ivf, here i come

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Registered: 08-17-2007
ivf, here i come
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 1:15pm

i got the word today that IVF is my most likely hope. i have a small chance of getting pregnant with my right tube only. The left one is hopelessly entangled in scar tissue.

i am going through all the normal emotions i guess, i want to give my DH a baby, i'm scared it won't work (we have four rounds covered by insurance), i am worried about work.

i was already on the waiting list for january, so we get to start with the fresh new year. And the doctor says due to the specifics of my case i have a very very good chance of success. Still, what happned to the old fashioned way?

Please help me think + & pray for me,


TTC since 2007.. IVF IN JAN 2009

jen's takin a break from charts

TTC SINCE APRIL 2007-scar tissue on ovaries & left tube


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Registered: 02-04-2004
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 1:40pm

I wish you all the luck in the world. We're looking into doing an IUI in January (DH has less than 1% normal sperm). If that doesn't work after a couple of attempts we'll be on to IVF.

Good luck, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 2:07pm

In my heart of hearts, I think we'll be heading to IUI as well...DH has a low sperm count but good prognosis 5-14% range.

Andrea xo

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Registered: 11-11-2007
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 2:12pm

Hugs honey, you know I'm here for you.

I even have some nice IVF blinkies I've been saving. : D

I know it's tough to hear this and deal with it all, so feel free to vent if you need to. And with 4 covered rounds, you'll have your baby in no time. Besides, who wants an 'old fashined' beby anyway. lol. At least this one can never think that they weren't wanted, right?



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Registered: 10-12-2007
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 2:28pm


You will do amazingly well with IVF. I don't think you will even need to use the other 3 cycles covered by insurance! Maybe your hopes of twins will be a reality. Good luck with everything. I too am about to join the IVF bandwagon. Man secondary infertility sux! Hang in there~


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Registered: 01-29-2008
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 4:13pm
Best wishes to you!

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Tue, 11-25-2008 - 6:17pm


Just wanted to offer some (((Hugs))) to you.

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Registered: 11-15-2006
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 10:04pm
Jen, I'm sorry that you are having to deal with this, I know it's a lot and very scary, but very exciting too!

Hearts, Hugs & BFP wishes,


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Registered: 01-20-2008
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 10:15pm

Hey Jen :-)

As you know I am going to IVF very soon too - so YAY, IVF BUDDIES! :-) Seriously, I know it will work for you, and it's awesome your insurance covers 4 rounds (mine only covers 1)... Keep us (me) updated with when and all that and keep your chin up, it ABSOLUTELY will happen for you :-)


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Tue, 11-25-2008 - 10:17pm
Lots of hugs, thoughts, and prayers coming your way!

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Registered: 12-18-2007
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 10:32pm

Jen - Lots of luck on IVF. I was also told we had very good odds with IVF, and at least so far, our BFP on IVF#1 seems to be sticking. I hope you have great luck too!


KJ (32) & DH (39) PCOS Dx 3/04, confirmed 6/08 Off BCP since 12/07; irregular cycles (42-96 days long) Ovulated right off pill 1/08, but likely no O since (possible unsuitable O?)

(8/08): Clomid 100mg round; NO O; Cannot take Clomid again due to visual s/e

(9/08-11/08): Follistim 75; MANY follicles developing all at once after a week; long slow stim due to OHSS risk.

Mom to Silas Walker, born July 2009, thanks to IVF. :)