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thread: LT TTC & Assisted Conception - November '05

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Sep 2004

    LT TTC & Assisted Conception - November '05

    Can you believe this is the month before Christmas!!?? I want you all outta here by the new year and waddling around in the new year with bellies full of babies, ok! Previous thread HERE

    If you would like to leave your details here for others to view easily and you don't have to repeat yourselves please leave us a msg

    Name -
    State -
    My Previous Cycle Length -
    Cycle Type -
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC -
    Medications -
    Important Dates -

    Current from 09/11/05

    __________________________________________________ ___________

    Name - Amanda
    State - ACT
    My Previous Cycle Length - 27
    Cycle Type - AIH (second cycle)
    Months of TTC - 23 (incl. m/c) - 18 since
    Medications - Blackmores pre-natal multi; puregon; pregnyl
    Important Dates - BFP

    Name - Ann
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 38 - 28
    Cycle Type - Natural
    Months of TTC - 41
    Medications - Nil
    Important Dates -

    Name - Anney
    State - VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length - 26 - 25
    Cycle Type - Natural
    Months of TTC - 27
    Medications - chinese herbs
    Important Dates -
    Reasons for Infertilty: aged 43

    Name - Baby~amore`(Trish)
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 26 - 26 - 26 - 24 - 26 - 22
    Cycle Type - down reg IVF #2
    Months of TTC - 12 with #2, 12 years with#1
    Medications - Elevit, CoQ10, Synarel 13/10. Puregon 250iu 28/10
    Important Dates - ET 14 November
    Reasons for Infertilty: R salpingectomy 29/6/05, unknown subfertility
    IVF #1 and FET #1 unsuccessful

    Name - Baby Bliss (Kelly)
    State - VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length - 34 - 45 - 38
    Cycle type - Synarel down reg - OI/AIH
    Months of TTC - 13 for son, 20 and counting for #2
    Medications - folate, 1500 metformin, 2 puffs synarel per day, 150iu Puregon
    Important Dates - 26/10 Review with Dr for IUI #2

    Name - BBTrail (Ali)
    State - Vic
    My Previous Cycle Length - 25 - 29
    Cycle Type - FET
    Months TTC - Too many
    Medication - clomid on cd 3 - 7, gonal f 300iu cd 4
    Important Dates - BFP

    Name - Bee
    State - Vic
    My Previous Cycle Length – Non existent
    Cycle Type - Down Reg Cycle
    Months of TTC - 29
    Medications - Microgynon
    Important Dates -

    Name - BlueSky
    State - VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length - 37 - 21 - 38 - 30 -45
    Cycle type - month off then HRT FET
    Months of TTC - Many
    Medications -
    [b]Important Dates -
    Reason for Infertility - PCOS, DH abnormal morphology

    Name - Cazzoom
    State - VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length - 31 - 54 - 31 - 32 - 80ish
    Cycle type - Stim cycle
    Months of TTC - 108 - 9 years on 2/11/05
    Medications - Start Crinone 4/11
    Important Dates - ET 4/11 [-o<

    Name - Chele
    State - SA
    My Previous Cycle Length - 31, 24, 29, 26, 33
    Cycle Type - Natural
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC - 29 which includes ICSI #1 = Dear ~Angel~, 6 mths Time Out and FET #1 = BFN
    Medications - Folate
    Important Dates - 1 Embie on Board 5/11 Preg BT 21/11

    Name - Confusedegg (Chris)
    State -NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - Irregular
    Cycle Type - FET #1
    Months of TTC - 12 years (with 2 year break)
    Medications - Primolut N, Estrogen, Prog pessaries
    Important Dates - ET 26/11

    Name - Deirdre (Didge)
    State - Victoria
    My Previous Cycle Length - 27
    Cycle Type - Natural
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC - 57 (inc. m/c 24/02/04)
    Medications - folic acid
    Important Dates - end of October begin bcp for down reg cycle.

