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sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 10:52 AM 02-17-2012
Hello Everyone. This is a "grad thread" of sorts for us 1st cycle on Clomid ladies.....who are no longer on our first cycle of Clomid but have enjoyed each others company and support. It is also for all those who have neen lurking, following, chiming in and cheering us on. It is for a group of women all trying to get to the same place by taking the roads less traveled. We all have a journey here- some longer- some harder...we all at different times come up against obstacles and uphill climbs...and in between it all we share our fears, choices, hopes, frustrations, and accomplishments, and throw in a little bit of everyday life too.

Afm: spending the day in dd hospital room while they try to figure out what the heck is going on in her tummy. 9dpo...you would think this would distract me from the 2ww...but there is a fairly young babe next door...i can hear her and her mama talking to her...and it smells like johnsons and johnsons baby bath in here!!!! I need to go to my FRER!!!!!

I HOPE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.



indie1976's Avatar indie1976 11:48 AM 02-17-2012

sherry! i'm so impressed - you get things done, girl! happy to join in and hang out! i'm so sorry about your dd... i hope you get some answers (and she gets some relief) soon! keep us posted. and 9dpo... i know you are itching to test hehe. i don't think cbaa and i are sending you the surgery vibe... i think you sent it to us! lol

 

cbaa - can't believe we are both going down the endo/lap road at the same time. i think we are both going to be preggo by this summer!

 

afm: got my surgery date today. march 1. they tried to get me in on feb 28 (the doc does his surgeries on thursdays) but the surgery center was already full with cases so i will have to start birth control pills (so weird. haven't been on those in years) to keep my lining thin since it will be later in my cycle. but i'm feeling good about march 1st. seems like a good date, 1st of the month and all... and i will be the 1st case of the day, so that's good too. i won't know much else until i get my pre-op appointment (they will call me on monday to schedule that). that's where i will find out how long we have to wait to ttc again. from everything i'm reading it seems that you are advised to hold off on sex for about two weeks and can start ttc as of your following cycle. those who have to hold off for a couple of cycles seem to be ones who have their uterus cut into, which shouldn't (fingers crossed!) be happening for me. so... i'm fully expecting to have a january or february 2012 birth! (i'm back on the positive thinking train... woowoo :)


indie1976's Avatar indie1976 11:50 AM 02-17-2012

oops... make that january or february 2013 birth. haha


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 05:28 AM 02-18-2012
10 dpo- bfn. Starting to feel pms bloated, little crampy. :-( still a pediatric unit captive, but dd is feeling better.

Indie- i like the polyp diagnosis. I makes sense and is easy as plucking some grapes- then. Vuuu-alahhh you're good to go. I will still bet you do NOT!! Have endometriosis. If you do i will not poas in March!!!

Cbaa-

Msd.

Gtree is excused as she is doing the hustle south of the boarder.


toothfairy2be's Avatar toothfairy2be 07:13 AM 02-18-2012
Hi all - thanks for getting us started with a new title, i lke it!

9dpo, not feeling symptoms, not feeling like POAS...

Sherry i hope youre released soon & your little girl gets some answers!

Indie- my consult isnt til march 14 so hopefully by april 1 ill be joinbg you!
sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 07:23 PM 02-18-2012
10dpo pm edition: bfn. But we are home at last. Showered pajamed and hiding in mr 3rd floor bedroom as mil is here and there could be blood shed if i get criticized right now. I am also smell senitive and nauseas as can be right now. Like an awful hangover with bed spins....if i remember back that far.

Glad to be home and in bed though!!!!

Trying to decide about testing in the am.....
MsDolphin's Avatar MsDolphin 12:31 AM 02-20-2012

Hey ladies!

 

I had a "play-date" with 2 old friends this weekend, they each have DS's 8 mon and 2.5 years (she is expected #2) and me with my DS 17 mon. It was nice to hang out with mommies with LO's close to my DS age. We talked about the challenges of getting PG. My one friend said she got her BFP on Clomid. She also said she used the O sticks, so I went out bought a box. I guess it won't hurt to try to be more accurate on the timing this cycle. love.gif I am going to talk to DH about the Clomid causing weight gain, just so he knows.

