Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Results 109 to 126 of 137

Thread: Long Term Assisted Conception Nov 2007 #2

  1. #109

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    771

    Default

    Thanks Ann, e2 levels came back at 16000 so high but still ok so we are going ahead with transfer and trigger is 1030pm tonight After a 5am start i think i will be buggered tomorrow. Also very uncomfortable!


  2. #110

    Default

    Shannon, your E2 levels are higher than mine were both times! Be careful there...

    BW

  3. #111

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Melbourne VIC
    Posts
    1,733

    Default

    BG

  4. #112

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    771

    Default

    Oh wow really BW, bugger wonder why the FS was fine for me to go ahead then? Hmmmmmm
    If you dont mind me asking what were your E2 levels around trigger?

  5. #113

    Default

    Shannon, for first cycle I hit 14500 the day before my trigger. I had no puregon that day so they would have dropped a bit before we got there. Second cycle I hit 15000 the day before, again with no puregon, they repeated the blood test the next day and I'd dropped to 14300 on the day of trigger. I suspect it may have something to do with numbers of follies as well - they knew I had HEAPS both times - 26 eggs first time, 32 the second. I'd suggest being very careful, hit the gatorade in a big way and head straight to hospital if things get bad. I do really hope that OHSS is something you manage to avoid.

    BW

  6. #114

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,890

    Default

    BG - im sorry hun

  7. #115

    Default

    Shannon, how did you go with EPU today? Hope you're ok.

    Ann, still travelling ok with the TWW?

    Odette, I've completely forgotten where you're at all ok?

    I guess there's quite a lot of us heading into some sort of break over Christmas... from memory (and I'm really struggling to keep track of everyone at the moment), me, BG, Megan, Lou, Ellie, Mel - all on a break? getting awfully quiet in here again.

    Anyway, wanted to report that my appointment with the FS went well - he's behind me in my decision to use the pill over the break to manipulate transfer into being a bit earlier than it otherwise would be (even helped me work out when I should stop it for best timing in relation to the clinic and lab getting sorted out after the break!). No hard time over pre-ovulation the anxiety, just instructions to get my psychologist to help me find ways to deal with it. Accepted that it's just the way my body responds to high estrogen levels... also accepted that the hyperstim is just the way my body does things, not due to crappy diet and no exercise! I think he's finally getting his head around the fact that my body isn't necessarily cooperative and "normal" in responding, but I will generally be consistent.

    Worst thing was the following day when the business manager at the clinic rang and started out with something along the lines of "I'm really sorry, BW, but we've discovered a mistake..." Here's me panicking that they've miscounted my embryos, lost them, given them to the wrong person, used the wrong sperm... but it turns out that it was just an error in the way I'd been billed. We were billed for synarel, but used lucrin. I was also then billed later for the orgalutran shots - on the same bill they credited the synarel, billed the lucrin... but when we paid it they missed the credit. All that panic over a billing mix up! Our FET will just end up being $105 cheaper than normal next time.

    BW

  8. #116

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Langwarrin. Victoria
    Posts
    1,654

    Default

    Well we are back from our break in NZ. Had a great time got sunburnt and all the usual holiday things....came back feeling really positive and stuff........ and then went and saw the FS today.......

    Well in a nutshell we came out both devastated and shellshocked.
    The results of both the cycles combined sow that we have on average a healthy embryo rate of about 17% which is way below the norm of 40 - 50%. As they don't yet have the technology to tell whether it is the sperm or the egg they are saying we have to think about replacing one of them. and as it is more likely to be the eggs that are the issue I need to decide whether I want an egg donor...... HOLY S&*T...... how do you get your head around that one?

    We have decided to give it one shot....... Lyndon has given me the names of two very reputable naturopaths who specialise infertility and we are going to give it at least three months of hard work and see if we can improve things and then do onemore pgd cycle and see what we get. After that........??????

    Crap I feel like Crap...have never felt so physically ill walking out of a doctors in my life.

