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Misfit

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 10 May 2009 · 225 views

I am having a cranky pants moment.I got up early for acupuncture this morning, only to arrive at the clinic and be told that because of an unexpected transfer treatment they did not have room for me.  I was sent away.  Clearly, the transfer is more important than my preparatory treatment at this stage; I do not doubt that for a second.  I do hate having e...


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A day of possibilities...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 09 May 2009 · 233 views

My mother had gave birth to me shortly after her 20th birthday.  She is the first to admit that she and my father were unprepared for the journey.  Their road, with my brother and me, was rocky.  I like to think that no permanent damage was done, but who really knows?  By the time I was six, we were a family of two, with my father and brother living elsew...


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Lessons learned...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 09 May 2009 · 290 views

Miscarriage is an entirely grim thing. It was at my viability ultrasound at 7 weeks, 4 days on March 31, that we learned our embryo was not viable.  I would be lying if I said I was surprised.  I had requested and received an early ultrasound the week before because of light spotting.  The result of that scan was text-book perfect; a heart-beat was detect...


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Living in fear of Saturday...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 08 May 2009 · 430 views

Since beginning our ART odyssey in January, Saturdays have been a difficult day for me.  I used to long for Saturday; dream about it from as early as Tuesday each week and revel in the possibilities of it.  Not lately.I am occupied during the work week with the energy of the office and other people’s problems.  Monday to Friday, once the work day ends, th...


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Calling a truce...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 08 May 2009 · 288 views

My relationship with my body has gone through many phases over my almost 40 years.  At the moment, things are tense, since I have spent the last several weeks berating it for not bringing on Aunt Flo more quickly.  I won't even get into the miscarriage.  But, I recognize that I need to call a truce.DH and I are moving in about 6 weeks to a new neighbo...


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Magical thinking...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 07 May 2009 · 310 views

I read a very thoughtful post on the forums a few days ago on the subject of magical thinking; with the insightful question of whether this is, in part at least, what we are engaging in on this site.  The question has been on my mind, as have the recently published thoughtful surveys created and posted by Designer Bug around happiness and contentment, and...


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The mood swings of a new beginning...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 07 May 2009 · 283 views

Today is cycle day 3 and emotionally I think that things are finally starting to settle.I had been waiting, not so patiently, for AF to arrive.  Not patiently at all in fact! :wall: I wanted closure from the miscarriage, and the sense of moving forward proactively.  My darling DH is I think  responsible for AF's arrival (don't worry, this is n...


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A new cycle...

Posted by Anotherhopeful , 07 May 2009 · 481 views

"Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game....what a surprise."This is the last line in the Diane Lane movie, "Under the Tuscan Sun".  It resonates with me in a meaningful way and seems particularly apt in the context of the journey that my DH and I now find ourselves travelling.  It is my hope, my meditation, my greatest d...






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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Audrey Hepburn

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
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Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.And how else can it be?The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain...
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The Betabase - www.betabase.info/index.phpHuman Reproduction Journal On-Line - http://humrep.oxford...6/9/1861Article on Betas - http://findarticles....16599521/Clinic Websites with great information - http://www.advancedf...ility.ca/Fellow IVFers on the Web - http://stirrup-queen...mlPsychological issues - http://humupd.oxford...ul-ivf/Protocol Descriptions - http://www.fertility...t-ivf-protocol/

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Me: 40, DH: 45, TTC: 2 years, Issue: Male factor (morphology, count, motility and agglutination) and my age

IVF#1: Feb 7/09 Flare Protocol, ER: Feb 20/09 11 eggs, 7 mature, 3 fertilized w/ ICSI, ET: Feb 22, 2009, 1 4 cell A-, 2 2 cell B, no frosties HPT: March 6: BFP, BETA #1: March 9, 2009 - 808, BETA #2: March 16, 2009 - 13,535U/S March 21, 2009 - heartbeat 120, 5 mm! U/S March 31, 2009 - not viable, "missed m/c"; meds April 4; procedure May 20; baby was a girl

IVF #2 - estrogen priming/antagonist - estrogen starts on July 1, CD 3 - July 10 injections start 75ui Repronex, 225ui Puregon; ER - 6 eggs; ET - 3 fertilized, 1 6 cell B+, 1 5 cell B, 1 4 cell B; Beta - August 6

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