***THANKFUL THURSDAY!*** — The Bump
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***THANKFUL THURSDAY!***

Hi All,

IF can be so frustrating and heartbreaking!  Here is the place to share what's making you thankful this week.

-----------------------------------SIGGY WARNING-------------------------------------


Me: 31| DH: 36
TTC #1 Since 07/2010
DX: Unexplained Infertility
TX: 
IUI #1 on 7/3/14 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI (44 million sperm, 1 dominant follie) = BFN
IUI #2: on 7/28/14 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI (23 million sperm, 2 dominant follies) = BFN

IUI #3 on 8/22/2014 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI (53 million sperm, 2 dominant follies)= BFP MMC @ 7weeks


Re: ***THANKFUL THURSDAY!***

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  • I'm thankful for my husband, who loves me and supports me even though it seems like I'm always stressed out/upset/worried/sad. Sometimes I take all this out on him, which isn't fair because he's going through the same IF journey I'm going through and therefore has his own reasons to feel sad.

    I'm also thankful for roller derby! It gives me something non-IF related to think about and it gets me out of the house to do some exercise, even on days when I'm tempted to stay on the couch.
    **************
    Married in 2011, NTNP until early 2012, TTC since early 2012

    My husband was diagnosed with state IV colon cancer in 2009. Surgery and six rounds of chemo left him in remission (yay!) but with low testosterone. He took Androgel for two years starting in Jan 2011.
    -SA in Jan 2013: big fat zero; stopped Androgel
    -varicocelectomy in June 2013
    -SA in Dec 2013: 23mil/ml, really low morph
    -SA in March 2014: Count doubled! Morphology apparently no longer an issue.

    Treatments:
    April 2014: hysteroscopy
    June 2014: TI (clomid/bravelle/ovidrel: 2 folliclces) = BFN
    July 2014: IUI#1 (clomid/bravelle/ovidrel; 1 follicle, 23mil post-wash) = BFN
    August 2014: IUI#2 (clomid/bravelle/ovidrel; 1 follicle, 43mil post-wash) = BFN
    September 2014: IUI#3 (clomid/bravelle/ovidrel; 2 follicles, 15mil post-wash) = BFN
    October 2014: IUI#4 (clomid/bravelle/ovidrel; 1-2 follicles, 12mil post-wash) = BFN
    November 2014: IUI#5 (clomid/bravelle/ovidrel: 1 follicle, 23mil post-wash) = BFN
    December 2014: IUI#6 (gonal-f/ovidrel): 2 follicles, 55mil post-wash) = ???

    *all are welcome!*

    shirleymaeby[Deleted User][Deleted User][Deleted User]
  • I am thankful for my husband who, even when I lose faith, he has enough for the both of us. <3




    [Deleted User]shirleymaeby[Deleted User][Deleted User]
  • ***adult children mentioned***


    A bit late since I was travelling most of yesterday...

    I am thankful...
    • that MH puts up with my bouts of extreme moodiness. A lot of it comes out as (justified) frustration with his boys, though I may overreact sometimes.
    • that his older son is moving into an apartment and it looks like the younger one will not be too far behind. MH and I need time and space for ourselves and the boys need to learn to live independently.
    • for my extremely flexible job. Although I get no paid holidays or vacation, it allows me to take care of treatment on short notice.


    ***siggy warning***

    Me: 29; DH: 53
    TTC since February 2013 --- mild thin PCOS (or not, depending on which RE you ask), MFI

    TI#1: BFN (April 2014; Clomid 50mg x5 days, Estrace x5 days, Clomid 50 mg x4 days)
    IUI#1: c/p (May 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Estrace x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x10 days)
    IUI#2: abandoned... O'd early & DH hormone issues (June 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x2 days)
    IUI#2.1: BFN (July 2014; Letrozole 2.5 mg x5 days, Bravelle 75 IU x4 days)

    Moving on to IVF. (Why we're moving on to IVF)

    IVF#1 (w/ICSI): BCP 9/9-9/23. Gonal-F, Ganirelix, Low-dose HCG (antagonist protocol). 41R/35M/32F... 2 transferred on 10/14, 14 frosties! On cabergoline to help avoid OHSS. BFN, possibly because of 90% drop in estrogen and progesterone a few days after ET.
    FET#1: Transferring 2 on January 8. BFP! beta#1 (1/17): 408, beta#2 (1/20): 1310, first u/s scheduled 2/5

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    [Deleted User][Deleted User]wanderlust508
  • I'm thankful for my DH that is always there for me no matter what. I'm thankful we live in a time and place were a woman with IF doesn't have to live her life childless. But through some work and time we can eventually become a mom.
    shirleymaebywanderlust508
  • I'm so very thankful that I decided to become a member here. You all have been so welcoming. I can't wait to get to know you all.

    I'm also thankful for this long weekend with beautiful weather that allows me to be outside and eat lots of picnic food.

