August Buddies

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August Buddies
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Tue, 07-06-2010 - 3:13pm

Hello Ladies,


Well here we are again - getting ready to start another IVF.  I don't know if anyone remembers me - I had my IVF in Jan and although we got a BFP, it ended in miscarriage at week 10.  It was pretty devestating, since we had gone in for u/s, even seen the heartbeat and had just been released to obgyn. 


We are ready to start again, so pretty excited to be cycling.  Anyone else cycling with me in August? 


So now waiting for Day 1 of my period so I can call to schedule my mock transfer.  Then BCP for 2 weeks so I should be doing injections by early August.


I've also been doing acupuncture since early June just to keep me relaxed.  So far it's working, I feel pretty good about going into this and keeping my fingers crossed. 


So who's cycling with me in August???.....lol.  Good luck to us all, ladies, and I'm here to offer my support to you.   


Chris

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC #2 - Jan 2010


Transferred 2 embies (3dt) on 1/12, beta on 1/26, BFP!!!, beta 154, 2nd beta on 1/28, Beta #2, 337, u/s - saw heartbeat, but miscarried at 10 weeks, d & c on 3/8/10  :(


IVF #3 - summer 2010

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Registered: 12-26-2006
In reply to: ch028
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 9:10pm

I just wanted to wish all of you ladies cycling in August the best of luck!

 

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Registered: 06-03-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 9:47am

Hi, all! I can't get the formatting right on the chart, but maybe y'all can update my info in the chart for me? I'm officially done with my stims! I'm doing the ganirelex protocol, which seems really short, since I started cycle day 2 with no suppression or anything- it's going fast. I did gonal-f (one low dose in the evening only) for cycle days 2-9, ganirelex was added in (one shot each morning) for days 6-9. My estradiol levels increased nicely, but never got too high (the dr lowered my gonal-f dose nearly daily to ensure it didn't spike up too high, since he knew I'm at risk of OHSS since I had 41+ antral follies on day 2, lol!)

Things have gone really well- as of yesterday morning, I had 15+ mature (or nearly mature) follies, and at least as many slightly smaller follies. I did the trigger shot last night at 9:30 pm and will go in for egg retrieval tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9:30 am. I'm so excited to be moving so quickly!!! So, embryo transfer will be Saturday (3dt) or HOPEFULLY Monday (5dt) if we have success with fertilization... My dr will ICSI every mature egg they get, so we're not taking any chances.

Now, of course, my new worry is that I'll ovulate EARLY, before surgery tomorrow morning. I'm so afraid that everything will get messed up right here at the end! But my fingers are crossed, and I'll update on Thursday, once I get the embryologist's report. :) Good luck, everyone!

Leah (33, DH- 33)
03/08- BFP w/ NO HELP, but m/c at 10 wks
3 IUIs- BFN
05/10- BFP w/ NO HELP, but chem preg at 4 wks
1st IVF in Aug. 2010- Fingers Crossed!
Leah (33, DH- 33)
03/08- BFP w/ NO HELP, but m/c at 10 wks
3 IUIs- BFN
05/10- BFP w/ NO HELP, but chem preg at 4 wks
1st IVF in Aug. 2010- Ganirelex protocol
08/11- ER, 40 eggs! 29 mature, 26 fertilized!
Froze 14, 7 made it to blast, 2 t
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Registered: 07-17-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 10:51am
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Registered: 08-02-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 12:40pm
Hi, happy to join you all! This is my 1st IVF cycle, and I just had my retrieval yesterday. 19 eggs, waiting to see how many fertilized last night. A little nervous waiting for the call!
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Registered: 01-08-2005
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 12:50pm

Started stims last night, along with menopur (to prevent early ovulation).

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 03-03-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 12:53pm
That's a great number nancy-1.

Ginger (34), DH (37), TTC since 02/2009


IVF Canceled due to inefficient E2 level and growth of follicles. Feb 26, 2010.  Wa

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Registered: 05-09-2005
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 12:54pm

Hello ladies,


Checking in to say hello and good luck to everyone.


I am STILL waiting for AF.

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Registered: 08-10-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 4:11pm

Chris - hope you get to start soon, I know how frustrating it is.


I'm new here, and I don't know all the acronyms, but I'll try to give you a lil of my history:


1st failed IVF 6 yrs ago


adopted 2 brothers 12/2004 who were ages 3 and 5 (now 9 and 11)


ESSURE procedure (perm seal tubes with coils) 12/24/09 followed by 3 month wait prior to being able to start cycle


5/2010 - cancel middle of stim due to bad FSH/E2/AMH


7/2010 - New cycle with no BCP, stim with Follistem, Menopur, Estrace, Dethamethasone(sp?)


Follicles very hard to see due to lots of fluid - only 3 on rt and 1 on left could be seen - successful stim, good growth - sizes 20, 18, 16 and 15


8/06/10 - ER 4 eggs; 8/09/10 - ET 3 embryos.......PT on 8/20/2010 !!!!!!!


Hoping to see more positive successes here - starting with me of course, lol!


Age 38 - dh/39

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Registered: 08-02-2010
In reply to: ch028
Tue, 08-10-2010 - 9:21pm
We did
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Registered: 10-24-2008
In reply to: ch028
Wed, 08-11-2010 - 12:01pm

Hi All,

Sounds like everyone is well on their way! I'm still on BCP's and now Estrace. Won't start anything else until 8/19. Can't handle this waiting. I'm an emotional wreck but not necessarily because of the estrogen or BCP's. I need to figure out how to relax more. The acupuncture helps, but it's only 1x/week.

Ginger - how cool that you are starting your stims today!

Hannah - yay that meds arrived. It can all be overwhelming I know. But, at least you're one step closer. I see you are on dexamethasone. I'll be on prednisone. I've been trying to research the difference. But, different docs I guess have their preferences.

Leah - I don't know what time zone you are in, but hope your ER goes smoothly! 15 follies is soooo awesome!

~Jill (41 years young) DH (37)
1 Clomid cycle - 2006 - BFN
3 IUI's - 2006 - BFN
1 IVF - 2007 - BFN
Aug/Sept - new RE, new IVF attempt, new hope

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