    Name - Humphrey
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 27 - 29 - 28 - 28
    Cycle Type - Down reg
    FF Link - http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/3e133
    Months of TTC - 36 for #1, 13 for #2
    Medications - usual IVF stuff
    Important Dates - Cycle to start 10th October
    Reason for Infertility - endo, DH has high count of abnormal sperm

    Name - KeenAs
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 29 - 30 - 30 - 30 - 28 - 29 - 30
    Cycle Type - Full stim cycle
    Months of TTC - 52
    Medications - Elevit, Provera, Lucrin & Puregon.
    Important Dates - 30th October Provera

    Name - Special Child (Nola)
    State - Victoria
    My Previous Cycle Length - 32
    Cycle Type - Natural at the moment, looking at IVF
    Months of TTC - 33
    Medications - Folic acid
    Important Dates - Beta :luck:

    Name - Shazey
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 28 - 38 - 28
    Cycle Type - ICSI #2
    Months of TTC - 12
    Medications - Folic acid, multivitamins
    Important Dates - Start Puregon 200 10/11; Ultrasound 18/11; OPU 22 - 24/11

    Name - Shezabelle
    State - QLD
    My Previous Cycle Length - 28 - 29 - 42 - 29 - 56 - 36 - 62 (m/c) - 45 - 28
    Cycle Type - IVF
    Months of TTC - 18
    Medications - Folic Acid, Syranel, Puregon 250ui
    Important Dates - OPU 4/11 - ET 7/11
    Reason for Infertility - PCOS

    Name - SuziQ (previously Sue42)
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - 49 (stim) - 26 - 28
    Cycle Type - Flare ICSI
    Months of TTC - 15 years - with a 4 year break.
    Medications - Elevit, CoQ10, Calcium, Multivitamin, Lucrin, Puregon (300), Pregnyl
    Important Dates - Beta 16/11 :luck:

    Name - *TAM* Tammie
    State - WA
    My Previous Cycle Length - 35 - 28 - 38
    Cycle Type - HRT FET
    Months of TTC - 2+ years
    Medications - Progesterone pessaries, Progynova, so far
    Important Dates - 14/10

    Name - Teagan
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - Irregular 31 - 27 - 44
    Cycle Type - DI (Natural insemination)
    Months of TTC - several naturally, but have just started AC
    Medications - None
    Important Dates - DI 3/11; 4/11

    Name - Zap (Racheal)
    State - Vic
    My Previous Cycle Length - 28 - 28
    Cycle Type - Natural
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC - 16
    Medications - None
    Important Dates - Late November - seeing fertility doc
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    October OPU/Transfers/AIH/FET

    Bee inkstick:
    SuziQ inkstick: :bluestick:

    November OPU/Transfers/AIH/FET

    Baby Bliss
    Cazzoom :bluestick:
    Chele inkstick:
    Nola inkstick:

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    Planet Earth, Apparently.

    Still hanging around, killing time, still another week after my cancelled appointment - hey, I have all the time in the world doc, dont worry about MY clock or MY wishes.

    My brother and SILs pregnancy is going well, looks like this one is gonna stick for them. I am happy for them, but shes not at all sympathetic to me and raves on and on about morning sickness and scans and so on... Here, let me slice my heart open so you can pour the salt directly on SIL shall i???!

    Yes, I am a bitter old infertile now. It hurts too much these days. I am so ready to give up, but my stubborn streak says see the IUI's through, 3 more... It just took such a silly amount of time to get to this point (incompetent first dr) and im out of steam.

    Long term AC'ers are my heros, and I mean that. Noone has spirit like long termers.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Sep 2004

    Sometimes one of these can help Kelly , hope it makes you

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    Thanks sue for your post on the adhesions.. I know i am a catastrophist, but i just feel like i have been through so much cr*p at the moment that i am just expecting the norm to happen again.... the worst!!!

    I know what you mean about not getting attatched to the bubs, we used to call ours 'the boys'... i don't know why but we did... when i got my period I was finding it hard to cope looking at that blood knowing it was 'the boys'... oh our minds work in the most stupidest ways sometimes.

    But in saying that SuziQ, don't worry honey, i have a good feeling for you and the kids.. You deserve this sweetheart after all you have been through..

    Thinking of you often..

    love leis xx

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    Ooops sorry Kel, just read your post.. i know so much how you are feeling sweetie.. Not that my sister in law is preggas but a girl i work with is.. well it is her 3rd anyways.. and all she does is rave on about her pregnancy.. although i will give her credit where credit is due, she did tell me that if she was upsetting me with her discussions to tell her ... BUT i don't want to look like a stupid infertile moron!!! So i tough it out and pretend to be interested, but then cry on my way home from work wishing it was me....

