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Thread: Long Term Assisted Conception ~ February 2006 #2

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    Here we are 2 months into the new year & here's hoping that this year is a successful one for some of you wonderful women in here.

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    Name - ~Angel Baby's Mum~ - Chele
    State - SA
    My Previous Cycle Length - 29 - 30 - 31
    Cycle Type - Natural FET
    Months of TTC - 17 Naturally including 3 with Clomid and 14 with IVF includes ~Angel~ and 7 mths Timeout and 2 N - FET's = BFN
    Medications - Folate
    Important Dates - N- FET #4 coming up around March 7th
    Extra Info - 1 snow bub left

    Name - Baby~amore` (Trish)
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 33 (FET cycle with Pregnyl) , 22
    Cycle Type - Long down reg Stim cycle OCT / NOV
    Months of TTC - 12 years # 1, 12 months #2
    Medications - Elevit, cOq10, Synarel 13/10, Puregon 28/10
    Important Dates -BFP + HPT 23/11; + BETA 23/11
    Extra Info - Adopted DS 11yrs ago
    DD born still 1/9/04 @26 weeks no known cause of death
    IVF #1 & FET #1 BFN, FET#2 - Embryo failed thaw
    Right salpingectomy. Fibroids. Unexplained infertility.

    Name - Bee
    State - Vic
    My Previous Cycle Length - Non existent
    Cycle Type - Down reg
    Months of TTC - Nearly 3 years
    Medications - Pregnyl
    Important Dates - BT 10 November
    Extra Information - No AF since stopping pill in 2002, otherwise "unexplained" infertility

    Name - Blue Sky
    State - VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length - 37 - 21 - 38 - 30 -45 €“ 38 - 30 €“ 44 €“ 56 - 40
    Cycle type - HRT FET (once AF shows... waiting waiting!)
    Months of TTC €“ Many years pre AC, 12 months AC, almost 12 months IVF
    Medications €“ None at present
    Important Dates €“ Waiting on AF
    Extra Info €“ ICSI #1 €“ 0 embies, ICSI #2 €“ BFN, FET #1 €“ chem., FET #2 - chem

    Name - Caryn
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 35
    Cycle Type - FET
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC - 2 years and 5 months
    Medications - Elevit, Metforman, Fish Oil, Vit C, 3hbp meds and sharkeys herbal mixture - so much I rattle....and Progynova 6mg at the moment...
    Important Dates - FET transfer on 10/02/2006
    Extra Info - 39 yrs old, PCOS, m/c nov 05

    Name - Confusedegg (CHRIS)
    State -NSW
    My previous cycle length - IRREGULAR
    Cycle Type:HRT FET
    Months of TTC 4 Years #1 EP (2000), 5 months #2-BFN (2004), 2 months #3 -BFP Twins (2005)
    Medications - Estrogen, progesterone pessaries
    Important Dates - 1/12/05 - Transfer ( 5 day blastocyst)
    Extra information - m/c twin girls 4&5/07/05 & EP lost tube 08/2000

    Name: Leisa (firemansgirl)
    State: NSW
    My previous cycle length: 30 30 28
    Cycle Type:
    Months of TTC: 23
    Medications: Nil
    Important Dates:
    Extra information: Taking a break back for IVF #2 in May 2006

    Name - Magic (Sheree)
    State - WA
    My Previous Cycle Length -
    Cycle Type - Natural Jan 06
    FF Link - N/A
    Months of TTC - TTC#1: 3 years, TTC#2: 3 years
    Medications - Vitex, Omega3, Calcium and CoenzymeQ10
    Important Dates - RE appt 25/01/06
    Extra Info - ART: (4OI, 2IVF, 2FET)=DD '02: (1PGD, 2IVF, 6FET)=EP '05: (1OI, 2PGD, 1ICSI)=Chem '05

    Name: MargOZ (Marg)
    State: VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length: 23 - 25 - 31 - 28
    Cycle Type:
    Months of TTC: started process in 2004 & then 2 x DI, 1 x IVF in 2005 - unsuccessful
    Medications: Puregon, Orgalutron, Clomid, Pregnyl
    Important Dates: taking a break until next year
    Extra Info: Fibroids diagnosed & 7 removed Sep 04. 2 remain.

