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TTTC Checkin 11/22/2016 - Thanksgiving Edition

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone!

It's checkin time... congratulations for any BFP's and hugs for anybody who needs one.

Thoughts, prayers & internet hugs for @Bwhitta this week.

How is everybody doing?


BFP HALL OF FAME:

stac12679: dx: Bilateral tubal blockage  Rx: mini IVF
tripplek1988: dx: PCOS  Rx: Clomid
KidShrink: dx:Immature follies, thin lining   Rx: Femara/Ovidrel/Prometrieum
krbjoy: dx: unexplained, low AMH, fibroids  Rx:Lupron, Follistim, Menopur + trigger
AdorkablePixie: dx: Hpyothalmic amenorrhea   Rx: Menopur, Ovidrel, IUI
kistra: dx: MFI  Rx: Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI
mylienc: dx:low follicle count  Rx: Clomid + Novarel
CopperLane:  dx: PCOS  Rx: natural BFP before taking Clomid
Alyeena dx: PCOS + MFI  Rx: modified IVF + ISCI
riveridgional: dx: Unexplained, hypothyroidism, suspected ovulatory dysfunction  Rx: injectibles
Aera11: dx:mild PCOS Rx: Clomid
BrightenMySky dx: MFI  Rx: Clomid+IUI
turtle148: dx: LPD  Rx: Clomid + progesterone
vnegron87: dx PCOS  Rx: Clomid, trigger, donor sperm
MrsB627: dx PCOS+kidney disease Rx: Clomid + Metformin
LGW2015 dx: possible MFI  Rx: Clomid
lily55d dx: Endo + PCOS Rx: metformin, Femara and progesterone.
BlissfulWifey: dx: Anovulatory: Rx: Clomid + Progesterone + trigger
MorganL925: dx MFI Rx:  femera, HCG trigger + IUI + progesterone
ShallowSeas dx: Unexplained Infertility  Rx: Letrozole + TI
twomommiestobe:  dx: annovulatory/pcos and DW-endometriosis Rx: reciprocal IVF
22mango22: BFP during testing
NordyMN89 dx: unexplained infertility, possibly PCOS Rx: letrazole + IUI
graphicgranite: dx: Possible PCOS Rx: Clomid + testing
benten24 dx: irregular cycles, spontaneous BFP during testing phase
erica0901: dx: Unexplained  Rx:IVF (spontanteous BFP after 5 unsuccessful IUI's)
yellingbanana: dx: PCOS  Rx: Letrozole, metformin, trigger, TI
LGW2015 dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
Malone24 dx: uterine polyp, LPD, possible non-PCOS polycystic ovaries  Rx: HCG
babyexpress: dx: unexplained  Rx: Clomid + IUI (bfp on a break)
Drove2u: dx:unexplained  Rx: IVF
ceclarlinetlo: DX: septate uterus and PCOS   Rx: hysteroscopic resection; low carb diet, exercise, myoinositol
JDW0325 dx: Unexplained Rx: Femara + trigger + IUI
Tulips29 dx: PCOS Rx: IVF
mackenzie07: dx: Endo + PCOS  Rx: Provera, metformin, possible IVF
echo+november: dx: PCOS Rx: Letrozole, trigger
Ducks&Cats: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
GoatSnakeMouse: dx: MFI
Soon2bemissG: dx: PCOS  Rx: Metformin + provera
MrsB627: dx: PCOS + Kidney Disease Rx: Clomid (going into testing)
ale9687 dx: Anovulation  Rx: Provera, estrogil, Clomid, trigger + IUI
linzylemonz365: dx: PCOS, Rx: Clomid
kayla1232: dx endo Rx: surgery + TI
mrswifeytoad: dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx:metformin
clt2pwm11: dx:anovulatory PCOS  Rx: letrozole + trigger + iui
StephyM89 dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx Provera, Femara/Gonal-F injections, IUI and Progesterone
SummerBrooke13 dx:anovulation, amenorrhea, congenital adrenal hyperplasia  Rx: metformin
wifeinraleigh28 dx: MFI  Rx: IVF, ISCI
saphiresweetie88 dx:irregular periods  


PAGING:

