Butterfly... that's great news about a blastie for the freezer. Good luck.
Bongley... sorry to hear about AF turning up and ruining everything. I thought your BT wasn't due for a while yet. Did AF turn up early then? Have you ever had Pregnyl injections during a stim cycle, as this keeps AF at bay to at least give the embie a chance to implant, with AF starting it's journey and ruining things before the embie even has a chance? Good luck for next time.
Bongley sorry to hear about your bfn. I really thought this one might be the one for you xxx
Butterfly nice going on the frostie!
Bongley and MCG bertie sorry to hear of your news big hugs
Butterfly39 great news on your frostie
Today I had an appointment with new FS to look at IVF he said perfect candidate for it recommended to drop a little weight and that we could start next period which be end of June / Beginning July. On 12th June have to go speak meet with IVF counsellor Nurse and then see FS again to start the ball rolling on IVF. DH and I have disscussed and decided to wait one more cycle till end July / beginning August to start IVF as that will give us 6 - 8 weeks to look at dropping some weight we are going to aim for 5 kgs so we will be in a better place to start IVF and give it an optimal chance especially spending so much $$$. I'm excited and nervous but glad we have a plan of attack and heading on the IVF journey I know its going to a wild rollercoaster ride I know do not know if im even prepared for what is coming but will be keeping my eye on the prize.
FS talked about doing a laparoscopy prior to IVF anyviews on it ? I thought it was more so to rule out Endometrios? So confused information overload.
Hi Twinkley I had a laparoscopy done and I think it helped me get my BFP. They also flushed my tubes and gave me a D&C. I had minimal signs of endo beforehand but I ended up having a moderate amount removed. Apparently endo can effect your egg quality too but I don't think they quite know how.
Bongley, I'm really sorry to hear AF arrived
Chiefsgirl, how are you going?
Butterfly, congratulations on the frostie!
Twinkley, good luck for your upcoming cycle and the weight loss.
Em, Bertie, Team Panda, Octoberbaby, Luca, and everyone else reading along
Feeling a bit down & weepy. I only have 4 follicles (compared to over 30 last time) & there seems to be no guarantee that each follicle will contain an egg. Last time from all those follicles we got 12 eggs, 8 were mature, 5 fertilised & 3 made it to hatching blasts. I know it only takes one, but I'm just not feeling very confident, especially because we're dealing with dodgy testicular sperm. I had a bit of a cry last night because I felt like I had failed DH (of course he didn't feel this way). I just can't understand how there can be such a major difference between the 2 cycles, even with 3 years between. I'll see what the scan & bloods show tomorrow. Maybe I should talk to the FS? We can only afford one stim cycle, so we are literally putting all our eggs in one basket. I know I'm so lucky & blessed to have DS & I don't want to be greedy, but I've realised how badly I want this. And once again the sting of infertility really hurts. Hope everyone else is travelling ok, sorry for the 'me' post.
Ertgirl, remember every cycle is different. My first 2 cycles I got 11&9 eggs and a bfp. I felt crappy last cycle as it was trying again, and whammo - I only had 4 eggs, but those eggs all fertilised and I got 3 ok looking 3 day embies to play with.. The difference will be the 3 years. My cycles were around 6 months apart and my fs said he has to increase the dose of gonadotropin as time goes by to get the same response. Hence my dose has gone from 150 to 200 this cycle, and I got the same amount of eggs again - 9.
Also, it's quality over quantity. When the embryo goes back, your body won't be quite as deranged as mine for example, where the e2 is very high.
Ivf can be really stressful and upsetting at times. I usually buy myself something nice when I feel crappy. Infertility does really suck.
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