The Over 40's Warrior Woman Roll Call
- @Caesardust - DE Cycle - Cape Town
- @Charlie74 - OE FET
- @Grace1 - OE Cycle -EPU 16/08
- @pingc383 - OE FET - 18/08
- @LillyM - OE Cycle - EPU 19/08
- @skeeter - OE Cycle - EPU 16/08
- @ange1111- OE Cycle - EPU 16/08
- @Heyside - Day 5 transfer x 2 08/08
- @Arianasmum - Day 3 transfer 08/08
- @Maxwellsmum - Day 5 transfer 13/08
- @pkgjmg - Day 5 transfer x 2 12/08
- @Green lady - BFFP!!!
- @midnite01 - BFFP!!!!
- @Summer - Surprise BFFP!!!
- @winsor - First counselling appointment 25/08
- @Blossom74 -Final counselling session 18/08
- @Summer-Deciding on DE options with DH
- @MissDa - EDA
- @40NotOut - OE Stim Cycle (July)
- @JulieMalooley - B/G Twins Delivered C-Section 24/05
- @faithandhopellove - Baby Girl + Angel Baby "Little Bubba" 31/05
- @Corbes -Baby Girl 08/07
- @Bongley-Baby Boy - 14/07
- @Lolly99 - B/G Twins Delivered C-Sections 21/07
- @Felicity Fox - EDD 19th October
- @AnnaMM - EDD 19th December
- @MamaKes- EDD- 23 December
- @Gagingi - EDD- 25 December
- @Molros - EDD - 28 December
- @Gen72- EDD 6 Jan 2017
- @Precious40- EDD 13 Jan 2017
- @tegs26 - EDD 31 Jan 2017
- @Green lady - EDD 11 Mar 2017
- @Blossom74 - DE Cycle - Aus
- @Rhino - DE Cycle - Greece
- @tuxcat - DE Cycle- Aus - 06/09
- @gorgeousgeorge - DE Cycle - Greece
- @Tahli - DE TET Cape Town??
- @Twiglets - OE Cycle
- @amie999 - DE Cycle
- @Summer - DE Cycle
- @Bradders - DE Cycle - Greece
- @winsor - DE Cycle - Aus
- @Lastchance75 - DE FETx3 Hawaii 11/10
- @emski72 - DE Cycle - Cape Town
Last edited by BlondeinBrisvegas; 16-08-2016 at 12:50.
good luck to those going for EPU today
at our 4th IVF attempt in 2009 we got 22 eggs, 20 were viable of which we got '8' A grade text book day 5 blastocysts ....
@Caesardust - Exciting to be moving forwards hun x
@pkgjmg - The tww is awful hun the achy pains sound positive hun but as you say it could be the progesterone, its the not knowing which is the wirst part. Hope the rest of your wait goes smoothly x
Good luck today to all those ladies doing EPU @Grace1, @skeeter and @Angel111 hoping for good numbers for you all x
@LillyM - Sounds like your fs is really thinking about your individual case pushing you a few days hooe it does the trick and you get good results on Friday x
@pingc383 - Hun remind me where you are up to in your cycle do you not have transfer on Thursday (sorry loosing track). I think lining scans are best done before ovulation as the progesterone changes things.
AFM - Not feeling too much in my tww now, this is where my positivity drains away. The cramps can all be put down to the progesterone which was sky high at 780 on Saturday so its not suprising. In my head after this crappy cycle I did want a rest and think its probably needed but this is the point where I just want to get going again I hate waiting so who knows what we will do.
This is a message that is long overdue! A big to all of those lovely warrior women still on the thread from when I was actively posting, and a huge hello and welcome to the many newbies who likely haven't seen my name before.
Just a little bit of history for those who are wondering who I am and why I'm gate-crashing the thread I was very active in here for nearly three years, but took a break from BH in about April after a chem that really upset me.
I've lost five babies between 6 & 10 weeks - (four completely natural pregnancies of five bubbas at ages 42-43) and have had about five chemical pregnancies since as well. No reason has ever been found for my losses as they were all different, but I do have MTHFR, but no other clotting or immune issues have been found.
After my last pregnancy loss two years ago I decided that natural wasn't going to cut it, so started IVF so that we could PGD and hopefully find a normal embryo. I thought that falling pregnant naturally every few months meant that I was quite fertile and would be a great candidate for IVF. Wrong.
I saw Wazza and did his whole kitchen sink protocol but found out I am an extremely poor responder and only ever created one egg, so I didn’t feel that it was worth ever going to EPU for a potential one egg. I also got very, very sick on all the meds and it’s taken me nearly a year to recover – I very nearly lost my life over it, and during that whole terrible couple of years I did lose my business, my income, my health, I had many, many friends betray me and turn away from me when I was at my lowest in grief, and I almost, almost lost my marriage as well. So I ended up in the pit of despair and have had to climb back out again – which I’ve done successfully
After my last chem earlier this year I decided to do one more round of IVF (my sixth) in May – low dose – and after initially seeing four good follies, I ended up at the same place – only one decent follicle at the end so cancelled EPU. I did a pregnyl trigger to see if we could conceive naturally and that was the one that made me very sick. I was bedridden for two weeks and realised that this whole IVF caper was never going to work for me, so I closed that door. DE was the next option, but because of the stress, illness, finances etc my marriage wasn’t great, so I wanted to get that back on track before we decided on DE options.
In July I went away overseas for work for nearly a month and in that time did a lot of healing work – as did my DH. When I came back it was like we were when we first met and our marriage is now going from strength to strength. I was due to ovulate a couple of days after I came home and with all the “reunion loving” we certainly would have saturated that eggy!
Then this happened:
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I had a blood test yesterday to confirm and my levels at 3w5d are:
So there we go, a totally naturally conceived pregnancy at 45.
I’ve talked to Wazza’s nurses and he’s calling me today to get me on a support program of prednisone, clexane, baby aspirin and progesterone. I have all but the prednisone here so started with all of that yesterday, and have been on folate for ages etc.
I know very well that the odds are quite low that this will eventuate into a healthy bubba, but at least today things are on track. We’re not pinning all our hopes on this as we are happy to go to DE, but of course if it does turn out to be a miracle we will gratefully receive him or her with open arms.
I’ll check in and do some personals a bit later. Lots of love to everyone xxxxx
Last edited by Summer; 16-08-2016 at 10:09.
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