I x- posted this fron our last thread....
I have to agree with Kwam. She is the voice of reason. Taking the time to step back, go thru emotions invidually and as a couple is a great idea. Its really easy to get caught up in all this IF stuff and IVF. I hope we didn't rush into this next FET to quickly. Not so much financially but physically.
Carrie - That is great news! So glad you are starting up another cycle already! Do you have unlimited insurance coverage?
mere - I love the idea of the mugs and the fund raiser! Sorry you had to deal with that insensitive, and rather ignorant woman!! I STILL hear ppl say stupid things to me from time to time. But I try to just blow it off and remind myself that ppl are just stupid.
. Sorry you had to go thru all that and take the beta anyway, but atleast the nurse was nice and empathetic towards you. Glad you made the best of the day anyway shopping and having lunch with a friend.
Crunchy - So glad you are still checkin' in with us! How are you liking the new job? Sounds like they are really busy.
for your BFP!
Quinn - I am not sure how many cells the embies should have to do PGD. Good question though. I always assumed they had to be 8 cell by day 3, but I know now that's not always the case and even if they aren't 8 cell they could still be good embryos to make a baby. Maybe you can ask them that tomorrow. So far your embies sound good. Some will develop more slowly than others but that doesn't mean there out. Stay +!!! Not sure why the PIO hurt your leg, maybe you hit an artery? When I start PIO I lay on a heating pad, atleast for 10 minutes and that really helps with the pain of laying on that side at night.
yayam - I'm so happy your IUI went well. And I agree, infertility does take over. It consumes your mind and your body and its hard to shake from it. DH and I got completely consumed in our cycles. Everyday life was hard on a daily basis. I felt like our lives were stopped in time when we had to wait for a cycle to start, sometimes we waited months at a time! I think the longest was 6 months! And that ended horribly when our donor took the trigger shot on the wrong nite and the cycle was a complete bust! we were devastated. Then we had to wait another 3 months to recycle again. But at the same time we were thankful to atleast be able to cycle again with the same donor. The hardest part about IVF is the waiting. Well, I am praying for you that this IUI gives you your sticky BFP!! Hang in there. ((()))
Jules - For some reason my doctor is conservative with the prescriptions. He tells me he doesn't like to over medicate. but I got lucky today and they gave me a script for 2 Diflucan's!!
I'll post more about what happened below.
Kim - It will be nice ~ enjoy the upcoming holidays with your LO's!! Next year will be here soon enough!!
Lorrie - that's crazy what happened at your house! I'm sure your embies are safe and snug inside you though! don't stress it. Oh, I'm not suprised by another infection, yeast or bacterial. Once I started getting them back in 03, they have become recurrent. Guess I'm one of the lucky girls that gets them often.
AFM: WOW! Crazy day here! I was feeling fine this morning, typical morning. Showered and dressed to leave by 11am to take my MIL to the airport. Went out for gas at 10ish and then stopped for ciggs for my friend and fed the boys when I got home and was planning on leaving to the airport afterwards but as I was feeding them I started to feel funny. Like kinda light headed, kinda fuzzy, like dizzy. I could see but it was like I couldn't focus. Almost like I took Benedryl or something and I kept on seeing this blurry spot go by on the right side. I could walk fine and see but I just didn't feel right and didn't trust that I could drive. When it started to last 10 minutes or so I started to get nervous and panicky so i called DH at work and he came right home. By the time he got here, it went away and I felt fine. weird right? And I'm not on any meds yet!
Just BCPs. Then DH thought my MIL would miss her plane so he was going to have her stay until Saturday!!
I yelled 'I'M OKAY! I'M OKAY! I CAN TAKE HER! I CAN TAKE HER!"...And I threw my contacts in and practically RAN out the door shouting "C'mon! We gotta go!". I felt bad we rushed her leaving but oh well. she was ok and believe me, she wanted to leave anyway. he he. Thankfully, she made the plane just fine, we just weren't able to stay with her and dropped her off at departures.
So, because of this wierd vision episode I made an appt with the eye doc. I was planning on going anyway to get my annual exam since I need more contacts. And thankfully everything looked fine. whew. She said it sounded like an occular migrane. Never heard of it. but she described exactly what I experienced and that they last anywhere from 10-15 minutes. She said they are caused by stress. No surprise there. huh? go figure.
after that, I went to (DH drove the entire time with me, he's so sweet
) my REs to get checked again and they told me the wierdest thing too. Okay, get this..... she tells me that I actually tested + for both bacterial and yeast!
OMG. not again. But the nurse wanted to consult with my RE to see how to treat. I was shocked that he didn't want to give me any antibiotics for the bacterial infection. I don't know what his deal is but in the past he's told me he doesn't like to over medicate. Today the nurse said that they didn't want to kill all the good bacteria in there and to let that rebuild so that it can take care of the bad bacteria. huh? The question I'm left with is...what if that doesn't work and the bad bacteria remains? right? They did give me a script for 2 Diflucan's. One to take tonight and 1 to take the next day. But why take 2 when all they saw is "budding" yeast, she said we caught it early. Wouldn't 1 work just fine? So, I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do. I didn't fill the script yet b/c I was too tired afterwards but I'm going to get it tomorrow. I already know I will save 1 for later in case I get a YI after I take the Doxy for the FET cycle coming up. And b/c I've gotten bacterial infections so often I know what works and I know what doesn't work and I was sceptical on the dosage of antibiotics he prescribed me for this last infection, that's probably why its not all gone yet.
I have a full treatment of Metro gel that I may take for a few days just to make sure that it gets rid of that last bit of bad bacteria and then take the Diflucan on the last day. Not 100% sure yet, still thinking about it. Oh and another funny thing, the nurse tells me that the doctor suggested getting Vagisil!
What??! Is he kidding me? That stuff is a joke, that doesn't work! And that's certainly not for infections, just skin irritation.
Funny thing, after everything that happened to today with my eyes and running around, it didn't bother me at all down there.
so I'm leaving things alone and going to see what happens. I have to take BCPs until next Tuesday and sometimes I get infections when AF shows up. Round and round it goes.
Heck, I am exhausted tonight. slept terrible. going to bed early.
Hugs to girls that got such sad news today and to those with recent BFNs.
Praying for the rest who await a BFP!