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    Hi everybody!

    Wow, what a busy thread this has been!

    jfblady72, I hope that DHEA is doing its magic on your eggs - bugger about the side-effects though.

    MrsDaisyP, all these tests are very stressful, even when it all turns out okay (as I am sure yours will.) Better though to have all these things cleared up before you start IVF, to make sure you are in the best possible position. Hope that all the results are clear and you are good to start cycling soon,

    Starfish, Ahhhh the good old "Hurry Up and Wait" IVF routine! It drives us all nutty, doesn't it??? I hope that it is giving your ovaries time to brew up lots of lovely golden eggs - bubs and spares!

    Slinky, DH and I have done the last minute dash to the clinic for IUI - its crazy, isn't it? I don't see why this one doesn't have as much chance as possible - you just never know. Two eggs has got to be a better chance than one! I hope you were still able to head away for the weekend and relax. Will be keeping my fingers crossed for you that this one is the one

    Pink, my heart broke to read of all you have been through with your reaction to the anaesthetic and then to have no embryos to show for it. This IVF is a heartbreaking business. I had a similar physical reaction to my laparoscopy and it took quite a while for me to get my body back on track, take care of yourself and rest, and give yourself time to heal. Thinking of you

    Millie, you are such a determined IVF warrior, I am hoping and praying that what you are going through will be worth it and that you will get your golden eggs at the end of the process 3 months is a long time to wait, but I hope it will fly by and that those lovely young eggs give you a BFP first go.

    Sabah, hope you aren't going too in the 2WW. Sending you lots of sticky babydust

    Mum4Nay, hooray for being able to do a short cycle! After your last cancelled downreg, you must be pleased. Thinking of you

    DrMummy, so great to hear from you and that bubs is going well.

    Spot, you have been through so much, this is hideous. I hope the neurologist is able to give you some reassuring answers. Re IVF, you have had pretty much every possible IVF outcome - surely this time is the time you will get a sticky BFP with a beautiful bubs at the end I'm going to keep everything crossed that this time is your time.

    AFM Its been a pretty crazy few days. Saturday morning woke up feeling good, jumped in the shower and .... blood. Bled all morning, mostly brown, so I could think maybe it was okay and then it went red and heavy (sorry TMI). SO very not good. 41 days since my last period, and only 4 days short of my scheduled scan. Then the bleeding stopped on Sunday. I rang the FS totally despondent and asking if there was anything I could do (nothing was the answer) and obviously she said this isn't good, and she'll get me in for an early scan. Anyway, scan today showed a blob ... with a heartbeat!!! I was stunned - totally prepared that it was all over, and trying emotionally to face the prospect of more IVF. Anyway, FS thinks the bleeding might have been the other embryo we implanted coming away for whatever reason (we transferred two embryos this time around) but bubs today was the right size and heartbeat looked good. FS not happy that I have started bleeding lightly again (even though its brown again) and has booked me in for another scan in 10 days. Just hoping and praying that this bubs stays with us for the long run
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    Trying, what a horrible, horrible scare and so sorry to hear that it may have been T2 coming away but GREAT news there is one happy little blob in there with perfect heartbeat! Hope the bleeding stays away

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    STARF1SH - all we seem to do in this IVF game is wait wait wait....wait to start, wait for follicles to grow, wait for scans, wait EPU, wait to see if our embies are good enough to get to Et then wait for another 2 weeks to see if all works... why can't it all just fall into place for us all

    MRSDAISYP - I hope your appt with your specialist today went well. Look after yourself and take care

    SLINKY - with this IUI result let's hope you won't even need to go down the full IVF road

    PINKBUTTERFLY - for you. I am so so sorry to hear your news and on top of all of that you have been so unwell. Look after yourself and take special care

    TRYINGFORTWO - what scary news for you, however how to see a little heartbeat and that the little one is right on track. Make sure you take it easy and look after yourself

    to everyone else....

    AFM - BT on Thursday not long now may poas tomorrow night if I get game

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    Sabah - I have everything crossed for you for your BT. POAS......I never had the courage. Sending you heaps of and .

    Trying - what a shock for you..........but with a good outcome. I am sad to hear about T2 but at least T1 is looking healthy for its age . I have heard of many girls that have bled through the early stages of their PG and everything is fine. They say that brown blood is nothing to be too concerned about.

    PinkB - There are no words I can say to express how I am feeling for you. All I can do is send my cyber hugs and kisses and say a little prayer for you and hope that you and DH can feel some peace soon. Again, to you.

    MrsDaisy - hope you get some answers. Better to have all the testing now than to waste precious time, emotional energy and $$ on a cycle only to have to have the tests done after. Believe me, I wished I'd had more testing done before I started..............probably would have saved having to have 2 of my cycles. Hindsight..................such a wonderful thing

    Starfish - one thing we all learn in this IVF TTC journey is patience................or learn to go secretly . Keeping everything crossed for you gorgeous.

    Spot - Sorry to hear about your test results. Honestly................how much are you supposed to deal with????? your luck changes really soon.

    Hi to everyone I have missed, and I know there are many. I try to keep up with your individual TTC journeys and please know that I am cheering you all on from the sidelines.

    Luv & hugs, always
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    Hello ladies,

    Firstly apologies for my quietness of late - have been spending some down time soul searching about the whole babies thing and haven't been visiting BH all that often. But needless to say it seems to be very busy in here lately, with good news and not so good news. So I'm really sorry for the lack of personals but big hugs to EVERYONE You are all an AMAZING bunch of women and the things you all cope with on top of %^&*$ IVF are astounding.

