Infertility

January FET

Hello ladies,

It has been awhile since I’ve been on these boards but have been lurking lately and didn’t see a January FET board yet so I thought I would get one going!

Little background here... after a few failed IUIs in 2016, DH and I had IVF in Feb 2017. I was super anxious to have a fresh transfer but I was high risk OHSS so we did a freeze all with the thought we would have our first FET in April but life got busy and we kept pushing it back. But we are finally ready to get back on track and hopefully have our first FET in January. 

I am am currently waiting for AF which should be here in the next few days and then I will start BCP for a few weeks and then start prepping for the transfer! Will probably be a long 6-8 weeks but I’m hoping the holidays will help pass the time. 

Hope to see a few more join in and FX that we all start 2018 with sticky embabies and BFPs!

Re: January FET

  • Hello!

    We're planning our FET for mid/late January.  We have one frozen PGS tested embryo created with an egg from my sister.  This is a sibling attempt--my daughter will be 8 months old when we do the transfer.  She was a sort of surprise baby conceived 3 weeks after a failed FET with apparently my ovaries' last hurrah (very low ovarian reserves because of heavy chemo use a few years ago and genetic issues). We are in a time crunch because my ovaries were supposed to be removed by age 40, and I just passed that milestone last month.

    So excited to finally get going on this!  Our good friends just did a FET and had a positive beta this past week and we are really hoping for the same result.  It would be awesome to be pregnant together!
    Me: Age 40  Husband: Age 41
    Chemo killed my ovaries (along with a BRCA1 mutation, which causes DOR)
    4/30/13 ER just prior to chemo: 8 embryos frozen at 2pn. 2 survived to blasts/1 PGS normal

    4/16 ER cancelled on CD7: 1 follicle on L/ 0 follicles on R
    FET #1  7/13/16  BFN

    Super shocker +HPT 9/19
    Baby Alyce arrived 5/8/17

    Went forward with donor eggs from my sister for baby #2
    ER 4/24, 5 eggs fertilized/1 survived to blast and was chromosomally normal.

    FET set for 1/18

    My TTC/Cancer/Random thoughts blog:  http://www.dinktodiapers.blogspot.com/
  • @PNW12RN glad we’ll be in this together! That is so great that you have a sister that could make this happen. And it would be so great if you and your friend were pregnant together.

    Speaking of sisters, my sister is partially responsible for getting me back on track with my FET. She just announced her *tw* 3rd pregnancy and it really got me wanting to get back on track. My embryos have been frozen for almost 10 months now. DH and I are currently discussing if we want to transfer 1 or 2. We opted out of PGS testing due to the cost. I am leaning towards 2 at this point,

    One more question, are you in Wasington? Your username screams Seattle :)

    Looking forward to having each other to chat with through the process! 
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  • @Mando15 yes, I am in Seattle (and I'm an RN).  Definitely lucky to live somewhere with such easy access to specialty healthcare.  Our friends are in Montana and had to drive to another town/stay in a hotel for fertility visits.  I literally walk 3 blocks from the hospital where I work over to the fertility clinic at the next medical center over.
    Me: Age 40  Husband: Age 41
    Chemo killed my ovaries (along with a BRCA1 mutation, which causes DOR)
    4/30/13 ER just prior to chemo: 8 embryos frozen at 2pn. 2 survived to blasts/1 PGS normal

    4/16 ER cancelled on CD7: 1 follicle on L/ 0 follicles on R
    FET #1  7/13/16  BFN

    Super shocker +HPT 9/19
    Baby Alyce arrived 5/8/17

    Went forward with donor eggs from my sister for baby #2
    ER 4/24, 5 eggs fertilized/1 survived to blast and was chromosomally normal.

