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#776 schprintze

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:35 PM



AFM, I am so sad to see so many sad news.... I've been away grieving and looking at my options.. I decided to see an acupuncturist and try some herbs. I am learning that I have a "cold" uterus and that can definitely affect implantation. I always had cold hands and feet even in the hottest summer. Hopefully the herbs will help.
I will be doing FET in June..


I highly recommend acupuncture too. If for nothing else it makes me chill out which as well all know we need to BIG TIME on this journey. The herbs taste awful but at least you can mix them with juice to try to get them down.

I noticed you are in Toronto - if you are in the downtown area or work downtown I would highly recommend my acupuncturist.


Which acupuncturist do you go to? How often and when did you start?


Hi Seansgirl,

I've been going to Grace Wellness Centre (416/925-6835). It is just one woman Grace Yue she is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Her primarily practice is for infertility. Her office is at Spadina & Bloor above the Shoppers Drug Mart.

I was referred to her by my cousin who after 2 years of infertility conceived her daughter with Grace's help. She treats both female and male infertility. I've been going off and on for nearly 4 years while we ttc.

She always says to start acupuncture at least 3 months before IVF so she can work on whatever issues you might have. Typically I go to her once a week. I went to here immediately after retrieval and before transfer.


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Me: 42
DH:41
TTC#1 - 5 years of trying. 6 IUIs, IVF#1 failed, changed clinics, laproscopic surgery confirmed endo and badly positioned fibroid, abdominal myomectomy to remove fibroids, ready to start IVF and had a cyst! Removed cyst, waited another 3 months for next IVF.
IVF#2 - March 2011. BFPDec 5, 2011 - it's a GIrl! Maxine Tillie 5lbs 15oz
TTC#2 - Low AMH (2.1) everything else 'average'. Beginning stimulation Sept 13.
ER Sept 24, 2013 - Retrieved 6.
ET Sept 29, 2013 - Transferred 1 blast and 1 morula
1st Beta October 15, 2013 312! (also POAS). BFP!!

 


#777 schprintze

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:23 PM


Had my first u/s today. One embryo measuring 6wks4ds. They booked me for another u/s next week... is that normal?

No idea. They never said why?


I'm embarrassed to say I didn't ask. I think I was kind of floating on another plane. Size and heartrate were good that is all I remember.

Me: 42
DH:41
TTC#1 - 5 years of trying. 6 IUIs, IVF#1 failed, changed clinics, laproscopic surgery confirmed endo and badly positioned fibroid, abdominal myomectomy to remove fibroids, ready to start IVF and had a cyst! Removed cyst, waited another 3 months for next IVF.
IVF#2 - March 2011. BFPDec 5, 2011 - it's a GIrl! Maxine Tillie 5lbs 15oz
TTC#2 - Low AMH (2.1) everything else 'average'. Beginning stimulation Sept 13.
ER Sept 24, 2013 - Retrieved 6.
ET Sept 29, 2013 - Transferred 1 blast and 1 morula
1st Beta October 15, 2013 312! (also POAS). BFP!!

 


#778 thorned rose

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:05 PM

1dp 3dT - The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula
2dp 3dT - The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst
3dp 3dT - The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell
4dp 3dT - The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
5dp 3dT - The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
6dp 3dT - Implantation continues
7dp 3dT - Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
8dp 3dT - Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
9dp 3dT - Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
10dp 3dT - Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
11dp 3dT - Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy
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#779 thorned rose

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:09 PM

Cordelia- not too late for implantation. Check the chart that Zeukko posted- i found it really helpfull in my2ww
And for the spotting-Color only is representitive of how long it takes to flow down- longer it takes -more brown it is. I had spotting bright red really watered down- for about 1/2 a day (really tiny amount) on day 11p3dt. (so 14 dpo) - that was too late for implantation - but I'm still riding a positive. (my first u/s is still one week away).
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............. Looking for the crystal ball to see how this will turn out..............
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Misscarried Nov 08, Jan 09 & July 09
Then nothing.
3 months clomid Summer of 2010.
IVF March 2011 - 16 days of stimming - 3dt on March 31.
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#780 Cordelia

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:32 PM

Thanks Thorned Rose. Thats very helpful. I guess anything can happen now. Wait and see. Fortunately I'm finding the 2ww to be going so fast so that's a blessing. Thank you

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:09 PM

Et Tuesday 5 day post retrieval
Just got the call
Yea! 10 quality B eggs :)


JoeyT I hope your ET went well today!


