Wow how exciting Kadre i'd be the same bet you haven't stopped smiling im so happy for you, I hope your numbers are good! Thanks Nickilee I hopefully I am on the right track with specialist now really excited for tomorrow
Fingers crossed nikkilee!!! Hope the 2ww flys.
Fantastic news Kadre! Bring on Wednesday. Sounds promising!
KJ that's awesome you got in so quickly! He will blow you away with his way, humour & advice tomorrow. Good luck!
ABH hopefully an appt with wazza won't be too long & you don't end up needing it!
AFM, scan this morning revealed about 24 follicles! Opps! Looks like I'm at risk for hyperstim. This is my first down reg cycle, precious cycles I've had around 10-14 eggs so i was shocked. Still going ahead but synarel trigger & no fresh transfer. Bummer. Feeling very bloated already & egg pick up not til next Monday. Lots of water & protein! My first cycle with DD I did develop mild hyperstim & it was very painful.
had the appointment with Wazza this morning it went really well lots more tests and added medications to take. We were going to take a month off but decided to jump straight into another cycle so should begin by end of the week. I think Wazza is awesome but Im feeling really uneasy not because of him but its just the change its unsettled me has anyone else ever felt this? even though you know its all a good move for the best I just feel unsettled and didn't think I would feel this way.
I know how you feel KJ, for me its that I have this thought in the back of my mind of what if it doesn't work. But for me not trying is not an option, but doesn't make it any easier. Thats great that your getting straight into a cycle.
All the best for today Kadre.
All the best for your EPU Elarwood, wow that is a big jump in egg numbers.
Just got a call from Wazza'a office and he can see me tomorrow. Can't believe I got a cancellation so quickly, hoping this is the start of good luck for us.
that is great numbers elarwood for you they are all high quality. That is exactly how Ive been feeling ABH its that back of the mind thought of what if it dosent work. Me and DH were discussing it last night and decided Wazza is the one for us and we are going to stick with him now till we get the result. I've already been put on lots of pills and so as DH, you will find him brilliant ABH he doesn't mess about with telling you what you want to hear, he already thinks its the embryo quality which is why we are not getting pregnant my womb lining etc all look good we have a few tests too to rule out other issues which may be causing it, feel like we are now taking steps in the right direction....wishing you lots of good luck for tomorrow
I am finally ready to post here. After a long struggle I am 13 weeks pregnant. We had the nuchal scan on Tuesday and am so relieved everything was fine.
I posted on this thread in 2011 and early 2012, but stopped posting because it became emotionally difficult. I have had a history of cycles (aged 39-40) where embyros didn't grow, empty follicles, and cycles where no follicles grew at all. I have been told to use donor eggs on many occasions by several different FS, but it didn't feel right for me. The infamous Wazza gave me a 1% chance. I and DH had just about given up, we thought that our life would be without children. In Sep 2012 I took long service leave and we went for an amazing holiday in China. When we returned, I did another cycle with a different FS, but had no response and again was told to use donor eggs. I was expecting this so didn't feel as upset as before. As the new year started got into gardening again, even started riding a bike to work, and was starting to feel a bit happy again and not thinking about babies any more.
However, DH still wanted to try again. Earlier this year (aged 41) changed to another FS who suggested an approach with estrogen, progesterone and testosterone priming. On my first scan, no follicles were seen, so I thought it was going to be the same story again. The second scan, I had one 13mm follicle. FS said it was a slim chance but we decided to go ahead. The next scan the follicle was 19mm. My egg collection was on 29 Apr at Sunnybank Hospital. I was fully expecting an empty follicle, but was relieved to see a "1" written on my hand after waking up. I got a call the next day that the egg fertilised. At this stage I was fully expecting a call to say the cells had stopped dividing. However, the one egg became an 8 celled embryo and I had a day 3 transfer on May 2. The scientist said it was a good looking embryo with no fragmentation. This was my first transfer ever and was the furthest we'd ever got. At that stage I was still only giving it a 5% chance. A friend's DH had a dream that I had a little girl. I was feeling an unusual warm sensation in my back, on and off during the 2ww. I had no spotting by the day of the blood test (but did have some yucky looking brown crinone discharge) so was a bit hopeful. My blood test was on 16 May, 14dp3dt. I did not POAS, since had read many stories about POAS giving wrong results and causing more anxiety. The nurse called in the afternoon and I was surprised by a BFP with beta 772. I was asked to do another blood test 4 days later 18dp3dt. After a nervous wait, my beta was 3710.
Then there was another nervous wait to 7 June (7 weeks 5 days) and we had our first scan with FS. He said the baby measured 14mm and everything was on track, and we saw the little heartbeat.
Then another longer nervous wait until 16 July, for the nuchal scan (13 weeks 2 days). To our relief, everything was fine. Our Downs syndrome risk came back at 1:1072 and other trisomies even less. The baby measured 77.2mm. We saw lots including the tiny brain, heart pumping, stomach and limbs waving around.
Now there is again more worry until the next scan. My placenta is on the front, so they said I might not feel kicks until later. I can't feel anything, all I notice is my girth getting bigger. I am getting a slight linea nigra and dark patches on my face.
Everything has happened like a dream. It seems unbelievable and I wouldn't believe it if it wasn't happening to me. My one egg collected at age 41 was better than the eggs collected at age 39. We did a few things differently, including: the estrogen, progesterone and testosterone priming; and PICSI/HA. DH has problems with sperm morphology, so maybe PICSI made a difference and helped pick the best sperm for that egg. Also I've been taking every supplement I can find that is supposed to help with mitochondria, including CoQ10, PQQ and other crazy stuff. Maybe all this made a difference, or maybe it is random luck.
I don't want to appear as smug or act like I am especially great because this happened. I just would like to give encouragement that occasionally a miracle can happen. I am no more deserving than anybody here, just incredibly lucky and that this has happened. I am so thankful to FS for giving us a chance, to the baby for being here, DH for supporting throughout and all friends who have been supportive.
Wow, what fantastic news Chook! Goes to show miracles do happen. Just amazing. All the best for the rest of your pregnancy. A friend of ours after multiple IVF cycles fell pregnant naturally at age 46. Gives us hope!
KJ & ABh, so glad you got appointments with Wazza, I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed, the move to a new FS is unsettling but I hope it's given you new hope that he will be the one to get you a baby.
AFM I'm extremely anxious about the high number of follicles & risk of hyperstimulating. Im not expecting good quality from that number. Another scan tomorrow, feeling very bloated & have an egg shaped lump from the clexane injection this morning.
Congrats chook. So great to hear about your miracle baby. All the best in the coming months. Gives us all hope.
I met with Wazza today and am feeling very positive for the first time in a long time. We will be doing our first IVF this cycle with him. A few more tests have been ordered for DH and I and a heap of vitamins.
How are you going in your TWW Nickilee?
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