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    MrsOC - Good to hear from you. Glad you are feeling a little better, this journey is so difficult and things like this take some time to come to terms with. that you get your miracle this month.

    AFM - I have my 12 week scan tomorrow and I am terrified that something will be wrong. I guess its just a legacy of the last 7 years, I think infertility has far reaching effects!!

    Chook, Ness, Jaye, M2O and anyone else I have missed. How are you all?

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    Hi Ladies,

    MrsOC - Thanks for the welcome. I don't know when FET will be yet, just monitoring ov at the moment and nothing happening yet, but only CD11. Sorry to hear that you have been through such a difficult time recently. you get your sticky one soon x

    Chook - Hope all goes well for you with the monitoring. Hope that follie works x

    AFM - Had scan this morning, not much happening yet according to FS. She told me to keep using OPKs and next scan Fri morning. I asked her about DHEA as she has never suggested it to me and she said that there is not enough evidence to show that it works and she would not prescribe it. Has anyone else had an FS who is not a believer in DHEA?

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    Hi All,

    Hope you are all going ok.

    I got my NTS results back today and thank god it was all good. My risk factor for downs is 1/1060 and Trisomy 18 is 1/2410, so now I can finally relax and start to believe this is really going to happen.

    Little Feet - I hope all is on track for your FET

    Chook - How is that follie going?

    Ness - How are you?

    Hi to everyone else

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    Hi there ladies. Just thought I’d pop on and update you all.

    It appears that my journey is ending. FS is strongly suggesting we move on to other options, he said he really doesn’t think we will ever have our own child.

    He did let us do one more cycle, I got three eggs, and one fertilised to a 3bb blasty. I think I had one of the worst days of my life, Last Tuesday we put our dog to sleep and when we came home I started bleeding. It has been such a hard time the following Sunday my other dog was taken to the vet and he has a herniated disc and is in terrible pain. So I’m hoping with all the love and TLC I’m giving him he is able to make a full recovery but it will be a long slow one apparently. Did I mention I dented the new car in amongst all of this as well.

    I’m finding work hard with three colleagues all finishing up in the next couple of weeks for maternity leave, one of which got UTD with her 1st IVF cycle two days before my 5th cycle that ended in a miscarriage. So it’s a sore reminder of where I should be but in reality I am the furthest I’ve ever been from having a family. Not to mention all the baby talk brings up the “watch out you’ll be next” statements.

    I have another FS appointment in a couple of weeks and will beg him to let me do one more cycle and throw everything into it. He isn’t one to take advice/suggestion from his patients though. In any case we do have one frosty that surely he has to let us use. I do feel like I’m just setting myself up for more tears. On the other had I’m so emotionally spent at the moment I don’t think I have any left.

    I do wish all the rest of you the best of luck on your journey. Stay strong.

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    Oh Jaye What a truly sh!t run you have had. To lose a fur baby in amongst all of that would have been heart breaking. I have been popping back to see how things went with your FS appointment. I can't believe you have fit in another cycle since then.

    I know our journey's are not the same (I had low numbers of crap eggs that wouldn't fertilise even with ICSI - needed special fertilisation technique and still had low fert % - and if they did fertilise they developed into slow and fragmented embies - as well as a thin lining that wasn't very comfy to a good embie if I even managed to make one) and I don't wish to sound trite but if I were you I would want to give it one last go too. I don't know how much you remember but I was told by one FS to go down the donor path - so we got a second opinion. At our first appointment with our second FS he also told us to consider donor. We weren't ready for that but started some counselling in case that is where we did end up and pushed on anyway. With some changes things looked a little better but FS was quite blunt he didn't think he could get us over the line. So 2 cycles later he wasn't telling us he wouldn't let us do an more cycles, but talking along the lines of how much longer would we keep pushing on. By then - number 7 stim - we had had enough and made the decision that we would take any drug he would offer whether he thought we needed it or not but that would be it. I handed all my left over drugs back at EPU. I got an average egg haul and appalling fert rate and at ET only had one reasonable emby that by some miracle got us over the line. The day of our HB ultrasound he was very blunt telling us that he didn't think we would ever get pregnant - something that continues to ring in my ears.

