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Really??

Something funny happened today...I switched REs between round 1 and 2 because I felt that the first RE totally screwed up and dropped the ball with my cycle. When I went to my WTF she got a bit defensive with me and wasn't the least bit apologetic about what a crappy cycle I'd had at her hands. This was a person I trusted since I had known her for many years and had even been her student when I was in med school. So, I left her office for greener pastures. I also stopped being the faithful referral source I had once been because of my lost trust. Today, her office manager/PR person came to visit me with a bottle of wine in tow to congratulate me on my recent induction as a fellow. She greets me with, "hello stranger", eyed my abdomen suspiciously, then proceeded to ask me in front of my office staff who had been out of the loop as to my IF situation, "so what about you and your stuff?" I cut her off VERY quickly and sent her packing. Seriously???? Now you give a ....?? Ugh. There will be wine in my near future!!!!
Have a lovely weekend ladies!!
Married 2007
3 Clomid IUIs -- BFNs
IVF #1 never made it to transfer
On "egg health" cocktail DHEA/CoQ10/FRC/Pregnitude/Melatonin
Starting IVF #2 for Feb 2013
Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix
Cancelled mid-cycle due to high P4 levels early on.
OCPs again for IVF 2.5 mid-March.
On indefinite hold until a huge stroke of serendipity led me to IVF 3 May 2014
Testing found positive cardiolipins/APS, now on lovenox and intralipid infusions
Transfer of 2 5-day blasts and (FINALLY) BFFP!! 1st ultrasound shows two sacs and two HB, but one is sluggish, almost expecting vanishing twin Subsequent ultrasound confirmed vanishing twin, but my other Little critter looks fantastic!
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
-- Margaret Thatcher


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Re: Really??

  • Ugh! I can't believe she started to go there in front of your staff! 


    ***signature & ticker warning***


    Me: 30 ~ Stage IV Endo ~ AMH .38 ~ AFC 8
    AMH .97 as of 4/2012! ~ AMH 1.63 as of 4/2013!?!

    Him: 29 ~ perfect swimmers

    Laparotomy w/partial oophorectomy 8/2009 to remove cysts/endo.
    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN

    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
    BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
    FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
    FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013
    ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt)
    Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
    Twins with an EDD of 8/15/14! Team Purple
    G&B born 6/30/14 at 33w3d via emergency c/s.


    If you're wondering about my avatar...it's a fried pickle chip shaped like a fetus!


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  • Unbelievable!  Good riddance!!!!


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    TTC #1

    Me 42, DH 47

    Dx = AMA/DOR, MFI (0% morphology)

    IVF #1 (EPP Antagonist); 3R, 2M, 1F; 3dt of one 12-cell embryo = BFN

    IVF #2 (EPP MDLF); 6R, 4M, 3F; 3dt of 1-7 cell, 1-8 cell & 1-10 cell = BFP; loss @ 4w2d

    DNA fragmentation, karyotyping, autoimmune and thrombophila panels all normal.

    IVF #3 (DE); 13R, 12M, 8F; 5dt of two “excellent quality” blasts = BFP; loss @ 5w1d

    RPL panel & pelvic MRI; everything normal.

    FET; Transferred last two blasts = BFN

    IVF #4 (DE); 32R, 30M, 14F, 8 biopsied, 4 normal. Day 6 transfer of one fully hatched blast. BFP!

    Beta #1 @ 10dp6dt = 265; Beta #2 @ 14dp6dt = 1251. 

    1st U/S @ 6w2d showed one perfect little heartbeat! 

    2nd U/S @ 7w2d. HB 132 & everything measuring on track! EDD 1/14/15

    *PAIF/SAIF welcome*


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  • Wow.... Unacceptable!! I'm so glad you're not with her anymore!

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    Me (32) DH (36) - Finding our way to baby #1
    Me: POF/DOR - AMH <0.16, heterozygous c677t MTHFR, insulin resistant and gluten intolerant
    DH: Severe MFI

    12/2/11 - IUI #1- BFN 
    8/1/12 - IVF #1 - Zero response from max stims (600iu intramuscularly)

    My ovaries are just for decoration

    12/6/12 - Adopted five embryos that had been frozen for over ten years!
    2/11/13 - DEmbryo FET #1 Thawed four, sadly two didn't survive. Transferred two beautiful blasts. 
    2/16/13 - First BFP of my life @ 6dp5dt! EDD 10/30/13
    3/27/13 - After beta and u/s hell, no heartbeat ever detected. D&C at 9w1d.

