TTTC Checkin 05/15/2018 — The Bump
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TTTC Checkin 05/15/2018

Hi Everybody!

It's checkin time, congratulations to all BFP's and hugs to anybody who needs one.  

Welcome to the checkin, @leafyarch, and congratulations to @be08ryan and @honeybeebub for your BFP's!

How is everybody doing?

QOTW: What's growing in your garden/yard this year?

2018 BFP Hall Fame

lablover78 dx: PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR Rx: IVF
Tops-2: dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx: Metformin, Letrozole & TI
halfanewt: possible PCOS, MTHFR gene, slight MFI Rx: IVF
seethosestars: dx: DOR Rx: IVF + FET #1
Kim41313: dx: unexplained Rx: IVF
soehlerk: dx: Unexplained Rx: Femara + IUI
ChristenMA83: dx: MFI Rx: IVF w/ISCI
Mlight28: dx Unexplained Rx: Clomid
SoonToBeMommaHowe: dx: Unexplained  Rx: naturally until IVF
honeybeebub: dx:septate uterus, MTHFR  Rx:  septum resection surgery, baby aspirin & progesterone
be08ryan:  dx: PCOS and AO Rx: Clomid

PAGING:

@BWhitta: dx: PCOS, low AMH and endo Rx: letrozole
@Bababatty: dx:Low Motility  Rx: IVF
@ChristinaV2015: dx: blocked tubes, PCOS, endo + MFI  Rx: lap, OPKs + TI
@emgem819 dx: PCOS, Rx: provera, femara + Bravelle
@hoffmanr7: dx: unexplained Rx:  IVF
@jmr1515: dx: Mild MFI/morph, fibroid  Rx: Surgery + TI
@mackenzie07 dx: PCOS and Endo  Rx: metformin, letrozole, ovidrel
@mandasand: dx: low AMH  Rx:IVF (Lupron, Menopur + Follistim)
@MrsM00re87: dx: DOR PCOS, low morph Rx: Femara + TI
@Mythril: dx: PCOS (anovulatory) Rx:levothyroxine, metformin and femara + TI
@rachlee2010: dx: DOR Rx: IUI
@Samanthaarielxo dx: anovulation Rx: still in testing
@sarah0985: dx: PCOS, possible blocked tubes Rx: Lap
@SM746830: dx: PCOS, blocked tubes Rx: Surgery, Clomid
@starlitfae dx: MFI & balanced translocation, thyroid  Rx: ivf with pgd testing
@funkykey dx: unexplained Rx: IVF
@Worldtravler0522 dx: PCOS/Unexplained Rx: IVF
@notamyrtle: dx: unexplained Rx: IUI + injects
@MountainLady: dx: Unexplained Rx: Letrozole + IUI / possible IVF
@Kate437: dx:anovulatory   Rx:Letrozole + trigger
@SP128: in testing/unexplained
@eranvo27: dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx: metformin
@brittlefebvre: in testing
@Charligirl28: dx: unexplained Rx: Clomid
@kristimh80: dx: unexplained Rx: Injectables + trigger + IUI
@Brooke4131: dx: Secondary unexplained Rx: in testing
@fluffybookworm: dx: Anovulation + insulin resistance Rx: Metformin + prometrium + testing
@Asampson87: dx: unexplained + MFI  Rx: metformin + testing
@hannahlce: dx: anovulatory PCOS Rx: metformin + letrozole
@emmasemm: dx: DOR & autoimmune Rx: IVF
@floridanursegirl: dx: unexplained anovulation Rx:Metformin, IUI+Femara+trigger
@aeb1116: dx: unexplained Rx: IUI
@Happyin14: dx: unexplained, RPL Rx: IVF
@amac2313: dx: unknown Rx: Clomid
@nurseerin2012: dx: unexplained Rx: letrozole + IUI
@Knottie1467155066: dx: unknown Rx: letrozole + trigger + TI
* @thothscribe81: dx: unexplained Rx: IVF
@BenJay: Dx: PCOS/unexplained Rx. Metformin + supplements
@MicahDahn: Dx: irregular cycles Rx: preparing for testing
* @kiwielopingbride: Dx: Unexplained Rx: IUI
@moloninge Dx:PCOS, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, fibroids. Rx:Metformin,Synthroid,IUI w/letrozole, ovidrel, and progesterone.
@beec2421: dx: PCOS, hypothyroidism Rx: metformin, synthroid, clomid
@wishing-and-hoping: dx: unexplained rx: IUI
@echocharlietango: dx: Unexplained Rx: trying naturally
@kgabhart: dx: Unexplained/PCOS  Rx: letrozole + IUI
@linz36: dx: Low AFC, MFI  Rx: testing/IUI
@jrm_14: dx: Adrenal/overian insufficiency, Borderline-low AMH, Low progesterone Rx: IUI w/ injectables.
@Bgreenfield10: dx: anovulatory PCOS, LPD Rx: Clomid + trigger
@serownarain: dx: in testing
@allisona66: dx: waiting for testing
@manhattanmama2: dx: unexplained Rx: IVF
@mirabelle33 dx: weak ovulation, possible LPD, AMA Rx: Injectables + Ovidrel + TI
@meganttc3: dx: PCOS, unexplained Rx: waiting to test
@mrsjcrane: dx: unexplained Rx: femara + trigger + TI + 2nd HCG booster
@mighty-mouse: dx:pcos & HA Rx: provera/letrozole + trigger
@ladystout08: dx: unknown Rx: waiting for testing
@leafyarch: dx: MFI, no thyroid Rx: IVF