I got the news this morning that I trigger tomorrow night with ER on Wednesday morning!


Newfie Girl: Good luck tomorrow morning!!

I took a HPT yesterday morning which would have been 10dp3dt - unfortunately got a BFN. Beta is tomorrow...but this morning, there was a small amount of pink, accompanied by mild AF like cramping, followed by brownish discharge (sorry for TMI). Needless to say, I am freaking out somewhat...trying hard not too...but its really hard! I know I have read the boards, and many people talk about the brownish spotting, but is it normal to have AF like cramping as well? Still taking the premetrium/crinone, and will go for the beta tomorrow morning...holding my breathe!

Have a great day all....


Hi Smurfette, I have my fingers crossed for you! I hope you got good news today!

AFM, I am so sad to see so many sad news.... I've been away grieving and looking at my options.. I decided to see an acupuncturist and try some herbs. I am learning that I have a "cold" uterus and that can definitely affect implantation. I always had cold hands and feet even in the hottest summer. Hopefully the herbs will help.
I will be doing FET in June..


Hi Amanda,
I am so sorry :( Hopefully acupunture does the trick for June.

Spotting alert. Bright red but just a trace amount. I'm 5dp3dt. Is it too soon for my period? I think it's too late and too red for implantation bleeding. oh dear.


Perfect timing for implantation bleeding I think. When I was pregant with my DD, I had implantation bleeding that sounded exactly like this. FX for you!!!


I hope everybody else is doing well, sorry if I missed anybody.

AFM: I'm just waiting... (im)patiently... for my beta test on Friday. A nurse called me today just to check in and see how I was doing. I thought that was nice, totally unexpected.
I have no signs of anything yet (8dp5dt), other than sore boobs, but I'm sure that comes with all the extra hormones (I'm on progesterone and estrogen supplements).
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#782 Smurfette72

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:31 PM

Well, AF came today with a vengeance, so really did not expect anything other than a negative beta - and sadly, we were not surprised. We heard the dreaded 'less than five'. Hmmmm....

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

Hi! I just wanted to check in as I have had a lot going on this weekend....

My cycle started on Thurs and I had BETA on Monday. Its BFN!!!!! Now the doctor wants to do a procedure that opens my cervix because she noticed when she did ET that she had to push my cervix open and it could have contaminated the eggs & I will have to take the progestrone shots instead of the vaginal suppository....

Alot I know but I am still trying to be positive...Well see what happens....

I will do personals later as I also started a new job today so I am tired! I'll check in later!!! Keep your head up and stay positive!!!
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ER:4/6/11
ET:4/9/11
BETA: 4/25/11

#784 lovehope

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

Thanks Thorned Rose. Thats very helpful. I guess anything can happen now. Wait and see. Fortunately I'm finding the 2ww to be going so fast so that's a blessing. Thank you

I spotted from day 5pt to day 9pt so not too late stay positive might be a very good sign fx ;)

#785 ZooZoo

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:22 PM

Hi ladies,
Sorry that I have been MIA. Lots to process this past week. So, last I left it, I was told that there was probably some type of pregnancy there but not a good one. That was last Wed. From Wed., till this am. I have had AF. Grr...(that is pretty long for me though, so I guess I could see it as a good sign...that my lining was fixed.) My regular AF, as of late, has been only 2 days long and a very light flow. (sorry, TMI). So, I had to go all weekend and had my other beta today. Down to almost zero, but not quite, so I have to go back in next week to make sure it went down to zero.
So, I have been bad tonight. I had McDonalds, glass of wine (and felt drunk almost since I haven't drank in ages) and just gorged myself on chocolate (actually feel a little sick from it right now). :blush: :tears: This was my feel sorry for myself night.
Starting tomorrow, I am back on the eat healthy and exercise regime. :pardon:
Sorry for no personals. I'm kind of spent. Also, I'm so far behind I feel like I'll be leaving some of you out!
I will be starting up again at the next sign of AF. Guess I'm looking at end of May/June/beg. July cycle.

I will continue to check in with you all. I hope to hear of more :th_abfp: :icon_stickyvibespink: to all!

