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#1 stillsmiling

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:53 PM

I was adding some new quotes to my own personal list that I read on bad days.... and I thought that others might enjoy these also. Please feel free to add your own favorite thoughts or quotes.

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
~ Unknown

Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~ Japanese Proverb

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. "
~ Flavia Weedn

"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible."
~ Unknown
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DP (Joey) 36, me (Cindy) 36
1st IVF January 08
02/07/2008 BFP then m/c
2nd IVF Sept 08 =BFN
3rd IVF Feb 09 = another BFN
changing directions
partner 6 IUI's all BFN
July 2009, started donor egg cycle.
ET Sept 11 = another BFN
One more DE cycle hopefully in January 2010.

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

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#2 Nickster

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:00 PM

Oh, Smiling - you have no idea how much I needed this :) Thank you a million times - I am going to print this out and keep it with me for those tough days, like today. Hopefully I can add to it as well.
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2 furbabies in heaven in '09..I miss you both
Welcomed our new furbaby, Angus 12/09 2nd furbaby, Kismet (aka Haz-Mat) adopted 2/10
Married 1999; Natural pg 2003; m/c 6 weeks
IVF#1: Agonist Protocol, full ICSI & AH
ER 9/06/08: 5 retrieved, 4 fertilized ET 9/09/08:(3) 8 cell embies
Beta 9/23/08 195 Beta 9/25 439
1st u/s 10/08 Non-viable pg @ 6 weeks (again at 6th week...hmmm....)
Nov/Dec: Flottila of tests requested by us to help rule out reasons for m/c; awaiting results.
May 2009: moved to new clinic; awaiting more test results before deciding how to proceed. Tick tock...
July 2009: AMH 18.8, FSH 7; all looks good BUT my eggs are still old. Time is precious, moving on to DE.
Sept 2009: Donor selected at last!
DER est. 11/24; ET 11/27
11/16/09: donor not responding well to stims. Sigh. What now??
11/17/09: 1st set of IP's going exclusive; we're sitting on the curb.
12/07/09: found a new donor (whew). Cycling in Feb 2010?
2/27/10: CD2 check done; DE retrieval est. 3/16/10...here we go again!
3/14/10: Donor triggering; ER 3/16, ET 3/19
3/17/10: (shared cycle) 12 retrieved, 7 mature, 4 fertilized. Four??!!!! Thud.
3/19/10: ET (2) 8 cells 'Laurel & Hardy'; (1) 9 cell frozen.
HPT's all negative. Beta Good Friday 4/02 BFN.
Next step is FET with our lone frostie. Not optimistic. Sigh.
6/21/10: Took an emotional break and feeling better. Will try our FET in late summer and then we're done. But it's all good now :)


RIP, Dad 3/30/10. I'm glad you're no longer in pain but my heart aches.

#3 stillsmiling

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:06 PM

Glad I could add a small measure of comfort to your day. :flowers: Bad days suck!
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DP (Joey) 36, me (Cindy) 36
1st IVF January 08
02/07/2008 BFP then m/c
2nd IVF Sept 08 =BFN
3rd IVF Feb 09 = another BFN
changing directions
partner 6 IUI's all BFN
July 2009, started donor egg cycle.
ET Sept 11 = another BFN
One more DE cycle hopefully in January 2010.

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

my blog http://cindysblog-ba...e.blogspot.com/

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:36 AM

Wonderful!

Thank you.
TTC#1 April 2003 - Jan 2009
9 IUIs, 12 months Fermara, 4 months Clomid, 5 rounds of injectable, 1 LAP, 1 HSG, 2 Uterine Biopsies, 1 Postcoital, 1 IVF, 2 FETs... 2nd Fesh Cycle IVF - ++Beta 110!

TTC#2 - Dreams coming true... Surprise BFP Au Naturel! Never really started trying, but never gave up hope on dreams coming true. 20w2, after 6 days of strict bedrest, we lost our baby boy, Emmett to my incompetent cervix and he was born sleeping. 24cm long, 0.67lbs he was the most perfect little angel and has brought with him many lessons for us to remember him by.