 

Thanks for creating us a new thread to keep up with everyone. Looking forward to contining this journey with you all.


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 07:00 AM 02-20-2012

ugh- most post disappeared!

 

ok

Indie- it sounds like march will be a clean slate- cheers to fresh starts

 

cbaa- wow- i am sending you NOT endo waves...you haven't been complaining of anything...are you STOIC???? probably since you have all that willpower not to test!!!

 

Ms.D- sound like a nice day.  I'm glad you found some friends to conect with an the ttc.  and may i repeat- don't let me come over there- for any ounce you gain dh needs to drop to one knee and say thank you thank you for using your body to make our life what it is....grrr guys.

 

afm

 

well- i think i have a touch of flu.  My temps for two days have been in the 99's.  So i guess inaccurate- i will not like taking my chart to the re this month.  it's kind of useless.  soooo i was trying to decide about testing today 12 dpo.  i decided to compromise and use a cheapy...that came up faint positive...then i used 3 more....all bfn....then i broke down and opened next months box of frer...BFN.  now i'm just sad.  ugh.   and may I...not rant...not vent or bitch....just share i guess- softly because i know you guys understand...last february we made our april break vacation plans and decided to do some more rugged things as my surgery for tr was right after and we figured that this break we would have a newborn in tow or be hugely pregnant....and when we though that the world seemed amazing somehow- you know----just- kind of "WOW" ....and here we are- i guess it just really hit me yesterday as we were talking about dates for break....that we were so innocently optimistic...and now here a year later...well...i know there are no words for it- and that you ladies understand without them. 

 

I will restore my optimism...but today...i think will just be a quiet "feeling it" day.

 

 


MsDolphin's Avatar MsDolphin 12:34 PM 02-20-2012


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well- i think i have a touch of flu.  My temps for two days have been in the 99's.  So i guess inaccurate- i will not like taking my chart to the re this month.  it's kind of useless.  soooo i was trying to decide about testing today 12 dpo.  i decided to compromise and use a cheapy...that came up faint positive...then i used 3 more....all bfn....then i broke down and opened next months box of frer...BFN.  now i'm just sad.  ugh.   and may I...not rant...not vent or bitch....just share i guess- softly because i know you guys understand...last february we made our april break vacation plans and decided to do some more rugged things as my surgery for tr was right after and we figured that this break we would have a newborn in tow or be hugely pregnant....and when we though that the world seemed amazing somehow- you know----just- kind of "WOW" ....and here we are- i guess it just really hit me yesterday as we were talking about dates for break....that we were so innocently optimistic...and now here a year later...well...i know there are no words for it- and that you ladies understand without them. 

 

I will restore my optimism...but today...i think will just be a quiet "feeling it" day.

 

 



I understand how you are feeling ((hugs)) and hope you don't have the flu, being sick sucks

 


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 12:43 PM 02-21-2012
Hey!! OUR thread is sinking! Where is everyone.

I'm sulking...but there are no posts to read.

Thanks for the hugs msD!

Cbaa...you are 12dpo...but knowing you no test!! I hope that disrespected pipsqueak follicle is getting busy in you right now!

Indie...waiting...you never told us if your dog was ok- im guessing so.

Stasi...?

Gtree- excused.

I have for the first time in 9 months an aversion to poas. I'm 13 dpo- i know af is coming- day nefore i always wake up with energy and a spike in...libido. check and check. But usually i test until the last minute. Today..i saved some fmu, yeah in a dixie cup- yeah on the sink, but AFTER dh had left since ive been banned from doing that. And i dumped it an hour later. I think because this was my first professionaly confirmed: ripe follicle, right side, timely bd, positive opk to go with temps....it just is hotting harder- i think indie and cbaa- youve been here- where the unexplained meets the word infertility.

So 13 dpo- and big fat...nothing.

Looking forward to getting somewhere with Re and bloodwork. One step at a time
indie1976's Avatar indie1976 04:14 PM 02-21-2012

oh sherry, i'm so sorry. i know what you are feeling... both the disappointment about thinking you'd have a baby or at least a belly by now and the frustration with have all the ingredients... timing, follicle, etc etc and still not getting that bfp. it sucks. and yet, it will definitely make the moment when you do get the bfp that much sweeter. and that baby is going to be well fought for :)

 

not much going on here... ii have my pre-op appointment on friday so i will definitely check in and let you guys know how that goes.

