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Thread: TTC & Taking Clomid &/or Metformin ~ November 2006

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    I don't go for the freddos and caramellos - I end up with the blocks... I just polished off the crunchie block that I bought today... and I probably shouldn't mention the jumbo picnic bar consumed at school... I'm so bad today! But I figure one day here and there won't hurt... will just have to make sure I am well-behaved tomorrow, otherwise none of my clothes will fit!



    Chocolate is most definitely evil... but it tastes sooo good!

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    Hi Michelle, I am so pleased that everything is ok with you and "Alf". I hope the next few weeks go really fast for you. Don't you love the waitng to see drs. I don't think it is just the public system as when I go to see my specialist I usually have to wait around an hour or so even when I ring up to see how long the wait is. Oh well that is the joy of seeing drs of any sort I guess. Take care of yourself and am sending you a big .

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    Hi everyone

    Michelle - great news about ALF. Just keep thinking those positive thoughts. Have lots of rest.

    BW - I gather you are a teacher????? I work at a school in Melbourne and have just begun writing thoses dreaded reports.

    Deb - thanks for your kind words from TTCAML thread. I posted here a few days ago so I will pop in every now and then. Feeling horrible at the moment with lots of AF cramping etc and also a bit teary. I have to pick myself and get on that 28 day roller coaster again.

    Mako - where are you at?

    For those of you on Metformin, has anyone noticed increased PMT symptoms or is it just in my head. I had a huge surge of something on Friday which made me flip out...maybe it's just my hormones re-regulating?????

    And in regard to chocolate - dark is the best as it has loads of antioxidants in it (and fewer calories!!!)

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    Hi everyone.

    Michelle - heres hoping the next few weeks pass quickly for you and you don't stress too much. Love to you and "Alf".

    Deb - How are you my friend? I am having my CD21 prog test on Thursday but probably won't get results until Monday. I'm hoping they are higher than my normal post "O" levels with the Clomid. As I ovulate anyway I'm hoping it won't have my body doing anything silly. Of course, will keep you posted.

    Willow - glad to hear from you. Have missed you.

    BW - I know you are probably sick of hearing people say it but don't stress too much. If the Clomid hasn't worked this time that doesn't mean it won't work at all. I am thinking of you.

    Everyone else, hope you are doing well and love to keep hearing from you.

    Hugs as always,
    Debbie

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    I'm allergic to chocolate

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    Debbie - thank you, that is sweet. With so many of us around these days I sometimes feel like I get a bit lost! I hope your prog levels are great - if it's any help mine went from 20.9 without clomid to 60 with 50mg clomid. Hope you get just as good a result - actually I hope you get a better result and you are prg!

    Can I ask you how long it took to recover from your lap? I'm having the same procedure in a few weeks. I think we've previously discussed that my last one was a bit of a nightmare and I'm hoping that this time will be a bit better regarding pain and recovery time. I do have to have a cyst removed but it's only a tiny one this time, 2cm.

    Hayseed - that is the most tragic thing I have heard in a while. LOL!!

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    Hey Willow,
    I'm booked in next thursday for a laparoscopy,cyst removal dye studies and tubal flush. This is my 3rd one. My first one was easy and my last one was a nightmare. So i'm also terrified..Or rather dreading it!! My last one i was home on the same day but had bad pain;like worlds worst ever period-for about 5 days. but the pain with weeing was absolutely earth shattering. I'm not sure if they scraped me somewhere on the way out(TMI),but its a pain i'll never forget. The burning. I was on ural for a few days after,it helped.I also had the bad diaghram pain. Like youve been kicked in the chest and stepped on. I was in bed for about 2 days. No pain at any of the procedure sites.This time i have taken time of work. Anticipating the worst. Just hope that its easy this time as mum is going in for major surgery that same week and i need to be well enough to travel to the austin to see her. From memory last time sitting was very uncomfortable for a few days.Which wont be practical,but fingers crossed. i'll make sure to drop you a note after i've had it done. Part of me says though-does it really matter how bad it is?I havent got a choice. i cant ignore ovarian cysts,you remove them or they burst,so wimping out for me isnt an option. UNFORTUNATELY... The doctor also believes i have pcos as weve been trying for 8 months and the doctor believes all my symptoms point him in that direction. Anyway i'll let you know more when i do;and keep me posted on how you are going?

