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Here we go again!

Posted by papoose76 , 07 October 2011 · 1123 views

Some of you may remember me from last year. Some of you have cycled with me, and have gone on to have your babies, some of you have left ivf.ca, some of you are in my shoes, some of you may not be.

My name is Nona, I'm 35 years old and going through primary infertility. I did my first round of ivf last October. We retrieved only 3 eggs, and of those 3, two fertilized and were transferred. I did not get pregnant. I put our names back on the waiting list and were supposed to cycle in July (this past summer) but I had a cyst on my right ovary. I was put on birth control and had to wait until now to start again. So now I am on a higher dose of stims and a microdose of Suprefact (both twice a day).

So far, I am two days into my stims and feeling ok. I am really hoping and praying that this is going to be my "finally". My ex husband and I tried to have a baby for 8 years and he didn't want to do ivf. I have been ttc with my now husband for 3 years. I have had only one pregnancy in my lifetime and that was in May, 2009. It turned out to be ectopic. :tears: I still mourn that baby... I have a little yellow teddy bear with wings tattooed on the inside of my left wrist and it has the date "May 21, 2009" underneath. That is the day I had my laparoscopic surgery to remove my beloved angel from my tube.

I'm a little all over the place here with this blog entry but the main idea is that I'm really hoping and praying that this second ivf is successful.




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silverdollar
Oct 07 2011 09:12 AM
Good luck, rooting for you! Love your new photo!
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Good Luck Nona! This is your Time!!!
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The best of luck, Nona!!!
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galfromaway
Oct 07 2011 12:36 PM
Good luck!! :)
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Best of luck to you!
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Karolinasmommy
Oct 07 2011 01:21 PM
I think I do remember you. Are you a school teacher?
Anyway, good luck with this round:) I will have my FX for you!!

Sometimes a rainbow baby comes because of that little angel up there. Your own personal angel looking out for you, even on the days you do not feel it.

(((BIG HUGS)))

D
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Beautiful profile pic! I remember you and I hope that this is THE cycle for you. Fingers crossed!!! Best of luck!
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Thanks ladies! Yes D, I'm a teacher (grade 3 this year). All of your words mean a lot to me :)
Good luck with your cycle! FX for you!
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Hurray for finally getting the green light! Hopefully you get some great embies and this is the cycle worth waiting for!
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joyfulintent
Oct 08 2011 01:23 PM
good luck! welcome back
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Thank you :)
HI! Looks like we are cycling toghether! It is my 3rd IVF :)
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Good luck to you mmv!!!

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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Him: 36 years young wink.gif
Step-son: 14
Step-daughter: 12
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