Find a Conversation
|Thu, 10-15-2009 - 5:48am|
I'm an old-timer here, but I haven't had the time lately to keep up with the community. I do lurk at least once or twice a week, and pipe up when I can.
So, right now I am sitting on a dozen eggs and heading out for egg retrieval this morning. It does get easier with time and practice, but it is still very emotional.
I would appreciate any crossed digits, P&PT, good vibes, and power hums.
Best wishes to everyone!
Me: 40! Him: 39 3/4. Together 11 years, married 8, TTC#1.
Day 3 FSH 8.9, 10.9, 9.4. Day 3 Estradiol 85, 52, 72. (Mar, June, & Dec 2008, respectively.) CCT sent FSH to 14. :-p
SA < 1% morphology.
Acupuncture: Not sure if it is helping my fertility, but it helped my 15-year-old shoulder injury the first day!!! Also, AF is redder and heavier, and my FSH didn't go up with my age.
IVF/ICSI #1 Sept. 08 Ten follicles!, 12 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized. Transferred 3 eight-cell embryos on 9/19. One made it to freeze. Beta #1 152 on 17 dpo. Beta #2 161 on 19 dpo. Karmen biopsy negative. It's officically ectopic. . . . . . Beta #15 <6. My first IVF cycle and first pregnancy, over at 10 weeks.
IVF #2: Lupron flare protocol. Retrieved 9 eggs, 5 fertilized with ICSI. ET on 3/15: two 7-cells, and one 4-cell. None to freeze. BFN.
IVF #3 started June 12. Estrogen priming-antagonist protocol. Vivelle dots since 6/12, Ganirelix 6/13-15, Menopur (600U!) started 6/17, Ganirelix again. Nine eggs retrieved on 6/29. Five "suitable for ICSI". Four fertilized. On 7/1 transferred a six-cell with minimal fragmentation and a six-cell and two four-cells with moderate fragmentation. 7/14/09 BFN.