    XX Pauline

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    Hey Pollyanna,

    This will be my second, my first was a nighmare,so I'm dreading it too. I just had a cyst removed last time (8cm) but it took 4 hours, I woke up with a pelvic drain, had lost a lot of blood and was not allowed to go home till the next afternoon. My bp was non existant so every time we attempted a trip to the loo to get me moving around I'd nearly pass out and my drain site would spring a leak and I'd be soaked in blood - was not pleasant.

    I was in a LOT of pain, mainly pelvic pain but had a massive dose of shoulder tip pain too which lasted a good week. I was in bed for the better part of 1.5 weeks. I couldn't go to the loo (esp no. 2s - sorry, tmi) for 6 weeks after my lap without excruciating pain. Even eating was painful! LOL. Had two weeks off work and my mum/MIL had to practically move in to help look after my DD who was 16 months at the time. She's now nearly 2 but I'm still going to need help this time I think and my mum can't come down (she's having surgery too - spooky!!).

    But I agree with you - no matter how bad it is we have to do it. I will not leave this cyst to do the damage the last one did. We also want to know if anything else is going on to prevent me falling prg because I haven't had any probs in the past (have had 2 pregnancies) and everything looked normal at the time of my last lap (May 06) so we are kind of at a cross roads. My FS thinks i may have adhesions and scarring from my last surgery. Worst part for me will be waking up to hear the verdict - IVF or not.

    Anyway, that's enough rambling from me.Good luck sweetie!!! I will be thinking of you and look forward to hearing how you went.
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    Hi Willow

    I feel I have become a BB junky today. Got AF this morning, so this has been a good distraction as well as putting a few bets on the horses.
    Anyway, just in response to laparoscopies. My procedure went for about 1 and a half hours and was pretty straight forward. I woke up in excrutiating pain and they gave me some morphine which was WONDERFUL. DH remembers my eyes rolling around in my head. I had 3 incision sites, one being just under my c/s scar. I was in bed for 2 days and found the gas really uncomfortable, especially when it moved under one of the sites. I had no shoulder tip pain but didn't go to the toilet for a few days if you know what I mean. Stitches came out easily, but the scars flare up a bit now and then. Will need a second one after next pregnancy for an endo clean out as it usually comes back.

    Your lap sounded like hell - you poor thing!!! Hopefully the next one will be a bit better for you as it is a smaller cyst. Ask for morphine - it's the world!!!

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    Hi Pollyanna and Willow,
    Good luck to you both for your laps. I have had 2 laps done within 5 weeks of each other. 1st one was to have dye studies, tubal flush, d&c,and a general look around and removal of endo. 2nd one was to have a cyst drainned- 6.5cm which was not there when 1st lap was done. I found I was in so much pain when I woke up like the pain when I was having a m/c.However I found the shoulder tip pain the worst which lasted a good 3 or 4 weeks and even now I get some every now and then, but not too bad.Any way I'll be thinking of you both.


    Hi Chicken,Sorry to hear that af has arrived,I hope its not too bad for you.
    I am due to have my 23 day blood test tomorrow and go back to my specialist on the 20/11/06.I was supposed to see her last Friday but had to go for a job interview instead.So this will be my first appointment with her since my last lap on the 19/9/06. So who knows what will happen then.

    Hi to all you other lovely ladies. Hope you are all well.

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    Thanks guys, but ahhhh I'm allergic to morphine!! We discovered this on one of my many visits to the emergency dept while I had the other cyst (caused serious pain but we couldn't remove it because I was prg) and I never want to experience that again.

    Last time I had some Indocid suppositories up the wazoo which helped a lot. They gave me some other pain relief in my drip when I was in recovery, I don't know what it was but it helped too. Nothing helped the pain from the gas being trapped in there though. That was terrible. It was a delightful experience all round LOL!!

