Cycling in June?

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Cycling in June?
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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 5:36am

I graduated to IVF after another failed IUI. In fact, I'm waiting for AF to arrive and she's not cooperating. I stopped taking the progesterone supplements 5 days ago and all I've done is a little spotting yesterday. Anyway, as soon as she gets it together I can start the BCPs on CD3. I'm more than a little scared of this but since we really decided to take this plunge, I'm eager to get going! We've been TTC for 3 years and have had one m/c...I'm ready for a triumph!

BCPs for 21 days (I guess?) and then on to lupron. Who's with me?

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 10:59pm

I'm sorry you are feeling negative. I was kinda feeling that way earlier today, like it doesn't matter what I do it's not going to happen anyway. Trying to keep that kinda thought process out of my head and just take each day as it comes. Doesn't help my DH wants to plan the whole cycle out already and I've told him repeatedly we won't know when the ER and ET will be until we're a day or two before them. It is stressful. Hope you're feeling better now. I have nothing yet to add to the chart, but thanks for putting it up again. It's nice to see where everyone is at. Sending ((hugs)) your way!

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 5:18am

GL with your meds today!! That's an exciting next step.

My meds are going to be delivered today to my DH's work.

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 5:03pm

Thanks. It is exciting! We did the trial transfer today, regular u/s to check lining and do initial follie count and drew my estrogen level. I was thinking the trial transfer was silly because they've been through my cervix multiple times as recently as last month for my sonohystogram and know they can get through it, but I feel so much better now that she did it. She explained that she does the trial to practice placing the embryos when that precious cargo isn't in the tube, plus I watched her do it on u/s and could see what she was doing and now know what to expect that day, so I'm pretty happy with it. My SHG was painful and it seemed to take minutes for the OB-GYN at my work to do it (so it was covered by insurance), she was in so quick it wasn't nearly as uncomfortable. She said the outside of my cervix was bleeding, which I've been spotting, but I figured it was because of stopping the bcp and never really getting a full AF visit this cycle, but she said it's the outside so she isn't going to worry if I spot during this cycle. Weird. Maybe we both have spotting issues that really aren't uterus related? I have about 10 small follies on the left, but only one decent sized one on the right, which concerns me, but she isn't concerned. I'm wondering why it's so big on the right already (13mm) if I've been on bcp to stall my hormones. Hmm. Hopefully the left side grows lots of mature follies before ER and the right side gets a few more too. So anyway, got my go ahead to start the follistim tonight. She's already set up follow-up appointments for me Monday and Thursday next week and figures I'll start the ganirelex Thursday and to bring it with me to the clinic. Now I have to re-educate myself on how to dial a dose on the follistim.

How exciting to get your meds!! Doesn't it feel so much better knowing you have them ahead of time? When is your first appt, the 12th? I'm excited to be moving forward!! I feel good about this cycle today. It'll be interesting to see how much our emotions and how positive or not we feel about the cycle as it moves on.

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 6:08pm

Chouli- stay positive, we call our little guy our "million dollar baby" because he cost us a fortune =) and hey, your meds are on the way. It will be like Christmas morning when you rip open that package!

Pebbies_mom- Sounds like a busy day for you! I'm crossing my fingers for some serious perfect follies for you!

AFM, I had my lining check and estrogen level done yesterday. Everything looked great so I applied my first estrogen patch this morning and I get to decrease my Lupron tonight. Next u/s is scheduled for the 14th and if all goes well I should be starting my PIO soon after. As far as I know, we will be transferring our 2 little embies on the 23rd!

Lauren

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 7:29am

Thank you, Lauren. Glad that all is on target with you!! I had to laugh at your description of Christmas morning and the box of meds. lol That's exactly how I felt, too!

I get to work this weekend, so that'll help keep me distracted. I've also asked both my sisters to email me jokes or funny distractions. I'll post 'em here if I get some good ones. :)

Di

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 9:09am

I have all my meds lined up and organized. Some little boxes in the fridge, some little boxes on the dresser, all the pretty and scary needles in a gift bag. I feel like an addict! LOL Just waiting and ready for 6/12. Did I mention that I was so scared of DH giving me the IM PIO injections, that I called my primary care dr. and made him promise that his nurse would do them? :smileyvery-happy:

I'm still struggling to stay positive, but I think that the BCP really mess with my head. I got so scared and angry at all this two nights ago. I'm the one who has to know all the meds and schedules, and coordinate the Attain and the financing and the appointments. And its the end of the year which, aside from the start of the year, is the most stressful time for teachers. I felt like a rubber band stretched too tight. He tried talking to me and I knew I was just boiling under the surface so I didn't want to talk about it. He pushed and I all but snarled at him that I was responsible for everything and he is not helping. That went over like a fart in church! We regrouped last night and he admitted that he's putting it all on me, but he feels like I am the "smart one" in this relationship (because I have 3 college degrees) which I don't agree with because he is so smart. He also gently said that when this is all over and we have our baby/ies, that I won't be using BCP as birth control b/c it changes me too much. :smileysurprised:

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 10:17am

Chouli- I was thinking about it on the way to work this morning. I'm mad because I have to be home at the same time every night for shots. I'm mad that I started my estrogen patches and they break my skin out and itch so bad. I'm mad that in a few weeks I have to start getting PIO shots. I'm mad that we're going on vacation and I can't even wear my bathing suit to the pool because I'm all marked up from shots and patches. I'm mad that when I pack my suitcase instead of remembering to pack sunscreen, I have to remember my needles and syringes. I'm mad that these hormones are making me exhausted and I can't get any extra sleep because of work and a toddler. I'm mad that these hormones make me feel crazy and emotional and I hate making excuses for my behavior. I've gone off on DH a few times since I started the hormones, and I feel awful for it. Unfortunately, we, as the women, are responsible for the majority of the stress that goes along with IVF. I'm the bill-payer in the family, so finding the money for a cycle was up to

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Sun, 06-05-2011 - 11:02am
Nothing to update yet, but hopefully will know more tomorrow- they are saying retrieval mid-late this week...I'm hoping it's late or DH will still be out of town...yikes!

It is easy to get down about the whole process, this last shot is costing us a fortune as well at a time we don't really have excess- but at the end of the day I can say "at least we tried"
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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Sun, 06-05-2011 - 7:39pm

Well, ladies, I may have messed this up a little bit (not bad). I was mistaken when we had our consult and said my last BCP is this Friday...its saturday. I am going to call my nurse tomorrow and see what that does. Will my first u/s appt still be friday? Will my injections still start Sunday? Do I just not take the last pill?

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Sun, 06-05-2011 - 11:42pm

Sarah, I hope your ER is done when your DH is home. That would be stressful! Where is he and when do you expect him home?

Chouli and Lauren, I do understand feeling, and being, the one

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