Well I had my post mortem with my FS yesterday. Hadn't been back since my last PGD results on 8 February. I am doing one more stim cycle and then calling it a day as I'm 43 in June. Although his recommendation is to stop now, he said he would let me do another cycle, since ultimately it's my body and my decision, I get a lot of eggs and don't suffer any physical effects from cycling. So I will start BCP on 23 March assuming AF comes on time. So hopefully EPU in late April some time. This time I will go back to Gonal f instead of menopur and may or may not add a bit of luveris. I've read so many conflicting things about lh and I will decide on that when I do my dhea and testosterone tests next week. Trigger will be lucrin this time, really because I asked to change it from ovidrel just to change something on my last attempt. Interestingly he said that he had been to a conference recently ( this year) and one thing they talked about was HAICSI or PICSI and the evidence to date is that it doesn't actually make a decipherable difference. So he told me to save my money and just to standard ICSI.
ETA - I will transfer my two untested day 6 frosties at the end of the road. He said he'd transfer both at once as there is such a low chance of either of them taking. So feeling really postive about those!!! Not.
Last edited by Green lady; 11-03-2016 at 07:51.
But I like peeing on sticks
Actually, TBH I'm worried that if I don't start now I might miss that whole experience. I've waited a long while to POAS.
This cycle I had my EPU on CD11 and I sort of feel like I'm against the clock as far as when AF could show (not that I want her to show at all.)
I don't want to wait until Sunday or Monday and then have AF arrive and never have had the fun of the POAS. My cycle is just so frucked up this month I don't know what to expect from my body.
I hope to expect a baby though But yeah, that's why I'm testing early.
Interesting! I'm really pleased you are able to get one last shot hon. It's nice to have a little bit of hope on the horizon, hey?
With regard to the drugs, I tend to think a lot of how we perform under each one just comes down to dumb luck. My last cycle I had taken DHEA and it did nothing for me. I didn't even make it to EPU. And this cycle I got three eggs and two were duds, so....?
I did a cycle with Luveris and Gonal-F. Again, not good for me as I only got one egg. But again, had I tried another cycle on it a month later I might have gotten a few more. There is just no certainty with all of this, and that's the frustrating thing.
I also find it eternally frustrating that someone like yourself can make a motza of eggs and have it all come down to nothing. That's just not bl00dy fair IMO. And then there's me, who has done 4 cycles and gotten a grand total of 7 eggs, three of which have been put back into me at various stages (2 fresh and 1 frosty.)
There is just no rhyme or reason to it.
Either way, I am crossing everything for you on this, your last (and hopefully successful) final attempt. May the odds be forever in your favour
@greenlady thats great you have a plan, it sounds like there will be a few of us April girls My epu should be late April too.
@Lastround I don't know how you've held off testing either, the wait would have killed me by now!! We're all cheering you on in here and hoping you get that BFFP finally!!
hi to everyone
@Blossom74 - I'm definitely of the view that amh levels and number of eggs collected is not a determinant of success. They keep saying its a numbers game but I don't think it is. Numbers don't matter it's quality and that one quality egg can come from a batch of 3 collected. You wojld think odds of getting a good one would increase if you had a higher number collected but I am certainly the poster girl for that not being the case!
@Maxwellsmum - that's the problem isn't it. The eggs can look good under a microscope and still be abnormal ( I'm an example of that). It's just so frustrating. I wish they wouldn't progress to blast and give false hope. I created the embryos so have to give them a go. Just hoping that if they're abnormal, they don't implant as I really don't want another d and c as its only about 8 months since my last one with one 6 months before that. You get a lot of day 5 embryos for ' our age' . That should give you hope. I struggle with day 5 as they have all, except one, had to grow to day 6 to reach hatching blast for biopsy.
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