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Latest Breast Cancer Awareness Game - May want to avoid FB

In in my inbox last night I got an email from one of my female friends on FB about the lastest Breast Cancer Awareness game on FB.  It's completely ridiculous.  Thought I would warn you all in case you wanted to avoid FB for awhile. Not sure if this one will catch on like the bra color one did, but here's the basics. 

There is a list of months and they have all been assigned a number.  Then there is a list of foods again all assigned a number (1-31).  You're supposed to find your birth month on the list and use the number assigned to it.  Then find the day you were born on the list and use the food assigned to that number.

So you'll write... I'm (number assigned to your birth month) weeks and I'm craving (food assigned to your birth date)!!  as your status.  For example Feb 14th is "I'm 2 weeks and craving Chocolate mints!!"

Thought I would warn you all before you just started seeing random pregnancy posts on FB. 

Me 32 DH 29
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MFI - CABVD due to CF
IVF w/ICSI #1 Aug/Sept 2011 - BFN
IVF w/ICSI #2 Nov 2011
Beta #1 = 143 Beta #2 = 689
1st Ultrasound 12/22 - One sac
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Re: Latest Breast Cancer Awareness Game - May want to avoid FB

  • Yes, before I knew what it was I almost had a melt down because I thought one of my students was pregnant. Ugh, these things don't even raise awareness of research, money towards it, or even awareness to do self exams. They are so stupid and are always towards getting people to raise an eyebrow, nothing about breast cancer awareness. pisses me off!
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    DH put on anastrozole to increase counts
    June/July 2011 100 mg Clomid + TS IUI#1 & IUI 2 - BFN :-(
    Forced break due to DH getting spinal surgery in August 2011
    IVF - January 2012: BFN
    FET in April 2012 - BFP at 6dp5dt! Beta #1 at 9dp5dt: 82.5, Beta #2 at 12dp5dt: 352 Beta #3 at 19dp5dt: 6000, saw heartbeat and one little bean at 5W6D!
    After nearly 3 years of waiting our LO was born December 18th 2012!
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  • haven't seen it yet, but I am seriously thinking of putting this in my status this morning: "if you plan on playing along with the latest breast cancer awareness game, please delete me as your friend beforehand."

     

    TTC #1 since 9/07
    Dx MFI, AMA, Endo, AMH .16
    Lap 10/09 Removed endometrioma, stage IV endo and adhesions
    Lap 2/10 Endometrioma cysts & adhesions returned.
    Ivf #1 4/10 Antagonist, ET Cancelled.
    IVF #2 2/11 A/ACP+E2V C/P
    IVF #3 6/11 Letrozole/Antagonist BFN
    IVF #4 11/11 Low stim Antagonist BFN
    Lap 3/12 Lap & Selective HSG
    Many cycles of Letrozole and LP HCG w/TI and LDN
    IVF #5 8/12 Low stim BFN
    IUI #1 10/12 BFN br> S&PAIFW
  • Reason 2,567,084 why FB sucks!!!! 
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    Me: 32 - Stage II Endo / DH: 36 - Low count and morphology (1%)
    IUIs 1-3 BFN, lap Dec. 2010, IUIs 4-6 BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #1 - ER 2/8: 24R 19M 9F ET 2/13 2-5 day blasts (no frosties) = BFP - b/g twins!
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  • It's done.  Go away annoying fb people.

    TTC #1 since 9/07
    Dx MFI, AMA, Endo, AMH .16
    Lap 10/09 Removed endometrioma, stage IV endo and adhesions
    Lap 2/10 Endometrioma cysts & adhesions returned.
    Ivf #1 4/10 Antagonist, ET Cancelled.
    IVF #2 2/11 A/ACP+E2V C/P
    IVF #3 6/11 Letrozole/Antagonist BFN
    IVF #4 11/11 Low stim Antagonist BFN
    Lap 3/12 Lap & Selective HSG
    Many cycles of Letrozole and LP HCG w/TI and LDN
    IVF #5 8/12 Low stim BFN
    IUI #1 10/12 BFN br> S&PAIFW
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    It's done.  Go away annoying fb people.

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    IUIs 1-3 BFN, lap Dec. 2010, IUIs 4-6 BFN
    IVF w/ICSI #1 - ER 2/8: 24R 19M 9F ET 2/13 2-5 day blasts (no frosties) = BFP - b/g twins!
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  • I love it!  If I ever posted anything on FB, I would post that too Trippleb.  If I see anyone with that I'll vomit.

    ETA - Oh man, I just checked FB...I have a craver on my wall.  Booooooo.......

     
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    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
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    haven't seen it yet, but I am seriously thinking of putting this in my status this morning: "if you plan on playing along with the latest breast cancer awareness game, please delete me as your friend beforehand."

     

    Hilarious. 

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    IUI #4: Follistim + HCG boosters -- BFN
    Sept./Oct. 2011 IVF#1: Long Lupron, 3dt of 2 -- BFN + 1 frostie
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  • I saw these stupid posts!! Ugh!
    Renee- 37 DH - Chad - 39
    2/06 - surprise pregnancy - twins
    3/06 - m/c 1st baby at 6 weeks 
    5/06 -2nd baby had no heartbeat at 14 wks.
    D&E - Bled out. Blood transfusions. Week in ICU - Cheated Death!
    Diagnosis: Blood clotting and bleeding disorder, immune issues, & cervical stenosis
    5/10 - 1st IVF cycle - BFN
    FET - 10/12/10 - BFN
    1/11 - IVF with PGD - BFN
    IVF - May - BFN
    6/11 New RE - fingers crossed!
    9/11 - IVF - 4 transferred
    10/13 - BFP!!
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  • My Facebook reply after my own mother sent me the meme: I would post that I'm "6 weeks and craving something" but I lost my last pregnancy at 6 weeks and it hurts my heart to remember, much less joke about- even for cancer awareness. So forgive me if I avoid Facebook for a couple of days until this fad passes. Maybe this post will raise infertility and pregnancy loss awareness in it's stead.