    Name: Shezabelle (Sheree)
    State: QLD
    My Previous Cycle Length: 36days and counting
    Cycle Type: In between possibly full stim
    Months of TTC: 23
    Medications: Metfromin and Folic acid
    Important Dates: Appt 21/02/06
    Extra Info: clomid x 4 AIH x 3( m/c 8weeks cycle 2 of AIH) IVF x 1 stim OHSS no ET FET x 1 BFN no snowbubs left.

    Name: - Skye
    State: - NSW
    My previous cycle length: - 31
    Cycle type: - prep for ICSI
    Months of TTC: - DD ~ 15mths, #2 ~ 18mths
    Medications: - synarel twice daily, puregon injections
    Important Dates: - BT 9/01; US 11/01; EPU 16/01; ET 18/01
    Extra Information: - PCOS, 1st ICSI cycle

    Name - Special child (nola)
    State - Vic
    My Previous Cycle Length -
    Cycle Type -
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC - 41 long mths
    Medications - Serophene - Elevite
    Important Dates -

    Name - SuziQ
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 28, 28, 28
    Cycle Type - ICSI with unknown donor sperm
    Months of TTC - 15 years (with a 4 year break)
    Medications - Greece & Turkey holiday brochures and the occasional scotch
    Important Dates - Early September - departure lounge Mascot airport
    Extra Info - 43 years old. 11 years TTC with Ex. 6 months flying solo

    Name - *Tam*
    State - WA
    My previous cycle length -varies
    Cycle Type:- HRT FET
    Months of TTC - 2 1/2yrs DD, 3 yrs #2, AC 1 year
    Medications - 3mg Progynova
    Important Dates - BT 31/01/06
    Extra information - Endo, no right tube, 3m/c, 1EP.

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    Hi lovely ladies, old thread is here

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    Hi all
    Thought I might kick start the new thread!

    Hi Bee – welcome back! Glad to hear you’re feeling good and sounds as though you’ve got a great attitude toward your cycle!! Yay overseas trip! \/ Double yay losing weight! \/ \/ And triple yay for your puppy – hope she continues to improve!!! \/ \/ \/

    Vicky – Your local GP should be able to arrange some blood tests for you if you’re uneasy. My GP was excellent in that regard and made sure that the results were sent through urgently and rang me in person with the results. Hope your follies are getting even more good looking – good luck for Monday pet!

    Tam – Yay on going platinum! =D> Can’t wait to see your spunky chick!! Woo hoo - starting on the ooogy pessaries. (TMI warning!) My DH calls them ‘cheeses’ because he was there when the nurse explained that I might get a cottage cheese like discharge with them.. lol 8-[ . Have my fingers crossed for Friday for you petal!

    Marg – Wow, I’ll count my blessings that my clinic is close. 1½ hrs is a long haul – better than the 3½ though! Does that mean you live somewhere near Bendigo? Is the Ballarat clinic affiliated with Melbourne IVF or Monash? Sorry to bug you with the questions!

    Sue – How is the trip planning coming along? Please avoid the ferries and busses in Egypt and if someone asks you to carry their boogie board bag, just say no! O

    I haven’t got much to update you with. Still no AF. Maybe I’ll wait until the ticker reaches 175 before changing it…?

    Hope you’re all enjoying your weekends. Take care everyone!
    H

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    Hi girls,
    Just wanted to wish all those with upcoming cycle lots alots aluck. as for me battling some demons and the whole TTC and IVF thing. I'm sure I'll work them out in time..but for now no IVF
    Bec
    * Marg my girlfriend has just done her first cycle from Ball and loved the doctor and felt really at ease..prev being under Monash....fingers crossed for you

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    Don't forget Bec, you don't have to battle those demons on your own. We're all here to listen and support - even if we can't fix!!

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    Thanks Sue,
    I just dont know how much my heart can keep breaking if it doesn't work But I'm sure we have all felt this way, what makes it harder for me this time is that before I was looking at it "scientifically..now I'm scared it will be totally emotion". And part of me says I have been so blessed to have one...stand aside and let someone else be a mummy. Erghh who ever said it gets easier..maybe watching all these wonderful women getting BFP will inspire me to be brave.
    Bec