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Married for 7 years, TTC for 4 years
dx:  Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2 Clomid IUI's + 4 injectable IUI's= 5 BFNs and 1 mc




jrm_14oklahomak

Re: TTTC Checkin 05/15/2018

  • Not new, but figure I should update things :blush:

    1.  How long have you been TTC? 3 years for #1
    2.  What is your diagnosis? Anovulatory / PCOS
    3.  What is your current Rx plan? Currently starting an ERA cycle before my next FET.

    QOTW: What's growing in your garden/yard this year? Petunias, marigolds, roses and rose moss :smile:
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • I'm back...TW in spoiler.
    We had our 10 week ultra sound yesterday (should have been graduation from our RE). Unfortunately they did not find a heart beat. Baby had stopped growing at 8 weeks 2 days right after our last ultrasound.  So we were diagnosed with a missed miscarriage.  It's been a rough 24 hours.

    It will be at least 2 months before we can try again.  We have one snowbaby left so we may try another retrieval before transfer.  


    December FET Spreadsheet
    TTC History in spoiler  Instagram
    Me 35 - DH 42
    Married Oct 2007
    TTC Since Oct 2010 - MFI Diagnosis 2012 (Morphology 1% + High DNA Frag)
    IUI x2 in 2012 - BFN
    IVF #1 Feb 2018 - 9 Retrieved - 8 Mature - 5 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    FET#1 March 2018 - BFP - MMC May @ 10w4d
    FET#2 July 2018 - BFN
    IVF #2 Nov 2018 - 10 Retrieved - 10 Mature - 8 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    “Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”― Winston Churchill
  • @ChristenMA83, words cannot express my sorrow for you, that is such a horribly painful thing to have to go through.  There's no getting over it, but I do hope you're able to push on and keep moving forward.

    @kristimh80 excited for your ERA cycle and I hope it provides the answer you need.

    QOTW: herbs- basil, oregano, thyme, mint, rosemary, parsley, chives. some hot peppers.  flowers i don't know what anything is called! 
    TTC History in Spoiler
    Me: 29  DH:34
    TTC 21 cycles
    All TI cycles BFN (with letrozole, ovidrel, prometrium)
    Hysteroscopy + Polypectomy + D&C on 1/3
    IUI #1 February 6, BFP 2/21, CP 2/26
    IUI #2 March 14, BFN
    IUI #3 April 11, BFN
    IUI #4 May 11, BFN
    July 2018 IVF, developed lead follicle, converted to TI, BFN
    August/September 2018 IVF converted to freeze-all: 7 mature eggs; we fertilized 3 and froze 4. 3/3 fertilized and 1 blast!
    October 2018 FET-BFN
    November 2018 FET-TBD

    kristimh80
  • Oh thanks for asking @funkykey
    Yes, I'm 4dp IUI and talking to my uterus constantly asking it to let an embryo implant.  (already talked to the egg and sperm asking them to come together and make said embryo  :D )
    TTC History in Spoiler
    Me: 29  DH:34
    TTC 21 cycles
    All TI cycles BFN (with letrozole, ovidrel, prometrium)
    Hysteroscopy + Polypectomy + D&C on 1/3
    IUI #1 February 6, BFP 2/21, CP 2/26
    IUI #2 March 14, BFN
    IUI #3 April 11, BFN
    IUI #4 May 11, BFN
    July 2018 IVF, developed lead follicle, converted to TI, BFN
    August/September 2018 IVF converted to freeze-all: 7 mature eggs; we fertilized 3 and froze 4. 3/3 fertilized and 1 blast!
    October 2018 FET-BFN
    November 2018 FET-TBD

    funkykeykristimh80
  • @ChristenMA83 I am so very sorry for your loss 
    Me: 28 | DH: 27 
    Married: 9/16
    TTC: 1/17
    Dx: PCOS | AO
    Round 1: 50mg Clomid - 4/18
    BFP - 5/13/18
  • @ChristenMA83 Sending lots of hugs!!! I'm so very sorry dear! I'm in the same boat, 1 embryo left, so maybe with you during retrieval time as well. I'm here if you need anything!!

    @wishing-and-hoping FX for your little one to get cozy soon and everything work out :)


    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @christenma83 oh I’m so so sorry

    @kristimh80 I hope the era gives you some answers

    @wishing-and-hoping I’m all for the talking to all body parts and gametes at all stages! Can’t do any harm!!!

