@Krysta74 I'm with midnite01, the tests from previous days always look darker because they have dried out. Heck I am a hoarder of dried out tests. I've kept one from last Nov which was my only BFP - just call me crazy POAS lady instead of crazy cat lady.
i think you can only compare the tests done on the same day and even then there are differences in the concentration of urine which can give you different readings . This is why this process is so torturous!
Roll on tomorrow so you can get that blood test!
@Petal, this is brilliant! Thank you for posting your sticks up for me to see. You're right - there is a variance between the packets. And from the picture, it doesn't necessarily look like each day the line gets stronger.
This gives me real hope. Thanks Petal!
@Krysta74 fingers crossed for your BT tommorrow. The lines do look lighter but yeah, so does the control line.
When I had my chemical they told me I was pregnant but that the levels were very low (I can't remember what it was) and so to not get my hopes up. The lines had faded to nearly nothing by then so I already knew.
Keep us posted.
I don't think there is a person here in this group who doesn't completely understand how you are feeling at the moment.
This IVF gig is really bl@@dy hard, and you're right - it's not just the will I/won't I? part of it. Not by a long shot.
We have to deal not only with the financial side of things, but also the pressure from all those 'well intended' relatives who ask (repeatedly) at family gatherings "So, when are you two having babies?"
When my sister, 12 years younger than I, announced her pregnancy at Christmas lunch it was hard to show joy when all i wanted to do was cry. The pain at not having ever experienced such a basic thing that other people just take for granted was palpable.
And then i look around my home town, an area heavily populated by welfare and where there are young mothers in their teens dropping babies left right and center....well, the world just does not seem fair sometimes. I really do feel your pain love, I'm sure we all do here.
I have no advice. I've not been doing this journey long enough or capably enough to even consider myself to be in a position to give any.
All I can say is that I really hope tomorrow is a better day for you love.
Try and keep yourself busy, and do something nice for yourself. Take care of yourself too, with plenty of rest, good food and exercise. And allow yourself to have a little cry if you need to. Sometimes just getting it out - the unfairness of it all - can make you feel a little bit better.
Sending you lots of warm hugs,
@Charlie74 we totally get you. When we had been through several unsuccess stim cycles we felt like it wouldnt ever happen to us. I used to find it hard going to places where I knew there would be lots of bubs and families like shopping centres etc. It used to be unfair that we would spend all this money whereas others would just do the deed and wham preggers. I used to find just getting somewhere out for the day would help. All the best xxx
i have found going through this process has its benefits. Im a lot less career focused and I dont stress over the little stuff. I also know that I am a better person because of what we have done to get there and I dont take things for granted. I hope this is making sense. I wouldnt wish this journey on any one but in a way it has brought us closer together and it has made us more simpler down to earth people much love xxx
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