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Thread: Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception - April/May 2009

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    Hi All!

    KMond: Great news!!! today!
    Smithy: I love that one... PUPO... what a great concept and so true!
    Mrs P: yep furrys rock! She's still here although getting a little adventurous and when I least expect it she tries to help me "type" LOL




    AFM I did definitely develop OHSS although not too bad to cancel. The nurses said if I had been a Day 3 transfer they would have canned it but because I'm Day 5 ET they'll give me a couple of extra days to recover. I feel a lot better today, living off vegemite toast, water & Gatorade (was told to drink 2 bottles a day) I also put a bottle of water on my bedside table and every time I turned over during the night I took a gulp and I think that helped too. Our Day 3 embies are all good and vary b/t 6 & 8 cells which is great. Getting very excited about Monday.

    Have rented a stack of DVDs to bide my time and also am about to pick all the pictures for our wedding album so that should keep me busy here in my recliner for a few days LOL

    and for everyone for the busy week ahead!

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    Jodz, Mrs P and KMond - thanks for understanding. GL with your jabbing and waiting etc and all the very best.
    Im not as depressed today because your right at least I have a plan and will have things to do such as my new house to keep me occupied.
    I have to wait until July because I am going to Sale (country town) so that I can continue to have Dr Mac T as my specialist. Also I would prefer to travel to Sale than Melb - they both take 2 hrs to get to.

    Hope you are all well.

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    hi girls, it's so hard to keep up with everyone as i am so busy with school on top of work this year, but i am reading your posts, just not had much time to reply.
    sorry
    rob: so funny about the checking out of the swimmers, i am seriously laughing heaps right now.

    as for all you lttc ers a big good luck to you all. i feel so bad not doing personals, hope i get some time this week to do it.

    afm: nothing much to report, i havn't even been to the doctors to get another referral, suppose i should do that and book in my june app now so i know at least something is going to happen.

    xx

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    KMOND..was just thinking of you hunny xxoo

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    Morning Ladies,

    Just a quick one, ET this morning all went well. Now it's just waiting and trying not to think. This is going to be the ongest 2 weeks of my life!

    Hope all is going well for everyoone and wishing you all wherever you're at!
    Last edited by BOC; April 27th, 2009 at 09:43 AM. Reason: hit the wrong button d'oh!

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    Hi everyone,

    Loops12 - completely understand being so upset about waiting - definately one of the hardest parts of this journey. We all get it so vent away when you need to,

    BOC - Congrats on making it to ET Keep us posted during your TWW if you feel up to it. Fingers crossed this is it for you!

    JBM - hope you are doing ok on your TTC break

    Mrs P - the countdown is on, best of luck with everything

    xxRobxx - so sorry you are not doing so great. GL on your TWW - hoping time goes fast for you and ends with a BFP

    Baby2Bee - best of luck with your first IVF, hope it's going well for you so far.

    mitf - hi, fingers crossed you are one of the lucky ones. Good luck with you IUI attempt.

    smithy - you are nearly there aren't you? thanks for lurking and looking in on us.

    Kmond - 31 eggs!!!! Wow. Hope by now you've had you're ET and all went well? Good luck in TWW land.

    Nikki - Hello. hope AF came for you so you can get going.

    jodz - I'm hoping it's your time. I HATE the TWW!!! Vent away and keep us updated if you feel like it. Hope you are keeping busy busy busy.

    To all others I've missed I hope you're all doing well. x

    AFM scan this morning - everything looking great, will probably ov tomorrow or wed so ET Friday or Sat. Sat is my 30th birthday so that will be an odd thing to do on my birthday! That means no birthday drink

    Should be exciting in here over the next month - hopefully lots of BFP's girls (that's an order). I'll wish for all of us every night. Time for everyone to get out of here!!

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    Still waiting for 21 day appointment! Bring on the 8th!! Went and saw a naturopath last week so i've just started a detox program. The lady i'm seeing specialises in fertility so fingers crossed! Between this, accupuncture, exercise and 'trying' to lose weight and of course IVF, hopefully we'll get there!! It's not just the IVF that costs....it's everything else that goes with it!!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!!

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    Hi Everyone!,

    Just a quick update - I had my transfer done yesterday and I have had 3 other embies frozen. I felt pretty crappy over the weekend and still don't feel 100% - I am trying to think good happy thoughts!! I am booked in for my BT on the 8th so 10 days to go!

    BOC - what day is your BT? Sorry to hear the OHSS monster got you!
    Kmond - what day is your BT?
    Jodz - good luck!!
    Is there any other TWW with us? Sorry if I missed any of you - to us!!


    Thanks you sooo much everyone for your thoughts and advice - it is so nice to log on and see so many kind words - especially when you feel crappy!!

    Take care!

    Mahli

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    3 in the freezer Mahli09 - fantastic! Come and join us in the TWW thread. I am testing on 6th May.

    Good luck to everyone whatever you are up to Thanks for so many good wishes from everyone - where would we be without this site for support. Thank you!