  9. #117

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    In my own private paradise
    Posts
    15,272

    Default

    Mel hun - i'm so sorry to hear that! i wish there was something i could say that would take some of the sting out of it, but i know anything i could say would be empty cos i honestly can't imagine how you're feeling right now

    sending you massive hugs and hoping that you can get some improvement with the naturopath

    take care hun

    BG

  10. #118

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    771

    Default

    Hi Girls

    Mel - No idea what to say hun i would definately alternative therapies a go first they can get some really fantastic results, did he speak about DH doing a DNA fragmentation test? Its much easier to see if its his fellas that need replacing before you get an egg donor (we are facing the DNA thing in the new year), definately dont give up hope! :hugs: i cant hear any fat lady singing!

    BW - Glad to hear FS appointment was so productive and that he was with you all the way

    Ann - How are you going hun?

    Big Hi Odette, BG, Lou and anyone ive missed

    Well thank goodness those bloody eggs are out i was in agony right before EPU, but we got through it and we have 13 eggs! Yay our highest number yet, a little bit tender but havent hit the pain meds yet so taking that as a good sign. Have to call FS tomorrow to see if we are doing a freeze all from OHSS or not, all depends how im feeling. DH is watching me with an eagle eye.

    Hope i didn't miss anything important and hope what i said wasn't insensitive Mel, im a little with the fairies still.

    Shan

  11. #119

    Default

    Far our, Mel! I have no words - I'm just devestated for you. I hope you can see a clear path ahead in time.

    Shannon, glad to hear you are feeling ok so far. I hope it stays that way. I wish I knew how OHSS worked - does it depend more on E2 numbers or egg numbers, or a combination?

    BW

  12. #120

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,890

    Default

    Mel - hunny gosh what a load to get your head round today - sending you lots of hugs hun. would be interested in who your FS is going to send you too as i think i have seen every NP in Melbourne.lol - I'm thinking I've got an idea - any one in Fairfield?

    Shannon - great new - that is wonderful - will wait to hear your news to see if you are going to TF - GL hun

    Me - very tired and a 10000000000000001 things still to do lol. must get off to bed as im getting a massage in the morning - flying with a crook neck is no fun. Started taking my aspirin again tonight.

    Been feeling very odd of late - sore BB a little, dizzy, lump in my throte, and a general feeling of not being quite all there IYKWIM??? little worried there is nothing i can do befor the big flight but oh well. hoping the aspirin will help.

    night night

  13. #121

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Langwarrin. Victoria
    Posts
    1,654

    Default

    Okay peeps....if anyone comes across any feedback about Steven Clavey or Ruth Trickey I would be most appreciative. I have googled them and am very confused which one to try!!!

    yes It would be the one in Fairfield that was suggested PP...hehe Is she any good?

    I actually heard somebad stuff about the revered Antonia Ruhl today as well so am now totally confuzzled.

  14. #122

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    771

    Default

    Hi Ladies

    Well we are down and out for this month... only 4 from 13 fertilised which is really bad and we have always has a 95% fertilisation rate so very dismayed by this result and well the OHSS has kicked in i was trying to pretend i felt fine because i really didn't want to do a freeze all but oh well i feel like crap! So we are freezing all and i see the FS on the 21st Jan.

    Shan

  15. #123

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melb - where my coolness isn't seen as wierdness
    Posts
    4,361

    Default

    Shannon, I'm sorry about having to freeze all. I know how frustrating it is to have to wait again.

    Mel, wow on the bombshell from your FS! Yes that's a big thing to get your head around. I wish you much success wit the naturopaths, I hope it does the trick.

