IVF cycle is a go!

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Registered: 11-27-2010
IVF cycle is a go!
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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 6:52pm

Hi everyone, after TTC for a few cycles now, and having every test under the sun, I have decided to try IVF.

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Registered: 06-19-2008
Sun, 03-27-2011 - 10:47pm
Congrats, Heidi! I'm cycling with you! I'm doing a similar cycle, and we are the same age! I turn 43 on April 8th. I'm doing 300 ius of follistim (same as gonal f) and 150 ius of menopur. i'm also taking lupron in the a.m. and the p.m. lucky you that it's covered on your insurance for 100%. that's AMAZING. our's covers NADA. NOTHING. ZIP. oh well! i'm just glad i get to do it. we'll have to keep each other posted!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Registered: 11-27-2010
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 12:40am

Thanks so much Brandy, it's great having cycle buddies!

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 8:27am
Hi Brandy and welcome Heidi! I'm also doing IVF. I'm doing ganirelix instead of lupron this time. I hope it works for all three of us!! I won't start stimming for a few more weeks though. All this waiting is getting old. ;) -Pix

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 01-30-2010
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 12:47pm
Heidi, that is awesome to start with 10 natural follies on each side!! Don't let the PIO scare you, your bum will get used to them pretty quick.. I switched from a 22g 1 1/2" needle to a 22g 1" needle, a little smaller helped:)

G/L to you! I'll check back to see your updates.

Kristi
3 ivf - BFN
6 IUI - BFN
1 ivf DE cycle - BFP!


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Registered: 01-30-2010
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 12:51pm
Brandy, OMG - I had no idea you were doing an IVF cycle as well! So excited for you!!! I will definately be checking in on you!!! The insurance thing is tough, we didn't have any for our DE cycle either:( But, it is worth every penny in the end:)

Praying for lots of mature follies that fertilize.

Kristi
3 ivf - BFN
6 IUI - BFN
1 DE cycle - BFP
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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 3:16pm
Thanks, Kristi! I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to post on the FB board. I occasionally log on here b/c I like it now that changes have been made. I just wish I'd get email notifications when someone replies to the post. Anyhoo, so yeah, I'm doing an IVF cycle and praying for the best! I'll try to keep everyone posted. Started my stim meds on Saturday, so here we go!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 3:20pm
Hi Heidi,
Hey -- I can top you -- I'm doing four shots a day! Egads! The menopur doesn't bother me. Maybe it stings a TINY bit, but not anything I really notice. I have a high pain tolerance, and really so far, none of them bother me. Not the progesterone in oil...that might be another story. I'm just praying I make it to that point!

My RE said she would put back two, and I didn't ask about more than that. I'm sure if I had three to put back she would probably do it. She's thinking I'll make six eggs, half will fertilize and two will make it back to transfer. I honestly haven't even thought that far along b/c I'm just praying I respond okay to everything. I suddenly moved to the land of the poor responders after really being a pretty good responder.

I have been stimming since Saturday. I go for my first blood draw tomorrow morning, and my first ultrasound (with stims) is on Thursday! I'm excited and hopeful. KUP on your progress, too! It's great to have a cycle buddy!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Registered: 06-19-2008
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 3:21pm
I know, Pix -- the waiting part just plain STINKS.

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Registered: 06-19-2008
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 3:22pm
Hi Pix, yeah I know...the waiting stinks!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Registered: 04-21-2010
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 4:20pm

YAY!! You are so going to be pregnant soon!! I am so happy for you.

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