Lightening strikes twice apparently>>>> May 24 ++HPT, Followed by ++Beta. Numbers are low, but doubling. EDD Feb1/2013

#5 Janice_trying

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for sharing these Cindy! BTW - you actually remind me of someone I knew in university - same name, about the same age, like inspirational qoutes, same job type (we went to social work school together). I think you live in the States, but you didn't go to school in Saskatchewan did you? Just checking because there are too many similarities!

I would like to add a quote if I may. I actually wrote it when I was a teenager and it becomes more and more true the longer I live and the more experiences I have.

"You never know how close you are until you have to start all over again" - by me
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Me 33 & DH 33

TTC #1 April 2005 - April 2009
M/C Aug 2008
Feb 18/09 - left tube (hydrosalpinx) removed
IUI #1 April 2009- BFN
Miracles do happen!!!
OI with Gonal-F- April 2009 - IUI cancelled as lead follie on left ovary and no tube on that side. 2 small follies on right but won't catch up before ovulation.
Surprise BFP on cancelled cycle!! Somehow either a small follicle grew fast or tube caught egg from other side.
DS#1 born December 2009 (5 weeks early)


TTC #2 October 2010 - July 2011
IUI #1 - March 18, 2011 (puregon) -BFN
IUI #2 - June 1, 2011 (puregon) - BFN - Again have cysts from ovestimulation, can't cycle
IUI # 3 - July 19, 2011 (Puregon)- BFP! Hpt 14dpiui Aug 2, 2011. Beta #1 Aug 4, 2011= 317 (16dpiui). Beta # 2 Aug 8, 2011=2165 (20dpiui)
EDD April 10, 2012

DS #2 Born March 11, 2012

Our family is complete now.




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#6 stillsmiling

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:07 PM

Janice--- they say everyone has a twin. You must have met mine!!! Unfortunately, I did not go to school in Sasketchewan.

BTW: I really enjoyed your quote.

Cindy
DP (Joey) 36, me (Cindy) 36
1st IVF January 08
02/07/2008 BFP then m/c
2nd IVF Sept 08 =BFN
3rd IVF Feb 09 = another BFN
changing directions
partner 6 IUI's all BFN
July 2009, started donor egg cycle.
ET Sept 11 = another BFN
One more DE cycle hopefully in January 2010.

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

my blog http://cindysblog-ba...e.blogspot.com/

#7 Katherine e

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

Cindy,
Thanks for sharing those quotes!

Katherine
Me: 36, DH 34
-unexplained infertilty
-TTC since May 05
-Edmonton Fertility Clinic
-clomid "au naturel" June 07, Aug 07- BFN
-4 IUI's on clomid July 07, Sept 07, Oct 07, Oct 07 (it's a long month- I fit 2 in!)- BFN
-3 IUI's with superovulation Nov 07, Jan 08, March 08- BFN
-started accupuncture in March 08

IVF #1 at PCRM in July 08
-ER July 18th- 16 eggs- 10 mature- 8 fertilized normally
-ET July 23rd (day 5 transfer)- 2 embies..... no icebabies...... BFN :-(

IVF #2 at PCRM in Nov 08
-ER Nov 12 - 16 eggs- 9 mature- 8 fertilized normally
-ET Nov 17 (5 days transfer)- 2 embies... no icebabies...
-Beta Nov 26=7 = chemical pregnancy. BFN :-(

-Starting the domestic adoption process!

#8 Janice_trying

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

Janice--- they say everyone has a twin. You must have met mine!!! Unfortunately, I did not go to school in Sasketchewan.

BTW: I really enjoyed your quote.

Cindy


Cindy - Thanks. I have actually been thinking about that little saying of mine a lot recently with the m/c and stuff especially because I was chocked it was actually a BFP to begin with. And it actually really hit home that I was that close, and now have to start all over again.

