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Postby eseptember » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:35 pm

Hi ladies
I started my bcp last week and I will be doing ER/ ET 1st week of April! This will be my first IVF. So excited to have some buddies to wait with :) I'm just anxious to be done w/ these bcp and start the process. Hope everyone else is hanging in there! Praying that we are all on our way to our bfp! :)
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Postby Seppie » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:49 pm

ESEPTEMBER: Looks like you will be the head of our group! Start us out with a BFP! Which drugs will you be using? Hopefully some of us will be able to help you thru having done this before. If you have any questions, just ask.
JOLOJENJEN: You must be rich! How do you afford all those cycles. LOL!
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Chemical Pregnancy 3/07
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3 IUI's with clomid BFN
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TTC #2 since June 2010
Starting IVF #2 March 2010
ER 4/23 12 eggs 11 fertilized w ICSI
ET 4/28 1 early blast, 1 compacting morula
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Postby allisgood » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:08 pm

How's everyone doing??

I'm just waiting for AF to come so I can start BC pills. Ive been starting to buy my meds too, geesh they are expensive.
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Taking my chances with IVF #1 in May 2011
4/4 - Start BC pills
5/6 - Baseline u/s
5/12 - Stim Day 1
5/23 - ER 13 eggs, 10 fertilized
5/26 - ET - 3 embryos (1 -9 cell, 2- 8 cell)
2 Frozen
6/1 - BFP on FRER!!
6/6 - Beta!!

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Postby LorrieS » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:57 pm

allisgood - I'm in the same boat. I waiting to get my testing out of the way. Not sure if I'll start BC with Aprils AF or May. Depends on money to do our FET. Right now it's looking more like May/June.
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Postby catwomanbaby » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Hi Ladies,

I am kind of a March/April lady in that I will have an FET at the end of March but be testing in April..... I may split between the two boards (FEB/MARCH and APRIL/MAY).

This part is hard for so many of you - waiting to find out when your cycle is starting. Good luck everyone.

AFM: As you can tell from my siggy - I'm no spring chicken with this process. I got a BFN with my first 2 and then an early m/c from my last IVF. I am hoping that FET may be the way for me (less stress on my body). Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Clomid 100 + IUI: 10/2009 BFN
Clomid 100 + IUI: 11/2009 BFN
IVF #1.0: 1/2010 cancelled b/c of fibroid
Fibroid removal: 1/2010
IVF#1.5: 5/2010: BFN
IVF#2 8/2010: BFN
IVF#3 12/2010: BFP but low numbers. M/C 12/25
FET#4: 3-4/2011: BFP. u/s on 4/19 showed two little hb's in the 100's
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Postby jlojenjen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:20 pm

Hi Ladies...happy monday!

Allisgood and Lorrie....I know the "waiting to get started" phase is like someone is dangling a carrot in front of you :) Good luck with all your testing.

Catwoman....so sorry to see your "history". I just happened to notice m/c on Christmas :( I will pray this round is for you. I have autoimmune diseases, and the ONLY time I've gotten preggo has been on FET. As you said...less stress on my body. Maybe that will be the ticket for you too!

Seppie - they're right, you will be the first one in our group, I think! Let's get this party started! And no, I'm not rich....more like BROKE!!! We have been withdrawing from hubby's 401k. This time, the meds are killing us....I need 9 of the Gonal-F 900 pens! YIKES~!

Well, one update from me. I had my Saline Infusion today...or fluid U/S. For the first time in my life, I had one come back normal! I've had about 10 or 12 of them, and EVERY TIME I have to have surgery to remove polyps/cysts. I got the all clear! I cried :) Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come!

I hope everyone is doing well. I will do more personals later...good to see so many people in this group already. Let's get done with those BCP's, and start making babies !!!

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Beta#2: 8/22 - 659 (doubling time 39 hrs)
Beta#3: 8/27 - 5,343 (doubling time 39hrs)
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U/S #2 scheduled 9/10!!
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Postby curteisye » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:32 pm

Hey ladies, just checking in. I'm really boring right now. Not a darn thing going on until my appointment next Monday at which point I am praying I get the all clear to start the FET process the following week. I have already slated my time off work for bedrest and such so really hoping this works out.
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Postby LorrieS » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:14 am

:hi: Carrie. I hope you get the 'go ahead' next Monday. I can't even think of what it feels like anymore to be doing any sort of treatment. I've been 'bored' for the last 8 months! Honestly, if feels more so since December 26, 2009 :(

I Hope and Pray that both our FET's turn out positive and with a baby in our arms. :hugs:
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12/24/09 - u/s :hb: only 62
12/26/09 - m/c @ 6w5d :angel:
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Postby allisgood » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:33 am

I'm with you on the bored factor. The last fertility treatment we did was in 2008. We started fertility treatments back in 2001, ugh feels like forever.

I'm so ready to be done with all this and just be pregnant!!


I pray April/May is lucky for all of us.
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Taking my chances with IVF #1 in May 2011
4/4 - Start BC pills
5/6 - Baseline u/s
5/12 - Stim Day 1
5/23 - ER 13 eggs, 10 fertilized
5/26 - ET - 3 embryos (1 -9 cell, 2- 8 cell)
2 Frozen
6/1 - BFP on FRER!!
6/6 - Beta!!

