Posted 30 September 2018 - 04:44 PM
Oh and just wanted to add - I did get 1 egg and it fertilized and day 3 looking good. I only had 1 and it was my natural egg which my body would have released!
Hey Wannabe - it seems you and I are quite similar. I did my first cycle in May and did a long protocol (antagonist) and ended up with 3 follys and 2 collected. Both put in on day 3 and neither implanted. Likely aneuploid. I am going round 2 in November, we are the same age. I am suprised that you did a natural cycle as a first cycle... was it the flare protocol? Did you take any supplements, saizen HGH, DHEA or ova boost before hand? What does your RE think your next cycle will look like? Best of luck!
TTC: 10 Years
I wish that I could cohesively list all the dates of all the stuff that has gone on with this fertility struggle, but I cant remember the dates, but here is a list ... which should give you the gist.
2 years, TTC naturally BFN all of the time!
1 year ago we go on Clomid, on the third month BFP! - chemical pregnancy 4wks
Clomid again, BFP - ectopic treated with Methotrexate (sad day)
Clomid again BFP - chemical 5wks
Sonohystogram - all is ok, DH is checked - he's fine too - no explanation
6 months later
August, Clomid BFP!
Beta doubelling, YES!
5 wk u/s no gestational sac anywhere
6wk u/s same as above
7wk u/s same again, FS suggests Methotrexate based on my past history, we decide we are going to wait another 48 hours to confirm as u/s cannot see sac though also cannot see anything in tubes etc and we are hopeful that dates are slightly early, we really want this baby so we decide to wait it out.
48 hours later in the shower, tube ruptures - off to Emerg
u/s - heart beat in my r.tube (tears and unbelievable sadness)
Surgery to remove r.tube - Dr tells me after that he took my r.ovary as well as my tube was fused to my ovary with scar tissue.
Dr runs die through left tube to check its open..... blocked!
Awaiting referral to Mt. Sinai for 3 OHIP covered rounds of IVF.
Referral to Mt.Sinai October 17th (got the phone call in about a week from the time i sent the referral) !!
UPDATE ** at the time in 2015, mt sinai declined me for funded IVF I was 35 but I was too heavy, at about 350lbs. Dr Greenblatt asked me to loose 100lbs. Cue depression eating and fast forward 3 years, now weighing 400lbs.
In March 2017 I had Gastic Bypass surgery and went from 388 to 205.
Started first funded cycle of IVF May 2018
Antagonist long protocol - estrace priming, gonal F, menopur, ganirelix - I ended up injecting myself for 18 days in total, at the very highest doses of all these meds. I ended up with 3 follicles measuring 2.1, 1.9 and 1.7 before trigger. On ER, they took out 2 mature oocytes. They both fertilized over night and by day three, they were 8 cell and 10 cell, looking very good. The dr's did a day 3 transfer of both, neither implanted. Likely because they were aneuploid (abnormal).
I took a few months off to gather $15,000 for another fresh cycle that includes drugs etc... Dr Greenblatt will do a flare protocol (minimal drugs) this time and aim for quality over quantity. Though, with one ovary and being 38 there is no fear of quantity ha ha. I have been taking DHEA, and OVA boost in hopes to help my quality.. Also Co q 10 and multi vitamins.
It is Sept 29th and I am due to call in my day one any day. I understand that I will do birth control priming with this cycle. Wish me luck ladies.... If this doesnt work we will go onto donor egs. xo