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Old 03-17-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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The doc thinks that if we keep on pushing the one biggest follicle will just become more dominant and we'll end up with just one. So we're canceling, we'll regroup this week and make a new plan and with my period next month we'll see how many AFC there is. If its good maybe a natural start. If its bad maybe a Lupron flare.

I don't know. I'm just so frustrated and angry right now. I know you all know the feeling, but I can't figure out why my body just can't seem to get anything right these days. I feel so defective. All my stats were good. Why did my body not get with the program?

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Xerxella that sucks. I'm really sorry to hear you have to cancel the cycle.

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X; Hugs!! It sounds like your body IS working - 15 follicles is great. It sucks that you got over suppressed - I've def heard of that happening and that is why I did not take BCP as part of my cycle. I'm so sorry you got delayed - but hopefully a natural start will allow them to get somewhere around 15 when you do go forward. 

 

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X- that stinks. I can't imagine your disappointment. greensad.gif it sounds like they're making a better plan so this doesn't happen again.

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xerxella...sorry to hear about this. 

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X- I am sorry. That really sucks. I had Illinois insurance too (we are from Chicago, and DH still works for a IL company), so we had 4 IVF tries for insurance too. We used them all. I had two cycles canceled before they got to retrieval (which is when my insurance counted it as an IVF try).  I am glad that you at least found out before you got too far into your cycle, but yea, it really sucks. I hope next month is better for you.

 

Lilac - congrats on the shots!

 

TF - when DH and I went to marriage counseling, we had to make notes about what we wanted to talk about because we always forgot by the time we got to the counselor.

 

AFM - I am feeling defeated. I think AF is coming. Hope that I am wrong, but I can feel it. ugh.


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Xerxella, sorry to hear that your IVF was cancelled. Hopefully this try doesn't count against your 4 tries.

 

rcr, I hope that AF holds off and that your feelings are pregnancy instead.

 

AFM, woke up at 4 a.m. chattering cold.  DH had stolen the quilts. Didn't fall asleep after that and finally woke up at 5 a.m. as usual.


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rcr~ i hope you really are not feeling af coming and just embryo stuff going on in there. sending positive vibes your way!

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I will chime in about what to do with leftover embryos.

 

I am (obviously) becoming a reciepent of donor embryos, and for that I am very grateful to those who make the choice to donate. My wish is that it were an open donation, so that my (hopefully) future kid(s) will be able to know the biological parents and siblings if they choose. But for the most part that is not an option that is available in the U.S. There are places like snowflake, where people can donate their unused embryos and then be able to have a say in who adopts them, but they are christian and don't accept non-christians. ....

 

Good Morning,

It is such a hard decision regarding excess embryos, I cannot imagine but I am grateful to those who choose to donate them.  I just want to correct the record, in that you DO NOT  have to be Christian to donate to Snowflakes.  I was so excited after my child was born, that I managed to find a job in the industry of embryo donation/adoption and I know for a fact that this information is wrong. 

 

Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program accepts embryos from those of all faiths, or no faiths, and matches them with individuals that meet the DONOR'S criteria.  There is never any fee or charge to donate embryos to Snowflakes  The donors are the onces holding the cards as they select the recipient family, much like the rold of a birthmother in a Domestic Adoption.  Call them and see for yourself!

 

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rcr - I hope you are wrong! It's too soon for AF isn't it? Implantation cramps, I hope hope hope. Thanks for sending me the meditations, I hadn't realized how expensive they were though, ouch. I really like them, but I find I have to listen to them twice because my mind wanders so much and I miss half of what she is saying. Very relaxing, though, yesterday I was trying to listen to one and I kept falling asleep.

 

lilac - we have separate quilts on our bed so I never wake up with no blankets. Our bed is a king and we have two twin comforters. I think it's normal for a tiny bit of menopur to stay in the bottle. It's designed to deliver the right dosage, but there is always a tiny bit of residual in the jar. Are you using the Q-caps?

