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#51 CdnHockeyGal

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 12:06 AM

There are so few opportunities in life to enjoy a poutine station at a wedding...I say go for it!
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Posted 05 October 2014 - 09:23 AM

I didn't have a huge quantity, but I did have a small plateful. It was delicious. Had a bit of cake too, but couldn't finish it. The rest of the meal wasn't too bad. Going to the natural market today to get some good food.


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 09:41 AM

I just found a recipe for Creme brûlée French toast. I'm sure one piece won't be that bad.... This will not end well.
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Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 11:51 AM

Back on the wagon today after a week away of gluttony & good wine. :-). Toast with PB & oranges for breakfast.
It was long, awful & hard. We got very lucky and didn't run out of both emotional and financial resources. We saw some of the most beautiful of people in our lowest moments. Baby Girl arrived Apr 10/2018

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

POUTINE STATION, how in my 35 shit, 36 years on this planet have I never been introduced to such a thing?  You'd have to pry me off of that like a loonie in a stripper's navel.

 

I've been absent because 1. I had an impossible work deadline that I managed to meet, and 2. We have been running back and forth to Kananaskis all weekend for a puppy adoption.  And he's home now :)  There have been many many walks since I was last on here, but not so many opportunities to get on the elliptical.  I will be tonight for sure.  Though, I haven't had a lot of time to pig out at all, I've actually been skipping a bunch of meals (not better, I know that).  I'll weigh myself tonight to see if there has been any changes (down, pleasepleasepleaseplease)

 

How's everyone else doing? 


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

I experienced my first poutine station last weekend and it was everything I hoped it could be.  :)  I have not weighed myself due to the poutine & red wine consumption.  Went to hot yoga on Monday, went to zumba last night and am heading to step aerobics tonight.  I'm hoping that I'll feel it's not terribly torturous to step on the scale on Sunday...we'll see.  LOL


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:43 PM

2014-09-30: 0 lbs

2014-10-08: -0.8 lbs

 

Note, that's not in addition to my last update, that's my new 'total'.  Brutal.  At least it's not a gain, I guess.  Well, no better incentive to get on the machine I suppose ;)


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:11 PM

I won't be stepping on the scale for probably the next week - I'm in full blown PMS right now and I always retain water. 

 

Feeling pretty anemic so I'm eating more red meat than usual - I'm craving it and I haven't really had any cravings in quite a while. Also not doing a lot of activity today. Took my dog for a walk (shorter than usual, but still a walk) and I'm calling that a victory for today. I feel asleep at work so I'm not expecting too much.

 

As for the poutine station, it was lovely. Fries, gravy, curds and green onions. The fries were wonderful. I wish I would have eaten less of the dinner so I could have indulged in more poutine. Just the thing to soak up all the wine I was drinking.


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:17 PM

Meary - At least it's in the right direction. There is always next week. Unfortunately Thanksgiving happens. Why is there always something to tempt?


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

The poutine station does sound wonderful.

I have family in town. I am trying to behave myself, especially with Thanksgiving coming.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:31 PM

Good for all of you ladies that are staying active :)

 

AFM:  well, I managed to get up 5:30am 3x last week and 3x so far this week and stepped on the stairmaster for 20 minutes.  Went to the gym 3x so far last 2 weeks, walked/jogged 45minutes 2x, road bike home from work (30 minutes) 2x.  I also had a green smoothy and green juice most days and I ate quite healthy.  But my downfall - after all that I have this habit of ruining it right before bed :(  I like to have a cup of tea with something sweet.  I tried not to do it but the chocolate bar kept calling me - I wouldn't listen at first but then I gave in :(  I also had 2 glasses of wine on the weekend and the next I felt so tired and dehydrated.  I must say, those 2 glasses of wine really did a number on me.  Note to self, no wine and no sweets :(


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:55 PM

Really you're better to have limited wine and chocolate rather than none at all. The good/bad thing about Halloween is you can get snack size ones if you're disciplined enough to only have one or two.
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Me - now 36 Him - 37
Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 06:06 PM

That's my problem though - I have a really hard time limiting sweets.  Its pretty much every night.  I really wish I didn't have a sweet tooth:(

Wine I can easily limit though - I enjoy it but I can do without no problem.


1993 - started ttc, Aug 97-1st IVF BFN, Nov 97 FET BFN,  Aug 98 - 2nd IVF BFN, Nov 98 FET BFN, 1999-2000 - several IUI's - all BFN's, 2002 - 3rd IVF BFN, FET BFN, 2004 - 4th IVF - cancelled for poor response, 5th IVF with known donor BFN

June 2006 - ***** BFP (naturally)******  2007 *****DS was born

2008 - TTC again, 2010- started peri-menopause, 2013 - full menopause , 2014 -exploring donor egg

Nov 2014 - transfer 2 5 day embryos  Dec 2014 - BFP ***** DS born*****

Sept 2017 - transfer 2 5 day embryos - BFP


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

I am stuffed to full of sushi right now I am starting to get a bit of a stomach ache. At least it was a lot of protein.

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

How'd everyone do over thanksgiving?  Dare I even ask?


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 02:09 PM

How'd everyone do over thanksgiving?  Dare I even ask?

 

Okay I've fallen off the diet lately and thanksgiving hasn't helped. Part of me just feels like I should get through the leftovers so that they aren't staring me in the face and won't have the urge to splurge... how bad is that lol.

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!


