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Re: Where are you from?

  • @jodes727- I must be close to you! I live in Muskego. You should come to our mke/IL meet up in Kenosha on 8/21!

    Age: 29 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015

    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.55), slight MFI 

    March 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, TI, Progesterone-BFN (1-2 follies)

    April 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (1-2 follies)

    May 2016- Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (5 follies)

    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.

    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN

    Oct/Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- BFN

    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN

    Feb-April 2017- Cysts/Delays/Sadness :(

    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(

    Sept 2017- Donor #2....

    Isthisthereallife
  • Kp214 Cool!! We try and go down at least once a year. We're hoping to maybe make it down labor day. 
    **TW**
    Me: 29, DH:31
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!!
    January 9, 2017: First Ultrasound! 1 perfect little bean! EDD: 8/30/2017
    It's a Girl!! 
  • HI! I am 30 in Minneapolis. Any Twin City girls here?  B)

    DH & I married 5/2009
    DX wtith PCOS 7/2009
    TTC since 1/2012 | Me 30; DH 35
    September 2012 - BFP, MC
    April - June 2016 (2 cycles): Letrozole  -- no measurable follies.
    July-November 2016 :Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI #1, TI & IUI #2 --all BFN :s   
    December 2016: Mental Break. Happy Holidays!
    blog  instagram  my chart


  • @bells52000 I am expected to have my retrieval some time next week. Thanks for letting me know about the blanket, it's a nice little comforting bonus to look forward to
    sunnshine-2
  • SanBL said:
    @mrswifeytoad I'm in Louisiana too, I'm going to FINO in Baton Rouge.
    That's where I go!  Was actually just there this morning for a pre-op appointment.
  • @madasm0530 Im originally from the twin cities and most of my family is still around there so I go back fairly often (been living in the DC area for the past 8 years). I'm trying to convince DH to move back one day
  • 32 and representing Oregon and the pacific north west :) 
  • @MMD1986 That's funny, I was there this morning too! There were so many people this morning!
  • @stars2016. Good luck! I had my retrieval! I had dr vandeerlin do mine. It was the first time I met him and he was awesome!  

    But @sunnshine Its hard for me to keep the Drs straight from appt to appt. I forget who saw me last! 
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

    sunnshine-2
  • I'm 31 this month and we go to the University of Iowa (live in Cedar Rapids, IA).
    Me (31) & DH (31) - married 2008; TTC since 2013
    SA = normal; HSG = clear; history of DVT/PE
    Diagnosed with unexplained infertility
    IUI #1- April '16 - BFN 
    IUI #2 - May '16 - BFN
    IVF Fresh Xfer #1 (1 blastocyst) - Sept '16 - BFN
    FET #2 - 11/8/16 (2 blastocysts) - Beta on 11/18
    4 more blastocysts on ice
  • @bells52000 isn't that the truth!! The only way I know is when I log onto the portal to see my appointment history. Lol. Like oh ok, I saw him for that.  Haha. :-) the portal is great! I just wish the nurse would actually update it with the lab results. 
    bells52000
  • I'm 36 and live in Tulsa, Ok. and go to Tulsa Fertility Center. This is a great idea it makes people more real.
    bells52000Bharvey10
  • @sunnshine I actually asked them why they have the portal but don't add anything to it! Lol. Like I would have loved to see my blood test figures on there the next day as I always feel like a nudge when I ask them specifics in the office. They said its against ferpa...but who knows!?

    i did ask them for a print out of my appointment summary and that is really cool! Gave me all the follicle counts and sizes at each appointment. I never really knew while going through it because some would say them out loud and others wouldn't. 
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

    sunnshine-2
  • @JamieH2000 too funny that we are that close!!  Thanks for the info on the get together. We will be in Chi for the weekend for my nieces birthday and a baptism. Have fun!!

  • @bells52000 seems weird to have it if you can't post to it lol. I never thought to ask for a summary print out! It was very hard to keep track of what they were saying during the scans!
  • I'm 30 and from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I go to Shady Grove Fertility. I actually grew up in Massachusetts!  Go Red Sox!!!
    sunnshine-2rmarble23caseyw8784kyrgyzshan
  • @msymmers922 we are Red Sox fans too!! Dogs dad grew up in Mass. 
    kyrgyzshan
  • I'm 34 in Ohio and I go to the Cleveland Clinic 
  • @sunnshine I asked for a copy of my bloodwork on the day of the trigger and a copy of the embryo sizes and count.  The girl at the desk (this was in Marlton) said she didn't have access to the embryo screen and would have to have a nurse get the info.  She would call me later.  I pushed back a little and said I would wait..and literally 1 minute later she handed me the paper.

