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#1 lexybelle

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hey everyone!!!!
I'm not even sure where to begin in introducing myself. Well I'll start with this: I'm 33 DH is 31 we have one 3 1/2 y.o DD with us. We decided to start ttc again in January 2010. We had a chemical in January 2011 at 5 weeks and were blessed in June 2011 with another BFP. At 18 weeks along our baby girl was diagnosed with down syndrome and a week later she at the fetal echo we found out she had passed. Ainsley was born sleeping on Oct 8 2011 at 20 weeks. Soon after I started feeling unwell and was put off by many docs until finally a 15 cm tubo ovarian abscess was found Nov 2011, and a lap was done. The abscess ruptured during surgery...after heavy antibiotics and a weeks hospital stay I was sent home. 2 weeks later with a repeat u/s it appeared the abcess/cyst was back. In Feb 2012 I was refered to a specialist who decided to put a drain in the cyst to get rid of or shrink it anyways. After 5 weeks pain returned and another lap was done the next day. I lost my left tube and ovary and pathology came back that I indeed was full of endometriosis and had an edometrioma in my ovary. He noted that my right tube looked of normal size and shape, but that he could see scar tissue around it. So, yesterday I had an HSG and sure enough my right tube is blocked :(
I will be started a long protocol IVF with my next cycle.
I am so unsure of this road...I never thought I would end up here as I'm sure you didn't either. I'm scared, and feel left in the dark.
I am happy to be traveling this road with you becuase I can not imagine doing it alone. I'm sorry we're all here :(
~Lexy

Me:33
DH:31
2 beautiful angels born. One here on Earth and one in Heaven. Hoping for another Earthside.

#2 Proud_IVF_Mommy

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

Welcome! Sorry you've had to find your way to us but you'll find lots of support and info here!
I'm sorry for your loss and your recent Dx. With your next cycle you should join a cycle buddies group. You'll get support and info from people at the same stage as you....the cycle buddy groups are right below this introduction one :)

Good Luck with your journey and wishing you much success!

TTC#1 for 3 years before being blessed with an IVFwICSI Miracle in Jan, 2010

TTC #2 for 3 years ~ No luck so far ~ IVF & FET cycles a bust.  Moving onto donor sperm. Not sure when yet...

Check out my profile for info on previous cycles

Sept 2013 - Still waiting on referral to an IF Specific Urologist - Hubs wants a second opinion before he ok's the donor sperm


#3 Berry

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:02 PM

Hi Lexybelle - I'm sorry for your loss and the medical complications! I know right, how DID we get here?? I never thought I'd do IVF, I never thought I'd need it. But, after going through the majority of it now, it's really not bad at all. It's more the 'unknown' that is a worry. The injections are easy, you get used them pretty quick. Just think about those who are diabetic, it's a similar ordeal, but for us it's only temporary. Maybe I was lucky, but I was active, rode my bike, hiked, pretty much lead a normal life during stims. I took time off work, but I didn't really need to. I just wanted to make sure I was as stress free as possible. I highly recommend acupuncture, I'm way more relaxed as a result.

The great news about you though, is that you should be able to get pregnant (with IVF) and hold a pregnancy as easily as anyone else your age. Chin up, you'll get your baby, and this will all be in the past one day.

Good luck and maybe join one of the threads, like the June/ July one Posted Image

Me: 38 - FSH 10.1 AMH 1.1 ng (DOR?)
Dh: 41 - 4% morphology


TTC x 2 years
-Natural bfp Dec.2010 - m/c at 7 weeks
-Tried Clomid/IUI one time (BFN), wasn't really advised though, so proceed to IVF

Taking care with: Acupuncture x 3 months, Coq10 600mg daily x 4 months, folic acid, and fairly healthy overall.


IVF/ICSI #1

April 29 - May 8 - Estrace 2mg po BID (estrogen priming)
May 8 - AF
May 9 - (AM)Menopur 150iu/(PM)Bravelle 225iu started (high dose antagonist protocol)
May 13 - Blood work - E2 802, increase Menopur to 225iu, and add (AM)Orgalutron once a day
May 15 - BW, U/S = 5 or 6 follicles on each side, but only 2 'committed' Same meds continue

May 17 - BW, U/S = 6 on the left 14-16, 3-4 on the Right, 14-16 - hoping for a perfect 10!
May 18 - U/S - Last dose of Menopur, TRIGGER tonight!
May 20 - ER - 8 eggs - ICSI

May 21 - All 8 FERTILIZED!!!
May 25 - ET of 2 blasts, 4AB & 4BB
May 26 - 5 frozen blasts on ice
May 28 - 3dp5dt - BFP!!
June 4 - Beta #1 - 437 - 10dp5dt
June 11 - Beta #2 - 8346 - 17dp5dt
June 16 - bleeding
June 22 - u/s #1 - 6w5d Twins A = 6w3d, 136bpm. B = 6w5d, 104bpm (B might not make it)
June 24 - 120mcg Rhogam shot for the bleed
June 29 - u/s #2 - 7w5d - One superstar baby, 15.1mm = 7w6d, HR 163. The other one is shrinking, 6w2d, will be reabsorbed.
July 2 - spotting...
July 3 - us = good HB 8w2d
July 10 - u/s = all good, baby moving! 9w1d
July 24 - u/s = just to peek! Baby dancing 11w2d
July 26 - more spotting, no pain 11w4d
Sep 21 - 19w5d - detailed u|s = everything right on track! It's a GIRL!!!!

EDD FEB.10

Update: Baby girl was born on Feb.4th, mom and baby are just great!


 


#4 DesignerBug

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Welcome to the community. Sounds like you've most certainly been through the ringer. It's tough to find ourselves in the most unexpected places. Make sure you give yourself time to heal. The IVF process is a big step. You'll most certainly find others who share in having been "forced" unexpectedly into this boat.

Good Luck.
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 ~ Baby Boy arrived 5 weeks early in under 2hrs. Left me with 4th degree tears. 2 years later, still pending reconstructive surgery :( In that time hubby had a vasectomy. Never thought we'd have a chance to take fertility into our own hands