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    Hi Ladies,

    Kalli- Hope you are ok, im so sorry that things did not go well for your this month. Whats next for you???

    JG- Some of DH swimmers survived the thaw but not all but we are still really pleased that at least some survived, we have 3 vials left to use but still may have to do fresh but will have to wait and see how the next lot thaw. My AMH was 4.5 so not great but Dr O assures me he has gotten women with lower AMH pregnant your are right about the mind being a powerful tool, i suffer from panic attacks and anxiety and find it amazing the physical symptoms my thoughts can bring on i wish i could learn to use it to my advantage but am doing my best to keep positive and that includes no longer reading threads like childless not by choice. How are your crazy moods going you sound like me with pms lol my poor DP puts up with those sorts of moods on a regular basis so maybe the drugs will make me opposite he may want me to stay on them permanently

    Kitty-As i mentioned above DH sperm thawed ok, was good to get some good news finally. Where are you at with your cycling??

    Leisey- How was the camping and how are you going with the dreaded TWW???

    Frangi-That definately would be hard seeing that cot all the time, there are times when i see something so cute and really want to buy it but am to scared. Im so sorry that things have not worked out for you so far and understand how you get to the point where you need a break.. Hopefully after a well deserved break you will be ready to start this journey again. Big hugs to you

    Hello to everyone else

    AFM- My throat is getting a bit better everyday but still have a ways to go i think. i had my first day back at work on Sat, i realised i could easily get used to staying home watching soaps and pottering around the house but unfortunately the bills wont pay themselves. I have my nurses appt Mon week so am looking forward to that. When i spoke to the nurse the other day she said i should be good to start when my next AF arrives, my cycles are every 25 days so that would mean i could start in about 2 weeks eeeek now that its getting closer and getting more real im starting to get very nervous. I am also going to see an energy healer who a friend of mine swears by, she was trying to conceive for 12 months with no luck and saw this energy healer and was pregnant not long after, he is also a psychic and told her exactly the month that she would be pregnant and that she would have a boy and he was right so am going to see him after my nurses appt am not really sure how the whole energy healing thing works but it cant hurt so ill give it a go.

    Hope you all have a great week to you all xx
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    Hi Girls,

    How was your weekend?

    Angel - Yay! Not long til it all starts for you! Do you thnk Dr O will want DH to do a fresh batch rather than using the frozen? I guess fresh is best? I better not hear of you reading the childless not by choice section again, why dont you read some good books, I read 'you can heal your life' by Louise Hayes - its a great book and always keeps me positive, Im actually reading it atm... Would love to know who the psychic was!! I have been trying to find a good one! My moods have improved! thank god!!

    KAlli - How are you feeling hun? Been thinking about you..

    Liesey - How are you going during the tww? Gone batty yet? Sending your way! But I have faith, this is your time!

    AFM- I had my bloods and scans today - levels seem good to him except I had to have a shot of Luveris... has anyone had this? apparently my Lh is just below one... worried me a bit but he wasnt worried, so again nor should I.. he found 10 good size follies in there with another 7 smaller ones. Am going back in on Wed morning for bloods and then back again in the arvo for another scan and will know then if epu is Friday or Saturday! So fingers crossed and positive thoughts that these smaller ones mature in the next 48hrs!

    Hi to everyone else! We are all quiet in here lately arent we!

    Keep smiling girls! X

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    Hey girls, we're still without internet for at least another week which is killer but I'm reading along on my phone.

    JG - good to read things are going ok. If we ever do a full IVF cycle again it's likely we'll need luveris, hopefully it helps bring those other follies up to size.

    Liesey - hope the tww is treating you well

    Angels - hope you're feeling less sore, let us know how you go with the energy healer. I've been thinking more and more lately of trying other things to help center myself a bit - emotionally this journey is so hard

    kitty - how are you going? Any news on transfer yet?

    Frangipani - I hope you're doing ok hon, if it were me I'd probably sell the cot, it can't be good for your mental health to have that hanging around you. Like Kitty I recently gave away all of the baby stuff I've been holding on to because it really wasn't healthy for me to go visit those boxes and cry at the arrival of AF. Take care of yourself and I hope the break helps.

    Aunty - thinking of you, hope your cycle went well

    Hugs to all the girls I've missed - I'm doing this on my phone

    AFM - scan Thursday to see where we're at... I'm not feeling it this month, I'm finding it hard to work up any enthusiasm for cycling and I think we need a break.

    Our original plan was to do a couple more of these combo cycles and then maybe another IVF in Nov/Dec but a full IVF is off the cards for now since Dr O thinks it won't be beneficial with my poor response.