    I found the people in the smaller office look after "their patients".  When I went to Marlton, they seemed less likely to go out of their way.  But all in all so far, I really have no complaints.
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

    sunnshine-2
  • @Sunnshine and @Msymmers922 - go red sox! DH is from Long Island, but luckily he "hates" baseball, so i don't have to worry about him being a Yankees fan! :wink: although, whenever we go to fenway, he does have one yankees jersey that he "just HAS to wear, to piss everyone off." ...boys... SMH :smiley:
    sunnshine-2kyrgyzshan
  • @katymarie101 I'm 26 my husband and I live in Arkansas but we go to Tulsa Fertility Center. Love the people there they are very understanding!
    bells52000
  • @caseyw8784 my Husband is also from New York. We are not big baseball fans but watch out for football season. He's a huge Giants fan and I'm a hardcore Patriots fan. 
    caseyw8784bells52000
  • @Msymmers922 - same here! DH is all about the Giants (thank god not the Jets, right? :wink:

    he's also a hardcore Rangers fan, so we have quite a few "arguments" during hockey season too...
    bells52000
  • I'm 32 and outside of Orlando, I go to Brown Fertility.

    @gatorlorit how do you like CRM?
    bells52000
  • @lulumurph I do  like them! . We were working with Advanced Reproductive Specialists, but we went to CRM for our second opinion and felt better about the course of action.    Dr. Jaffe is no nonsense, but I feel good about it.   Fingers crossed that  my transfer last week worked! 
    Me: 37.  DH:37
    Trying to conceive since May 2015
    Diagnosis: MFI- told to go straight to IVF
    Egg retrieval: late January 2016- 7 embryos on ice
    FET #1: April 27- transferred 2- BFN- (beta 4, CP)
    FET #2- July 27- transferred 2-
    Beta August 8
    bells52000
  • @Bharvey10 They are all great, we have only been going for a few months. But I have no complaints. What part of Arkansas are you from, we will be in Little Rock at the end of the month for my DH show.
    bells52000
  • @katymarie101 We have been going there for over a year. I'm going to miss them all when we are done there. We are in the Fayetteville Area of Arkansas. 
    bells52000
  • @Isthisthereallife RealLife @JamieH2000 I'm also in the Chicago suburbs.  I'm from the rocky mountain region but getting used to the midwest
    IsthisthereallifeADRIANAC1982bells52000
  • I am excited this thread is helping people make connections! I am not sure why it makes me feel so much better realizing there are other people driving up the same road as me to go through this! But it does! Thanks for sharing!
    Me: 41  DH: 44  DD: 9
    IVF: ER 7/16 40 follies, 23 eggs, 19 mature,
    12 fert w/icsi, 6 blasts, 3 PGS norm, 1 unknown.

    FET: 9/1/16 transferred 1 CP beta 5.9
    FET 2: 11/15/16 transferred 1 CP again!
    FET 3: TBD

    caseyw8784Elyse1384
  • ForsythiaReed, you should join our outing on the 21st! 
    **TW**
    Me: 29, DH:31
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!!
    January 9, 2017: First Ultrasound! 1 perfect little bean! EDD: 8/30/2017
    It's a Girl!! 
    bells52000
  • ForsythiaReed- welcome!! what clinic do you go to? I am going to advanced fertility center of Chicago in Gurnee. You should definitely join us on the 21st!

    Age: 29 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015

    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.55), slight MFI 

    March 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, TI, Progesterone-BFN (1-2 follies)

    April 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (1-2 follies)

    May 2016- Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (5 follies)

    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.

    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN

    Oct/Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- BFN

    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN

    Feb-April 2017- Cysts/Delays/Sadness :(

    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(

    Sept 2017- Donor #2....

    bells52000
  • I am 30 and living in Southern Ontario Canada (In Cambridge). I go to One Fertility in the town of Kitchener.


