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Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby orangecat » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:39 pm

Hi Ladies
I used to be a regular on these boards but lost the faith and had a few negative Nancy's put me down so I left the boards for the last year..
Anyhow that is in the past and I thought I would check in.
Is there anyone else still TTC #1 after years of trying?

I'm down a tube since a year ago due to an ectopic this April and my AMH has dropped drastically. DH's morphology has also dropped so our future without IVF looks grim.

However we are going to proceed with IUI and hope I ovulate from the left side with the tube.

Hope to gain some positive support!
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Me 37
DH 39
"Unexplained Infertility" diagnosis Feb 2014
IUI- planned for May 2014
Surprise BFP April 18/2014 while waiting for IUI!
Natural miscarriage April 29/2014 - 6 weeks
IUI #1 50mg Clomid and 24 mil sperm July 4/2014= BFN
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Aug= CANCELLED due to cyst and midcycle bleed
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Oct 7/2014= BFN
2015 NOTHING
2016 New RE gives us hope
April 19/16 Ectopic Pregnancy while waiting to begin IUI again
Right tube removed
DH 3% Morphology
ME AMH 4.4PMOL (British scale)
"I may not be there yet. But I am closer than I was yesterday."
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby B Michaelson » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:09 pm

I'm sorry to see you are still here orange. I hope it happens for you soon.

Even if you O from your tubeless side it can still happen. That's what happened with my BFP and a few others I read about. I hope the IUI is all you need. Fx!
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DS - Born Jan 2015
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby Danaa » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:37 pm

I'm still here still Ttc #1,not sure if we ever been in a group together,I'm sorry someone made you unwelcomed here.Good luck to you.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby orangecat » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:42 pm

Hi ladies.
Thanks for replying! We have hope even though some days feel hopeless. Both of our BFPS were natural while waiting for treatment so I feel like we have to succeed with a little bit of help!
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Me 37
DH 39
"Unexplained Infertility" diagnosis Feb 2014
IUI- planned for May 2014
Surprise BFP April 18/2014 while waiting for IUI!
Natural miscarriage April 29/2014 - 6 weeks
IUI #1 50mg Clomid and 24 mil sperm July 4/2014= BFN
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Aug= CANCELLED due to cyst and midcycle bleed
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Oct 7/2014= BFN
2015 NOTHING
2016 New RE gives us hope
April 19/16 Ectopic Pregnancy while waiting to begin IUI again
Right tube removed
DH 3% Morphology
ME AMH 4.4PMOL (British scale)
"I may not be there yet. But I am closer than I was yesterday."
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby TTCfortoolong2016 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:08 pm

Hi Orange, I'm still trying for #1, almost 3 years since miscarriage - hindsight tells me I've had about 3 miscarriages in total but only 1 confirmed so of course they don't do much for you then... It's getting pretty hopeless for me too. Finally giving in to the thought of paying for it to happen... We went to the specialist 1.5 years ago but I didn't like the way he seemed to want to go straight to IVF, was really hoping it would happen naturally but since it hasn't gave in and made another appt to go next month (made the appt 4 months ago). It's a hard road... everyone around me is/has been pregnant and all had their babies in the time we've been trying. Some are onto their 2nd or 3rd already. Every month I feel like it should just happen... posted just before this in the ttc in our 30's section as my last cycle was 19 days (has never happened before so that's even more discouraging). Funny/not funny how we spend so much time trying to prevent it in our younger years and now it's impossible to even get a bfp, nevermind carry to full term. The worst part is everyone always telling me to relax and stop trying and it will happen. Easy to say when you're not the one in the situation. I couldn't not know what cycle day I'm on even if I tried - I'm always looking forward to the days we can try again and never want to miss one just in case that's the O day. I gave up on charting, opks etc a while ago. I even had the clearblue fertility monitor and got my peak days every month. Stopped using it after 8 months of disappointment. Figured there's not much of a point to know what days are the right days considering we try every other day anyways (especially since according to everyone else it will only happen when we stop trying). I have nobody close to me that understands, it seems so easy for everyone else.
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby TTCfortoolong2016 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:11 pm

