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December FET

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Re: December FET

  • @JamieH2000 Yayyyyy! Finally! 


    DH & I: Both 28
    TTC #1 June 2016
    IF Dx: Premature ovarian insufficiency and luteal phase defect associated with genetic condition
    BFP 2/23/17. Said goodbye to our baby girl at 14 weeks.
    IVF+PGD September 2017 -- 9R, 9M, 7F, 5B; 2 healthy embryos, 1 questionable
    FET November 2017 failed


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  • @BusinessWife a little bit of good news to end the week. I’m glad for you. 

    Also, lasers?
    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    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! 


    BusinessWife
  • Laser acupuncture! @laurad75. My clinic offers it before and after transfer.  Supposedly increases implantation rates by 6%???

    AF is not quite here yet... hoping by the end of the day, but my temps weren't quite back to baseline yet this morning so we'll see...
    ***Chart in spoiler***
    "Perky Sassy Sugar Socks"

    Me: 33 | DH: 40 ~ Married / NTNP #1: 05.30.2015 ~ TTC #1 November 2015

    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 | Adrenal saliva test: chronic stress cortisol levels -> started adaptogens
    10/16 - azoo dx confirmed. more bw + TRUS to determine differential dx. 3/17 - genetic labs, renal & repeat scrotal u/s.
    No known genetic cause found. Vas tubes appear absent on repeat exam. DH started Clomid in prep for MESA/TESE
    4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | DH's F/U bw shows great T response! but also elevated FSH, making the possibility
    of a successful vas reconstruction less likely, IHHO. | Waiting for DH's exploratory/retrieval attempt till after 06/06/17.





    laurad75izza2
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  • @BusinessWife I’ve never heard of laser acupuncture. I’ll have to look that up. I’ll be doing the traditional “human pincushion” method later today :)
    Me: 34 DH: 27
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October IVF with donor sperm
    29R, 24M, 16F, 2d5, 4d6 (6 embryos total)
    Only 3 could have PGS. 2/3 normal. 5 sweet embies frozen
    FET scheduled for December 15
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    funkykeySkilledSailorBusinessWifeizza2
  • @adirat- thanks girl! So sorry you are here, as I hope Nov would be your month, but glad you can get a transfer in again soon! Hoping for holiday miracles for us all!!

    @businesswife- yay for insurance auth being done! I am always relieved when all that stuff is taken care of! Do you have an estimated transfer date?


    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality eggs based on poor embryo development
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    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
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- FET on 12/8!!
    BusinessWife
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  • Yet! Congrats @laurad75! Have a great weekend! Our PUPO club is growing!
     Afm, I have mixed feelings this transfer. So they gave me a picture of the thawed blast we transferred and it does not look anything like the fresh one from last time because it is not fully extended post thaw yet. Embryologist told me that it is perfectly normal for a frozen transfer but I am still nervous and upset. Also my RE thinks that my previous CP could be actually EP because I am high risk with my tubal infertility diagnosis. So now I am freaking out that this embie will go into the tube again! And I feel nothing - no cramping, no twinges - zero. Nothing like my fresh transfer when I was cramping 12 hours after already. So I am a mess, it will be a long 10 days till beta...
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  • @laurad75 So excited for you!!!
    @DecemberDoll27 After watching videos of how the embryos change so quickly, I wouldn't worry about it not being fully extended yet. It's like this amazing time-lapse miracle that happens before your eyes. (Or before a microscope's "eyes" I suppose.)
    Me: 34 DH: 27
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October IVF with donor sperm
    29R, 24M, 16F, 2d5, 4d6 (6 embryos total)
    Only 3 could have PGS. 2/3 normal. 5 sweet embies frozen
    FET scheduled for December 15
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    BusinessWifelaurad75
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  • @BusinessWife eee! If your FET is on 12/20, you’d be just a few days after me. We could deal with the TWW together :) I hope CD1 starts soon!
    Me: 34 DH: 27
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October IVF with donor sperm
    29R, 24M, 16F, 2d5, 4d6 (6 embryos total)
    Only 3 could have PGS. 2/3 normal. 5 sweet embies frozen
    FET scheduled for December 15
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    BusinessWifelaurad75wabash15
  • @BusinessWife glad you got your authorization for the next cycle.  I’ve never heard of lasers acupuncture before!  I think its great you will be able to get your transfer in before Christmas.  Everything crossed for you that December is your month!

