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Thread: Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception - March 2007 #2

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    Part of me can understand why I'm not getting the what's next speil now. But... It was a completely different experience to when I was in last time, with the synarel.

    It was almost as though there was the unspoken assumption that things would go wrong again. In not telling me when my next blood test would be, it's as though they're assuming things aren't going to go wrong again.

    It's hard for me to stay confident when there's no confidence coming from those around me.

    Although, now that I know it was LH that was high last time, and not estrogen, I'm half tempted to go do an OPK to try to get a sneak preview of whether LH is high again or not.

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    it's always an option...

    i guess i have to accept that there are advantages to getting my BT's done by the loal pathology lab and not the fertility clinic - they don't know my previous results, don't have to tell me - i just wait to hear from the nurse later in the day! sometimes ignorance is bliss!!!

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    HI,
    Thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome!
    BW - Sorry you're feeling stressed by the appointment. I'm a bit confused about where you are in your cycle - Are you doing ICSI atm?
    EJE- Hang in there! Okay, hope this is not a rude question, but I'm pretty sure we chatted via email....just not sure of your user name....am I right??
    SammiJane- Goodluck with the transfer. When I was TTC #1 through ICSI they collected 7 and only 1 egg was viable. But that was all we needed to get our little girl. Hope you get a few really sticky ones!!

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    Carrie, it's easy to get confused with where I'm at!

    I started synarel, and after two weeks of that my levels where too high so we couldn't start puregon. I was given a trigger shot and a week after that my progesterone levels were too low. Then I was started on primolut, and switched to lucrin instead of a double dose of synarel. I've been on the lucrin for 10 days now, today was the blood test to see if I can finally get to start puregon. I've been stressed out and anxious about things going wrong all week, but finally got to the point last night where I felt GOOD about things, only to have the nurse flick the switch back to stressed out and anxious this morning.

    Although, my venting and ranting here is helping me calm down again. I'm sure I'll find calm again before I have to go to work.

    ETA: Summer, I assume from the fact that you're online and replying now that you took the day off work? I hope the extra day of rest does you good.

    BW

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    Wow, I was only AWOL for one day and so much happened in here i had to take notes.

    ATryingtime - DH has 5-10% normal morphology, but he passes the other 2 tests fine. I was also taking Clomid when i o'd naturally anyway - but i'm pretty sure the endo got in our way, not the shape of DH's swimmers.

    Kim b - DH would freak out and run a mile if i mentioned fine needles going anywhere near him. Getting blood tests done is hard enough

    boo - I'm not sure if the SA for IVF has a stricter criteria than normal SA. I guess that if they are going to do IVF they don't want to go through the whole procedure only to find the don't get through.

    Sammi-Jane - hmmm i wonder if we should ask if DH should be tested again. I talked to him about it and he said not to worry, but i don't like the idea of having any more interference than is absolutely necessary. fot the ET tomorrow.

    Mon - welcome - it's getting to be a fairly big group here - i hope no-one has to stay around too long.

    BG - yay for the result. Your post sounded so happy and it was great to read. You have lots ahead of you now. GL

    BW - keep up with the journal - it's the only way i can keep up with how you are getting on. I hope that the stress and anxiousness eases today.

    Everyone else - sorry too much going on to keep up

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    Hi ladies - I'm a recruit from the Clomid / Met thread. Been laying low for a while, getting my head and body around this IVF stuff!

    Nevertheless, happy to be here!

    Hi Brigg's - how are you..how's the verandah?!

    Good luck SammiJane, fingers crossed for your transfer..rest up

    I had my 3rd scan this morning. I'm on day 9 of Puregon now (day1-5 100iu, 6-8 150iu, d9 -> 200iu) had roughly four follies 11mm and lots under that size. I'm sitting tight over the weekend and hopefully get a better result on Tues

    Good luck everyone hope to chat more soon, when a little more acquainted!


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    Runs and hides...maybe I did BW LOL
    I felt tired last night, and this morning was drisley and grey outside. I was feeling stressed over a few work issues still eg: police again! and a colleague whos started to act like a brat.
    Im actually cleaning up a bit and going to list some more things to make more moolah! for whatever life holds for us.

    Can you take the afternoon off? Its friday anyway. What kids actually learn after lunch anyway! teehe

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    as much as i hate it, welcome smudge - it's so hard welcoming people to this thread! i really hope you don't have too long a stay here. and heheheh - pergola is finished, shed is slowly being organised, and painting inside has started - life just doesn't stop!

    LOL SS - taking the day off - hope the stressful side of your job calms down soon

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    BW- gee it's a lot to keep up with, no wonder you're feeling stressed. I hope that the BT goes well.

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    Yes Carrie we have chatted, after I met you and beautiful Kyla at Divvys little boy's Birthday party.

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    it's 3pm, I'm at work, on class... and they still haven't called! The fact that it's taking so long is making me think it's all wrong again!

