Transfer day is Sunday morning!

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Registered: 01-09-2010
Transfer day is Sunday morning!
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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 3:54pm

  I have come to the board sometimes but not since going through fertiity treatment.  I just had to share this with everybody!  I did 2 natural cycle IUI's without success this summer. Less than 2 weeks ago, I decided to try an IUI cycle with injectables. I responded well and on Tuesday (which I thought was my last ultrasound before I went in Wed for insemination) I found out that I was hyperstimulating. My only option was to ditch this cycle and around 10 good follicles or change gears and go the IVF route. Well, I thought for sure this was God's answer after so much prayer!  I wasnt about to throw away the $3000 that I had already spent, so I went for it!   They allowed me to roll the cost of the IUI into IVF, so it ended up costing me another $7500.  Thursday they harvested 14 eggs. 11 were mature and 9 were fertilized!   Tomorrow morning first thing I go in for the transfer.


  With the success rates the way they are with IUI, I had toyed with the idea of going straight to IVF, before I ran out of money but for some reason I wanted to give an IUI cycle with injectables a shot. Like I said before, I know that God's hand is in this whole thing and I am just a passenger along for the ride. I have been meditating and praying on surrendering to this whole infertility issue more than ever in the last few months, instead of trying to control everything. He has showed me that he really is in control and this really is a huge sign!


   I know there is still a long road to travel down before I can rejoice in celebration but after 5 years, I am getted somewhere and I am so happy for it. If this doesnt work, well, I will have 7 frozen embryos to work with. I know some of you ladies have similar stories of trying to get pregnant and I have been inspired by your stories. I hope that you can now be inspired by my journey too.

Brooke (33) DH (41)
mc at 6 weeks May 17 2009
ttc for #1
Brooke (34) DH (42)

ttc for #1

off bc since Aug 2005

me, hostile cm due to leep procedure in Aug 2005

dh, perfect
mc at 6 weeks May 17 2009
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Registered: 02-20-2009
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 10:30pm
Brooke - I responded to you in the Sept. thread, but just wanted to say GL to you here also!
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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 11:58pm
Praying for you that tomorrow goes super smoothly!
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Mon, 09-06-2010 - 10:21am

Thanks for the support. Everything went well yesterday! They told me that I had one A++ embryo and the other was a B+. They still have another 7 that

Brooke (34) DH (42)

ttc for #1

off bc since Aug 2005

me, hostile cm due to leep procedure in Aug 2005

dh, perfect
mc at 6 weeks May 17 2009
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Registered: 06-03-2010
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 11:42am

Congrats, Brooke, on making progress, and thanks for sharing your inspirational story! I'm so glad your transfer went well yesterday, and hope things continue to head in the right direction... I've had quite a journey with mild/moderate hyperstimulation since my ER, and I encourage you to guzzle water until you can't drink anymore and fill up on protein as much as possible to avoid the horrible acites (severe water retention). I'm still holding 23 lbs of excess water in my abdomen and it is terribly uncomfortable- the hormones of pregnancy can make the symptoms SO MUCH WORSE, so you won't even necessarily know whether you'll suffer with it until your pregnancy is established, so better to be prepared if possible. I've been hospitalized twice, which is ending up more expensive than the IVF itself, ironically.

Good luck to you! Can't wait to hear your beta soon!

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 transferred 08/16!
08/24- Beta #1= BFP!!! 241!
2 little blips seen on u/s!!
08/27- Beta #2= 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: 01-09-2010
Mon, 09-06-2010 - 2:50pm
Wow!
Brooke (34) DH (42)

ttc for #1

off bc since Aug 2005

me, hostile cm due to leep procedure in Aug 2005

dh, perfect
mc at 6 weeks May 17 2009