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Gearing up for IVF #2

Posted by papoose76 , 27 May 2011 · 879 views

So, it's been 7 months since IVF #1 and despite my "natural" (benedryl, preseed, Femara, etc.) attempts at getting pregnant, nothing has come about. I have not fallen pregnant. Don't you hate that term? LOL I do. "Oh, I fell pregnant" Pssh it's like "oops, I tripped and when I got up, poof! I was pregnant" <_<

I am just finishing my first Femara cycle (cd 29) and got a :th_abfn: yesterday. I'm quite alright with it. I wanted to do these 2 cycles of Femara just to see, you know? Ever since my HSG showed clear tubes in March (was it March?), I had a inkling of hope that MAYBE it could happen naturally. Of course, I am always afraid of having another ectopic so that's in the back of my mind. Anyway, I should be starting AF today or tomorrow. Yay.

I will be doing one more Femara cycle in June. My last ditch attempt! :blush: Then after that cycle is over, I will be starting my BCP. I'll be starting my Suprefact injections on July 26 twice a day, then Bravelle & Menopur on the 28th twice a day. My belly is going to be so bruised! Last cycle we only got 3 eggs, of which 2 fertilized. That's why my meds are doubled this time. I hope to get a few frosties. :crsd:

This journey has been so long and painful, and if IVF #2 doesn't work I just don't know if I have it in me to try again. Who's to say, though? All I know is that I so desparately want to be a mommy.

May 27 2011 09:27 AM
Good luck, cheering you on!
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I hope that you get a BFP soon. Good luck!
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Good luck!
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Good luck, Papoose! I'll be cheering you on.
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May 27 2011 01:01 PM
Hope this is it for you!!
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I'm right there with ya! I'll be doing my first IVF in July!
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Praying this time will work for you! I'll be chearing you on!
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May 28 2011 11:20 AM
I'm just in the two week waiting period, all the best to you hope it goes by fast and is susses
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I fell when I was in Victoria during my cycle and....nope, no pregnancy! Just a skinned knee! ;)

Sorry your cycles of Femara didn't work out, it would have been great to not have to go through another IVF cycle, huh? Anyway, good luck with your cycle, I'll be following along with all of the crazy symptoms and ups and downs of it all with you :Emoticons09710:
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Good luck!!! I am new to the site but I believe in positive energy..... So, once again Bonne Chance! :th_acheerlead:
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I just wanted to wish you luck! I believe that this can/will happen for you! Sending you megawatt positive vibes and prayers! :)
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Good luck Papoose!!!!!!
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Thank you everyone :Emoticons09710:

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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