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Complete newbie but been bitten by the TTC bug already!!

Postby Littlemisshopeful » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:02 am

Hi everyone!

I am 35 and DH is 37 and we were given the green light to TTC on 11/3/15 after 3 years of tests on me (and one for him) plus hyst/lapros op this jan. They discovered a large septum which has been removed. I also have kidney disease.
Gyn checked my ovaries and said I have lots of eggs and one was 'Ripening' on the right one. DH has good swimmers from previous testing.

As I have no clue about where to start I downloaded an app (Clue) and bought some ovulation strips to figure out my cycle.
I dont know when the best time to test is but I was generally testing after 10am and 4pm if I was able to! I never got a full positive per se but I did have what I saw as maybe lines over 3-4 days on and off since 12/13-3.

AF was 7-11/3 this month so according to Clue I was due to O 10 days ago. I think O'd 6 days ago because I was woken up by an odd sharp stabbing pain on my right. But I am not sure!
We have been DTD since CD6 every 2 days. I have had a an unusual week of symptoms last week - most of which I could attribute to PMS (but I dont get these normally):

- diarhea most of last week ( it might have been a bug?) but was only once a day
- nausea most mornings
- fatigue (kept having naps - v strange)
- before O my BBs got bigger and a bit sore (normal for me) then went down (normal before AF)
- incredibly high sex drive all week
- starving - stomach growling a cpl hours after eating or at night (strange)
- odd cramp in my calf last week. ( v strange as I exercise alot and dont cramp)
- for the past day or so my nips are huge and sore and BBs started joing then today (v strange to get big/ tender twice before AF)
- on and off cramping for the past few days (dont get this till AF normally)

This is all v odd but could all be in my head which I keep telling myself!). So hope to find some TTC 30+ buddies to obsess with!

It was defo therapeutic (though long winded) to get that all down!!

Baby dust to all!!
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Re: Complete newbie but been bitten by the TTC bug already!!

Postby LisaTTC » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:25 am

I got on here a few months ago...and immediately started charting once I saw all of the charts on here and learned more about the female reproductive system than i ever thought I would! It's really given me a ton of insight...and I hope that the addition of progesterone to this cycle will be the answer! I never would have thought to start it without the charts!
temping gives me something to do during the tww...but it also helps confirm for me that O happened. My husband is currently on a 6pm to 6am schedule, so BD timing is harder than usual. OPK's have helped me so I don't ask for so much sex that it becomes a job. I learned my lesson and hubby isn't keen on having such clinical sex just to get it in before he falls asleep at 7am.

Where are you located? Based on how you wrote that AF date, I'm guessing you aren't in the states. :)
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Hubby: 43 (Bill)
DSS: 4 (Carson)

TTC#1 since sept 2013
BFP #1 ended in D&C after no heartbeat found at 9.5 weeks on 6/23/14 (my birthday)
Currently on Clomid 100mg on days 4-8
Adding progesterone supplements after O starting March 2015. 200mg - 2xday

4/13/15 - Second blood draw shows drop in hcg - CP
5/20/15 - hcg <2 - CP#2

starting acupuncture 5/21/15!

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Re: Complete newbie but been bitten by the TTC bug already!!

Postby Littlemisshopeful » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:29 pm

Hi Lisa!

It can become quite obsessive - i think i spent 3 hrs today reading this sites stories!!! ;)

I just ordered a basal themometer so will start charting from April. I also installed fertility friend on my ipad which i will use when charting.

I am aware of the need to try to not make it a schedule as much as possible! Men dont like to be told what to do....!!! ;)

Due to the complexity of my kidney disease plus any pregnancy being high risk - the fertility specialist will start me on Clomid if we dont succeed in 3 months. I will use these 3 months to keep a diary of everything. :)

You are right - We live in Brussels!

Its a very hard journey so far with all the tests and this is before even trying!!

I am so glad to meet you - i really dont know all the lingo though e.g. DSS or D&C

Keep in touch!

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Re: Complete newbie but been bitten by the TTC bug already!!

Postby LisaTTC » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:51 am

DSS - darling step son
D&C - this is what the medical world calls it. it's short for Dilation and curettage. It's surgery where your uterine lining is completely removed. There was no heartbeat and I didn't want to wait to miscarry and then find out they had to go in to remove the rest anyway, so this was the option I chose.

Yes, it's tough. Sometimes it's frustrating on here to have someone get pg after trying for 2 cycles or something. So many of us have been trying for much longer.
Don't take that the wrong way, i hope it doesn't take long for you!!!
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Hubby: 43 (Bill)
DSS: 4 (Carson)

TTC#1 since sept 2013
BFP #1 ended in D&C after no heartbeat found at 9.5 weeks on 6/23/14 (my birthday)
Currently on Clomid 100mg on days 4-8
Adding progesterone supplements after O starting March 2015. 200mg - 2xday

4/13/15 - Second blood draw shows drop in hcg - CP
5/20/15 - hcg <2 - CP#2

starting acupuncture 5/21/15!

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