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Yesterday 05:23 PM
chuord Woohoo - he's counting today as cd2 and I am on ivf gonal f 162
I feel soo ready and excited to get this done - bring me my baby lol!
Tina could you please add me to ivf waiting to o? Thanks
How's your excitement going?
Everyone please drop us an update both pg and fertility ladies, we miss you!
Yesterday 01:53 PM
chuord Tina - just because you're not doing a super medicated cycle, doesn't mean it's been an easy journey - feel proud at how well you two have coped with your setbacks. Everyone has their own path and challenges... Lol here's hoping mines almost to the door already!
Tracy - I've got an appointment this morning cd3 so maybe this cycle... I just want to get it done!
Yesterday 10:07 AM
tracyamber I read more than I post. @adiejan
So excited for you!!!!!! Finally! Been waiting FOREVER!!
@ tinytina
Sounds like everything is still moving in the right direction! @chuord
When you you most likely cycle? Before October then? @radiowave
Hope you feeling a bit more in control!
Yesterday 07:17 AM
tinytina Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is doing well. CD 8 here, waiting to O. Get to start doing the OPK's soon.

Had a crazy busy/wild weekend. Trying to get a lot done in preparation for getting pregnant/having a baby. I might be nesting already. Haha! Me and hubby had a date this weekend too- we went to watch the celebrations on the boardwalk Saturday night. Sunday was spent on an emergency visit to the vet for our biggest cat (urinary tract issues). He seems to be feeling better this morning.
@radiowave , hugs hun. Complain away. I wish I could tell you it will get better but I don't have a lot of experience with the medications. Hopefully some of the other ladies will have some advice.

Hi @tracyamber , glad you were able to speak directly to @radiowave .

Hi @chuord , I am having similar thoughts right now- the end goal of having a baby is key and I can handle anything else that comes my way right now. Sorry your hubby isn't home right now. Hope you can start cycle #3 soon. I feel like I have learnt a lot about how strong I am since I started this journey too. I know my journey is relatively short too.

Super exciting @adiejan , hope you have no cysts left
07-20-2014 11:13 PM
chuord Adie - I love that she giggled at you, we all take the instructions so seriously at least this cycle you're fet right? So no procedure just meds!
07-20-2014 09:21 PM
adiejan @radiowave - vent away love! That's what we are here for. The hormones are so crazy making at times. It's like with every new med I wonder what will happen. Progesterone made me exhausted at first but it was fine as my body adjusted to it a bit more. I'm sorry you are not feeling hopeful about your IUI. I has that kind of feeling my last IUI. Just try to take it a moment at a time. That's what has helped me.
@chuord - yay for starting a new cycle...finally! I will be starting very soon too...we can be cycle-ish buddies.
@tinytina -what's going on for you?
@tracyamber - hi friend! How are you feeling? Thanks for still being such a support to us.

AFM: I took my last bcp yesterday! Well technically my second to last pill as my last pill is in the gravel at work somewhere haha. I dropped it the other day and called my re to see if I needed a new pack for one pill. the IVF coordinator just giggled at me. Soooo...hopefully I won't have any cysts and we will be on our way to FET in a few weeks. So exciting!
07-20-2014 02:40 PM
chuord Aimee - hang in there! Different cycles affect you differently, for me I tend to be less affected by the progesterone and more affected by the before o meds. I had a buggered up iui where stemming took too long and I ended up having a week on femara and then 4 days of injections, I think that was my worst one. When it all cones down to it Tracy is right, it's our determination that keeps us going... I think I'm now mentally entering that arena - where the desire for baby surpasses every thought of 'can I handle it.' Don't think we are all stronger than you we're not, I cried when I was told ivf, I wasn't sure I could do it - but I did, last ivf I cried and swore it had to be my last (only my second lol) it was cancelled. Now I'm seeing the doc tomorrow in the hope of starting cycle 3, nd in the full knowledge that I'll have to inject myself until next Tuesday when dh is home... My journey compared to some is relatively short and easy thus far.... Btw - venting is fine we all need to sometimes. Have faith in yourself, you can do it.