    FET set for 1/18

    My TTC/Cancer/Random thoughts blog:  http://www.dinktodiapers.blogspot.com/
  • @PNW12RN that is super
    convenient! Any chance you go to PNWF? That is where I go but my drive isn’t super close, as I have to commute from Federal Way. Driving there from here is a nightmare on weekday mornings. But it is of course worth it!
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  • Hey gals, 
    My fet is jan 24 :) happy to join you. I have a looooong history that ill explain after work!
    Me  Hydrosalpinx(36) & DH 0% morphology (37)
    Jan 2007- started TTC ( temp everyday and opk and clomid used 12 cycles)
    Oct 2010- Natural BFP after 22 months TTC ( NO MEDS USED)
    Feb 2011- Still birth @ 16 weeks 
    May 2011- Myomectomy to remove grapefruit size fibroid
    Jan 2015- Essure to block hydrosalpinx
    April 2015 - 1st IUI  - BFN
    May 2015 - 2nd IUI - BFN
    Aug 2015 - IVF ER: BCP, lupron, Menopur, Bravelle, HCG (Trigger Shot) 12 eggs retrieved, 8  mature, 7 fertilized, 3 to blast, 2 passed pgs ( BOYS)
    Sept 2015 - FET transferred 2 embryos passed PGS (BOYS)- BFN ( NO FROSTIES left )
    Dec 2015- ICH Brain hemorrhage
    April 2016- Start Birth Control Got cleared for IVF/ diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation/ HUBBY HAS ABOVE NORMAL MORPH/COUNT/MOTILITY
    May 2016- Start meds for ER 
    May 1- Start Lupron for long lupron protocol
    May 13- Started Stims 300 follistim,75 menopur, 10 lupron stimmed for  10 days
    May 24-  16 eggs retrieved,  12 mature eggs, 8 fertilized, 5 to blast. qty 2 day 6 AA blast. qty 3 7 day blast grades AA and AB.
    Have 3 NORMAL PGS TESTED GIRLS. 1 "INCONCLUSIVE" embryo still good for use.
    7/8- Started AF and Estraidol patches
    8/2- FET scheduled ( HUBBY BDAY!!!) and my clinic automatically uses EMBRYO GLUE!
    8/2- Transferred 1 6AA pgs tested girl
    8/15 - Beta #1 137 I AM PREGNANT!!!! EDD 4/20/17
    8/17- Beta #2 269 
    9/1- MISCARRIAGE. Baby stopped growing at 5 weeks 3 days. 
    10/19- Have Baseline for IVF#3. Fresh transfer.
    10/21- Start stims 300 Follistim 150 Menopur and Ganirelix 
    11/2/16-ER 43 eggs retrieved. 15 mature. 9 Fertilized. All 9 still growing but 4 are leading and are 8 cell day 3 grade AA.
    11/7/16- Fresh transfer of 1 embryo
  • Hi all, I’m currently in the middle of ERA cycle ***TW*** After 3 failed FETs... first FET ended after 6w 1d, second FET ended in a chemical and a third FET that ended in BFN... all using PGS tested embryos ****end TW***
    im now down to my last PGS rested embryo and will probably have a transfer in late Jan!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    Bababatty
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  • @Mando15 yes, we're at PNWF.  My RE is Dr Marshall, and I really like her (though, I've seen pretty much all the other REs at some point.)

    I just ordered my meds!  I'm a little irritated, because the coordinator emailed me to get things going, and asked when my next period was supposed to start.  I told her.....and now my cycle start date is pushed back about 12 days.  I don't understand why they told me to choose what week in January I wanted to transfer if the whole thing is going to be timed based on when my natural December cycle started, anyway.  So, now it looks like the very end of January for our transfer. Not a big deal at all, just irritating when they told me to pick a date/make plans and that is not actually something that is possible.

    So...I'll likely start BCPs on 12/21 instead of the 10th.  Still excited that we're working on meds!  There's a chance my insurance will cover the $600 for lupron, so we're waiting for the prior authorization to come through.  Keeping my fingers crossed, but all the meds together are like $960 if there's no coverage, so it's not nearly as bad as the egg retrieval meds.
    Me: Age 40  Husband: Age 41
    Chemo killed my ovaries (along with a BRCA1 mutation, which causes DOR)
    4/30/13 ER just prior to chemo: 8 embryos frozen at 2pn. 2 survived to blasts/1 PGS normal

    4/16 ER cancelled on CD7: 1 follicle on L/ 0 follicles on R
    FET #1  7/13/16  BFN

    Super shocker +HPT 9/19
    Baby Alyce arrived 5/8/17

    Went forward with donor eggs from my sister for baby #2
    ER 4/24, 5 eggs fertilized/1 survived to blast and was chromosomally normal.

