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Thread: Long Term TTC & Assisted Conception ~ December 2006

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to get in early & wish everyone a great xmas as I don't know if I will be on for awhile.

    Two nights ago we lost my 16 year old cousin in a car accident & I'm obviously feeling really down & just not in the mood at all for xmas.

    I feel pretty terrible too that I have been whinging about not falling pg but really I have nothing to worry about compared to my aunty & uncle & of course all the hundreds more families who have & will lose loved ones around the xmas period.



    Certainly puts your life in perspective.
    I don't know how we are going to deal with a funeral b4 xmas but we just need to be their for each other.

    Please take care at xmas & give your loved ones an extra big hug this year.
    See you in the new & better year 2007!

    Jo

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    Megan - Goodluck with your natural BFP this month! How fantastic would it be to make that phone call saying you dont need to do FET next month!

    Jo - So very sorry to hear about your cousin. My thoughts are with you and your family. here's to 2007 being a fantastic year!

    big hello to everyone else. We are going away in the next couple of days, so if I dont catch up with you all before then, I hope you all have a great chrissy.

    Nic

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    DJTTC - I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. Almost 2 years ago my DH lost his cousin in a car accident and I was the one that had to call and give him the terrible news. It is just terrible and now each time he travels or any thing I am very protective and call all the time. It is a terrible experience, last month in Canberra a memoral was erricted for families who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents and that brought back alot of emotions, but also nice to know they are remembered. My thoughts are with you and your family during this hard time, however hard it is now, it does get a little better with each day, you never forget but you do start to remember the good things and the tears don't seem to fall as often, but it is just a terrible experience. Please try and be strong and know we are all hear for you anytime.

    nic - TTC is always hard but it is even harder when other things seem to come around that time which is normally the right time to try. It is true you can never win!! All the best and I hope all works out for you both and you just never know what might happen over the xmas break. I have a friend who has been TTC for about 4 years and her DH is a police officer and trying to work out timing with his shift work was challenging, but they had a break over christmas and relaxed a little and then before you knew it they conceived naturally with twins, mind you they also tried IVF for about 3 years as Drs told them that it was be almost impossible for them to concieve naturally and look what happen. So it does happen, you just have to stay positive and you just never know when the timing will be right. Lots of baby dust and sticky vibes for you!

    Megan - All the best with you next cycle, fingers crossed for a natural BFP, that would be so great to see those two lines pop up on a HPT, and even better if you didn't have to do a FET. Fingers Crossed and I hope you get that natural BFP

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    Jo, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin. I believe it must be the hardest time to lose someone, around Christmas time. I hope you christmas is ok, and you do manage to make some happy memories with all the bad that will going on around you.
    I also know what it is like to lose someone in a road accident. My Dad died in 1998, so I know how hard it is. There have been so many fatalities on victorian roads recently, it's scary.
    Everyone on the roads this christmas weekend (and that includes me!), please stay safe on the roads!

    I'm not sure if I will get back on here, or have a chance to post before christmas. We have so much on and then are going away for a couple of days on Sunday. So, to all of you lovely ladies, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas! Here's to a fantastic 2007, littered with BFP's!!

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    Dear Jo,
    I am so sorry to hear of your families loss. What an awful tragedy to happen to an up and coming star. I hope that you are all there to lean on each other at this difficult time. I hope that maybe you can look at this christmas as a rebirth for your family in some way and allow yourselves to heal. that dosent mean not being sad and grieving but being able to put your dear departed in your precious memories. I'm praying for you and your family to help make this a not so difficult time . God Bless
    Pauline

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    Sorry to crash your thread gals,

    Just wanted to dump heaps and heaps of for all of you lovely ladies - hope the new year brings you all a special bfp!

    Lisa

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    Thanks Lisa. Congratulations on your pregnancy! It's lovely to see a long timer with a pg ticker!!

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    It has been a while so I thought I would pop in and say hi and see how everyones Christmas day was yesterday.

    Me, rather busy, we spent yesterday with DH's family and mine we did the Christmas Eve thing, it was nice, however the weather could of been a little nicer and not so cold. We are heading out for the boxing day specials today, so we will see what little specials we can find.

    So how are we all?

    I also wanted to send lots of and for all those who are trying for in 2007, I think 2007 will be a big baby boom year. Also congratulations again to those lovely ladies who got there special bfp in 2006!

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    Oh Jo - So sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.Take care

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    LisaL - Congratualtions on your BFP, hope all is going well

    Sari - Nice to see you, how are you doing and how was your christmas?

