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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:57 PM

Topic title ...self explanatory! :banana: Howz the little ones doing?....can ya tell the boss is gone and I can linger through my email! :banana: :banana:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:37 PM

You must be :zz: ...rightfully so. I will check back tonite once I get to the hotel and use their computer...hope you had a nice rest buddy

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 05:16 PM

Hi Kelly,

You're so funny. I was :zz: and some of this :( (worried haha). I have 14 embies so far :banana: . We go in for transfer on Friday at 9:45am, I heard that it's simple. I should hope so after yesterday, holy moly! I can't believe how huge my tummy is now, it's amazing. I remember Kris saying how big hers was, now I know what she was talking about! I still can't stand straight up, I'm kinda bent over a bit still :blush: .

So, how you holding up? No news yet, not till tomorrow, right? Awww bummer, I guess you and I will still do our 2 ww together, I'll just be a week ahead of you :P . Do you have any idea on when your e/r could be? How long have you been on the injectables? Feels like forever to me :icon_wink: . I have to go rest some more, thanks for checking in :wub:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:00 PM

:banana: :banana: 14!!!! I have tears of joy in my eyes right now for you! That is awesome!! :dance: :dance: I am so thrilled for you! My e/r could be monday...if everything is going as planned...I hope so! I will know tomorrow! Now go and lay down again... :zz: back to the couch with remote in hand and hot water bottle...

I can imagine how sore it is to stand straight..it is hard right now to stand straight sometimes...my tummy is feeling more bloated by the day. Did I tell you I really did a number on myself yesterday at injection? I must have hit a teeny vein and it bled more than it should...I swole right up and it has an ugly big bruise now...eek. :pardon: :bang: :oops: I sure hope my ovary stays right where it should! Those brats... :mf_swordfight:

later buddy! :wavey:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 07:10 PM

Hey Kelly and Shawn!!

I haven't chatted with you guys in a while. I've been really busy, but I have been reading all your posts. You guys make me laugh. :rofl:

I hope that you are both doing well!

Cheers,
Heather :wavey:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:10 PM

Hey Heather! :wavey: ...doing good here...patiently waiting... :flowers:

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:58 PM

Shawn, this is so exciting now.. i was sooo nervous waiting to hear how many fertiltized, then how many divided, then how many went to 8 cells .. then how many were good enough to freeze ... then the transfer happens then nothin.. you just sit & worry & freak out for 2 weeks... i can't wait to hear the next results!! my tummy calmed down after about 5 days.. but then poofed up again when i got pregnant... the hcg released in pregnancy makes your ovaries stay/get big again for up to 10 weeks!!

exciting exciting

kris

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:56 AM

Hey Kelly and Shawn!!

I haven't chatted with you guys in a while.  I've been really busy, but I have been reading all your posts.  You guys make me laugh.  :rofl:

I hope that you are both doing well!

Cheers,
Heather  :wavey:

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Heya Heather, I wrote to you in your post about looking for a "druggie buddy" :rofl: , I was wondering where you had gone to. Nice to see you back here :D . You're so close girl, I can't believe it!!!! I'm getting so excited to see people getting closer and closer, now I can wait to hear the outcomes :banana:

Keep us posted ok, don't stray too far, we worry about you :icon_wink: .

Shawn

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:07 AM

Shawn, this is so exciting now.. i was sooo nervous waiting to hear how many fertiltized, then how many divided, then how many went to 8 cells .. then how many were good enough to freeze ... then the transfer happens then nothin.. you just sit & worry & freak out for 2 weeks...  i can't wait to hear the next results!!  my tummy calmed down after about 5 days.. but then poofed up again when i got pregnant... the hcg released in pregnancy makes your ovaries stay/get big again for up to 10 weeks!!

exciting exciting

kris

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Hi Kris,

I replied to you about the updates on my embryos in another post. VGH doesn't do that :( , you call the day after e/r and they tell you how many fertilized and then that's it. The day of the transfer I will get all the stats, bummer hu? I'm just dying to know, too!!!