 

baby steps for all of us! literally ;-)


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 07:36 PM 02-22-2012
Ummm i think i must have some clomid lingering somehow- i'm sure feeling emotional...
trying to look forward to re appt. Day 3 labs coming u so i'm reviewing....also reading around the boards and kind of wondering how far I will go...i mean this desire sure does have a way of eating up your sanity if you let it. I guess i'm the type of person who says - heck who needs sanity if your going after what you want!!! But being part of an us with an overselfcontroled plodder...(besides making each other crazy!) Means taking that veiw into consideration as well. Is everyone else on the same page as dh- or are there differences in how far your willing to go to "conceive". I dont mean to pry and no one need answer- just wondering. I think i would draw the line at donors- i think if i could get him to do it himself dh might go as far as iui...perhaps...if i seem really sad and he feels guilty...but those things are miles apart.

Afm! I have placed myself in isolation. Guest room. Dh doesn't know- yet- he came home late grouchy and with a pile of papers he is spending quality time with. He grouched about what i had out for dinner after ive been running around all day! It's one of those nights that im just wishing hed come home and gently hold me- and not talk- haha- do they EVER get those things- well he could talk only if he would say all the right things...but if i wrote him a script he'd be offended-
so- waiting out AF in isolation. Temp was still way above cover but im reslly dehydrated from that bug. I did break down and test with a cheapy tonight- negative as expected.
hey- thanks for keeping me company!!

Cbaa- you are on my mind!

The rest of us.....waiting:eyesroll
indie1976's Avatar indie1976 08:45 PM 02-22-2012
sherry... it sounds like you are where i was last cycle. it sucks. i'm sorry. this ttc business can make you question everything. and i do me everything. you might be going thru post clomid crazies... it was worse for me than the clomid crazies. ugh
MsDolphin's Avatar MsDolphin 11:25 AM 02-23-2012



 

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... Is everyone else on the same page as dh- or are there differences in how far your willing to go to "conceive". I dont mean to pry and no one need answer- just wondering.

 

 I am finding myself surprised how much DH has been willing to do so far. I may have already shared some of this...

 

DH has 2 LO's that are with us 50% of the time. We decided to TTC right away in our relationship, because we (I) figured it would take a long time, as I was over 40. We were blessed and got a BFP the first 2 months. I knew from the beginning I wanted 2 LO's, but soon after I gave birth DH said he didn't want another and was going to get snipped. I had a good cry about it, but accepted it. After a few months he came to me one day and asked if I still wanted another, he had re-considered and wanted one more. (Happy dance for me).

 

As easy as it was the first time for us, I figured it would happen again. Now 1.5 years of TTC - here I am. We originally said we'd try for 1 year and if didn't happen naturally, so be it. But I found myself still wanting to keep trying for one more year (due to my age) and started looking into fertility options. I always felt like it was more me that wants another baby and DH was just going along with it. I felt like anything "extra" would be on my part, ie the tests and taking clomid, etc. I was surprised when my OBGYN wanted to have DH do a SA test, he went along with it.

 

Even last night, DH commented that we need to do BD soon/now. I was surprised he realized it and brought it up.

 

My OBGYN suggested we need to start considering IVF. We both said no, we weren't willing to go that far, but now I am having second thoughts. I probably need to find out how DH feels about it.

 

That might be TMI, but gives you a glimpse of where other couples are.


indie1976's Avatar indie1976 01:01 PM 02-23-2012

ok, i guess i'll chime in too ;)