@Bababatty: dx:Low Motility  Rx: Letrozole + trigger + IUI
@BecauseLove dx: amenorrhea, PCOS  Rx: IVF
@blessedmomma88: dx: PCOS, anovulation Rx: Clomid, Metformin
@ChristinaV2015: dx: blocked tubes, PCOS, endo + MFI  Rx: lap, OPKs + TI
@CrunchyBaby2: dx: Unexplained Rx: Clomid
@eadams08: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
@emgem819 dx: PCOS, Rx: provera, femara + Bravelle
@harleyquinn0621: dx:unexplained IF Rx: IUI
@hoffmanr7: dx: unexplained Rx: Letrozole 5mg
@iloverocksalot dx:High FSH/PCOS/Auto-Immunity, DH low morphology, Rx: DHEA + Microdose Lupron +
IVF/ICSI
@Jaje09182010: dx: Unexplained Rx: Clomid w/IUI
@jmr1515: dx: Mild MFI/morph  Rx: Clomid
@jojomama25: dx: MFI Rx: supplements + TI
@JRB3: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid
@Kay6519: dx: PCOS rx: testing
@kem0514: dx: MFI, anovulatory PCOS, possible blocked tube  Rx: Clomid & Ovidrel
@lablover78: dx: unexplained/irreg and MTHFR
@mackenzie07 dx: PCOS and Endo  Rx: metformin, letrozole, ovidrel
@madasm0530 dx: PCOS Rx: Provera+Femara+IUI
@MamaMunn: dx: PCOS Rx: Clomid 100mg + Ovidrel + TI
@mandasand: dx: low AMH  Rx:IVF (Lupron, Menopur + Follistim)
@MandyBeeSLP: dx: low progesterone, borderline PCOS, vitamin D insufficiency Rx: metformin
@Megzb510: dx: potential blocked tube Rx: IVF
@meli123k: dx unexplained  Rx:  IVF + ICSI
@Mlight28: dx Unexplained Rx: Clomid
@MrsM00re87: dx: DOR, low morph Rx: Femara + TI
@MrsMcMilkshakes: dx: cysts, testing
@MurphyGrace dx: Unexplained Rx:  Letrozole + Menopur injections + Ovidrel+ IUI
@Mythril: dx: PCOS (anovulatory) Rx:levothyroxine to lower TSH
@NikkiPSU: Unexplained Rx: TI
@Plainjanie: DX- mild MFI. Rx- Monitored cycle with TI.
@pretzel2plus1: dx: Endometriosis Rx: laparascopy
@rachlee2010: dx: DOR Rx: IUI
@ReesaAnne16: dx: MFI, high DNA fragmentation  Rx: Letrozole+ IUI
@Samanthaarielxo dx: anovulation Rx: still in testing
@sarah0985: dx: PCOS, possible blocked tubes Rx: Lap
@seethosestars:  Dx: low AFC + MFI and Rx: letrozole + testing
@SM746830: dx: PCOS, blocked tubes Rx: Surgery, Clomid
@smokinangel: dx:possible PCOS, possible MFI Rx: Letrozole + IUI
@SoonToBeMommaHowe: dx: Unexplained Rx: waiting for testing
@Starlight811 dx: DOR Rx:  Menopur + Gonal F + Ovidrel + Progesterone suppositories + IUI
@starlitfae dx: MFI & balanced translocation, thyroid  Rx: ivf with pgd testing
@vssbrm: dx: Minor Vercosis, morphology, high prolactin  Rx: Clomid + IUI + ovidrel + prolactin meds
@Mrs.RedHead dx: Unexplained Rx: Testing with RE
@PoeMasque dx: unexplained Rx: unmedicated IUI, acupuncture, supplements
@Labluver2 dx: testing
@avocuddle dx: testing
@laurad75 dx: possible DOR  Rx: IUI + trigger + acupuncture
@Worldtravler0522 dx: PCOS/Unexplained Rx: IVF
@funkykey dx: unexplained Rx: Clomid + IUI
@kmallery08 dx: unexplained Rx:Clomid, GonalF, Trigger Shot, IUI and Progesterone
@greenange dx: anovulatory PCOS w/insulin resistance Rx: Metformin, Letrozole, trigger + TI




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QOTW:  What is something that you are very thankful for today?


Married for 7 years, TTC for 4 years
dx:  Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2 Clomid IUI's + 4 injectable IUI's= 5 BFNs and 1 mc




Re: TTTC Checkin 11/22/2016 - Thanksgiving Edition

  • First of all @BWhitta I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  I just went through this part of the journey so don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have or just to vent. Being in this place can feel incredibly lonely and isolating so please feel free to reach out.   

