Huge congratulations @bbhope you must be so releived after all the trouble you've been having with getting ur results 😊😊
Were you on any steroids this cycle or just the intralipids?
Bbhope... oh that's fantastic!!!! I'm so happy for you. Yes, you're doing Clexane and Pred, as well as Intrallipids, aren't you? And pessaries too? Oh, I can't wait to hear of your next BT.
Yes. Bertie has it right. Prednisolone, clexane and intralipid. To me, that's covered all basis. Still nervous. Fx for the next BT.
Butterfly: lol. I am wondering about it too. I only transferred one though. Unless it splits? But I also heard similar number for some ladies with one. So won't worry just yet.
Hope you don't mind I jump in I have been reading this Thread for quite a while now...
I will try to resume my story as much as possible-
I am argentinean (37, almost 38) have been living in New Zealand for the last 10 years- We have been trying for a baby for almost 3 years- Had 3 early miscarriages, the last one Mid -Dec 2014- I read Dr Beer's book sometime last winter and decided to go with my hubby (he is a kiwi) to US to Alan Beer's center in San Jose- after lots of lab tests done on Nov 2014- I was diagnosed with a bit of mixed problems:
-NK Cells elevated-
- Thyroid antibodies( Hashimoto's disease)
-Leukocytes antibody detection so not producing antibodies to protect the embryo
-Glucose + Fasting Insulin equation high
-Mild endometriosis - removed on Oct 2014-
Anyway, since none of "the big guns" treatments are done here in Nz we decided to go to Sydney and get them done with Dr Matthias-
First LIT will be this Friday Feb 13th- Anyone going to Gallipoli Street, Condell Park on that day?
Second LIT on March 20th and first IVIG March 21st
We are hoping for the best
Congratulations Bella ! I 've been reading you a lot right from your first pregnancy and now you have 2 ! Your story has given me so much hope
I did discovered this Threads about a month ago and been reading and reading for hours
It's just so powerful the support and care around here !
All the best to all of you ! The journey isn't easy but definitely nicer with a support group like this
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Oh BBHope that is such wonderful news!!!! Congratulations on getting there despite all the crap you've had to go through with this cycle! Can't wait to hear re your next blood test!
FrancesTheCat good luck with this cycle, not long now huh? I really really really hope this one has worked for you, sending you loads of good vibes!
Congratulations Bella, amazing news, how fabulous!!!
Sorry have been MIA again... 10 days ago my egg donor, who we did our cycle with last year with 4 blasties, emailed me to say that she didn't want to cycle again so we've lost our donor and I am heartbroken, sad and despondent. We don't want to do anon donor so are searching for a new donor but it's not so easy...very competitive now and I feel like donors must prefer new ones in the game rather than me who has been around for a while... Our donor said in counselling that she would do another cycle if it all went wrong, and again on the phone a month ago so it was quite a shock, especially after finding out about how bad my adenomyosis is 2 weeks before. I was going to see Dr G at Genea today but I postponed it as there is no point in spending $400 with no hope in sight
Good luck to everyone, can't wait to hear your scan results soon MGC Bertie!
Welcome to all the newbies and good luck - be vigilant and arm yourself with knowledge and online friends and communities is all I can advise
@bbhope; that is such a great first BT number!
@preciousheart; that must be completely devastating. I totally feel for you. Good idea not to waste $$ seeing the FS when you don't have a donor. Hopefully your new donor is just around the corner and everything works for you.
@pauli77; good luck with your journey. Dr M is great, even if his office is a little antiquated with their technologies! Where abouts in NZ are you? I'm from Tauranga originally, but have been in Sydney for waaaaaaaay too long
AFM epu on Monday and we got 8 eggs. 7 were mature and 1 was necrotic. Never had that before, but oh well. 6 fertilised and we find out tomorrow how many will be frozen.
I'm then off to Dr M on 3 March to talk about how Neupogen affected my body during this cycle and discuss the HLA results and if we need LIT. If we do then we'll do that before our next stim cycle which is going to be our last, we'll then PGD everything (frosties and the new ones) and hopefully get a normal (or two) to transfer back. only transferring one now due to the HLADQ matches we have.
I feel like this has been the best cycle I have ever done (so far) and it's all down to research and not taking no for an answer. I had begged my previous FS to do the conversion protocol and they said no. My new FS said yes, but then I had to do two standard protocols first, this last cycle I insisted and he agreed. I begged DR M for neupogen from CD1 which he finally agreed to, and I self administered clexane from CD1. I have never had such high E2 levels or that many eggs that were mature and fertilise. I think it's been a combination of the new protocol, neupogen and I also changed my diet (went paleo) and did accupuncture the whole way through.
I get a nice batch frozen tomorrow.
Thanks Chiefsgirl ! I have my fingers cross for you too !
We live in Auckland, Tauranga is lovely :-) Love the beach down there
Chiefsgirl: wow.....that's pretty good number for fertilization this time around.
Preciousheart: I am sorry to hear what you are going through. Plan C?
Welcome Pauli77. All the best. You are in good hand with DrM.
I am now doing intralipid here in Perth. I hope that this is all i need to keep the pregnancy.
God damn, wrote a huge post at 4am this morning and it never went through!
Bb, congratulations what a fantadtic number, definitely dont think a chemical is coming with that number! It was definitely worth the wait will all the stuffing around you had 😊
Precious, my heart breaks for you, especially when someone else has all the control. Have you thought about overseas DE? Its so much quicker, seemlessly easy (except choosing the donor) and probably cheaper in the end too. The only thing you dont get is the known donor compared to Aus, but maybe thats what you're after? I'm quite analytical so anonomous suited me in keeping it clean and separated.
Pauli, welcome. Such a nightmare you can't get immune support in NZ.
AFM, havent been in a good place, just wanted to cry the last 4 days which is not like mw at all. 4 jabs a day is doing my head in, I'm black and purple all over. I'm sleeping no more than 3hrs a night.. thankyou Dex (Frances I know where where you're coming from!). My spirits lifted a bit yesterday when I found out I have 2 frozen embies, as I was told I would only have 1. BT is Monday so not long too wait.
Anyway BT is Monday so not long to wait.
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