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    Smile We are cycling again!!!

    Hi lovely ladies,

    I hope that you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather, well it's lovely in Hobart today!!!!

    Outside the square, I don't think that Lucky's article was meant to offend or hurt any one. I think really it is probably more a statement of fact that many over 40's will need to use donated eggs. For some I guess that decision is easy to make and for others not so easy. I am 48 and did not even attempt to use my own eggs as the chances of a successful outcome would be lower that 1%!!! I am one of the lucky ladies that has found a donor and just about to have a 4th transfer. We still have 10 embryos frozen which is fantastic. We certainly feel very privileged to be in this situation or we would not even be able dream of having a baby of our own.

    I so hope that your journey goes well for you wherever it may take you!!!

    NFM, my period started today, so tomorrow being day 2, I will start taking Progynova 3 x daily to build up the lining of my uterus ready for transfer. My scan will probably be on day 11, (16/1/10). Then transfer a few days after that. I start to use Crinone Gel 2 days pre transfer, then its just a matter of the damn waiting for my Beta Hcg, which will be 14 days post transfer.

    We certainly have our fingers and toes crossed for this one!!!!!

    Have a great weekend everyone,

    love,

    Goldy

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    Hi everyone. Sorry I've been MIA, went back to work this week and have been totally exhausted by the time I get home I've been flaking out.

    PennyPC - I responded to you in the other thread. I'm so sad it wasn't meant to be this time, I hope something I mentioned there will be of use to you. Hugs to you

    Mini - has AF showed up yet, the pesky beyitch. I'm excited you are about to start again.

    Goldy - good luck with this cycle, sorry to hear your last one wasn't successful however it looks like something tried to happen, hopefully next time it will. You have a great chance with the success you had with your donor.

    Jewels - try not to don't worry, I know it's harder said then done, I was just like you before I had my 1st scan b/c I also had a previous m/c. It looks like yours was due to low progesterone (same as mine) but this time everything is looking SO much better for you. I haven't had any morning sickness, or other strong pregnancy signs either, just a bit of tiredness lately and sometimes an odd feeling but I wouldn't say I feel sick or anything like that, my boobs aren't even that sore, there was certainly no symptons before my scan. I would have been happy to be sick just so I knew something was happening for sure. Not everyone feels pregnant until they are showing or bubs is moving. I completely understand you are anxious, its so hard not to feel that way after everything that has happened to get you where you are, but take comfort in knowing that everything is looking great thus far.

    OutsidetheSQ - congratulations on your pregnancy. I agree I don't believe LuckyAPA meant to offend anyone, just merely stating what stats were indicating about ages etc...most FS will say the same thing. We are all in the same boat here, we want a baby and it doesn't matter how we go about getting what we want, a take home baby to cherish. As it turned out LuckyAPA didn't need a donor which I'm sure she would have considered it if need be, she simply tried with her own eggs first by her and her partners choice, and as she implied it was to her 'amazement' that it worked. I am sorry you feel hurt and sad but I just have to say, I feel you 'attacked' LuckyAPA unfairly. I myself use donor sperm and my eggs are unreasonable quality, I chose to keep trying with my own eggs until there was nothing else to be done but fortunately on my last attempt after 12 cycles, before considering anything else I fell pregnant. I would have considered egg donor if I hadn't, as alot of people would, however you also have to understand that choosing donor egg or sperm or both (and I'm not referring to LuckyAPA) isn't for everyone, and that's their choice. I wish you well with your pregnancy.

    Hi to anyone I've missed, hope all is well.

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    Dear Outside the Square

    I'm incredibly offended that you have personally attacked me in such a manner. The reason I started this thread was because there seemed to be nothing anywhere that actually supported over 40 women trying IVF. Rather, a lot of specialists actually turn women away who are over 40 or 42 or just don't treat them aggressively enough.

    My statement about donated eggs etc was a statement of fact. This is what my doctor actually said to me at our very first appointment. The fact that my IVF worked first attempt with my own eggs and my husbands sperm is just a miracle, as I have said. I personally do not know what we would have done had we needed anything donated. I honestly can't say because we were not faced with that decision. But, to be honest, I suspect I would have done just about anything and everything to have a baby, donated or not, just like everyone else on here.

    I've done nothing on this forum but support anyone posting and am so happy that so many over 40's are giving IVF a go.

    Outside the Square, I'm sorry you are offended at my comments. However, I am not taking them back nor am I changing them. They were how I felt at the time and factual.

    Apart from that, I hope this thread stays honest and true. Otherwise, what's the point.

    To everyone else, I hope you are all going well and enjoying the new year and letting the miracles happen!!!!

    LuckyAPA

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    I just want to add that I cannot believe the comments made in that post, particularly as they have come from someone who is in the same IVF boat.
    I absolutely expected and was prepared for negative comments from other non IVF mothers and from those judgemental people out there who believe that older women should not be allowed to have babies....but certainly not from someone on this forum.

