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  • @cxsimo08 thanks for the kind words! I am sure my job will be fine and my family has priority right now. 

    AFM, I am starting to get anxious for the transfer. Especially since I don't have any info on the embabies! This is cruel! I am hoping for one to transfer and one to freeze :-) but out of only 7 eggs that is probably wishful thinking
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    cxsimo08emmasemmadirattinjp78
  • @cxsimo08 good luck with the TS tonight!
    I don't take any Menopur so I haven't had to do any of the mixing 
    Its amazing how dehydrated the Ganirelix makes you, I normally drink 3 liters a day and at the moment I'm approaching 5 liters a day since starting the Ganirelix!

    @decemberdoll27 thanks! And good luck for your transfer tomorrow! I'm nervous with you to hear how many you have and how it all goes!

    @cxsimo008 @businesswife @adirat the whole "what to say to work" question is a tough one. So far I've taken all 7am appointments so it didn't interfere, but so far I haven't said anything about a day off for ER as I couldn't be sure how the stims would work - so if we go ahead I will go into work in the morning and say I need a medical procedure and day off on Wednesday. If anyone does find out the idea of saying you're planning on FET is a great one thanks @adirat
    My 2.5 years of passing on alcohol I've put down to the other meds they know I'm taking for my RA.

    I have only worked with this team for a year and they are all guys, half have a bunch of kids already and the other half have said they are no way having any. So I would not expect much understanding. Also here in Germany, whilst we are very lucky with maternity leave, at the same time this means nearly everyone assumes all women will take several years off after kids and then only come back part time, so it's almost impossible to get promoted if they think you're about to be KU. It's especially so in my company which is very traditional. The team I'm in also all think everyone gets KU straight away (based on several dinner conversations). So if I need to spend another 2-3 years trying, basically telling anyone would put my career completely on hold for that time. 
    Me 41 DH 43
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS), low TSH, adenomyosis
    7 retrievals, 3 transfers
    Jun19 FET BFP, due date 7th March 2020
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Jun19 FET after 2 months Lupron, autoimmune protocol, transferred two day 3 frozen embryos
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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  • @emmasemm I'm not sure I realised you were in Germany!  It's the language I studied most in school I just don't often get to practice!  That's a lot of the kind of thing I'm concerned with.  Not that they are necessarily traditional about things - one coworker I told is very excited and supportive but doesn't understand the first thing about ivf so I've been having to explain a lot to her and talk more about it than I planned on lol - but with my managers, I would like very much to keep moving up as quickly as possible to collect a better wage during mat leave, and if they think I'm going to just turn around and take leave / come back parttime (which I would actually LOVE to do), I'm afraid they might hesitate to move me up.  Idk.  I will have to tell them eventually when I'm ku.  For me it's more the personal nature of infertility I wish to keep some anonymity about.  Plus, avoid any judgements down the road if we happen to get ku again rather quickly, like they will know we planned it! Lol

    Me: 36 | DH: 43 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    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!

    Our Journey Trying for a Sibling still in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20

    tinjp78
  • @businesswife - yep I'm a Brit in Germany, having got here via China, the US and a lot of flying around the world. 
    How long did you study German for? I did a couple of years at school and it at least gave a good base when I arrived here 20 years later!

    And I know what you mean about the side of telling people which will just trigger lots of questions and "how's it going" conversations. Someone on one of the posts suggested if the guys started asking questions to just ask if we can talk about how well their penis functions first... but I think I might end in HR if I did that lol. 
    In general neither DH or I are the kind of people who share all the details of our life very widely. We haven't told our families as they would be asking every day, which we feel would just add to our stress at the moment. 
    If we need money at some point to keep funding treatments then I guess we might need tell my parents and ask them for help. Also both my parents have health issues at the moment so we don't want to add to their worries.
    Have you told family?
    Me 41 DH 43
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS), low TSH, adenomyosis
    7 retrievals, 3 transfers
    Jun19 FET BFP, due date 7th March 2020
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Jun19 FET after 2 months Lupron, autoimmune protocol, transferred two day 3 frozen embryos
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife member
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    edited September 2017
    @emmasemm I studied it all four years of high school, and then took German Lit in University as well!  Just the one more year, plus all my singing. ;)  lol about asking them how their penis/testicles were doing!  :D. I am lucky at least it's mostly women I work with, but still. Just not something we need to share with the world right now.  Our mothers don't even know, but I'm supposed to tell my boss???  GTFO Right?  The only one in the family who knows is DHs sister, and even that he sort of teases me for telling her bc I think he wishes no one knew. Then a couple very close friends, but that's it.  I think we would much rather be able to wait to tell people good news finally, if we can help it, than have them worrying about every step of the way, or making our whole pregnancy and the baby about our infertility.  Because that's not really fair either, to us as parents, or to the kid. But who knows, maybe we aren't giving people enough credit? Lol but I'd still rather wait and see how it goes first...