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    Hi Ladies,
    Thought I would pop in as its been a while!!!
    Hope everyones Christmas was wonderful!
    Ours was very full on - over a week with DH's family was a little trying... at least 15 people staying in the house at one time.... god it was nice to come home!!!
    I got through everything a lot easier than I expected (with all of the females ALL being pregnant!)
    There were a couple of times I had to get up and retreat myself to the bedroom and read a book (after constant pregnancy and baby discussions!) but overall it was ok!

    Anyway! I'm heading in on Monday for my surgery... lap and a few other things in the Drs hope that he can repair my tubes and get rid of some scar tissue.
    If he doesn't think theres any point trying naturally afterwards (depending on what he finds) we are already booked in to see Dr Bowman at SIVF on 25th Jan.
    I'm still trying to figure how we will afford the cycle with them (sooo expensive compared to everyone else) but the Dr doing my surgery has told me we have to at least speak to him and then make up our minds!

    Hope everyone is doing great otherwise... sorry for my rambling post!!!

    Jo - How are you doing? I've been thinking about you a lot over Christmas, I hope your family is doing ok xxx
    Was also wondering if you had any luck with BFP?
    Thinking of you and sending big hugs

    Holly xxx

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    Hi there ladies,

    Just wanted to thank all you wonderful ladies for all your thoughts for my family and I over xmas.
    Yes it was extremely hard & I'm still having some bad days but the harsh reality is that life goes on no matter how bad you may be feeling so I am back.

    The funeral was two days b4 xmas & being a double funeral it was extremely distressing & I never ever want to see someone having to bury their child so young again, such a waste of two beautiful lives. (my cousin died along with her cousin from the other side of the family).
    I have been to a couple of young funerals b4 but this was so much worse.

    One lovely thing that happened when they released balloons at the burial was that two balloons out of a huge bunch seperated when it was way up in the sky which we like to think means that they are both saying that they are ok & are both together.

    Holly - Good luck for your surgery on Monday, I will be thinking of you.
    Thanks also for asking but no I got af the day b4 xmas so I kept my f/s appoint. & that was actually yesterday & we have decided to go ahead with chlomid & IUI for my next cycle.
    I finally just said how long do we wait till we try something & he agreed that it's time.
    He said most couples have a 25% chance each month of conceiving but obviously ours was a lot less, I didn't dare ask what he though our % was.

    So in a couple of weeks I guess we'll hop on that rollar coaster & hold on tight, I really just wonder when my life is going to run smoothly it seems the last 3 years has just been one crisis after another & if I am being tested then yes I have learnt whatever lesson I am suppossed to be taught in this world.

    Anyway I really do hope that everyone else had a nice xmas & lets all pray that this year will bring lots of wonderful things for all of us.

    Jo xxx

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    Hi All,

    I am new here (just posted my introduction message!) so I don't know all the etiquette for these forums, please give me a nudge if I get it wrong.

    I've had one failed IVF attempt, but we have a few frozen embies from that cycle. I have a whacky cycle, but I don't want to take HRT yet so I'm just having heaps of blood tests to see whether they can do the embryo transfer naturally (ie no HRT).

    I feel like IVF is a catch 22. It significantly increases my chances of overcoming IF, but at the same time it makes IF so much harder to deal with because it's in my face every day and I'm investing so much of myself in it all. I honestly find IF easier to deal with when I'm not doing IVF. Does anyone else have this problem? I would really appreciate any advice. I don't know how much more I can put myself through in the effort to conceive.

    Thanks guys.

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    Hi all!

    Well I'm not new to BB, but I am new to this forum. Unlike most (if not all) of you, DH and I don't have infertility concerns. Unfortunately we are both cystic fibrosis carriers, which basically means we have a 1 in 4 chance of having a child with CF. Our beautiful daughter Alana has CF. We both feel strongly that we don't want to put another child through what Alana faces in her life, so our only choice is IVF with PGD. We have been getting all our preliminary test done, I have an ultra sound on Wednesday which is our last test. We have seen the councellor and we are scheduled to go on a first cycle seminar on Thursday night. We go back to see our IVF specialist on the 29th and then I guess we sort out when we will start.

    I have mixed feelings about doing IVF. I guess I feel ripped of because I don't have any problems getting pregnant, but also feel relieved and happy that we have this choice as it would mean that we would not be having any more children. When Alana was diagnosed with CF it was he hardest thing that I had ever gone through in my life, being told that your new born has this terrible condition and that the average life span for someone with Cf if 35. But to also find out that we have a 1 in 4 chance with every pregnancy, was hard to take.

