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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
1096856 tn?1333123585
12/09
Thank you Miranda!  Like I said, I'm not going back to her again.  I don't like it when doctors like to play like they know everthing, they don't!  If I was asking her my chances with IVF, okay, then she should tell me the stats, but if I want to just try on my own.... she should have said nothing more than... good luck, here are some things you might do to up your chances, not likely that it will be successful, but it has worked for women older than you and with higher FSH, so give it your best try!!!  Well, that's what I would say if I were a doctor.  Thank you again for your kind words.  Baby Dust to you my Dear!!!
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1076696 tn?1283033325
12/09
Hi, Miranda.

Yes, my clinic decided I don't get to have even the shred of hope of embryos in waiting somewhere. Their reasoning is that with frozen transfer the odds go down by 10%, my odds are under 1% to start, so the math means there's no point bothering.

I'm pretty much alone this weekend. A pair of out-of-town friends phoned this afternoon because they thought I'd want to talk--two male friends I can't talk to about this, but it was odd they randomly decided to phone. Tomorrow I'll be trying to catch back up on the work I missed this week.

Do you think you'll have the strength to keep trying until you're 44? I wished I'd made more of a fight of it this past year. But it sounds like you've had too rocky a path to this point.

Thank you for the virtual hugs. I really need some.
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509879 tn?1259342551
11/09
Yes, I'm on CD9! It took 32 days for AF to show, so I really think I might've had a second chemical pg, given that I was cramping 6dpo and that the flow was REALLY, REALLY heavy when she finally hit. There were just a lot of weird things about that cycle. So now I'm using my Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor and getting ready to BD soon.
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1106767 tn?1315054574
11/09
Thats so sweet of you honey,if it wasnt for the lovely women on here i wdnt have anyone for support.my partner works away 3 weeks and is at home for 3 weeks.At the moment hes due back in a weeks time and i always feel so much more alone when hes gone.All you ladies on here are such a great help for me and i really appreciate it thanks you xxx
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509879 tn?1259342551
11/09
Hi Miranda,

I'm so sorry to hear that you've had repeated losses. I was never pregnant in my life until last month and that resulted in an early miscarriage. I actually think I'm going through a second miscarriage right now, but I never got a blood test this last cycle to confirm pregnancy. I took several HPTs that were negative, but so was last months. Anyway, I understand getting on with your life. We're going to try a little longer and then will also move on. I wish you lots of luck!!
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509879 tn?1259342551
11/09
The workshop is 6.5 hours--very intensive. Where do you live? The workshop is in Woodstock, NY, which is about 2 hours from NYC. My DH is going with me, so it should be a very interesting experience. We are spending a lot of money on things like this (workshop, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, supplements, an appointment with Dr Sami David [the coauthor of Making Babies]), but since I'm not really a candidate for IVF, I figure why not? If I'm not pregnant in a year (I'm 43), we'll probably consider adoption or just go childless. So I'm going to do as much good stuff for my body as possible in this next year!
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1106767 tn?1315054574
11/09
Hi hun dont give up hope,i know how difficult it can be too.there are so many women out there who have had success in their 40s and even 50s.I have you in my thoughts x
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758493 tn?1271614763
11/09
Hey hunni - how are you doing.... SSBD to you :) xx
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773214 tn?1295138669
11/09
I hope it is my month but I'm not counting on it..lol.  Thanks though!
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611149 tn?1342711527
11/09
Hope you feel better soon!

I just wanted to let you know that I feel your pain.  Please know that it's not so much when it happens, but knowing that it will.  Happy Belated Birthday Fellow Scorpio!!  My birthday was last friday.  GOD BLESS!!!  
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758493 tn?1271614763
11/09
You deserve a big bear hug! Sorry this wasn't your month, I know how disappointed you are. Keeping you in my thoughts. x
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773214 tn?1295138669
11/09
Sorry about the BFN :(  I know how it feels!!!
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1021834 tn?1379295900
11/09
Thanks!  And a Happy Belated Bday to you!
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711326 tn?1297872110
10/09
Happy Halloween!
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711326 tn?1297872110
10/09
Mira,

         Thank you for your note and hugs.  I know it just doesn't seem fair when others are on birth control and can get pregnant without trying while the rest of us are having such problems.  I'm ordering one of those fertility monitors to see if that helps out any.  This coming month if my cycles are still really short I'm going to call the dr to see what they have to say about everything.  It may have just been because of this flu bug that just doesn't want to let go. Did you see the one post of the woman who is 50 and is pregnant.  Wow.  Hope I have one before hitting 40.  TC and hopefully this will be your month.  (hugs) Gail

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711326 tn?1297872110
10/09
That's good news that your cycles are back to normal and that you ovulated.  I'll still keep my fingers crossed that you may have caught this cycle and are pregnant.   It's still snowing today and is expected to keep snowing throughout the evening.  Right now the only thing I see is white outside the window.  The funny thing is that tomorrow it is supposed to be back up in the 50's.   I live in South Dakota.  Wasn't really the state that I would have chosen to live in but it is where my job brought me so I deal with it.   This is the first place I have lived that snows so last year it was pretty cool to see so much snow but this year, well it's snow lol.  
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711326 tn?1297872110
10/09
So far this RE hasn't mentioned wanting to monitor me since my last RE had done it and it was all in his notes.  I wish we had another RE in the area however this is the only one so I'm kind of stuck with him.    So how did your dr's appointment go?  Did you have lots of follies and does everything look good so far for this cycle?  
It's snowing again today pretty much all day too but thank goodness it is not accumulating but it will tonight.
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711326 tn?1297872110
10/09
Good to hear that you are doing good.  I haven't seen my RE for a while now.  He wants me to try a few natural cycles before doing anything else.  I know the feeling about getting up early to go and have your cycle monitored.  I had to do that once and everything checked out great.  I'm pretty sure that mine is timing now.  I was going to check into fertility monitors so I don't have to guess at the OPK's.  I'm sure that I've been ovulating earlier than I am catching.  
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657364 tn?1261263157
10/09
I'm doing fine.  I'm just waiting for both of us to find jobs, again, since we just moved back to CA. and I'm hoping to pay off the Dr. and save more $$$$ to try one last time.  Hopefully, God willing, we'll do it this year.  Here's praying this year is the best year ever for us all, Amen.  Take care.  O:-)
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1066572 tn?1296243601
10/09
Thanks for your message - so far all is going well.  Got my second beta back yesterday and it was 300.  Now have a 2+ week wait for the ultrasound.

