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    Yeah I'm pushing it as quickly as possible now too. I'm going to see about the counsellor appt etc before I get bloods done so that we can be set to go. Now that we're on the path I just want to move forward.

    On the topic....has anyone else thought about how long they will try with IVF? I think once I get on the cycles it will be hard to know when to stop as we'll be so tempted to go 'one more'. I'd like to have a rough idea before we get completely invested in it and while my brain is still half rational!! I'm thinking that I turn 40 in June next year and I wonder if that's a time to have in mind to stop if we've had no luck. I feel like our life is on hold so much at the moment and if it isn't going to be then we have other things to get on with.
    Sounds so simple.....I know it won't be quite that easy!!

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    Congrats Debstar - I hope it's catching!

    I'm in the middle of the TWW at the moment. I said I wouldn't get ahead of myself and get caught up in symptom spotting, but of course I have. Temps are looking good so far, so fingers crossed. (I know I'm setting myself up for likely disappointment, but just don't seem able to stop from doing it.)

    I know that IVF is a hard process, but am also optimistic that it will yield good results for those of you about to embark on it. I can't wait to hear about your well-deserved and hard-earned BFPs! Let us know how we can best support you - if you need a cheer squad, I'll wave my pom poms, and if you need somewhere to have a self-pity party, I'll bring the (virtual) ice-cream!
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    Thanks Gentoo thats great. To be honest you guys are my cyber-buddies so just chatting and hearing the ups and downs is great for me.

    Its an interesting question Nat and we touched on that briefly during counselling. We are of the mind to see how the process goes and how we can manage it. If it turns our lives upside down well it may be something we wont do for too long, if its ok well we'll see what happens
    We have savings so its not a huge imposition from that perspective (but of the other hand its loads of money) so in theory we can go for however long we need. I agree, though I try not to plan too many things in the future (which is unlike me) but perfect example was the weekend, two days away and stopped our first cycle so I dont think its something we'll do for years..

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    Temperature drop today...AF must be on the way. Bummer.

    On the good news front, that means I should be able to get my tests done this week at the beginning of my new cycle ready for IVF. That will be good timing as I'm on holidays and can get to town to do it without interrupting work. Gotta look for the up side!

    How are others on the wait? Any news?

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    Hi Nat

    Brilliant timing! You can keep it a secret a little longer!

    I'm in the wait too. 12dpo and no symptoms to speak of, unless you count my mother in law declaring that I must be pregnant because I ate so many pieces of bacon and egg pie yesterday. Sigh. I'll test at 14dpo then go off progesterone, which means I'll probably be starting my ivf meds by the end of this week.

    I think I've nailed down why I'm feeling bad about ivf: up until now we've been at one of the steps on this journey, with more steps to come if the current one didn't work. But now we are at the last step. If this one doesn't work, that's it. I'm trying to banish this line of thought.

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    That's exactly why we haven't told our parents we're TTC. I don't need someone monitoring my intake of quiche!

    I'm 11 dpo and have already POAS twice - BFN. I admire your restraint, Roro. I know Fertility Friend advises waiting till a missed AF to test, but I just don't have that kind of self-restraint.

    I've got zero symptoms (although I've poked my boobs to check if they're tender so often they may well become so), so don't think this will be our successful cycle. Last time I didn't get a BFP till 12 dpo though, so I guess it's not conclusively over yet.

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    AF arrived for me today. Looks like I missed having beers for the Grand Final for nothing, damn

    Only had a 22 day cycle this time, shortest ever. So I'm glad we're on the way to IVF so I don't have to panic about what the heck is going on. One more month to see if this old body kicks in!!

    That's funny about the egg and bacon pie RoRo Gotta love mother-in-laws....

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    Sorry to hear about AF, Nat. One more month!

    Gentoo, it's not so much about restraint, it's just that I'm so utterly sick of seeing BFNs that I want to see as few as possible of them every month. So I wait until 13 or 14 dpo, with the idea of doing only one test a month.

    With my one BFP (which turned out to be a chemical) it showed at 12dpo, so I figure if I get a BFN at 14dpo that's it for the month.

    Love the boob poking comment . I don't think I've ever been so aware of my boobs!

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    Spoke too soon - I'm out. Already picturing a glass of wine tonight.

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    Bad luck Gentoo.
    I have a bottle of sav blanc chilling in the fridge for a glass this evening as my consolation prize so I'll join you for a (virtual) wine later. Anyone else up for a tipple, feel free to come along to the "Bummer Bar"

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