    @laurad75 congrats on being PUPO/PASP!!!

    @DecemberDoll27 there is really so little that can be told from the look of the embryo or even the grading of the embryo.  It’s what’s inside that counts.  It’s pretty much impossible not to be stressed and upset during this process I get it and I think we are all guilty of looking for pregnancy signs when we are all on so many drugs its pretty impossible to know which way is up.   Don’t count yourself out too soon.

    Me:36 DW:31  
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for PGS = 2 Normals in the bank! 
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - Awaiting PGS results
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!! Beta#1 - 63, Beta#2- 128, u/s scheduled 12/18
    BusinessWiferadmom27
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  • @2momshoping- congrats!!! Fx for a doubled beta on Tuesday!!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality eggs based on poor embryo development
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    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
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- FET on 12/8!!
    BusinessWife
  • Congrats @2MomsHoping! Fingers crossed for good numbers on Tuesday! 
    @laurad75 how are you feeling being PUPO? Anything interesting yet?
    Afm, it is a rollercoaster here, one minute I am totally positive and 5 minutes later I am planning my next FET already. No symptoms this time around, not even from progesterone. Last time I had it all and this time - nothing, even though I am on PIO and vaginal tablets. Only thing I have is crazy vivid dreams, it is kind of fun to go to bed now! I had super powers and saved my co-workers from terrorists last night! That was a crazy fun/scary dream! 
    BusinessWiferadmom27
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  • msd1001msd1001 member
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    edited December 4
    @2MomsHoping Congratulations !!! That is so exciting  !

    @DecemberDoll27 we are transferring 1. Given our age (27) and that it is our first ivf cycle, they prefer to transfer 1 embryo. 
     
    What is everyone’s FET protocol ? I’m one 2 estradiol patches every 2 days with prometrium vaginal suppositories 3 x daily . I have to say my boobs are soooo swollen and they hurt ! Does anyone else suffer from this ?
  • @msd1001 I am on estrase twice a day, PIO 1cc a day and my RE added endometrin vaginal suppositories after transfer 3 times a day. My boobs we're super sore from ER to the end on my fresh cycle in September *TW ended in CP *end TW. Now I don't have any progesterone side effects even though my dose is higher. It is a mistery how everything is so different from person to person and cycle to cycle
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  • Hi everybody,
    This is my first time posting in the forum (in any forum to be honest). I guess it is difficult for me to share my troubles but I am now at the point that I feel it is difficult to continue by my own. My DH is supportive but he is not the talking type either, so here I am. I live in Finland so the treatments may vary from many of you. We are dealing with low sperm morphology and started treatment in November 2015. The doctor was so confident in the first meeting that I thought we will have one try and everything will be set. I was even considering the second baby before starting the process. However, it didn't go as I expected. I have had three failed attempts and this month we are going to try our chance for the fourth time. The hospital still believes everything is normal and they won't look into why we have failed so far before the 5th attempt. But this not knowing and not being in control is killing and frustrating. I am scheduled for my third FET on Friday 8th of December and I cannot even start to explain how I feel. The emotions are all over the place. I cross my fingers for a BFP but I feel nervous and frightened at the same time. Sorry for too much blah blah. We should stay positive after all, I guess.
    Me, 36 & DH, 47 
    TTC since October 2013,  male infertility - low morphology
    IVF #1: ICSI, November 2015, 21 egg, 8 fertilised, 3 matured (3 day embryos):
     fresh transfer : BFN
     FET #1 (May 2016), miscarriage (6 weeks) 
    IVF # 2 ICSI, November 2016, 21 egg, 11 fertilised,11 matured (3 day embryos):
     fresh cycle canceled due to OHSS
     FET #2 October 2017, BFN
     FET #3 December 2017
    BababattyBusinessWiferadmom27tinjp78
  • @saba23 welcome to the club! I am glad you joined because this group of ladies literally helps me keep my sanity! I am sorry you went through so many attempts, IF is heartbreaking! May I ask what kind of testing/ previous protocols you went through ( you don't have to answer ) ? We will all cheer you on for your FET on Friday and let's hope this will finally be your Christmas miracle! And I think we can all relate to the mixed feelings of fright and anxiety before every attempt. You are not alone!