    I'm thinking now that if this cycle is a bust we'll maybe do two more combo cycles and if there's no luck we'll take 6 months off. After over a year cycling I could do with taking some time off to focus on me - having massages, spa days and all the things I sacrifice to be able to afford IVF. Plus I could really lose some weight, I've stacked it on while cycling and each negative just makes it worse.

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    Hi Lovelies!

    Kitty - Have you got a date for transfer yet?

    JG - that's great that Dr O is monitoring everything so closely and that the Luveris will bring those other follies up to a good size! Are you doing a 3 day or 5 day Transfer?

    Kalli - I don't blame you for thinking you need a break! IVF is hugely demanding and all consuming so maybe a break will give you time to you re-energise (and the spa days sound really good for helping with that!!!) in order to go again! Hopefully you won't need to because this will be your month!

    frangipani - I hope you are going okay and finding time to spoil yourself while you have a break!

    Angels - I hope your throat is feeling heaps better! How exciting that you can start in 2 weeks! woohoo!!

    EH & Aunty - I hope you girs are both going well! Thinking of you! x

    AFM - The sunshine coast was not very sunny! it rained all weekend! the kids had fun anyway but I have told DH that there will be no more camping for the next couple of years... mud and slush and uncomfortable beds are not suitable for pregnant people or babies! I have done a couple of HPT's and have got BFP's!! I still have two days until my BT but am hoping it is all good!

    Have a great day everyone! xx

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    Hi girls. I did this huge post the other day and cyber space has swallowed it up... Thank you all for your kindness

    Kitty
    I am hanging in there although sometimes I think it is by a thread. I saw the counsellor offered through Monash. Not really sure if it was good or bad... basically she gave me permission to give up and to a certain extend I came away feeling more guilty and more of a failure for being so selfish as to put my family through all this for after all “just a baby... and who would want to bring a baby into this horrible world.” It’s a big can of worms and no-one really understands until they have been there. When I had my first miscarriage Jan ’08 there is no way I would have thought that I would still be in this position. It was then that we bought the cot... I wasn’t thinking about being jinxed or anything else I just figured I’d have a baby like everyone else.... Little did I know...

    Angels so glad you survived the dreaded tonsil removal... If you can survive that IVF will be a breeze. So hoping you get some good news hon. I would be really interested to hear about this energy healer. I think I could use some of that LOL...

    Jessie No I have never used Luveris... Great news though on 10 follies plus extras. Good luck for the scan today. Let us know...

    Kalli Good luck with the scan Thursday... I so hear you on the "not feeling it"... How hard is this road. I think we know when we need a break. I also stacked on the weight with all this IVF and miscarriage. I am trying now whilst on this break to loose those extra dreaded kilos... so far so good. Mind I think I would loose it quicker if I gave up the wine...

    Liesey Oh my your just gave me goosebumps... When is the BT... we so need some good news in hear....

    everyone else...

    AFM I won't bore you with my crazy head... suffice to say not so good. Bless you all girls... Get some please to restore my faith.... Your up first Liesey...

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    Liesey – vCongratulations!! That is wonderful news….I hope you get the official good news in a couple of days!

    Angels – I am joining you in the quest to have a positive attitude about this IVF business, it is a fulltime job though! I actually have just downloaded some relaxation stuff onto my ipod to listen to each day, it’s actually quite enjoyable. Not long now and you will be jabbing away!!

    JG - I had luveris on my first cycle, just one shot before transfer when they realised my LH was low as well, it didn’t actually help much for me, but they have realised a lot earlier for you so hopefully it kicks in and gets you some great eggs. Actually I just remembered, that blasted stuff is SOOO expensive and when I went to draw it up into the needle I sprayed half the mixture on the floor. Promptly burst into tears! Perhaps that’s why it didn’t work for me!! Do you know when your EPU is yet?

    Kalli – so lovely to hear from you! How old is your DS now? You are doing well to give away your baby things. I have given away some but still holding on to the clothes and cot. I hope your scan goes well tomorrow, by a combined cycle do you mean doing ovulation induction rather than IVF? It’s interesting that it appears to work better for you. Have you ever got Dr O’s opinion on DHEA? I know a lot of women on here talk about it but I wasn’t sure what his opionion was. Keep up your positive energy for this last round before a break – it’s hard work though right? I still find it so difficult to balance being optimistic with being realistic…. Spreading some babydust your way

    Frangipani it doesn’t sound like the counsellor was much help at all! I guess her point was to focus on all the negatives of having a baby, but that doesn’t mean you need to feel guilty for wanting one!! I have decided that I need to do everything possible to have a baby, but at the end of the day we have to realise that it is not actually a goal we have that much control over. And sometimes a break is what we need to get our energy back and decide whether to keep fighting. Hard work though. I just remembered last night about how much crying I did when I wasn’t pregnant for DD’s first birthday….and now she is three and I am still not pregnant. I would have been a mess if I had realised that then….lucky we don’t know what the future holds hey?

    AFM – I have my transfer on Saturday and all going well it will be two embies this time. I am doing plenty of relaxation and positive affirmations that my body can do this, and much prayer for some devine intervention!!


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    Hello ladies!! I am SO sorry for my absence, but I honestly have been avoiding the computer, and I am in this 'mood' at the moment where I don't even want to look at it Weirdo, I know!

    Anyway, I've tried to get up to speed with you!

    KITTY- all the best for Sat!! Good luck for 2 lovely embies! x

    FRANGI-I am so so sorry you're feeling low I so know what it's like. I'm not sure if it's the same counsellor that was there years ago, but if it is I didn't find her that wonderful.... Sometimes a good break can do you the world of good I say sell the cot too... Hugs to you xx

    KALLI- Sending you much love and luck for this cycle, I really hope this is it

    JG- I have had luveris on my last 2 stims, 2 shots each cycle. I was worried at first too, but it's no biggie, the girls said that about 50% of ladies need it! How did you go today, when is EPU?

    LIESEY- OMG!!! Congrats!! When is BT?! That is so fantastic! yayayayayay!!

    ANGELS- ALl the best with your upcoming cycle too, I hope you respond well!

    I know I've missed people, but I'm sorry, I've got a lovely headache Hello!

    AFM- well back for my last menopause implant next Fri, then will be able to cycle approx a month later, so late Oct I'd say. At this point in time, I am thinking this will be our last cycle. I am just done. And this stupid f#^@ing implant is not fun! Anyway, enough whinging lol.

    I'll pop in again soon to see some more updates!!

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    Hi gorgeous girls!

    How are you on this perfect Gold Coast day?!

    Eternal - How are you hun? Oct really isnt that far away! Im not really up to speed on the whole menopause thing, what do you have done? Sounds intriguing.. I hope Friday goes well for you..

    Kitty- How exciting!! Saturday is so close and two snuggly embies! Yippy! I hope they stick!! I can just imagine you shooting some of the Luveris out and stressing out!! haha.. And yes @ $177 a pop its $$ but whats that on top of $8.5?

    Frangi - First of all I hope you are feeling better after that session, wow I cant beleive that counsellor - HOw rude, even if she was trying to focas on the negitives of having a baby, its not just a baby to you.. But at the end of the day you need to do the best for you and your family - and for gods sake you are not being selfish for pursuing this! dont think that for a second!

    Kalli - Good Luck today! Hope you have some good news to share!

    Hi to the other lovely ladies!

    AFM- Well I had another lot of bloods and scans yesterday and now booked in for EPU on Monday morning, and trigger at 8pm on Sat night - Wild night that one will be! .... actually alittle nervous! Something about being knocked out and being naked... Bloods are good, FS was happy with them and my Lh has gone up to 1 - So the Luveris worked! Still not really bloating and really wish I would so I know my follies are growing! FS found 11 good size follies and 8-9 other smaller ones, so I am praying a few more of the little suckers grow!

    What happens when you actually get admitted? its been so long since I have been in a hospital myself.. prob why Im alittle nervous.. a friend who is PUPO told me she went in with underwear and came out with none! this true? How sexy! So ET is scheduled for Sat the 17th, they are going to work in with me so I can get acupuncture before and after..

    Talk soon lovelies!!
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    Hi JG - You will be fine on Monday, my advice is not to overthink the fact that you will be naked and knocked out too much The main thing is that there is a bit of waiting involved (when isn't there in IVF??), waiting to be admitted, waiting for theatre and then when you are prepped you will probably see Dr O/the scientist as you go into to theatre and then you will be out to it! Recovery is lovely, all the nurses are great and after an hour or so you can go home after a cup of tea. You will do so well I am sure....and yes I am pretty sure you go in with underwear and come out with none

    EH - so lovely to hear from you! I am glad you are doing well and being patient.....not long to go now! Are you enjoying life outside of IVF or just waiting to get back to it? A bit of both I guess.....

    Kalli - how did you go today? I was in getting bloods done today and it was insanely busy this morning. I hope you get a plan for this cycle.

    take care!

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    Hi my lovely GC Girls!!

    Sorry for this being short and sweet but thought you would all like to know - the clinic just called me (after not being able to find my results for hours) and it is official! a BFP for me!!! Yay! my HCG is 370 and my progesterone is 94. Yay yay yay!! Thank you all soooo much for all your support and for making this process not feel so lonely! You have all been such a huge help! and now i'm looking forward to heaps more BFP's in here so we can start our own mothers group!!!


 

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