Trying to Get Pregnant

IF Testing and Treatment 11/27

1235»

Re: IF Testing and Treatment 11/27

  • *lurking*
    @BusinessWife ; I am crushed for you. We were all hoping it was your cycle.  We will be rooting for you this next month.  Much love & hugs.  <3 <3 <3
    BusinessWifedpjennifer
  • @dreamscapes_ Sorry that you have to be here. Did you get your  CD3 testing done?
    If not, I’m sure the RE will run them.  Also on the infertility group theres a great Discussion it’s called LOW AMH LEVEL you should pop over there to take a look. 
    dreamscapes_
  •     
  • @thecolddoesbotherme Wow what a cycle! Sorry you had so much going on, but super glad it sounds like you got some good embryos! I hope you get more info on OHSS.

    dreamscapes_ Welcome. Sorry for the bad news you received. I hope that your consult with the RE goes well and gives you hope for a plan going forward.

    TTGP December Siggy - Favorite Holiday TV/Movie Moments

    Exterminate Doctor Who GIF

    Me: 33    DH: 36
    MC #1: D&C Oct 23, 2015 (7.5 weeks)
    Married: Nov. 7, 2015
    MC #2: July 1, 2016 (5.5 weeks) 
    MC #3: October 17, 2016 (CP)
    RPL testing November 2016-January 2017
    MC #4: Feb. 28, 2017 (CP)
    Additional RPL testing March-November 2017

    dreamscapes_
  •     
  • So AF showed up today. I made an appointment with the RE office for Monday for some blood work and ultrasound to start the IVF process. I read through the paperwork they gave me about IVF and nearly had a nervous breakdown. I’ve been crying for the past half hour. I still can’t believe we’re at this point. DH told me to take a mental health day so I called out sick from work and am thinking of taking advantage of the BOGO coupon that Cold Stone just emailed me. 
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Dec 2017: pre-IVF testing
    Jan 2018: starting IVF
    zwink1dpjennifer
  • @shortstack930 *hugs* I am so sorry. I'm sure it is tough to be at that point. I say go for the BOGO ice cream! Their birthday cake ice cream is on point. It's good you were able to take a mental health day. 
    TTGP December Siggy Challenge: Favorite Holiday Movie Moments



    Me: 28   H:30
    TTC #1 Since 5/17
    BFP 7/14/17 - CP
    RE Dx: MFI, Unilateral Tubal Blockage

    shortstack930offtoneverlandBusinessWifewishiwaspreggo
  •     
  • @shortstack930 *hugs* I'm so sorry you're hurting right now. Definitely take time for your mental health. Ice cream sounds like a pretty good idea too. We're all here for you, whatever you need.

    The bump is being weird right now, so I can't easily scroll back through this thread, but thank you to those who advised me to keep my monitoring on cd 11 for this second IUI cycle. I had my baseline today, and monitoring will be cd 11 (next Saturday). Quick question though: My AFC with my first cycle was 11 (6 follies on one side, 5 on the other), and this time it was 21 (10 on one side, 11 on the other). That seems like a huge jump to me. Has anyone else experienced that much change from one month to the next?
    December Siggy Challenge

    *Winner - November Siggy Challenge*

    shortstack930dreamscapes_
  • @shortstack930 Hugs. Deep breaths. It sucks to be at the point of IVF- it sucks a lot. Like, so much. It effing sucks. But you are here and you can do it. It is the best chance you will have at a baby and you CAN do it. We are all here for you.
    TTC #1 
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018
    SkilledSailorshortstack930beachbunnyxo123
  •     
  • madspunkmadspunk member
    500 Love Its 100 Comments First Anniversary Name Dropper
    edited December 1

    @dreamscapes_ Just wanted to chime in and say sorry you find yourself here. The first few weeks of learning about the dx were some of the worst for me with all the wondering what it meant and what we were going to do, so I'm wishing some good comforting things, peace, and patience for you.

    @shortstack930 More hugs. I'm sorry this day has arrived for you where you're reading IVF paperwork. It sucks and it's unfair. Really unfair. But also - this day has arrived for you!! You've worked so hard to get here and gone through so much, and now IVF will increase your chances. You're going to rock this. I'm glad you took a mental health day today and I hope you get some ice cream. (@SkilledSailor Birthday cake flavor is my favorite!)

    shortstack930Avrilmai
  • @ndz2018 I have not. My next period should start around the 10th, so not too long after the first appointment. Hopefully they can go ahead and run that then. I'll definitely check out that post, thank you.