    I know because of the MFI, DH really feels like how we conceived our child is nobody's business, but maybe in time he won't feel so ashamed, I hope.
    *typos

    Me: 36 | DH: 43 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    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!

    Our Journey Trying for a Sibling still in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20

    emmasemmtinjp78
  • @emmasemm @BusinessWife I work in retail and told my boss right up front (letting him know it was confidential obviously) and was surprised when he was very understanding and shared that there was a peer of mine who had struggled with fertility with his wife for years (and clearly was an over sharer on details since my boss was very knowledgeable about the process!) The previous two cycles and FET I was able to use PTO and plan accordingly and have the support of my hubby.  This time, not so much. Hubby has a 'cannot miss' work trip filled with high level presentations Monday thru Thursday this week. I know he feels horrible, but I feel worse because I really have no idea how I am going to get this done without him :( . We are very private people and being so, do not have a friend group that can take me into my ER! my parents (closest to us) do not know and are a last resort.  I have two coworkers who have offered to help, but depending on what day it is, they might not be able to drive me.  This is a mess. :( 

    AFM, I had my second monitoring and we have 11 measurable with a bunch just under 10mm. The largest one is already 18x15mm (33mm diameter and only 2mm away from my RE's threshold) with 3 more only 3mm away.  They generally trigger when there are 2 follies at threshold. So today, today I am freaking out.  

    If I trigger tomorrow I will have someone who can drive me the 2 hours to the hospital and be there to drive me home. If I trigger Tuesday, I have no idea what I can do. If I trigger Wednesday (which is probably not happening since they would need to potentially sacrifice the front 3-4 follies in the hopes the others make up for their loss) then hubby will be back to drive me to ER Friday and give a fresh sample.

    Talk about putting ALL of your hopes in technology and medical expertise. We are potentially hoping that we have better results, with less follicles, with frozen sperm, with me *hopefully* having a way to get to the ER. Oh, and we are 100% OOP. Friggin' awesome.

    Yay for IF. :/
    BusinessWifeHopeful_momtinjp78emmasemm
  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife member
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    edited September 2017
    @cmiller73. Oof, that's a pickle.  It's rarely smooth, is it?  My best advice is to try and relax about the details, bc it's going to be when it's going to be. :/  if it makes you feel any better, all our samples are frozen!  Lol. People do it every day.  And I still would think frozen "fresh" samples would hold up better than frozen surgically retrieved ones.  So try not to worry about that if it comes to it.  If you'd rather not involve anyone, can you just call a cab or über? May be less personal, but I'm sure people have cabs take them home all the time.  In fact I know I saw one waiting for a patient when my husband had his procedure.  The details will have a way of working themselves out.   You just have to make good care of yourself, eat and rest well, and show up! ;)
    *typos / italics

    Me: 36 | DH: 43 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    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!

    Our Journey Trying for a Sibling still in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20

    cmiller73tinjp78emmasemm
  • @BusinessWife I get to go through the 'what ifs' at my monitoring tomorrow morning. I have been told that they will not release me to a cab/uber since ill have been put under so need a 'supervisor' hahah sheesh! Im sure it will all work out. Would love it if where I had the ER was closer. I get a 2+ hour drive into downtown Boston. AWESOME. :)

    Thanks for the advice on your* samples hehe. I feel like we all sort of forced this cycle and should have waited a month, but that 44th bday is just around the corner so we went for it. Looks like I will be meditating a lot over the next few days....


