@VickyP how are you feeling today?
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29-01-2016 09:41 #681
29-01-2016 09:55 #682
Thanks for asking @tjuls and @Kookii.
I am feeling a little better from the nausea, but it still comes and goes. Had my first BT and scan this morning and made good time for the office so I didn't have to be creative about excuses! I am lucky that I am just at Town Hall, so that really helps. The scan was a pain (literally) because of the position of my uterus and ovaries. The sonographer (a nice lady called Christine) had to probe me quite hard and I was whinging most of the time and I felt so chicken! She spotted 21 and 22 follicles on left and right ovaries and I am waiting to hear from the nurse now. 21 and 22 sounds high to me?
Strangely, munching on bananas have helped with the nausea a little.
29-01-2016 10:02 #683
She was kinda shocked. I spent the whole year doing ICSI and not a single soul found out. I didn't even have to ask for days off! If it wasn't because next week I'm doing EPU and is gonna be a busy week, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have told her a thing. For some reason, I just talk about it online. Only two close friends know, not even my parents. DH is more open and he's told his family and friends.
If you don't want to tell your boss, and you can avoid it; go with it!
I feel now that Monday is gonna be awkward as hell! I wish I hadn't had to tell her 😩
29-01-2016 10:11 #684
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29-01-2016 10:17 #685
Glad to hear you're feeling a little better @VickyP. Do you have POCS? 21 and 22 follies sounds like you have PCOS. Depending on your Estradiol levels from the BT, I'm guesssing they will want you to reduce your dosage tonight. If Estradiol levels high, this may be the cause of your nausea.
Keep us posted, I'm very curious and keep chumping on the bananas if it helps!
29-01-2016 10:25 #686
@Kookii -Sorry to hear you felt obligated to tell your boss. I hope she's understanding and supportive and doesnt make a big deal of it.
I've told my senior, a group of girls who are I chat to going through the same thing and my sis. Hubby and I wanted to keep it a secret from families but my sis accidentally spilled the beans to my parents, which I had to deny when they asked.
I'm in awe of you right now for keeping it a secret for a year when you had ICSI!! Thats amazing!
So ur EPU is scheduled for Monday?
29-01-2016 10:28 #687
@Kookii - i totally understand what you mean. I have told some friends and family for support reasons but haven't told work. I just started on a new job a while ago (wasn't planning to, but it so happens a friend's father needed help in his company and I said yes, without thinking and I am now regretting not taking it easier). I am praying quite a bit and will see how things work out. DH has been a gem through the whole process, so I am grateful.
@tjuls - yes and no. I have some signs of pcos, but I get my AF on time every month so other than the many follies and some indication from the AHM BT, nothing is confirming a pcos diagnosis, so everything's a bit up in the air. Dr George was equally stumped so she decided to work on the basis that I am not pcos, so that might change pending my results today.
Over the last few years since getting married, I have had a bunch of weird problems pop up - I had serious uterine fibroids which required an open myomectomy too and had a whole bunch of them removed, the biggest being 11cm! My gynae joked that it was an orchard in there. and then a false alarm cyst (which went away) and then a miscarriage. I am turning 37 this year so DH has said let's give this year a good shot with IVF and if it doesn't work out, at least we have tried and can be happy with just having labbies.
@MissTilly - hope you are having a nice rest up, you totally deserve it and baby dust for you!
29-01-2016 10:48 #688
Oh hun what a journey!! *** Big Bear Hugs****
I hope 2016 is THE year for you after everything you've been through. I hope that we ALL get to see the strong heartbeat of our IVF babies and look back at this process and say It was all worth it!
I hope the nurse brings you good news later today hun
29-01-2016 11:03 #689
I don't talk about it because I really, truly don't think people can understand all the sh#t we've got to go through; emotionally, psychologically and physically. Specially when you been trying for so long, and people around you get pregnant so easily.
29-01-2016 11:04 #690
Any experiences with Primary Ivf?
VickyP I work at Town Hall as well. Just popped into the clinic just now to grab my paperwork. At my EPU I had a chat with a girl next to me and she worked in my building! I managed to get away with all my appts without anyone noticing, except the day surgery. Also a tip for your transfer, I parked my car at the day surgery car park at 8.30am went to work, and my transfer wasn't till 6pm. Parking only $2.
@Kookii I am the same. Our family are oblivious. I have told 2 mums from school who I am close with. Only for the reason that on EPU day we needed help looking after our son before and after school. My boss doesnt know, but he's not stupid either. I got my bfn confirmation for last round whilst at my office xmas party. Champagne tasted good at that point.
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