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Postby inlovewithjhk » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:57 am

Hi guys! I'm waiting for AF still since my MC. It is taking forever. I am picking up my giant box of drugs today so I'm getting started! After AF I have BCP then Lupron. I'm anxousnto get started!
Me- 27- Tests show everything works perfectly!
DH- 36- SA results = 80 million, 30% motility (3% forward progressive), <1% strict morphology- Diagnosis= severe male factor infertility

IVF #1, 11/09- BFP! Its a girl! Born 8/18/09

Tried naturally for 1.5 years after my DD was born... guess things still don't work right!

FET #1, 01/11- BFP! :angel: at 6w

IVF #2- 5/11- 11 eggs retrieved, 9 fert! Hoping for a day 5 transfer.... grow babies grow!!
5/31/11- BPF!! on FRER!
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Postby catwomanbaby » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:27 pm

jlojenjen: That's great that it came back all clear. Definitely nice not to need the surgery first. I just had a tiny polyp removed. I was having a catheter placed to try to make my transfer easier and they did a hysteroscopy while I was udner anesthesia so were able to remove the polyp immediate. I dread to think how I would feel if I had to delay a month. I may have had a meltdown.

inlove: The first AF after a m/c defintiely seems to take forever. It was also a bit hard for me to even know what my cd1 was supposed to be to count from. It's nice when you finally get it and can really move on.

allisgood: definitely the waiting is hard and definitely wish you on dreaming about skipping this crappy process until the happy ending.

lorrie: You may have been bored but I think your ups and downs have also been exhausting. I'm glad all the stress seems like a distant memory:-) I hopethis will be it for you and can't wait until you can start.

Curt: That would be great to get the all clear for next week. I knwo it didn't flyfor you but I feel as if time went quickly and am thrilled that you can start your FET so soon.

eseptember: yay for starting! Hopefully things will move along smoothly.

Seppie: when is your 30th birthday? Maybe there will be a big birthday present:-)

AFM: I am starting to get more excited. I amt aking my estrogen for my FET and starting to see the endless wait for my next round end. Hooray!!
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DH: 47 yo
Two step-children ages 15 and 18
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Clomid 100 + IUI: 10/2009 BFN
Clomid 100 + IUI: 11/2009 BFN
IVF #1.0: 1/2010 cancelled b/c of fibroid
Fibroid removal: 1/2010
IVF#1.5: 5/2010: BFN
IVF#2 8/2010: BFN
IVF#3 12/2010: BFP but low numbers. M/C 12/25
FET#4: 3-4/2011: BFP. u/s on 4/19 showed two little hb's in the 100's
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Postby Seppie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Tomorrow I am 30! EEEKKK! My chart is so ugly and isn't even showing ovulation, so who the hell knows when AF will arrive. I am thinking Saturday or Sunday. If it doesn't show, my plans will be screwed up! I am leaving for vacation on Wednesday and need my period to start before then so I can get to RE for bloodwork and u/s. Pray for my flow :)
Any updates on anyone?
Hope everyone is trucking along. Can't wait to see some BFP's or at least some shots starting and follies growing :)
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TTC since 10/07
Chemical Pregnancy 3/07
Unexplained Infertility
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IVF #1 BFP
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Starting IVF #2 March 2010
ER 4/23 12 eggs 11 fertilized w ICSI
ET 4/28 1 early blast, 1 compacting morula
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Postby allisgood » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:52 pm

Just waiting on AF too. She is expected tomorrow. I think it will be the first time ever I will be happy to see the witch.

How's everyone doing? Anyone get their meds ordered yet?
Me/DH 36
TTC #2 since 1999...

Taking my chances with IVF #1 in May 2011
4/4 - Start BC pills
5/6 - Baseline u/s
5/12 - Stim Day 1
5/23 - ER 13 eggs, 10 fertilized
5/26 - ET - 3 embryos (1 -9 cell, 2- 8 cell)
2 Frozen
6/1 - BFP on FRER!!
6/6 - Beta!!

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Postby eseptember » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:38 pm

Hi everyone,
So I just got my big box of drugs and I'm pretty stressed just looking at it all :shock: Looks like they have me on Follistem, Ganirelix and a bunch of other things. I don't know how I will be taking them but the nurse said she will explain everything on my next visit. I go in on Wed. for a endometrial biopsy. According to my schedule I should be doing my ER on April 4th if everything goes as planned. I'm so anxious just to get going with the meds.

How is everyone else doing??

Seppie Happy 30th tomorrow! :)
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Unexplained Infertility
TTC #2 in 2013!
Ectopic 2002
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Postby jlojenjen » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi ladies, just checking in. Seppie, Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Eseptember, I know the needles and meds can be overwhelming....they will explain it all, and remember, we are all here to support you! I'll help in anyway I can.


Allisgood - I know what you mean about being happy for AF for once. Ready to get the show on the road!

Well, I have no updates, just wanted to check in.

Does anyone have any thoughts on taking Diflucan? I have been battling a systemic yeast infection for 2 years, can't get rid of it with diet, I broke down and got a prescription for it. RE is ok with me taking it. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Beta#1: 8/20 - 286
Beta#2: 8/22 - 659 (doubling time 39 hrs)
Beta#3: 8/27 - 5,343 (doubling time 39hrs)
U/S#1 8/31 - Gest. sac and yolk sac (5wks/5days)
U/S #2 scheduled 9/10!!
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