Diagnosis (If you've been): Unexplained
Cycle/CD: 30ish/CD18 (I think)
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): Post egg retrieval waiting for AF of doom
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Did our egg retrieval. I had a strong response to the stem injections and went into mild OHSS so it was too dangerous on my health to attempt a fresh transfer.
How are things going? Egg retrieval went well (23 eggs, 21 mature, 14 fertilized, 9 embryos frozen today) but the recovery from OHSS has been rough. So bloated, fatigued, nauseous, and painful to move at any more than a snails pace. After 5 days of that, I am finally feeling like a human today.
Any questions? Anyone else have doctors that are really putting their foot down about only transferring one embryo at a time? I really want to transfer 2 now that we have had yet another set back and we've been working towards this for over a year.
GTKY: What is one of your big (non- TTC related) fears? Those halloween scream park things and horror movies. In real life not much scares but that over done horror stuff ends up sticking with me. And my husband is in law enforcement, so I am always concerned for his safety.
@kiwi2628 I'm so sorry. I hope 2018 is your year!
@AlohaKumu Sorry your RE is being annoying. The lack of communication and assumed "drop everything" scheduling practices is a large part of why we switched REs. Also, If you do start the naturals thread, I'd love tips on making natural cleaners!
Diagnosis (If you've been): LPD?
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Sent a message to the RE, stay tuned.
How are things going? Along with the usual CD1 feels, I'm bummed that even with progesterone supplements I only made it to a 12 day LP. Like, how hard is it, body?
Any questions? So if this Dec cycle doesn't work, we're moving on to IVF. Sounds like many here are! How long does it take to do all the consent, etc? If I have to do it, I'd like to get it done and over with in January...
GTKY: What is one of your big (non- TTC related) fears? needles. sigh.
@kiwi2628 I am so sorry you had to cancel. That really sucks after going through all the stimming. Drink all the wine you want. I hope your new protocol will work better next cycle.
@SkilledSailor That scuks you're having bad side effects. What med will you try next cycle?
@KariAnn323 Over 20 pounds is GREAT!
@laurad75 PUPO! My fingers are crossed so hard for you!
@darkstar42 Hopefully you get the best Christmas present!
@shortstack930 That's a very busy morning. Sounds like you are getting a lot of things checked off the list for preparing for IVF.
@beachbunnyxo123 I haven't done IVF, but I've done a lot of the IVF drugs and I go through Kings Pharmacy. They're fast and easy to work with and their prices are good. I think the cost is really different from person to person though - depending on how much you stim and for how long. My clinic is just going to have me order my meds if I have a negative beta - so just a couple days before AF comes during the cycle I'd be doing IVF.
@AlohaKumu That's great to have IRL friends with IF that you can talk with. I think a "natural" thread is a great idea! Also, sorry to hear about the disorganization at your clinic. There's already so much unknown and frustrating with IF, it's nice when the scheduling is easy!
@ndz2018 I'm not sure why they would freeze it. I hope you get assigned an awesome new nurse!
@KristoKekerooni Praying for cheap flights for you! I go through Kings for meds my insurance doesn't cover.
@emmasemm I'm glad you're having a great Monday despite IF. Sounds very cozy. Hoping all the best for you for your conversation with your RE on the go forward plan.
Diagnosis (If you've been): NIR PCOS
Cycle/CD: month 23/CD 11
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Letrozole + Gonal-F + trigger + IUI + progesterone
How are things going? Good! I have 3 follicles taking the lead. They're still only around 12 mm now, so I have awhile to go, but so far, it looks like we are on track for IUI. My hopes for this cycle are really high, which is frightening, but I can't help it. Just trying to do some fertility yoga and cool my jets for now.
GTKY: What is one of your big (non- TTC related) fears? Spiders. I am absolutely terrified of them - even the small ones.
@RVAmom315 Taking a break for the holidays sounds like a
good plan. I’m beginning to wish I’d done the same!