Z.
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TTC: almost 5 years (since June 2007)
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5 IUI attempts, 2 IVF attempts, a couple surgeries and other "issues" (2008 - 2012)

2012
Feb 28th - on a whim, took HPT...BFP!!! shocked, how can it be a natural conception after everything.
Feb 29th - clinic confirms it BFP! Beta 1356...going back Friday...hope it doubles!
Mar 2nd - 2nd Beta 3200!
Mar 27th - dating u/s - 8w6d - saw the heartbeat on screen...so happy
Apr 27th - NT scan - 13w2d; HB 142 - baby bean was enjoying kicking off the wall and falling backwards :)
EDD - October 31st, 2012 (Trick or Treat everyone!)
October 4, 2012 - we welcomed our beautiful daughter, Gabrielle Sarah into the world! What an angel she is!

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#786 Fuelgirl

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:32 PM

Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. A miscarriage is hard. I've been there. I also have my neice's 3rd birthday party today. What a coincidence. Hold your head up high and never lose hope.

I had my review appointment and my doctor wants me to seriously consider an egg donor. I am under shock because our embryo was average. I mean, it wasn't excellent but it wasn't rotten either. KWIM? I've cried so much since Thursday. I will be using my eggs at our next attempt. I can't even think of using a donor before 3 IVF attempts with my eggs. After 3 I will START to THINK about it. What do you girls think?

Best of luck to everyone in all your different situations.

Hi SweetPea33 - just something to think about while you decide what you are going to do: My sister tried her own eggs twice, then the doctors sat them down and really gave them their honest opinion and said it was for sure her egg that was not developing past a certain point. After 4 months off, they went to Toronto and found a donor that looks like and has same background as my sister, who carried him no problem, and I tell you, my nephew (5) looks just like my sister. So, happy endings for their little family, but each of us has to know when its right. Just thought you might want to know my sister wasn't sure she even wanted to do that, but when I see her be a mom, there is no question it was the only way for them to be the parents they longed to be. (She was 43 during her pregnancy).
Best wishes with your decision!
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IVF #1 BFP....5 week u/s found no embryos in sac - medicated miscarriage @ 6 weeks
Oct 2011
FET: BFN
Jan 2012
IVF #2 BFN

April 2012: Adoption Options application and seminar

Jan 2014: AO file renewed for year 2

March 2014: Looking for our donor

April 9 2014: Dr. Hudson at VFC feels I can carry if I follow a wheat-free diet, lose more weight, and all our tests come back normal. Will see how things go, and think we have found an egg donor!

Sept 29: start BCP, Preg Vit 5, Iron, Greens from It Works (I am a Distributor :)

Oct 17: Depo Lupron Shot, continue bcp, prenatal etc.

Oct 24: Last bcp, period should start in next 4 days

Oct 29 Blood test (Estradol and progesterone)

Oct 31 Start Estrace and 81mg aspirin

13 Nov - fly to Victoria with donor

14 Nov - base line u/s and bw, both of us.

week of 20th retrieval/transfer


#787 Fuelgirl

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:40 PM

Hi everyone, just a little hi tonight. Is anyone's heartrate increasing while watching hockey playoffs?

AFM - Waiting for 1st ultrasound on Monday 2 May. Its taking forever and not sure why they are making us wait so long to get a 2nd confirmation this even worked. No 2nd Beta, and no contact from the clinic since bloodwork said +ve. Tomorrow (Wed) is 7weeks pregnant, and lots of symptoms, just getting impatient.

Hope everyone is coping, surviving and staying as positive as they can this week. The hockey game is getting good again, so no personals, but thinking of you all daily and sending thoughts and sticky vibes for those in 2ww.
babiesplus

March 2011
IVF #1 BFP....5 week u/s found no embryos in sac - medicated miscarriage @ 6 weeks
Oct 2011
FET: BFN
Jan 2012
IVF #2 BFN

April 2012: Adoption Options application and seminar

Jan 2014: AO file renewed for year 2

March 2014: Looking for our donor

April 9 2014: Dr. Hudson at VFC feels I can carry if I follow a wheat-free diet, lose more weight, and all our tests come back normal. Will see how things go, and think we have found an egg donor!

Sept 29: start BCP, Preg Vit 5, Iron, Greens from It Works (I am a Distributor :)

Oct 17: Depo Lupron Shot, continue bcp, prenatal etc.

