Quartz -so pleased to see a positive. Hope everything stays well for you
Pink Butterfly - Sorry to hear your changes have not had a positive result. I am almost looking at a similar situation, and really feel for you.
Eternal Optimist - Glad to hear you had a good catch up with the FS. Sometimes a face to face chat can be very reassuring, and even more so when a plan is in place
Starfish - It won't be long and that week will have passed.
Life on Hold - I too have only joined recently for extra support. Wishing you well
AFM - My meeting yesterday with FS was as I expected. He feels one more cycle and if it hasn't worked then we really need to move on with our lives. He knows couples that just don't give up, and all of a sudden their adult life has passed them by.
I had Ulcerative Colitis when I was 23, (now 38)and ended up having my bowel removed. I had a temporary colostomy bag, and had further surgery in 1997 to get reconnected. The FS thinks this is a major factor for IVF not working (4 stim cycles and 5 FET) I am going to take more regular IBS supplements to hopefully improve things. The only thing he suggested we do different was a hysteroscopy with a D&C. He likened it to 'raking the grass to encourage the grass to grow' so that hopefully it will implant - which has never happened yet.
His scales actually showed a 16kg weight loss since Nov 2009, so I am pleased with that. He won't test for NKC as I am already being treated with Clexane anyway, which is the primary drug used should I test positive. The antibiotics I am allergic to, and prednisone is just plain nasty (took that when I had UC)
I finished work at the end of January, as I was under too much stress so I thought that was a major factor. My theory is that the follicles were developing 90 days prior when I was under the most pressure (lead up to Xmas) but FS said there hasn't been any studies done regarding stress prior to commencing the ivf, only that during ivf if you are highly stressed that the chances were less. He is looking at starting a program similar to the 'fitness for fertility' to do with the mind and body - so yoga, pilates, acupuncture...all aimed at reducing stress levels. So it must play a big role or he wouldn't bother with it.
Sorry for the long rant, I am really just at a loss at the moment. Being told this should be your final go is something I am struggling to cope with, despite how sensible he sounds.
TTC since Oct 2004 IVF #1 Jan 2009 BFN, FET #1 BFN, FET #2 BFN, IVF #2 July 2009 BFN, FET #3 BFN, then changed FS and clinic, cancelled cycle, IVF #3 Aug 2010 BFN, FET #4 BFN, FET #5 (x2 blast) BFN, FET #6 (x2 blast) BFN, IVF #4 Feb 2011(x2) BFN