All newbies Lurkers post!!!

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Thu, 01-27-2011 - 3:40pm

Ok so this board has died down a lot in the past year or so.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 11:39am

Hi! I remember you and have defiantly thought of you from time to time over the past year and a half! I am so glad you tried again. I wish you so much for this cycle. I know how you feel. I too have been through exactly what you have felt before finally getting a bfp. I am now cycling again.. I hope to stay in tough with you. Let us know how ET goes. GOOD LUCK!!!

 

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 3:37pm

Howdy HavinFaith,

So good to hear from you. ET went well and 8 eggs were retrieved. We got the call this morning. Of the 8, 7 were mature and 1 immature. All 7 matured eggs fertilized so now we are keeping our fingers crossed. Our RE says if he does Day 3 we will have 3 embies put back. If Day 5 then 2 blasts will be transferred. I am on Estrace and Endometrin at the moment (no PIOs this time...yaayyy). Will keep you posted. Good luck with your cycle.

Me (37), DH (39) - TTC #1 Our Angels (twins): '01; Our Angel (singleton): '02 - All conceived naturally. HSG - 7/08; Hysteroscopy - 8/08; Laparoscopy '01 1st IVF w ICSI - Mar '09; BFN - Protocol: Lupron, Menopur, Follistim, hcg Novarel, PIO sesame o
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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:32pm

Wow 100% fert rate..........congrats! Sounds promising:smileyhappy:When will you find out when the transfer will be? GL

 

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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 1:07pm

I am a newbie lurker, and I am still deciphering some of the lingo :). You ladies are fluent in infertility speak! Love it though! I appreciate reading your posts (probably obsessively) as I am new to this whole process. Though I figured this was our route, we have never used protection of any kind for 15 years (I married at 19, DH 26). There is definitely a lot of denial and hope for the miracle. Anyhow, now in the process. My tests are all good -- even though at first the doctor made me feel old for starting this at 34! My DH has type 1 diabetes (age 10) and retrograde ejaculation. We had been to urologists in the past that claimed his sperm count was great, but when we did the whole analysis thingy recently, it was devastating. First time, zero count. We tried again. Only two. So... Now we have an appointment with a urologist (who is so ritzy -- lots $$$ I don't have -- he does not take insurance of any kind, but I am afraid to change because he works closely with my amazing doctor who is purportedly the best in Southern CA, especially working with male infertility) to possibly do a testicular biopsy, and then ICSI. I am confused though as to how the testicular biopsy works. Will we have to do it twice to see first if there are good spermies and then to do the ICSI? Everything is so confusing. Or I am such a control freak that I cannot stand the unknown! I am sure he will tell us. It is all so whirlwind and expensive, especially since we were originally told we would need an IUI with no meds. I thought, "Wow, only eight hundred dollars!" And then of course, now we are looking at $20,000 or so.

About me: Sheri 35, DH 42, happily married 16 years, 3 furbabies TTC#1 since forever, MFI (complications from Type 1 Diabetes) December, February IUIs cancelled. One thing after another. March IVF stopped for uterine polyps (my turn to have something
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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 6:32pm

Hi and welcome! Sorry you have to be here but considering you do take full advantage! There are so many here that can lend support and advice.

After 3 ivf cycles and 2 fet (currently in ivf#4!) you would think I had all the answers......I so don't but I will try my best to help with what I do know.

1-Don,t know about financing. I am lucky to live in mass and inc has covered almost everything.

2-yes! We did icsi using testicular sperm and had success on ivf 3. Testicular sperm dose work sometimes it just takes a little longer to pick a winner because they don't *swim* they twitch so the embryologist has to pretty much guess witch sperm are healthy.again yes! When we had success it was from frozen tese sperm

3- I guess that would depend on your protocol. I count the 1st day of lupron as my begening of my ivf cycle but i could be wrong.

4-Refer to #3

5-Oh that's a personal one! I guess it would depend on many factors. Like the quality of the embryos, your age , ect.......always listen to your RE for this one.

6- I can't remember! ask me again in a few weeks LOL! I guess its like intence pms. not too bad but again ask me in a few weeks!

I hope this was of some help. Best of luck . Remember mircals DO happen. I have been chasing aroun my little mirical whil typing! If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.

 

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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 9:06pm
Newbie: I'm just starting to lurk since IVF becoming a reality for us. DH and I tried to conceive for almost 2 years after his vasectomy reversal with no luck. Then we tried IUI with an RE. On our second cycle we conceived a boy, but lost him due to trisomy 13 in our 12th week. We tried three more IUIs after my m/c with no luck. Since I'm 33 and have no children, DH is 44 and has two (21 and 9 yrs each), we decided to take the next step to IVF. Its hard to think about the huge cost since we're a cop and a teacher - middle income family. But at this point, we've already spent about $15K. Since I have the summers off, we're gearing up for June. Meantime I have to go in for an endometrial biopsy (RE is worried about inflammation from D&C) this coming tuesday. Thanks for the welcome!
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 6:05am

Welcome to the boards Sheri. I hope your stay here is brief. Sorry- I don't have any experience with testicular biopsy/ICSI. For what it's worth my DH has type 1 DM also. In terms of how many embroyos to implant- my clinic does day 5 transfers, and they recommend transferring 1 at a time (and never more then 2), but I think you need to discuss this with your RE. In terms of the hormones & how crazy they make you- I'm not sure it's the hormones that make me crazy, but more the whole procedure, and waiting, and having so much invested in a process I have so little control over. Maybe others will have a different view though.

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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 10:25am

Thank you for all your answers! I'm already feeling better about this whole thing. Trying to fork all my worry to fate, and it helps to hear about successes!

About me: Sheri 35, DH 42, happily married 16 years, 3 furbabies TTC#1 since forever, MFI (complications from Type 1 Diabetes) December, February IUIs cancelled. One thing after another. March IVF stopped for uterine polyps (my turn to have something
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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 2:42pm

Welcome to the board Chouli - ivf can be a long roller coaster ride but if it works it is all worth it. Well at least I think since.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 5:02pm

Hi everyone,

Here I am at 4 dpt and I have had a headache on and off all day.