There are still so many hurdles, we'll just take one day at a time.

Take care,

Kathy
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870652 tn?1260323036
10/09
You deserve a big bear hug!  How are you doing? I am glad to hear from you.Thank you for the congratulations.I am just holding out as long as I can.My 1st ultrasound is on Nov10. I will be 9 weeks by then.I have always miscarried between 8-9 weeks so I am praying that I don't have to go through it a 4th time.It is just too much to bear.I pray that you find the strength to continue ttc.It was very hard for me after having 3 miscarriages but I am not giving up! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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711326 tn?1297872110
10/09
Hi Mira,   Thank you for the note.  I'm glad to see you are back on but still so sorry you had to go through such a hard time.  I was hoping that this one was going to be the one for you.   Losing one of the family members is so hard even when it is a cat or a dog.  You get so attached to them and it is like losing a child.   My foot has been doing great. I'm finally able to get my shoe on and am able to walk/run without any pain now.   AF has been a frequent monthly visitor here w/ me so I'm thinking about buying a fertility monitor instead of the OPK's to get better readings to maybe help w/ the ttc.
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693804 tn?1304724074
10/09
Thanks Miranda! I've been trying naturally for almost a year with no luck yet. Maybe after the new year if nothing i'll try another approach. I guess i'm just a stubborn and determined girl :)
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693804 tn?1304724074
10/09
Hi Miranda! Welcome to our group! Baby Dust Buddies is a friendly group of women all headed in the same direction. Look forward to getting to know you!  Lori
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10/09
Welcome to our Baby Dust Buddies Group!  The women there are just fantastic.  Feel free to post an introduction or just jump right in!
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991222 tn?1333994333
10/09
Just a quick note to say hi!
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657364 tn?1261263157
10/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
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09/09
Hi Miranda,  I think you and I had a miscarriage and D&C around the same time and I just wanted to check in with you to see how you are doing.  I hope you are feeling ok....  I am also wondering whether you have had your period yet and whether you are ttc yet.  I don't think my body is reacting in the normal way to a D&C and am confused by what is going on with my body.
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Avatar universal
09/09
I just got my CD 3 bloodwork yesterday and my FSH is 10 this month (my highest was 15 in March 2009.)  The DHEA certainly is lowering my levels.  How is your FSH levels?  I was discussing IVF with my RE for next cycle....as I need to just make a decision to get on with it.  I have been on DHEA for 9 months now (apparently it is a good 5 to 6 months for it to be very effective in your system prior to IVF).  My clinic Toronto West Fertility does their IVF procedures at the CREATE facility.  (which is your clinic).  Dr.Ryan at Toronto West Fertility is committed to helping women of "advanced maternal age" ....I don't feel advanced or old.  However, my eggs know otherwise!  He really feels strongly and has great success with DHEA in women of advanced maternal age.  
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Avatar universal
09/09
I thought I was having miscarriages because of Low progesterone levels.  And now I understand it simply is aneuploidy and the quality of my eggs.I am hoping that DHEA is the answer.  I went and "tried out another fertility clinic" TCART , as I had heard they were doing a new procedure with IVF; Polar Body Biopsy which is quite revolutionary in Canada, however they have some glitches and the progream is on hold. (TCART was using DHEA a few years ago, however, they no longer believe it has any positive effect, they believe that CoEnzyme Q10 800mg/day will improve the eggs.  So to cover all fields I am doing both DHEA & Q10.  How long have you been on DHEA?  Is this your first child?  Again I am sorry for you most recent loss; it really is devastating and stay strong and keep faith.
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Avatar universal
09/09
I am so sorry for your loss.  It is so heartbreaking and discouraging.  I hope that you are ok and that you will keep your spirits up and know that it will happen. I didn't realize it is only 800 character limit on the first message I sent.  As I was saying my RE is leading the research and his clinic deals and specializes in patients advanced maternal age.  After 4 chemical pregnancies (all natural) and no conception doing IUI with femara.  I am ready to move on and try IVF.  I am concerned about being in DHEA too long.  How long have you been on DHEA?  What is your RE's philosophy and reason for not using it in patients over 40?  It seems this is when you most need it dealing with  aneuploidy.  
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09/09
Hello,
I just read your post on the fertility forum and I am wondering about DHEA myself.  I'm in Toronto and my RE (at CREATE) told me that he prescribes DHEA to women under age 39.  Alas, I am over 40.  I have just had my 4th pregnancy loss last week - all conceived naturally - but not able to sustain.  Can you share what your Dr. has told you about DHEA?

Thank you,
Hi there,
I am at Toronto West Fertility and my doctor is doing a joint study and paper with Centre for Human Reproduction in New York.  Here is a link with some very interesting info on DHEA  http://www.centerforhumanreprod.com/premature_ovaries.html
It especially is focused on DHEA with advanced maternal age (those 38 and older). I am actually going for my Cycle day 3 bloodwork tomorrow and will get more detail

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