 

X - I'm sorry that your cycle got cancelled, my results weren't much better than yours. I hadn't realized the BCP could be the problem. Insurance coverage for 4 cycles, though, I'm jealous of that! We have no insurance for anything fertility related.

 

toothfairy - We had to switch counsellors because the first one would just accept our "we're great" at face value and we didn't make any progress. The new one doesn't let us get away with anything and makes us admit things we don't want to. It does take awhile to develop trust though. Also I do find that I have to think about what I want to talk about beforehand, otherwise we just end up chit chatting and I'm not paying $200 for that!

 

For Everyone: I'm not sure if this was mentioned before, but on the circle and bloom website there is a free meditation for healing after miscarriage. It's pretty short but still a good way to get into trying again mode. Oh and the pink pee is called beeturia and I don't always get it. Apparently it's genetic but is also related to eating lots of iron with your beets, so maybe it's partly the prenatal vitamins? 

 

AFM - my bladder has been sore/achy since the transfer. I started drinking cranberry but I don't know if this is normal. 


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I have seen this posted a few places, I can't find a sourcefor it but it's helping me feel better about not having any symptoms yet:

 

What happens after a 3 Day and a 5 Day Transfer! 

3-DAY TRANSFER: 

1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing 
2dpt... Embryo is now a blastocyst 
3dpt....Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day 
4dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining 
5dpt.. Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining 
6dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining 
7dpt.. Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells 
8dpt...Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood 
9dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops 
10dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops 
11dpt...HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT 

5-DAY TRANSFER: 

-1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing 
0dpt... Embryo is now a blastocyst 
1dpt....Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day 
2dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining 
3dpt.. Implantation begins, as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining 
4dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining 
5dpt.. Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells 
6dpt...Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood 
7dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops 
8dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops 
9dpt...HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT


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Laggie - if it is AF cramping, it would be early, but the FET made my cycle longer than usual, so I  would be a little behind. I hope it is pregnancy cramping, but it feels so much like AF cramping it is hard to believe that. Glad you liked the Circle+Bloom tracks. Are you testing early or waiting until the 25th?  I wnt to test but I hate buying pregnancy tests. I live in a small town and am always afraid of running into people. I used to buy Depends for my mom (she had alzheimer's), and one of my students worked at CVS, and I was always worried that he thought they were for me. Hmm, maybe I will send DH to buy some :)


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I have a few tests from saveontests.com

 

I did POAS this morning, even though I know it's way too early since I did a 3 day transfer. Negative of course. I really shouldn't have done that.


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Laggie, that is pretty sweet to see how things work out for implantation after transfers.  I found it here http://www.nyufertilitycenter.org/ivf/embryo_transfer

 

rcr, I know I hate buying pregnancy tests too.  I have a stash of 10 cheapies that I am saving up for my transfer. I want to use them to see how the trigger shot goes out of my system, then once its gone wait the appropriate number of days to get a positive result.

 

AFM, today's shots were better.  Used the q-cap for the menopur and I think I actually got everything out of the vial.  Grr about having to give myself 2 shots for follistim because the first vial was short 25 units to make it a full dose.  I find it funny that it says it is 300 units, but I got 225 and 200 out of it.  Hum I guess the nurse was right that they overfill the cartridges. Tomorrow morning I go for my next ultrasound and see when I start my morning ganirelix shot.  Yippee.


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rcr and laggie, holding my breath and crossing everything for you both!!!


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lilac- Good job on the shots! Hope all is progressing well at your u/s tomorrow!

 

rcr- Not to project my experience on you since obviously you know your body best, but the cramps I started with were mild but a day or 2 later they felt just like AF cramps Especially with 2 in there, it is def. possible this is implantation cramping. Even more so since it is so early for it to be AF. Crossing my little fingers and toes for those growing babies. 

