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Truly touched and encouraged!!

Posted by papoose76 , 04 February 2011 · 1231 views

Does anyone remember my blog entry about fundraising for IVF? Well, I was talking about this with a few friends (online and IRL) of mine over the course of a few months and the general consensus was that I should do it and was given a few ideas about how to go about it. Well, a few days ago I was directed to a fundraising site and so I made a page. They take 5% for the use of their site. In two days, I had $155 donated to my IVF!! I am so amazed. I was getting inboxes galore on facebook from friends who wanted to donate but do not have paypal or a credit card. Someone suggested a few different fundraisers also. I am overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of my friends (and also some STRANGERS!!!).

Here is my link if you want to check it out and maybe start one of your own.


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This is so great! I'm so happy for you. Asking for help is not an easy thing to do, but I think you have found a fantastic way. All the best :Emoticons09710:
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Not yet, kerrilyn but I haven't checked my mail in two days. I have many people asking me about those bracelets though!!! I mentioned them on my facebook and a lot of people are asking me to save them one or two and they will buy them from me!! Feel free to add me!! [email protected] ladies :Emoticons09710:
That's really nice. Very tasteful. I hope you raise lots of money! :Emoticons09710:
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That's really nice. Very tasteful. I hope you raise lots of money! :Emoticons09710:

Thank you so much :banana:
I'll take one of your bracelets Papoose, but you'll have to mail it to me! I'll pay for the shipping... It will be my reminder of what we had to go through to get here... I'll put it somewhere special in little one's room! I truly hope you next cycle is the one! Let me know when you get them and we'll figure it out.
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Sounds good :Emoticons09710:
Papoose, I think that this is a great idea!
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That is great that so many are able to help out!!! Wishing you the best of luck with the fundraising and the IVF!!!
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That's a great idea, I wish you the best in reaching your goal!
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Kerrilyn, I received the bracelets today and I have to say I almost cried. They are beautiful and were packaged with love, I can tell. I posted a picture of one on my facebook and EVERYONE wants at LEAST one!!! The 20 you sent me are all spoken for! People are telling me that they love the cause, and they love what the bracelets stand for. I will be eternally grateful to you. :')I have had a couple of donations on my page from people I don't even know. I am so overwhelmed with a feeling of love and... I don't even know the word to describe it. I have a renewed sense of hope and faith, in people... and in this upcoming cycle. I can't believe the tremendous support I am receiving. :)

My reproductive history (or lack thereof)

From age 13 to 18 I had one boyfriend who it turned out was unfaithful to me. We never used condoms because I trusted him and I was on birth control. He gave me an STD at age 17 (gonorrhea) and I had no symptoms, so I have no clue how long I had it before I had it treated.

From age 18 (yeah my relationships overlapped because I was "getting even" but fell in love with the guy I cheated with) to age 22 I was with a different guy. We lived together for 3 of those 4 years and ttc with no luck at all.

Age 23 to age 30 I was with my ex-husband. I started seeing my fertility specialist in 2004 (age 28). HSG showed clear tubes. Lap- 2 fibroids removed, some lysis of adhesions. 3 Clomid cycles all BFN. Another HSG showed clear tubes a year later, and another lap after that showed nothing major (exploratory). More clomid cycles, more bfn's. He never wanted to do ART, he called it "playing God". Then he cheated on me and I had to kick the bastard to the curb.

Age 32 (2008) to present, I have been with my second husband. We instantly fell in love and after a couple months of dating, moved in together and started ttc. We "just knew". We started seeing my same fertility specialist and had an HSG which showed one partially blocked tube (non-mechanical blockage). May 2009 I found out I was pregnant!! Very unexpected but very much wanted. Ultrasound at 6 weeks 6 days showed nothing in uterus, pregnancy was ectopic. It was removed at 7 weeks pregnant. Worst emotional pain ever sad.gif HSG 3 months later showed one fully blocked tube, one open. We registered in the IVF program in January 2010, and are just now in the process.

IVF #1
Suprefact: Sept 27-Oct 17
Puregon: Oct 8- Oct 17
ER: Oct 20
ET: 23: 3 eggs retrieved, all intact, 2 fertilized and made it to transfer!
Beta: November 4/10 moved up to Nov.2/10 because I started bleeding heavily and tested negative on a FRER. I am beyond devastated... Beta was less than 1.2 BFN

I am back on the waiting list at my clinic to do another IVF cycle. The wait is 8-9 months, so I won't be cycling until either July or August 2011. In the meantime, I will be trying naturally and giving "Benedryl therapy" a try in case I have implantation issues. Can't hurt.

HSG done March 15/11- Both tubes were clear. Appointment on April 6th, new b/w, pap, and Rx for Femara for May and June cycles.

IVF #2
July 25- first u/s and b/w. Cyst on right ovary & estrogen level high. Injections delayed.
July 28- second u/s and b/w; no change... cycle cancelled th_aggahhh.gif
July 31- October 1st I will be on BCP.
Oct 3- first u/s and E2 b/w- fingers crossed that the cyst will be gone...
Cyst is gone! Started microdose Suprefact (20 units) on October 4th twice a day, and Bravelle (150 iu) & Menopur (75 iu) on October 6th twice a day.
First monitoring appointment on October 12th!! Fingers still crossed!
ER, October 19th: 10 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized!!
ET, October 22nd: 2 embryos transferred (one was 8 celled, the other a morula)
BFP on early pregnancy test (10miu) on 8dp3dt
Beta: November 3rd!!! Fingers crossed!!! 112!!!!! yahoo.gif
Beta #2: November 5th- 133 sad.png
Beta #3: November 9th- 31... cry.gif Another angel baby in Heaven...

HSG; December/2011- Right tube blocked (hydrosalpinx) at the end where the ovary is. Left tube clear.

FET #1- transferred 3 embryos on March 23rd
BFN on FRER (April 4th)
Beta: April 5th- negative


December, 2012- Husband left me for another woman. TTC has ended for me.cry.gif


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