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#151 of 176 Old 07-28-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Ha, Tandy, yes. In my case it's from having super irregular cycles and missing O just because, really, why would I have expected to ovulate on day 74?

So I have an HSG scheduled for Thursday afternoon. They said if I'm still bleeding they'll have to cancel it. I usually have some spotting on day 7... any ideas on how to, um, encourage the period to end sooner? Vigorous exercise, maybe? Sex?

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Ha, Tandy, yes. In my case it's from having super irregular cycles and missing O just because, really, why would I have expected to ovulate on day 74?

So I have an HSG scheduled for Thursday afternoon. They said if I'm still bleeding they'll have to cancel it. I usually have some spotting on day 7... any ideas on how to, um, encourage the period to end sooner? Vigorous exercise, maybe? Sex?
Good question!! I was wondering the same thing. Having my lap done on thursday also, and sometimes I have some spotting a few days after AF is done. I think I am going to try sex... that will sometimes make me spot sooner... we will see. Good luck!!

AAM Round 2 of femara... quite emotional the last couple of days. Have managed to get into TWO arguments @ work in less than 12 hours!!! That is so not like me.. I usually bite my tongue and move on. Pretty sure I am tired of that... if they piss me off, going to tell them all about it!! Vacation is coming soon... I soooooo need some time off!!
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well, i ovulated (so says fertility friend)...but it was 3 days after the last time we BD'd bc hubby was away on business...so i highly doubt i will get pregnant...

You can get pregnant as late as 5 days before O. I wouldnt throw in the towel yet!
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barose~~i know....but it seems so unlikely...just does...

BUT~i am getting more tired by the day...(i am 5 DPO)....but you know how you can play tricks on yourself...

i'm hoping the unlikely will happen though...that would be nice...

it's just all the months of better timing than that didn't get me pregnant...wouldn't that be funny if this were the one?
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i am also wondering if my chart this month shows what you would call a "slow rise?"

i haven't really seen this before on my charts...
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Please update me:

hope4light TTC since March 2006 with MFI and slightly low progesterone. Currently TTC with IVF with ICSI, cycle 1 round 1 and 2 canceled. Round 3 left me with a BFN.

Thanks....
I just wanted to send you another big and . Take care of yourself. . .

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Tandy, I really have no idea... charting isn't an exact science, so it could mean anything. The only way to know for sure is to wait...

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Hello All,

I am new to the site, and to the pregnancy area. Although I am over 40, I never got pregnant. This month, I decided to try using fertility drugs (Follistim) with IUI. I tested today (2 weeks after) and got a negative, as some of you say BFN. I am seeing my doc on Friday....... Presently, it’s like the end of the world for me. I never tried to get pregnant before, and now that I tried, I failed.

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hi ladies,

I'm back from my trip, during which I got my BFN and AF we are done with IUI now.

We are on to IVF but now I have to wait until October to even get our IVF consultation! I'm so bummed. I'm on the cancellation list and I'm hoping we can get in earlier, but that seems like so long to wait. We've already been waiting so long...

I'm also getting my polyp removed on Friday. I'm a little scared and worried but also trying to remind myself it's not such a big deal.

I can't believe how much news I missed! I have been reading back posts, and it seems some congrats are in order! Aly and Kiki, twins!!! So exciting. I'm so happy for you both.

And for those who didn't get the news we all wanted this month, . It's so hard, and it seems to just get harder. hope4light, I was so hoping for you this time. We are here for you if you want to vent, share, etc. I'm so sorry.
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Hi. My name is Lola and I am 37 years old (38 in December). We have been ttc since October 2005. Finally got BFP in March '08 only to m/c at 9 weeks. Started my first round of clomid 3 days ago, and we are starting our first IUI in September.

My question is the timing. We live 3 hours from the clinic. Are we going to be too late when I detect my surge?

Any advice is welcome!!
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Lola welcome!

So very sorry for your loss.

In regards to timing. I would definitely consider staying overnight if you can before the IUI, a friend elsewhere did that as well as another who lives quite far for her IVF transfer.

I hope that you are blessed soon with a super-sticky bean!
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getting ready to go back to surgery. Am pretty nervous now, and starved to death!! Any other time wouldn't even be thinking about food @ this time!! Scared that he will find something bad... but also scared he won't find anything @ all and this infertility will still be unexplained...

Songbird Good luck w/ your hsg!! I hope we both get good news today!
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getting ready to go back to surgery. Am pretty nervous now, and starved to death!! Any other time wouldn't even be thinking about food @ this time!! Scared that he will find something bad... but also scared he won't find anything @ all and this infertility will still be unexplained...

Songbird Good luck w/ your hsg!! I hope we both get good news today!
GOOD LUCK! I'm sure everything will be fine and they will find some nice fix-able easy little problem that once solved, will change everything!!! Let us know how it goes!!!

Shari and Held and Lola, I hope you all graduate really soon! and I hope you find the support you need here.
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Has anyone volunteered to be threadkeeper for August? I can do it if you like...

