Diagnosis (If you've been): MFI
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) IUI w donor. Next FU appt is Friday.
How are things going? Was MIA last week. Just thought I needed a mental break from all social media. I just am in a funk I can't break. Thanksgiving was rough without my dad and a failed IUI on top of it, so I drank my way through it.
GTKY: What's on your Christmas list? Ha, I told my mom my only xmas wish was that it didn't come. And it sort of came true. My mom decided to go to Utah to spend xmas with him and the kids, because of course it is more fun to watch kids tear open presents instead of sitting at home with us barren mofos. That being said, MH and I decided to avoid xmas all together and we just booked a trip to New Orleans for xmas! So we won't be with any family or have to celebrate in any way.
Sent out love tits to you girls!
@Redpuma119 Glad that you're not feeling side effects! A Roomba sounds nice. I swear it doesn't matter how often I vacuum/sweep/mop the dust bunnies under our couch and love seat are huge.
@laurad75 That's fantastic!
@emmasemm Thinking of you
@AlohaKumu So excited for your FET!
@zwink1 Yay for 6 frosties!
@beachbunnyxo123 If other doctors frequently do each others tests at the practice it makes no sense to me why your RE is being such a pain. I'm sorry.
@SkilledSailor GL at your appointment tomorrow
@BusinessWife Crossing my fingers for good news Wednesday
@tamalahoops Please stay! I want to continue to follow your journey
@JuneRoseRuby *Hugs* I'm sorry you're having a rough time. Have a wonderful time in New Orleans though!
Diagnosis (If you've been): LPD
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Finished the last of our testing the week before Thanksgiving and everything looks normal. Follow up is next Wednesday.
How are things going? Eh kind of blah, just ready to have our follow up appointment and develop a plan
GTKY: What's on your Christmas list? A new Kindle, mine died a couple months ago.
Sorry all, I was only semi-around the past few weeks. I needed a bit of a break.
(If you've been): Unexplained RPL.
34. 11 DPO.
(WTO/TWW/TTA): TWW but benched
you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Had my progesterone biopsy
yesterday! So, now that I’ve been through it and gotten more info, I figured I would
update you all. Apparently the progesterone biopsy is the same/similar to an
endometrial biopsy. It hurt like h*ll; seriously, the most painful test I’ve
had by far. I had a breakdown in the car afterwards. *sigh* So, in a few days when AF starts I have to
call and let them know. And sometime after that I should get the progesterone
results. Hoping to be off the bench and trying again next cycle. Finally!
things going? Test yesterday really set me back. I’m back to being sorta
depressed and just wanting to curl up in my PJs, so still trying to rally.
What's on your Christmas list? A lot of arts/crafts/baking/reading type stuff.
Of course some movies and whatnot as well.
laurad75 WOW!!!! 35 donor
sorry things are going so rough. Definitely a tough pill to swallow with no
eggs to put back in. It’s also hard when you put off grieving while you’re
super busy and then breakdown (seemingly worse) later.
kiwi2628 Ugh. I
can’t tell you the number of therapy sessions I’ve had where “letting go
because you can’t control everything” is involved. Also, love the social media
for the 4 extra to freeze! That’s good news for sure.
Good luck making your decisions. Does your current insurance cover IUI for the
5th cycle? If so, I’d say to
go for it.
tile cutter? For like mosaics?
BusinessWife Oh I
am so sorry for the low beta results. That’s absolutely crushing.
glad you’re making progress on your next steps forward! I don’t mind if you
stay, but I haven’t been in this specific group as long as others have been. At
this point in my journey, I personally appreciate hearing the steps people are
taking when they aren’t just “trying again.” I desperately am working on coping
mechanisms and would love to hear more from your journey (wherever it may
Grrr. Your RE sounds super annoying. I think a prerequisite to be an RE is to
have bad bedside manner and to be a micromanager.
Sorry about Thanksgiving. Really hope you enjoy your holiday trip and have a
@zwink1 What good news that the other 4 caught up! I can
imagine that those few days were a rollercoaster of emotions.
@beachbunnyxo123 I am frustrated for you. I think many of us
have had other drs from the same practice perform procedures on us because ours
was gone for the day. I think that you are totally okay telling the nurse that
you actually would prefer the other dr to do the procedure, that you are more
comfortable with that. This process is already so long and drawn out, and you’ve
already had set backs. This is your body, your decision. It might be helpful to
check out another RE.
@50wife Have you decided what you’re leaning towards as far
as the IUI? I was under the impression that after a few attempts, the odds of
it working went down? I personally would
probably go with IVF, but I’ve seen a lot of people have a plan and then it
changes! Whatever you decide, we will be
behind you! I second goodrx!
@skilledsailor Hope your consult goes well today!