BTW, I'm 36, hubby is 38 and we were diagnosed unexplained in March 2015 (waited over a year after miscarriage to see specialist)... sounds very similar to your situation... I'd love to be a ttc friend to you and vice versa if you're open to it.
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby orangecat » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:06 am

I'm so sorry to hear that you are in the same situation as me:( I would love to be your TTC friend! I must admit that I am having a hard time using this website this time around...it doesn't look the same on my phone as it used to and I can't figure out how to view the whole site. Oh well! I totally hear you about paying to fail...my DH keeps thinking it's going to happen on its own because we've managed to get pregnant twice without help. I tried to tell him that we just don't have time to waste anymore! Both our birthdays are in October and every day my eggs age more! I'm currently CD 2 and started letrazole today for IUI #3 (first with new doctor). I'm going for acupuncture this afternoon and my follicle check is next week. Where are you in your cycle? Any plans this month?
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Me 37
DH 39
"Unexplained Infertility" diagnosis Feb 2014
IUI- planned for May 2014
Surprise BFP April 18/2014 while waiting for IUI!
Natural miscarriage April 29/2014 - 6 weeks
IUI #1 50mg Clomid and 24 mil sperm July 4/2014= BFN
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Aug= CANCELLED due to cyst and midcycle bleed
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Oct 7/2014= BFN
2015 NOTHING
2016 New RE gives us hope
April 19/16 Ectopic Pregnancy while waiting to begin IUI again
Right tube removed
DH 3% Morphology
ME AMH 4.4PMOL (British scale)
"I may not be there yet. But I am closer than I was yesterday."
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby orangecat » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:12 am

I also don't have anyone close to me that understands. I've become somewhat of a recluse through everything....most of my old friends have 2 or 3 kids and are all part of "mommy" groups. Non mothers have no place with them as they see it. After my first MC I heard from a few "I didn't think you wanted kids" and I quit talking to them for obvious reasons. Infertility doctors are in the business of making money and don't seem to care about us. That's how I felt about our first RE...both of the IUIs we did with her were poorly timed and had no chance of success based on what I now know about endometrial lining and timing. We must be our own advocates and fight for us. I really hope your appointment goes well and that they listen to you! What testing have you had done? (I can't read your signature on my phone so I apologize if the info is there)
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Me 37
DH 39
"Unexplained Infertility" diagnosis Feb 2014
IUI- planned for May 2014
Surprise BFP April 18/2014 while waiting for IUI!
Natural miscarriage April 29/2014 - 6 weeks
IUI #1 50mg Clomid and 24 mil sperm July 4/2014= BFN
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Aug= CANCELLED due to cyst and midcycle bleed
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Oct 7/2014= BFN
2015 NOTHING
2016 New RE gives us hope
April 19/16 Ectopic Pregnancy while waiting to begin IUI again
Right tube removed
DH 3% Morphology
ME AMH 4.4PMOL (British scale)
"I may not be there yet. But I am closer than I was yesterday."
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby B Michaelson » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:06 am

Orange it took me forever to figure it out but if you are using an iPhone, hold the refresh button on the URL bar and it will pop up and give an option to load the desktop site. It's changed in here a bit I noticed. I don't see a like button anymore either.
Me - 36
Hashimotos, JHS/EDS, ANA negative, 1 Fallopian tube
DH - 41
TTC #1 Aug 2012 - May 2014
DS - Born Jan 2015
TTC #2 since Aug 2016
May 2017 :bfp:

:angel: Our Angels :angel:
2004 - 7.5 weeks
Oct 2013 - 6w6d ruptured ectopic
Jan 2014 - Chemical

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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby Danaa » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:05 am

Scroll down the page and there you will see "switch to full style".
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby B Michaelson » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:10 am