 

dh has always been in the "sure-i'd-like-to-have-kids-but-no-biggie-if-it-doesn't-happen" camp. me on the otherhand... i've always been in the "i-may-not-be-a-holly-homemaker-type-but-i-want-babies-dammit" camp. he actually surprised me when i got pregnant the first time... he was super excited (i was panicked that he wouldn't be even though we decided together to start trying) and he was very disappointed when we m/c. he's been pretty good about participating as he is needed (bd, SA, etc etc) but he DOES NOT deal well with me getting upset over pregnancy not happening. i was actually pretty disappointed in his lack of empathy towards me recently when i had a two week stretch of being an overwhelmed/scared/devastated/anxious mess and his response was to get pissed off at me. it took a couple of days of working through it for me to realize that while my bigget fear is finding out we can't have biological children - his biggest fear is that i would be so devastated by that that our marriage would end up being an awful, depressed failure. and once i understood that, i could better deal with his lack of ability to comfort me when i needed it... he just didn't have the ability to because he was more scared that i'd just never be happy again. after going through all that, i am better able to accept that while he will be a fantastic father when the kids eventually do get here, he would be just as happy if we went childless. and on some level that is comforting to know.

 

as far as how far we will go... i think we'd go as far as ivf (but not egg donor) though i pray that we don't have to.


indie1976's Avatar indie1976 10:36 AM 02-24-2012

Pre-op update... the doc did another ultrasound to double check my ovaries to make sure there isn't any deep endo (which would affect the way surgery is performed). they look good! he said that doesn't mean there might be some superficial endo on them but nothing that is going to require invasive procedures (which is a relief... didn't want to end up losing an ovary out of all this). weird: i will be getting a narrated dvd of the surgery. didn't see that one coming. i will have two incisions - one below my navel, the other in the pelvic area. i can stop bc pills as of the surgery (or after, whenever i choose)... should get my period three days later and will need to wait a cycle before ttc. only have to take one week off for sex. that's going to be tricky being able to have sex over my fertile period but not ttc...

 

overall, i feel pretty good about all of this. i'm guessing the doc will want to do iui next (will have a post op appt about a week and half / two weeks after surgery to discuss). i need to ask them about how much that will be out of pocket since my stoopid insurance doesn't cover anything infertility related. i don't really know what to expect between paying for drugs, sperm washing or whatever they do, and the iui... hoping it's not outrageous. and i know i will start toying with the thought of trying naturally since i will have a nice cleaned out uterus... not exactly sure what to do...

 

how is everyone else doing?


toothfairy2be's Avatar toothfairy2be 02:26 PM 02-26-2012

sherry- sorry you are feeling down... I'm having mixed emotions too. I know it has been a few days so hopefully things are looking up! When are your day 3 labs?

 

indie- glad you got a good pre-op! I think the lap brings a lot of unanswered questions... I have been feeling the 'same' way about what comes next... at a loss I guess. I dont have a boat load of advice about the cost of IUI/sperm washing/monitoring as our insurance covers it... but I will say, I'm floored by the cost of injectables, more about that in the AFM. When is your surgery date again, must be soon, right?

 

ms.dolphin- I'm glad your hubby has been so on board with everything. It sounds like you are both caring of each others feeling and that is how you make things work. The IVF talk will be tough, but you will feel better once you know where DH is at.

 

AFM- My beta was negative and AF is here... not very much of her, but enough... I picked up my gonal-f yesterday, it cost a small fortune... I feel torn- on one hand- we were preparing for this to be our 'last shot' before DH is gone for work til August, but now that I have a plan with a new doctor, who believes without treating the endo- who knows if we could get pregnant. So now, I don't know how to feel positive on putting all our eggs in 1 basket this month when I'm all lined up for surgery. So... it is too late now anyway, I paid for the meds so they can't be returned... I can't save them because my new doctor doesn't use ART. So, one last go. Hoping for the win.

 

 


indie1976's Avatar indie1976 09:15 AM 02-28-2012

cbaa: my surgery is this thursday! so soon! so looking forward to getting it out of the way... and yes, i've heard injectables are horrendously expensive. dh and i were talking over the weekend and i think (unless iui, etc ends up being surprisingly affordable w/o insurance... which i doubt...) we will likely just do femara or clomid and try on our own at least for two or three cycles. i need to do some more research on iui but anecdotally i don't know that i know (in real life or online) of a person who it has worked for so i'm really trying to determine if it's worth trying on our own for a bit before shelling out the additional funds. i totally know what you mean about not feeling positive about a cycle... i'm hoping for the win for you!

 

sherry... where you at, girl? hope you are starting to feel better? check in with us please!