    I guess what I am trying to say in a very long winded way - is if you can physically, emotionally and financially do it - go for it. At your next appointment ask for every drug known to man and if you have any research or suggestions present it to him anyway. My own thoughts are the lipodial flush seemed to make a big improvement so is it possible to do another just before another cycle? Or some kind of immunosuppression? Have you tried prednisolone yet? Oops yes - just loked at your signature - can you try a higher dose or is there another drug that can be used? Has a tissue sample been tested to see what antibiotics would be sensitive? I know you have had a couple of courses before but just thinking. Does he think IV antibiotics may be more beneficial than oral? I'm not sure. Just trying to think of anything. And I know it's not for everyone but acu and chinese medicine??? I know some people think it is phooey and is $$$ on top of all the other meds and supplements but is something I personally found helpful (and DH did also).

    You have come so far against crazy odds and I just hope you get your miracle. I think you will know when you can't do it anymore and the right decision for you is what you feel comfortable with - not anybody else. Good luck.

    To all the other ladies - your journey has also been quite bumpy (I still sneak in occasionally) and I send all of you bug hugs and baby dust. Even though I am not posting I am still silently cheering you on from the sidelines.

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    jaye: im very sorry to read your news, it just seems so unfair, and like u i dont think i would have been able to just "quit" either....i read your other thread too and cant help but think that surely there must be some treatment for this condition and someone who specialises in it......but im sure u have researched it all......i just hope for a miracle for u and or that some new treatments come to light. whatever u decide i really hope u get your family one way or the other...its just so unfair when this happens, i honestly cant imagine how u must have been feeling.......thank u for updating us. still praying for a miracle for u guys and hoping your other furbaby is ok

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    Jaye - I am truly sorry to hear that. I'm afraid I dont have any advice for you, you guys all are much more knowledgable with all this stuff than I, but I just wanted to send you some hugs and say that I am thinking of you and I hope that you get some information from somewhere that helps you. Like the rest of you I would not have been able to just quit either as this means so much to us.

    I admire your strength and determination and you have been a great support to me and I will be here doing the same for you. Have you tried researching overseas treatmements, I remember that Chook has been doing this?

    I am very sorry to hear about your fur baby too, devastating on its own without this as well.

    I'll be thi nking of you and praying that your miracle still comes

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    Hi

    Do you mind if I join your thread. I have an amh of 1.

    We are still trying naturally as recommended by our Fs, we have moved though so we are seeing a new Fs at the end of May so she may recommend Ivf. Our first Fs recommended trying for another six months naturally, that was in March.

    We are very blessed to have our DS who is 14 months.

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    Hi Ladies

    I've been away for a while there was a lot of processing and coming to terms with a year of disappointment in TTC baby #2. Although the grief was at times excruciating I have learn't so much and think about all of you regularly. I check in on B.H quite often but sometimes we just need space and don't have much to say I guess

    Jaye I really feel for you hon, you are very loved on B.H and we all want to see you happy finally! So disappointed about the negative feedback you are getting, still I cannot believe that it's all over. I completely get that it's a nightmare for you and how hard it is for you to endure your colleagues preparing for maternity leave. Waiting for your miracle

    LG Huge Congrats on getting past your first trimester and wonderful #'s may your next 27 weeks be smooth and fun as you prepare for your long awaited bub.

    Chook your research is so wonderful thank you for sharing with us and if you do go to Japan I wish you the best of luck and I'll follow you there if the treatment is more advanced and successful - loads of

    Smurf Thank you for popping in I know it was to support Jaye but your story is a good reminder of how against all odds somehow it can still work out, hope you are enjoying being UTD

    MrsOC Was such a shock for you and the rest of us with your m/c we all thought it was your natural miracle, at least I had warning. Still with some closer monitoring I look forward to your next BFP being ultra sticky

    Luckyme1 So excited you have a DS naturally with amh of 1, I have DD via IVF and had an amh of 1 at the time. Good luck hope you get lucky with #2 v soon. BTW did you do anything special like herbs, supplements, TCM? Always interesting to find out what works.

    Hello to M20, JFB and everyone else

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    Hi Nessika

    Sorry for the confusion by AMH was 5 when we conceived our son. Some how since then it has dropped to 1, in the space of two years and only six months of ovulating it's very bizzare.

    Mind you I did have a 10 cm cyst removed from my left ovary during my caesarean so maybe that was why it dropped so suddenly.

    I'm taking dhea at the moment and doing Tcm and acupuncture.

    To conceive my son we did acupuncture and vitamins and Chinese medicine to improve all my vitamin levels, not sure what worked but after two miscarriages one stuck.


 

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