    FET set for 1/18

    My TTC/Cancer/Random thoughts blog:  http://www.dinktodiapers.blogspot.com/
  • @PNW12RN Nice! I really like the gals over there at PNWF. My RE is Dr. Shahine. She is great. I have met Dr. Marshall, she is the one that performed my HSG last year. 

    That is irritating that they changed the dates on you. The end of January will be here before you know it though. And luckily we'll have the holidays as a nice distraction to help pass the time!

    I haven't ordered meds yet but I do have my BCP ready, just waiting for Cycle Day 1 to show up. Whenever I want it to come it always shows up late. Drives me nuts.
    tinjp78
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  • Hi Ladies, mind if I join you?

    A little about me - I'm 33, we have unexplained IF. My H and I have been TTC #1 for a little over 2 years now. We did a round of IVF in July after a few failed IUIs. I'm just coming off FET #1, which failed - we got the news earlier this week.

    We have 3 frozen embryos left, and hope to transfer one of them around January 17th.

    I don't know a lot of other people with IF IRL, so these boards have been really helpful for me. I have good relationships with my friends and sisters, but you know how it is - sometimes when you get a birth announcement in the mail the same day that you've gotten some bad news from your clinic, it's nice to be able to talk to someone who understands. 

    Keeping FX for all of us!
    Me: 33 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - medicated cycle (clomid) - BFN
    Jan-Apr - IUI + clomid x3 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos
    Nov 2017 - FET#1 - BFN
    FET#2 - TBD
    Bababattytinjp78
  • Welcome @funkykey, I hate that you have to join us over here. i hope January is the month for all of us!!

    AFM: AF FINALLY came today. I’ll start priming with estrogen patches and estrace tomorrow morning. US to check lining 12/20. Since my clinic doesn’t do any transfers the week to Christmas or NYE, we would then just stay on the dosages until the week of 1/8! It can’t come soon enough, I’m a little over all the Facebook Christmas pregnancy announcements lol. Aren’t we all? Haha 
    Me and DH: 30 Married for 7 years
    Dx: MFI
    TTC since 2016
    August 2017: IVF #1 (11 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 3 fertilized with ICIS, 2 Frozen)
    FET #1:  October 11th -- BFN
    FET #2: Tentatively December 2017
    funkykeyBababattytinjp78
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  • @funkykey sorry about your failed cycle! Hope January is your month :)

