2018 Ivf babies

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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Gem1981 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:14 am

That’s awesome! Yay!
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:34 am

Congratulations banana!
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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 very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby mglupe1979 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:18 pm

Prefect!!! Yupppi!! They will be waithing for u.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby banana78 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:55 pm

Thanks ladies! One week post retrieval and my skin is breaking out like crazy.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Kawanmk » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Great news banana! That’s awesome!
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby @whenmytruerainbow » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:59 am

Hi, Kawanmk! Have read your good news on another thread about endometrial scretching. Congrats with your bfp. Would love so much to join this particular thread one day with my ivf baby announcement. We're just at the begining of our de ivf route. 2 previous fresh cycles with oe unfortunately brought no success :( Hope this time is different. Wishing good luck to all on this path x
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby bbelanger91 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:31 am

Hi Everyone. It's been a while...

I just wanted to start off by saying I am so sorry for falling off the face of the earth. It has been the roughest 5 months of my life. That is no excuse to have stopped supporting you all however.

Less than 24 hours before my transfer I found out i had aggressive thyroid cancer that had started to spread to my neck and lymph nodes. It was the absolute worst day of my life. To come some close after 6 years of this journey to find out that not only could I not continue with my embryo transfer, but that I had cancer was too much for me to handle.

I ended up taking work off for over 2 months. I found out Dec 11th I had the cancer and Jan 8th I had surgery. Last month I had a radioactive iodine procedure to kill off the remaining cancer. I have not gotten the official "cancer free" call yet but I will know more in 3 months. They are hopeful and are telling me I can continue with my embryo transfer in October. Fingers crossed.

Because of all this I have been in the worst depression of my life and I have been extremely sick. I also got the official diabetic diagnoses which has added greatly to my sick feeling. My immune system has been weakened so I am getting sick constantly now.

I have not read through all the posts yet but through everything I have thought of you all and have wished for nothing but good things for you all. I hope you all are doing well and are well into your pregnancies. I will try to check in on here often but I just wanted to let you all know that I have not forgotten about you all and I continue to pray for you.

<3 Baby dust to all!
Me: 26 - DH: 29 - TCC #1 Since July 2012
I have severe PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance, High Blood Pressure
6 Rounds of Clomid, BFN
2 Rounds of Femera, BFN
IVF #1-Fall of 2017
8/25-CD 1
8/27-BC until 9/17
9/18 Suppression Check- All good!
9/21 Start Stims
10/8 Egg Retrieval
10/9 13 Eggs Retrieved
10/10 7 Eggs have Fertilized-Doing a FET. Will know how many made it to freeze on Friday.
10/16 3 Eggs made it to blast and freeze! Egg 1-AA, Egg 3-AB, Egg 7-BB The first 2 made it on Day 5 the last one made it on Day 6
10/18 For the first time in my life, my BP is finally normal! 128/74, my thyroid is within perfect range, and I have lost 7 lbs without even trying! Things are falling into place! I take this as a good sign :)
10/25 Post-Op Appt
12/6 FET Scheduled at 8AM! :)
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby mglupe1979 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:50 am

Bbelanger im so sorry to read this. Dont apologize for not being here with us. We continue to support each other in the good time and in the not so good time. You have to think on your health first taken one day at the time. God knows how much he can give us to carry. We will be waiting for you. We want to also hear the good news of being cancer free and the doc given you the alclear to continue with your journey. Take care, and we are here if you need us.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm

Bbe omg !!!Dont apologize for anything!!!
I’m so happy you feel a bit better!!
When you started ttc seriously didn’t your doctor checked ur thyroid before Ivf?!Could this have been a cause for you not getting pregnant?
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My Ovulation Chart
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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 very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby bbelanger91 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:15 am

Thank you mglupe and Danaa :) I appreciate your kind words.

The crazy thing is that if I had not done the IVF process when I did, my doctors told me that it would have continued to go undetected and years could have passed without me knowing and it would have spread to other parts of my body. They never checked my neck for nodules which really pissed me off. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid a few years ago but they just upping my meds to suppress my thyroid function and they said my thyroid was nice and suppressed before my retrieval.

I had NO symptoms of cancer. I was completely shocked! I honestly was in denial until they did my final biopsy to determine what kind of cancer I had exactly. I thought they were 100% wrong.

My endocrinologist, my primary care, my IVF doctor and my surgeon have all told me that my future baby saved my life. If my IVF doctor didn't make me go to the endocrin doctor before my transfer to check my sugars, he would have never found the tumors.

I am now a HUGE advocate of people getting their necks checked regularly for lumps and nodules. My doctors told me that all the pregnancy hormones I was on for IVF actually sped up the spread of the cancer and the growth of the tumors! I guess a lot of young women find out about their cancers right after they give birth or right before. It is really crazy statistics.

I have started therapy to help me cope with everything and I feel like I am starting to get to a better place and find hope again.

Thank you for your support. It means the world.
Me: 26 - DH: 29 - TCC #1 Since July 2012
I have severe PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance, High Blood Pressure
6 Rounds of Clomid, BFN
2 Rounds of Femera, BFN
IVF #1-Fall of 2017
8/25-CD 1
8/27-BC until 9/17
9/18 Suppression Check- All good!
9/21 Start Stims
10/8 Egg Retrieval
10/9 13 Eggs Retrieved
10/10 7 Eggs have Fertilized-Doing a FET. Will know how many made it to freeze on Friday.
10/16 3 Eggs made it to blast and freeze! Egg 1-AA, Egg 3-AB, Egg 7-BB The first 2 made it on Day 5 the last one made it on Day 6
10/18 For the first time in my life, my BP is finally normal! 128/74, my thyroid is within perfect range, and I have lost 7 lbs without even trying! Things are falling into place! I take this as a good sign :)
10/25 Post-Op Appt
12/6 FET Scheduled at 8AM! :)
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Thu May 17, 2018 7:50 am

Bbe this is crazy!!!
Ur baby,Ur savior!!
When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism I also had a scan for nodules and I had a blood test to see if it was cancer..I guess if all depends on the doctor,my endocrinologist is a huge advocate for thyroid ultrasound .
Hugs tight and be strong!!The worst has passed!!!
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My Ovulation Chart
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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 very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby mglupe1979 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:26 am

Wao wao wao Belanger im still in shock and processing your message. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us. I would have never thought anything about this. You are stronger than you think. Sending a humongous hug to you. Like Dana said the worst has passed. I will keep you in my prayers. Your babies are waiting for you.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby cindywoolfe » Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am

Hey Dana. Hope you're doing well. It's a really exciting situation to be in. I'm sorry for your loss earlier, but I have no doubts you'll experience happiness soon enough. IVF is a great procedure. It's a bit complicated. However, as long as it's getting us what we want, why wouldn't we be in favor of it?
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