    I can't even watch some TV shows with pregnant people on them, ie that mini series Mary Bryant.. that rattled me.. and Ladder 49... stupid stupid stupid.. but i guess that is how we grieve .. and people should respect it..

    The other night i was talking to our flower girls mum and she said..

    'You know if you never have children you will always have DH" I actually snapped at her, and this is very unlike me. i told her "That doesn't make it any easier you know" (of course i know that i am lucky to have DH) but sometimes i think 'what the *%#@ are people thinking when they open their mouths, NOTHING obviously..

    So my dear Kell, you cry and feel miserable as much as you want as you are entitled to it...

    love and many hugs

    leis xx

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Sep 2004

    Leis thats definitely one of those times when you would see me venting in the vent forum about insensitive non-thinking people! Did she think you would turn around and say "oh yeah! I plum forgot about that! Wel everything is just hunky dory then!".....

    ok, I may have gone too far but I often wonder what goes through people's minds when they say some of the things they do...


  7. #7
    cazzoom Guest

    Can I Please be Updated

    Name - Cazzoom
    State - VIC
    My Previous Cycle Length - 31 - 54 - 31 - 32 - 80ish
    Cycle type - Stim cycle
    Months of TTC - 108 ~ 9 years on November 2 2005
    Medications - Start Crinone 4th Nov
    Important Dates - OPU 2/11 Transfer [-o< 4/11

    I am having a really sore and painful day today leading up to my OPU tomorrow. gonna fill my face before midnight so I am not starving tomorrow as my OPU is not till 11am so who knows when I get to eat.

    My SIL ended up with 29 embryos to freeze. I am insanely jealous mind you............not to be going through all the OHSS stuff but I doubt they will be doing another stim cycle ever!!

    Hi to everyone. hope you all had a great day and to all Melbournians hope you had a winner today.......... I did


  8. #8
    Registered User

    Sep 2004

    Oh My Goodness - those results of your SIL are just incredible! Ive never heard anything like it.

    All the luck and support for tomorrow Cazz... [-o< for you

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    OMG 29 embies, that is amazing!!
    Cazz, hope all goes well tomorrow, take care of yourself.

    Leis, having my DD I always get 'at least you've got 1'. That leaves no consolation either, it's still infertility, & I know what I'm missing out on!

    I'm going to join in on the group hug Kelly, it gets hard when it feels like no one else really understands.

    Please update me:
    Cycle Type: having a break
    Months of TTC: 3+ years
    Meds: none
    Important dates:

    Thanks, take care all

  10. #10

    May 2005
    South Australia

    29 Snow Bubs wow they need their own freezer. Nine would been nice even hey.

    Just updating please important dates. BT and Scan 2/11 waiting to ovulate for Natural Fet SOON

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    Hey Tam

    My girlfriends husband was killed tragically last year in a farming accident and she has 3 boys ages 15,12,8 to bring up on her own. She was telling me, that some people say to her, "oh at least you have the boys".... DOH as if that is going to make it better!!!! These boys will never have a dad again, and she will never have her husband to cherish again!!!!

    Sorry if you took offensive to my coment about your DD but what i meant was, even though you had the adhesions you still managed to have your daughter and the adhesions didn't stop you from having your bub!!! This gives me hope...

    love and hugs

    leis xx

  12. #12
    Teagan Guest

    Found out that I'm going to have my first insemination tommorrow and the 2nd on Friday.

    Could you add me please...

    Name - Teagan
    State - NSW
    My Previous Cycle Length - Irregular (last cycles 31 - 27 - 44)
    Cycle Type - DI (Natural insemination cycle)
    FF Link -
    Months of TTC - Several naturally, but have just started AC.
    Medications -
    Important Dates - DI - 1st: 3/11 - 2nd: 4/11

  13. #13
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber
    Add sushee on Facebook

    Sep 2004
    Melb - where my coolness isn't seen as wierdness

    Yay Teagan on your big day tomorrow! How exciting!