    Right now I am not so patiently waiting for AF to get here but she won't show up until early December.  I am also waiting for the results of my recurrent miscarriage testing.  I got it done a week ago but I'm not anticipating results for at least another week.  So surprise surprise I'm just waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting...  Mentally I'm starting to rebound and feel a little more like my old self which is helpful.  

    Question of the week:

    I am most thankful for my amazing husband.  He has been my biggest cheerleader and support through this entire process.  I honestly don't know how I could survive this process without him.  

    I am also thankful for my current job and the ability to work from home.  I have mastered the art of working while in tears which I couldn't have done while working an office without odd looks at least.  

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






    GoldenKeysfunkykeyBababatty
  • CD 2 of 14. 14 already! I need to start preparing my nemesis, aka my clearblue advanced fertility monitor, for the coming weeks.

    @GoldenKeys your post made me think about how grateful I am for this board too. For months, I'd been so in my own head ("Will I get KU? please let it be me, please let it be me, it's not fair!") and now I feel much lighter. This past week, when I realized AF would come, my first thought was: "Ok, not me this time. But maybe (insert screen name of someone in their TWW) will be!" Like a team sport. :)

    I am thankful for my friendships, not just here but in other places too. For the ones who cover for me at work if I have to leave early for a blood test, for the ones who listen to me while I complain, and then for the ones who make fun of me when I'm being obnoxious, or make me laugh when I'm down. I'm thankful for the quality of friendship I have with my husband, who is many things to me, including my friend.

    Last week, we fought about something minor. I was irritated with him, and he responded in kind, and as we fought I said: "Why can't you just be calm when I get frustrated? Why do you have to react and escalate?!" and he, without breaking a beat, replied: "If you start me up, if you start me up, I'll never stop." Hahaha. I couldn't stay mad.

    I am thankful for music, too.  :p

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    laurad75Bababatty
  • @BWhitta I'm so sorry for your loss. Platitudes on the internet can't get me very far but I'll say that I'm sorry and you are not alone. 

    For me, I'm waiting. The TWW struggle is REAL! I'm 7dpiui and so far I've managed to not POAS yet, but the urge is there. I know that I will tomorrow, and Thursday. I'm hoping for something to be extra thankful of this year at Thanksgiving. 

    This year, and most, I'm thankful for my husband as well. He really has upheld his end of the "in sickness and health" part and has been so patient and by my side through everything. 

    @funkykey Your DH sounds a little like mine, always ready with some humor. :-) 
    Me: 30 DH: 31
    2 Dogs / 2 Cats 
    IUI #1 07/2016 BFN
    IUI #2 10/2016 BFN
    IUI #3 11/2016 BFN
    IVF #1 03/2017 - 23 Retrieved / 22 Fertilized / 11 at Day 3 / 1 Beautiful Embryo tf on Day 5 / 7 Frozen on Day 6 - Beta #1 4/5/17: 104 Beta #2 4/7/17 224
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    BabyFruit Ticker


    Bababatty
  • I'm very sorry @BWhitta

    @kmallery08 FX for you this cycle.  Third times the charm!

    CD 6 of cycle 8 today.  Monitoring is scheduled for next Tuesday and IUI #2 will be scheduled after that. 

    I too have to say I am very grateful to the women on TB this year.  I think I would drive H crazy if I didn't have such a supportive outlet through this journey.  

    Speaking of H, I am very grateful for him too.  He's acting like a baby today and driving me nuts but he is so good to me.  
    BabyFruit Ticker

    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 43 
    DH: 43
    Married: 5/7/16
    TTC #1: May 2016
    IUI #1 10/31/16 - BFN
    IVF - ER #1 2/10 (3R, 3F, 1B for PGS - 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #2 3/24 (2R, 1F- 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #3 5/15 (1R- 0 viable for transfer)
    June 17: Starting the process for DE IVF
    Aug 17: Donor chosen! Anticipating a Nov cycle after testing is complete. 
    Nov 17: DE IVF ER 11/27 (35R, 19 F) Dec 2nd Transfer!
    Dec 12: BFP! EDD 8/20/18
    baby boy born via cs 8/22/18


    Bababatty
  • BFN Monday A.M. followed AF arriving like a banshee. I was super hormonal all week leading up that I thought our Hail Mary IUI worked.

