Well ladies, the day has come for my ER. It is scheduled for 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Although I am a bit anxious and super nervous, I am having faith that God will see me through this and bless me with that one or two special embies and my prayers will finally be answered. It has been a long and emotional TTC journey and if this IVF cycle does not work then it will have to be the end of the road for me. So therefore so much is riding on this. I know I am not alone and many of you are going through the same.
With that being said, I am saying prayers for not just myself, but for everyone who is going through the same and is giving their all to become a Momma like their heart desires. May God bless you all with the gift of Motherhood!
We are good to go, unless something freaky at my scan tomorrow, but do not see that. We will be flying out to AZ on Thursday and taking a 9 day break. We are estimating egg retrival on 21 or 22nd, and then a 5 day wait, then transfer, we are going to jump over to Vegas for a couple days while waiting on our embies to grow, should be fun - will be our 3rd time to Vegas. Other than that, all is smooth sailing..knock on wood. And I guess that's it for me...This is going to be our 5th try..this would be why I am not on here so much, it's like old already and I want to make it to the next step already..fingers crossed. :) My hub and I don't even talk about it unless we are faced with something from the doc's we have to do / fill out..other wise..just silent prayers.
I'm getting to the impatient point, waiting for ER to happen. I'm not even sure how close I am to it yet, and already wishing I knew when it would happening. Thankfully I have a lot going on the next couple of days that will distract me.
How are you? I haven't posted anything here in a while. I've been off the beta roller coaster for a week now but not out of the woods yet. U/S is on Friday 7/20. I am nervous as anything can go wrong even at this point. Progesterone is giving me all kinds of GI tract problems, I was given an option of taking oil shots which is no better either. Right now, I just have to suffer. I hope my u/s is good.
Hi everyone. Here is the latest update with me: On July 13th Friday I was scheduled to see my RE and get my 1st U/S after 8 days on stims. To back track, I had been having a slight fever and feeling achy bloated all week before the 13th. I thought maybe it was the stims or the I was coming down with the flu. The night before my RE appt I had been feeling the worrst i had felt all week! I had a 100.7 fever. I finally made it to my RE appt and I ha 11 follicles and growing well. My ER was scheduled for Wednesday. I told my RE about the pain and fever and she said that was not related to the stims. She recommended I see the my dr. My RE is 2 hours away from home so I decided to go I the ER because I couldn't even barely walk from the pain on my left side. After many scans blood work etc, the dr determined my appendix was leaking and very swollen. This is why I was in so much pain. I was admitted into the hospital for 4 days to be pumped with IV antibiotics. The dr said my appendix needs to be removed but not until another 2-3 months! WTH?! He said everything needs to heal so he can remove it via laparoscopy. My RE called me that same day and said unfortunately I was gonna have to stop my stims and caves the ER :( we were devastated! I was crying for hours! I can't believe we were so close an then this happens! We has already spent $2900 on meds which is now for nothing. I had already paid my RE. She said since I had only had 1 U/S and had blood work twice, I had at least 90% of my money left. She also said she would try and ET aside any samples for me so that we would not have to spend a lot more money on meds. Still I feel very sad:( who knows hen my next IVF cycle will be. Trying to stay positive and DH is helping with that. I just ant get over how close we were to becoming parents.
Sorry to hear this. May be God has a plan. I'll find out tomorrow as to how long I am gonna have to take progesterone, I might have some left over. Let me know if you need help with that whenever you get to that point. Wish you a very speedy recovery!
Sorry I haven't been on here in a while, my computer has been acting up.
So just a quick update:
Had my ET yesterday 7-18-12 at 6 am. We transferred 4 embryos but only one of which were at 16 cell, another at 5 cell, another at 3 and another at 1. My RE said it couldn't hurt to transfer all 4. We are hoping and praying that the one good one sticks! I am still in shock of it all!
Any advice on when I should test at home? My first beta isn't scheduled until 8-2-12.
Just had my ultrasound, heard both of my babies heartbeat. That explains my high hcg. And, I still don't have any typical pregnancy symptoms. U/s tech said I should consider my self lucky. Can't thank God enough. And, thank you all so much for your support.
First, congrats wizbit!!! Twins, that's awesome news.
And so excited for you Jess!!! Great news that your RE transferred all 4, and I am praying that you have a super sticky lil bean or beans in your belly. As for when I first poas, I did 4dp5dt and got a BFN. I am not going to lie, I was very upset but kept reminding myself that at least I knew the trigger was out of my system. Tested 5dp5dt and to my surprise it was a BFP! I may have tested a little early, but I couldn't take the suspense and just had to.