    Anyway I can't change was has happened, but luckly we have IVF so now we have the choice and control over what happens this time around.

    OK I guess I have gone on enough!!!

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    Hi Lara,

    I can only imagine how tough it must be to have a child with CF. Definitely puts things into perspective.

    Good luck with the IVF! I was blown away when they explained to us at the IVF clinic that they can test the embryos for cystic fibrosis, it really is amazing science.

    Let us know how you go with your first cycle!

    Cheers,
    RG

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    Hi Girls, I'm also not new to BB but new to this thread. I hope you don't mind me joining in.

    Very briefly, I have secondary infertility issues, we have been prg twice before, have a beautiful DD who just turned 2 and lost our second baby in March 06 at 12 w. I had surgery to remove a large cyst from my left ovary in May 06 and since then have not been able to conceive. Changed Drs and had another lap done in Nov 06 to find out what was going on and discovered I have some pretty serious scarring and adhesions affecting my left side. So it is possible that I could conceive naturally on my right side, but our FS has given us about a 5% chance per cycle. We've done 5 clomid cycles without success so we're giving IVF a go.

    I'm on day 9 of synarel and have an appt on thursday to pick up my injections and learn how to do them.

    I have a lot of close girlfriends who've done IVF (bizarre really, 5 out of 6 of us have undergone AC, most IVF) so I'm pretty familiar with how it all works and have a lot of support if I need it but so far we've only told one of them that we've started our cycle and I'm planning on leaving it that way. I think I can do without the pressure of everyone waiting for the outcome.

    I know the chances of success on my first cycle aren't great but I'm still hoping! The past 12 months have been very difficult and I just want to get off this rollercoaster, as I'm sure we all do!
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    Smile New to this thread too

    Hi girls,
    Seems like there are a few others joining the thread in here. Nic & Boo. Coming over to keep you company in here too.
    I think the words hit me "If you have been trying to conceive for 12 months or more". Very close to it, and I dont think things are going to change that. Moved from 1-6 month thread, to 6 month plus now am going to go between the 2 I think.
    DH has had some tests already, one slightly out of the "normal" range and the other the GP never rang has back and as I didnt want to use that doctor, we are both going together for a GP appointment to see where to go from there. Never been to her so are having a completely fresh start so to speak.
    I am feeling happy, releived and freaked out all at the same time. I guess im preparing myself for the worst news you can ever imagine but all about the tests we will have. Ive asked about them before but im just a big wimp.

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    Hi All

    Its been a while since I dropped in. Got a bit lazy after my BFP in early December.
    Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year and that you could let your hair down for a couple of days and forget about TTC - just for a little while

    Jo - I was so sad to read your news. I hope that you are coping through the heartbreak and my thoughts are with you and especially your aunt & uncle. I too have been through this, losing my beloved brother (age 28) on Dec 12 '97, he was buried a week before Christmas. Not a day goes by where he's not in our hearts and belive me your time helps you cope with the loss, never be scared to take a moment to have a cry - its like paying repsect to their soul. Big hugs for you.

    On a positive note - I am starting my next IVF cycle tomorrow. FS has had me on the contraceptive pill since just after my last IVF cycle - I think to give my body a rest. I have had a bit of spotting every few days which I'm sure is not supposed to happen - I assume the CP isnt strong enough. Anyway I am pretty sure that once I start the down Regulation that it will all stop. Cant check with the FS as he is on leave until the 22nd and the clinic wont interefere with his planned protocol.

    Willow - Good luck on your 1st cycle. Hope you get a BFP 1st time. Fingers crossed for you.

    Lara - Good luck with the PGD. AS much as it must be frustrating, you know in your heart its the right thing to do. I am very sorry to hear about Alana having CF. I watched a TV program last week that had a guest with CF, he was about 12 and the most vibrant, amazing and talented boy, so full of life. I am pretty sure that CF wont take him at 35 he was so determined. I wish the best for your lovely little DD.

    Rainbow Girl - No doubt IVF can be a hard road and certainly draining. However, I remember being so excited once I was told I should be trying IVF, I felt at last that I was taking a positive step toward starting my family. Before that I felt truly useless and I knew that it just wasnt going to happen without help, I was just going through the motions.

    Holly - Just wanted to wish you good luck. I thought it may be worth asking if you have registered for the Medicare safety net? you get a lot more back from Medicare after youve paid $1200 Out of pocket. It makes a big difference to your total Out of pocket, particularly if you have to have subsequent cycles in the same year. Maybe youve already done it but worth asking anyway.

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