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#181 of 631 Old 01-28-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Guppyluv - That sounds great! Enjoy your movies & picture those eggs fertilizing!

Tracy- you must be going soon, are you having a 5 day blast or 3 day?

Sourire- that is so strange that even with the patches you still had spotting. I hope they can figure out what happened.

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Thanks Toothfairy!

This retrieval was MUCH better pain-wise than my one in Sept, which was miserably painful like nothing I ever imagined. So very happy to feel less pain this time - as I'm in meetings allllllllllll day tomorrow. Yuck.

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thanks everyone for the cheering on.

im in bed with the family reading curious george.

had a warm meal and pineapple core.

transfer was pretty easy. i had acupuncture before and afterwards.the embies are 3 day blasts.

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Go embies, go embies. S-T-I-C-K!! Stick! Woot smile.gif rest well.

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Tracy- Yay for a successful transfer!! Snuggle in little embies!

Guppy- Glad it was easier than last time! Good luck with the meetings tomorrow, boooo!

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vent..how am i going to get through all these progesterone shots? i screamed tonight. i swear it felt like.....my skin was ripping. we use heat pads and massage. just venting i guess. now i wish i was doing the suppositories like last time.OUCH!

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Tracy - glad everything went well. I'm a bit confused about your embryos though. By definition a blast is a 5 day old embryo. So your embryos are either 3 days old or they are blasts. There's no such thing as a 3 day blast.

How many embryos did you transfer?

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Ok ladies! Any tips for encouraging those follies to grow, grow, grow? I had two at 12 on the right and a few more that were smaller on each side, in the 4-5 range. I need these puppies to GROW! We need 4 to go to retrieval. (side rant: why do THEY get to decide the cut off for retrival ? I just want to get to retrival so that we can even know if my egg quality is even worth pursuing). Things I know to do: drink more water, increase protein, keep the abdomen warm-ish, no heavy activity. What else? Also, we started ganirelix today and last night was day 5 of stims. I really hate this roller coaster ride.
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Nieves - do you know any acupuncturists in your area that do electro-acupuncture? I've noticed that it makes a big difference for my follies when I do it (not that I need more follies - my biggest problem is having too many).

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oh..3 day...you are right..not blast just 3 day

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  sourire   3 embies that were 3 day lol

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Nievesstevens - your day 5 numbers were similar to mine on day 6 -- three measurable around 12mm. I started Ganerellix on day 8 though. By day 8 they were around 15.5-16mm and several more had caught up (or were now measurable). At my clinic "smaller" includes anything under 12mm - so I had two at day 5 that were 11.5 (my u/s tech rocks and shows me all the scans before i leave- love her!) but those two were not counted in the tottal number when the nurse called that afternoon. They're projected to grow ~2mm/day - so you can project a bit. I triggered on day 12 - and was told they can still grow some more even before O. Last time I stalled on day 11 which freaked everyone out but this time things were smoother. By day 11, I had two at 18.9 and the rest between 16.5-17.5 (with two trailers at 15) - for a total of 11 and ended up with 10 eggs. Will hear later today about fertilization results. Definitely found protein & electrolytes water helped me fight the bloat & dehydration issues and seemed to help my eggs this time (I wasn't as good at eating more protein last time and had significant bloating all along, which I didn't this time).

If nothing else acupuncture helped me relax since we're not supposed to exercise... Sigh...

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Ok not as good news as I had hoped. Only 5 of 10 fertilized. Last time 8 of 9 did. Ugh... Well let's hope those 5 are good enough to make it to day 3... (last time only 3 of 8 made it to day 3)

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Tracy: sticky wishes coming your way!
Guppy: here's hoping those 5 are fighters!
AFM: Sitting here with a warming pad, drinking a warm beverage and drinking lots of water. My moment of frustration has mostly passed, even if the nagging doubtful voices pop up here and there. Accepting that sometimes we have to hurry up and wait can be maddeningly hard to do.
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tracy, I hope your little embies find a nice place to plant themselves!

 

guppyluv, I hope those that did fertilize grow, grow, grow!

 

nieve, hope you can enjoy your restful time.

 

AFM, last night I got bad news.  My current job will end in June 2013. Now I need to find a new job. It takes so much work to fill out job applications. I have been at the same teaching/counseling job since 2001 so it is a major mind shift.  Filled out 4 job apps today. Hopefully some other teaching jobs will open up as "that time of year" comes into season.

 

We have our money saved for our IVF that is covered by my current job's insurance so we are moving forward with that in March. Changes afoot. Must relax.


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Lilacviolet: Are you planning to stay home with baby? Perhaps it is the universe opening that up for you? Sorry for you stress. I hope you find something that makes you happy. So hard to just relax and wait once the applications are in! 