Tracy - hi there I've been following along on the grads thread, sorry you've been feeling so blah! I'm loving all your journeys. Yep cd2 here after a mega 46 day cycle (or ivf recovery loop lol ) I'm hoping to get one more good ivf in, my sisters getting married October 10 and wants me to support her - so I don't want to be doing a crazy cycle too near then. Fx that this month is a winner!
Tina - where are you at?
Oxford - are you close to starting?
07-20-2014 08:52 AM
tracyamber @chuord
How are you doing/feeling?
07-20-2014 08:26 AM
tracyamber
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Originally Posted by radiowave View Post
In a progesterone fog. 200 mg suppositories twice a day since Thursday and I have been dizzy, exhausted, headachy, nightmares, and confused. I am afraid that i am getting depressed. And a week and a half more of this. Does it get any better? Knowing this cycle is probably a bust makes this all feel pretty pointless. How much more intense are the hormones with IVF? I am sorry to complain so much during just my first cycle, but I am not feeling very strong right now. Having trouble functioning well, and worried about it getting worse. And I just want my Nico back, which wouldn't happen with a new baby. Thanks for letting me vent.
Aimee
I'm sorry you are feeling like this. Progesterone doesnt usually affect me and I think I'm very sensitive to a lot of hormones. The whole IVF cycles are a journey in themselves. Lots of different things and I did feel like I was going to loss it at points. I think @chuord was affected too by IVF cycle/ hormones. If you do go this route it is not easy but it does make getting your take home baby seem closer. I'm now pregnant after many IVF cycles and my body(placenta) is starting to make my own hormones and I'm still very sensitive. It makes me not look forward to menopause! Anyway, I hear ya and hugs and I guess this is what makes the women on this thread so amazing is that we put our bodies and minds through everything to get our babies, and once your commented to it , your commented. Hope you feel better soon.
07-20-2014 06:40 AM
radiowave In a progesterone fog. 200 mg suppositories twice a day since Thursday and I have been dizzy, exhausted, headachy, nightmares, and confused. I am afraid that i am getting depressed. And a week and a half more of this. Does it get any better? Knowing this cycle is probably a bust makes this all feel pretty pointless. How much more intense are the hormones with IVF? I am sorry to complain so much during just my first cycle, but I am not feeling very strong right now. Having trouble functioning well, and worried about it getting worse. And I just want my Nico back, which wouldn't happen with a new baby. Thanks for letting me vent.
Aimee
07-17-2014 05:14 AM
tinytina Hi everyone,

AFM: Just playing the waiting game right. CD 4. Got a lot going on right now.

Hi @radiowave , glad you did so well with the shot dear. Sorry to hear the IUI was questionable. Fingers crossed this still worked.

Hi @monkeyscience and @Xerxella

Thanks @chuord , I don't know if you could call me patient. I just am so ready for this to happen already. I love all the support from everyone.

Thanks @WildDoula , sorry that your insurance covers nothing. Hope the appointment goes well. I am on synthroid too. Hope the scope goes well.

Thanks @tracyamber

Hi @adiejan , sorry you got nothing new to report

Hi @kewpie80
07-16-2014 08:26 PM
chuord Radiowave - any chance is a chance, think of it as you did your best and if it doesn't work you can try ivf, but if you hadn't tried the iui you'd always wonder if you should have... Also most important - remember to be gentle to yourself, particularly emotionally as you're hopped up on hormones and everything seems worse when that's happening.
Hugs!
07-16-2014 07:07 PM
radiowave Add me to Waiting to Know.
I did the IUI this morning, and the doctor was pessimistic...said it wasn't a good chance because the sample (from DH) had a low sperm count...but he'd do it because I was there, but he thinks we should plan on IVF for next cycle. I feel frustrated and discouraged that I have gone through all of these hormones (and two more weeks of progesterone), and taken 3 days away from my family vacation for a crappy chance.
07-15-2014 06:53 PM
kewpie80
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Originally Posted by chuord View Post
Well done radio!
Wild doula - that sounds like great news, fx for the easier fix!
Hi Kewpie
Hiya
07-15-2014 05:03 PM
chuord Well done radio!
Wild doula - that sounds like great news, fx for the easier fix!
Hi Kewpie
07-15-2014 04:18 PM
kewpie80
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Originally Posted by radiowave View Post
Thanks so much for the support on the injection. I finally got up the nerve to do it at 11 p.m. last night and it was so easy. like butter. I was surprised. The worst part was the anticipation. I couldn't sleep about half the night though, which also happened with the clomid. These hormones seem to mess with my sleeping, so I am exhausted, but excited about the iui tomorrow.
Good luck! <--- I know that's the peace guy, but pretend it's me with my fingers crossed.
07-15-2014 03:51 PM
WildDoula @radiowave woohoo successful injection! IUI tomorrow is exciting, I'll be thinking about you!