    **ETA: I forgot to mention the stitches - I had dissolvable stitches that didn't dissolve. I don't know if it's just the way my body reacts to them because the same thing happened when I had my wisdom teeth removed. 4 weeks later (and after 2 trips to my gp) I ended up cutting them out myself because they were getting really, really sore and ugly. The one at my belly button had started to grow out through my skin and was rubbing on my clothes - OUCH! Anyway, as a result my scars are pretty bad. This time I will be asking them to either use glue and internal stitches or just normal stitches and I'll go back and get them taken out.
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    Willow, I'm sure you will be fine with your lap. I have to confess that I didn't have any problems thank goodness - I was so lucky. I entered the hospital doors at 9.00am and was at home with a cup of tea by 2.30pm. No incision or abdominal pain. The gas me a bit of shoulder pain for a couple of days. I wouldn't say it hurt, more uncomfortable. I was back to my normal routine the following day and completely back to normal by Thursday (had it done Monday). I guess I am just lucky. Also, just because you had pain or whatever with one lap doesn't mean you will have the next time. Just as for me, although I had an easy time this time doesn't mean I would if I had to have another one. Also, I haven't had any cysts.
    So, good luck and I'm sure you will be fine. Remind me, when do you actually have it done?

    Hugs and best wishes,
    Debbie

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    Ohhh, Debbie, if i could do as well as you i'd be over the moon! Any improvement in recovery time will be a huge bonus but I don't want to set myself up for disappointment. Maybe I'm just a big sook! hehe. Both my gyno and my new FS have told me 100 times that although my last surgery was a lap it was still a pretty big procedure so hopefully this one will be much more straight forward and therefore recovery easier.

    My lap is on 21st November (about 2 weeks away) - 4 days after Pollyanna's - we are lap buddies!! LOL!

    Where are you in your cycle? I think you are a few days behind me. I've got my fingers crossed for you!!

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    I'll be thinking of you on the 21st but I'm sure you will be just fine. And if you are not, at least the surgery will be over and you can only go on wards and upwards.
    I am on CD20 and go for my Prog. BT tomorrow. Will get the results Monday. Believe me, I've got my fingers crossed for everybody!!

    Pollyanna - good luck on 18th(?) with the lap. I'm sure only good things will come of these procedures for all of us.

    Hugs to you all,
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    Hey Girls,
    How is evryone travelling today? I am so tired , this laparoscopy phobia is really starting to **** me. Eventhough this is the third one I don't know if that makes my anxiety any less. Maybe its worse! l
    Like this morning i fell asleep at 2am. I took 1 of the weakest sleeping tablets that my doctor could give me at about 8. Surely at 2am it had worn off, but by then i think my body just gave up the ghost...I am just so frightened.
    Don't want to be told bad news. I'm terrified they are going to say that i cant have anymore children and that i have already been blessed twice-so dont be greedy. I think so much of my thought processes arent rational;but biological. I want another child so much. i dont want to adopt or do foster care. I wasnt the same gene pool.I'm scared that when i wake up i won't have 2 or 3 little incision sites but a big one because they've found something sinister and dealt with it. i worry for my nine year old son ( a mummys boy)(mr Sensitive new age junior),who when going through my bag(not allowed!!!)said mummy it says here that you are having a procedure at hospital. He looks up at me with these huge blue pools of eyes and says mummy thats an operation. Are you sick;like nana? OMG.... Rip my heart out and throw it on the floor. If only we could protect our children from any pain. It took pretty much all day to alleive his fears that it was a routine hospital procedure(a little bit of BS there), to fix mummys tummy. His sister says(a younger sister);its cool mate;she'll be fine. Look out for her world;she's a tough nut.
    I feel like such a sook or a mental leprachaun...lol... So Willow my love;i hope you are travelling so much better than me. And you arent losing your marbles.Mines on the 16th.Only 8 days away.Yours is the 21st right?

    Debbie,
    thankyou so much for you thoughts and care. You have to excuse my utter ignorance but according to my pictures of the procedure and also past experience i only thought it was a laparoscopy if they cut your tummy and inflated you. That would explain why you didnt have winding pain or incision sites. I thought it was called something else;if they went in vaginally.
    Mako;thanks g'friend for the tip on the morphine. i assume that i can have that b'cause i had pethidine with one of my births and i think they are from the same family. I'll be taking advantage of that hot tip.

    xxPauline

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    I've started a new thread for you, girls. Keep talking here

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