 

 

laggie- Too early for sure! Keep the faith. That is a pretty cool chart you posted!


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lilac - great job on the shots. For follistim that has a little bit leftover, you can use an insulin shot to take all the leftover out, and just insert it into a full one and inject it in the full one. The plunger will back-up when you inject the leftover meds into it.

 

TF - I know, I have read all over the place that cramping could be success. I guess I am just trying to be guarded about it. A BFN would be pretty painful right now - oddly even more painful than my last BFN (with my own eggs). I guess I just feel more fragile since my mom died, and I think it will hurt more.


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Lurking - Lilac, the nurse told me ahead of time that my 300iu Follistim would get me 425 because they over fill them. She was right :) Really cheering you on!!!


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I am having some pretty serious cramping now - like curl up in a ball on the bed kind of cramping (well if I wasn't at work thats what I would do). I never have that before AF. So maybe that is a good thing? Anybody (grads?) experience anything like this (I kinda remember somebody did, but I don't remember if it was a BFP or BFN).


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lilac - great job on the shots. For follistim that has a little bit leftover, you can use an insulin shot to take all the leftover out, and just insert it into a full one and inject it in the full one. The plunger will back-up when you inject the leftover meds into it.

 

Holy crap! Brilliant! Here I ended up poking myself with 4 needles trying to get the last bits out of the pens. I think maybe you posted this trick a long time ago, but I had forgotten.

 

I am going to assume that cramping is a good sign. I have been having a lot of little cramps but they're all on the left side, so I think it's just that poor ovary.


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privateeyes.gif rcr, I hesitate to chime in because everybody's different and hope can be so difficult a thing. That being said, I had cramping this pregnancy and remember thinking, huh, that's new. It was sometime about a week (or less?) before AF was due. I hope hope hope it's an early pregnancy sign for you!!! You did donor eggs, right? So there's no chance it's somehow related to OHSS?

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rcr.. I was in the same boat of not wanting false hope during the 2ww.  That being said, my cramping a week after transfer was so intense I was sure it was just going to be a particularly heavy AF.  Esp because of the progesterone, which already made me cramp often - the new cramps were far worse.  I got a BFP, so maybe it's a great sign for you. Fingers crossed for you!

 

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rcr, I hope the make you want to curl up and die cramps mean you are pregnant! I am not sure how to do the "insulin shot" that you recommended.  I would prefer not to stab myself twice though so if you can hoke me up with a video that shows what to do, I might be able to get myself figured it out.

AFM, today there were 9 follicles on one side and 8 follicles on the other. Taking less follistim tonight - 150 units rather than 225 units, still 1 menopur.  Still no ganirelix yet. What is ganirelix for anyway? I figured I would be taking it today. Next ultrasound is Thursday.


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lilac - I think you need an insulin syringe, or if you have extra syringes from another drug those are fine too, so long as they have the small needle. You just suck every drop out by sticking the needle in the rubber tip of the nearly empty pen, then inject it back into another pen (make sure there are no air bubbles.) 

 

The way I was doing it, I had to calculate how much was in the insulin syringe (the units on the syringe are NOT the same as the units on the prefilled pen) so not only was there math involved, but I was injecting it straight from the insulin syringe and that meant more pokes for me.

 

I was just reading a post elsewhere about ordering the 300 unit pens of Gonal-F instead of the 900 unit pens, because each pen has the same amount of overfill and that means 3x the overfill. I am not sure if the 300 unit pens work out to the same cost as the 900 though. 

 

Makes your head spin, doesn't it? Or maybe I'm just slow! winky.gif I know I got 600 units out of a 450 unit Gonal-F vial. That was exciting. 


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rcr, i had period cramps every single cycle, positive or negative, but the cycle i got pregnant they were different than my usual period crampy feelings.  i actually was woken up in the middle of the night by sharp cramps, which i am convinced is when they implanted! i am crossing just about everything i can now!