As for my belly, I never forgot how you mentioned that you were still so big for so long. I'm glad I kept that in mind :P . Did you have kind of like a stomach ache? Not just my ovaries hurt, it's all the way up under my ribcage, too, and sooooooooo sensitive to touch. :ouch: I've kind of lost a little faith in the nurses after the whole catheter incident, so I don't really want to ask them :icon_question: , maybe I should anyhow, I just hope it's normal! I can't imagine my tummy poofing up anymore, I'm surprised I don't have stretch marks now! :blink: I'll definately let you all know about my little ones tomorrow! Did you get a picture?? I want one :blush:

How have YOU been feeling??! You must go for an u/s soon again, are you going to find out the sex? :banana: :banana: :banana:

Shawn

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:20 AM

:banana:   :banana: 14!!!!  I have tears of joy in my eyes right now for you!  That is awesome!!  :dance:   :dance:   I am so thrilled for you!  My e/r could be monday...if everything is going as planned...I hope so!  I will know tomorrow!  Now go and lay down again... :zz: back to the couch with remote in hand and hot water bottle...

I can imagine how sore it is to stand straight..it is hard right now to stand straight sometimes...my tummy is feeling more bloated by the day.  Did I tell you I really did a number on myself yesterday at injection?  I must have hit a teeny vein and it bled more than it should...I swole right up and it has an ugly big bruise now...eek.  :pardon:   :bang:   :oops:   I sure hope my ovary stays right where it should!  Those brats... :mf_swordfight:

later buddy!  :wavey:

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Hey Kelly,

YOU have tears of joy?! Your e/r could be Monday??!!!! Ahhhh OMG, that is so soon! I'm getting sick of laying down, it's so boring :angry: . I watched Watership Down yesterday, that was a mistake! :icon_cry: Your tummy is bloated now? Ohhh you just wait :o !

Poor you, you must have hit something! I know the same thing happened to me, but I injected into a bruise so it did swell up a bit and bled some, that was one of the injections that hurt... made me scared for the next one :blink: . Hopefully this will be your last day of injections, then! I had to stop for a few days before my HCG, but my numbers were also high, too. You go for b/w and u/s today? I can't wait to hear what you're at now :banana:

This smilie :mf_swordfight: looks exactly like what I saw on the screen during my e/r :rofl: , he tried to poke and the silly little ovary kept backing away! I'm kidding, I didn't watch then, I was too busy digging my nails into dh and :icon_cry: , but I imagine that's what it looked like! :P Off to drink more gatorade (no coffee :( ). Talk to you later, hope it's all good news!

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:49 AM

Good morning! :banana:

I am doing excellent as per my doc! :D follies are at 1.34 mm and they like to see 1.8 - 2 mm before the trigger..so she said today I have my injection and then tomorrow should be my last dose before my trigger! I am getting there...my lining is looking great too...she said I am doing really good.

that just sucks that your clinic doesn't give you daily updates...sheesh...I can't wait until tomorrow for you buddy!! :drinks:

So we will all be back in Calgary for the weekend tomorrow night! Wow, I can't believe it is getting so close...time sure flies man. :banana:

Ok...I better run and check out of my room and head back home...just wanted to make sure I updated you all!!

later chickees! :beach:

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:53 AM

do you know how many follicles you have??! Woo hooo!!!

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 01:51 PM

i have to be quick cause i'm on here when i should be getting ready for my FIRST PRENATAL APPOINTMENT!! with my family doctor, but for a few days after my egg retrieval my whole abdomen was swollen & tender ... not in pain, but i couldn't move fast and when i'd sleep or stay in one position too long, then move it would hurt - felt like something was tearing. apparently your ovaries let a lot of blood out into your abdomen.. so you have a lot of fluid just hanging free in your abdomen right now. i was worried that i had OHSS for a day or 2, but then it started to get more comfortable.. by the egg retrieval i was feeling better.. only 3 days later. but you having OHSS.. not sure.. you're supposed to measure around aren't you & make sure it's not getting bigger?

ok that wasn't so quick - i have a problem with that. can't wait to hear your update tomorrow!!

kris

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 04:28 PM

UPDATE...GOT A CALL FROM THE CLINIC ONCE I GOT HOME...MY E2 LEVELS ARE 8662...SO NOW I AM AT A RISK OF OHSS...FOR GOD'S SAKE...THEY WANT ME BACK TOMORROW MORNING NOW INSTEAD...SO THEY ALSO HAD ME BUY MORE PUREGON WHEN I WAS THERE..NOT I MIGHT HAVE TO COAST A DAY AND NOT EVEN NEED IT...THEY HAD BETTER LET ME RETURN IT...

