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Thread: LTTTC & Assisted Conception ~ April 2006 #2

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    Meredith - I have no problem at all with your ticker, I was so happy when I came in today and read your message and saw your ticker saying you had reached 10 weeks. Yay for the heartbeat and movement!!! Do come back and keep us all updated. I have a pre-loved childrens clothing shop at the moment but this is not what I am meant to be doing, it's just filling in time while I feel like I am in limbo. I guess I really thought I would be pg by now so now that hasn't happened I have had to re-evaluate things. I applied for a Youth Case Worker job awhile ago (thought it was way out of my league) and as it turns out I have been short listed!!! This particular job is EXACTLY why I started studying Youth Work in the first place and if I was to get it I would be soooooooooo happy. So tomorrow night I go to see them for the next stage of the selection processes. It's a new federal government program that has been funded, so it's a whole new division being set up. If I got this job I would just close my shop and keep paying the rent until November (it's not much). But we'll see what happens!!



    Sushee - Hi lovely, good to see you back around but you take your time!!

    Percy - That is so good you are feeling excited about ttc and I bet hubby is enjoying a strict routine of BDing every 2 days!!!

    Inspriation - So glad to hear you dad is one the mend, I have been thinking about you. Good work on giving yourself the injection girl, I just don't think I could do it!!!

    As for me I am trying not to think too much about ttc and focusing a little bit more on me and what else I need in life for me to be happy. We are still doing everything the same, some new things as well. Eight drops of She Oak bush flower essence under the tounge in the morning and the same at night. Back to my kinesiologist next Monday and I have to say I can't wait, I love going to see him. I am in a much better mindset about things, he has helped so much!!!

    xox

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    Hope you girls don't mind me jumping back in to post.

    Just wanted to say what fantastic news it is about getting the two miners out safe & well after two weeks stuck underground.

    It just goes to show that miracles do happen and I hope & pray for each and every one of you that your miracle is just around the corner too!!!!

    Love to all

    Alicia xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Hi everyone,
    Hope you don't mind me joining in here. Here are my details for the first page (Sarah, I have emailed these to you)

    Tonight I had my first specialist appointment after getting a referral from my GP who was concerned I wasn't yet pregnant after 16 months. Both mine and my DH's tests are all perfectly fine and my specialist doesn't see why we shouldn't be pregnant already. He said that IVF is the way to go and there is no miracle pill I can take as I already ovulate etc etc..
    I guess I am confused because it probably isn't the outcome I expected from my first appointment - straight to IVF. Has this happened to anyone else before?
    He has given us referrals for follow up blood tests, another SA for DH and I have to have an ultrasound. Once the results from those are known then I have to go back and see him so we can discuss a plan of action. He also said that given my age (29) I have a high chance of success on IVF and that is another reason not to wait around and keep trying naturally. The Dr seemed quite agressive in his approach but I did like him, and I guess it's better than having someone who takes a more relaxed approach and is in no hurry.

    Sorry for the long rambling post, I'm a bit all over the place tonight.

    Please bare with me while I get to know all of you lovely ladies!

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    Hi Megan

    I had just turned 28 when DH and i first started ttc... I tried clomid and then we went onto ivf.. unfortunatley my doctor didn't want to do a laprascopic procedure to start with as he was sure i didn't have endo, after my poor response to ivf and difficulty accessing my ovaries at egg pick up, and then a BFN from the embryo transfer, he did a lap and found i had severe endo. Suprisingly i had very few symptons, my endo was so bad that my ivf doctor who did the lap, sewed my straight up and referred me onto one of his collegaues and endo gurus Dr Michael Cooper. I am having my final op next wednesday to remove the endo, and it will of taken 2 major ops to rid myself of it, and many thousands of $$$....

    I have heard of other girls going straight onto ivf and with good outcome. They used to tell my DH and I that we had a near 50/50 chance of conception with ivf until my endo diagnosis, now i don't know what our chances are??? I don't like to ask... IFYKWIM!!! LOL!!!

    I don't mean to stress you out, but my case is probably the worst case scenario in not being diagnosed and undergoing all the IVF dramas when infact it was never going to work with all the severe endo inside...

    Have you had a lap?? Maybe you could ask to have one, just in case, as ultrasound doesn't pick up to much....

    Best of luck Megan and i hope you get that BFP you are after soon...

