Come on down...November Cyclers!!!

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Come on down...November Cyclers!!!
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 8:03pm
Hello ladies,

What are you doing leading up to your cycle? I have to wait a couple AF's after a chemical pregnancy. Which is fine because I would like to lower my BMI by 25 lbs.
Me 34 DH 50 Sept 2007 failed VR November 2008 2nd failed VR April 2009 failed TESA 4% motility with none to use after freeze. DH massive infection post-op two rounds of antibiotics. Set for first IVF cycle with fresh TESA and Donor back-up; ER July 13

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Tue, 09-27-2011 - 2:53pm

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:29am

I want to do the happy dance.

I had my retest of TSH yesterday and my levels are down to 2.39 from 3.25. The RE wanted it 2.5 or lower so I am excited. I haven't spoken to the IVF nurse yet but I remember her saying where they wanted me. That is a huge sigh of relief. It still can lower/stabilize it

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:39am

Christy - YAY on your levels going down!

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 11:07am

Elizabeth:

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 11:27am

Christy- Yes actually they have a male infertility clinic, however my husband wasn't too fond of the urologist office (he got a small taste of what it is like being female lol).

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 12:53pm

I just spoke with my husband. He made me feel better as he always does. :)

He said the ability to read a chart doesn't affect the success rates and that we would get it all straightened out beforehand. The next closest clinic is 100 miles away but I compared their SART information and our clinic is a lot better than that one and they transfer less. My clinic transfers an average of 1.5 embryos where the other one's average is 2 and their success rate is almost 10% less. My clinic is the national leader in sucessful single embryo transfer. So that instilled some confidence. I asked him what if it doesn't work and they blame your medicine. He said then we sue because we told the RE specifically what meds he was on and wanted to know if that would affect it. He said no but if it did we'd know when it came time to fertilize eggs. So assuming we have some eggs that fertilize it shouldnt be his medicine's fault (supposedly, still worried here).

Obviously my husband's confidence is helpful. So I'm feeling better. I just hope things go smoother going forward.....

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 5:37pm
It sounds like they are most confused about the medications, which sadly I've found is a downside of specialties. Just like my OB GYN seemed to know NOTHING about the male reproductive system, the IVF clinic staff likely know very little about non-IVF meds. Maybe have them talk to his specialist and together they can figure out the meds.
At the end of the day it's hard to know how things are going to go until you are in the middle of it, you just have to hope for the best.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 4:43pm

UPDATE:

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:23am
I'm sorry to hear about all the SA news. We were told they could ICSI with less than 100 healthy sperm. Unfortunately we had less than 6 from a TESA. I think you should still meet the ICSI requirement?

Is it due to fragmentation, motility, morphology? Or just numbers?

GL my thoughts are with you, that it all gets cleared up and you can start your cycle.
Me 34 DH 50 Sept 2007 failed VR November 2008 2nd failed VR April 2009 failed TESA 4% motility with none to use after freeze. DH massive infection post-op two rounds of antibiotics. Set for first IVF cycle with fresh TESA and Donor back-up; ER July 13
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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:48am
Shel-I am not 100% sure why. He had a motility of 36% I think that is pretty good. Less than normal but not horrible. But I guess when your total number is 12k they are concerned? They haven't tested for fragmentation yet and I never really got a clear answer on his morphology so who knows. I guess simply because his numbers are that low and his hormone levels are fine and there is no definite 'cause' (besides his medicine) they just want to make sure there isn't some other unknown cause that could affect fertilization or pass on some genetic defect etc.
Our original RE and DH's urologist did not seem to think his count was a problem as long as we used ICSI. So who knows?!?

I really don't understand why either but I am glad they are checking it out before we get started. I just hope everything is okay and we can proceed.

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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