    Lastly, I'm very thankful for my DH and two furbaby pups. I love being able to come home and snuggle with them to relieve my stress :) :)

    ***SIGGY WARNING***

    Me (26) & DH (26)
    Dog Momma to 2 amazing furbabies
    Started dating: May 6, 2005 & Married: August 4, 2012
    Diagnosis: PCOS


    September 2013 - January 2014: Not trying but not preventing
    February 2014: Officially TTC (BBT, OPKs, etc)
    February-August 2014: Irregular Cycles, U/S showed Fibroids/Cysts, Provera required to get AF, BFNs
    September & October 2014: Testing Months with Reproductive Endocrinologist!
    DH's SA:
    Normal (116.4 million sperm, 97% motility, 36% morphology) - WHO criteria
    DH's Repeat SA: Poss. Low Morph. (138 million sperm, 73% motility, 8% morphology) - Kruger criteria
    HSG and SIS: Normal (tubes clear)
    Medicated Cycle:
     5mg Letrozole + Trigger Injection + TI = BFP!!

    ESTIMATED DUE DATE: AUGUST 13, 2015

    Beta #1:
    12/8 - 1,040 Beta #2: 12/10 - 2,902 Beta #3: 12/16 - 19,321
    Ultrasound #1: 12/12 (5 weeks 1 day) - Gestational sac and yolk sac present
    Ultrasound #2: 12/18 (6 weeks 0 days) - Measuring good, heart rate 99
    Ultrasound #3: 12/26 (7 weeks 1 day) - Measuring good, heart rate 150




    shirleymaebyAnnaClaire256
  • I know I'm wicked late, but I've been away all weekend.

    I am thankful for my husband who, even when I lose faith, he has enough for the both of us. <3




    shirleymaebytweetyknicks
  • I am thankful for my new RE. I have a consistent doctor that I see but even if she is not available all the doctors in the practice are great. The last time I went my BP was actually normal. I feel like I'm in good hands! Finally!!!

    I am thankful for my students this semester so far they seem like a great bunch. Most of them even had the book on the first day of class. I love Fall semester.

    I am also thankful for my brother who is finally starting understand the pain and anxiety I feel with IF. He even volunteered to ride with me to my RE's office so I could get in the carpool lane and avoid the horrible LA traffic.
    Me: +35 DH: +35
    TTC: Since January 2013 
    DX: PCOS. Severe Endometriosis, Unicornuate Uterus w/only left tube and left ovary, Pedunculated fibroid (on the outside of uterus) and Anovulation. All conditions diagnosed 8/13
    TX: Metformin
    DH DX: MFI - low morphology, low motility
    Ultrasound shows both kidneys in spite of UU. 
    HSG showed clear tube on the left side. 
    Lap Surgery performed 1/9/14 to remove fibroid and endo (Stage 3)
    • IUI# 1 June 2014 started 100 mg of Clomid - 7dpiui Progesterone: 13: BFN
    • IUI#2  July 2014 started 100 mg of Clomid - 7dpiui Progesterone: 5.75: BFN
    • Natural Cycle - so shocked to be in 2WW - 7dpo Progesterone: 15.5: BFN
    • Working with new RE starting injectables in late August.
    • IUI #3 August 2014  w/ Menopur: BFN
    • Finally ovulating on my own!!
    Waiting to start IVF hopefully
    **********All Are Welcome**************
    3T January Siggy Challenge: New Year's Resolution
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    shirleymaebywanderlust508
  • I'm thankful for my sweet Jack Russell terrier Jasmine. She's such a joy and I don't know what I would do without her.

    I'm thankful for wine which has been a great friend to me in the last few weeks! Since I'm not trying now, I've been drinking quite a bit. In the last week, there have probably been3 nights (at least) when DH and I finished an entire bottle throughout the evening. Yikes! Time to slow down ... LOL
    **Formerly EastBayBride508**

    Me 34   Him 33

    Me - Left salpingo-oophorectomy at 19 due to large cyst/torsion  and 2 large uterine fibroids found at age 30
    Him - Borderline low sperm count (correcting through Fertility Blend supplement)

    Married 8/20/2011
    TTC #1 since Jan 2013
    First appointment with RE 10/2013.  
    April 2014 - Clomid 100mg CD3-7.  HCG shot CD10 IUI #1 done on 4/12/14 (CD12) ....BFN
    May 2014 - Break cycle to repeat saline sonogram and re-group.  Travel to Kauai 5/7-5/12 (Yay!!)
    June 2014 - Clomid 150mg CD4-8.  HCG shot CD14.  IUI#2 done on 6/9 and 6/10 (CD15-16) w/ Prometrium suppositories during TWW .... BFN
    July 2014 - Clomid 150mg CD3-7.  Ultrasound CD12 - 4 mature follies! HCG trigger shot CD12 AM.  IUI#3 on CD13 w/ Prometrium suppositories during TWW ....BFN
    July 2014 - Repeat ultrasound done to measure size of fibroid - 8x9cm (the size of a grapefruit!) Surgery referral made.
    August 2014 - MRI done which revealed 2 fibroids: a 13x15cm fibroid as well as an 8x7cm one.  Super freak out mode over surgery plan.  OB-GYN/surgeon said surgery would most likely have to be a laparotomy (open abdominal surgery)
    August 2014 - After a 2nd opinion, plan to take Lupron x 2 months to shrink fibroids then laparoscopic/robotic myomectomy.  Surgery date is set for Nov 21st!  
    November 2014 - Robotic myomectomy done (2 large fibroids removed, mild endo found).  Benched x 3 months

    PAIF/SAIF welcome
    [Deleted User]shirleymaeby
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