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  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife member
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    edited September 2017
    @cmiller73  A couple of years ago, when I needed to have a surgery but I didn't have anybody in the area that could take me I found someone on care.com to drive me and stay with me for most of the day just in case I have any adverse effects to the anesthesia. That worked really Well for me
    That is a great idea!  Maybe worth a shot!

    @cmiller73. Ouch 2 hour drive each way is rough. :/
    *I hate autocorrect 

    Me: 36 | DH: 43 ~ TTC Our First May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    A Brief Summary of Our Infertility Journey
    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!

    Our Journey Trying for a Sibling still in progress...
    9/19 - 1st natural FET cycle, BFN | 10/19 - 2nd medicated FET cycle, cancelled
    11/19 - 3rd natural FET cycle, BFN  | 12/19 - 4th natural FET cycle... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 08/21/20

    tinjp78emmasemm
  • @sunnyrain2 @BusinessWife OOOH! I forgot about Care.com. Will def look into that if it comes down to it.  Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    BusinessWifeHopeful_momtinjp78emmasemm
  • cmiller73 hey lady - just saw ur name and wanted to wish you all the luck!  Sorry you have so many things stressing you out!!!  IVF is not fun to say the least!  Are you doing the same protocol?  I actually hope ur follies take time growing so your OH can be with you I just feel like you'll feel more relaxed then.  Wishing u all the best!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    tinjp78BusinessWifeemmasemmcmiller73
  • @emmasemm Like you said, one step at a time! Are you doing a 3 day transfer? 

    @cmiller73 have they told you when you're to trigger? Hate the added stress of getting to and from your appointment on top of IVF, it never seems to be simple does it? It sounds like the ladies gave some good suggestions though, I hope you won't need them but at least you have options if you do! 

    @DecemberDoll27 when are due to transfer? Sorry if I missed it in one of the comments! 

    @adirat Menopur is a beast, I always do that one first because I dread it the most! Honestly at this point I prefer doing my own shots (we'll see how I feel once I get to the trigger and progesterone :neutral: ). The first couple of times were rough mentally but once I'd done it twice I felt more comfortable with it! I agree with @Decemberdoll27 that for me, the place it hurt the least (or not at all) was an inch or two under my belly button and over just a tad. The ones that have hurt the most were further out on my stomach.

    @sunnyrain2 I'm glad you fought for what you wanted and got him to do ICSI on all of them! My RE told me that once you're spending this much money to do  IVF you might as well if you think that could possibly be an issue (for us MFI, it obviously is).
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
    adirattinjp78emmasemm
  • @loverin ER will be 34-36 hours after trigger. It has to be very precise so that the follicles have gone through the final maturation process but you have not ovulated yet
    Melissa 39 - DH 45
    TTC # 1 - 4 years, 7 IUIs, 3 IVF, 1 FET, 2 M/C, DD 2015 :)
    TTC # 2 - IVF # 4 March 2017 Long Lupron, 150 Gonal F, 150 Menopur
                                 21R, 12M, 7F, Transferred 2 Froze 1 - BFN
                    FET # 2  May 2017 - BFN
                    IVF # 5 Sep 2017 - Antagonist, no BCP.  200 iu Follistim, 150 iu Menopur, Cetrotide started day 5, Lupron trigger
                                 19R, 13M, 12F, No Transfer - 2 "beautiful" blasts frozen
                    FET # 3 Nov 2017
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  • latvaughanashlatvaughanash member
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    Still reading through everyone's updates from the last few days, so much is happening! 

    Had my first official appointment this morning to get all my meds, as well as my first shot of Menopur, then will do Gonal-F at night. Feels good to finally be on the same page. Now just hoping and praying everything works as needed!

    TTC since 2012 | Unexplained Infertility -- Sept 2017 found cyst seemingly confirming previously suspected endometriosis | IVF Sept/Oct 2017 Negative | FET scheduled early December

    "When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."

    emmasemmloverintinjp78
  • @emmasemm That makes sense. I hope the priming helps you. My first monitoring ultrasound is tomorrow! Eek!