    Me: 30 DH: 33

    Married: February 15, 2013

    TCC: October 2013

    MFI- low count/morphology

    May / June 2016- Monitored cycle and TI- BFN

    June / July 2016- Gonal-F + IUI #1- BFN

    August 2016- Gonal-F + IUI #2-

    bells52000
  • I'm 30 we live in Madison, Wisconsin and go to Generations Fertility Care though UW Health.

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!



    bells52000
  • ReesaAnne16 - I am from middleton, so very familiar with the area! My first RE in Milwaukee uses Wisconsin Fertility Institute for IVF, just down the road from Generations. I really wanted to go there, but they don't take my insurance. How do you like generations?!

    Age: 29 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015

    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.55), slight MFI 

    March 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, TI, Progesterone-BFN (1-2 follies)

    April 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (1-2 follies)

    May 2016- Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (5 follies)

    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.

    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN

    Oct/Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- BFN

    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN

    Feb-April 2017- Cysts/Delays/Sadness :(

    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(

    Sept 2017- Donor #2....

    ReesaAnne16
  • Hey all! I'm Melissa - originally from NJ (Hudson County), but presently living outside Atlanta, GA. I'm seeing Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith at Atlanta Reproductive Specialists.  :)
    Married: 8/23/2014
    DX PCOS: 4/2016 - Metformin 2x daily
    IUI #1: 6/29/2016 - Letrozole CD 3-7, HCG Shot CD 14, Ovidrel CD 15, IUI CD 16 - BFN
    IUI #2: 7/30/2016 - 
     Letrozole CD 4-7 (doubled up CD 4), Ovidrel CD 12, IUI CD 13 
    Me 36 - DH 39


  • @JamieH2000Thank you for the welcome.  I got to Fertility Centers of Illinois.  I'll have to see if I can make the 21st but would be fun to meet new people, especially those on a similar journey
  • @JamieH2000 Which FCI, Im at FCI river north with Dr. Sipe, but Dr. Rapisarda will do my ER tomorrow morning 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • ADRIANAC1982 - Good luck tomorrow!!! Sounds like most Chicago area ladies go to FCI. I debated having a consultation there (I had two other, so I didn't want a third), but thought I would maybe prefer the smaller office atmosphere of advanced fertility center of Chicago in Gurnee. If I end up having to change REs again, I will definitely look at FCI. Do you listen to the Beat Infertility podcasts at all? The RE that calls in (Dr Rodgers) works for FCI, and they sound like a really good practice!

    Age: 29 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015

    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.55), slight MFI 

    March 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, TI, Progesterone-BFN (1-2 follies)

    April 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (1-2 follies)

    May 2016- Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (5 follies)

    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.

    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN

    Oct/Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- BFN

    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN

    Feb-April 2017- Cysts/Delays/Sadness :(

    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(

    Sept 2017- Donor #2....

  • OOPSIE @ForsythiaReed THIS WAS FOR YOU: Which FCI, Im at FCI river north with Dr. Sipe, but Dr. Rapisarda will do my ER tomorrow morning 

    @JAMIEH2000 SORRY you have had to change so many times that must be frustrating.  I feel like half of Chicago is at FCI, but I cannot complain about my own personal experience. I met a lady last week who drives an hour to get to FCI! There are TONS of people there when I go around 730-745, but I feel like they get you in and out! I also love that everyone knows you, it may be because they see us often but they remember you. There was a lady there this morning with maybe a 1 and a 1/2 yr old, and people still remembered her. I love that

    I picked Dr. Sipe after reading reviews, im such a review person! + im weird and have to be comfortable with how the dr looks or it weirds me out, especially because Im not comfortable with Male doctors! But Dr. Sipe has been awesome and he can go toe-to-toe with mu hubby which is a bonus! Dr. Kaplan is also there hes supposed to be one of the best, he helped Juliana and Bill when they where trying, I hear he has a very no nonsense approach.  
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • ForsythiaReed I'm at FCI also. Dr Jacobs in BG. :) Who do you see?
    **TW**
    Me: 29, DH:31
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!!
    January 9, 2017: First Ultrasound! 1 perfect little bean! EDD: 8/30/2017
    It's a Girl!! 
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