 

msdolphin... how did your ivf conversation go with dh?

 

me... nothing new here. just waiting to get on the other side of this week!


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 10:59 AM 02-28-2012

hello everyone.

 

I'm here....CD4 blah! grrrr

 

to catch up:

we are definatly not on the same page as far as how far to go- me: gon.tropin me!!! IVF me- yesterday please...but ive started to softly mention the iui thing....i guess we will see.  I did my day three labs monday, although it was closer to day 4- AF showed Friday- LATE!(CD33)  now i think my RE appt (3/5) is thrown off as she was going to survey follicles...they will only be mini's by then.  My cycles are still off post clomid- and getting longer.  I hope that is a positive of metformin.  I guess i know I am out this month as i will likely O on the left- so- less stress- unless she wants me to opk anyway... i hope not i'd rather just forget about it all right now.  I am feeling that this is impossible- and i should have probably known it would be a slim chance instead of being so sure it would just happen.  I am thinking of my next hsg in April and seeing if that right tube is still even open. 

 

@Cbaa- exciting!!!!!! I would love some injectables- even if it means i psych admission- man even Clomid made me sooo emotional.  One of the girls i work with had injectble stim, trigger and iui with both of her pregnancies- 1st round both times, now she is thinking about #3 and saving up $$$.

 

@ms. D it is good to be on the same page, or at least willing to explore each others feelings.  I have threatened to drug DH and steal his swimmers- haha and run off for ivf.

 

@ Indie- wow Thursday!!!! so exciting!!!! OMG- my bet stands- i will not test if i am wrong about that endo.  I am so excited for you to get past this.  I am convinced that your polyp was acting as an iud and once gone- BAM! that will be it!!!! I think i would wait the 3 months and see what happens- i bet this will do it.  IUI costs vary so much.  I hope you have an office that will work with you on the prices. 

 

@gtree...back yet?

 


indie1976's Avatar indie1976 10:07 AM 02-29-2012

sherry! i'm sorry you are going through the valley of disbelief (that's what i called my feelings of impossibility, anyway) what is you dh's issue with ivf? i would have thought being an MD he would be more open to going that route than the average dude. do you always alternate what side you ovulate on? i know of someone with one tube who got pregnant the cycle that she ovulated on the side with no tube... that egg made it's way over to the other side! the possibilities are endless... though i know sometimes you do have to sit with the feeling of impossibility. your RE appointments will likely help you to get your hope back. it's nice to have someone who is invested in your success other than ourselves and our dh.

 

also... i'm quite sure you will have to make good on the no testing this cycle... i am convinced i have endo (may or may not be an issue with getting pregnant... i would be the polyps are more likely the issue) but i do have plenty enough symptoms to suspect it. but i would totally love to be wrong!!

 

so tomorrow is the day. which means getting to the hospital by 6am. luckily it's just a few minutes down the road. send me happy thoughts, please!


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 02:41 PM 02-29-2012

Hey Indie

 

well.....he is just a pia.  Scientificaly ivf made sense- so he said- then everytime i tried to make an apt. he balked- or had an excuse- for about 2 years after  first had my tubal reversal scheduled.  he decided he couldn't have some guy in a lab manipulating his genetic material into a child- so science went out the door- tr surgery happened- here we are- being as "natural" as possible.  grrr

 

I hope RE makes me feel better- my labs are good.  i don't know about O- last month was R side...before that i had a couple times in a row on L side-

 

I know if i had any hope of testing- i could- i probably will...because you do not have endo!

 

That said- good luck tomorrow- this may sound crazy but i loved having my surgery- i was just so excited to be getting somewhere with it all- yeah it was uncomfortable but i even cherished the pain as a step in the right direction.  I hope you are not too stressed.  I sure will be thinking of you- i was this am!

 

I am BLAH!  i want injectables! NOW!!!! i wonder if i can do it on the sly....i don't even care about being honest right now-

 

have a great day tomorrow- I will be in despair awaiting your update so try to be kind to a poor hopeless old woman.

 

 


toothfairy2be's Avatar toothfairy2be 06:17 PM 02-29-2012

Indie- Tomorrow is the big day!!! I can't wait for you to get the polyps/endo whatever else is muddying up in there O.U.T. out!