Oct 24: Last bcp, period should start in next 4 days

Oct 29 Blood test (Estradol and progesterone)

Oct 31 Start Estrace and 81mg aspirin

13 Nov - fly to Victoria with donor

14 Nov - base line u/s and bw, both of us.

week of 20th retrieval/transfer


#788 Cordelia

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:17 AM

Sorry. I'm doing a lot of taking today. But just one more question: I have no symptoms from my estrace and prometrium. Is this common? Or should I be worried I'm not absorbing well enough. ( I got wondering today after the spotting). Mind you I'm only 5dp3dt so could it be side effects not kicked in yet?

#789 Newfie Girl

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:50 AM

Off to the clinic for egg retrieval.......scared....
Age 33, DH 34, ttc 6 years, unexplained

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IUI's with Clomid
IUI #1 - May 2010 BFN
IUI #2 - June 2010 BFN
IUI #3 - July 2010 BFN
IUI #4 - August 2010 BFN

Nov 2010, initial consult at Regional Fertility Program with Dr O'Keane (love his Irish accent)
1st IVF cycle March 2011
March 29th - started Suprefact
BLU - April 13th, everything looks great :)
Stimming - April 15th, Gonal F - 150IU, Luveris - 75IU
ER - April 27th, 28 eggs retrieved, 19 fertilized with ICSI, lost 2
ET cancelled due to high risk of severe OHSS, 17 frozen grade 1 embies waiting for me :)

#790 AnnieT

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:01 AM

Sorry I've been MIA. I have been reading along & silently rooting for each of you & feeling such heartbreak for the girls with the frustrating Beta numbers.

Newfie Girl, good luck with ER. I hope they get loads of great quality eggs.

Sweetpea, before you decide on donor eggs, you could do cgh testing & that would be an indication of your real egg quality. I had 2 completely normal embryos and at age 41, this was completely unexpected. Especially so, as our first RE pretty much told me at age 37 that my eggs were crap. 7 embryos made it to blast & when I was younger, we'd never had more than 3 reach blast in any given cycle.

We had a consult with a RE in the US last Friday & he STRONGLY feels that the protocol affects egg quality. He said that as women age, they process LH differently so a little LH goes a very long way. He felt that without proper downreg, that testosterone levels get too high & this can diminish egg quality - said this is especially true with PCOS ladies (so Tammy, maybe there is hope if you can save up for another round & get the right protocol). On his treatment plans, he looks at a lot more than estrogen levels & follicle size/count. Apparently timing of the trigger is also a crucial factor & contributes to quality.

DH & I have decided that we'll do more testing (immune factors) & if they find something that is treatable, then we'll try a round with the US clinic. If nothing crops up, then I think we'll be passing on trying again. We've invested so much time, emotion, and money on this journey & we're both losing hope that things will ever turn out differently for us.

Hope everyone is in a good place now regardless of where you are in your journey. It's hard to find peace with all of this, but I think I'm slowing coming around to the fact that it may not happen & am starting to accept it.
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TTC - spring 2005
RE Consult spring 2006, testing throughout 2006
3 IUIs (clomide + injectables) spring & summer 2007
IVF/ICSI # 1 Feb/Mar 2008, OHSS, 12 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 3 transferred on day 3, AF within 5 days, 2 frosties
FET #1 June 2008 transferred both frosties, AF within 7 days
Spring 2008 started acupuncture 2 x weekly
Dec 2008 - more TCM - changed diet - eliminated gluten, dairy, caffeine & alcohol
IVF/ICSI # 2 Sept/Oct 2009, OHSS again, 17 retrieved, 12 mature, 11 fertilized, 2 transferred on day 3, AF within 12 days, 3 frosties - quality was far better than on first attempt
Nov 2009 - another consult with RE & referral to another clinic for additional testing
May 2010 - all results normal
FET # 2 July/Aug 2010 - 3 transferred
Aug 16, 2010 - BFN - First time I have made it without AF before Beta
Officially changed clinics
March 2011 - antagonist cycle, 8 embies, PGD results in 2 perfect blasts transferred. BFN 13 April. WTF is wrong with me???

#791 Cordelia

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:44 AM

Off to the clinic for egg retrieval.......scared....

Don't be. The ER was the easiest part for me. Just moan loudly and they'll up your meds! You'll do fine!