Yeah, I guess that must have been your long-lost twin! Strange - I wonder what ever happened to the other Cindy? LOL
Me 33 & DH 33

TTC #1 April 2005 - April 2009
M/C Aug 2008
Feb 18/09 - left tube (hydrosalpinx) removed
IUI #1 April 2009- BFN
Miracles do happen!!!
OI with Gonal-F- April 2009 - IUI cancelled as lead follie on left ovary and no tube on that side. 2 small follies on right but won't catch up before ovulation.
Surprise BFP on cancelled cycle!! Somehow either a small follicle grew fast or tube caught egg from other side.
DS#1 born December 2009 (5 weeks early)


TTC #2 October 2010 - July 2011
IUI #1 - March 18, 2011 (puregon) -BFN
IUI #2 - June 1, 2011 (puregon) - BFN - Again have cysts from ovestimulation, can't cycle
IUI # 3 - July 19, 2011 (Puregon)- BFP! Hpt 14dpiui Aug 2, 2011. Beta #1 Aug 4, 2011= 317 (16dpiui). Beta # 2 Aug 8, 2011=2165 (20dpiui)
EDD April 10, 2012

DS #2 Born March 11, 2012

Our family is complete now.




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#9 littlelal

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:00 AM

Here's the one that is fueling DH and I at the moment. We are investigating egg donation after two disastrously short cancelled cycles. We've been hit with a lot of bad news this year...DH's best friend died in a plane crash, his dad has prostate cancer, and now our IF journey is taking this new turn. Sometimes it feels like we are hitting a wall and something has got to give, but we are managing to keep plodding along, mostly with smiles on our faces.

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." Lance Armstrong

Take care everyone,
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unexplained infertility so far...slightly elevated FSH...
one cancelled cycle mid March 2008 due to poor response
July IVF...cycle cancelled
December cycle...Chemical pregnancy...BFN...at least we're getting closer to good news!

#10 stillsmiling

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:39 AM

powerful!!
DP (Joey) 36, me (Cindy) 36
1st IVF January 08
02/07/2008 BFP then m/c
2nd IVF Sept 08 =BFN
3rd IVF Feb 09 = another BFN
changing directions
partner 6 IUI's all BFN
July 2009, started donor egg cycle.
ET Sept 11 = another BFN
One more DE cycle hopefully in January 2010.

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

my blog http://cindysblog-ba...e.blogspot.com/

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:41 AM

Thanks Smiling...I think I'm going to steal one of those for my signature!
DH - Failed Vasectomy Reversal - Feb 2007......Me - Diagnosed PCOS March 2008
IVF/ICSI - Retrieval Sept 27 2008, transfer Sept 30 2008
BFP!!! Due date June 21 2009
Feb 18 - It's confirmed...it's a girl and all went well with the ultrasounds! :)
June 24 2009 - Alexis Lynn born! 6 pounds 7oz at 7:25pm!
"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony

#12 Nickster

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:29 PM

Here's my contribution on a sunny Saturday:

"I think I can...I think I can.....I think I can"
- The Little Engine that Could

Now, before you all think I've lost my mind, since this is a refrain from a children's story - here's something that adds some deeper meaning:

To think of hard things and say, "I can't" is sure to mean "Nothing done." To refuse to be daunted and insist on saying, "I think I can," is to make sure of being able to say triumphantly by and by, "I thought I could, I thought I could."