    Love Leis

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    Thanks Leis. I haven't had a lap and my Dr last night said there was no point as I "appear" fine, and it takes ages to get an appointment so no point wasting time. I don't really know anything about endo, but as you say you had hardly any symptoms and had a severe case of it.
    I think we are just going to have a think for a couple of weeks before going ahead with the preliminary tests he has referred us for.
    Is the ultrasound usually internal? I was so shocked that he was talking about IVF straight away that most of the questions I wanted to ask at the time left me.

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    Hi Megan I'm not up to the IVF stage yet but just wanted to say that most of the ultrasounds you undertake will be internal. Its just one of those unpleasant things you have to do! IVF comes in many many different forms. There is the though of IVF - where they take your eggs and fertilise them outside of your body and put them back to IUI which is insemination at ovulation. I think maybe you need to see which it is your dr is actually talking about. As you have unexplained infertility I doubt you would be going onto the most complex form straight away - well I would be surprised if you would!

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    Thanks Percy I think my Dr is wanting us to get these tests done and then it is back to him to discuss the best plan of action. I really know very little about IVF so I think I am about to go through a big learning curve!
    I have been looking into the costs which is a bit scary. :eek: I guess we will have to cross that bridge when we come to it though!

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    Megan,

    you details have been updated, my sweet. Welcome to this forum and I really hope your stay is short.

    love
    sushee

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    Megan - welcome to BB. I tend to agree with Leis, I also have severe endo and I remember years ago when I went to the doctor for horrendous period pain they didn't think I would have endo and with me the symptoms were glaringly obvious, I still remember the twit telling me I would be better once I had kids, which was not helpful to a 17 year old. That being said it's not just endo that could be your probelm so I would get a referral to a FS rather than a general gynea and let them guide you. I know a couple of FS in Melb that do laps as well as fertility stuff so perhaps one of those would be worth seeing? (just a thought)

    Meredith - I dont mind your ticker either, good to see you are travelling along nicely and hope that the problems you have been having settle down soon.

    Sushee - nice to see you back on the board, Charles is just gorgeous

    Cherie - glad to hear that your dad is on the mend and that your cycle is going to plan, will be thinking of you

    Shan - how are you going?

    Big hi to everyone else

    Me - the tww is almost over and I feel like death warmed up once again, so I imagine AF is due for another visit, I am at the point now that I don't even try and work out if I am pg or not, talk about pessimist. One good thing though, I am officially off clomid until I see my new FS and my gynea doesn't think the new FS will put me on it which is a relief after last week. It turns out the problems I had last week were probably from clomid as I bled into my ovary when I ovulated which was a tad unpleasant.

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    Hi Jane, would you mind sending me a PM with the names of the FS you know of? That would be a great help. Just confused as to why my GP referred me to a gynae instead of a FS??

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    No probs Megan

    Cheers

    Jane

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    hi girls well my first wait is almost over, we have our first ivf appointment next tuesday with melbourne ivf but we are going to the clinic in ringwood, i am a little nervous and a little excited, what should i expect from the first visit, do things move reasonably fast once that is done
    i have also been looking for a new job it currently takes me 1hr to 1and 1/2 hours to get to work and home again, we moved into our new home in january but had to move to DP side of town as we have joint custody of his 13yr old dd so needed to be close to her school and unfortunately not close to mine, some days i cope better with the travel than others last week i did not and my poor boss asked me to do something and i burst into tears, he was fine though but last night i went for an interview at a school much closer to home so fingers crossed, oh well sorry i seem to be rambling, hope everyone else is coping with the cold and not getting horrible bugs
    michelle

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    Good luck Michelle

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new here but I have been ttc for a long time so I pop in every now and then. I had started with clomid and fell pregnant last year on our 3rd cycle of clomid with twins but sadly we lost our girls at 22 weeks due to an incompetent cervix. It has now been 10 months so we are quite desperate to fall pregnant again. Since our loss I have tried 5 months of clomid with no success so we are now considering the IVF path. I am nervous but excited about hopefully getting closer to our dream.

    Michelle- I noticed you said you had an appointment with Melb IVF, I had my 1st appointment a week and a half ago with Melb at Freemasons. Next week I will have my Nurses and counselling session at Ringwood and from there it moves quite quickly. I can probably start with the process next month and hopefully the month after they can place a fertilized egg into my body. I will keep you updated. I guess it also depends if any tests are required, we had aleady done quite a few recently so they didn't need to really do any more.

    Hopefully we can all have success soon.