  16. #124

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    In my own private paradise
    Posts
    15,272

    Default

    shannon - i'm so sorry to hear your news hunny. look after yourself - lots of gatorade and water - and if things get worse, hospital (don't make me chase you like i did BW!!)

    will keep my fingers crossed for the OHSS clearing up very soon - take care hun

  17. #125

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    771

    Default

    Thanks Sush & BG

    Just wishing i didn't tell DH everything was ok and i was as healthy as a horse and came to work today because now i dont have to pretend everyhting is fine (FS didn't believe me - thank goodness) i wish i was at home in bed

    Shan

  18. #126

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    In my own private paradise
    Posts
    15,272

    Default

    i hope by now you've made the smart move and taken yourself home for some rest Shannon! OHSS isn't something to mess with - the more you fight it, the longer it hang around - and the worse you feel!

    as for me, i got my phone call from the clinic today - as i already knew - BFN. asked the nurse the next step - got told i could do an FET in the new year if i travel to Melbourne, or locally if i wait til the end of Feb. hmmmm. i asked what the process is - she mentioned natural cycle - reminded her i don't have one - then she mentioned down reg on the pill, synarel, than something to build a lining without needing to O. after telling her FOUR times that i don't respond to ANYTHING after the synarel, she finally let me speak. she kept saying "but we don't need you to O, just need to build a lining" - it is my understanding that you need to respond to drugs to have a reasonable E2 level for a lining to develop - once i'm on synarel, even with high dose puregon, my E2 levels don't hit even start to rise - my body obviously likes the menopausal state too much - why wouldn't she listen??? what makes her think that someone that doesn't respond to clomid, and gets "stuck" in down reg is going to magically respond differently to something like progynova??? grrrrr - unfortunately i was driving at the time her call came in, so had to pull over - really not the best circumstances to be having a full on conversation - i was caught off guard, and usually when i'm having a serious convo like that i take notes and can go back and clear out my thoughts before they hang up... double grrr

    so, i asked her again - what do we do? her answer - go see the FS - we're not prepared to do anything at this stage til you've seen him. Fine! i can do that - and after that? well, you can travel to Melbourne for FET - but the hospital is more expensive, you have added travel expenses - so i'd suggest you wait til the end of Feb - WTF??? i guess this is the point at which i have to go to the FS with all guns blazing (i believe he's local on the 10th of Jan - have to call tomorrow to book) - i don't know how i'll respond to something like progynova - and i flat out REFUSE to experiment come february - if i don't respond and miss the FET at that point - it's another THREE MONTHS til they're local again! NO freakin way!!!

    i think i might start another thread, but i will ask here - are there people who've not responded well to puregon (i got 3 decent follies on 200iu with no down reg) who have had a decent response to HRT to build a lining? are the chances of success when you've just forced your body to create an endometrial lining similar to the chances if you have actually o'd (i personally cannot for the life of me see how the hormones will be the same if you've just created a lining as they would if you have actually o'd - none of my memories of studying biochemistry seems to agree with that!). is it possible (and reasonable) to ask for ovulation induction for FET (similar to IUI) as opposed to experimenting? (plus if i o, there's always a chance we could catch the eggie... and increase our pregnancy chances) if you were in my situation, and knew that you couldn't do FET for 6 weeks after seeing the FS, would you contemplate asking to undergo an IUI cycle in between? i don't want to only have four opportunities to fall pg during the year. i don't want to experiment (my FS happily acknowledges that i'm his "problem child" and that my body "scares" him cos it doesn't respond the way he expects it to) and lose one of those oportunities....

    hmmm, i'm thinking i'm a little overwhelmed! poor DH - not even home 24 hours and he copped all these questions and more thrown at him while we were out and about - he's just frustrated that he probably won't be at the appointment with me when i get to see FS again - i don't think he wants me to have to fight this battle solo - but i guess i'm going to have to - grrrrr...

Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception - August 2007 #3
    By sushee in forum Long Term TTC
    Replies: 144
    Last Post: September 3rd, 2007, 02:34 PM
  2. Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception - August 2007 #2
    By Phteven in forum Long Term TTC
    Replies: 139
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2007, 11:32 AM
  3. Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception #4 - April 07
    By tiggy in forum Long Term TTC
    Replies: 164
    Last Post: May 1st, 2007, 11:21 AM
  4. MCHN (Maternal & Child Health Nurse) check-ups
    By BellyBelly in forum Baby & Toddler Information
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 25th, 2006, 01:56 PM
  5. Welcome to Long Term Assisted Conception
    By BellyBelly in forum Long Term Assisted Conception
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 23rd, 2005, 08:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •