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    Jnet for a suggestion for getting heathy and happy I would suggest a personal trainer or just going to the gym or group exercise is good. I wanted the same and found working out with my personal trainer I am more happy I have missed a few sessions and I feel alittle down. But once I'm back into it I feel great. Healthy and happy.

    Green it helps so much when you do go into a cycle feeling confident. Good luck

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    Jnet I agree with loveabug my pt ad group sessions are my rock!!! Doesn't matter what mood I get there in I feel so much better when I leave and my pt knows me well now and always knows when I need a boost so will make sure I get a personal best or something new done that session! Hate to think where my mind would be with out it!

    Still finding my way in here, trying to read and keep up to date but also trying to keep my mind away from it all, 3 weeks to go till we get our karyotype results back :s

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    April how are you?

    Bubs4kylee Did you have a scan or BT the other day? Grow little follies!!!

    Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend. Is it sad that I spent/spending my time cleaning our house for when we go back to brissy for our treatment and I got really excited to do the washing even though it is raining/not washing weather because I haven't had a machine for 3weeks we have been using DH's work 1 which is only 4.5kg it has been crazy lol I think I'm crazy can I blame the syneral?
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    just popped in to say hi to all, and fingers and toes crossed this cycle is the one for u.



    babydust to all.


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    Loveabug and mooechanic thanks for thesuggestion of a personal trainer or exercise. Both of your messages made mesmile because just a week ago I returned to my old bootcamp group. Before I got consumed with IVF I loved goingto bootcamp. I stopped going years ago because I was convinced I would getpregnant within no time and then because things were not happening for me so Istarted emotional eating and gained so much weight I was embarrassed to go backto bootcamp. You are both so right. I am loving group exercise outdoors andalways feel so fantastic (and sore) afterwards. I really need to stop puttingmy life on hold!!!

    April78 - Im sorry to hear things didnt work out with the CHG. This whole process can be so exausting. stay strong!


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    Just a quick one ladies. Had EPU today and collected 6 mature follicles. Now to wait for the call in morning about fertilization rate. Just resting up reading 50 shades darker. Dam it's addictive.

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    Bubs4kylee how are you feeling after EPU? Fifty shades is addictive

    Waiting for AF has been intense boy I have been cranky it's like all PMS symptoms intensify by 200% but now AF is here I'm feeling alittle better:-)
    Injections start Sunday
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    Lovabug- that's great about injecting Sunday. Yey!!
    Well I'm pupo but I don't think the 3 day embies look very good. They froze two and put two back yesterday. I will attach photo. But I'm gutted.
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    Zakmick is offline Can't change the past, but we can learn from it to make us stronger and move forward!
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    HUGE APOLOGIES FOR THE LONG POST…
    I thought I would give a history of our attempts at TTC and why i think i need to stop stalking this thread and join.

    I was diagnosed with PCO when I was 16 and was told by my gyno at the time to come back when I wanted to get pregnant, fast forward to 29 (2003) when I was married and then we tried to save a bit- didn’t work, and began trying to conceive in 2005.

    We tried for 12 + months when I was then referred to an IVF specialist.
    We did our first down reg cycle in 2006 where we got 29 eggs, we were over the moon and thought we have lots of chances here- we were very green and naive then. Only 3 survived after fertilization etc. (eggs immature)

    I became so sick with the cycle,I had a constant migraine for a month, a fresh embie was transferred and I was then put in hospital doped up on pethidine fir two wks and suffered my first BFN.

    We had a break between March 2006 and Dec2009, during that time I developed severe depression

    2009 I found out I was gluten intolerant, and guess what? Gluten can cause infertility as well as depression and in my case was the main culprit for my debilitating migraines. This made a huge difference to OUR lives. DH had his wife back. Weight that had crept on from depression was starting to drop off with eliminating gluten.

    Dec 2009 a FET BFN we then had another break and tried clomid, FS thought it was a waste of time but I wanted to lose more weight as well as try and get some money behind us, living on one income for a while didn’t help the ivf finances.

    I don’t think we ever thought it would take this long ( I suppose do any of us?) as both my SIL’s have had 5 kids between them with ivf and all bar one were all first tries..GRRR!...no pressure at all!!

    April 2011 we sit down with FS and discuss our options, FS seriously saying we need to give this a ' real go' not coming and going as we are getting older.

    May 2011 I did an Antagonist/ICSI cycle (this was heaven compared to my last cycle no side effects!! We found during this cycle that DH now has a low sperm count), 16 eggs and we are fortunate with 5 blastocysts. Transfer a fresh embie, even though I have mild OHSS. FS assures me it will be ok. I get a BFP on my 37th birthday- woo hoo this has to be a sign doesn’t it?? HCG 190… 2 weeks later on my way to babysitting my brothers kids (they are my world) I have brown discharge. I panic and ring my mum (DH at work) and then ring my FS. He says not to stress due to the colour but to go see my GP tomorrow if I’m concerned (it was on a weekend). GP books me in for a scan and BT's Nothing can be seen during the ultrasound and need an internal, sonographer finds the sac but no heart beat and the embie is measuring 1.5 wks behind. Then your mind goes into overdrive, maybe I implanted late, the sonographers not perfect they may have missed the heartbeat, it could be too early etc. We ring FS and tell him and he says to come and see him on the Monday for another scan. We are now 7 wks, no heart beat but there was growth- I grasp on to that, FS tells me that I am more than likely going to M/c. No I’m not- I’m not giving up on my child! FS says to have another scan in a week locally and then to come see the FS who is covering for him while he is at a conference. We scan again at 8 weeks and there was definitely no growth or hb, I still had had no further bleeding. It was then recommended I have a D&C as my body was not responding accordingly. I have never been in so much pain, as I was following this procedure. It was like I was going through labor (not that I have experienced it, just what I imagine), with every clot I expelled my abdomen contracted. I was about to call the ambulance when I rang the relieving FS who saw me at her rooms at 11pm that night. She examined me and thought I must have an infection. I was placed on 3 diff types of antibiotics and pain killers.-MMC8+3 wks. I never POAS with this pregnancy.

    Aug 2011 we do another FET blastocyst, nothing different was tried, I start to notice the very light brown discharge/headaches and start to wonder if this is happening again. 1st BT HCG 93 I m/c at 6 wks naturally.

    Sept 2011 meets with FS and discusses doing further tests, He agrees even though I have only had 2 m/c, it’s too early to be labeled with recurrent miscarriages. He tests for blood clotting disorders, lupus, Karyotype (both of us normal), hep and all your other basic first tests. All come back clear/ normal.

    Oct 2011 FS agrees to put in two blasties, I am given the lecture. I nod at all the right times and just state we are aware of the risks. I am put on baby aspirin (as it can’t hurt); Was taking COQ 10, Vit E as well as my pregnancy vitamins. 5 days later I know I’m pregnant again, I didn’t do a test, I can read my body very well and was noticing the subtle changes. 5dp5dt I get a faint BFP on an hpt. 7dp5dt I develop a sorethroat/ shocking headaches it continues to get worse where I have a temp of 40,placed on antibiotics, 2 days later I start to bleed 9dp5dt HCG 1- chemical. I think t cooked the embies.

    Dec 2011 we discuss with FS about doing another Antag/Icsi cycle and freezing all the embryos due to mild OHSS and that I want my body to be at its best when transferring an embryo and not already traumatized. He tried to talk us out of our decision due to the money that we would lose, but we were firm. I also spoke to him about NK cells, he stated he still believed there is not enough evidence to support their impact on pregnancy but would be willing to treat me as though I had them with prednisone. ( only a short script as he is concerned with side effects) We get 16 eggs, only 8 fertilize and we are told by the embryologist that my eggs on day 2 are no good and to think about freezing some at Day 3 to have some in the bank. That was the worst 24 hrs of ourvlives, we questioned if we should have done the cycle, did we just waste 16 of my eggs and our money etc...Get a call the next day and told that 3 of the eggs were excellent and they advised to freeze them today and let the others grow to weed out the weaker ones. None others survived. I put a complaint in about the embryologist too.

    Jan 2012 I quit my job (social worker) too stressful, thought this could be contributing to the recurrent m/c

    Feb 2012 we go on a 10 day cruise sth pacific to be relaxed for the next FET and just needed a holiday, it was great didn’t think about IVF once. Out of sight out of mind.

    April 2012 we transfer 2 Day 3s, i start on steroids same day as FET for 5 consecutive days, again I knew I was pregnant by 3dp3dt, this was confirmed with a faint BFP at 7dp3dt. My grandfather passed away during these two weeks, and I kept saying to myself when one life is taken another is created. We were so nervous about doing this cycle too, the embryologists words kept ringing in our heads. It was confirmed with an early HCG 112 11dp3dt, HCG 351 13dp3dt and then HCG 1763 16dp3dt- it was doubling every 1.3 days- absolutely perfect. EDD will be christmas day - my grandmothers birthday, she so wanted to see me with a baby before she passed (Another sign??) No bleeding had all the symptoms everything was going along smoothly and exactly 7 weeks we see the hb and what a beautiful sight that was- i burst into tears. Did we finally make it? Was it safe to start breathing?
    That weekend I start to get pain in my buttocks, down my leg and through my hip–it hurt to walk too and the headaches were getting bad. I was constantly waking with one. I didn’t think anything of it. Then 9 days later I see that dreaded brown discharge and know instinctively what that’s meant in the past. (I had just put my ticker on bubhub too and hoped I wasn’t jinxing myself, as well as my BIL and SIL bringing their cot and accessories over for us to use- double jinx). I was at my in laws (all DH’s family was there- Dh was at work) and I ran out of there, firstly telling MIL what was happening. I get home call my mum who comes straight over. I call the Royal Women’s Hospital first who tell me they cannot do anything and then I call the Epworth who tell me to come straight away. BT’s were done and I was told to come back for an ultrasound in the morning. I dread going to ultrasounds now I think I’m developing a phobia,it’s always bad news…of course there was no HB and bub had stopped growing 5 days after the 7 wks scan. Why was my question? We were sitting at the hospital, in a room for privacy and I felt the world was spinning and I was standing still. Everything was textbook, HCG was perfect, it was in the right position, I stopped work, and I was virtually on bedrest. It just didn't make sense...I had a D&C at 9+1 wks and a biopsy was taken- the results revealed an abnormality trisomy 13 and duplication of 5&7. Nature being cruel, but it was positive that there seems to be no reason I can't carry a child.

    We still have two frosties, FS wants to do same regime as last transfer, prednisone for first 5 days of FET and transfer both embies. Feel it's a luck game now (& i have no control anymore, but did i to start with?) fs has suggested pgd but feels the odds are in our favour not to go down this path yet due to both our individual karotype tests being normal.

    Will transfer embies most likely in sept, working with a TCM lady- doing acupuncture, massage, cupping and taking herbs weekly. So want to give her two AF cycles to see if this helps.

    Also had a knee arthroscope today, so will be recovering the next couple of weeks.

    …again sorry for long long long post...but I just wanted to capture my background do you know a bit about me and our struggles.

    And it would be so nice to be in one consistent thread. So that's my journey so far.

    Has anyone telltale signs of miscarrying. I'm convinced my headaches become unbearable when the embryo has passed away and I have a brown discharge. FS said that a brown discharge wouldn't be a usual concern initially (old blood) but it is for me..

    I recognise a few names and I'm so excited for kmvw!!
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    Zakmick - oh my!!! I just read your story and my heart goes out to you. I do recognize you from previous threads over the past 18 mkbths that I have been on........ Oh Hun I wish you all the best for sep. I too recently crossed over to this thread. I feel the monthly threads go to quick and to be honest it's too Dam painful being left behind each month. I'm currently pupo with two, day 3 embryos but I didn't think they looked that good.... This was my 8th transfer. But my 6th full stim. I never get many eggs. DH has dodgy sperm.....
    Which clinic are you at if you don't mind me asking??

    All the best kylee.


 

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