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    Quote Originally Posted by Green lady View Post
    Day 5 update is not great for me - so far it hasn't been in the previous two cycles. Was really hoping day 5 would be better this time. Anyway I have two early blasts - but not hatching enough to be biopsied yet - she said they will check them again later today and if they are able to be biopsied they will call me, otherwise they will let them go to day 6.

    i have 9 others still growing but they are only compacting/ cavitating and she said it was 50/50 as to whether any of those are hatching blasts in the next 24 hours.

    Feel pretty down about it all. Probably the best I can hope for is two to test which is no better than I got from last cycle when I had only 6 embies on day 1. I will be devastated if I end up with nothing to test tomorrow having started with 12 embies.
    So...the good news is, you've still got 11 embies on the go!! You've also got 2 front runners that have a very strong possibility of getting where they need to be by tomorrow to be biopsied

    Of the 9 that are turning into Blastocysts, the law of averages say that you could probably expect 3-4 of those to be at least good enough to freeze

    I know this must feel like you're pushing sh!t uphill here Luv..It must be so frustrating and upsetting for you too I also know that having embies that can't be tested kind of defeats the purpose for you, however, just because they're not good enough to be tested doesn't mean they're not good enough to give you a BFFP. I know you know that too. It's the certainty you want when you're transferring, I get that

    I'm going to be everything, up a storm and going on a prayer vigil that you'll at least have the 2 for testing...possibly 3 by tomorrow!!! I'm still tipping 5 one way or another for you!!!

    Grow Embies Grow!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Yep. That's exactly how I felt in November hon. We had 8 embies. Ended up with 3 on day 5. One couldn't be tested bcos it might have damaged the ICM & the other 2 came back abnormal.

    It does completely burst the bubble of hope that maybe you'll get lucky. But amazingly you somehow keep going. Well I have anyway for now.

    Do u have a plan as to what you'll do if this cycle doesn't go the way your hoping it will?
    @Charlie74 - I think this cycle is it for me. If I can't get anything out of 17 mature eggs and 12 fertilised then I don't think I will get any better result from future cycles at my age. I know that's what my FS will say. The problem is that money will not stop me doing cycles, as I can afford more and I need to have some other reason to stop. For me that reason is that I can't seem to get the 10 or 15% normal eggs that at my age I supposedly still have left. Maybe I'm one of those people who has no normal eggs left. However then I keep thinking that as I can get a lot of eggs retrieved, should I keep going as surely a good one has to be in there. It's torturous.

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    @BlondeinBrisvegas - thanks - you're always good at looking on the brightside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green lady View Post
    @BlondeinBrisvegas - thanks - you're always good at looking on the brightside!
    I try to look from the "glass is half full" perspective when on this sh!t of ride

    That's even easier to do when the glass is "half full" of some kind of alcoholic beverage or another!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green lady View Post
    @Charlie74 - I think this cycle is it for me. If I can't get anything out of 17 mature eggs and 12 fertilised then I don't think I will get any better result from future cycles at my age. I know that's what my FS will say. The problem is that money will not stop me doing cycles, as I can afford more and I need to have some other reason to stop. For me that reason is that I can't seem to get the 10 or 15% normal eggs that at my age I supposedly still have left. Maybe I'm one of those people who has no normal eggs left. However then I keep thinking that as I can get a lot of eggs retrieved, should I keep going as surely a good one has to be in there. It's torturous.

    And therein lies the problem Luv. To keep going or not to keep going???

    Yes..it's usually $ or age or the fact you've done x-amount of Cycles that have one way or another come to naught that stops people eventually. I also think sometimes you just know deep inside your heart/soul that you're done and you've had enough of trying with your OE's.

    I guess that's when you move on to DE's or DS if that's an option for you. It really is so bloody difficult knowing where to draw the line

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    Default IVF over 40#24

    I do feel for you greenlady. I suppose in my case it was when I stopped believing it could happen for me, that I then turned to donor eggs as an option which could significantly increase my chances. And touch wood it has (just had my 7 week scan).
    It's very individual and many would think DE is a step too far. I would have, too, before I embarked on IVF. So easy to set a limit on it when it's all theoretical! But I felt in the end that being a mother was more important to me than having a biological child.

    Can I ask why you are doing PGD testing? I did it due to chromosomal issues which along with my age meant the odds were against me (didn't stop me trying, of course).

    Let's hope you have success with OE first, there is still plenty of chance but I can see why it's so disappointing after getting such amazing egg numbers.

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    @Chillout71 - doing the PGD completely because of my age (42) and the fact that the possibility of chromosomal problems with the eggs is high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbes View Post
    @Green lady for what it's worth, I only ever had one make it to blastocyst on day 5 (which coincidently tested PGD normal) and it is currently on board and am in 2nd trimester. Over a couple of cycles, I had a handful make it to day 6 and a couple of those tested normal (and are still in the freezer). Try not to give up just yet. I remember my last day 5 AM report was crap (so there are no blastocysts), by the PM they had the one, and day 6 two more had started hatching. So it's possible. We wait and pray with you (with fingers toes arms and legs crossed).
    Thanks@Corbes - gives me a tiny ray of hope

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    @green lady, my heart is feeling for you, it is such a crappy situation to be in. I think we will all ponder the same question at some point, at 42 I too will have to decide whether to keep going, is it worth it? I really hope you don't have to think about it too much now, and you get a good outcome, even if it doesn't feel like that at the moment.
    I don’t know anything about testing, my FS opinion was that it wasn’t worth the cost, I don’t know why, maybe because of my low egg numbers.
    Fingers crossed you get to tomorrow even if it is untested, you never know it may be the one.
    I hope @Precious40 is ok and hello to everyone else,
    go @Summer !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green lady View Post
    Feeling like it's just not meant to be for me and I'm wasting all this time angst and money fighting against fate. Anyone else feel or has felt like that?

    Only every other day hon!

    But you know why I keep trying? Because I'd bl@@dy kick myself if I gave up too soon, and my take home baby was just around the corner.

    DH and I agreed we would spend every cent we had trying to have a baby. We will stop trying once the money runs out, knowing that we did everything we could within our capabilities/means.


    Blossom

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