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    Thanks, Mel and Holly. The nettle tea sounds like it could be just the thing for me. I'm getting really curious about the taste now! Holly, where exactly is this tea place? After figuring out exactly what it would do for me, the next task is to figure out where I can acquire some.

    Mel, I really hope that the endo being gone makes things go so much better for you. Good luck with the saving for a new cycle, I really hope it doesn't take too long and you're off and running again really soon.

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    Mel - Glad to hear your lap went well. I'm winning Tatts too - not the whole lot - just a few grand is all i want. (although, the whole lot would be nice too!) Thanks for your post about the endo. You have made me think maybe this might be something i have to look at. I still have endo left on my bladder and bowel, which was not removed, because it would require surgery. I did wonder if my eggs were dodgey after our poor result.
    The FS is going to be bombarded with questions!

    BG - OMG Saturday is sooo soon. This is really exciting!

    BW - Hope the parent's visit goes well. It must feel surreal being so close to finally having the FET. It seems like time has flown since your OHSS, but it must have just dragged for you.

    I think i might get my hair done too Lou. It's great to make you feel better - only problem is i have curly wurly crazy hair, and sometimes i come out looking like a freak! I think it's god's joke - i am a control freak and it's the one thing in my life that refuses to be controlled.

    Holly - Look forward to the tea info. Maybe you could get commission off them!

    How are you holding up Shannon?

    I wish you could do stim cycles back-to-back. I have to wait a whole month again then start the down reg cycle for a month, then start the Stim cycle. Seems sooo far away.

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    Hi all

    Sorry that I have been MIA. Appointment about a week ago didn't go so well and I haven't wanted to think about anything TTC related since or it would have done my head in.

    Turns out that DP's SA that was done a few weeks ago came back really really bad so the point where they are weary of trying ICSI with it. Apparently they could find 6 (not 6 hundred or thousand or million - just 6) that were moving about and of those their morphology wasn't any good. They are going to test him again in 2 months to see if things have picked up (his boys were always a bit dodgy but not this bad) and if not he gets a series of tests.

    So, the up shot is that we are in a holding pattern again.

    ARGHHHHHH!!!!

    It is so incredibly frustrating. But amazingly just typing something with lots of repeating letters in capitals makes it somehow better! LOL

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    Good Morning Ladies

    Mel - Im glad the lap went well good luck with tatts! I've got QLD lotto covered up here!

    BG - yay for Saturday and your body behaving!!

    BW - Good luck witht he FET

    Kotare - I know waiting sux! I'm doign ok better the 2nd time round my feet are a little more planted on the ground, DH is still holding out hope a little so i will do the BT on Monday for him. And we managed do the worste thign possible when we were both hurting and fight all last night! Arghhh
    Look after yourself and your DH!

    Taffylou - I am so sorry honey, i don't know if you want to hear this or not but my chinese therapist specialises in male infertility and my husband has been takign his tablets for about 3 months now and he managed to increase his count from 2 mil upto 16mil within 2 months, he claims to be able to help men with no count fall preg naturally and has in the past. They are just tablets and he works with clients interstate. let me know if youw ould like some more info. I am thinking of you and your DH!!

    Hello to everyone else.. and God Luck!!

    Shannon

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    Hi Ladies!

    So, the tea info!!!

    I went in this morning, and ended up being in there for quite a while!
    The lady that owns the tea house was really great - Very informative & knows what she's talking about!