#792 JoeyT

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:14 PM

Thorned rose, I love the time line of embryo development you posted. Is it reliable to take a home pregnancy test 11 days post ER or do I have to wait until 14 days? I don't want the sudden surprise of getting my periode , I need to know before so I don't fall apart at work or at a birthday party or something. thanks

#793 Cordelia

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:22 PM

Great question JoeyT. I have a basic question and yet I still don't know the answer to it. I know I would always get my period on day 29 of my cycle. But everything is so screwed up now-what day of my cycle am I on now? And does that even matter? I know I'm 6dp3dt. But when should I be expecting my period? I know my test is on May 6-but should I be on the lookout sooner? I'm not even sure if I'm making any sense! I had been doing so great in the 2ww till yesterday and now i fear crazy has set in!

#794 JoeyT

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:29 PM

Cordelia I think the meds have suppressed your own hormonal cycle and I think you just can't know when it will come so that is why I want to take the test asap and then I cam be prepared ( as much as one can) for the disaster of getting my periode and our dreams being shattered .

#795 Cordelia

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:38 PM

JoeyT- I would think nothing before 14dpt would be accurate. I mean you may get a positive-this forum has lots of them even earlier than that I think. But maybe you'll get a false negative too. So I'm not sure how much peace of mind it will give you. But it may be worth it if it's positive. When will 11dpt be for you? On the other hand if it makes you feel more comfortable why not get a bunch of $ 2 tests from Dollarama and just test everyday? There's no harm in that. If you are worried about being ill-prepared I would say nothing would prepare you more than that.

AFM-I'm all decided now. What you said about our cycles being suppresed and not able to be counted on rang true with me and was my wake up call. I have been 100% sure I've been pregnant so many times and POAS and then felt like such a damn fool when it was negative and I got my period 5 minutes later. I will not put myself through that. I'm expecting my period and the over-analyzing has stopped. That's my approach. And if it doesn't come that will be a new thing. It always has come so why should I expect any different? Thinking that way has made me not even think about this 2ww until yesterday. Yesterday I had a bit of time and then started analysing spotting and twinges. But my experiece with IF has taught me I have the most incredible imagination-honestly I should have a Pulizer by now. I've seen my veins darkening in my boobs, I've felt 'pulling' that I hadn't ever felt before, I was nauseous and more tired than I normally was, my skin was breaking out when 'it totally never does!', I was gagging brushing my teeth. And in the end I was none of those things. I refuse to let my imagination get the better of me this time. What's going to happen is going to happen whether I've anaylzed the colour of this or the pain of that. I'm way too early to test anyways. I'm not saying I won't POAS this time. But when I do it's not going to be because I've worked myself up into such a frenzy that I've imagined things that don't exist.

Anyhow I'm off to watch the Hockey game. Go Habs!

#796 Newfie Girl

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:50 PM

So they retrieved 28 eggs, 7 were immature, 8 were in the grey zone and 13 were beautiful. Hopefully the good news continues tomorrow and maybe some of the 8 are good. I want high numbers because I don't want to have to go through a fresh cycle ever again.

The retrieval wasn't too bad, but I did feel some pain...More pain now though...slept most of the day and going to try to sleep again....
Age 33, DH 34, ttc 6 years, unexplained

Royal Alexander Hospital
IUI's with Clomid
IUI #1 - May 2010 BFN
IUI #2 - June 2010 BFN
IUI #3 - July 2010 BFN
IUI #4 - August 2010 BFN

Nov 2010, initial consult at Regional Fertility Program with Dr O'Keane (love his Irish accent)
1st IVF cycle March 2011
March 29th - started Suprefact
BLU - April 13th, everything looks great :)
Stimming - April 15th, Gonal F - 150IU, Luveris - 75IU
ER - April 27th, 28 eggs retrieved, 19 fertilized with ICSI, lost 2
ET cancelled due to high risk of severe OHSS, 17 frozen grade 1 embies waiting for me :)

#797 cuteness

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:54 PM




AFM, I am so sad to see so many sad news.... I've been away grieving and looking at my options.. I decided to see an acupuncturist and try some herbs. I am learning that I have a "cold" uterus and that can definitely affect implantation. I always had cold hands and feet even in the hottest summer. Hopefully the herbs will help.
I will be doing FET in June..


I highly recommend acupuncture too. If for nothing else it makes me chill out which as well all know we need to BIG TIME on this journey. The herbs taste awful but at least you can mix them with juice to try to get them down.

I noticed you are in Toronto - if you are in the downtown area or work downtown I would highly recommend my acupuncturist.


Which acupuncturist do you go to? How often and when did you start?