    6/5/13 - Adopted four new embryos that had been frozen for seven years!
     
    9/12/13 - DEmbryo FET #2. Thawed and transferred two beautiful blasts
    9/17/13 - BFP @ 5dp6dt! EDD 05/31/14
    9/29/13 - m/c @ 5w1d. :(

    11/19/13 - DEmbryo FET #3. Thawed and transferred one blast from each batch. Wow!
    11/23/13 - BFP @ 4dp6dt! EDD 8/7/13
    Beta #1 @ 13dp6dt - 522  Beta #2 @ 16dp6dt - 1373 
    6w5d ultrasound showed one perfect baby with a beautiful heartbeat of 134bpm!

    Snowflake baby is a girl! 
    Our beautiful Snowflake girl arrived on July 22, 2014!   
    My embryo adoption blog: Wishing on a Snowflake
     
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  • image Ecarabeo217:
    Something funny happened today...I switched REs between round 1 and 2 because I felt that the first RE totally screwed up and dropped the ball with my cycle. When I went to my WTF she got a bit defensive with me and wasn't the least bit apologetic about what a crappy cycle I'd had at her hands. This was a person I trusted since I had known her for many years and had even been her student when I was in med school. So, I left her office for greener pastures. I also stopped being the faithful referral source I had once been because of my lost trust. Today, her office manager/PR person came to visit me with a bottle of wine in tow to congratulate me on my recent induction as a fellow. She greets me with, "hello stranger", eyed my abdomen suspiciously, then proceeded to ask me in front of my office staff who had been out of the loop as to my IF situation, "so what about you and your stuff?" I cut her off VERY quickly and sent her packing. Seriously???? Now you give a ....?? Ugh. There will be wine in my near future!!!! Have a lovely weekend ladies!!

    Wow, completely lame and totally unprofessional to boot.

    way to send her packing! Congrats on becoming a fellow! 

    TTC #1 since 12/2010 DH: MFI, cancer survivor Me: Resected septate uterus, lap treated mild endo, tubes open, ovulate on own, autoimmune disease 3 Failed IUI's (2/2012, 4/2012, 6/2012) 
    IVF #1 August 2012. BFP! Beta #1 56.7 Beta #2 150 One baby, one heartbeat on 9/20/12! no h/b @7w6d. dandc @8w0d
    FET #1 December 2012, BFN
    FET #2 February 2013, no embies survived thaw
    IVF #2, BFP #2, Loss #2 March 2013, Scar tissue discovered, RPL testing,
    IVF #3, BFP #3, Loss #3 (twins) September 2013
    Hostile ute, moving onto Gestational Carrier!

    GC/FET #1 of 1 5AA blast and 1 compacted blast, February 2014, BFP #4 on 3/1/2014!
    6w u/s 1 bean with h/b of 145 bpm, 8w u/s 187 bpm
    EDD 11/7/14. Please, please, please stick little one!

    Praying unceasingly for a miracle. ALL welcome!

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  • So unprofessional!  What fellowship are you going into? REI?  Congrats!!

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    Married June 2011 Dx: anovulatory due to prolactinoma (1.5cmx 1.5cm in 2006)
    April 2012: MRI- questionable cyst 8mg by 12mm in pituitary ; referred to RE by Ob-gyn after amenorrhea x 4+ months, provera ineffective, low estrogen level
    cycle 1: May 2012, clomid 50mg; cycle cancelled, thin lining, no response
    cycle 2: June 2012, femara 5mg; cycle cancelled, no response
    cycle 3: July 2012, femara 7.5mg; cycle cancelled (largest folli on Cd12 & cd 16: 11, lining 4)
    Repeat MRI July 25,2012- Cyst unchanged, likely old infarction.
    Aug. 8: met with RE, move to injectables if HSG and SA normal
    Aug. 23: HSG all clear; DH- perfect
    Switched to a new RE in early Sept. IVF here we come
    Genetic testing reveals: Fragile X- Intermediate risk/grey zone.
    IVF#1: ER 11/30: 14 retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized. E2 prior to trigger 5200. Decision made to freeze 6 embryos and transfer later due to OHSS.
    IVF#1.2/FET #1: estrogen injects start 1/18, FET delayed to try to thicken lining. lining 5.4mm. FET- 2/18- transferred one 3AA expanded blast. BFP 5dp5dt. Beta #1- 2/27 9dp5dt- 102.27 beta #2 3/1: 147 :(, beta #3 3/4: 268 told to stop meds and let nature take its course. requested 4th beta (3/6); Beta hell for 2 months.