@Avrilmai It’s so hard to find a good balance between
staying hopeful and not getting our hopes up too high. Fx this is your cycle
and your hopes are fully justified.
@dpjennifer So excited that you’re off the bench! Also, I
love your siggy gif.
@shortstack930 It sounds like you went through a lot today!
@beachbunnyxo123 I’m so glad you pushed to schedule your
sono with the other RE, and that’s great that your RE seems totally fine with
it. Good for you for being such an awesome advocate for yourself!
@AlohaKumu How great to meet other people going through ART
procedures! I have a co-worker/friend who went through IVF, so she’s been a
great reference. Do you have a sense yet for when your beta will be? I’m almost
regretting scheduling a cycle with this timing now! I’m sorry that your RE’s
office has been so disorganized! How frustrating to deal with.
@ndz2018 Thank you! What does it mean for an SA to be
unreadable? Is it a lab issue?
@wishiwaspreggo Glad you and YW have a plan in place!
@KristoKekerooni I know, the timeline is awful! Or
potentially great, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much, after last
cycle. Fx though!
@kiwi2628 I’m so, so sorry to hear that. *hugs* Take time
for yourself and YH to recover. Fx so hard that you respond well to the other
@emmasemm I’ll be waiting to hear what your RE says on
Friday! Fx he’s willing to go with your ideas! Sounds like several of us will
be hanging out on here around Christmas. It’ll just be MH and I for Christmas
day, so we can wallow if we need to.
@thecolddoesbotherme Glad to hear that you’re beginning to
recover from the OHSS! That sounds rough to deal with.
@jrm_14 You are welcome here, friend.
@madspunk I hope so too! I’ve got my fx for you this cycle
as well! Three follies sounds awesome!
@kiwi2628, I am so, so sorry you got cancelled. That just utterly sucks after having come so far. If there's a super slight silver lining, I guess it's that at least this doesn't count toward your limit, and hopefully your doctors were able to learn from it. Take all of the time that you need and take care of yourself.
@lulu1180, I use Renpure tea tree and lemon sage. I'm sort of impartial to it though. I like it, but I'm not in love with it. That said, I'll take it if it's helping egg quality (and I truly think all of the random crap we do helps!)
@laurad75, FX so hard for you!!!
@beachbunnyxo123, I really hope Thurs goes well for you. What a trial that's been so far. GL! The pharmacy I ordered from ships overnight, so as long as you order by Thurs, you don't have to order that far in advance at all. My meds were a little over $5k, but I had to up my doses part way through, and that includes FET meds.
@kristokekerooni, I've heard a lot of people talk about using GoodRx to cost compare. We just used the pharmacy that our RE sent my scripts to (Braun pharmacare out of Chicago), but they were in line with or cheaper than my cost comparisons anyway. Also, depending on what meds you're on, check for programs directly from the manufacturer. Some of them offer discount programs. Merck's DesignRx (follistim & ganirelix) is one example.
@alohakumu, Dr office disorganization is one of my biggest pet peeves too, so I hear you there. I'm sure I'd be much more annoyed with my RE's office if I didn't have her cell number to annoy her directly... FX they can pin your RE down asap!
Diagnosis (If you've been): OAT, plus some random ish.
Cycle/CD: Idk. Month like 34. CD dos (2).
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WFFET
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) FET
How are things going? Eh. I'm clearly moody and I haven't even started the Lupron yet, but FET, so I have no real complaints. Just hanging out on BC for the next 3 weeks.
Any questions? Nope. I feel unprepared for this end of things, I don't know why... I just feel like I put so much energy into being prepared for ER and not getting my hopes up that it would work that I didn't even really think about part 2 here.
GTKY: What is one of your big (non- TTC related) fears? Hmmmm. Spideys.
@thecolddoesbotherme My RE is strongly against transferring more
than one. It’s not ideal for the babies
or the mother to carry multiples and there is a lot of risk so there is just
cause for the opinion. That being said,
if you really want to transfer two you should be able to have a discussion with
your doctor about it.
