps were still elevated on 13DPO I would test. Well, today is 13DPO, and my temps were still up... I tested, and it was a BFN!

Tomorrow (14DPO) is my official test date - so, regardless of my temps, and assuming AF isn't there to greet me, I'll do another test, and report the 'official' result to the clinic. Please keep your fingers crossed for me! :
post #137 of 147
Thanks Soc. Crossing my fingers for you too! Based on your past charts, I guess you'll know one way or another in the next day or two, huh? I hate those BFN's. I'm already feeling like holding off testing to avoid the BFN. I find right after I O, I'm all optimistic and can't wait to test. Then the closer I get to testing, the more negative I feel. Does that happen to anyone else?
post #138 of 147
I know I'm not really looking forward to it after last time. I have my u/s on Sunday to check the follicles, and the IUI a couple of days after that. I basically started testing at day 7 after the IUI. I'm not making that mistake this time. I just got more depressed every day when I kept getting BFNs.

This time, I'm pledging to not test until at least 12 days after the IUI. At least I'm going to try.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you jazcat.
post #139 of 147
Hello Ladies- Had my IUI Sunday morning. Had follie study Friday morning with 2 big follicles. The nurse practitioner said my lining was too thin. Anyhow, I did not believe her. The doc on Sunday morning scanned and said the lining was fine (8.3 mm) and the follicles had not ruptured.. We then took the spermies to lab to thaw and wash. Anyhow, the IUI went perfect. The doc used a ballon catheter, and there was no pain. I did not post last month about the IUI because it was so traumatic. The(different) doc did not like where my cervix was and used a tinaculm on it. The tinaculm is an evil hook like instrument. Anyhow, I was bleeding and cramping right away, so there was no chance for imlantation. Now things are calm and happy down there and my DH and I feel a bit more cautiosly optimistic about this one.

Angi & Jazcat- Best of luck. Maybe we could do our own IUI no test promise! Of course, that means we would actually not POAS. Tall order
post #140 of 147
Soc, peaked at your chart. The suspense continues, huh?

natrualmom, glad you found a doc that knows what they're doing. How frustrating to have wasted a cycle because of a clinic's incompetence, huh?

Angi, Yeah, I never used to understand why people would wait so long to test. But now I get it. It's hard to see so many BFNs.

How's everyone else? I'm 8DPO today and still wondering when I'll test. I guess it also depends on when my ebay tests arrive in the mail I had a temp dip today, which lines up with the famous "implantation dip". But I think I've read that it is due to estrogen, not actual implantation...just happens around implantation time. I'd take a little implantation spotting now to really get my hopes up No such luck as of yet.
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