 

Sherry- I know how frusterating the first few days of a new cycle are... I hope your RE appt offers you some insight. Your follicles should actually be pretty good by March 5 if you are CD 5/6 now. You never know about which side you will ovulate from, so far I had 2 on the right, one on the left, 2 on the left and one on the right, one on the left, and then one on the right and 2 on the left.... so theres no rhyme or reason- Try Try Try!!!

 

Day 4 of injections tonight, no side effects, no bruises... first u/s on friday. Not much going on here. Expecting 5-8 inches of snow tonight, hello winter!

 


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 08:03 PM 02-29-2012
Cbaa- you snow scared me!! I had to check the weather! Wow- so how are youfeeling?? Thats my only concern with the gtopins. What day did you start?
Well i'll be cd11 when i go. It would have been ok before clomid when i o'd day 14-15. Now it seems i am stuck at cd17. 6 days prior to o.

Indie- good luck again!!!!

Im feeling better already being excited for you two!!
sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 04:50 AM 03-01-2012
GOOD LUCK INDIE!!!!!!!!!!!
MsDolphin's Avatar MsDolphin 11:41 AM 03-01-2012

Indie - good luck! Hope all goes well.

 

I have not had IVF conversation with DH yet, I don't know that we are to that stage yet of really considering it.

 

I am a little bummed, we should have BD this weekend, but DS is sick and I spent most evenings taking care of him. We managed one time. Hopefully that's a winner.

 

Do any of you do temp charts? I am considering doing it. Just curious if you need to do it every single day or just around the time you expect to be ovulating?

 

On another note, I appreciate you all being open to me being in here with you. Alot of the time I feel a bit guilty because I do have my DS, but TTC#2 is my issue.


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 02:41 PM 03-01-2012
Hey!

INDIE!!! I cant stop thinking about you today. I hope it went well, and that DH was good.

MsD. I temp. You need to be consistent to get a good picture. Same time every day. And. Haha i feel a lot guilty sometimes i have 5 dd's. I like the idea that we are a mix of situations here. Pretty soon we will even have some post BFP members keeping us company.

Cbaa- whats it like!!! I want to be there!

Gtree....aren't you back yet??!!??


indie1976's Avatar indie1976 03:40 PM 03-01-2012

ms. d no need to feel guilty! i certainly understand the desire for another as much as i understand the desire for a first. it's all the same kind of wanting... i agree with sherry, it's nice having people who are in different places in their journey/lives...also, i used to chart/temp prior to going on clomid. it definitely gives you good information and i'm glad i did it - helped me to understand fertility a bit more. i may start up again but i had a problem with getting too obsessed with the chart. it's easy to do when all you want is some kind of clue that you are pregnant.

 

cbaa that's a lot of snow! glad you aren't experience any side effects from the injections. are you giving them to yourself? if so, what's that like? you may have already told us that but forgive me my brain is foggy at the moment. when does dh go out of town for work? i know that's coming soon, right? you will still be able to "try" but not as actively, right?

 

sherry - yay for good labs. i don't think you will need ivf... but it is frustrating to know it's an option your dh won't consider. i know it makes me feel less crazy when i know there are a multitude of options available to me. did you ever look into circle+bloom meditations for natural cycle? i am going to start listening to those as of this next cycle. might be one more way to get centered in all this madness.... also, time to lock up your tests! no early testing for you this cycle! heehee but more about that in the AFM...

 

AFM - surgery is done! glad to get to check that off the list. i'm feeling loopy still and sleepy and sore around my incisions but other than that i am mobile and fine. haven't had to take any pain meds yet and that's my goal to stay away from them. had some nausea and threw up once after the surgery but that's gone now. which is good. i am much better dealing with physical pain than nausea... i only want to throw up if i know there is a good reason... like a baby inside of me!