    FET # 2: endometrial scratch 5/6, added estrace vaginally and ASA to delestrogen and PIO. June 10- transferred one 4AA hatched embryo, BFP 4dp6dt, Beta 1 (9dp6dt) 187, Beta 2 (11dp6dt): 412; Beta 3 (15dp6dt ): 4452. U/S #1- one beautiful embryo with a heartbeat of 133 at 7 weeks.  8 weeks: heartbeat 156. Panorama test reveals- it's a girl and she's healthy! EDD 2/26/2014

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  • I couldn't believe she would be so stupid as to bring it up in front of everyone!!

    Not fellowship for subspecialty...when you pass your oral boards and become board certified, you then become a fellow of the American college of OBGYN FACOG that you see after OB's names. There's a ceremony at the annual national conference which was last week, so she saw pics of me in cap gown on Facebook...that's how she knew. Thanks for the congrats! It was nice to wear a cap gown again :
    Married 2007
    3 Clomid IUIs -- BFNs
    IVF #1 never made it to transfer
    On "egg health" cocktail DHEA/CoQ10/FRC/Pregnitude/Melatonin
    Starting IVF #2 for Feb 2013
    Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix
    Cancelled mid-cycle due to high P4 levels early on.
    OCPs again for IVF 2.5 mid-March.
    On indefinite hold until a huge stroke of serendipity led me to IVF 3 May 2014
    Testing found positive cardiolipins/APS, now on lovenox and intralipid infusions
    Transfer of 2 5-day blasts and (FINALLY) BFFP!! 1st ultrasound shows two sacs and two HB, but one is sluggish, almost expecting vanishing twin Subsequent ultrasound confirmed vanishing twin, but my other Little critter looks fantastic!
    "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
    -- Margaret Thatcher


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  • image Ecarabeo217:
    I couldn't believe she would be so stupid as to bring it up in front of everyone!!

    Not fellowship for subspecialty...when you pass your oral boards and become board certified, you then become a fellow of the American college of OBGYN FACOG that you see after OB's names. There's a ceremony at the annual national conference which was last week, so she saw pics of me in cap gown on Facebook...that's how she knew. Thanks for the congrats! It was nice to wear a cap gown again :


    Mobile bumping...sorry for the lack of parentheses and other punctuation
    Married 2007
    3 Clomid IUIs -- BFNs
    IVF #1 never made it to transfer
    On "egg health" cocktail DHEA/CoQ10/FRC/Pregnitude/Melatonin
    Starting IVF #2 for Feb 2013
    Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix
    Cancelled mid-cycle due to high P4 levels early on.
    OCPs again for IVF 2.5 mid-March.
    On indefinite hold until a huge stroke of serendipity led me to IVF 3 May 2014
    Testing found positive cardiolipins/APS, now on lovenox and intralipid infusions
    Transfer of 2 5-day blasts and (FINALLY) BFFP!! 1st ultrasound shows two sacs and two HB, but one is sluggish, almost expecting vanishing twin Subsequent ultrasound confirmed vanishing twin, but my other Little critter looks fantastic!
    "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
    -- Margaret Thatcher


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  • image Ecarabeo217:
    I couldn't believe she would be so stupid as to bring it up in front of everyone!! Not fellowship for subspecialty...when you pass your oral boards and become board certified, you then become a fellow of the American college of OBGYN FACOG that you see after OB's names. There's a ceremony at the annual national conference which was last week, so she saw pics of me in cap gown on Facebook...that's how she knew. Thanks for the congrats! It was nice to wear a cap gown again :

    Congrats!! 