    Love Linda

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    Michelle, Megan & Linda
    I just wanted to wish all three of you the best of luck with IVF. Hope you all get that BFP very very soon.
    How's everyone else doing?
    Love
    Kate

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    Percy Ė my Dadís going great guns (thanks for asking ) He was discharged home from hospital on Monday night, and saw the orthopaedic surgeon today, who was really pleased with how all the bones were healing. I didnít know that metformin could damage your liver .. are you supposed to have regular blood tests if youíre taking it? Iím taking 2 tablets a day, without too many side effects (although DH would tell you that Iím more gaseous than usual psml ) Hope youíre enjoying the move to your own place.

    Chookie Ė very exciting that youíre using the bush flower essences. Iíve always been interested in them, but have never tried any. What effect does the She Oak bush flower essence have?

    MeganĖ welcome to LTTTC. Even though Iím sad youíre here, Iím also really happy to see you .. I found it difficult to keep up to date in the TTC threads, and was always wondering how you were going. So it will be lovely to be able to keep track of you more easily It sounds like you took a running leap into the world of assisted conception. Are you having any tests other than ultrasound, e.g. a hsg where they shoot blue dye through your tubes to check if they're clear? The ultrasounds that I had during my investigative period were all internal Ė the first one I had was done by the most sensitive, gentle of technicians, and since then, the OBís have been a bit rougher, but I had a nice Ďintroductioní and am not too bothered by them now. I also saw a gynae first up .. she did all the testing and eliminating reasons and trying simple stuff first, and then referred me onto the ivf clinic (although the person managing my cycles is also an OB)

    Jane Ė yeouch at bleeding into your ovary! I honestly hope thereís a BFP on the way for you, and not AF *hugs*

    Michelle Ė best of luck for your first ivf appt. Itís a bit nerve-racking isnít it, as well as being kind of exciting too Ö like youíre finally doing something proactive about TTC (or thatís the way I felt, anyway). After my first appt, things moved fairly quickly, mostly because Iíd already had all the blood tests, ultrasounds, hsg, sperm analyses (well, not me .. DH did) etc, so we jumped straight in and started the Synarel spray about a week after my first appt. If you havenít had all your preliminary tests done, it might take a little bit longer to get things up and running, but still shouldn't be too long for you.

    Linda Ė Iím so sorry that the clomid hasnít worked for you hunny. I hope you have lots of success on the ivf path.

    Leis Ė Iíll be thinking of you next week, and hope that your op goes well. It all goes uphill from here!

    As for me ... OMG ... Why didn't anybody tell me that my ovaries would get this sore with the injections :eek: Every time I sit down heavily or cough I get shooting pains rights throughout my abdomen. I had a blood test this morning, and when I phoned the clinic this arvo, they said to drop the Puregon dose from 125mg to 75mg, so I'm hoping that lessens the pain a little. I honestly don't know how you all stay so cheerful on these drugs .. I feel absolutely dreadfully unwell .. I'd just like to crawl under my doona for a few days, until this is all over. Tell me it gets better .. please!

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    Cherie glad to hear your dad is doing fine...I remember when I had my IVF and as soon as i had the trigger shot, the pain began, i could barely walk it hurt so much, but now i think it was due to all the endo in there making my ovaries sit incorrectly... youch.... love leis xx

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    Michelle, all the best for your 1st appointment. Please let us know how you go.

    Hi Linda, welcome! Seems there are a few of us here starting the IVF journey. Wow, the whole process does seem to move quite quickly. I've been suprised reading other people's experiences at how fast things move along.

    Hi Cherie! Ditto at being able to keep up with you as well now! lol I was trying to keep track of you too, but now it will be much easier! I tried sending you a PM the other day but you've reached your quota!! lol
    I have found out since my last post (thanks to Jane ) that the Dr I am seeing is very good and is a FS - he does the works! He is from Monash IVF. I didn't know this when I went to see him but I feel much more at ease knowing that he is good at what he does and there would be a reason he isn't doing a lap or any other tests - I think I just need to learn to ask more quetions (if I can remember them when I'm there! lol) He did breifly mention a HSG but I got the feeling he is waiting on the results of these other tests first.
    As for the internal ultrasound, I guess I just have to get used to that! He did an internal when I saw him the other day, so I guess that's the first of many & I will have to just grin and bare it!
    Ouch at your ovaries! That certainly doesn't sound like fun at all. I just noticed your ticker - only 11 days to go until your egg pick up. How exciting.
    What do you need to do in the meantime? Do you just continue to take the Puregon until then?

    I hope everyone is well. It's much easier to keep up in here than the TTC threads I must admit!

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