I HAVE ONE FOLLICLE THAT IS 17 AND THEY LIKE TO SEE THEM AT 18...SO I AM SO CLOSE...CLOSER THAN WHAT THEY HAD THOUGHT...WOW...WHY WOULD THEY SEND ME HOME BEFORE RESULTS FROM THE BLOOD TEST? I AM KINDA FREAKED NOW... :mf_swordfight:

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:01 PM

Settle down Kelly :blink: , it's ok. Remember, same thing happened to me but as long as they catch it before it gets bad you're ok. My levels were the same I think, and when they had those results I was told to hold off on my Gonal and then the next day my levels went up 4,000... so you're almost there! Even if you do get OHSS, you have a follicle that is measuring 17!!! That's great!!! Tomorrow will be completely different and that 17 will probably be a 20! :banana: You don't want high E2 levels with small follicles, bad bad :icon_exclaim: . Be happy that they want you in the next day, sounds like you're in good hands. Just think, in 2 more days you could be getting your e/r done!

So, today you skip your injection? Man, it's amazing how this happens isn't it? Don't worry Kelly, you'll be ok, stress DOES NOT help (the nurse told me) :icon_wink: . Try to relax and drink TONS of clear fluids, drink Gatorade if you like it. Don't have sex and don't do anything to strain yourself or use up a lot of energy. These are all the things I was told AFTER I was informed I had OHSS, figured it might help you to be one up on them! :icon_question: Can't hurt, right?

You'll be fiiiiiiine, I know, easy for me to say but I'm dealing with it, and so can you :thumbup: Let me know what happens, good luck, now GO REST!

Shawn

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:09 PM

i have to be quick cause i'm on here when i should be getting ready for my FIRST PRENATAL APPOINTMENT!!  with my family doctor, but for a few days after my egg retrieval my whole abdomen was swollen & tender ... not in pain, but i couldn't move fast and when i'd sleep or stay in one position too long, then move it would hurt - felt like something was tearing.  apparently your ovaries let a lot of blood out into your abdomen.. so you have a lot of fluid just hanging free in your abdomen right now.  i was worried that i had OHSS for a day or 2, but then it started to get more comfortable.. by the egg retrieval i was feeling better.. only 3 days later.  but you having OHSS.. not sure.. you're supposed to measure around aren't you & make sure it's not getting bigger?

ok that wasn't so quick - i have a problem with that.  can't wait to hear your update tomorrow!!

kris

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YAY Kris, how exciting is that?!! Your first visit, awwwwwww! I called the office today to ask them if I was still supposed to be THIS sore, I knew the answer but I guess I needed the reassurance. It's a combination of the OHSS and the manipulation of that darn ovary that decided to take off and hide <_< . They don't figure it's serious as I am peeing and don't have diarrhea. On the downside, I am short of breath (fluid retention like you said) and my abdomen is very large and tender. I actually think it's getting a bit smaller, I've been peeing like crazy today, so that's a good sign. She said everything is pushed up and out of place from where it normally is, :huh: , makes sense. I go there tomorrow (transfer) so they'll have a good look and maybe another u/s to make sure all is well.

So, I'm just a sissy afterall! :P Hope your first prenatal visit is good!! Can't wait to hear :banana:

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:52 PM

Kelly...

I went to Calgary too... try not to worry too much (ya easy for me to say !! :) ) they know what they are doing there!!! Call if you have any concerns!! Hang in there you are almost there!

Good luck and keep us posted!!!
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1st FET - Sept 04 - BFN
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Posted 29 January 2005 - 12:42 AM

hey buddy!

Ok..I am at the hotel again..but with hubs and son...we should be having our e/r monday or tuesday! :banana: Today they assured me I wasn't looking OHSS after all...whew. I did do a dose of puregon today..150 instead of 225...hopefully that will be it! should be right?

So.....how are your embies doing my buddy? :drinks:

We got our computer home tonite so I will be able to keep caught up with everything...can't stay on a public puter for too long...I miss everyone so much....I will fill you in tomorrow after my u/s and bloodwork!! :D