Melram, I am so sorry that this cycle was cancelled for you because of your appendix :( I can only imagine how upset you are, thinking about you and hoping you are feeling better soon. Take care, everyone...
I'm sorry to hear you news but glad they caught your appy. A ruptured appy can make you VERY sick and hospitalized for months. It's devistating that you had to cx your cycle.
Sorry to hear about your GI upset. I'm on the PIO shots thankfully without any side effects. The blood thinner is a different story. I have dark bruises weeks old. Yuck!!
How exciting to have twins!!! Congrats, that would be the ultimate ivf cycle for me. I would feel very blessed to even have one healthy baby but twins would be heaven since we are only doing this once.
Lynn how's the house and stims? Hoping everything works out perfectly!
Jess congrats on being pupo!!! Take it easy and I'm praying for that BFP
I went for my third beta today, Im having a horrible time physically with anexiety today. 10 yrs of ttc is catching up with me. I wish I could sleep to pass the time.
Wizbit, I am sooooo happy for u. I know the feeling. And yes u are lucky, when I was pregnant with my twins after my ivf I could not function.mthe nausea was a killer and the exhaustion was terrible. This time around I feel good, I just have a little nausea and I'm pretty energized in the morning. Hope u have a healthy pregnancy, symptom free :).
Why are they giving u a hard time with ur beta???. Mine was 30@10dp3dfet and my second beta 2days later was at 70. The lab lady and the nurse said they were not high nor low, pretty average and the important thing was the doubling time as we all know. I was not ordered a third beta, I go back on 8/8 for my U/S. Try no to stress Hun.
Thanks, Miranda! This is my first and I don't know what to really expect. Were you able to carry them to term or were they early? I go in for my next ultrasound on 8/3 and from then, my clinic will release me to my regular OB/GYN. I am petite, and read that my size or height wouldn't matter uterus is a uterus, but I am bit concerned. May be you can shed some light on it. I just hope my babies are healthy. I don't feel anything other than I have to force my self to eat, I feel sick even thinking about food.
They were born at 34weeks. 4weeks early due to a weak placenta caused by gestational diabetes (fun). I'm not petite, at the time I got pregnant I was 5'7" 130 lbs so I don't think that has anything to do with it. I know tiny women who carried triplets to term. Other women who carried twins to term where large and some were small. So I don't think it has anything to do with it. Ur uterus can expand to the size of a house and so can your skin (hence the stretch marks). I was really hungry the first trimester but terribly nauseated. The last trimester I had to force myself to eat, I had no appetite being that my stomach was pushed and had very little room for food.
But it was an overall amazing experience. Enjoy it, take it easy, remember ur body is working overtime with two munchkins.
Been very busy with the house and so ready to be done with the stims. I am getting cranky, about it all. Starting to have bruising issues, on my stomach and arms. thankfully don't have any blood draws until tuesday.
Thank you so much for the great advice and encouragement!! I decided to test this morning, 7 days past 4 day transfer and I got a very faint line =) I am going to re-test in the morning! I am praying there is a sticky bean inside my belly =)
So I decided to test early this morning and I got a very faint positive =) I am going to re-test tomorrow morning and I am praying its darker! I will be 14 days past trigger, 12 days past ovulation and 8 days past 4 day transfer!
Not the best day, I am now praying that I will make it to the transfer. They were able to get 4 eggs. The others were too small. I am praying that the 4 they retrieved are mature and that all will fertilize. I had 3 leading follicles, which is why the had me trigger. This cycle has been worse for me than the first one. I really feel like it is going to take a miracle right now. Last time we lost 3 on the first day, so it is very scary right now.
I ended up crying there and the whole way home. I am struggling to find the positive and hold on to it. It is just very hard based on our last experience. I know all it takes is one. I am also concerned because they ended up needing to use our frozen sample, which makes me nervous as well, I am just worried that this really will be our last chance. I haven't had a chance to talk to the doctor yet to find out if there was nothing in the fresh sample, or why they ended up using the frozen one.
Mentally I don't know that I can go thru this again, just thinking about doing the pio shots is a lot right now. I am feeling like is there any point or am I just going thru this pain for nothing.
Slightly better news this morning, but still very worried about making to transfer. Of the 4 they retrieved, 3 were mature, and thank goodness, all 3 fertilized. Praying that they grow and divide as they should.
Wasn't able to find out why they didn't use the fresh sample will have to ask the doctor on Sunday 7/29 when we have our transfer. Praying that I do not hear from them tomorrow. I am clinging to the thought that all it takes is one. Just one of these little embryos needs to keep growing strong.