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  • @adirat eek! Indeed! Very exciting fx for you!
    Me 41 DH 43
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS), low TSH, adenomyosis
    7 retrievals, 3 transfers
    Jun19 FET BFP, due date 7th March 2020
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Jun19 FET after 2 months Lupron, autoimmune protocol, transferred two day 3 frozen embryos
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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  • @decemberdoll27 woohoo! Congrats on being PUPO!!!
    And fx your other two join the one already in the freezer tomorrow!

    And oh I did laugh at your secret stash... you know, you could always get one from a shop between now and then ;-)

    I don't have any in the house as I can't trust myself on any day in my cycle... though I am thinking I should get some to test if the trigger has taken in the morning and then to test it out, but only for trigger testing you understand ;-)
    Me 41 DH 43
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS), low TSH, adenomyosis
    7 retrievals, 3 transfers
    Jun19 FET BFP, due date 7th March 2020
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Jun19 FET after 2 months Lupron, autoimmune protocol, transferred two day 3 frozen embryos
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    adiratloverintinjp78
  • Yea, I understand ;-) I am the same way, I comoletely lose control when there are hpt's present. 
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    emmasemmadiratBusinessWifetinjp78
  • I can't decide if I'm going to test at home! I want to badly so I can go in knowing the likely answer but I don't know if I have the heart to chance a negative before I've prepared myself. I've gone back and forth on that so many times, what to do, what to do! 
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
    BusinessWifeadirattinjp78emmasemm
  • @loverin I think that every situation is different! I used to test every month and tourture myself with bfn's . Now I think I will not test unless I have symptoms. TW *Last time I started gagging at toothpaste, burping all the time and my sense of smell went through the roof, sadly it was EP* TW One thing I mastered through 2 years of IF is patience. 
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    BusinessWifeadirattinjp78emmasemm
  • @emmasemm Just read your post about POAS to check for LH, your RE doesn't bring you in the next morning for LH and progesterone labs? I have a 7:30 blood draw to check that the trigger worked... just wondering as it seems things are very different depending on what country you are going through IVF! 
    tinjp78BusinessWifeadirat
  • @cmiller73 Go trigger buddy!!!
    Nope, he doesn't bring me in for more blood tests today. They will take labs during ER tomorrow, but he said he has had enough of my blood lol. My lining looks great on US (he called it "text book"!!!) and said with only 2 follies he is not concerned about OHSS and without Ganirelix for 2 days and really being close to O on Friday if the trigger doesn't work then he thinks my body will anyhow.
    He did say he can't stop me from POAS to check it myself though lol.

    Really pleased it's worked out with your own mom :-)

    I could see signs of stress creeping in since the first baselining, but DH had seemed super relaxed - until yesterday I realized he was not relaxed at all and was checking in with me every hour. Bless him. He's in even less control of this whole process than me, and he is just as much a control freak as me. 

    Me 41 DH 43
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS), low TSH, adenomyosis
    7 retrievals, 3 transfers
    Jun19 FET BFP, due date 7th March 2020
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Jun19 FET after 2 months Lupron, autoimmune protocol, transferred two day 3 frozen embryos
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    tinjp78BusinessWifeadiratcmiller73
  • I'm sorry to hear it @loverin :( Did you ever have your AMH or AFC done? I'm in the same place as you (bottom 10% AMH for my age, also 28) and it stinks. 

    I had an u/s this morning and no noticeable response yet. I may have to increase my meds to get a response. I was pretty disappointed.


    tinjp78BusinessWife
  • @adirat I know they did a blood test this time last year to look at my hormone levels before we were referred to the RE, would they have looked at my AMH then? They said all my hormone levels looked good.  I don't believe they did anything to determine AFC but honestly, they might have and I wasn't aware. My doctor is great at what he does and I trust him very much, but it is frustrating how little he communicates. It isn't done intentionally but it's very likely that one of the tests they did before IVF they looked at this and I wasn't aware that's what they were doing. They did an HSG, a SHG and a day 9 mock transfer to make sure all looked well but it doesn't sound like the right tests to determine either of those so maybe not. 