@avrilmai I don’t have experience with clomid, but the
femara that I am on definitely made temping harder. I haven’t been temping
regularly since I started taking medications to help though.
@tamalahoops I think you definitely belong here! You’ve shown so much support to others, and
just because your journey looks different shouldn’t matter!
@juneroseruby I’m sorry you’re in a funk. This is not fun. I
hope the break was good for you. Where
in Utah is your family? I’m in Utah. You
can come hang out with me, the H, and the pups
Diagnosis (If you've been): Unexplained
Cycle/CD: 9, but really 10, since I'm out for this round.
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WFAF
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) The plan right now is for another medicated IUI cycle
How are things going? Crappy. I really got my hopes up that the first IUI would work, even though I knew the odds were really low. Beta was yesterday morning, and got the call yesterday afternoon that it was a BFN. I'm mostly done having a breakdown now, and trying to keep busy with work while I WFAF. The support from all the ladies here and from the handful of friends that know has been great, and of course MH has been wonderful. This just sucks though!
Any questions? For those who have done multiple IUI cycles, did your RE change the protocol for each cycle? If they did make changes, what was that decision based on?
GTKY: What's on your Christmas list? Hmm... I suppose I should start a list!
I'll be back for tags.
@adirat wtf! When will you hear back?
Diagnosis (If you've been): ama, ovulation dysfunction
Cycle/CD: month 16/cycle 12/cd 12
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): wto I think
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) not much. No tracking—temping everybody 5th day just so AF isn’t a surprise and BDing every Friday & Sunday
How are things going? They’re going. Just ready for 2017 to be over & it to be January do we can start treatments again
Any questions? Are there any negatives to red leaf raspberry tea? And any favs?
GTKY: What's on your Christmas list? I don’t know. I usually have a list for my parents and H. But with everything going on right now, there’s nothing that I want that some can buy me. My parents keep asking me and I tell them not to worry about it since they have so much going on. I finally told them just money (I’d put it towards IF treatments but they don’t know about that so I just told them we’d save it for something big we might want later on)
@redpuma119 I hope the mental break helped! I had very few
side effects on femara as well. It was a pleasant surprise!
@kiwi2628 Fx for more follies! I look forward to hearing
your report tomorrow! I hear you on being a control freak. That’s me as well.
It makes the unexplained diagnosis that much harder to handle. Yeah, I don’t
think I realized how much I’d gotten my hopes up until I got that call.
@shortstack930 Hope is such a double-edged sword. Fx for you
that this cycle is it, but I’m glad you have a plan for moving forward.
@laurad75 What an amazing outcome with your donor! So
excited for you!
@emmasemm *hugs* I’m so sorry you’re having a rough time.
@AlohaKumu I’m so glad everything is on track and going
well! I also feel the same way about acupuncture. At the very least it gives me
a chance to be calm and relaxed once a week.
@zwink1 So glad those other four caught up! Wonderful news!
@beachbunnyxo123 So glad you pushed back on the doctors
@50wife I don’t have advice to offer on IUI or not, but we’ve
all got your back, no matter what you decide. Thanks for sharing info on your
IUIs. I switched docs, and the new one is going to keep me on the same
protocol, so fx it works this time!
@SkilledSailor I’m always happy to get more hugs. Did you
feel like the RE answered all of your questions? How are you feeling about
their suggested treatment plan?
@Avrilmai Are you doing a trigger, or just clomid? Someone
else recommended to me using opks if I wasn’t doing a trigger.
@tamalahoops I just wanted to weigh in and say that I have so
appreciated hearing your experiences exploring adoption possibilities. I’m glad
you’re going to stick around!
@BusinessWife Thanks. I have all my fingers and toes
crossed for good results for you tomorrow!
@JuneRoseRuby *hugs* I’m so sorry you’re in a funk right
now. Failed IUIs really suck, as do holidays without loved ones.
@KariAnn323 I hope everything goes well at your follow up
appointment and you get a treatment plan set up that you’re happy with.
@dpjennifer I’m sorry that procedure ended up being so
@adirat Thanks for the support. So sorry to hear about
that bump! Fx it’s nothing.
@purplg8r Thanks, friend. I hear you on being ready for a
new year. This one was really rough for all of us!
AFM, I talked to the clinic and switched doctors! The new
doctor called me up personally and spent about 25 minutes on the phone talking
through all my lab results (unlike doctor #1 who basically said the bw didn’t
matter) and going through the IUI cycle step by step. She basically said I
responded really well to the drugs, so she’ll use the same protocol for the
next cycle, and the lack of pregnancy was likely just crappy luck. She was very
hopeful for the next cycle. I’m feeling a lot better after that conversation. I
felt listened to and she answered my questions fully and didn’t dismiss my
concerns. We’ll be getting another SA for MH as well, so that’s good.