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    Bec, no, it doesn't get easier. The only aspect that gets easier is that you know what to expect regarding treatments, and having needles etc.
    I don't think it matters how you look at it - emotionally, scientifically, informed or blissfully-ignorant-on-purpose - not ending up with that longed-for bub in your arms is so painful. Already having one child certainly doesn't mean you have to step aside for others. No way! :smt018
    I'm tempted to type don't worry, but I know you will anyway! But, I do think you're doing the right thing by taking a little time out to sort through your feelings, getting your head and heart into the right place. No point hopping on the rollercoaster if you're feeling negative and unsure.
    But, as I keep saying (yawn...) :-({|= , the heart wants what the heart wants. Am pretty sure that eventually you'll try again - that yearning is still there. And, yes, have a look at all the successes there have been in the past couple of months. Particularly those for whom it must have at times seemed an impossible dream given their history - Sheree, Trish, Sush (even if she isn't a recent graduate!). Miracles happen, this forum proves that.
    Keep your chin up and take care of your heart.
    Sue

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    That is so true Suzi good advice
    Bec take heart in knowng you are not alone in how you feel we have all felt like that i'm sure at some time. Take care


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    Good evening all. Hope you had a good day.

    Vicki, was it your EPU today? Hope you are feeling ok. Holding your hand for the fertilisations.

    Chele, your countdown is coming down. Can't wait.

    Blue, any luck for you yet, where is the witch when you want her.

    Bee, welcome back to you too, shame on the events over the last couple of months. Glad it's all getting back right now though. And that your puppy is better. I lost 4 kg on my time off the meds, feel really good for it too, my hope is to stay the same whilst starting back again.

    Marg, always waiting for something aren't we.

    Sue, ditto on the travel advice from Blue, have you booked.

    Bec, take care & time sorting through things. I must say I have not really had any reservations about using AC, I guess I just see it as something that has to be done. I have read your story in the M&L & feel for you. I have only had early m/c so couldn't imagine your losses.

    Leis, hope you're hanging on til your op.

    Hope the pg girls are doing well too

    As for me, I'm doin ok. Have figured I'm going to realise if my P4 drops cause I've got mega sore BB already since starting my mega pessary dose. Yep, & sick of the 'cottage cheese' already (don't know if I'm ever going to be able to eat it again now, lol). But the good thing is that I get extra relaxation from having to lay down, & DH can't say anything about it.
    I think my sexy chick may take a while, Kelly is moving house.

    Take care.

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    Hi Girls!

    Bec - Bless your heart, thinking of standing aside to let others be a mummy- but that just ain't how it goes! (wish it was, I'd be giving some some queue jumpers a bit of what for! O .. hehehe). Part of the heartache of this business we call rollercoaster riding is that there just doesnt seem to be any rhyme nor reason to how it all works. A certain part of it is faith, mixed with a bit of luck, and a **** load of guts and determination!! But I'm probably telling you how to suck eggs, sorry! I hope you win your battle with your demons. Be sure that your BB army is here to help you land a few punches! :smt062

    Vicky - thinking of you with your EPU and fingers crossed that it all went smoothly petal!

    Tam - Sorry about putting that image in your head! Good to hear that they're doing the trick though! Not long to go until transfer - have you heard anything yet about the thaw? I've got everything crossed for you and will rub a puppy paw for you too!

    As for me, AF still isn't here. I rang the clinic and after too-ing and fro-ing of my file from the clinic to the Dr I have the go-ahead to start primulut. The nurse then explained that I would be on progynova to build up the lining.. hang on, what the?? I explained to her that the Dr had told me that for my next cycle we'd try a stim FET. "oh there's nothing about it on the file"... :fuming: This is the second time my dr has not written up notes of our consultation - last stim cycle I had to tell him that we were going with the lucrin instead of syranel :fuming: I understand he's a busy man. I understand mistakes happen. He better understand that this chook aint gonna put up with it. [-( . DH wants to change Drs. I'm close to agreeing. If this isn't stressful enough as it is.
    Sorry about the long winded rant. Hope everyone is doing well.
    Cheers
    H

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    Heather, that would be annoying. I reckon I would be changing doctors too. sorry I forget, are you at monash or melbourne?

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    Blue, I understand you on that one, how many frosties do you have? Do you have another clinic close & can you get in ok. Hope the primulot does the trick, what's the time frame for you?

    I have to call on Thursday to find out time for ET on Friday, so just patiently waiting with my sore BBs, lol.

    Take care

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    Heather - I had some concerns with notes on my file once so I know how frustrating that is. Sorry you are having problems with your doctor and it does sound a bit weird that there is nothing on the file about your discussions. Very weird. I would feel the same as you under the circumstances. I hope you can sort it out with the clinic because that just isn't good enough.

