Any lurkers out there?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Any lurkers out there?
Wed, 02-18-2004 - 1:31pm

If you are out there lets post and get this board moving.


adopted our son from Guatemala


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 02-20-2004 - 3:28pm

Email me

Another TTCer...

I'll show you where the lurkers are!

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Fri, 02-20-2004 - 3:37pm

Thank you but I'm going to stay with this board.


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Registered: 04-13-2003
Sun, 02-22-2004 - 7:52am
I believe the person who posted before you was hoping to increase traffic on this site, not help direct readers to another site that might be trying to get more members. (This is not the first time--there were similar attempts to redirect people last year, if I remember correctly.)

I have been visiting ParentsPlace sites for more than seven years, basically since my first pregnancy. I really appreciate having access to a group of online communities on so many topics relevant to me, and to be able to access all these different conversations through a single site (and sometimes meet the same people on different boards--many people are active on a number of them). I generally remain a lurker, not out of apathy but because I don't have time to post non-work-related messages during work (and I don't use a computer at home). However, reading messages on this and other boards is often helpful and inspiring.

Good luck to all those TTC over 40... (By the way, I have two kids already--I am just hoping to get lucky one more time.)


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Registered: 05-28-2003
Mon, 02-23-2004 - 8:56am

Good luck LF on #3.

Hugs and baby dust



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Registered: 01-14-2004
Sun, 02-29-2004 - 12:11am
Hi, I'm new to writing. My husband and I are 41. We have a child who is seven. I had only one tube when I concieved him. WE have decided to try again. I know we waited so long. We have gone to a fertility doctor. My husband is fertile and I have thirteen eggs. I start clomid tommorrow and then artificial insemination. The clomid is 50mg. Has any one had this secnerio? I would like to hear all responses. From what I can tell with the doctor age is against me. i had a laporascapy two weeks ago. Everything looks good. I would really like to only do this one time. Am I being realsitc?

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Registered: 10-03-2003
Sun, 02-29-2004 - 10:35am
I occasionally visit this board, but it doesn't have much activity so I tend to spend more time on TTC 6+ months, and the IUI and oculation induction boards.

Thanks for trying to get this one going. I would definitely like to interact with people my age as well. I am 42 and TTC my first. DH has a 17 year old. Here's a little history on me...

TTC about 20 months. Had a lap done last April, one tube appeared to be blocked, but everything else looked good. Was to get a tubal cannulization to clear blockage and then got PG but soon had a M/C. Tried on our own for another 4-6 months, then went back to the RE.

In the last two weeks, I have started injectibles (Bravele) and responded well. Had a Tubal Cannulization - had a little blockage in both tubes - now free and clear. Did my HSG shot last night, and have an IUI on Monday!!!!

I am trying to not get my hopes up, but everything is in our favor at this point. I have 4 follies on the left and two on the right. Several are over 22 in size.

Wish me luck, and lets get this board active.


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Registered: 02-05-2004
Mon, 03-01-2004 - 12:17am

good luck and lots of baby dust for your IUI monday! 6 follies, excellent!

}}}}}}}}}} = lots of positive thoughts sent your way ;-)

let us know how things go

I know what you mean about wanting to interact with other people our age. This is always the first board I come to when I log in, although I do visit others. Women dealing with infertility at our age have issues/concerns that younger women may not have. We don't have the luxury of trying out different treatments when time is of the essence.

How was the tubal cannulization? Was it done under general anesthesia or local? I had an unsuccessful lap, due to complications my RE wasn't able to open the end of my left tube. My RE never mentioned a tubal cannulization, however I also have a mild hydrosalpinx so maybe it doesn't work for that..?..

Here's my story - I'm 41, ttc #1, borderline high FSH, my first month of doing injectibles (repronex 150iu) day 5, I had estradiol drawn this am and I have an u/s tomorrow (monday am). Possible IUI tuesday.. so it sounds like we're almost on the same schedule.

How many days did you do the injections? Are you having a single IUI or or they doing a second one tuesday?

good luck and God bless,


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Registered: 10-03-2003
Mon, 03-01-2004 - 7:58am
Thanks so much....Good Luck to you too.

For the tubal cannulization I was sedated. Apparently your not completely under although I can't remember much. Basically, they start with the die (which I felt, and it was painful). Then they use some sort of device to go in an clear out the tubes. It was with a cadiovascular specialist at the hospital. I don't think it is common as the Dr I went to said he and his partner are the only two in the area. Their success rate is really good, but I don't know if it is for everyone. I tried to do research but could't find any on the topic.

As for the injections of Bravele - I did shots for 9 days. As far as I know it is a single IUI, unless the Dr thinks a second would help. At this point it is up in the air.

I will post back and let you know how things go. Hope you get the thumbs up today.


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Tue, 03-02-2004 - 10:13am

I'm a lurker coming out into the open! I'm Jo, I'm rapidly approaching 42 and trying desparately ttc #2. Dh and I have a beautiful 20 month old son, Finlay. I am currently being investigated for recurrent miscarriages. I had my first m/c before Finlay and I have had 3 more since June last year, the last was in November.

We live in London, which I love but DH wants to move to the countryside, maybe next year!


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Registered: 01-03-2004
Wed, 03-10-2004 - 12:40pm
Hi, I'm a lurker too...........glad to see someone is trying to get this board rolling.

I am 40 yrs old and TTC #2. I have a beautiful DD. She is almost 2.5 and the light of both me and her daddy's life!!! We would love to have another baby and give her a sibling. I havent been to any specialists this time around because finally after about 2 yrs of trying on our own, we finally conceived DD.

If nothing happens this month than I think it will be off to the Dr's I go.