    BBL
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    G'day g'day!

    Hope everyone is good. Just popping in to say !

    Mahli: My BT is on the 7th so let's hope between you me & KMond we get a hat trick! You should log in to the TWW thread too. Come join us on the dark side.. we have cookies!

    ET was yesterday. Trying to stay sane in the TWW. They were only able to freeze 1 more embryo so triple crossing all my bits and pieces now! We need snowbubz for #2!

    Anyway wishing you all lots of wherever you're at!

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    Default Ummmm...what do I do now?

    Okay, so I've been lurking and I'm a bit new to this, but I've started a TTC Blog and thought I'd join in on the posts as well.

    So, we're having a month off IVF after three ET BFNs. We had stim cycle including gonal-f, synarel, and using ICSI - 15 embryos; 12 left in the freezer after the three ETs.

    So, I'm wondering whether I'm alone here...I did the needles, I did the nasal spray, I got OHSS, and I had the OPU. I had some grumpy days, the needles were not much fun, the OHSS was hell, but despite all of that, the worst thing of all for me in this process (besides the hell of the TWW and the BFNs of course) is the ET. Am I alone here? I HATE the ET. It is so undignified and humiliating. My FS is lovely, very professional and sweet, and genuinely considerate and caring. But having his face so...intimate...is the worst part of this whole thing. I know ETs should be the most 'hopeful' part, but I find them dispiriting and depressing...and I usually have to make myself feel better with a tub of ice cream afterwards.

    The nurses and the pamphlets say that the ET is just like a pap smear. Whatever. I'll do a smear any day. ET is horrible. And...little did I know that the 'instrument' could be the 'wrong fit' and that there was more than one size/shape of these things. Apparently the FS has to try out the different instruments until he finds the right 'fit.' Ewwwwww. Did I mention that I HATE ET??!!

    Oh, and I had another question...is there anyone out there going through Melbourne IVF in East Melbourne? I hate going in for nurses appointments and seeing desperate-looking women in the waiting room and wanting to hug all of them...it would be nice to share a smile (if you're there, just smile - if I'm there, I promise to smile back!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Persephone1 View Post
    Okay, so I've been lurking and I'm a bit new to this, but I've started a TTC Blog and thought I'd join in on the posts as well.

    So, we're having a month off IVF after three ET BFNs. We had stim cycle including gonal-f, synarel, and using ICSI - 15 embryos; 12 left in the freezer after the three ETs.

    So, I'm wondering whether I'm alone here...I did the needles, I did the nasal spray, I got OHSS, and I had the OPU. I had some grumpy days, the needles were not much fun, the OHSS was hell, but despite all of that, the worst thing of all for me in this process (besides the hell of the TWW and the BFNs of course) is the ET. Am I alone here? I HATE the ET. It is so undignified and humiliating. My FS is lovely, very professional and sweet, and genuinely considerate and caring. But having his face so...intimate...is the worst part of this whole thing. I know ETs should be the most 'hopeful' part, but I find them dispiriting and depressing...and I usually have to make myself feel better with a tub of ice cream afterwards.

    The nurses and the pamphlets say that the ET is just like a pap smear. Whatever. I'll do a smear any day. ET is horrible. And...little did I know that the 'instrument' could be the 'wrong fit' and that there was more than one size/shape of these things. Apparently the FS has to try out the different instruments until he finds the right 'fit.' Ewwwwww. Did I mention that I HATE ET??!!

    Oh, and I had another question...is there anyone out there going through Melbourne IVF in East Melbourne? I hate going in for nurses appointments and seeing desperate-looking women in the waiting room and wanting to hug all of them...it would be nice to share a smile (if you're there, just smile - if I'm there, I promise to smile back!).

    well first,welcome to you.
    secondly im sorry that you feel this way,but i find that post to be a bit disheartening as i find ET to be THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE HOLE THING and a lot of us arnt even lucky enough to get to ET AND TO HAVE ALL THOSE EMBIES LEFT STILL IS AMAZING SO LOOKS LIKE YOULL BE HAVING TO DO ANOTHER ET FOR YOU BUT ANY WAY GOOD LUK

    its really funny to me to that you feel too close to your fs (intimate?) i love the relationship i have with mine .
    and this et bit just makes me laugh as all we go through i would never say i HATED ET.
    personally i dont care what i have to go through to have this baby i grit my teeth and do it but DONT HATE IT .
    SO MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST DO THE CYCLE AND NOT WORRY ABOUT et IF ITS SUCH A hate...
    ps..and for you above that havent even been through a ET,or an ivf cycle,then i reaaly dont think you actually know ??
    for the sake of 30 seconds of your time,compared to months of stim drugs and the rest of it you have got to be kidding me ??
    well any way THATS MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH.. again all in my own opinion

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    Hi Everyone,

    Sticking my head in to catching up on everyone after a long and busy weekend.