    @tnh0413 seems like we’ll be cycle buddies again ;) (hopefully with different outcome!) im having ERA biopsies this week. And next FET probably at the end of January. 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    Bababattyfunkykeytinjp78
  • Hey all! Hows everyone doing? I didnt get a chance to post before sorry. So i have been ttc 10 years. Had hydrsalpibx tubes. Had tubal ligation last jan.Have had 5 failed ivf. 3 miscarriage/chemical.  And 1 still birth with a natural pregnancy. I have done pgs and have normal embryos. I did the era test last may. Turns out im 12 hours pre receptive. I got my fet cancelled in oct because if a fibroid which i had to get removed. So here we are. I been thru alot excited to get started again! 
    Me  Hydrosalpinx(36) & DH 0% morphology (37)
    Jan 2007- started TTC ( temp everyday and opk and clomid used 12 cycles)
    Oct 2010- Natural BFP after 22 months TTC ( NO MEDS USED)
    Feb 2011- Still birth @ 16 weeks 
    May 2011- Myomectomy to remove grapefruit size fibroid
    Jan 2015- Essure to block hydrosalpinx
    April 2015 - 1st IUI  - BFN
    May 2015 - 2nd IUI - BFN
    Aug 2015 - IVF ER: BCP, lupron, Menopur, Bravelle, HCG (Trigger Shot) 12 eggs retrieved, 8  mature, 7 fertilized, 3 to blast, 2 passed pgs ( BOYS)
    Sept 2015 - FET transferred 2 embryos passed PGS (BOYS)- BFN ( NO FROSTIES left )
    Dec 2015- ICH Brain hemorrhage
    April 2016- Start Birth Control Got cleared for IVF/ diagnosed with MTHFR gene mutation/ HUBBY HAS ABOVE NORMAL MORPH/COUNT/MOTILITY
    May 2016- Start meds for ER 
    May 1- Start Lupron for long lupron protocol
    May 13- Started Stims 300 follistim,75 menopur, 10 lupron stimmed for  10 days
    May 24-  16 eggs retrieved,  12 mature eggs, 8 fertilized, 5 to blast. qty 2 day 6 AA blast. qty 3 7 day blast grades AA and AB.
    Have 3 NORMAL PGS TESTED GIRLS. 1 "INCONCLUSIVE" embryo still good for use.
    7/8- Started AF and Estraidol patches
    8/2- FET scheduled ( HUBBY BDAY!!!) and my clinic automatically uses EMBRYO GLUE!
    8/2- Transferred 1 6AA pgs tested girl
    8/15 - Beta #1 137 I AM PREGNANT!!!! EDD 4/20/17
    8/17- Beta #2 269 
    9/1- MISCARRIAGE. Baby stopped growing at 5 weeks 3 days. 
    10/19- Have Baseline for IVF#3. Fresh transfer.
    10/21- Start stims 300 Follistim 150 Menopur and Ganirelix 
    11/2/16-ER 43 eggs retrieved. 15 mature. 9 Fertilized. All 9 still growing but 4 are leading and are 8 cell day 3 grade AA.
    11/7/16- Fresh transfer of 1 embryo
    tinjp78funkykey
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  • Hi @shauna43 wow, you’ve been thru a lot. I hope January will be your lucky month!

    AFM... had the first ERA biopsy today. Going on Thurs for the second biopsy. 
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    tinjp78
  • So I'm back from the second ERA biopsy... they don't tell you that, but boy is the second one hurts more! I think it is mostly because the entire area is still wounded from the biopsy from 2 days ago... but oh boy... so painful....
    Got home, immediately took out the estrogen patches... set on my sofa still in pain.... now just had some chocolate and will def drink something strong tonite!!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    tinjp78funkykey
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  • *lurking*

    @prudence9-2 oh I had no idea what to expect during/after an ERA. Please feel better soon and I hope you heal quickly. (((Hugs)))
  • @prudence9-2 oh goodness, I hope you get some relief from the pain. Eat alllll the chocolate and drink alllll the strong stuff you want! You deserve it
    Me and DH: 30 Married for 7 years
    Dx: MFI
    TTC since 2016
    August 2017: IVF #1 (11 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 3 fertilized with ICIS, 2 Frozen)
    FET #1:  October 11th -- BFN
    FET #2: Tentatively December 2017
    tinjp78
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  • @tinjp78 @tnh0413 thanks! It doesn’t hurt anymore. I just have spotting. But after the year that I had I feel like my body really hates me. 

    And im not even giving my body a break. Will start BCP as soon as I get the period. In prep for Jan FET. Hopefully my last transfer!!!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    Bababattytinjp78
  • Hello everyone! I am towards the end of stims and my clinic does freeze all cycles when PGD is involved. I am hoping to transfer in January, but I'm not sure how the timing of that works. 
    tinjp78funkykey
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  • Welcome @Sparrow004 I’m also hoping for a transfer at the end of January!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    tinjp78
  • Got my FET January calendar today. My transfer will be on the week of January 22nd. Terrified as this would be my 4th and final embryo!!!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    funkykeyBababattytinjp78
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  • Hello all!

    My husband and I are planning on doing our 6th FET in January. This time we're doing a natural cycle instead of medicated. 

    Prior to this we did 7 IUIs, 2 era tests (I need 6 days of progesterone), and I just had a d&c two weeks ago to clear out polyps and small septum. We've been trying for a little over 6 years so hoping this is it- but if not I guess we'll just keep trying! 
    funkykeytinjp78
  • Welcome @rachelbeth130 hope this is your month!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017?

    tinjp78rachelbeth130
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  • Thank you! Hoping this is your month too!!
    prudence9-2tinjp78
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