Sorry that you didn't get the best news at your retrieval. It is so frustrating. I am really praying for you to have success this round. Hang in there! I think you are so strong for trying the 2nd cycle! That in its self takes a lot of strength. I am still recovering from my first IVF failure in May. My hubby wants to try again soon. I broke down in tears just thinking of going through it all again. Just know you have support here!
I was just recently in your shoes, like 2 weeks ago. Only 4 of ours fertilized and only one divided properly and I am PREGNANT! It was hard to listen to everyone tell me that it only takes one but ITS TRUE and I am living proof! It takes one lil fighter! Being in your shoes is the most stressful point of the whole cycle I think! I am sending big hugs your way and I beg you to please keep your faith strong!! xoxo
Just checking in...I have transfer today..on Thursday we had 3 fertilized - which was day 3, 3 made it out of 4..will find out today what made it to day 5..wish us luck..we are very nervous!! I'll check in later.. :)
OK, just butting in here to see how your transfer went. Sounds good! Update me here or on fb! Got everything super-crossed for you. And remember rest up the first few days & no heavy lifting until your test! Big hugs! XOX
I can not believe this has happened to us again. I am beyond words..I just feel like we got ripped off, so does my Hub. We got 5 eggs, which went to 4 in hours, then day 1 went to 3, and then we go to transfer today to be told we only had 1. So again we have one. 5 try's all different ways and each time only one....$15,000 this time to get one egg, really, that's the best you can do? I had one 4AA blast transferred today..HPT on 8/6. And please no one tell me "it only takes one'. Because one is all I have ever had, with all my try's and still here I am. :(
I'm sorry, just bummed out..When you use a donor..you expect more than one egg. I just can't believe this. But we have a 71% chance it will stick..it better stick or I am going to stick my foot up my doc's a$$!! Okay..I am done venting now. :) hehe Home bound tomorrow..I can't wait to be home.
So know how you are feeling. We had a 3 day transfer, and I was praying that one made it. I only had 3 mature and thank goodness, all 3 fertilized. I also know how you feel about that "it only takes one", it never helps make you feel better, until you get that bfp.
So yesterday was very interesting, found out that they shouldn't have put, thaw in progress on our paperwork. On the plus side, it was really good news when we found out what is count was, 12 million, (not a lot but a really really good number for us) with 80% motility, all the other factors were pretty good as well.
We had 2 pretty good eggs for transfer, one 8 cell and one 9 cell. Praying and talking to them hoping one of them will stick around for me. I had a good acupuncture appointment today. I don't remember being so tired last time, and I am bored beyond belief. This resting thing is hard work.
Sorry I haven't been around. I'm actually taking a break from med help but it finally hit me that I had deleted this saved thread and haven't posted here in some time.
Missenal and Lynn I've been thinking about you ladies. I'm glad you had your transfers. The 2ww is so hard to get thru. I feel your frustration about coming down to transfer day and only having a couple left. It doesn't seem to matter how many eggs you have initally( I had 20 and none make it to day 5 this time) I think lab conditions play a bigger part then RE's tend to let on. Had I not had a 3 day transfer we would probably have none to transfer. I was convinced we were going to have to move on to donor embryos or eggs that we couldn't afford. Please don't loose faith... IT'S REALLY HARD but I know you ladies can do it. Once I get my personal drama under control I'll be back on here. Can't wait to hear some good news from you ladies!
Hey Girl, Sorry to hear about how things went for you. I pray you get your sticky bean this time. Just try not to be stressed at this point since it's now out of your hands. Just be as positive as you can be. I sure hope you get your BFP. I'm rooting for you!
Well I made a big step today. I called my infertility clinic to start the process for IVF #2. I am also looking into acupuncture. I was happy to hear that my clinic does IVF #2 at a cheaper rate than round 1. Which was good to hear cause my RE wants to do embryo biopsy and that cost $3000. So it will all even out I guess. Has anyone else done the embryo biopsy? I am not sure what it will change. We have no family hx of genetic illnesses. But I don't know if it will tell me anything useful or not? If this round doesn't work then I am done with infertility treatments and plan on looking into adoption.
Good luck! Just taking that next step is hard. I've found that acupuncture has helped me with the stress, I don't know yet if it is helping with anything else, as I am still in the dreaded two week wait.
Thanks guys..holding tight..just waiting it out. Sooo how soon should I POAS? I have like 20 of them..hehe..Yeah, I bought them months ago. Had a few left over from last round also..lets see..I have 3 First Response, 3 EPT, and about 15 Early Pregnancy tests -20hcg detected. muhahahahah. :)
that is a big stash, I've been telling myself I won't even think about testing until the day before this time. I go 8/10 for beta.