    Loops ? sorry to hear about your BFN, good luck with your new plans and upcoming IVF. If this 2nd IUI doesn?t work for us either we will probably be on a similar schedule. Hope decorating the new house keeps you nicely distracted in the mean time.

    Mahli, Kmond, Jodz, Rob (and sorry if I missed anyone else) ? for your 2WW, keep us posted.

    BOC ? bad luck on the OHSS, glad your cycle didn?t get cancelled and good luck also with your 2WW also

    B2B ? good luck with all your plans I hope the Detox isn?t too painful! No green potions or anything?..

    MrsP ? I hope the time is passing quickly, you will be down to the business end soon.

    Persephone1 - Welcome from me too. I am also new to this forum and getting to know everyone. DH and I haven't got to IVF yet but my thoughts are with you. One day when you get that BFP and your little bundle of joy - all will be forgotten, every needle and cringe worthy moment will be worth it!

    And an update on me .... currently on day 11 of my second IUI cycle. I had my first blood test and ultrasound yesterday. Good news is that I have a good follicle growing on my right hand ovary. Bad news is that I have a 4.5 x 4 cm cyst on my left ovary. It was there 2 months ago when I had my last IUI. They had expected it would go away at the end of my cycle (2 cycles ago). FS is happy for me to continue with IUI but if is unsuccessful she would like me to have a laparoscopy so she can drain the cyst and have a poke around. Has anything similar happen to anyone else? I am not sure if it is something that I should be worried about.

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    My goodness so many girls in the TWW! Goodluck BOC, Mahli, KMond and anyone else!

    mitf - sorry to hear about your cyst. Your FS sounds very switched on and at least has a plan for you. Great news about the follie!

    persephone1 - I haven't gone through an ET yet but for me just the internal ultrasounds are bad enough! Well done on getting so many embies to freeze. And welcome to this thread

    baby2bee - we may be doing our first cycles together! I think Day 1 for me will be around May 7th so I may be just a week ahead. I think. Not long for you to wait now!

    infinity - have a great 30th! I just had mine at the start of the month. Fingers crossed it brings you luck with your ET.

    AFM - still plodding along on progynova. Less side effects but strangely sensitive nipples now (sorry TMI!). Looking forward to changing to the provera and getting this show on the road ha ha. Still trying some last minute toning up and exercising too!

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    Hi Persephone1! I have always struggled with ET - while I am awed by what is actually happening and love seeing my embies on the screen the process is not so nice. I've had a change of that 'opening' instrument in the middle of one of my ET's! *cringe* My first transfer I was very embarassed when the emby person joined my FS at the business end - two people peering down there was a bit of a surprise I feel such relief when i get out of there with my emby on board and that's when i can start to feel excited/hopeful.

    I'm at Melb IVF - at a suburban clinic but have my FET's at East Melb and the odd scan. I will definately smile around the waiting room when I'm there next - will make a nice change.

    Best of luck with everything.

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    Ripper Mrs P! We can compare notes along the way!!!

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    Persephone, I get what you're saying. It can be a little off-putting having people looking down there, especially if it's something you haven't had to do very often. I also understand about the different sized speculums. I'm a "very small" make (sorry !) and my GP knows this when I go for my Paps but I find it quite uncomfortable when other Drs go straight for the Med or Large size and when I went for my ET FS only had a bigger one and then told me he wasn't able to lube it up which made it even worse, and then just after it was in he realised it wasn't quite right and had to twist it, well I nearly jumped thru the roof! So I hear ya!

    But my trick here, I think of two things. I think that (1) This could very well lead me to the one thing I want more than anything else in the world so a few minutes of embarrassment and discomfort i worth it and (2) I think of my own mother. When I was born I was feet first my poor mother had not only the OB and Dad looking down there, but also 4 student Drs and a university lecturer!

    I get what you mean about the "intimacy" part too, for me it's all a little too cold and clinical, not ever how I imagined myself trying to create a family, but hey let's just pray that we all get our BFPs soon so it makes it all worthwhile!

    wishing everyone in the !

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    hi everyone!
    i had my 6th iui last thursday. yey, nearly half way there!!!

    MRS P - GL with your sensitive nipples!!

    MITF - i have had exactly what i think you have. it's a chocolate cyst. because it is filled with dead blood (TMI!!) mine was there for a few months before i had it removed with lap #2. Lap #1 was for polyps and endo. not sure if you have been diagnosed with any other problems, but a lap is a good way to find them out! GL with it all.

    persephone - welcome and GL. i did IVF last august. the ET didn't other me,but the 2 litres of fluid that filled my stomach did. i was big and very uncomfortable. i think i am getting a bit to use to having someone prod and poke me down in my "personal" area!!! that is very sad.....

    INfinity - GL with your transfer on the weekend. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. i think that is a great sign! i always look for signs. anything i can hold onto as a positive thing. i even get excitted when i get a good carpark on the day!!

    hello to BOC, JBM and LOOPS12 and everyone else this month!!
    bye
    michelle

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