We just got back from the RE. He was great, very personable. He did another sono to see my uterus for himself, and to recheck for follicles. He says I definitely do not have a bicornuate uterus, but I might have a septum, which is very fixable. He also saw a polyp like my GYN did. I had two 12mm follicles, which I think is weird for CD21. Based on sono and the irregular periods, he says PCOS.

We have a hysteroscopy scheduled for next Friday to see the septum and determine if it and/or the polyp needs to be removed. I'm supposed to stop the Metformin, he doesn't see a need for it. But I am starting a low dose Synthroid since those levels were a little high. After we figure out what needs to be done with the uterus, if anything, we'll do a SA and HSG, then if those look good, start clomid!
07-15-2014 07:57 AM
radiowave Thanks so much for the support on the injection. I finally got up the nerve to do it at 11 p.m. last night and it was so easy. like butter. I was surprised. The worst part was the anticipation. I couldn't sleep about half the night though, which also happened with the clomid. These hormones seem to mess with my sleeping, so I am exhausted, but excited about the iui tomorrow.
07-15-2014 01:35 AM
chuord Adie - thanks
Woohoo on 5 frosties - that's a happy thought!
07-14-2014 10:13 PM
adiejan @tinytina -yay for cd 1! Excited for you! I really love the excitement of starting a new cycle.

@radiowave - I agree with what everyone has said. The sub q's really don't hurt at all. I actually gave myself all of my own shots last cycle. Good luck on wed.

@WildDoula - I'm sorry insurance won't cover anything. We are in the same boat. I'll tell you it has been a pricey few years! I hope they can milk the dx to get some coverage.

@chuord -how's it going friend? Forgot to tell you I'm excited for your iPad stay away cold! Oh and I keep forgetting to say we have 5 frozen embies.

@Xerxella - good to see you for a min mama! How are you feeling?

AFM: nothing new at all!
07-14-2014 05:09 PM
tracyamber @ thinking of you @tinytina !
@WildDoula my insurance paid for nothing! I understand. It can get expensive. Hope you can get all you need done in this visit.
@chuord and <3
07-14-2014 04:01 PM
WildDoula @radiowave , yay for IUI Wednesday! As far as injections, one firm stick is better than slow going. You'll probably be surprised at how firm you'll have to be, but just go for it. Don't change your mind half way through.
@tinytina , CD1, exciting!!