    BusinessWiferadmom27tinjp78
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  • Congratulations @2MomsHoping!  

    @DecemberDoll27 Nothing interesting at all.  I don't really feel anything but I'm still very hopeful that this is going to work and so I'm focused on making the next week or so go by quickly.  I'm taking a mental health day from work and planning to go for a walk and then maybe get a manicure.  

    I found it interesting that my clinic gave me no restrictions with the exception of alcohol and high impact exercise. I thought that I would get a bunch of rules but nothing.  I told my husband I didn't want to have sex for a couple of days but my paperwork clearly says no restrictions on that either.  So weird that different clinics have such different views on things like that.  
    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    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! 


    BusinessWiferadmom27
  • @laurad75 lucky you! We are not allowed to have sex till beta and if it is a BFP sex gets postponed till our first US. Are you just doing PIO or are you on suppositories too? ( because with PIO sex is ok but not with the vaginal progesterone from my understanding) When is your beta?

    laurad75BusinessWife
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  • @DecemberDoll27 Thanks for your kind message and the encouragement. We had only normal tests (if I remember correctly) before IVF, for me it was FSH, LH, PRL and TSH (all normal) and for my husband it was motility, morphology, sperm count, etc. (all normal except morphology which was 0%). I had shrort protocol in both rounds of IVF (Gonal F, Ganirelix and Gonapeptyl). For my FET cycle, my hospital only does natural FET for women with regular cycle and the only medication is progesterone suppositories.
    Me, 36 & DH, 47 
    TTC since October 2013,  male infertility - low morphology
    IVF #1: ICSI, November 2015, 21 egg, 8 fertilised, 3 matured (3 day embryos):
     fresh transfer : BFN
     FET #1 (May 2016), miscarriage (6 weeks) 
    IVF # 2 ICSI, November 2016, 21 egg, 11 fertilised,11 matured (3 day embryos):
     fresh cycle canceled due to OHSS
     FET #2 October 2017, BFN
     FET #3 December 2017
    BusinessWiferadmom27tinjp78
  • @JamieH2000, @DecemberDoll27, @msd1001, @laurad75 thank you all for the congrats.  I’m…well I’m tied up in knots.  DW is very excited and I am very much not responding how I expected to respond.  I’m really hoping Tuesday brings me good news of doubling and then I’m hoping I can breathe again.

    @DecemberDoll27 I think we are all guilty of trying to symptom spot but in reality it’s pretty impossible to know and even if you could every pregnancy is different so you might not be able to tell with this particular little embryo.  FX for you.

    @msd1001 I always have super problems with sore boobs.  I could not be without a bra having no support or protection from evil things like moving shirts has been terrible for me during treatments.   I got some of these “pajama bras” they are like less restrictive sports bras and wear those at night and it helps at ton!  Pretty much all the big box stores have them.

    Welcome @saba23.  I’m sorry you are here but happy you have found this great group for support.  I think we all going into this thinking oh yeah a couple of drugs and bam I’m going to have all the babies I want!  And for most of us things don’t work our that easily.  I was looking ever your signature and story and it sounds like you have already been through a lot.  Staying positive is always easier said than done and we are here to cheer you on when you can’t do it yourself.  Are you going to be transferring 1 or 2 embryos?  (Hugs and welcome)
    Me:36 DW:31  
    TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses Mentioned 
    Dx: My wife has no sperm  :D and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look
    2016

     * April IUI#1 - BFN
     * June IUI#2 - BFN
     * July IUI#3 - CP  :'(
     * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts.  Fresh Transfer 1  - CP  :'(
     * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP  :'(
    2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal
     * April/May IVF#2:  9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts!  Sent for PGS = 2 Normals in the bank! 
     * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - Awaiting PGS results
     * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!! Beta#1 - 63, Beta#2- 128, u/s scheduled 12/18
    AlohaKumulaurad75BusinessWife
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  • @DecemberDoll27 I'm just on PIO and beta is  a week from Tuesday (12/12)!
    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    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! 


    BusinessWife
  • @2MomsHoping okay thank you I feel better I’m not the only one ! My breast are so tender I’ll try to wear a light sports bra that’ll help .

