so I have done a quick catch up, and I apologise for anyone I miss, and the short responses.
Heartstringz - That's great that you have dates. I hope the time flys by fast for you!
Jb - Sorry to hear your cycle was cancelled but that's great that you have a plan in place. fingers crossed that the melatonin gives your eggs a boost and that the busy month you have makes the time pass by super fast. I know its an ols question but we are with Melbourne IVF. I asked our FS about another stim cycle first but with the OHSS this time he wants to try the FET.
BooBoo - I watch 16 and pregnant (I don't know why, its torture) most of them shouldn't be allowed to get pregnant (I know that's super judgy, but oh well) Sorry to hear about your work colleague
IVFforbaby - Sorry to hear about your loss and that your SIL is pregnant. Its so hard when people your close to get the news you want. Big hugs.
Loco- Isn't it funny how IVF makes you look forward to AF. Yay for only 4 weeks away. Have fun in Malaysia. Where abouts are you going? I got married in Malaysia 6 months ago (in Langkawi) it was amazing.
Becca - I wanted to have my family completed by the age of 28 too (and I'm soon to be 29) It really does suck. I hope this is your cycle. It must have been so frustrating having such long spaces between AF when trying, I'm glad the hypnotherapy worked for you. I hope AF arrived this week?
MrsSG - Where do you go for acupuncture? the lady I was seeing was newly graduated from uni and was pretty inexperienced. I would like someone who is a little more practiced. I also thought the Orgalutran (oranguang!) stung, I felt better giving it myself rather than DH but I'm a midwife so I think the idea of DH doing it frightened me when I give injections to people all the time. And I agree, peoples reactions are so frustrating. We have stopped telling people too but that is what this thread is for, we all get it =)
Francesthecat - My fingers are crossed for you. Its good that you have given yourself options/pan for back up.
Emzy- Hold in there, hopefully the next week goes quickly for you.
Bettie - I knit too! Its a great distraction. What a shame Hobart doesn't do PGD. GL with your scan tomorrow and I hope your feeling better from your cold.
Chiefsgirl - Even though the orgaulran stings at least it lets your know your in a cycle and hopefully closer to the end goal =) I thought it hurt less each day, or maybe you just get use to it a bit? How are you going with it all?
Nicole - I hope AF has arrived so you can mentally move on. I have never had a late period so I cant really help out there. Sorry.
Hposs - I hope your EPU went well and that your feeling ok. You had so many follicles pre pick up. Did your FS tell you how many he retrieved? Fingers crossed its good numbers for you. Thank you for your kind words on the 27/8, they really made me smile =)
Sandra - that is great that you had a breakthrough and even better that you are feeling so positive. When do you start? have you got dates?
Sharlee - Fingers crossed for your FET in October with you new clinic. Was it a hassle changing over?
Buns - How did your scan go?
MiniB - I'd handwritten notes so I could reply to everyone and I have misplaced the notes I had for you... sorry. How are you travelling?
Jb, I relate to your work situation. I am a midwife and I spend 1/4 of my time in an antenatal clinic educating pregnant women and assessing the pregnancy, 1/4 of my time birthing babies, 1/4 of my time caring for women/babies/familys in postnatal ward and 1/4 of my time doing home visits and watching the happy families with their new babies. I use to be such a passionate midwife and now my career is my own personal hell. I see so many women who do not want their children, do all kinds of drugs, come from prison (guards and all while they stay in hospital - the babies go back to prison with the mums until they are 7), have children in DHS, and women who complain about EVERYTHING!
AFM - I am just waiting for AF, I'm currently CD15 of a 31cycle. I really hope our little frostie survives the thaw, even if it doesn't stick - cause then at least we have had a go at transferring something! Because of the low numbers FS has sent DH and I off for Karyotyping - maybe that will give us the answer we have been waiting for, maybe there is a genetic reason. Then at least we can PGD and hav a better idea of our embryos.
My best friend brought her baby over and complained about all kinds of things. Since being pregnant and having a baby she has become so insensitive. Another friend had her baby 3 days ago (and used the name my DH and I have had for 3 years). I was so upset. and another friend announced her pregnancy a few days ago and they had only been trying for 2 months. But despite all of that I am still trying to smile and just hoping one day it will be our turn.
I hope everyone is well.
Sending lots of good vibes to all.