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TTA/Benched Check-In Week of May 8

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This thread is for those who have started TTC but are now TTA or Benched.
If you have BOTB, please consider participating on that board and/or creating a separate BOTB-check-in.
While we value all members of the community and enjoy helping others learn before they're TTGP, recent discussions have shown that the influx of BOTB-members posting on this thread have driven out the members for whom the thread is actually intended.
Please respect that development.
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***General TW that this thread can and will mention MC and loss.***

This is a place for those of us who have already started TTC, but have hit a roadblock and are delaying for whatever reason. You can express your thoughts, feelings, and frustrations on not TTC and connect with others who are in the same boat. TTC can be a long journey, and having to wait makes it feel even longer -- even if it is for a good reason. I invite you to resurrect this thread at any point in the week if you have something to say. Treat this like an ongoing conversation.

Benched = involuntarily not NTNP/TTC and "out of the game," usually due to medical reasons
TTA = avoiding pregnancy by using protection or FAM, usually for non-health-related reasons __________________________________________________________________

Are you benched or TTA? 

What brings you here? 

How long do you think you'll be here? 

How have things been going?

Any R/R/CS/Q? 

GTKY: Do you prefer gorgeous sunrises or epic sunsets?

Me: 35 DH: 28
TTC since June 2016

Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
October 2017 IVF with donor sperm
29R, 24M, 16F, 2d5, 4d6 (6 embryos total)
Only 3 could have PGS. 2/3 normal. 5 embies frozen
12/15/17 FET #1 (1 embryo)--CP
2/7/17 FET #2 (2 embryos)--BFN
Chronic endometritis diagnosis May 2018
ERA Sept 2018--borderline receptive--12 more hours of progesterone
Abnormal SIS Oct 2018
Repeat hysteroscopy Nov 1. Treated recurring endometritis.
12/4/18 FET #3 (2 embryos)--BFN
Our journey has come to an end.
~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
adirat

Re: TTA/Benched Check-In Week of May 8


  • Hey girl... @AlohaKumu how's it goin? ❤❤❤
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    adiratAlohaKumuvflux33
  • I'm stuck in a box!
    Are you benched or TTA? 
    Benched
    What brings you here? 
    DH is deployed for at least another 3 months
    How long do you think you'll be here? 
    I'm trying to convince him to visit for our first wedding anniversary next month, but it that doesn't happen at least through August
    How have things been going?
    Okay. Work has been stressing me out like crazy but in otherwise okay. 
    Any R/R/CS/Q? 
    My period was annoyingly late this month (probably due to work stress), but it did push my projected June FW over my anniversary weekend, so that's good. 
    GTKY: Do you prefer gorgeous sunrises or epic sunsets?
    Sunsets. DH and I were in the Bois Jacques (where Easy Company fought during the Battle of the Bulge) on the last night of our honeymoon and we saw the most amazing sunset through the pines. It was awesome. 

    Me: 28 DH: 29
    Married: 6/2016
    TTC #1: 12/2016
    Benched due to deployment- Off the bench 8/8/17!


    BusinessWifeCricket648kbamomma33
  • Can I temporarily play both teams? 

    Are you benched or TTA? 
    Benched until Thursday

    What brings you here?  Waiting for results to see if I have fibroids, which I'm still annoyed about. Ultrasound was dumb, and tech confirmed that if I had fibroids in Sept they would've been able to see them on the ultrasound then and I did NOT have them. So. If I have them I'll be annoyed, but if I don't have them I'm going to be REALLY annoyed. 

    How long do you think you'll be here? Until Thursday if no fibroids (or I mean, I guess they could discover something worse. Part of me is like, oh man, they're going to tell me I'm dying of uterus cancer, lol.)

    How have things been going? Fine, it's finals week for my graphic design classes, which is mostly fun except for my history of graphic design class which has, like, an actual test, which I'm avoiding and thus am SUPER BORED.

    Any R/R/CS/Q? no unless you want to hear me rant about how stupid it is to make people fill up their bladders before ultrasounds again

    GTKY: Do you prefer gorgeous sunrises or epic sunsets? Sunsets. Sunrises mean you have to be awake at sunrise time, and who wants that? Most gorgeous sunset I've seen is in Oia in Santorini. TAKE ME BACK!!
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    kbamomma33
  • @BusinessWife Sorry to hear that you've been having a rough time. Good luck with your interview & I hope everything works out!

    @jsnakehole FX that he's able to come visit for your anniversary, since your FW has so conveniently lined up so nicely!
    Me: 27 | DH: 27
    Married: 10/2013
    TTC #1 Since: 02/2017
    BusinessWife
  • adiratadirat
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    @BusinessWife That is amazingggggg! I am so so thrilled for you! IF coverage here you come! 


    BusinessWife
  • OMG @BusinessWife!!! That is the BEST news!!!

    Me: 35 DH: 28
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October 2017 IVF with donor sperm
    29R, 24M, 16F, 2d5, 4d6 (6 embryos total)
    Only 3 could have PGS. 2/3 normal. 5 embies frozen
    12/15/17 FET #1 (1 embryo)--CP
    2/7/17 FET #2 (2 embryos)--BFN
    Chronic endometritis diagnosis May 2018
    ERA Sept 2018--borderline receptive--12 more hours of progesterone
    Abnormal SIS Oct 2018
    Repeat hysteroscopy Nov 1. Treated recurring endometritis.
    12/4/18 FET #3 (2 embryos)--BFN
    Our journey has come to an end.
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    BusinessWifeadirat
  • @BusinessWife OMG that's such amazing news! Congrats!!! 
    Me: 27 | DH: 27
    Married: 10/2013
    TTC #1 Since: 02/2017
    BusinessWife
  • @BusinessWife

    I'm so excited for you!!!! I know that you don't want to get too excited about the coverage until after YH's procedure next month, but remember that a step forward is a step forward no matter how small or the uncertainty of it.
    Me: 30   DH:32
    Dating: 2/2007   Married: 4/2011  
    TTC #1: 9/2016
    *TW*

    BFP #1: 11/26/2016 - MC: 12/6/2016
    BFP #2: 3/9/2017 - CP: 3/10/2017
    08/2017: DH's SA = normal
    08/2017: Low progesterone (4.6) all other BW normal
    11/2017: HSG Clear; Pelvic Ultrasound Normal; and AMH, FSH, and Estradiol normal
    12/2017: 1,000mg Metformin
    12/2017: 50mg Clomid + TI = BFN
    01/2018: 100mg Clomid + TI = BFN
    01/2018: RE Consult
    03/2018: 5mg Letrozole + 50 units Gonal-F + 500 μg Ovidrel + IUI = BFP #3: 4/1/2018 - CP: 4/4/2018
    04/2018: 5mg Letrozole + Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI = BFP #4: 5/2/18
    Pregnancy Ticker
    BusinessWifekbamomma33Cricket648
  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife
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    Thank you! @Cricket648 @KariAnn323 yes.  You totally get it.  And I mean honestly, DH is more the one who is like, dont even talk to me till we know. Lol

    ETA He says he doesn't want to, "ride the rollercoaster," with me, and I don't blame him. So I mean, bless his heart, I think he feels the need to guard it.... :/
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!


    adiratCricket648
  • No longer benched! Just got the all clear from the doc. So the spotting is still TBD, but hooray!
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    BusinessWifeCricket648AlohaKumu
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