    A quick hello to all you other lovelies, bless your hearts.

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    Hi Blue - I do live in Bendigo so Ballarat is a lot closer than Albury thank goodness. I think Ballarat IVF is independant of Monash and Melb IVF. Hope AF arrives soon Blue - the old witch never does what we want, when we want!

    Hi Bec - thinking of you and those awful demons. They can be a bugger to battle with sometimes. Take care. And thanks for mentioning about Ballarat IVF - I've also heard the Dr there is fantastic and apparently has a good success rate - so I have my fingers crossed!

    Hi SuziQ - that was a great post - it's the 'miracles' I read about here in BB that certainly keep me going at times.

    Hi Tam - you are so right about the waiting - there is ALWAYS something that I'm counting down the days to!

    A big hello to everyone else I've missed - hope you are all doing well.

    Finally I have my first appointment with Ballarat IVF next Monday - the first step is hoping they'll accept me - and then if they do, I'll be hoping I can get started on my next IVF attempt soon - my patience isn't what it used to be! LOL!

    Take care, :flower:
    Marg

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    Hi girls
    Blue - you're right, as if it isn't stressful enough without dr neglecting to do something simple like write your cycle instructions down. My dr did that with my last cycle. Got every drug wrong, not to mention the fact that he hadn't noted I was doing a 'flare' instead of 'full stim'. I only mentioned it in passing to the nurse, she was hopping mad because it changes days you start etc. I'd have missed the boat for my cycle had I not been chatting with her while paying my account. Hope they get their act together, I reckon it's better if you communicate with the nurses instead. Hope AF arrives soon. Thanks for those beautiful flowers too - norty but just what the doctor ordered :smt023
    Tam - good luck for Friday, sore boobs are so uncomfortable. My 'agent' (love saying that) is working her way through my 'wish list' atm. But, she has booked my flight...
    Vicki - how did you go on Monday?
    Marg - good luck with Ballarat. Can't see any reason why they wouldn't accept you - are you wondering about that because of your single status? Pretty sure they're not allowed to discriminate on that basis.
    Anney - great to see you. Where are you at with things?
    Hi and best wishes to all
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    SuziQ - yep, I am a bit worried about the whole single thing. As I have a diagnosed fertility problem there really is no reason for them not to accept me (unless they think I'm a lost cause!!!) but I can't help being a bit nervous.

    I had 9 fibroids removed in 2004 and I also can't help worrying if the 2 remaining ones have continued to grow and whether anymore have grown back - and whether that's going to inhibit my fertility any more than it already has. I'm sure the new Dr will want to check it all out before going ahead - I guess I can't help being a bit pessemistic sometimes!

    Marg

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    Aawwww, it sux doesn't it Marg. I don't know much about fibroids. Does that affect your eggs if they're on your ovaries? Can IVF bypass that? Sorry if they're silly questions.

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    SuziQ - there are no silly questions where ttc is concerned! From what I've learnt so far - fibroids usually grown on or in the uterus. It depends where they are as to the symptoms you can get - they can be very minor (or nothing at all) but a lot of women get very bad cramps and bleeding and can end up having to have a hysterectomy to get any kind of relief. They can disappear once menopause hits (little too late by then of course!). Usually they are just growths of excess tissue and it is unusual for them to be cancerous - they're usually just a big nuisance (and very painful).

    I had eight small ones and one large one (over 15cm) removed. Apparently the large one was pushing my other organs out of the way and that was why I had lower back pain and terrible indigestion (my only symptoms). I think the reason it took so long for them to be diagnosed was because my periods were basically ok. One GP just told me to eat more fibre!

    Eventually a gynea found them and suggested surgery - she left two behind because she said they were too close to the blood supply to risk removing them. Even then she had to warn me that if anything went wrong during the surgery that 'everything' would have to come out. I think my first words in recovery were 'do I still have a uterus?'!!!! And of course they can always grow back which is quite common unfortunately.

    The problem I have now with ttc is that the embryo has to compete with any existing fibroids for blood supply and even the embryo finding a good 'spot' to latch onto can be difficult because the existing fibroids, and scar tissue following the surgery, could be in the way.

    I'm sure there are experts who would probably explain all that much better than I have but that's basically what's going on with my fibroids! It's certainly been a rollercoaster of emotions over the last 2 years but I haven't given up hope yet that a bub might still be in my future (with or without Mr Right!) - I hope!

    (sorry for rambling on!)

    Marg

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