November Roll Call 2012

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November Roll Call 2012
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Thu, 11-01-2012 - 1:21pm

 I know we just started another roll call after the board change but hopefully we can get this one filled up with all our gals and hopefully have new members join us for this journey. If you are still having board issues, please let me know and I will pass them along. Hope to hear from you all soon.

 Feel free share as much or as little as you like:

Name, age, spouse, children

Cycle day, and how many cycles have you been trying

How are you trying, Natural, IVF, IUI  are you taking any supplements?

Anything else you would like to share with us.

Vickie

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Registered: 08-01-2012
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 7:07pm

Hi Vickie, and anyone else in here, in here, in here (echoing across the board!) Im out this month, AF arrived.

Hoping you all have had lovely thanksgiving celebrations with your families.

Ava

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Sat, 11-17-2012 - 4:19am

Hi annemarie, I am so sorry for all the horrible things happening with Pinky, I so hope the chiropractor can help, how old is she? I am a cat person too, they are like our really special members of the family. 

It sounds like you have been completely overwhelmed with everything that can or could possibly happen.  Im sure when the pressure of the: Nursing dh, the surprise party planning and coordinating, the accommodating of sister and the cleaning of renovation job are done ( far out now wonder your overwhelmed, who wouldn't be?) you will be able to focus on some of the life decisions that affect you.

My fx for Pinky's recovery, I lost my cat a few years ago under a car and still weep about it.

Im sure you will have a great retirement party for your mum, what a great daughter you are.

I wish you all the best for all these things.

Ava

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Sat, 11-17-2012 - 4:10am

aaaaawwww, Vickie, thanks.  Stay stoic!

I was thinking about this, it feels really hard to maintain a quiet dignity inside your own mind about the ttc journey as an over 40.  You can't really share it easily with other women who are ttc and I think the medical profession is quite insensitive to the emotional vulnerability that goes with making this decision as an over 40, in its efforts to keep us all realistic about our physical shortfallings for doing this now.  Your insightfulness on these forums gives this ttc journey, and to me especially, a comfortableness with my decision to ttc, so actually right back at ya! .....and I am watching you this cycle, lol no pressure.

Ava

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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 6:17am

Annemarie- you have been missed here!  I am so sorry that you have all these things going on right now. I so hope Kitty gets better - I only have one dog, Daisy, but she is my child and I can't imagine life without her. Hopefully you can get everything under control and enjoy the party for your Mom. Sending lots of ((HUGS)) for better days ahead.  Come on back and ramble or vent anytime- that's what we are here for. 

Vickie

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Registered: 09-19-2011
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 9:40pm

Hi all....I just wanted to post a quick update.  I know I have been absent for awhile. I have been TTC over a year and a half now.  It has been almost 2 years since my m/c.

  There has been so much craziness in my life lately, and it has been very trying for me.  I didn't even try this cycle, as I just didn't have it in me.  I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face as I type. 

My husband had his wisdom teeth out unexpectedly, and I had to help nurse him through that.  Right after that, my beloved cat Pinky  started having trouble with her back legs.  I have tried everything I can for her, and for a very short period she got better.  A week ago, her back legs just gave out.  I am just at my wits end.  They have no idea what is wrong with her.  I am taking her to a chiropractor next week in the hopes that someone can help her.  I don't have kids, and my pets are like the kids i have never had.

In the meantime I am also planning a surprise party for my Mom's upcoming retirement in 2 weeks, my sister is coming to visit in that time frame, and my DH decided to redo our main bathroom and that has been behind schedule.  I had to bathe with buckets for 5 days.  the guy just finished yesterday morning, and my husband had to leave town to go on a business trip until Sun night.  Guess who has been trying to clean up the dusty mess that is everywhere. 

I am sorry that I am rambling, maybe I just need to vent.  I am almost at he point where I may just give up TTC.  Nothing is happening, and I just feel very down about everything.

Annemarie

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Registered: 09-19-2011
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 9:40pm

Hi all....I just wanted to post a quick update.  I know I have been absent for awhile. I have been TTC over a year and a half now.  It has been almost 2 years since my m/c.