    @laurad75 That's good to know, thank you! I have had the initial blood work done (everything was in normal range except for AMH), but my DH hasn't had any testing done. We initially had my testing done because I was being evaluated for PCOS, not for this, as we hadn't even started trying yet when the testing happened. Thank you!

    @dpjennifer Thank you! We'll see what happens and go from there.

    @shortstack930 I'm so sorry for your news :( I agree with @SkilledSailor, go for the ice cream. Sometimes that's what you need.

    @darkstar42 I haven't got a clue if that's a good jump or not, but that's amazing!

    @madspunk Thank you. It's definitely not a fun conversation to have.
    Me: 33 | DH: 33
    Married: 9.17.16
    TTGP Dec. Sig: Holiday Movie Moments | BOTB Dec Sig: Christmas Toys Past
     
    shortstack930laurad75dpjennifer
  •     
  • @shortstack930 What movie are you guys going to watch?
    Me: 33 | DH: 33
    Married: 9.17.16
    TTGP Dec. Sig: Holiday Movie Moments | BOTB Dec Sig: Christmas Toys Past
     
  •     
  • @shortstack930 so sorry friend. I felt the same way reading my consent forms. It sucks. We are here for you, hugs  <3
    shortstack930
  • @dreamscapes_ I’m sorry you find yourself here. Hopefully your RE will set up a good plan for you

    @shortstack930 I’m so sorry AF showed up. I’m glad your H got you ice cream & hope the movie was good!
    shortstack930
  •     
  • *lurking* 

    @shortstack oh girl I hate that you got another BFN. I hope the ice cream and movie help alleviate the disappointment and help to distract for today. I am still cheering you on and check for your updates often! 
    *TW*
    Me: 33  DH: 38
    Married 5/28/12
    BFP #1: 7/9/14 - MC 7/28/14
    TTC Since 10/2015
    10/2016 RE appt
    10/2016 Dx Elevated prolactin
    11/2016 HSG results - all normal
    1/2017 SA results - all normal
    4/2017 Dx Elevated TSH 2.6
    5/2017 Dx Chronic Endometritis 
    6/2017 BFP #2: Beta#1 220, Beta#2 550, U/S 6/26 with heartbeat, EDD Feb 2018

    shortstack930BusinessWife
  •     
  • @shortstack930 big hugs
    Me 39 DH 41
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    DOR (AMH 0.65) and autoimmune (RA)
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    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 - 1ER, 0F
    Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return
    shortstack930BusinessWife
  • @kiwi2628 Yay! That is great news! So glad you’re feeling better about it today. 

    @laurad75 Thinking if you today! 
    TTGP December Siggy Challenge: Favorite Holiday Movie Moments



    Me: 28   H:30
    TTC #1 Since 5/17
    BFP 7/14/17 - CP
    RE Dx: MFI, Unilateral Tubal Blockage

    laurad75BusinessWife
  •     
  • @kiwi2628 glad to see the number went up!
  •     
  • @ramzlau thanks girl, great to know I have you in my corner!
    @dreamscapes_ we ended up watching Never Let Me Go. It was really good but definitely kind of a downer. 
    @kiwi2628 that’s great news! And Wednesday or Thursday, ahhh!!!
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Dec 2017: pre-IVF testing
    Jan 2018: starting IVF
  • @kiwi2628 that’s great news! What cycle day are you on now and how many days have you been stimming? ER possibly Wednesday ahh!!!
  •     
  • @shortstack930 In the event that something happen to H or I ill be putting in my will that my mother will be responsible for them and do as she sees fit. In the event we don’t pay for storage i think it said after 2 years or we tell them we will donate them. 
    shortstack930
  •     
  • @shortstack930 it’s a bit different for us as it’s not legal to freeze blasts here, only fertilized eggs still at the 2pn stage. However we did agree they could be used for research but not beyond blastocyst stage and not transferred to another person. 
    Its also a bit of a non question for us though as I’m such a poor responder.
    Me 39 DH 41
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    DOR (AMH 0.65) and autoimmune (RA)
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    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 - 1ER, 0F
    Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return
    shortstack930
  •     
  • Me 39 DH 41
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    DOR (AMH 0.65) and autoimmune (RA)
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    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 - 1ER, 0F
    Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return
    laurad75BusinessWife
  •     
  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife member
    10000 Comments 500 Love Its Second Anniversary First Answer
    edited December 3
    @madspunk ; FF does have some ART options, but just be prepared - When you put, "Transfer," for example, it doesn't register that in a meaningful way for possibility of pregnancy signs or timing etc.  It's just a note on your chart that it happened that day.  I guess they are working on it...

