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    Ertgirl... fingers crossed that that one is "the one" - there's quite a few women who only had one and it worked for them, so best of luck.

    MrsErin.... that's absolutely fabulous - your donor choice must be nice and young to give that many mature eggs. You must be so excited - infact, I'm so excited for you!!

    Butterfly... yes, I always wanted three too :-(( DH always only wanted two, and before we were married we always debated that - we weren't to know that neither two nor three were ever to be (and at the moment even one looks impossible).

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    Ertgirl, I'm so sorry that it wasn't the result you'd hoped for. Especially after the good numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGC Bertie View Post
    Ertgirl... fingers crossed that that one is "the one" - there's quite a few women who only had one and it worked for them, so best of luck.

    MrsErin.... that's absolutely fabulous - your donor choice must be nice and young to give that many mature eggs. You must be so excited - infact, I'm so excited for you!!

    Butterfly... yes, I always wanted three too :-(( DH always only wanted two, and before we were married we always debated that - we weren't to know that neither two nor three were ever to be (and at the moment even one looks impossible).
    Thanks Hunny. Have been a bit weepy, but I think it was partly the initial shock. I'd prepared myself for no fert, but hadn't considered that out of the 5 only one would be suitable for even injecting. If this one doesn't make it we will draw a line in the sand & live a life thankful for the little man in our life. We realise every day how blessed we are to have him.

    Mrs Erin; so chuffed things are going well with your DEs. Keeping everything crossed for you.

    Butterfly, it's amazing how strong that desire can be for another child. I thought IVF might be easier this time round; but it still hurts when things don't go to plan.

    MCG, it's horrible how tough things have been for you. I hope you get your dream soon.

    I also hope I don't come across as ungrateful for the one I have. Xx

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    Ertgirl hang I there xxxx

    MrsErin great news, everything crossed for you.

    Butterfly you asked how many cycles id done to finally get my sticky one. I did about 10 fresh cycles and 6 frozen cycles. Im nothing if not persistent! I was about to go the donor route when this miracle came along.

    Had my 20 week scan today and was told all looked normal. I still have an app with ob tomorrow to go through the report in depth. I must admit im still slightly anxious about how many pictures she took of the babys heart but she told me that she was taking a lot so the ob could assess them properly. I wont breath that big sigh of relief until I hear my ob say all looks good at my app tomorrow. Ive had on and off spotting right throughout my 20 weeks which makes it a little hard to relax.

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    Ertgirl meant to say hang IN there xxx

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    Ertgirl..... no, no, of course not. When I first started IVF, silly me just thought, no problem, we'll just have our three children through IVF, and I think for some women, going back to have a second or third child through IVF would just be a matter of course. But we haven't got one yet after nine cycles, that if cycle #10 works, I doubt I could do another 10 cycles to get a second baby. I'm an emotional wreck (crying often, and of course all that lying to work - just as well I'm not religious!), physical wreck (crying has worn me out, my body is black and blue from all the meds and lack of sleep from all those very early blood tests) and financial wreck (OK, well not really a "wreck" but out-of-pocket at least $50,000 now - spent well over $100,000, but have got about half back through Medicare and private health insurance - actually I stopped adding it up a couple of cycles ago, as it was way too depressing, but tax season is about to end, so I'll be having to do those sums shortly!!).

    Chris... I did have a little laugh when you said "about 10 cycles" - it's a bit like that - at times I almost forget how many I've done. Wow - 10 fresh and 6 frozen - so there's still hope for some of us. Can't remember if I've asked before, but was there anything different that you think helped on this sticky one?

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    Ertgirl oh no that is upsetting, But who knows you might get lucky. If the others wouldn't fertilise and this one did, then this is probably the good one. Out of 5 eggs at our age we are probably only going to get one that will make it to blast anyhow So it's essentially perhaps been selected early. Because this is the good egg, it may be capable of doing something, as we know you can have babies....


    Chris - omg you take the cake for persistence! Good for you! Can I ask what kept you going? My mum bled the whole pregnancy on and off with me by the way. How did your appointment go?


    bertie - I feel bad that you feel so sad, but I can't shake the feeling that due to your high intelligence, persistence, supportive partner and ability to organise and plan, you will get a baby in the end. Don't torture yourself unnecessarily with it all. I have total faith in you because from your signature you have only ever had 2 embryos transferred in your ivf life, is that right? To date I've had 11 transferred and still no bubby. So you spent 50k, who cares, some people put that through the pokies, a divorce, legal troubles, romantic disasters, buying ugly furniture or crappy art, collecting cars, motorbikes, ostrich farms, plastic surgery, race horses, making bad real estate investments.... My DH spent more than that on his stupid boat he doesn't even use because it always breaks down. At least you're doing something that's important to you and that you believe in. That's all that matters.


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    New FS, New plan. He says it looks like there's scar or new fibroid in the uterus and I seem a bit PCOS-ish. Plan for new protocol - higher fsh dose - 250!, long down reg instead of antagonist over 3 cycles, freeze all, PGD, hysteroscopy & nk biopsy/scratch/removal of scar, then transfer adding clexane/steroids/intralipids/feldane if necessary.


    But the best part is that DH has to ice his balls nightly which I was super smug about. Finally happy the little bugger has to do something uncomfortable. Looking forward to some cycles without a transfer and the BFP/bfn anxiety. If we do all these things and still fail, I think at this point the fat lady has well and truly sung.


    Started sniffing today, so im not having a period either so Im really freakin happy about that. Also, the best news is that after an afternoon of poking and prodding at Wesley, my boob tumours are 'complex but stable' and I can continue having yearly surveillance.


    I spent the morning taking all my frustrations out in the garden and after declaring war on anything standing in my way, have torn all the weeds out of all the flower beds and finally feel better. I'm planning a new girlie flower bed to attract more butterflies to the garden (we have so many) to remind myself that life is still beautiful, no matter what happens to you.


    Off to chemical menopause I go. Poor DH.

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    Hello beautiful ladies. Sad news I'm afraid; our last little eggie didn't fertilise. It's been an honour cycling with you all & I wish you all the best & scrumptious little bubbas in your arms soon. We are blessed to have our boy xx

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    Ertgirl.... very sorry to hear that your last little eggie didn't fertilise. That's very sad, but thank you for your lovely wishes to us all. You sound surprisingly relieved and ready to move on. Wishing you all the best for the future with your lovely little family.

    Butterfly.... I certainly have my ups and downs - in the past six months, I've rebounded from each down period much quicker than previously, so I know that I'm coping better. Out of the 9 cycles, I've had 6 transfers (7 embryos in total) - my body would either not respond, or the eggs would stop growing, hence why not all cycles got a transfer. Now we have frosties for the first time (thanks to my sister) to try to transfer, before thinking about going to SA and getting a donor to cycle for us.

    Can I ask what Feldane is for? Is your FS doing the Intrallipids, or a special immune FS like Dr Mattias? I've started hearing that some FSs are starting to do Intrallipids, and that it cuts down on costs (Dr M charges $650 for the Intrallipids and app. $2000-3000 for IVIG) Had a good giggle about your DH playing his part. Lol.

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    Hi everyone, I am very excited to find a site where the posts are recent. I am 42 and on my third cycle of IVF. Hopeful of an egg collection next week but the previous two cycles have been over the usual time as my eggs are slow developers. This time around I'm feeling like my ovaries are full of rocks so I hope that's a good sign. Last cycle my progesterone level dipped before collection so I'm also hopeful that wont happen this cycle.


 

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