I didn't have that button. But I did look for it. Not sure why it didn't come up on my phone but I had to google another way to get the full site.
Me - 36
Hashimotos, JHS/EDS, ANA negative, 1 Fallopian tube
DH - 41
TTC #1 Aug 2012 - May 2014
DS - Born Jan 2015
TTC #2 since Aug 2016
May 2017 :bfp:

:angel: Our Angels :angel:
2004 - 7.5 weeks
Oct 2013 - 6w6d ruptured ectopic
Jan 2014 - Chemical

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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby orangecat » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:31 pm

I am on a samsung6. I don't have the switch to desktop button or the url option. It used to be so easy to see the full site.
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Me 37
DH 39
"Unexplained Infertility" diagnosis Feb 2014
IUI- planned for May 2014
Surprise BFP April 18/2014 while waiting for IUI!
Natural miscarriage April 29/2014 - 6 weeks
IUI #1 50mg Clomid and 24 mil sperm July 4/2014= BFN
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Aug= CANCELLED due to cyst and midcycle bleed
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Oct 7/2014= BFN
2015 NOTHING
2016 New RE gives us hope
April 19/16 Ectopic Pregnancy while waiting to begin IUI again
Right tube removed
DH 3% Morphology
ME AMH 4.4PMOL (British scale)
"I may not be there yet. But I am closer than I was yesterday."
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby Danaa » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:55 pm

I dont know if it counts or not but I use an iPhone 6s and teh browser safari and I'm in Greece.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby orangecat » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:55 pm

I figured it out! It only works if I use Chrome to access the site!
Danaa I recognize your picture from previous threads but don't think we've ever been in a group together :)
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Me 37
DH 39
"Unexplained Infertility" diagnosis Feb 2014
IUI- planned for May 2014
Surprise BFP April 18/2014 while waiting for IUI!
Natural miscarriage April 29/2014 - 6 weeks
IUI #1 50mg Clomid and 24 mil sperm July 4/2014= BFN
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Aug= CANCELLED due to cyst and midcycle bleed
IUI #2 letrazole 2.5mg Oct 7/2014= BFN
2015 NOTHING
2016 New RE gives us hope
April 19/16 Ectopic Pregnancy while waiting to begin IUI again
Right tube removed
DH 3% Morphology
ME AMH 4.4PMOL (British scale)
"I may not be there yet. But I am closer than I was yesterday."
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Re: Anyone else still TTC #1?

Postby TTCfortoolong2016 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:48 pm

Hey Orange! Yay, I'm so glad to have a ttc friend that really gets it. I have become a bit of a recluse myself, especially when it comes to visiting friends with children. It actually makes me feel like a bad person a lot of times but it's just so hard. I find it surprising that others don't seem to understand why I might not want to go to every baby shower out there. While I am happy for others for getting what they want it's amazing how insensitive some are to how hard our situation is. The worst for me lately is getting the news in person from someone who's just found out they're pregnant. Curbing my reaction has become my focus lately, trying to smile and not cry... Never thought I'd be in this boat.
The tests we've had are bloods, infections, sperm analysis, ultrasounds, tube check... I haven't been checked for endo yet but will be requesting that at our specialist appt. we haven't moved forward on anything further. The last time I was at the specialist he prescribed letrazole... Took that for six months even though I already ovulate on my own. Made ov brutal! So painful and so much pressure. Have done acupuncture and it did nothing but shorten my cycles from 28 - 24 days so I stopped doing that after 6 months in January. I personally don't know why Drs go straight to ov drugs if I'm already oving. I'm guessing after endo we'll start with retrieving eggs and sperm to do the tests on quality and fertilization capabilities. Sounds like you've been through a lot more than me.... Can't imagine hearing ectopic in a diagnosis... That must have been terrible for you..... So, how do you decide iui vs Ivf... I'm going to be moving into those stages next I assume and actually don't know much about any of that since I've been trying to avoid going that route. How difficult is it going through it all?
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