    BW

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    Kotare: DH had no choice, his DNA Fragmenation came out a little below average and using a fine needle actually lowers the DNA frag quite considerably! He did complain about it though!

    BW- Im worried about you! Let me know whats going on...and if your unhappy and not comfortable there then go somewhere else. I could have chosen to do my IVF at the first FS i went too but I chose not too...not because of the nurses- truth be told there better than the ones Ive got now- but my FS isnt stuffing me around anymore and most importantly I TRUST WHAT IS COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH!

    Sammi-Jane- good luck with everything I don't feel any different at the moment so Im not feeling very hopeful, but im negative about it anyways


    Ive booked a week long holiday straight after I find out whether my ICSI is successful or not. I guess either way I either celebrate or drink lots of ****tails and getting stinkin drunk!

    Have a good weekend guys!

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    ok, sorry for my little freak out. I was just getting really stressed when it hit 3pm, as I know that's when the nurses finish. And I figured that if it was taking them so long to get back to me it must mean they were running around trying to get hold of my FS (I think Fridays are his day for doing EPUs) and sort out what to do from here... But I think they may have put it on my file that I finish work at 3:05, because that was exactly when they called me.

    I'm starting puregon tomorrow! It was just unfortunate that I'd already shut the computer down and packed it away when I got that call, and with having to race off for acupuncture I couldn't get it back out and post the update. I did manage to send a heap of text messages out, but forgot to ask someone to post here.

    So... last dose of lucrin at 20 units tonight, tomorrow we drop to 10 and start puregon. My acupuncturist has given me very strict instructions to bother the heck out of the clinic if I'm not feeling well once we start as she thinks I'm going to respond better and faster to the puregon than they expect me to. It's a little bit annoying as we have to try to remember how to use the puregon pen for the first time when we'll be away. I'll sit down and have a play with it tonight.

    Kim, apart from that one nurse I'm actually pretty happy with the staff at my clinic. I like my FS, and DH absolutely adores him and they get on really well. I trust him, and the nurse that has been ringing me for my blood test results is beatiful and lovely... there's just that one I saw this morning...

    BW

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    Thanks for all the welcomes ladies! I do hope our stays here are short lived.

    BW - I hope you received good news today - try and stay positive, this can be such a rollercoaster ride!

    Sammi Jane - Best of luck with the ET tomorrow.

    Smudge Ė Hope you get loads of follies turn up for you on Tuesday!

    I had my nurse chat today to determine whether I go with a natural or medicated FET cycle, and my FS has recommended natural, as I usually ovulate at the same time each month. Although it is going to be a bit cheaper and I wonít have to use the pessaries for as long, Iím not sure I like the idea of having to trust my body to do the right thing throughout the process! Itís already let me down so many timesÖ

    I guess this is all trial and error to see what works. Looks like Iíll be starting BTs in about 3 weeks. Canít wait!

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    BW - just read your post after I sent mine! Glad it was good news for you today. I found the Puregon pen so much easier to use than the Lucrin (was just a bit bulkier when injected), so I'm sure it wont be too hard for you to get used to it.

    I have been considering acupuncture treatment alongside the AC, but don't really know a lot about it. Am interested to hear how you find it!

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    Mon, the acupuncture is fantastic!! I've been going for what feels like ages - I started about half way through last year. In some ways, the acupuncture treatments are the one thing that have kept me sane through all the silliness that I've endured in trying to get IVF started. I go every week, drive just over an hour each way, but no matter how tired I am, I still go every single week! Sometimes the best thing is to just sit and chat with my acupuncturist about how things are going, and then being forced to stop for an hour and rest and relax with needles where ever I need them. She's helped me through sinus problems, digestive problems, bleeding, fatigue issues, arthritis flares, severe anxiety, headaches - it really is treating me as a whole person rather than the particular set of problems that each of my doctors will deal with. It's very, very worthwhile, but if you do decide to take it up, make sure you find someone who can work along side conventional medicine and specialises in fertility issues. I can not sing the praises of acupuncture loudly enough!

    BW

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    Thanks BW! Sounds like something that is definitely worth looking into. I guess I never really knew what kind of "medicine" it was, especially how it could help fertility, but if it can assist with treating other problems at the same time, then bring it on! Thanks for the advice - gives me something to focus on while I wait for the FET cycle to start!

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    Hey there BW - looks like you're one you're way properly at last. good luck with the puregon. if you're thinking you might have any anxiety issues with using it first time tomorrow night, feel free to PM tonight and i'll give you my number so you can call - alwayshappy to help out.

    glad the acupuncture helps you - i've been considering it, and thinking it might really help. sounds like you have a great person doing your accupuncture, so as well as the medicinal side of things, you're probably getting stuff off your chest each week, which has to help with the stress/anxiety issues too...

    hope you enjoy your weekend away!

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