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Me (Nicki) 44 DH (Kevin) 45
2 furbabies in heaven in '09..I miss you both
Welcomed our new furbaby, Angus 12/09 2nd furbaby, Kismet (aka Haz-Mat) adopted 2/10
Married 1999; Natural pg 2003; m/c 6 weeks
IVF#1: Agonist Protocol, full ICSI & AH
ER 9/06/08: 5 retrieved, 4 fertilized ET 9/09/08:(3) 8 cell embies
Beta 9/23/08 195 Beta 9/25 439
1st u/s 10/08 Non-viable pg @ 6 weeks (again at 6th week...hmmm....)
Nov/Dec: Flottila of tests requested by us to help rule out reasons for m/c; awaiting results.
May 2009: moved to new clinic; awaiting more test results before deciding how to proceed. Tick tock...
July 2009: AMH 18.8, FSH 7; all looks good BUT my eggs are still old. Time is precious, moving on to DE.
Sept 2009: Donor selected at last!
DER est. 11/24; ET 11/27
11/16/09: donor not responding well to stims. Sigh. What now??
11/17/09: 1st set of IP's going exclusive; we're sitting on the curb.
12/07/09: found a new donor (whew). Cycling in Feb 2010?
2/27/10: CD2 check done; DE retrieval est. 3/16/10...here we go again!
3/14/10: Donor triggering; ER 3/16, ET 3/19
3/17/10: (shared cycle) 12 retrieved, 7 mature, 4 fertilized. Four??!!!! Thud.
3/19/10: ET (2) 8 cells 'Laurel & Hardy'; (1) 9 cell frozen.
HPT's all negative. Beta Good Friday 4/02 BFN.
Next step is FET with our lone frostie. Not optimistic. Sigh.
6/21/10: Took an emotional break and feeling better. Will try our FET in late summer and then we're done. But it's all good now :)


RIP, Dad 3/30/10. I'm glad you're no longer in pain but my heart aches.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:57 PM

I've got one of those calendars at my desk that gives you a new quote to ponder each month and this one really struck a chord with me...

"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."

Things that make you go hmmmmm
Have a great day everyone!

#14 Janice_trying

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:34 PM

I've got one of those calendars at my desk that gives you a new quote to ponder each month and this one really struck a chord with me...

"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."

Things that make you go hmmmmm
Have a great day everyone!



I LOVE IT!!! I think I shall make it my new motto.....
Me 33 & DH 33

TTC #1 April 2005 - April 2009
M/C Aug 2008
Feb 18/09 - left tube (hydrosalpinx) removed
IUI #1 April 2009- BFN
Miracles do happen!!!
OI with Gonal-F- April 2009 - IUI cancelled as lead follie on left ovary and no tube on that side. 2 small follies on right but won't catch up before ovulation.
Surprise BFP on cancelled cycle!! Somehow either a small follicle grew fast or tube caught egg from other side.
DS#1 born December 2009 (5 weeks early)


TTC #2 October 2010 - July 2011
IUI #1 - March 18, 2011 (puregon) -BFN
IUI #2 - June 1, 2011 (puregon) - BFN - Again have cysts from ovestimulation, can't cycle
IUI # 3 - July 19, 2011 (Puregon)- BFP! Hpt 14dpiui Aug 2, 2011. Beta #1 Aug 4, 2011= 317 (16dpiui). Beta # 2 Aug 8, 2011=2165 (20dpiui)
EDD April 10, 2012

DS #2 Born March 11, 2012

Our family is complete now.




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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:16 AM

One of my faves to help me get through a really bad day is 'the only way out is through'. Kinda gives me permission to feel crappy/bad/sad/mad/what have you, but always reminds me that there is indeed an out, and this too shall pass.
Shannon (36) and Micheal (39)
TTC since 12/04 - PCOS, mild MF - Five rounds of clomid - Four cycles cancelled because of cysts - Three failed IUI's (one with injectables) - Two fertility clinics - And an IVF/ICSI partridge in a pear tree
IVF/ICSI #1 cancelled - IVF/ICSI #2 ER Sept 18 - 15 eggs!!! 14 mature, 10 fertilized.
ET Sept 23 - transferred two beautiful high grade blasts! 5 blast kidsicles on ice. :)
October 1 - Early beta due to spotting - 7. Low progesterone, had to switch to PIO.
October 3- PIO working. Progesterone increases from 8 to 74, and beta of 27.
October 7 -(original beta date) 151 . Low positive.
October 9 - 273. Not doubling but still 'within standards'
October 14 - 1482. 97% doubling rate! Good news!
October 20 - u/s not great. Baby measuring a week behind, no hb.
October 27 - wonky again. Measuring 6w1d and I'm 7w4d. But there's a h/b of 89.
November 3 - negative growth, but hb of 114.
November 10 - miscarriage, 9w4d

FET #1 March 2009 - BFN :(
Tried on our own April 2009 - BFN
IUI # 4 with femara May 9, 2009 - BFN
IUI # 5 with femara June 5, 2009 - BFN. Again. Gettin' kinda sick of this.