    I can't even imagine how my mom thought it would make me feel... Or why she thought it was appropriate.
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    2010 Diagnosis: Anovulation and Severe MFI
    2011 Treatment:
    IVF w/ICSI #1 Antagonist: 2 blasts - c/p - BFN 04.22
    FET #1: 1 blast/1 early blast - BFP 06.22 - m/c 06.30 @6w0d
    07-11 RPL: MTHFR C677T Heterozygous & Slightly elevated ACLA IgM
    FET #2: 1 morula - BFN: 9.02

    January '12: IVF #2
    Started BCP and Metformin (New!) 12-14 for stimming in January

    Dum spiro, spero.
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  • Aaaaaand less than 10min after that was posted- she calls. Talk to my voicemail mom, I'm really not up to dealing with this today.
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    Friends for 15 years. Married 8. TTC since January 2009
    2010 Diagnosis: Anovulation and Severe MFI
    2011 Treatment:
    IVF w/ICSI #1 Antagonist: 2 blasts - c/p - BFN 04.22
    FET #1: 1 blast/1 early blast - BFP 06.22 - m/c 06.30 @6w0d
    07-11 RPL: MTHFR C677T Heterozygous & Slightly elevated ACLA IgM
    FET #2: 1 morula - BFN: 9.02

    January '12: IVF #2
    Started BCP and Metformin (New!) 12-14 for stimming in January

    Dum spiro, spero.
    ?SAIF/PAIF/PgAL/PAL always welcome?
  • Ecleptic, huge hugs.  Hoping too your response shades some light to the clueless.

     

    TTC #1 since 9/07
    Dx MFI, AMA, Endo, AMH .16
    Lap 10/09 Removed endometrioma, stage IV endo and adhesions
    Lap 2/10 Endometrioma cysts & adhesions returned.
    Ivf #1 4/10 Antagonist, ET Cancelled.
    IVF #2 2/11 A/ACP+E2V C/P
    IVF #3 6/11 Letrozole/Antagonist BFN
    IVF #4 11/11 Low stim Antagonist BFN
    Lap 3/12 Lap & Selective HSG
    Many cycles of Letrozole and LP HCG w/TI and LDN
    IVF #5 8/12 Low stim BFN
    IUI #1 10/12 BFN br> S&PAIFW
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    haven't seen it yet, but I am seriously thinking of putting this in my status this morning: "if you plan on playing along with the latest breast cancer awareness game, please delete me as your friend beforehand."

     

    I like it.

    It's the most pointless thing in the world. What about a faux pregnancy announcement relates to breast cancer? And if there's no mention of breast cancer awareness in your status, how are you raising said awareness or reminding people to check their tatas? The people coming up with these things are on my eternal shiit list.

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  • that would explain why a friend posted something similar, and would make no sense that she would be pregnant!  

    Thanks for the warning! 

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  • So I've noticed that the only people playing along with this "game" are idiots! Everyone that has posted this stupid thing has been deleted, and honestly won't be missed.  I love that the people that are my real friends, are not morons.

    Mainly it's people from h.s and some of DH's side of the family...

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    2/06 - surprise pregnancy - twins
    3/06 - m/c 1st baby at 6 weeks 
    5/06 -2nd baby had no heartbeat at 14 wks.
    D&E - Bled out. Blood transfusions. Week in ICU - Cheated Death!
    Diagnosis: Blood clotting and bleeding disorder, immune issues, & cervical stenosis
    5/10 - 1st IVF cycle - BFN
    FET - 10/12/10 - BFN
    1/11 - IVF with PGD - BFN
    IVF - May - BFN
    6/11 New RE - fingers crossed!
    9/11 - IVF - 4 transferred
    10/13 - BFP!!
    It's a boy! Clint Michael, Due in June!!!

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  • Thank you so much for posting this!  I had not been invited to play this stupid game yet, and I almost cried last night when a 50-year old I know posted that she was 12 weeks and craving cookies!  I should've known...
    After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
    Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
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  • I wholeheartedly agree!  I just logged onto facebook to find my 16 y/o niece had a post that said "I'm at 6 weeks and craving peanut butter cups".  I freaked and tried to call her right away with no luck, so I called my sister and asked what's going on, is the niece pregnant.  My sister seemed a little miffed that I would jump to that conclusion and said I was the only one who took it that way.  Oh, by the way, the post that niece put 12 hours prior to that said "Going to the doctor today".

     Anyway, my sister's very vague explanation just didn't make sense (she didn't want to "go into it"), but I didn't see the correlation between this and breast cancer either or how it could raise awareness.  It sounded like a desperate attempt to put out a fire.  Glad to see its true even if it is stupid.  I just hope Sis' phone rings off the hook since she got her feathers ruffled over my interpretation.

  • And I also suffered two miscarriages and never was able to concieve.  So yes, it hurts to see teenagers getting pregnant without a second thought.

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