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About Us:

​Trying to conceive since 2013 (male factor); Me: 39 yrs old; DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

~ 2014 ~ IVF Cycle #1:

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized; 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- transferred two day-3s: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2; Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

- added Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif  Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

~ 2016/17IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all cycle

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Feb. 6: start Teva-Doxycycline antibiotic100mg one day before procedure
Feb. 7: scheduled transfer at 11:45am; 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg taken 45mins before transfer; transfer of one 4AA blast

Feb.20: BETA - BFN; approved to go right into another natural FET with no cycle in between

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Feb.24: CD3 - u/s and b/w= nothing said about lining; E2 19, LH 4.4 IU/L, FSH 6.6 IU/L, Prolactin 8.1 Ng/mL, TSH 2.22 IU/L, Progesterone 1.6 nmol/L, Glucose 4.1 - I requested (norm is 3.6-7.7); back on CD15; acupuncture 2x weekly until fet to try and bring on LH surge sooner than CD17.

Mar.6: OPK positive in the evening so looks like I will be going into the clinic tomorrow

Mar.7: CD14 - u/s and b/w= 11mm triple lining; E2 712, LH 32 IU/L

Mar.8: CD15 - b/w= confirmed LH surge was yesterday; E2 343, LH 8.12 IU/L; start Endometrin 3x/daily

Mar.11: start Doxycycline antibiotic 100mg (8 pills total) one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished

Mar.12: scheduled transfer at 10am of one 4BA blast; 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg taken 45mins before transfer

Mar.23: HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​Mar.25: Beta #1= 788 hcg, Progesterone 107 nmol/L; RE happy with results so skipping beta #2 and going right to u/s

​Apr.4: had light bleeding last night so went to clinic where they did an u/s; too early to really see much but did see a gestational sac; u/s moved from Apr.8th to 15th

Apr.18: First u/s scheduled (at 8 wks).... omg there are twins!!! One had a heartbeat of 140 and the other only 80 so being referred to the head OB of internal fetal medicine as it looks like I may have a vanishing twin which RE said 50% of twins go down to one before the 2nd trimester.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 02:12 PM

(hangs head in shame, slinks away)

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 06:14 PM

Same weight...which is I suppose not an awful outcome...but...so depressing.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:08 AM

All right, back on track.
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

Totally off track. I'm on day 8 of PMS from hell. Carrying water weight again. It's a typical symptom for me but worse. Not overly worried as all my symptoms are worse this month with no AF in sight (expect cramps which seem to have gone awol). Hungry all the time and too miserable to do much beyond walking the dog. Super grumpy too!
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

Last time I weighed myself I was only down an additional .1 lbs.  However I do feel a bit better regardless.  And hey, no gain after thanksgiving is appreciated. We've been taking loooong walks with the dogs every night...and a lot of playing in the backyard.  I guess for now that will have to do.

 

Running on the elliptical tonight.  Actually looking forward to it.

 

Also, I need to wax my armpits and go back to swimming in the morning.  Without having that activity, I just laze in bed instead, which is for SURE no better.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:22 PM

Forgot to pack my runners to put in my suitcase...boo.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:41 PM

AAArrrggghhh - not only is there a bake sale in the office today - right where I go get my water and tea every hour, but a very well meaning nice colleague went and and got my team some coffee, timbits, and bagels from Tim Hortons.

 

So I am doing quite well with my exercise - went for a jog around the lake we live close to this weekend, and got up at 5:30 twice so far this week and did stairmaster for 20 minutes.  Its just what sometimes goes into my mouth that is the problem :(


1993 - started ttc, Aug 97-1st IVF BFN, Nov 97 FET BFN,  Aug 98 - 2nd IVF BFN, Nov 98 FET BFN, 1999-2000 - several IUI's - all BFN's, 2002 - 3rd IVF BFN, FET BFN, 2004 - 4th IVF - cancelled for poor response, 5th IVF with known donor BFN

June 2006 - ***** BFP (naturally)******  2007 *****DS was born

2008 - TTC again, 2010- started peri-menopause, 2013 - full menopause , 2014 -exploring donor egg

Nov 2014 - transfer 2 5 day embryos  Dec 2014 - BFP ***** DS born*****

Sept 2017 - transfer 2 5 day embryos - BFP


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:54 PM

I admire those of you who can get up early to exercise. My bed is just too warm and cozy in the mornings.
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:26 PM

Ha ha Crazy that is so true!  I could never ever get up early before in my life.  But I few weeks ago I had a "chat" with myself and realized for me that I just hate getting up early.  I have to get up at 6am anyways and I kind of realized that whether it's 6am or 5:30am, that either is time is just as hard for me to get up so I may as well just get up 1/2 hr early and do some movement for 20 minutes. Last week there was 1 day I was really sore and tired and decided to just sleep until 6.  Then I started feeling guilty and thought to myself, what is better for my body, to lay here for another 1/2 or get up now and get on the stairmaster for 20 minutes (at a lower level since my butt and legs were sore)?  The stairmaster won out so I got up :)


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1993 - started ttc, Aug 97-1st IVF BFN, Nov 97 FET BFN,  Aug 98 - 2nd IVF BFN, Nov 98 FET BFN, 1999-2000 - several IUI's - all BFN's, 2002 - 3rd IVF BFN, FET BFN, 2004 - 4th IVF - cancelled for poor response, 5th IVF with known donor BFN

June 2006 - ***** BFP (naturally)******  2007 *****DS was born

2008 - TTC again, 2010- started peri-menopause, 2013 - full menopause , 2014 -exploring donor egg

Nov 2014 - transfer 2 5 day embryos  Dec 2014 - BFP ***** DS born*****

Sept 2017 - transfer 2 5 day embryos - BFP