IVF #3 August/September - started stims August 22.
September 4 - ER 7 eggs, 7 mature, 3 fertilized
September 7 - ET - transferred 3 grade 2 embies, two seven cell and one 8 cell
September 21 - negative beta. Epic fail.

Apparently I make crap eggs. Taking 800mgs/day of Co-Q10 since October 2009, then will do high dose IUI sometime in June/July.

Will likely start up the blog again http://seedsininfert...il.blogspot.com when we get rolling.

Please, please, please...

#16 DesignerBug

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:47 PM

I shared some of these in another community and one I got back was this one by Nelson Mandela

"After climbing a great hill, one only finds there are more hills to climb.
I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me and to look back on the distance I have come.
But I dare not linger and can rest only for a moment, for my long walk is not ended."

TTC#1 April 2003 - Jan 2009
9 IUIs, 12 months Fermara, 4 months Clomid, 5 rounds of injectable, 1 LAP, 1 HSG, 2 Uterine Biopsies, 1 Postcoital, 1 IVF, 2 FETs... 2nd Fesh Cycle IVF - ++Beta 110!

TTC#2 - Dreams coming true... Surprise BFP Au Naturel! Never really started trying, but never gave up hope on dreams coming true. 20w2, after 6 days of strict bedrest, we lost our baby boy, Emmett to my incompetent cervix and he was born sleeping. 24cm long, 0.67lbs he was the most perfect little angel and has brought with him many lessons for us to remember him by.

Lightening strikes twice apparently>>>> May 24 ++HPT, Followed by ++Beta. Numbers are low, but doubling. EDD Feb1/2013

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:11 AM

I like this one.

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've alway got.
Me 25...DH 30....DS 3 ( concieved naturally born dec/05 )
IVF #1 - ER(07/04/08) 6 follies, 1 egg, 3dt of 4 cell grade 3.5 embie = BFN 07/19/09......DISASTER
IVF #2 - ER (09/25/08) 13 follies, 8 eggs 100% fertilization, 5dt 2 cavitating morulas = BFN 10/06/08......Getting Better
IVF #3 - ER (03/01/09) 7 follies, 5 egss, 4 fertilized, transfered 3 embryos 9 cell 3.0, 8 cell 2.5 and 7 cell 2.5 = BFP
Early Beta -13dp3dt 500 Second Beta - 15dp3dt 1649 Third beta -21dp3dt 12,300

G/G/B triplets!!!!

Babies born on due date Oct 14th
Baby A - Alanna Chelsea 5lbs 6oz
Baby B - Benjamin Albert 5lbs
Baby C - Lauren Summer 5lbs

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:49 AM

Hey girls, this is great. I'm not sure of the exact quote or who said it but I always liked " The surest way to fail is to do nothing".

/> TTC=8+ years
Dec 06- finally saw specialist- 7 month waiting list
Jan 07- 1 failed IUI
May 07- major surgery for endo
Nov 07- 2nd failed IUI
Jan 08- 3rd failed IUI
Jan 08- waiting list for IVF
June 16th- started IVF cycle
July 6th- started superfact
July 28th- b/l u/s and started injections
Aug 9th- ER (only 4 eggs- two fertilized)
Aug 12th- Transfer!!!!!
Aug 27th- BFP (beta 376) WOOHOO!!!
Sept 15th- U/s no heartbeat
Sept 22nd- m/c
Oct 2nd- back on the rollercoaster waitlist
Feb 09- started cycle again
Mar 5/09- ER
Mar 8/09- ET (two beautiful embies)
Mar23/09- BFP- over 1200 woopie!!!!!!
April 24/09- one beautiful baby
July 2/09- 19 week u/s, everything looks good for my little boy!!!
November 26th, 2009 my little boy was born right on time.