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My question is the timing. We live 3 hours from the clinic. Are we going to be too late when I detect my surge?

Any advice is welcome!!
Hi Lola, and welcome to our group!

I don't think you will be too late. I have had my IUIs scheduled for the day after the surge. If you do your OPK in the afternoon, around 2pm, you will detect your surge and still have time to call the clinic and schedule your appointment for the next day. Of course, your clinic may be different, so you should follow their directions, but in my experience this shouldn't be a problem.

Songbird, I had spotting the day of my HSG. They said it was fine... If you are worried about it, you could try doing some kegels. I find exercise gets more blood to come out, too. GOOD LUCK! I hope your HSG is painless and reveals nice open tubes!
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Hey All,

I've been hiding away for the past week, and decided that I needed to make an attempt at coming out of my shell, if you know what I mean... ::

I first wanted to say Welcome to those of you that are new this week, and as everyone else has already said, I hope that your stay is short and graduation comes quickly.

Julia's Mom - I know I didn't post it on the IVF Thread, but I wanted to give you a big fat congratulations, and here's to a healthy and happy, and uneventful 9 months. I can't wait to hear about the heartbeat u/s!!

It seems that every month over the past couple of years when AF showed were all really bad... then the canceled IVF cycle's were monsters, but for me this BFN from IVF has really just hit me at the core. I can't seem to function, I can't seem to find joy in the little things that always seemed to help me through the crappy times. I feel like I'm dragging DH down as he is trying to deal with his own grief. I canceled my last appt with my counselor, and I can't seem to see how she can help right now. I'm trying to remember everything that I have good in my life - I know that there is a lot. But my world has stopped turning and I can't seem to jump start it for the life of me.

Every little thing that we see or do makes me think of my little babies that didn't make it, that didn't get a chance to be held within my womb, at my breast, or simply in my arms. I'm afraid that it will never happen, worse than before. I mean, we've tried the 'last option' to have a bio child, and it failed, miserably. No frozens, no sticky beans, nothing. I know that we can try again, but if it didn't work the first time, how in the world can I expect it to happen the second try?

I'm sorry for dumping, but I'm hoping that getting it all out will help, even though it seems futile right now. :

BTW - AF on Saturday was hellish - the worst cramps, the heaviest flow, tons of clots... you get the point.....

I also wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers thoughout my entire cycle, especially after my BFN. It means so much to me that I have so many people that care, and that can understand like no one else in my life can. Right now you are the only people that I want to even think about talking to about the whole mess, I don't want to hear someones condolences that has no clue... that's just too much for me right now.


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hope4light - Please take care of yourself. Hide away with as many cookies and ice cream tubs as you want. This is the time when it's most important to pamper yourself and allow yourself to simply grieve. I think all of us have gone thru some very dark times on this journey and each one of us has to find what works for us to cope. I used avoidance and a lot of sleeping on the hard days/weeks/months. When you are ready, we are here to listen to you, to support you in any way we can.

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Thank You Tandy and Biomama; good luck to all who needs it, congrats to the others.
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lola and sharibollers, welcome. this is a very supportive group.

biomama and crystal-mommy, thanks for your good wishes! my news is mixed, but mostly good:

The good news:
- my tubes are open
- the residual pain is quite manageable, and they say it will be gone by tomorrow
- We can continue with the current plan of Femara / IUI, and it will probably work eventually.

The not-quite-as-good news:
- My uterus is V-shaped instead of triangle shaped. This is within the range of normal, but increases my risk of miscarriage.

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songbird~~it will probably work eventually??!!

yay!!
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I know I haven't posted much, but I have been watching all of your ups and downs. Please move me to sucess group. Our first IVF worked, the 2nd beta was today. I think I'll be due in early April.

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I know I haven't posted much, but I have been watching all of your ups and downs. Please move me to sucess group. Our first IVF worked, the 2nd beta was today. I think I'll be due in early April.

Congrats!
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Songbird! Go for it with an August thread!!!

I'm in the middle of moving, have my laparoscopy next week and have done it for two months already. I'll be glad to pass the baton for a bit!

Welcome everyone new, congrats to Julia's Mom. Crystal, I can't wait to hear what your surgry was like since I'm doing it too.

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Hi. My name is Lola and I am 37 years old (38 in December). We have been ttc since October 2005. Finally got BFP in March '08 only to m/c at 9 weeks. Started my first round of clomid 3 days ago, and we are starting our first IUI in September.

My question is the timing. We live 3 hours from the clinic. Are we going to be too late when I detect my surge?

Any advice is welcome!!

The last IUI I had was about three hours away from my home. I was on hormones and the trigger shot I took predicted ovulation within the next 24 hours. I believe the IUI was set for 9:30. We didn't stay the night, just got up early and went. The doc told us to just be and bd that day as well. Best of luck!

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Alright, everyone - the August thread is here!

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