Hi Seansgirl,

I've been going to Grace Wellness Centre (416/925-6835). It is just one woman Grace Yue she is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Her primarily practice is for infertility. Her office is at Spadina & Bloor above the Shoppers Drug Mart.

I was referred to her by my cousin who after 2 years of infertility conceived her daughter with Grace's help. She treats both female and male infertility. I've been going off and on for nearly 4 years while we ttc.

She always says to start acupuncture at least 3 months before IVF so she can work on whatever issues you might have. Typically I go to her once a week. I went to here immediately after retrieval and before transfer.


Carolyn


schprintze, Thanks for the recommendation. Bloor/Spadina is just a subway ride for me so I will definitely give her a call tomorrow. Thank you so much. I am going to one close to home and felt as if I was rushed out on my first visit. The herbs seem to work though, but considering what I am going though I feel the need for a personalized therapy. I'll let you know how it goes.

#798 Cordelia

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:58 PM

Newfie girl. Great numbers. Keep us posted on the numbers tom.Here, here on never doing a fresh cycle again.

#799 JoeyT

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:53 PM

JoeyT- I would think nothing before 14dpt would be accurate. I mean you may get a positive-this forum has lots of them even earlier than that I think. But maybe you'll get a false negative too. So I'm not sure how much peace of mind it will give you. But it may be worth it if it's positive. When will 11dpt be for you? On the other hand if it makes you feel more comfortable why not get a bunch of $ 2 tests from Dollarama and just test everyday? There's no harm in that. If you are worried about being ill-prepared I would say nothing would prepare you more than that.

AFM-I'm all decided now. What you said about our cycles being suppresed and not able to be counted on rang true with me and was my wake up call. I have been 100% sure I've been pregnant so many times and POAS and then felt like such a damn fool when it was negative and I got my period 5 minutes later. I will not put myself through that. I'm expecting my period and the over-analyzing has stopped. That's my approach. And if it doesn't come that will be a new thing. It always has come so why should I expect any different? Thinking that way has made me not even think about this 2ww until yesterday. Yesterday I had a bit of time and then started analysing spotting and twinges. But my experiece with IF has taught me I have the most incredible imagination-honestly I should have a Pulizer by now. I've seen my veins darkening in my boobs, I've felt 'pulling' that I hadn't ever felt before, I was nauseous and more tired than I normally was, my skin was breaking out when 'it totally never does!', I was gagging brushing my teeth. And in the end I was none of those things. I refuse to let my imagination get the better of me this time. What's going to happen is going to happen whether I've anaylzed the colour of this or the pain of that. I'm way too early to test anyways. I'm not saying I won't POAS this time. But when I do it's not going to be because I've worked myself up into such a frenzy that I've imagined things that don't exist.

Anyhow I'm off to watch the Hockey game. Go Habs!


I know how that goes. I have thought I was pregnant so many times because of symptoms I had only to get my periode 5 minutes after taking a HPT.
I am now 1 day post 5 day transfer. I have 5 frozen embryos and also will not do a fresh cycle again . This and the 5 frosties are my only shot.

#800 thorned rose

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:14 AM

Newfie girl - good on the whack load of eggs. I only had 4 mature (4 immature and one really poor egg) and our embriologist said that (at least for my age group) usually one in 4 mature eggs develop well. Well she was bang on. We ended up with only one good egg... It's still holdin on though.

Cordelia - I have so been there - POAS and then AF shows up like RIGHT then... Couldn't have been 30 seconds sooner?. Like she was waiting to see that little stick. You are right to be cautious about each "sign". Gut twinges could be lasting ER effects- or hormones you are taking or gas feelings exaggerated by the swelling from ER or because you are just hyper aware of everything gut related. Feeling sick, sore boobs, boob color changes can just be progesterone- which your taking. POAS may get a positive that ends up not panning out. Me- couldn't bear the thought of someone else telling me either way. I wanted to be in the know.

Joeyt- your egg retrieval is your ovulation - so usually day 14 of a 28 day cycle ( for me I was running a 26 day cycle so that would be slightly off). Some girls won't get AF even with a negative because of the progesterone we are put on... So you can't really company it to a "regular" cycle.
I got a super faint positive on 11days post 3day transfer ( which is 14 days after "ovulation")

Annie T - sounds like your RE knows some good stuff. Good luck with your decision.
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............. Looking for the crystal ball to see how this will turn out..............
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Then nothing.
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IVF March 2011 - 16 days of stimming - 3dt on March 31.
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