#19 Nickster

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:16 PM

Here's 2 of my faves:


"when you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on"
- Franklin Roosevelt

"Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out."
- Katherine Dunham
Me (Nicki) 44 DH (Kevin) 45
2 furbabies in heaven in '09..I miss you both
Welcomed our new furbaby, Angus 12/09 2nd furbaby, Kismet (aka Haz-Mat) adopted 2/10
Married 1999; Natural pg 2003; m/c 6 weeks
IVF#1: Agonist Protocol, full ICSI & AH
ER 9/06/08: 5 retrieved, 4 fertilized ET 9/09/08:(3) 8 cell embies
Beta 9/23/08 195 Beta 9/25 439
1st u/s 10/08 Non-viable pg @ 6 weeks (again at 6th week...hmmm....)
Nov/Dec: Flottila of tests requested by us to help rule out reasons for m/c; awaiting results.
May 2009: moved to new clinic; awaiting more test results before deciding how to proceed. Tick tock...
July 2009: AMH 18.8, FSH 7; all looks good BUT my eggs are still old. Time is precious, moving on to DE.
Sept 2009: Donor selected at last!
DER est. 11/24; ET 11/27
11/16/09: donor not responding well to stims. Sigh. What now??
11/17/09: 1st set of IP's going exclusive; we're sitting on the curb.
12/07/09: found a new donor (whew). Cycling in Feb 2010?
2/27/10: CD2 check done; DE retrieval est. 3/16/10...here we go again!
3/14/10: Donor triggering; ER 3/16, ET 3/19
3/17/10: (shared cycle) 12 retrieved, 7 mature, 4 fertilized. Four??!!!! Thud.
3/19/10: ET (2) 8 cells 'Laurel & Hardy'; (1) 9 cell frozen.
HPT's all negative. Beta Good Friday 4/02 BFN.
Next step is FET with our lone frostie. Not optimistic. Sigh.
6/21/10: Took an emotional break and feeling better. Will try our FET in late summer and then we're done. But it's all good now :)


RIP, Dad 3/30/10. I'm glad you're no longer in pain but my heart aches.

#20 stillsmiling

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:28 PM

3 more quotes I am really enjoying lately:

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
- Anonymous
DP (Joey) 36, me (Cindy) 36
1st IVF January 08
02/07/2008 BFP then m/c
2nd IVF Sept 08 =BFN
3rd IVF Feb 09 = another BFN
changing directions
partner 6 IUI's all BFN
July 2009, started donor egg cycle.
ET Sept 11 = another BFN
One more DE cycle hopefully in January 2010.

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

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#21 kerrilyn

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:35 PM

Makes me think of all the wonderful support and kind words we find here every day.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
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#22 balalore72

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:16 AM

That quote is one of my favorite!

Here's the one that is fueling DH and I at the moment. We are investigating egg donation after two disastrously short cancelled cycles. We've been hit with a lot of bad news this year...DH's best friend died in a plane crash, his dad has prostate cancer, and now our IF journey is taking this new turn. Sometimes it feels like we are hitting a wall and something has got to give, but we are managing to keep plodding along, mostly with smiles on our faces.

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." Lance Armstrong

Take care everyone,
littlelal



#23 gibasgirl

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

Great thread.

#24 Northern Ontarian

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

It might not be easy, but it will be worth it.

Breathe in joy and strength, breathe out wisdom and peace.

Your journey has molded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it was needed to be. Don't think you've lost time. It too each and every situation you have encountered to bring uou to the now. And now is right on time.

Sometimes all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep movin forward.

And my favorite....Someday everything will all make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile throug the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason!!!

Sorry, not sure of authors!
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Me: 29, PCOS, Severe Endometriosis, Thyroid Issues
Husband: 33, no issues

TTC since August 2011
6 rounds of Clomid = all BFNs

3 IUIs + 1 cancelled cycle = all BFN

IVF #1 = BFN

 

Started Depot Lupron to address uterine lining issues, hoping for IVF #2 soon!

 

 


#25 gibasgirl

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow--it is not a permanent rest stop. — Dodinsky
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