    @DecemberDoll27 when I did my ivf cycle last month though our fresh transfer was cancelled my breast weren’t this tender. It’s crazy how our bodies react from cycle to cycle. 

    My FET is first thing tomorrow morning . This is my first ever so I’m very anxious but also worried like we all do that it won’t work. Does anyone have good suggestions for the TWW ? I’m taking off tomorrow and the next day from work . 
    laurad75BusinessWiferadmom27
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  • @msd1001 Everybody deals with TWW differently. It helps to find a good show to binge watch preferably where nobody ever gets pg or has small kids. Getting a new hobby could be a good idea as well. This TWW I am concentrating on Christmas decorations and also I am planning to bake ridiculous amount of cookies to give to people as small gifts. ( I already purchased 75$ worth of cookie cutters, boxes, ribbons, all kinds of sprinkles and other useless stuff to make cookies of all shapes and flavors! DH thinks I am nuts but I find baking and packing cute gifts very therapeutic) Keeping busy at work helps but it depends on your job. And the most important part is to stay away from Google! 
    laurad75radmom27BusinessWife
  • I cannot figure out why but my doctor's office only waits 8 days between transfer and beta testing! I'm very grateful for the shorter time, but I'm not sure I've come across anyone else that doesn't have to wait closer to the full 2 weeks. Just another weird protocol difference!

    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."

    BusinessWife
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  • msd1001msd1001 member
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    edited December 4
    @DecemberDoll27 thanks for the advice ! Baking sounds like a great idea ! 

    @latvaughanash my clinic only waits 8 days after ET for betas too
    latvaughanashBusinessWife
  • @latvaughanash Our clinic has a 9 day waiting period. It seemed early to me, but I guess they get the results they want even that soon.
    Me: 34 DH: 27
    TTC since June 2016

    Azoospermia diagnosis (zero count) Dec 2016

    AZFc chromosome microdeletion discovery March 2017
    Unsuccessful TESE for DH in August 2017
    October IVF with donor sperm
    29R, 24M, 16F, 2d5, 4d6 (6 embryos total)
    Only 3 could have PGS. 2/3 normal. 5 sweet embies frozen
    FET scheduled for December 15
    ~*~*~Nevertheless, she persisted~*~*~
    BusinessWifewabash15
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  • @latvaughanash my clinics makes us wait for 10 days! UUUHHHH.... You are transferring this week too, right?
    BusinessWife
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  • YEY!!! @JamieH2000 I am so excited for you! Friday will be here in no time! 
    BusinessWife
  • @DecemberDoll27 My transfer was yesterday! So counting down the days with you. :) 

    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."

    laurad75msd1001radmom27BusinessWife
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  • @JamieH2000 Yes! Hopefully this week goes by fast for all of us!  So excited for you. 

    My wait is 10 days too.  I feel like its manageable since my transfer was on Saturday I just really need to get through one week and then it will be here.  
    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    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! 


    radmom27latvaughanashBusinessWife
  • @laurad75 Congratulations on being PASP!  Good luck!!

    @JamieH2000 Yay for Friday!!  Your progesterone is amazing!
    *TW in signature*
    About Me:
    TTC #1 since August 2015
    Age: Me--34, DH--38
    Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility)
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid starting October 2016.
    July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN.  :/
    October/November 2017 - FET 11/2. CP.  :'(
    December 2017 - Waiting for next steps and second opinion.
    latvaughanashBusinessWifelaurad75
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  • I hope we all get a Christmas miracle ! 
    radmom27BusinessWifelaurad75
  • @2MomsHoping CONGRATULATIONS!!  I'm so happy for you.  Crossing my fingers for a great 2nd beta tomorrow.
    @msd1001 It's really interesting how different clinics have such different FET protocols.  I'm on IM Progesterone once daily, azithromycin, Prednisone and IM Estrogen twice weekly.  And my boobs are also killing me. Good luck on your transfer tomorrow.  It looks like we'll be transfer buddies!
    @saba23 Welcome!! It sounds like you've been through a lot.  This board has been a lifesaver for me when I was feeling low and when I was feeling that noone around me understood what all of this is like. 
    @latvaughanash ; Congrats on transfer yesterday!!
    @JamieH2000 Yay for Friday transfer!  This is going to be an exciting couple of weeks. 