 

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Yes, I want to stay home with my baby. But I will lose my 12 weeks of accumulated paid maternity leave and my maternity benefits for insurance. To get on DH's insurance for maternity benefits we have to do it a year ahead and not have any insurance for me through another source.  I just shake my head at that. As if maternity is a "pre-existing" condition.


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nievesstevens- thanks for the support. you sound like you are doing all the right things.  keep us informed.

lilacvioletiris- thank you too. that sucks about the job. as a teacher i know the stress that goes into finding the right place. luckily i found it to be at home with my son. it is worth being frugal to stay home with him. maybe cindy is right. then again we only have my student loan to pay off.

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still in bed staying warm and trying not to be controlling from the bed. my son just came into bed with beans all over is face and in need of a diaper change.

i have been having slight cramping to since the transfer. humm, i know it is not implantation because it is too soon but i wonder what medical reason would cause this. i cannot find anything online and i know lots of women experience this after a fet.

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toothfairy how are you doing?

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Sourire - I am so sorry. I was gone for a while and just read the news. I hope your trip brings you much healing.

 

Lilac- I am sorry about your job. hugs to you too.You have been saving for this for a long time, you deserve a break.

 

AFM - Hi to all the newcomers. I have been gone for a while to take a break, clean up my mom's affairs after she died, and figure out our next steps. We are planning a FET with donor embryos in the next month or two. I picked the profiles today and have appointments for a saline u//s and dye test next Mon and Thurs. Then I just have to wait for AF and get started. The donors are a mystery in every way, which is something that brings me a little comfort, in a weird way.
 


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Rcr - I'm glad to hear from you. Your new plan sounds very promising!

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Lilac- sorry to hear about the stress of your job! I'm surprised they're letting you go after being so generous with helping you get to IVF. I hope something new works out so you don't have worries about that while you're making eggs & getting pregnant smile.gif

Rcr- I'm so happy to see you back & your new plan sounds exciting & promising! I was reading along the grads thread, did you decide to go with your clinic or the one in CA? Any word on the intralipids?

Nieves- You're doing everything right! I started off slow too. Thinking good thoughts for growing eggs! I second acupuncture if it is available or the circle + bloom IVF meditations. They made a huge difference inmy mood & relaxation.

Guppy- did you ask what happened to the other 6? Just my experience, I had 12 retrieved, 6 were mature, 5 fertilized , 3 made it to day 5 blasts. You just never know. 5 is plenty, you only need 1 baby! Hang in there!

Tracy- A lot of people seem to cramp right after so I wouldn't worry but I really don't know why. Take it easy so those little embies can grow!

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Good luck at the doctor today Sourire , I'll be thinking of you!

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Sitting in meetings yesterday and just relying in the voicemail left by the clinic drove me nuts yestreday. Good night sleep and a massage scheduled at lunch today should help. I'll call the clinic later today to find out how the 5 are doing - indeed, need only one!

Lilac - seriously stinks about job and timing. But so glad you still have one more IVF there! Totally frustrating, the whole insurance scam.

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Ultrasound went well, no beating heart yet so I go back in a week but baby is measuring on time. I'm ready to move to graduates, I'll be lurking to cheer you all on!

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toothfairy~that's wonderful!

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Toothfairy - I'm glad to hear all is well with your baby.

Lilac - I'm sorry about your job. I hope you can find a new one quickly.

Guppy - I'm thinking positive thoughts for your 5 embryos.

Nieves - I'm hoping your follicles grow grow grow!

AFM - I just had my appointment with the doctor. Now we have a plan! I'm going on Lupron starting today for 2 months. I read a study recently that showed that women with endometriosis who took Lupron for 2-3 months before IVF had pregnancy rates 4 times as high as those who did not take Lupron so I'm really happy the doctor suggested this. I'll do my next FET in April after the Lupron. I won't be doing the progesterone injections this time. Instead I'll be on Crinone twice a day. That's what I took for my last IUI and I had a lot less spotting in that cycle then I did with intramuscular progesterone. I'll also be getting an endometrial biopsy at the end of March to increase my chances a bit more. We'll try to transfer our remaining blast which is a 2BB.

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TF - I am going with both, kinda. the california clinic has the same prerequisites as my local clinic, so we are getting them done. We are transferring at my local clinic and if that does not work we can do the california clinic right away.  I am not sure what to do about the interlipids. Honestly I don't know what to believe. So many doctors don't believe it, and I had a successful pregnancy without them (with my son). So maybe I don't need it. In any case, if I can't find a doctor to do it, I guess I can't do it. Fisch sent my records to both clinics, so we will see what they say.

 

sourire  - sounds like a good plan!


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sourire-sounds like a great plan.

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