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Laggie - At least you know any positive from now on will be a real positive! So, that's good right? Do you know if you ever had more follicles or was it always low? I'm wondering because I was also on dexamethasome and that, and the BCP, was the only things that were different from the cycle with 15 follicles to the cycle with 2 follicles.

rcr - I really do think it's a good sign. Will you be testing early?

lilac - 17 follies!!! I am so jealous. The ganirelix is for stopping your body from ovulating. The follicles must not be big enough to be in danger of ovulating.

AFM - I'm even more annoyed with my doc's office than I was before. I'm trying to make my WTF appointment and, of course, I had cleared the mornings of this whole week and next week because I was expecting it to be busy with doc's appointments, but can they get me in in the mornings?????? NNNnnnnnnoooooooooo..... I don't know. Maybe I'm just feeling really angry.

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Rcr - I have everything crossed for you and think those symptoms sound good but totally understand not wanting to get your hopes too high. Been there, done that!! Sooooo hoping though!!!

Laggie - fingers crossed for you too!!! When's your beta again???

FYI for those buying meds- when I used to buy meds I found that getting the actual vials of the gonal F (fsh) ( I think it was, it's been awhile, so now I forget the true name) instead of the pens I'd not only get more, but also save money. Ask your nurse about getting your FSH in a vial instead. Prices may have change in the year, but it's worth asking. It is really simple to just mix yourself and by buying the vial you save $ too!! Like I said just an FYI.

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Lilac - an insulin syringe is just a shot that you can get at a drugstore like CVS. Like Laggie said, you can use any kind of shot, just make sure to use a tiny needle. Take the old follistim container (the one containing a little bit of follistim left), and the new one. Then put the timy needle into the old one, draw everything up. Make sure there are no air bubbles, and then inject it into the new follistim container. The little grey plug at the end that keeps the follistim in the container will back up a little when you inject it in. But make sure there are no air bubbles because if you have air then you will inject that into it too. I looked for a youtube video showing how to do this, but couldn't find one.  Gannireliz starts when they think you are going to ovulate - to keep you from ovulating, so you must not be there yet.

 

Tear - yes, it was donor embryos, so no OHSS or even a trigger shot. Wait, aren't you supposed to be having a baby today? :)

 

X - I think I am going to test on Sat. (see below)

 

All - Thanks for crossing everything for me. My cramping was really weird this afternoon. I got kinda fainty and ended up throwing up. I also had Diarrhea (sorry, TMI). I wanted to bad to go to the bathroom and throw up when I was at work, but I felt like I couldn't get up off the flood of my office the cramps were so bad (good thing I have a door to my office). Plus the bathroom that is across the hall from me is being renovated, so I had to walk to one that is on a different flood. I finally made it, and felt better afterward. For the rest of the afternoon my cramps have been different than usual AF crams. So I am feeling pretty optimistic. I went out and bought a 3-pack of FRER tests, but i am going to try to wait until Sat (which is the anniversery of concieveing DS 6 years ago). Sunday is also my birthday, so I will probably test then too (at risk of making myself have a bad birthday).


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rcr, eep! I'll have everything crossed for Saturday! And you're right, but baby has other plans. redface.gif

I had to chime in again about the "getting all the medicine" topic. Hasn't anybody's care provider given them a "Q Cap?" I forget exactly how it works, but it basically helps you suck every last drop out of a bottle. Maybe it only worked because we were using Menopur, too. It screwed onto the syringe instead of the needle, then you could suck everything out of the bottle. We would empty the Gonal pen into the bottle, mixing it with the menopur, then spray the remaining dosage from a new Gonal pen. You don't really need to have the menopur in the bottle, all you need is an empty bottle. Anyway, just another possible resource. Back to lurking. grouphug.gifgoodvibes.gif

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Tear - I used to mix menipur with follistim with my old RE, but when I went to SIRM they told me not to.
 


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