    I asked as much info on the Nettle Tea as I could -
    It is the tea for all of us!!
    Nettle Tea is a blood tonic, and is also fantastic for kidney functions - During IVF or any type of AC using elevated levels of hormones, the kidneys are the part of the body that gets depleted first.
    Apparently, no matter how good your embryos are, or how stress free you may be, each woman differently has a different level within her own body as to how good her kidneys cope with the process.
    If your kidneys aren't handling the AC, no matter how good your embies are, they won't make it if your kidneys aren't working properly.
    Nettle Tea is a boost for your kidneys, and helps them work to their full capacity during AC.
    The blood tonic is so blood flows toward the uterus - Vital during AC for the embryos to implant.
    So Nettle Tea is for both of these primarily.
    It also assists with your general well being, and helps your body to de-stress, and to sleep better...whilst not making your fatigued or tired. It basically makes you settle down without having to "slow" down, IYKWIM!!!!!
    I tasted some while I was in there - Not much taste, really - She said ideally you mix it with peppermint - Both for flavour, but more importantly because peppermint is a tea for the mind, so whilst the Nettle is doing what it does, the peppermint is acting as an agent so the mind tells the body why we are drinking it, and that its working for us.
    She gave me a sample of both the Nettle & peppermint to use in my plunger... just made a cup and drank it while posting here - It was great!!!

    BW - I spoke to her about your arthritis - She said its great for this because of the relaxant, but then told me about their own blend they make specifically for Rheumatiod Arthritis, and any other condition similar to this... the main ingredient is the nettle tea, but there are others too.
    I told her it was for a girlfriend, and she made me up a sample for you!!!!
    I have emailed you, so if you email me back with your address, I'll be happy to post it down to you!!!
    She also gave me a full menu of all of the teas they have, and all of the things they are for - I have one of them for you too!!!!

    Girls - If any of you want a copy of the menu emailed to you, email me & I'll email you back!

    They also have different blends they have made up for different trimesters of pregnancy - to help to keep the uterus in tact (for miscarriage,etc) - for morning sickness, fluid retention, and even one to help your uterus retract back into shape when you're breastfeeding!!!!!
    It was certainly a very informative morning!!!

    The place is called "Montea Cristo" - its at Erina Fair on the Central Coast - I asked if it was a chain store, but its not.
    She said there are places where you can buy nettle tea, however all of the other teas I've mentioned are their own special blends, so you can't get them anywhere else.
    She did say they do free delivery anywhere (I presume in Australia) for orders of $30 or more.
    The contact details are on the menu, anyway!!!
    I bought some nettle & peppermint tea while I was there, and got quite a bit for $10 (thats for both teas) - so its extremely well priced!

    Anyway!!! This may very well be the biggest post ever, and I don't want to get into trouble, so I'll leave it at that!!!

    Talk Soon,

    Love Holly
    xxx
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    Taffy hun - my dh was taking herbal tabs for his swimmers (all natural). He never had a SA done but my NP thought that to further increase our chances of falling pg - he should take them. I think he was taking three a day and combined with my treatment, we got pg 4 months after starting the herbs (before that we were ttc for 18 months plus two losses and one lost tube). It might be worth seeing a NP to get some and help his little swimmers.

    PS my friend was told the same thing about her DP's swimmers and the week they were due to start IVF - she got a bfp.

    Wishing ALL of you lovely ladies a BFP very soon and sending you all truckloads of

    Lisa

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    Holly - After I found out I was pg, I was drinking a tea my NP gave me to help the uterus support the foetus (2 m/c previously). I was also drinking a tonic for my blood and to assist the kidney's. My NP beleives strongly that there is no reason a healthy tree cannot bear fruit, so if these teas will improve your overall health then they will have a positive affect on fertility! I believe thats what made the difference for me this time around.

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    Hi Holly

    The tea idea sounds great. I drink peppermint tea daily because it tastes good and it helps me destress and sleep well.

    Cheryl
    Last edited by Chez67; May 17th, 2007 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Worked out how to e-mail Holly - only new - sorry!

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    Hi Girls
    Scan was terribly sad...no hearbeat...now I wait for mc...too upset to talk now

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    Sounds like tea may be what gets me through! I am actually very pro the healing effects of just sitting down and having a cup of tea let alone any additional healing qualities.

    Unfortunately DP is very anti "mumbo jumbo" of NPs and the like but I have managed to get him to drink chamomile tea at work now which his secretary says helps his stress levels! Maybe I can get one for him to drink that will help his swimmers.