@halfanewt I feel like my first IVF cycle started last
January but the ER didn’t happen until February. Sometimes they will put you on bcp for 2-3
weeks while they get insurance authorization which can take forever.
@ndz2018 I am also baffled as to why they would freeze a
non-viable sample. Maybe some of the other women have some insight into that.
@laurad75 I will be stalking you until your beta!!
@skilledsailor Those side effects sound horrible. What’s
strange is that for a while I felt like my symptoms were really mild, and then
last week out of nowhere I felt like shit. Some similar to you.. constipation,
headache, and tinnitus! So strange. I’ve never felt ovulation pain, but I had
this feeling like rocks were in my uterus, which I assume was ovulation?
@dpjennifer I have a cousin who is seriously 150 pounds overweight
and she pops kiddos out like its her job. 6 In 10 years, so I hate it when drs
ask patients to lose 20 pounds. It’s
kind’ve along the same lines as how we try to limit coffee, use natural
products, limit wine, etc and there are drug addicts getting pregnant. Also,
can I ask why adoption is off the table to H? I know that’s personal, so don’t
feel like you have to answer.
@kristokekerooni When are you guys planning on traveling
@kiwi2628 That is so disappointing. SO sorry.
@alohakumu I would be so frustrated. My RE’s office
sometimes works like that and it drives me crazy. Like, no one with a job, or
any responsibilities goes to an RE obviously?
@thecolddoesbotherme Glad you’re feeling a bit better, and 9
frozen is great! From what I understand,
most doctors prefer to transfer one at a time. The risks are lower, obviously.
After a certain age, or after failed transfers, that’s when they will transfer
@zwink1 You have the right to be moody Even though I haven’t been where you are
right now, I think it’s totally normal to feel unprepared. I don’t think any of us planned to be where
we are currently, and no matter how much we read or prepare for what’s next, it
can still be so strange.
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@kiwi2628 I’m so so sorry that you didn’t respond as hoped and had to cancel
@SkilledSailor Sorry you’re dealing with so many side effects - FX you only have to take it this cycle and it works
@lulu1180 That’s great that your levels went down again!
@KariAnn323 20 lbs is still awesome - don’t let your doctor get you down
@laurad75 So glad the transfer went well! Keeping my FX for your beta!
@darkstar42 It’s hard not to keep telling yourself this is the one... but hopefully one time it will be, and that would be an awesome Christmas gift!
@RVAmom315 That’s probably smart to take a step back this cycle with everything - especially since it’s all OOP, you want to be at your healthiest!
@AvrilMai How is the Clomid treating you? Hoping you don’t have too many side effects
@dpjennifer Yay for being off the bench!
@shortstack930 That’s so exciting that it’s finally happening!
@beachbunnyxo123 sending good vibes your way for tomorrow!
@AlohaKumu I can’t believe it’s almost your FET!!!
@Redpuma119 Really hoping the femara works for you this time
@KristoKekerooni I love that you’re so organized and on top of things - I really hope the flights cooperate!
@zwink1 This whole thing is a roller coaster - it’s okay to be moody
Diagnosis (If you've been): PCOS
Status (WTO/TWW/TTA): WTO
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?) Started letrozole last night + TI
How are things going? Pretty good so far... I’ve had ups and downs about being at the point of officially taking meds, but for the most part I’m felling hopeful
Any questions? Nope
GTKY: What is one of your big (non- TTC related) fears? Add me to the list of people who have an unhealthy fear of DH dying... I hate when he’s late and doesn’t answer his phone, I always go to the worst case scenario
@KristoKekerooni if you get off the TTGP board and go to the infertility board, there are monthly IVF groups. I just joined the January one. Being a part of one for the Nov/December one was really nice, so I highly suggest it!
@zwink1 Exciting that your FET is coming up soon!
@AlohaKumu Fx for a happy Christmas for us both!
@Sailing_Mama The hope is such a double-edged sword, but it’s
hard not to get my hopes up at least somewhat! Any side effects from the
letrozole for you? I’ve had some minor hot flashes and headaches, but that’s