    AFM, well no news on starting again yet. DP and I had a counselling session at MIVF in Feb to talk about our feelings about the whole process, and while it was really good to talk about it, it led to the aforementioned soul searching and now, weeks later, I still don't know when we're going to start again. I also feel really loathe to just go back and do the same thing as last year, but am not sure how to approach FS and ask for something different. I'm not sure what else CAN be done differently seeing as I'll just be doing thaw cycles with my lovely frosties, rather than EPUs or anything like that. Does anyone know?

    I also just found out yet another friend is pregnant, accidentally, so of course that set me off on a whole lot of 'why me' stuff that's not healthy at all
    But I feel like I'm coming out the other side, slowly, and will hopefully be a little more proactive in keeping up with everyone here on BH.

    Sorry for the 'me' post ladies. Am thinking about you all

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    Just popping in quickly to say:

    GOOD LUCK FOR TOMORROW SABAH!!!

    Have everything crossed this is the one for you

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    Sorry no good news for me its a the sad thing is I poas last night and got 2 lines then did again this morning and still had 2 lines so I was feeling a little quietly confident . FS says the preg would still be in my system from Sunday. As sad as I am and as those false readings were it was nice to feel what that little bit of excitement feels like when you think you are
    I truely hope we all get to feel that for real some time soon.

    to everyone

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    Sabah, oh cr*p!!! Was going to say evil POAS but really evil pregnyl!!! I'm so sorry hon that this wasn't the one, sending lots of your way. When you are up to it will be keen to hear what's next for you Sabah. Take care xx

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    Sabah - I'm so so sorry to hear your news That just sux. You must be feeling really awful, especially after the effort and new tactics you put into this cycle. Wish there was something I could say to take away the sadness. Take excellent care of yourself and take time to work out what you want to do next, when you feel ready.

    hierophant - sounds like you've been spending some valuable time working out what exactly it is you want to do next. Time well spent. In terms of 'what else' you could try with your frosties, I would think it's mainly around the types of other hormonal supplementation you receive. Not sure of your testing history or what type of cycles your clinic has done, but options would include ensuring good luteal phase progesterone support (you've probably had that already) and making sure you don't have thyroid problems that require treatment (I think of insulin levels). If you've had a series of BFNs, it probably warrants approaching your FS to ensure you've had all necessary tests, prior to embarking on FETs. Those little bubsicles are too precious to use if you're not confident they're going into the right environment.

    always - hope all is domestic bliss round at your place and that little Zoe is doing well. Can't believe she's already 6 weeks old.

    PinkB - hope you are travelling ok sweetie. Tough times

    starf1sh - hope the waiting isn't too excruciating and you're not suffering too much being on the Pill.

    MrsDaisyP - sounds like a number of challenges are being thrown your way at the moment. Hope you got some answers from the endocrinologist.

    millie, spot and anyone I've missed - big hello

    AFM - after deciding last weekend that we definitely needed to explore the new FS option, I was very fortunate to get in to see our preferred doctor on a cancellation on Tuesday. In short, she was fantastic. She explained that she's not a partner/shareholder at SIVF (my understanding is that many of the doctors are), but rather chooses to use them because their lab facilities are, simply, the best and their pregnancy rates considerably higher than my current clinic.

    In terms of approach, she said she would propose an antagonist cycle (rather than long down reg) and would significantly drop the FSH dose (to 175 - I was on 300 Gonal-F last time) to try to maximise egg quality. She gave quite a bit of advice about what DH needs to be doing - current FS was blase to the point of dismissive about DH's side of the equation, which I found really unhelpful and is one of the reasons I wasn't happy with him.... So on the basis of all that, we've decided to switch to her. Assuming current IUI is unsuccessful, we'll have to have a month off as we're going on a 10 day holiday at just the wrong time, and then antagonist will kick off in early-mid May. Relieved that I won't have to feel that we're just doing the same thing all over again, with a chance of having same negative outcome. Of course, there are no guarantees of anything, but good to try something different and I trusted her approach.

    slinky

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    Oh Sabah, I really hope you get to keep that feeling of excitement for 8 months very, very soon too. I'm really sorry this wasn't a sticky one Take care

    PinkB - I hope you are feeling more positive in every way.

    Trying - What a terrible fright I hope your next scan can put your mind at ease. Has the bleeding subsided yet?

    Slinky - your new FS sounds very proactive which is wonderful. You sound very positive but I hope that you don't get to do a cycle with her because this IUI has worked

    MrsDaisyP - definitely focus on balancing your thyroid. It is so important for fertility and for a trouble-free pregnancy. I feel very frustrated for you that your doctor didn't sort that out immediately. I hope the lump is nothing. I had one last year while on DHEA and I was very panicky but luckily it was just a cyst. But at least the doctor checked it out and it's in my records now.

    Hierophant - big I wish I had some answers for you. I hope you don't mind me asking a very personal question but is your partner able to or willing to carry a pregnancy? Is this an option that is possible for you personally and you as a couple? There are so many aspects to this journey for all of us and for some the desire to be pregnant is an overwhelming aspect of the journey. But for others it is the resulting child by whatever means. I don't expect that this is an easy thing to even discuss and I hope you not offended at all by my question. Try to stay strong and not give up just yet on your clutch of ice-babies. Easier said than done of course.

    Big and to all.


 

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