Afm, CD 20, nothing to report. But my re appt is tomorrow! After insurance verification we found out that insurance covers nothing (not even diagnostics, yikes!) for infertility itself, so we have to try to get as much information as possible out of exploring my bicornuate uterus and resolving my irregular periods. Hopefully we can get all the testing we need lumped into those two, and just pay OOP for treatments.
07-14-2014 03:35 PM
chuord Radiowave - all of my hcg trigger shots were subcutaneous (went into the belly skin - the flabbier the better lol - just below the belly button horizon - imagine a ruler lying across your belly button and pick a spot below... It will hurt less if you do it to the side not directly under the belly button) I've done both slow and quick jab both are ok (just don't go too slow!) be gentle with squeezing in the mixture. I hate needles and I gave myself several - you can do this truly you can... Think of what you're aiming for
Xerxella - I've been following you all on the greasy ages thread... It's still so exciting!
Tina - congrats!!!! I totally understand, you've been so patient with the waiting!
Afm - still in the tww, feeling tired... Catching dh cold!
07-14-2014 12:12 PM
Xerxella @radiowave - Is it an intramuscular injection (1 1/2 inch needle) or a subcutaneous injection (1/2 inch needle)? The subcutaneous is so simple, you'll do fine. It's so little, you really won't feel it. If it's an intramuscular injection, you may have to get someone to help you. It's supposed to go in the upper outer part of the bum. I've given them to myself when needed, but it's not easy and not fun. But, you've gotten this far, you can do it. Good luck!
07-14-2014 11:58 AM
monkeyscience The video on this website was helpful for us http://www.freedommedteach.com/eng/. But I think in nearly all cases, you want a quick jab. My dh did my one and only injection (also an hCG trigger), so I am personally not an expert. I don't think I could have done it to myself, but lots of brave ladies on here have!
07-14-2014 11:51 AM
radiowave Drove back from the beach last night for my CD 12 appt this morning. The ultrasound showed one mature (about 24mm) egg on my right ovary, and one immature (about 16mm) on the left. Blood work did not show a surge so I am giving myself trigger shot of ovidrel tonight, and then iui on Wednesday morning. I was so exhausted from all the driving and the late night that I did not ask all the questions I should have about the injection. Is it hard to get the needle in? Should I do it slowly or one strong jab? I wish my husband was here to help me. I will write more later…just wanted to check in.
Aimee
07-14-2014 05:20 AM
tinytina AFM: This is CD 1 for me and I am so excited to be able to write this today. I am in a different category, IUI/Waiting to O

Thanks for the advice @chuord . I am nervous about reading the tests properly. I am excited though. Loving that the new fridge is much colder than the old one.
07-12-2014 11:19 PM
chuord @tinytina - later in the morning seems to be the best time. I guess it depends on each person (iFor me 11am ish was fine) if they want you to do it in the mornings early that's fine... With the two lines it will be up to you to notice it's getting darker, so even if you don't get a 'true' positive you will be able to tell when it's close and call the clinic. I'd ask the nurse there for any advice she has... If you really can't tell they can get an idea from blood work - so use that as a back up since hitting o is really important to you next month.
I'm one of those people that finds getting a new fridge exciting hope you're enjoying it!
07-12-2014 06:24 PM
tinytina Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is doing well.

Just hanging out, trying to relax. Waiting for AF to actually start (spotting right now). We order our sperm donation last night- we both agreed on this particular person. He just seemed like a great fit- personality, education levels, and even in appearance. I am so happy with our choice.

We got a new fridge this week after ours has been acting up.
We are going to have a picnic in a park tomorrow for lunch.

Hi @chuord , thanks for mentioning the ovulation tests. I bought some with the two lines, I just worry about doing it. When is the best time of day to do ovulation kits?

Hi @tracyamber , I am getting excited too. Thanks hun. I just hope this works.

Hi @WildDoula , hope your appointment goes well. Sorry to hear about the side-effects of Metformin.

Hi @adiejan , me and hubby seem to be doing better. We have talked it though and our appointment with the psychologist last week really helped us both. I believe nuture definitely plays a part in how children grow up. Glad the reaction is gone. Sorry to hear about your problem with all the cysts dear. Sorry to hear about your jealousy over your sister- I understand this monster very well. Hope you get good news later this month dear.

Hi everyone else!
07-12-2014 01:35 AM
chuord Hi Adie great to hear from you! Lol and feel free to keep up the humour it's all enjoyed! Bugger re your 'left ovaries' being full of cysts still - but better to wait and have a good chance... Refresh me how many fertilized eggs did you get? I remember there were heaps!
One more month of yummy food won't hurt you at all!
I'm not remotely fussed this month being sooo long lol, I guess my ovaries needed the time to start up again after all the suppression to stop overstim. Hope your sis has a safe delivery. What else exciting has been happening with you?
Everyone - what's something great that's happening with you?
Mine is sad - lol but I got an iPad mini, so I won't have to post from my phone!!!!!
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