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42 & My Clock BOOMING, Although I Still Feel 20! CD3 TEST ?

Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:59 am

Hi guys!!! I used to be on these boards when my 12 year old born from IUI with 6 mature eggs (I KNOW.. at that time I didn't know the risks, just thought I had a great chance & the RE told me nada). We do live & learn along the way, but desperation also clouds judgement, even though I did NOT end up on the Discovery Health channel, thankfully, but yet, ironically, I was pregnant again after TTC here for over 4 years via IUI with only ONE mature egg and have healthy fraternal twin girls. I was told ZERO chance of multiples, so kind of wacky, and they are NOT from the same egg... no way, (blonde/ brown eyes, brown hair/ green eyes, different face features, etc. LOL.) so if you are ever told that an egg is immature and unviable on or off of meds, don't count out, because actually the only 'mature one' was not hot and was shrinking down at the time of IUI, and I had two. Just a story of hope there. They held like no hope in their faces, trust me.. I knew that look.

ANYHOW, I had them at 34 and 1/2 years old, and I have endo, but they never said that stopped me from getting pregnant ONLY with IUI, as IUI (passing maybe the barrier- maybe my mucus, though they never tested) and stimulating the ovaries worked well, BUT I am ancient now in reproductive land (WAHHHH)... although I still feel 22, my eggs obviously cannot be, which hurts me, and so I know things aren't likely the same, as fertility, I know, has taken great decline and is by the month now, I am sure. (Maybe more, which SUCKS!!!!! Pardon my French. I feel like I still should have 5, 10 years left. At 29 I felt old to have a baby and now I laugh so hard. I was one, and 42 was so old, but now that I am here and busting with energy and love, I hate myself for those thoughts. BUT higher maternal and fetal risks are very real). Thing was, my husband has been out of work for 4 years now w/o pay, and we have struggled, A LOT and now he's finally going to be getting well-deserved payments and my 42nd birthday just really made me think BIG TIME, and the fact that money times WILL now get better, and my love for children is immense, and having my kids gone all day (work from home) has left me feeling so empty, I still want a shot, but I doubt it will be easy and there's no time to waste.

Sorry to make my intro. so long here, but last month when I went to my OBGYN he told me I can still have babies, which is funny w/o any testing, but it made me feel good at the time, wrong or right, and to come in this month for CD bloodwork, which I remember very well from the past. OK, sooooo... my appt. last time was on my CD 4, and he told me I could come this next cycle on CD 3, and I said 'what if I get caught on a weekend.... my luck' and (IT HAPPENED, LOL), and he said you can have it done on CD 4 then. (That would be today.) BUT, why didn't he just do it that day? I had my pap and all, and was there, adnd I did question it. He said during my exam I was not bleeding so.... WHO CARES??? I always stop for 1/2 a day on day 4 and then it resumes lightly until it leaves. CD 1 & 2 are my OMG I can't deal with the pain days. So, I am in the same place right this second, but this could have been done a month ago, but then I just went along with it because I figured I'd nail the day 3 and timing would be A+, but, obviously, that didn't transpire.

I can't find much online, but because of my age and my mental state (no, I am not crazy, I mean.. I want right answers, not wrong ones due to timing, or it would affect my mental state, lol, if that makes sense.) I don't wanna stress, worrying if these will be 100% accurate or if they can be off a bit because it is a tad late. They may say 2-4 but I read some doc's prefer day 2!!! I didn't think about this when I was confident about my results way back when, but now am more sensitive and def. want them to be right at this advanced age. I took urine FSH tests at home and was good, but it isn't the same.

Should I go in today or wait until CD 3 next cycle, PRAYING it doesn't fall on a weekend?? I'd go to an RE now, but my hubby is older than me, and he knows how I am feeling, but I am doing this as a stepping stone to the big talk.

We were sooooooooooooo in twin shock with our girls and of course, they come and there is nothing but happiness and you can't imagine one not being there after the fact, naturally, but it was scary along the way, risks, fear, as I lost a child when I was young which compounded things greatly, but were he scared too?? OMG yes!!!! I expected one, but I know now, God makes no mistakes, and wish I enjoyed my pregnancy more, as all turned out fine. A lot of people scared me along the way. (DON'T GOOGLE MOST THINGS, OR EVER LISTEN TO WAR STORIES - BIG PIECE OF ADVICE PLZ!!!) Hub be fine as is, but he would have been OK b4 the twins too with just one biological child, so we'd talk AFTER these results, but he does know it is on my mind and I have NOT been honest about it, with my clock not ticking, but 1/2 broken, since we needed a push back then, we'd need a bigger push POSSIBLY now, unless we got real lucky, but I know time is of the essence. I don't feel FULLY complete, but I am lucky. I know women with secondary or beyond infertility understand that feeling I have. We do know we are blessed. It's just a feeling you cannot shake regardless. (I do root for all the 1st time mamas every day & have since my TTC journey started 16 years ago with my 1st DD) OK, sorry to get off track here.

What would you do??? I wanna have these results b4 talking SA and RE with him. I am very frightened though. Anybody know if this is OK, and the results would be just as accurate? I also heard of a new test that can be done at ANY point in the cycle and gives more info. but I didn't know about it to mention it last month and maybe it is an RE thing, but it is just a blood test too, which sounds awesome. Anybody know anything about that one?

Thanks bunches for reading all of this. BABY DUST TO EVERYBODY HERE!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL VERY SOON!!!!!!!

((HUGS))
Shelly

Re: 42 & My Clock BOOMING, Although I Still Feel 20! CD3 TES

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:42 am

I got my number. I was told it was perfect. 1.34 (AMH) test.. looking online, it is very close to normal for women under 35, I just don't know, is it reliable? Should I still get a CD3 Fsh test? Hub's gonna get his sperm count checked. I am worried for that, as we are older. WISH US LUCK!!!

Re: 42 & My Clock BOOMING, Although I Still Feel 20! CD3 TES

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:42 am

I got my number. I was told it was perfect. 1.34 (AMH) test.. looking online, it is very close to normal for women under 35, I just don't know, is it reliable? Should I still get a CD3 Fsh test? Hub's gonna get his sperm count checked. I am worried for that, as we are older. WISH US LUCK!!!

Re: 42 & My Clock BOOMING, Although I Still Feel 20! CD3 TES

Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:53 am

best of luck!!!!!

Re: 42 & My Clock BOOMING, Although I Still Feel 20! CD3 TES

Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 pm

:babydustg: :babydustb: FX for you!! I would for sure do the 3 day test. Check your FSH, LH, and E2
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