I've been back and forth emotional, pray that it works this time and then the next minute feeling like it hasn't.
I've been breaking out, which isn't normal for me. I am a little worried that maybe my levels are off or something, as I don't normally get breakouts on my chest and forehead. I also started having some cramping/pains yesterday. I am just feeling like that there has been too much stress and worries going on for this round and things haven't really worked out as we planned, so I am not expecting much at this point.
After this Friday I probably won't be able to access here until Tuesday or Wednesday, as we are moving, which will be interesting as, I am not sure what I am going to be able to do help.
Arent you the little hpt hoarder lol! The earliest I got a BFP was 8dp5dt and 7dp3dt. I know of others who have tested earlier and got positives. Best of luck to you!
Congrats on the move! I read that some women do break out in early pregnancy. Continue to take it easy my dear and hopefully you will be celebrating more than a new home. I had a major melt down before our results, I don't advise having one but also know I don't think it's the end of the road for you because of it.
LOL..I know right!? Well 6 I had from before..and this time I bought a bunch of cheap ones..but they work really good, there are some that detect 10hcg, I just bought the wrong ones this time. I did start to test yesterday, even though I know it's way early..tomorrow will be 5dp5dt..so maybeeeee.. :) I have them all, figure I might as well use them. Test is on Monday..so I figure if I dont see something by the weekend..I will be doomed.
I've got a ton of small red spots with white gook mainly on my chest, they look like tiny pimples. I thought it could be a reaction to the laundry detergent, but I haven't been wearing shirts that cover all of the area, so I don't think it is a reaction, plus I've been using the detergent for a while.
My husband noticed and commented on the ones on my forehead, so not what I wanted to hear, as he asked what was going on, due to the fact I rarely break out. The forehead ones are big.
I'm still a little concerned about it, but I also feel a little stupid calling and asking the doctor about it. Maybe when I go to acupuncture tomorrow, I might be able to get another opinion on it. If I am lucky they will be gone before then.
The girl I work with said chicken pox? But I've had them and they normally itch and this doesn't. Any other ideas as to what they could be?
Not sure what you have but it is not chicken pox. I broke out in a rash on my butt last IVF_ It was so embarrassing =(. I had red papules- some with white heads- It was so awful- They were painful. I think it was overload of hormones. They lasted a couple weeks ( I am a nurse practitioner so I pretty much diagnosed myself) I used warm compresses cause we weren't suppose to take a bath. After 2 weeks I finally treated them with some antibiotics and ointment- and they went away. I think it was a staph infection- Not that you have that. Put warm compresses on your face and see if that helps them come to a head and drain. hope that helps
Thank you, I can live with the ones on my face, its the ones on my chest that are making me feel a little self conscience. Dh just seems to point out flaws when I don't need to hear about them, like wow those are really big spots, what is going on with your face.
I will try the warm compress in the morning. Really don't have a clue what they are, and it is mainly on my chest with a few on my face.
I know it is hard but give it until your blood test. I've seen a few others thinking they weren't due to hpt get bfp with their blood tests.
Granted right now, I am feeling like af is going to come at any time, so while trying to say hopeful, I've got this negative little voice at the back of my head.
As for the spots/pimples, I've only got a handful on my face, and too many to count on my chest and now they are coming up on my back. ugh... It would bug me less if I didn't own and wear mostly tank tops and v-necks at this time of the year. I only have 4 or 5 crew neck shirts, but may need to buy more to cover this up.
Well, I would like to think something will just pop up by end of day or tomorrow...I have nausea, bb's are aching off and on, the ONLY thing different this round is the sickness. I have never had that before. So I was thinking that was a good thing. But who the hell knows. I am 7dp5dt still neg this morning..I am pretty much going to prep for a bfn. If it's different, I will die!! BUT as of now..looking like a bust. :-(
Lynn: good luck! I really hope you get your BFP- Almost there!
I was looking at my calendar and almost panicked when I realized I counted my period days wrong. I am suppose to get it this weekend or early next week. I thought I had more time to prepare myself! So now I am feeling the anxiety of IVF #2. I have my first acupuncture appointment today. I hope it helps me relax and prepare!
Sorry Robin..know how you feel..I was also BFN this round. A lot of times the first cycle is to see how you react to meds. The second time for a lot of ppl is better because they know how to change your meds to the better. So hopefully 2nd time a charm. :)
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