Semi New Here.....Egg Retrieval tomorrow

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Semi New Here.....Egg Retrieval tomorrow
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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 8:48pm

I have peaked around this group a few times......just reading all the IVF stories on another site with younger girls and I am a little disappointed with my 3 follicles and they are reporting 25-30! I have an estrogen level of 1030.I guess I have what I have! This is my first time with IVF. I just turned 41, ttc #1 with my DH of 2 years. We tried 3 IUI and 3 with Clomid. We have "unexplained infertility", and I guess IVF is my best shot. I started seeing an accupuncturist a few weeks ago, so I will see him prior to the retrieval. I wish you all well in your journey to motherhood.........

Suanne

Suanne

42 yrs old, DH 41 yrs old

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Wed, 08-02-2006 - 9:38am

Hey Sue,


Wishing you lots of luck with ER today. Remember, it only takes one ! I am in my second IVF cycle in my 2ww. Beta is Friday. At 42, this is my last shot w/ my own eggs....I think the next step is DE.


I know what you mean about being on other IVF boards. Most women there are young but there are some of old timers who hang out there too.


But that doesn't mean that we can't do it too ! So, stay positive and update us on how ER goes !


Sending lots of calming vibes and positive prayers your way !!!


Good luck !

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Wed, 08-02-2006 - 9:47pm

Thank you Sarah for the nice note. I wish you luck on your beta this week. I think it went well today....they saw 5 eggs, but I will know more tomorrow when they call me with an update. The retrieval went smooth, no pain, very easy......

My husband and I are dreading the 2WW.......yours is almost over!!

Best of luck .........Suanne

Suanne

42 yrs old, DH 41 yrs old

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Fri, 08-04-2006 - 12:08pm
GL to you Suanne! Please keep us posted! We will cheer and/or cry w/you!
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Sat, 08-05-2006 - 7:27pm

Hi Everyone.......Egg Transfer went really well....it was so neat for me and DH to watch it on the ultrasound screen. They even gave us pictures of the embryos from the microscope and from the ultrasound after they were implanted.

We had 5 total.....81,72,62,52,52 grade. I am trying to rest today.....but I know that I am going to go completely lose my mind over the next two weeks trying not to thing about it 24/7!!! I hope the rest of you girls at ER and ET transfer time are feeling well!

Thank you for your support......best wishes for all you desire!

Suanne
TTC #1 since 5-04/IVF #1

Suanne

42 yrs old, DH 41 yrs old

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Mon, 08-07-2006 - 4:18pm
WOW.
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Mon, 08-07-2006 - 5:08pm

Suanne,


Wishing you the best ! Try to relax during the 2ww and let DH pamper you....I so hope this is it for you !


Keep us posted ! Thanks for the message on the "IVF, advice and friends" board. That was nice of you !


I'm not done trying, just taking a break. I'm so damn sick of hearing how old I am that I am now at 29 and holding when anyone asks........you can do this girlfriend ! I'm rooting for you !


Hope the 2ww breezes by for you !!!


Hugs,

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Mon, 08-07-2006 - 8:28pm

Thank you Sarah! I'm 29 too! LOL! Let us help you thru your next step when you decide.......Stay strong and pamper yourself a little while you take a break!

All the best....Suanne

Suanne

42 yrs old, DH 41 yrs old

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Mon, 08-07-2006 - 8:34pm
Thanks Emily.......I know this 2WW will be hard.....especially after today when I was 3 hours late for work because I was SO SICK! I woke up with a REALLY bad headache in the middle of the night. I generally take Excedrin and I knew I shouldn't take that, but wasn't quite sure what was safe. Then when I got up to get ready for work I was so nauseous and ill that I had to keep lying down. Of course I start thinking "is this morning sickness?" Even though it is much too early for that......it's positive thinking! The nurse at my RE's office said that it is probably the progesterone shots and I need to drink a TON of water and that should help. I would do anything to have morning sickness every day........Suanne

Suanne

42 yrs old, DH 41 yrs old

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Tue, 08-08-2006 - 11:53am

Hoping that you are feeling better this afternoon ! My RE said that tylenol products are OK to take. I think Excedrin has a ton of caffeine in it so you probably don't want to take that.


After my first IVF I had horrid headaches.....but it wasn't until after I got my BFN and went OFF the progesterone... I thought my head was going to explode ! I even had an MRI as my vision was blurry.


Former Cl on this board Tammy was sick for weekd after her cancelled cycle........I don't know. 29 and holding year olds must react differently to the drugs than the 19 year olds !!!!


Post when you can...


Hugs,

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Tue, 08-08-2006 - 5:38pm

I wouldn't say Excedrin has "a ton" of caffeine in it.

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