    I will be close enough to Erina for the long weekend - I think that I will have to pop in and see the lady at the tea shop, all I have to do is work out a vaguely believable story for the inlaws as to why I want to go shopping

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    Oh Ellie - I am so sorry - sending you lots of hugs

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    OMG Ellie, i'm so sorry. Sending you big :hugs:
    Please take care of yourself.

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    Ellie - i'm so sorry hun. i just want to send you the hugest cyber hugs. take care

    Holly, that tea sounds interesting - might have to check it out. my biggest problem is i'm such a fussy bag, that anything that doesn't taste like "my" tea doesn't taste right - i'm getting better (i used to hate having a cuppa with SIL cos it tasted funny, but i'm getting there) - might have to have a look around locally to see what i can come up with re the nettle tea - not much point getting $30 worh of tea if it turns my tummy!

    Taffy - hoping they can come up with something to help your DH and his count - i'd be thinking he'd be interested in trying anything to help - guys seem to be so interested in proving their boys are up to the challenge!

    Jo - hoping the holding pattern doesn't last too long and you can get back in the game soon!

    as for me - am slacking off at home this arvo - left work a little early, but i'll make that up next week - i'm just so tired!! i'm usually a night owl - not unusual for me to be still sitting up at 11 or 12 at night - but last night i was in bed fast asleep by 9 - and i still feel that i haven't slept. the second injection i'm doing every day at the moment is just not agreeing with me! i keep holding onto the thought that our next u/s is tomorrow so hopefully we'll be able to stop the second injection and have the trigger tomorrow - and then only a couple of booster shots next week! i so hope that's the case - my poor tummy is over injections - i've got little bruises everywhere - and i'm pretty sure i'll end up with a nasty one from today - i bled something shocking - which really isn't what you want when you're doing your injection during a break at work!!! roll on tomorrow morning...
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    Ellie, :hugs: I'm so sorry to hear that.

    Holly, you ROCK! Thank you so much for doing that! Erina Fair isn't too bad - I have a friend who often works in Gosford, and lots of friends and family in Newcastle... The place can certainly be accessed fairly easily.

    I'll check my other email when I get home tonight (late - acupuncture), and send you my address.

    The amazing generosity and support of the women on BB never ceases to amaze me.

    BW

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    Ellie OMG i cant believe it im so sorry hun. my thoughts and prayer are with you

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    Ellie - I am just so so sorry xxx
    This whole journey is just too heartbreaking for us all sometimes.
    My heart goes out to you to offer all of the strength I have xxx

    Hi to everyone else!!
    Its my pleasure regarding the tea info for everyone!!
    Sometimes we all just get that desperate to try anything that can help, so I always offer everything I can!!
    I wish I knew half of the info I know now on my first few cycles... It would have made life a lot easier!!!
    We're all here to help each other wherever we can
    I wanted to let you all know that whilst reading the menu for the tea house this afternoon, I noticed a website - It has the full menu on there & an order form.... much easier than having to email me!!
    Not that I mind emailing to anyone, but the menu is so huge, the attachments would have taken forever to come through to you all!!
    (Plus, the menu is 6 pages long!!!!)
    Not sure if I'm allowed to write the website address??? I apologise in advance if I'm not..... monteacristo.com

    Would you believe it though, the only teas that aren't listed on the menu are the nettle tea (!!!) and the Great Expectations tea (which are the pregnancy ones)
    I'm sure I posted enough info earlier in regrds to the nettle tea anyway!!!
    On the order forms, it just says to state the decription of the tea, so it should be fine to order!!!

    This teahouse should be paying me commission or something, hey???!!!

    Must go now, but best wishes to everyone xxx

    Talk soon,
    Love Holly
    xxx

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    Im so so sorry Ellie. its just too sad....take care hun. will chat when you feel more like it.

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    Hi girls,
    Time for a new thread.
    It can be found here

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