  There has been so much craziness in my life lately, and it has been very trying for me.  I didn't even try this cycle, as I just didn't have it in me.  I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face as I type. 

My husband had his wisdom teeth out unexpectedly, and I had to help nurse him through that.  Right after that, my beloved cat Pinky  started having trouble with her back legs.  I have tried everything I can for her, and for a very short period she got better.  A week ago, her back legs just gave out.  I am just at my wits end.  They have no idea what is wrong with her.  I am taking her to a chiropractor next week in the hopes that someone can help her.  I don't have kids, and my pets are like the kids i have never had.

In the meantime I am also planning a surprise party for my Mom's upcoming retirement in 2 weeks, my sister is coming to visit in that time frame, and my DH decided to redo our main bathroom and that has been behind schedule.  I had to bathe with buckets for 5 days.  the guy just finished yesterday morning, and my husband had to leave town to go on a business trip until Sun night.  Guess who has been trying to clean up the dusty mess that is everywhere. 

I am sorry that I am rambling, maybe I just need to vent.  I am almost at he point where I may just give up TTC.  Nothing is happening, and I just feel very down about everything.

Annemarie

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Wed, 11-14-2012 - 9:18am

 Thank you Ava. I just have to say that I'm thankful you are here on this board. You are helping me keep my hope alive.. Hugs back to you!

Vickie

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Registered: 08-01-2012
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 6:02am

Vickie, Im so glad to hear you were not in the hurricanes path and that you and your family were safe. 

I think those charts are there for a reason Vickie, keep them there, they count.  I only looked at them as a comparison as they all popped up when I clicked on your chart link.  I send you prayers for your angels.

Thanks for the explanation of terms.

Big Hugs for the watching and waiting, I am sure you will get an O later on in your cycle, as you are only early days in.

Just waiting for the babydust to sprinkle down upon us. Best wishes and fx for both of us.

Ava

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Tue, 11-13-2012 - 6:35am

 Hi Ava. I do think my cycle has gracefully extended it's first phase (half) on me. Thinking back to over 2 years ago though, when I got pregnant with my first lil angel in heaven, my cycles were 32- 35 days so O was around CD 18- 20.  Those 2 charts in the overlay are my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies that  both ended in m/c during the 5th week. I'm not sure why I keep them there- I guess in hope of adding one more pregnancy chart to compare.

 My temp did not rise today so I think no O yet but I do believe my body tried. I will just keep watching for signs and waiting.  CP on the chart  is cervical postion. I check that and cervical mucous/fluid.

We were very blessed to not be in the direct path of that terrible storm. I live in Georgia and we only had bad winds as it traveled the coast. My heart breaks for all those that were hit by the storm. I can not imagine what they have endured and I pray daily for them to rise above and overcome.

Prayers and positive thoughts that we both get good results from our cycles this time!

Vickie

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Mon, 11-12-2012 - 3:34pm

Hi Vickie, I just had a quick look at your chart (so expert that I am NOT!) and despite the gorgeous little snail in the ticker (which I loved! I so feel the same about my cycle) could your cycle now be having a much longer first phase prior to O, when you look at the two overlay charts of Sept 2011 and Mar 2010 both cycles you O on day 12, but since I have been on this board you have had two longer than usual cycles.  Perhaps now it is that your O day is now much later in the cycle. Its so frustrating waiting for O to happen I really hope that it organises itself for you shortly, at least your AF is not like half a month long!! (like yours truly)...you wont believe it my laptop battery just expired! but...Im back.

What is the cp line for?

Im so new to the charting, it feels a bit rude trying to offer any meaningful interpretation, but on a gut level, I think we have a sense of our own bodies and if you are feeling that it is on the way (symptoms etc) it probably is, even at the snail like pace it feels like!

Gotta go to work now, yuk so want to stay at home, and play with ds.

I hope the hurricane didn't affect where you are too much where you live.

fx and hoping too.

Ava

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