Good to see you back @Bongley.
DH and I went to counseling back when we started IVF. Well, we ended up talking for an hour on DH's cancer treatment instead of ÌVF. Lol. I think we made the counselor's day. She got to talk about something other than fertility issues.
I think my couple of days of worrying over DH's health has tempered my disapointment in a cancelled cycle. I am however scared. I talked to my GP about what happened and she asked me what I was most concerned about. I said I am scared of the pain, I am scared that the people at the hospital will think I am some sort of drug seeking nutcase and not treat me, and I am scare what the FS will say on Tuesday. She said "Fear is a terrible thing". I agree althoughI would add that a lack of hope is terrible too. In any case the GP ordered scans and has given me scripts for pain killers if I need them. She also advised that if it happened again I should go to a different hospital. I wholeheartedly agree with that one!
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30-01-2015 14:03 #761
30-01-2015 14:24 #762
Sounds like you have a great GP there faith
30-01-2015 14:54 #763
I drive over an hour to see my GP. She's so worth keeping.
Too bad about the FRER's. Cheapies would ge good. Why the heck can't they sell a discount pack of 10 instead of just 3? I'm not a compulsive tester but I'd still buy them. 3 doesn't last long.
30-01-2015 15:00 #764
faithandhopellove Has your clinic said what went wrong, not enough monitoring? What are they going to change? My docs at RPA and Genea are/were very cautious about OHSS. Another reason why they won't transfer 2 embryos with me.
30-01-2015 15:12 #765
I couldn't get an appointment to see the FS before next Tuesday. He spoke to me on the phone though and said he would change my protocol. I have heard of protocol's where they use bcp's to suppress egg numbers before a cycle so maybe he will try that. The right side is still sore. GP said she felt a lump but wasn't sure if it was an enlarged ovary or something else (!?).
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30-01-2015 15:30 #766
leyshoja Doh. Chemist warehouse is selling them for $10.99 online, 8.95 shipping. I might buy a batch anyway. They might be $10.99 in the shop like they were a couple of months ago.
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31-01-2015 08:43 #767
Good morning ladies,
The embryologist called and gave me some great news. We have at least 2, possibly 3 hatching blastocysts for biopsy today! The other embryos have not completely stalled either, there are a couple of early blasts and earlier stages still kicking. Walt and I are so relieved. I did not sleep last night because it was this day that I received bad news from the embryologist in my last 2 cycles (1 not great blast each time). The embryologist said she hasn't had a long look at them, she just got into the clinic went straight to my embryos and rushed to the phone to give me the news, now she'll go back and look at them more closely and take biopsies. Phew. I'll get a day 6 update tomorrow. Now for the 3 or 4 week wait for CGH results. This process has taught me not to get ahead of myself. But for today, I'm happy.
I've been enjoying the chat about pee sticks, it's given me a giggle.
And, the counselling. It's a pretty essential service the clinics provide and I have seen the counsellor on numerous occasions. Faith, you mentioned the session being about stuff other than ivf, well I can relate. I have ear bashed my counsellor about my work stress at least as much as ivf issues.
Petal, reckon you could be POAS right about now?
Bongley, the issue of when to stop weighs heavily on most of us I reckon. And Luckyme is right about not making our decisions emotionally but that's so difficult.
I tend to cling to those one off stories of 45 year olds conceiving naturally etc, bit of a long shot with a blocked Fallopian tube here. My sonographer reminds me all the time that her grandmother had her mother at 48!
31-01-2015 10:08 #768
Wow that is a fantastic result @Skyler you must be ecstatic !!! Walking around with a stupid grin on your face I'll bet lol.
EVERY time I talk to my grandmother she says 'well I fell pregnant at 42 and 44' ! Really ??? You haven't told me that before !!! Jeez it frustrates me. Like she's saying 'so what's wrong with you?' Ummm my age... I'm 42.5 .... Oh wait...
31-01-2015 10:42 #769
That's exactly the scenario that keeps us going @Skyler. Last cycle we got close with a near 100% fert rate and excellent day 3 report. Before that we were at donor egg stage. Now the FS wants us to do a couple more cycles before we look at DE.
I know a few of those stories of women conceiving naturally over 40. My ex manager's wife had one at 43 then another at 45 naturally. My sister in law was 40, as was one of my friends. Wish I knew what the difference was between them and us.
I have been mulling over my pain and symptoms and just remembered that last cycle my 9 eggs came from one ovary. If the other ovary decided to work this time it might have been OHSS. Would explain the nausea and dehydration (they gave me 3 litres of fluid IV and I still couldn't muster enough pee to fill the sample jar). The lump the GP found is worrying me so now I'm trying hard to convince myself it's nothing serious.
31-01-2015 13:35 #770Senior Member
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My good friend got pregnant naturally at 42 with her second, after taking 2 or three years to fall pregnant (miscarriages) with her first child at the cusp of 40, and three failed Ivf cycles.
But the odds are much lower, that's the reality. Our minds want it but our body just doesn't have the capacity it once had. Life is unfair, but somehow humans find a way to get through it.
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