    Hello everyone else,

    Leis, I think it's easy to feel like the bitter infertile person when you don't want to hear about other people's pgs. My sister fell pg and found out via HPT 2 days before I was due to have my beta on my 3rd cycle. I was the first person she called and the first thing she said was "how could this be happening to me?"

    My mother then went on to tell me that I could stop trying to have a child because she "had enough grandchildren now"

    Then my sister's BF said that obviously he was so virile that he got my sister pg without trying, in front of my DH on my DH's birthday.

    I then systematically got ostracised from my family coz I could not stand being there and being made to feel like a freak, just by virtue of their throwaway comments. If that made me a bitter infertile woman, than I am one proudly.

    I could not watch commercials with pg women in then, I could not see a pg woman in the shops without wanting to run her over with my trolley, I could not tolerate insensitive comments by idiot people. I still can't. You don't complain to someone with breast cancer that your bbs are too big and you need a reduction, do you? You just be thankful for your own blessings and keep your mouth shut. So why should we be treated with any less sensitivity?

    Take care of yourselves first, my sweets.

    I'll just get off my :soapbox: now. Lol!


  14. #14
    Registered User

    Aug 2005

    =D> Teagan!

    Hope all goes well tomorrow and Friday and those little do their bit....
    Good luck.
    :luck: :luck:

  15. #15
    cazzoom Guest

    We got 8 eggs!!

    WOO HOO \/ much better than last time!! now I just hope they all fertilise.

    Transfer is friday!!


  16. #16
    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    Planet Earth, Apparently.

    Cazz thats fantastic honey!

    Stickyvibes to all you guys with embies on board (or about to be!)

  17. #17
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    thanks sushee, you make me feel so much better.. even DH was thinking i was loosing the plot, but why can't i grieve, they were our bubs, no one elses...My girlfriend who is also a nurse said to me, "well you know I don't mean to sound cruel, but really they are only 8 cell, embryos" #@*$!!!! Yes this may be BUT they are the combination of DH's and my bodies.. they are US!!!

    I know this sounds silly but one of my bridesmaids is getting married next April, and I am refusing to go to the wedding. We have booked our trip overseas to coincide with her wedding. (excuse) I just couldn't stand going back to the town I grew up in for the wedding and having all these people around me that I have known for years asking 'so when are you having children?" Sometimes when people ask this I feel like turning around and saying "Never, as i had a radical hysterectomy when I was 17 and unfortunatley we will never ever have children" Is this nasty or is this "I'm just so freakin' feed up I just want people to go away and keep their noses out of my business" gosh i am bitter....

    Another girl at my work said, 'But what if you will never have children what will you do, as this is a possibility?" She is pregnant and i felt like turning around to her and saying "what if you find out at 6 months the child you are carrying is Down Syndrome, or has some major birth defect that will be detrimental to it for the rest of its life, as this is a possibility you know"

    OK.... i am going over board here, time for me to go down to the shops and do some RT.. it is badly needed.. thank goodness my telstra shares payed dividends the other day... money... mmmm

    thanks for hearing me out.. i may sound bitter but i guess it is just coming to terms with all the infertility cr@p

    love and hugs always

    leis xx

  18. #18
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    Leis, don't worry about feeling bitter, I think all it takes is one of us to say/write something & you'll find that most of us will join in.

    My DD is nearly 4 so I don't get so many '& when are you having more' but when she was closer to 2 I got it a lot. After I had my 2nd miscarriage I'd had enough & when someone asked I then said 'I have to get over the miscarriages first'. Wow, should've seen some of the looks I got. And mind you I think they've never asked again.
    Now I am quite open about my IVF, talk of more children comes up a fair bit when I'm around other mums talking kid stuff. Just say I'm doing it, but don't go into more details.
    Or else I just say 'it isn't that easy for us'.

    Coming back to work today I was able to gloss over my hospital stay by saying it was 'girl stuff'. But it was nice to see that people do care.

    I have a school reunion coming up next year & am hoping to be pg by then. Same as you wouldn't like to go back to the 'past' where I'm sure a question will come up & wouldn't like to tell anyone there about it.

    Oh, and I was just also stating a point about having a DD, I don't get offended by anyone's viewpoint, every one of us have our own paths.

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