    @shortstack930 I can't remember for sure, but I think we did choose to donate for research like how your H reasoned.  It would have been too hard for us to donate and think our children could be out there being raised by a completely different family, (whereas I think it would hypothetically be easier for us to adopt an embryo than donate our own, ironically), but too harsh or something to have them destroyed.  Like at least if they went to research, their little lives might mean something or contribute something to future couples, even if they might never be born. :/  it's so personal tho, and there's no right or wrong answer, as long as it's what feels right to you both. ❤

    Edit tag
    "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.





    shortstack930laurad75Redpuma119adirat
  • kiwi2628kiwi2628 member
    1000 Comments 500 Love Its Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    edited December 2
    @shortstack930 we decided if we both die we want to donate our embryos to another couple since we would both be dead and we would love to help out other people and since we will be dead, we won't have emotional ties to any kid that might come. If one of us died, or we divorced, we elected to donate to research so we could help couples in the future. We get to do IVF because other people donated, and I like the idea of paying it forward. It puts good juju into the universe (in my hippie-dippy opinion, lol).

    @beachbunnyxo123 tonight is night 9 of stims, CD 11. I am a slow responder apparently or (and this is JMO, haven't talked to a doctor about it yet), I over-suppressed from the estrogen priming. I think I over-suppressed because I suppress REAAAAALLY easily as we have seen from other cycles and BC with me. I will probably do 11-12 days of stims, which is still average, but generally a bit long for antagonist protocols which are usually more like 10 days of stims. 
    TTC #1 
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018
    SkilledSailorshortstack930beachbunnyxo123Avrilmai
  •     
  • kiwi2628 said:
    If one of us died, or we divorced, we elected to donate to research so we could help couples in the future.
    This is one of the things that I think is so interesting about ART and how much catching up the law has to do! In our case, if only one of us dies, the embryos become the "property" of the surviving spouse, and if we cant reach an agreement in the event of a divorce, they go to our RE after a certain amount of time.

    The reason I think that it's interesting is that we live in a marital property state, meaning certain things are considered joint property under the law, regardless of what one of us has to say about it, and it's not at all clear yet how that applies to something like frozen embryos. That's obviously really glossing over the details of the situation and law, but the whole time we were filling all of this stuff out, I was wondering just how much of it would actually hold up if it came down to an actual battle. I obviously never intend to find out, but as we all know, a lot of what happens through IF is stuff that none of us ever intended and it's tough not to consider all of the potential hurdles and outcomes.

    @BusinessWife, I think you meant to tag @shortstack930!! 

    Me: 28 H: 32
    NTNP: 3/15-6/15
    TTC #1: 7/15...
    Dx: MFI, ovulatory dysfunction
    IVF ER: 11/17 - 6 on ice






    BusinessWifeshortstack930adirat
  • Sorry @zwink1 I saw your reply and didn't go back far enough to the OP
    "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.





    zwink1
  •     
  •     
  • @emmasemm ; Thanks, I will tell DH you said that about the ice cream!  That sounds like just the thing.... ;)
    "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.





  •     
  • @BusinessWife so sorry friend. Glad to hear you’re able to go right into FET2. Treat yourself today. All the hugs. 
    BusinessWifeAvrilmai
  •     
  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife member
    10000 Comments 500 Love Its Second Anniversary First Answer
    edited December 4
    @KariAnn323 Welcome back!  *Hope you had a nice visit!  :) 

    Talking about all these IVF plans... DH and I briefly discussed this evening, and I mentioned if we were to have three failed transfers, the idea of repeating a retrieval (or two) so we could potentially use his other TESE samples and do pgs, which would be covered by insurance at that point bc of the three hypothetical losses.

    Here's hoping it doesn't come to that, tho...
    "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.





    zwink1emmasemmizza2
1235»
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards