IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby runbaby » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:58 pm

:( I'm sad to hear that, Danaa. I hope you change your mind because I think you have a lot to offer on this thread. If this truly is your last post, I wish you all the luck in the world. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
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Me: hydrosalpinx -- removed Nov 2015, but left a "nub" that fills with fluid every month and presses everything to the right. Ow!! Also anovulatory issues, probably from long history of anorexia, but now fully recovered.
Clomid x8, IUIw/injectables x4, IVF start Aug 2016
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:32 am

Hi ladies-

Danaa- I did not write what I wrote to make you leave the thread. And I just want to say that I was not offended by your comment at all- more-so that it just stung a little (as I said in my post). As this is a forum where we are able to speak our minds I thought it would not be a big deal if I let you know that your questions about the lack of eggs I retrieved just hurt a little bit. I didn't want this to turn into a whole big thing, honestly. I guess I just feel like most women on here who don't retrieve as many eggs as hoped or who have something bad happen during IVF are feeling down about it already and of course we have those same exact questions in our heads. I guess I just approach things differently and let people explain the why's or how come's on their own terms once they speak to the doctor more in depth or are not feeling as crappy about it. I know you did not mean to be malicious in any way and I'm sorry that you are so mad that you are leaving the thread. If you truly are leaving the thread, I wish you much luck in your IVF journey and hope you get your BFP very soon.

EOE- sorry that I seemed to have stirred the pot so much to make people leave. Sometimes I forget that this is not face to face interaction and that maybe the way something is written is not exactly how the person meant it to come off. I wish nothing but the best for all of us struggling with this journey and sincerely hope you all get your BFP's in the coming months!
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3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:50 pm

I wasn't going to post anymore but I just want to make sure things aren't left like this,I prefer to post on my buddy groups where the girls know me(some for years)already and my way of posting,im not leaving Bcs I'm upset,believe it or not I still don't understand why my questions was upsetting and who knows what else I might post and you ladies find it offensive/rude/upsetting,that is the last thing I want to do.
There is no drama going on,maybe by announcing my leaving made it seem this way but I wanted to let you know and not just disappear.
Good luck to all of you!!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:54 am

Hi ladies,

Hope you are all well. I think at times things get lost in translation in writing, especially when we are all dealing with so much emotion at the same time. I have found this forum an absolute life line during the last couple of years and appreciate you all so much - thank you for being here.

Run - I hear you on the waiting! That must be tough being and NICU nurse. I can only imagine the constant reminders and the unfairness of things sometimes. Hang in there - hopefully our timings line up.

Danaa - hope your meds are going well and all looking good for October 1st.

Staying - so happy for you on your transfer of your beautiful embaby. Happy thoughts now for 2 weeks.

I am still having ups and downs - obviously the whole IVF / chemical pregnancy affected me more than I realized. I am officially off to the doctor on Monday - DH has booked himself off for the appointment. Will hear what he says and make a decision from there but I am leaning towards doing round 2 on the next cycle if he agrees.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and are happy rested wherever you are in your journey.
Me: 34
DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby T2015 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:20 pm

Dana do you remember be from a while back u always gave me the best advice im still not pregnant but i just went through ivf how r u?
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:16 am

Hey Me2- I am just checking in to see how your appointment went? I hope all is well and that you are feeling a little bit better about things. I know how tough it has been for you and your DH throughout this entire journey. I hope you got some of the answers you were looking for from the appointment. Hugs!

Run-Early October is just a short time away. I hope you are hanging in there. I know how frustrating all of the waiting can get (don't we all with TTC? haha :) ). I hope that you are doing and feeling well. It's almost go time for you!

It seems like this has turned into a dead thread because of me I guess - sorry about that! I just wanted to pop on to see how you were both doing and wish you luck in the upcoming month(s). I am going to head back to my thread on the buddy groups. Fingers crossed and baby dust to you all!

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3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:40 am

Hi Staying, was going to pop in and update you guys just ran out of time today!

My appointment went much better than expected though I was expecting the worst. First off my DH had he a massive and miraculous count boost! The doctor was quite amazed and it was just the best news for us. i had feared the worst on my egg quality but the doc says I actually have a very high ovarian reserve. There is still a question mark over what happened but it's unlikely to be the sperm. They want to do a laparoscopy on me as there may be mild endo. He says not serious, likely stress induced but of course they need to have a look. I can do another IVF right on the next cycle. So I'm happier. Sticking to my healthy plan and feeling so much more positive.

How about you - how are you feeling?
Me: 34
DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby runbaby » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:55 am

Me2 -- That's fantastic news! And, I'm so happy you can start again next cycle.

I start Lupron and baby aspirin on Thursday. Things are getting real again!

Have any of you ladies taken Lupron? Rumor has it that it's an awful drug. I guess we'll see...
35 y.o. (DH 36) trying for baby #1
TTC since May 2014 ("not preventing" since Sept 2013)
DH: perfect
Me: hydrosalpinx -- removed Nov 2015, but left a "nub" that fills with fluid every month and presses everything to the right. Ow!! Also anovulatory issues, probably from long history of anorexia, but now fully recovered.
Clomid x8, IUIw/injectables x4, IVF start Aug 2016
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:46 pm

Hello Run, that's exciting news!

No experience with Lupron I'm afraid but I hope it's not too bad.

Don't know about you ladies but I found the meds child's play compared to the emotional rollercoaster of waiting for each step.
Me: 34
DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:41 am

Me2- great news about your DH's count boost! When is your Lap scheduled for? That is fantastic that you can do another IVF round with your next cycle. I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better and much more positive. Wishing you so much luck this new cycle- when do you expect to get started?

Run- I know you must be so excited to get the ball rolling! I don't have any experience with Lupron so I can't comment. Let us know how it goes!

I agree Me2, the meds were not too bad. Although, I have to say I hate these progesterone suppositories! Just awful.
Me:32 DH:32 Off BCP since February 2014 TTC #1 since July 2014

3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby MGK5 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:09 am

Hello Staying! I registered on the site to specifically ask you this question as I read that you did half ICSI and half natural. Did you ever find out what the success rate with either turned out to be for those eggs that fertilized? My husband and I are about to start IVF and are nervous about ICSI due to some medical literature related to risks. Understandably, IVF in itself carries risks, but as newbies we are nervous and possibly less informed. Would really appreciate your thoughts on your experience and decision making process. Thank you so much. Good luck with everything to you and everyone else on this journey.
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:52 pm

Hi ladies,

Sorry my post might have been confusing! My lap is scheduled for 27 October - after my next AF. They have to do it that way to make sure you are not pregnant. Then I can do IVF number 2 in November on the next cycle - if it's endo of course and they can clean it up. My clinic closes over December so we would either have to squeeze it in or wait for January.

Staying - thinking of you today. Sending you all the good thoughts
Me: 34
DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:33 am

Hi MGKS- Our original plan was supposed to be half ICSI and half natural petrie dish, however since I had such a low count from my egg retrieval my doctor ended up doing ICSI for all of them. I wish I could be of more help to you as I too, would have been curious to know what the ratio was. Wishing you so much luck on your IVF journey. All I can recommend is make sure that you feel comfortable with your doctor and that you trust them and ASK as many questions as you want. That is what they are there for. If you are nervous about ICSI let them know and hopefully they can help to put your mind at ease.

Me2- Ahh- that makes sense that you would have to go for Lap right after AF. November will be here before you know it. I have a feeling that this will be your cycle!!

Run- I hope you are doing okay and that the Lupron isn't treating you too bad!

AFM- My beta was yesterday. When the nurse called and said "Congratulations" I was in shock - all I could say was "are you serious?", Followed by "OMG, I don't even know what to say!!!". I was in so much shock that I never even asked her what my actual beta # was. Who does that? Haha. I was at work and on a conference call when she called so I couldn't even jump up and down or scream out loud. Well for now, we are still PUPO and I'm just really hoping this babe sticks around. I still can't believe it.

Have a great weekend ladies!!
Me:32 DH:32 Off BCP since February 2014 TTC #1 since July 2014

3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby MGK5 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:33 am

omg congratulations!!! Thank you for your response. I'm so happy for you! Good luck and wish you the best pregnancy!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:20 am

Thank you so much MKG! Keep us posted on how your IVF cycle goes! When are you expected to get started?

Me2/Run- I hope all is well!
Me:32 DH:32 Off BCP since February 2014 TTC #1 since July 2014

3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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