I don't know if anyone who is on here now will remember me...
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|Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:58am|
Hello! I used to post on here a lot. I think I signed up around November 2008.
I thought I would share my story in hopes that it gives someone hope. I know I felt very defeated many times and like it would never happen, but it can and I hope it happens (or has already) for each and every one of you.
After about 1.5 years of trying I started to feel defeated and had a hard time seeing others get BFPs month after month and getting greeted by AF myself. Of course I was very happy for the others, but I still grieved each moth that had past with no indication that a BFP would ever come my way.
We had stopped preventing in July 2008 and started actively trying in September 2008. I finally got a referral to a fertility clinic in June 2010. Our first appointment was October 2010. We had to do all of the standard tests and once that was done we did a review and at that time we were told there really was no reason that we weren't getting PG. They then scheduled a lap surgery to unblock a tube. They did that and I did a round of Clomid - it ruined my lining 3 mm (as opposed to 10+ on a non medicated cycle). After that I did Femara and an IUI = BFN. We were going to do another Femara w/IUI cycle and they found a cyst that had to be removed before proceeding with any treatment. So in July I had surgery to remove the cyst and it turns out my tube didn't heal right and they removed it. In September I had to do a Colposcopy, once I got the all clear there I started my first IVF cycle. I was on 300iu Gonal-F and 75iu Luveris daily as well as my Superfact (20iu). My egg retrieval (ER) was fine. They got 9 mature eggs and they all were fertilized by ICSI. We transferred 2 embryos on day 3. For the first time EVER my AF was EARLY! I was devastated and decided I needed to be more proactive. I searched and searched. I found testing that can be done for 'unexplained infertility.' My Dr reluctantly agreed to run the tests. Turns out I had blood clotting disorders and other disorders that meant that I would NEVER carry a PG to term without intervention. My original clinic said that they would do some treatment - only a very conservative approach - for my next cycle. I wanted to bring in the big guns. I found another clinic which would be much more aggressive. I did a telephone consult with them and we started the ball rolling. I had to fly 3000km/1700miles +/- and I stayed there for my monitoring, ER and egg transfer (ET). I was on 300iu Gona-F (reduced to 225iu) and 75iu Repronex, along with steroids, antibiotics, Neupogen, intralipid therapy, Heparin and low dose Aspirin and vitamins. I did a day 5 transfer of 2 embryos. Sadly I still didn't think it would work. I didn't feel anything, which is the same as my BFN months, but also the same as when I had my surprise BFP that ended in M/C. I bit the bullet and did a HPT 5 days after the transfer of my 5 day embryos (5dp5dt) and I got a BFP!!!
Fast forward a bit and I did my first U/S and they weren't sure that there would be a baby (I went at 6w0d). I went again @ 7w1d and we were in for the shock of our lives... there were 3 babies. It seems one of the embryos split! I have 1 fraternal and a set of identical babies.
Today I am 29w5d with triplets. They will be coming very soon and I couldn't be happier