    I read this all this morning and I have read it over and over. It has ruined my day completely. And now I actually feel really guilty for being so 'lucky'.

    I'm signing off now and really don't know if I'll be posting anything further.

    To those of you who have been so supportive, thank you. I live in central Qld with no women at all to talk to and your support has been a Godsend. I really don't know what I would have done without you, knowing that other people are going through the same thing is a huge comfort. Good luck to you all.

    LuckyAPA

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    Hi,

    I have been reading this thread with such love and inspiration....That is until this morning.

    Dear Lucky, Please do not go anywhere. I was so angry to see that you were attacked in the manner that you were.

    It's a very uneducated view on IVF and life in general if we didn't take notice of stat's and facts.

    Don't you dare feel guilty because you were lucky 1st time round.

    Sorry to barge in on your post and be so verbal about how I feel.
    Bubhub is here for friendship, inspiration and encourgement. Lucky you are one of those Ladies who uses it for those reason, In my opinion.

    As for the person who wrote the post....Have a nice day, unless of course you have other plans!!!!!

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    Lucky

    I was disturbed by OTS's post as well. I really hope that you can put it behind you. We are here to support each other through trying times, not make miracles something to feel guilty about. I ignored the post until now because it was completely off target. This thread was started by you to support and encourage IVF in 40+ patients ... that particular post was not constructive, was not helpful and was not even a fair comment.


    OTS thanks for joining in with the theme of the thread while you did. I see that you were able to help others while you were posting. Sharing your pregnancy joy with us I'm sure inspired and encouraged as many people as Lucky's did. I don't need to point out that to 'us' you ARE pregnant with YOUR miracle. YOUR post has been the only post that mentioned any 'difference' between your pregnancy and Lucky's.

    Nobody would ever post anything if we had to take into consideration every possible situation that every potential reader might be in now or in the future - Lucky's original post was 6 weeks ago, it was inspiring and joyful. How that has offended you I just don't understand

    I hope this incident doesnt overshadow the good that this thread does. Please lets not get off track here - back to inspiring, more happy milestones and many more miracles!

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    Hi Lucky please don't go anywhere I was really happy when you started this thread as it was quite inspirational to see that woman over 40 do actually fall pregnant and sometimes there is a happy ending. I have been TTC since I was 37 and am now 42 so reading your post made me feel that I should maybe keep on trying and perhaps the miracle you are experiencing will happen to me as well.

    OTS most of us over 40's have been faced with the choice of using ED's as our eggs are old and perhaps not the best quality like most of the woman here, I am trying once more with my own and then will consider ED, my wonderful younger sister has offered to be my ED should I need it. If I happen to go that route and fall pg the baby will very much be mine, I wish you all the very best with your pregnancy I hope it is smooth sailing and carefree.

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    LuckyAPA - noooo! please don't go anywhere, we will all get past this moment. Let's not forget we are here to support each other, not attack anyone, and as you said you are in need of this support like the rest of us and you deserve to enjoy your pregnancy and tell us all about your journey, which I certainly look forward to.

    Everyone needs to calm down and move on now. Yes?

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    Hello Everyone

    After some long and careful thought, my curiosity has got the better of me and I'm back!!! And after this sentence, I hope we don't have to mention OTS again!!!

    I hope you are all doing well.

    We are now in week 16 of pregnancy number 1 and already we are talking about having another go at IVF. I'll be 44 when this baby is born and as soon as we are allowed, according to my husband, we are probably going to go through another whole cycle, so that will make me 45 or very close to it. Does anyone have like a personal cut off age in past which they will stop trying? I'm thinking about what mine should be after this baby, if we should do it again or just be happy with what we have......

    And how funny is this! I found a chinese gender selection website yesterday. You put in your details, age etc and out pops what it reckons you are having, boy or girl. I couldn't put in my age coz their drop down menu only went to 42!!!!

    LuckyAPA

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    Hi again everyone,

    we've just all come back from our christmas holidays where I had very limited internet access. Just wanted to clarify my bub was born last July a gorgeous boy named Jack who is the absolute apple of our eye my other 2 boys are 13 and 16 and are wonderful older siblings also!!
    All you lovely ladies on here are an inspiration! I'm so glad you started this thread LuckyAPA, as us "oldies" can always use a place to vent and discuss the trial and tribulations of our ivf journeys. DH and I may possibly try again this year with our one and only frozen embie but TBH neither of us are very optimistic. I'm also now carrying extra weight from a combitnation of pregnancy, ivf and giving up smoking nearly 2 years ago now, so about 10-15kg needs to come off as well. I'm intrigued also by the the different protocols used also for us over 35's such as steroids etc, as none of that was on offer in 2007/2008 whilst I was doing my cycles.
    Congratulations to all the miracle mums and mums to be


 

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