    The gift I'm giving myself this Christmas: a month of not trying. No Clomid. No peeing on OPKs that don't work anyway. I want to drink egg nog to whatever level I need to cope with my in laws.

    QOTW: So thankful that my work is 10 minutes away from a Panda Express. Hormonal Me wants ALL the fried rice.

    No, seriously, I am very grateful for the comfortable life I have. I know that I am in a better situation then most and I need to focus my efforts on helping others more than I do.
    Married 4 years, TTC 3 years
    Dx: Unexplained infertility, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's, MTHFR Mutation
    DH - low motility
    Rx: Levothyroxine, misc supplements



  • @BenJay fried rice is something to for sure be thankful for.   I'm sorry to hear AF showed up and I hope you enjoy all the egg nog you can get your hands on!!

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






    BenJay
  • @BWhitta I'm sorry for your loss. 

    I had my CD3 scan today (on CD1). My cyst that prevented our medicated cycle last month has resolved so we have another game plan. This month I'm doing Metformin, 100mg Clomid, vaginal estrace, dexamethasone (steroid) and trigger shot. If this cycle is not successful I will do an HSG and we will move to IUI for our next cycle probably. 

    We have started to open up more to our family and close friends about our infertility. I'm thankful for how supportive people have been. I've lived with this feeling that I was this huge taboo and if I told anyone I'd be admitting this embarrassing secret but I've found that a lot of people know someone else close that has gone through infertility and even if they haven't they are very kind and understanding. 

    I'm thankful for so many other things as well! I'm feeling very blessed thinking about it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
    Me: 29, DH: 32
    Married: July 22, 2008
    Fur babies: Phoenix and Yeti (both cats). 
    TTC#1 since: May 2015
    September 2016- Infertility Testing
    dx: Low Progesterone, Vitamin D Deficiency, Borderline PCOS
    Treatment: 
    October 2016-January 2017- Metformin, Clomid/Letrozole, hcg trigger, progesterone
    IUI- 2/17/2017 BFP 3/2/2017! 


    seethosestarsBababatty
  • I thought I had posted already but I think it didn't go through or TB ate my post.


    Huge hugs for @BWhitta ;– so sorry to hear about your loss.

    @Worldtravler0522  – the waiting game is the worst part of this I think.  It’s such a loss of control

    @funkykey  – I haven’t used the advanced monitor – is it more useful than the regular OPKs?

    @kmallery08 – the TWW just seems to stretch on forever doesn’t it!

    @laurad75 – good luck with this IUI!

    @BenJay – sorry to hear about the BFN =(

    @mandasand – sorry to hear about the single follie and the BFN.  Hopefully the January cycle is the one!!


    I think the letrozole has somehow lengthened my luteal phase this month.  I'm at 14 DPO and tested BFN on Monday (day my period was due) and every day this week since then.  I'm trying not to get my hopes up as I feel absolutely nothing!  My usual luteal phase is 9-11 days so 14 days or longer is probably better!

    Either that or I have a corpus luteum cyst prolonging this cycle…

    Canadian thanksgiving has already come and gone but I'm also thankful for my job, my home, my DH, my parents and all the lovely ladies in real life and online that have been supportive of me through this infertility journey.


    Married since 2011

    TTC since Oct 2014
    DOR + MFI
    3 failed IUIs; IVF August 2017
    FET January 2018 - BFP
    Bababatty
  • hoffmanr7hoffmanr7
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     HSG was done today..no blockages.  Im still
    not sure exactly how I feel about the results again. Im obviously glad that there is nothing wrong but it just so firmly plants us in the unexplained infertility box.  If something had shown up, at least it would have been some answers.  Instead, I get to continue wondering 'Why us?'




    I will admit, it was kind of neat to see the images when they were doing it.  Fun fact I learned about me today: my uterus is inverted.  My doctor said that it would not affect my fertility and that some womens uteruses just lay in the body differently.  Who knew.  In the mean time, we are keeping all fingers and toes crossed that this is our month.

    @kmallery08 Ug, the TWW is the worst.
    @laurad75 Fx for a successful IUI
    @BenJay sorry about your BFN
    @mandasand sorry for just the one follie and the BFN. Fx for lotsnie big follies next time around.
    @GoldenKeys Could you please update my Rx to Clomid and Estradoil


    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    GoldenKeysfunkykey
  • @BWhitta so incredibly sorry for your loss. praying for you. 