    TTC since August 2014 
    Me: 41, Him: 43 

    DX: Unexplained secondary infertility 

    History:
    Multiple months of Clomid/Femara
    End of March 2015: BFP with Femara! Saw heartbeat at 5.5 weeks. M/C at 11 weeks
    Multiple more months of Femara
    IUI #1 with Femara and Follistem 75 units: BFN
    IUI #2 with Follistem 150 units: BFN
    Dec 2015: 1st IVF. 10 eggs retrieved with 8 eggs fertilized.  5 day transfer of two embryos with 2 frozen embies. BFN
    January 2016: FET #1 2 embryos: BFN
    March 2016: 2nd IVF cycle. 4 eggs retrieved with 2 fertilized. Quick two day transfer of both embryos: BFN
    April/May 2016 IVF #3. 11 eggs retrieved. 10 mature.  7 fertilized.  2 5AA blasts transferred 5/11/2016 BFN
    September 2016 IVF #4: 17 follicles growing, premature ovulation through Cetrotide. Retrieval cancelled. 
    April 2017 IVF #5: 9 follicles growing, 6 eggs retrieved with 5 fertilized. Transfer of three blasts. BFN
    June 2017: IVF #6: 2 follicles growing, 5 eggs retrieved with 5 fertilized. Transfer of 5 3-day embryos. Chemical pregnancy. BFN
    Nov/Dec 2017: Donor egg cycle. 33 eggs retrieved, 26 mature. 26 fertilized. 
    BusinessWife
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  • @2momshoping yay I am so so happy for you ER buddy, I had a feeling this was going to be your cycle, good luck on beta tomorrow!

    @businesswife I completely understand your need to move forward, while still grieving the last cycle, I did that back to back in January and February and found it was the easiest way to let go and honestly move on.  Just my personality I guess, I had a tougher time in May, when that one was a BFN and I had to wait to do the next one until October, that way really had me dwelling on the failures.  I hope you're coping alright and trying to regain your amazing optimism for this next transfer.  If you're still looking at the 20th or around there, we are very close cycle buddies!

    @decemberdoll27 and @latvaughanash congrats on being PUPO and PASP, the TWW can definitely be brutal, but one day at a time and try and stay positive and when you're having a hard time we're always here to support and encourage.  

    @laurad75 so excited for you to have had your transfer, how many embryos did you end up with from this amazing cycle (if you don't mind me asking of course).

    @radmom27 and @msd1001 good luck at your transfers tomorrow!  

    Can't believe we are only going to be five days into the month tomorrow and already have 6 transfers this month?

    and 2 more on Friday already too! @saba23 welcome and good luck on your FET on Friday!

    @JamieH2000 I have been following your story, and have admred your patience and courage through the ups and downs of the rollercoaster of the past 6 months, I am so thrilled for you to finally be secured for your transfer this finally and honestly pray that this is it for you, your Christmas miracle at the end of what I can only imagine has been a very difficult and trying year.  Your positivity and support for everyone around you is also inspiring!

    Hope I didn't forget anybody, but I had quite a bit of catching up to do.  It's been a long few days for me, I'm still getting over this awful virus, first I thought it was simply a cold or mild flu, but it ended up turning into a sinus infection (I started antibiotics on Friday) and now bronchitis, which unfortunately can last quite awhile.  Meanwhile, I have my final for my graduate class this Thursday and continue to work as I can't afford to take time off around the holidays and need to save my sick/vacation time for IF related days.  Luckily I went to the doctor today and she gave me a nebulizer and some cough medicine to help me sleep so hopefully with some rest my body will be able to recover.  And of course I continue to trek on preparing for this FET.  I had my first estrogen check today and my nurse said it's perfect and I can double my dose, next check will be Friday.  I did of course inform her I was sick and questioned if this could affect the transfer, especially since I am on 10 days of antibiotics and now have bronchitis which can linger, but she said that since we are still 2+ weeks away from transfer we should be fine.  FET still scheduled for 12/20, which seems so close yet so far away.  

    Excited to hear everyone's updates over the next couple of weeks. 



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  • @radmom27 I know I find it so interesting too, are they different protocols particular to each patient or do they use the same protocols for everyone ? I wonder ! Excited we will be transfer buddies ! 
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