 

anyway, the stats: it was stage 2 endo. had it and scar tissue in the cul de sac, on one of my ovaries, on my bladder... and i'm not sure if i am leaving out anything... i haven't talked directly to the doctor after the surgery. he talked to dh and gave us a dvd of the surgery - which was AWESOME to watch. but the narration was muffled and so i am going to have to go back and watch again since the narration has all the pertinent info. i do know that one of my ovaries was tethered to something (bladder? not sure) by scar tissue. he made note that that would likely be the source of my pain. it was neat to watch him laser it away and see my ovary set free! it was cool to see him point out all the sites of endo and watch him "fix" it. and to watch the polyps get removed from my uterus. overall, the doc said to my dh and on the dvd that the surgery went well. i'm on pelvic rest for a week. going to take the bc for a few more days since i want to make sure i am healed a little more before starting my period.

 

anyway, stage 2. i can live with that. it also makes me feel a bit vindicated for all of my surety... i  think i have a good idea of what my body is doing and it's nice to have validation that i really do. i'm also thankful that i did find an endo specialist and that i didn't mess around anymore until i had this addressed. so there it is. i feel like i'm back on track! well, almost... forgive me for grammatical errors and the like... i seriously still feel foggy. i didn't have this much left over side effects from anesthesia with the d&c that's for sure! thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers and support. :)


sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 06:56 PM 03-01-2012
Wow!!! I didnt think youd post tonight!
I cant believe it!!! Your so not endo-ish! There goes the knowledge base.

I'm glad its done. Im so excited for your next cycle.

Afm at follow up appts for dd all day. Keeping busy...thats about it...boring. i want snow. I really miss it.

I really do like our different circumstances- because when the desire to have a baby is so strong inside you and it's just not happening- the pain, sadness, frustration and need for support is there.

Rest well indie...the future looks bright!
toothfairy2be's Avatar toothfairy2be 12:46 PM 03-03-2012

Indie- I certainly wasn't expecting to hear from you so soon! YAY for being done with the laproscopy. In my opinion, it is SO cool to have a video to see exactly what was holding you back (literally!) so now you can move forward. I will be looking for all of the details when you are feeling 100% gain. I'm so glad now you are endo free, so glad. DH starts travelling around April 1, so we can certainly still give it a go, but no more meds/IUI since we can't commit to sexy time around O. I am giving the shots to myself, in the belly- DH is afraid of needles and to be honest, I like having control over technique. It hasn't been bad, honestly.

 

MsD- I think what makes us special is that we all come from different walks of life with different experiences. I'm glad to have you here and that we can support you.

 

Sherry- What are you up to now? You can have the snow, I was happier without it! we were lucky only go get about 5 inches and now it has just rained on and off. Clocks change next weekend, that means winter is officially over!  No real side effects with the FSH. I feel like me, today I was a little emotional but O time is always stressful, finding a balance between BD and IUI, poring over follicle sizes and estrogen levels and to trigger or not to trigger, lining thickness, ya know?

 

AFM- 2nd follicle check today- wen't yesterday and had 1 on the left at 16mm (worst response in 5 cycles- and cost so much more). Today I had 3 on the left 17.8, 11.6, 13.7, and one on the right 10.8. They are having my trigger tonight, I assume it is earlier than in the past since my 2 femara cycles my LH surged before trigger. Going for IUI Monday, CD11. Early O for me... too early? I don't even know how that effects things... I mean if the follicles are mature and not rupturing prematurely, then does it matter if it is early? Anyway, my 'monitoring' days are over... 16 days til beta.


gtree's Avatar gtree 06:18 PM 03-04-2012

I'm back, I'm back, I'm back!!!  Amazing trip to South America and have been swamped with work for the past week.  So glad I found our new fancy thread here.  Sounds like you all are doing well, I am still catching up.

 

Got my blood test done last Tues (as soon as I got back) and left a few messages with the dr.  I got a call on Friday from someone at the office (turns out doc is out of town) and the caller said that I ovulated! And then got confused and it turns out she doesn't know how to read a blood test.  And I did not, in fact, ovulate.

 

This means next week I will need to take Provera to bring on AF and then 150mg of clomid which will make me gain more weight (yes Ms. D - the worst) and turn me into an extra crazy crabapple. Please keep sharp objects away from me!  

 

I get so mad at my body for not ovulating.  Seems like it should be simple.  I am going to ask Doc for metformin this time. 

 

So glad to be back, I missed all of you!

 

G

 

 


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