    I've been off the boards for a while because since my mc back in August I haven't felt much like participating. I think I'm back though. 
    I'm still on metformin. I'm going to try to have a period without the provera this month. mainly because I don't have insurance right now... hopefully the met has got my pcos under control enough to have a cycle on my own. 
    We are ntnp right now. 

    I'm thankful for my supportive husband. he's the best! 


    me: 26 dh: 32
    married since October 2015-started trying immediately
    dx: PCOS, anovulatory
    rx: provera metformin
    BFP August 2016- early mc- Enoch Matthis
    1 clomid cycle (March 2017)
    BFP March 2017  ~  EDD December 13, 2017
    di/di TWINS!!!!!


    GoldenKeysBababatty
  • @seethosestars I think the boards were actually down for a little while yesterday - I think we lost a couple of posts in this thread! @ReesaAnne16 & someone else (I'm so sorry I can't remember name! with a B?) had some comments about coming to terms with the cost of IVF, given the success rates. I'd posted a long response (my usual MO), because my inner accountant really likes digging in to thorny financial problems... it's gone now, but I'll summarize here:

    Paying for IVF sucks, and it's not fair, and I'm sorry you are faced with this decision. So uncool that so many work extended health packages cover x, y, and z treatment and not IVF/anything for fertility. Here are some unconventional ideas on how to miraculously come up with $20,000 for OOP treatments... But those might not work for you, it still sucks, and it's not fair, and you'd be better off putting that $20,000 into your retirement savings, as 20 years from now I think it will be worth x. 

    I didn't mention this article, which I thought was thoughtful: 
    http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/price-of-infertility-ivf-cost-c-v-r.html
    "Here’s what no one tells couples trying to conceive: It helps to be rich."

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    seethosestars
  • @hoffmanr7 I know exactly what you mean about feeling somewhat of a letdown that there isn't anything visibly wrong in terms of fertility.  With my recurrent miscarriage testing I really want there to be no issues but I won't lie that a small part of me wants something a little off to help me place blame on our loss.  Fingers crossed this is your month!  

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






  • aaaaand I'm out =(

    Married since 2011

    TTC since Oct 2014
    DOR + MFI
    3 failed IUIs; IVF August 2017
    FET January 2018 - BFP
  • Hi guys, I'm so happy to report this news today. I had my FET on 11/14. I got BFP starting on Monday this week (7dp5dt) and my beta Wednesday was positive with a level of 49. I have a repeat beta tomorrow where they want to see my levels double. If all is well, I start ultrasounds the week of 12/5! 

    I have to say that i also echo the sentiments of @GoldenKeys. This group has been helpful, especially in the days where it didn't seem like i would ever get KU. Even just reading the journeys everyone is on was helpful, cuz it's nice to know that there are other women out there on the same path. Thank you all!   :)
    Me: 33 DH: 31
    DS: 5 years old
    TTC #2 since August 2015
    July 2016: Testing cycle with 100 mg Clomid = BFN
    August 2016: 50 mg Clomid + IUI = BFN
    October 2016: IVF#1 - 13 retrieved / 12 mature /  9 fertilized / 2 blasts
    November 2016: FET#1 = chemical
    January 2017: FET#2 = chemical
    March 2017: IVF#2 - 18 retrieved / 18 mature / 16 fertilized / 5 blasts
    April 24, 2017: FET#3 - BFN
    May 24, 2017: FET#4 - BFP! - Beta #1 151 - Beta #2 503 - Due date 2/9/18
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    funkykeyBenJayBababattyseethosestars
  • Congratulations @Megzb510!! :) :D

    I'm so sorry @seethosestars. Argh! What a b*tch.

    @hoffmanr7 @Worldtravler0522 I get frustrated too. A few months ago, when I was chomping at the bit for testing, I was so hoping I just had a progesterone deficiency or a blocked tube or something. I was like: "That's a no brainer - I think they can even treat that with a cream! Boom!" When my doctor was like: "everything looks fine", I was disappointed. At least when they know, they can treat, right?

    I've found it's really helped me to think of "unexplained" as "science doesn't know yet". Not only does this give me a hard example for when I lecture my unconceived children if/when they whine about not wanting to learn something ("you have to learn, so you can start to discover and lessen suffering!"), it also makes me feel like I'm on the cutting edge of science. A lot of people say they would go to the ends of the earth for their children - we're actually going to the ends of knowledge before our children are even real, just when they are an idea, or a promise. That makes me feel like an explorer, like I'm a pioneer or something. I dunno.