    I don't think they anticipated this being an issue since my age and all my tests have come back normal. I'm wondering if it has to do with such a delay in getting my ovaries stimulated? Last night was night 12 of stims and the first 5 days we were in a hurricane evacuation so I couldn't be seen. I went from taking 125 iu of follistim to taking 375 once he had seen me and realized I wasn't responding to a lower dose. 

    What day of stims are you on and what dose of meds? Sorry for the disappointing response, it's so frustrating to be doing all this stuff and to see your body just chillin, taking it sweet time or refusing to respond.  
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
    adiratBusinessWife
  • *lurking*

    Aw @loverin doing IVF is already too tough and you don't deserve that treatement you got from your nurse today who couldn't do her job well. Her attitude is the problem and not your veins. Please feel better and relax. I'm cheering for you and your embabies! 
    adiratBusinessWifecmiller73
  • @loverin please don't stress out too much, be kind to your self, screw the nasty nurse! 10-12 follies is a good number and it does not mean that anything is wrong with you at all. Everybody is just different. I only got 7 and was crushed by that number, but now we have one in and one frozen! My AMH is actually over normal at 3.65( PCOS)  and I still did not respond super well to the meds. Just try to relax and go through the process one day at a time! You are almost there. Ice cream and chocolate helps too. I know IF sucks but we all will beat it!

    @adirat almost everybody gets their dosage increased after the first monitoring, I guess doctors just tend to start with a smaller dose for some reason. Hang in there. How long does your doctor plan to stim you?

    @emmasemm ER tomorrow, that is awesome!!!! 

    @cmiller73 You are a rock star for doing IM shot yourself! I don't think I would ever be able to! And good luck with your ER tomorrow. 

    @cxsimo08 How did the ER go?

    AFM, I don't feel any different being PUPO. Woke up in the middle of the night to a lower belly cramp and panicking now. I hope my contracting uterus did not squish the embryo.... I think crazy lady in me is making a comeback. I am over analyzing everything. Trying to stay positive though and talk to the embryo.
    Me 30, DH 39
    TTC since Aug 2015, 
    BFP Apr 2017 - late diagnosed EP, right tube removed, left tube scarred.
    Dx: tubal IF
    IVF Sept 2017, 7 R, 6M, 6F- 4 blasts, 1 transferred fresh - CP
    FET #1 Dec 2017- BFN
    FET #2 Jan 2018- CP
    FET #3 BFP!!! EDD 12/15/2018!
    adirattinjp78BusinessWifecxsimo08
  • @tinjp78 Aw thank you so much! You're right, her attitude had to do with her, it just boiled my blood! I'm cheering you on as well! 

    @DecemberDoll27 You're right, one day (and lots of ice cream) at a time! I'm not stressed so much as just concerned but I agree, it doesn't mean anything for the quality and we could still be in a good place! As for the nasty nurse, this is all I got for ya.
     

    I'm sure your little emby is just fine and having a grand ol' time on it's new water bed :wink: At this point, couldn't it also be implantation? Don't stress, you got this! I know the waiting is hard (and for me has been the hardest part so I can imagine the 2ww is not going to be fun) but keep busy and my fingers and toes and extremities are crossed for you! 
    Me & DH: 28  |  TTC since May 2016  |  DH: Morphology 0%  |  2 IUI's with Clomid - BFN  |  IVF ICSI Sept. 2017
    tinjp78BusinessWife
  • @loverin So frustrating :( But I agree with @DecemberDoll27, be kind to yourself. Your response wasn't what you expected but it definitely could be the delay or just random variation, and you're still growing eggs! I started out on 150 IU Follistim but just got the call to increase to 225 IU Follistim starting tonight. I hope that helps kick things into gear!

    @Decemberdoll27 I have no idea how long stims will be...he estimated 10-14 days but I have a genetic condition known to cause poor response to stims so it's hard to predict. I hope things pick up now. Too funny about your cramp story -- we have all been there! Remind me when your beta is scheduled?



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