    ***signature & ticker warning***


    Me: 30 ~ Stage IV Endo ~ AMH .38 ~ AFC 8
    AMH .97 as of 4/2012! ~ AMH 1.63 as of 4/2013!?!

    Him: 29 ~ perfect swimmers

    Laparotomy w/partial oophorectomy 8/2009 to remove cysts/endo.
    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN

    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
    BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
    FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
    FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013
    ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt)
    Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
    Twins with an EDD of 8/15/14! Team Purple
    G&B born 6/30/14 at 33w3d via emergency c/s.


    If you're wondering about my avatar...it's a fried pickle chip shaped like a fetus!


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  • zazu13zazu13
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    Congratulations on your accomplishment. And yeah, totally unacceptable.

    Age: 35 TTC since 2005, MFI & DOR 

    IVF #1 Sep '11 - canceled poor response

     IVF #2 Nov '11  8R/8M/4F 3dt x2 - chemical

    IVF #3 April '12  11R/6M/4F 3dt x2 - m/c

    FET #1 Aug 2012  3dt x2 - BFN

    **new RE**

     IVF #4 Jan '13 BFN 11R/6M/6F 5dt x2 - BFN

     IVF #5 July '13 16R/10M/10F 5dt x2 + 1 frostie

    9dp5dt Beta 1 = 344!! 16dp5dt. Beta 2 = 4822 7wk u/s= 2 heartbeats!

    Twin girls! 3/6/14

     

  • Unbelievable! People suck. 

    Big congrats though on your fellowship! 

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! EDD 12/2/14

    MFM will induce or schedule C/S by week 37-38= 11/12/14 to 11/19/14
    We are Team Pink x 2!!!

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    SAIF/PAIF Welcome


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  • hmz819hmz819
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    First, Congrats on graduation!

    Second, I can't believe your old office. So unprofessional.

    TTC#1 since April 2011
    IVF#1 July 2012 5R, 3 made it to blast, sET c/p
    FET#1 Aug 2012 2 blasts transferred BFN
    IVF#2 Oct 2012
    16R/6M/6F/2-8 cell grade 1 transfer
    Beta 1-237.9, Beta 2-566, Beta 3-8657
    US 6w3d shows one baby w/ HB 115
    US 7w1d no more heartbeat/ D&C 11/30/12 normal karyotype
    IVF#3 Mar 2013
    6R/4M/4F 1 compacting and 2-8 cell transfer
    ectopic pg MTX given 3 month break from TTC

    IVF#4 Sept 2013--BFN
    IVF#5-7 Apr 2014, Jun 2014 and Aug 2014 banking embryos for CCS testing. Praying for normals! Image and video hosting by TinyPic image image

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  • mm29mm29
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    People are unbelievable!

     

    Congratulations and GL with your Fellowship.  I hope they do not work you to the bone.  (The CV fellows that pass through our unit are worked to death) 

    ::: Married June 2003:::
    TTC #1 since Aug. 2008
    Me: 33, DOR, MTHFR-A1298C (heterozygous)
    DH: 37, Perfect SA
    IUI 1&2= BFN
    IVF#1 W/ICSI= BFN
    IVF# 2= cancelled d/t no response
    IVF 2.2= 1 egg retrieved=immature/not viable
    IVF# 3= c/p
    *****CCRM ODWU*****
    New dx-DH: Balanced translocation 5&10
    Me: Decreased blood flow to uterus
    New plan DE IVF w/PGD, incorporate electro-acupuncture. Decided to cycle locally
    *****New RE*****
    DE IVF# 1 w/pgd, (freeze all): 30R, 23M, 15F, 4 biopsied, 1 Normal "Norm"
    DE FET# 1: c/p
    **Poor development of embryos, unexplained MFI, normal SA and SCSA.
    Me:  New diagnosis-- Mild Endo
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome
    http://icanhazbabyz.blogspot.com/

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  • Scoop77Scoop77
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    Yeah, "really??" is right. Can't believe how unprofessional that behavior is. Glad you kicked her to the curb.

  • Congratulations!!!

    "so what about you and your stuff?"  lame-o...she should be fired, she sucks at PR.

     
    me 33/DH 36
    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    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
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

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