    It sucks & I wouldn't wish this on anyone - I mean, the Donner Party were pioneers too - but it also makes the whole experience feel at least a little bit Star Trek, which makes me feel a smidgen better. 

    FX for you both, and FX for us all.

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    Megzb510seethosestars
  • @funkykey my post somehow disappeared along with a very thoughtful reply to it. Thank you for your reply as well. I've read that article and, although there are organizations that grant money to couples for IVF, the odds of getting one are super slim (especially for us, we both make a solid living, but both have $100k + in student loan debt). 

    im still struggling with the low odds for IVF and all the FB pregnancy announcements on thanksgiving aren't helping. We were only two months into our TTC journey this time last year, I remember being so excited and full of love. It's really hard to see that other couples get to have that blissful experience while ours is now one of failure, loss, and fear. I wish there was a way to change that. 
    Me: 38 SO: 35

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR

    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    Pregnancy Ticker
    ReesaAnne16funkykey
  • Thank you, everyone!  I really am so thankful for this group...it's so comforting to really know that I am not alone.  This week has been one of the hardest of my life, if I'm honest, but it has also shown me how truly blessed I am.  My medicated miscarriage went relatively smoothly...it wasn't fun but it all seemed to happen as the doctor said it would.  I'm still bleeding and my uterus just seems to be sore, which I guess makes sense.  My hormones are definitely dropping so today was a weepy day.  I think I was in shock at first, and then mostly just concerned with getting everything done and making sure I was healthy.  Now the loss is really hitting me.  I can't really process the idea of another pregnancy right now...I am confident that we'll be pregnant again soon but that thought doesn't make me happy.  It makes me feel helpless.  I don't want to go through this again.  
    Married for 5 years, TTC for 3 years
    PCOS, Low AMH, Endo, Uterine Fibroids, Low Estrogen...
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. 
    3 Losses, 8/16 11/16 and 6/2017  o:)
  • @BWhitta I'm happy to hear things went smoothly with the medicated miscarriage.  During and right after my miscarriage I told DH I wanted to donate our 10 snow babies because I could never do this ever again.  It's been about three weeks or so and I am ready to go again.  Not saying you will bounce back that quickly but what you are feeling is completely normal.  I kind of wonder will I ever be able to not be terrified for a pregnancy?  Holding out hope the fear will give way to happiness for both of us! 

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 






    funkykeyReesaAnne16GoldenKeys
  • @BWhitta good luck over these next few weeks. I was really touched by your description (and @Worldtravler0522's response) - I'm so sorry and hope that (at the very least) your body recovers smoothly and soon. FX that you never have to experience that again.

    @PoeMasque - I hope both my initial (now lost) response and back-up response weren't insensitive. I obviously don't know you, or your situation. I only know on this board we're in similar TTC situations, and that we probably all have different attitudes towards money and are in different financial situations... which will affect not only what treatments we do, but even how we feel about the treatments we do.

    We recently finished paying off DH's 80k in student loans, and we don't have especially well-paying jobs - not the kind of jobs where you'd think: "damn, he must have taken on at least 80k of debt". Not long ago, after DH'd already been making payments for several years, we had a conversation when he was feeling overwhelmed and defeated. He said: "I'm going to have this debt for another 10 years. I can't even imagine being debt-free." We tightened our belts, made some big changes, and he made the final payment this spring - a little over 2 years after our talk. I was very: "Come on, we can do it!" the whole time.

    In my efforts to be a cheerleader here though, I realize I might seem obnoxiously optimistic, or like I'm making light of what may be a very painful problem. IF is nowhere near as easy as personal finances. There's no x+y=z... or even x+y=xy. (nerd joke alert).

    I know every cycle, I have a couple days of crushing defeat/disappointment - and some cycles are worse than others. On my worst days, if someone told me: "It'll get better, you'll see!" I'd want to spit in their eye! Lately, though, I keep having "guys, we can do it!" days - this past 2 cycles I've been really hopeful... but who knows if this will last.

    Good luck to you, FX FX FX FX that you will get KU'd soon, and (at the very least) I hope that you soon feel excited and full of love again. 

    ps. even on my best days I have a problem with FB pregnancy announcements. And the maternity photo shoots. Even if I were pregnant, I would have a problem with them. So cheeseball!

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    BababattyGoldenKeys
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