    QOTW Well mostly my rose bushes and butterfly bush. The rose bushes are extremely high maintenance. They can have more than a hundred flowers at a time during peak months! 
    Otherwise we don’t have much as we are planning a complete re landscaping this summer. Because back to back IVF banking cycles is not enough stress  :D

    Otherwise currently priming. And Oh. My. God. The estrogen is kicking my butt. I put a new patch on every two days and I spend 8 hours feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck. I am sooooo tired. I never felt such extreme tiredness. Luckily we should finish on Sunday so 5 days and counting. This priming had better bloomin work!!!

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - 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 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    kristimh80Bababatty
  • And @funkykey we’re here for you however much you feel able to participate, or when you’re ready to start up again  <3

    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS, LA+), low TSH, adenomyosis
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Oct18-Jan19 bringing TSH under control
    Feb19 ERA and hysteroscopy
    Mar19 Investigation for fibroid and adenomyosis
    Apr19 adenomyosis confirmed, polyps removed
    Next - FET planned for Jun19
    Sep17 - 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 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

    Fav Quote: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return

    funkykeyBababatty
  • @emmasemm So sorry Estrogen is bothering you so bad :( I start back on mine in the morning, but it has the opposite affect on me. Hopefully, this next week goes by fast so you can be done with it! :)
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    Bababatty
  • @ChristenMA83 sending you hugs. I am so sorry.  

    QOTW: Gardening is my zen.  Nothing much is growing yet since we are pretty far north but I will start planting this weekend!  Mostly veggies and herbs.

    *** TW pregnancy mentioned***

    So an update on me. I'm 6 weeks PG tomorrow.  I don't want to jinx anything (and it feels weird writing this here) but so far so good on all fronts.  I wanted to write this update because I remember multiple times during our journey googling whether someone could get pregnant naturally after so many months of infertility (multiple googles happened at 12 months, 15, 18, 24, etc).  So I want to say that yes you can.  Unless you or your partner have a problem where they tell you there is zero chance of conceiving there is always a chance.  I think this is especially true in circumstances like ours where we had unexplained IF.  And while I will feel much better saying I've "graduated" from this board after another 6 weeks, I am feeling incredibly lucky right now. A month ago I was worried that I would have no viable eggs for IVF.  Our RE literally told me that my ovaries were like an old watch that doesn't keep proper time anymore (all based on low AMH and what he interpreted as too fast follicle development). It's really easy to feel hopeless (and I did every month, every AF, every BFN) but there's always hope.

    The only thing I could say that I "changed" was that I was being fairly strict with my diet per health team's recommendations.  I cut out almost all sugar and dairy (including things I used to eat alot of like yogurt).  I was eating an almost entirely plant based diet except a small protein of lean meat at dinner (more or less).  But I can't say that this made the difference or not because I have had a healthy diet for the last 2.5 yrs so not sure if this really changed anything.

    I'm a bit frustrated that because it was outside of treatment plan, we can't get into a Dr. for any additional testing until the end of the month.  Fx!

    ** End TW***

    I plan on lurking by the board in the coming weeks. I'm sending you all love and hope as you continue on this journey.  xoxoxo
    #1 EDD 01/10/19; Team Green!
    TTC #1 since 01/16; Unexplained IF; Low AMH; Conceived naturally
    Married 11/12; Dating 05/05
    Me: 36  DH: 37


    Bababattytops-2funkykeymirabelle33
  • @ChristenMA83 I'm so sorry for your loss, that is just so unfair
    FX to everyone, it sounds like there is a lot of action on everyone's treatment plans at the moment. Hope the symptoms settle down quickly.
    Afm bloods should that I successfully O'd last week, so now I keep on waiting and hoping.
    Qotw - weeds, my garden is almost exclusively weeds. Vaguely considered getting out there last weekend but my shoulder is stuffed atm so seemed like a good excuse not to
    Bababatty
  • And big congrats @kiwieloping that is amazing, wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months 
    Bababattykiwieloping
  • @ChristenMA83 I am so sorry for you. Sending lots of love and hugs <3

    QOTW: Nothing growing much yet.

    1.  How long have you been TTC? 16 months for number 1
    2.  What is your diagnosis? Nothing yet. Got a call from the fertility clinic saying that there is a 6 to 8 month wait.

    @kiwieloping H&H to you!
    August Siggy Challenge in spoiler


    Bababattykiwieloping
  • ChristenMA83ChristenMA83
    Long-Lasting Membership 500 Comments 100 Love Its Name Dropper
    member
    edited May 2018
    Thank you all for the kind words.  It's weird, this is the first time since December that I have been free of all medication and hormones.  It is startling how much more energy I have - I guess I forgot what my normal body balance felt like.  This is also the first time since December that I didn't have a timeline to look forward too since we're in the waiting for my body to regulate stage.  This is a frustrating place to be for me so I'm going to have to find some completely unrelated stuff to focus on.

    We go on vacation next week which will be a nice distraction.  However we are renting a house with three of my oldest friends and their families (including 5 children under 5).  They all know our current situation and will do their best to be sensitive I'm sure...but I know there will be challenging moments.

    @be08ryan & @kiwieloping a big congrats to you both.  Kiwi, your post was very uplifting and hope-inspiring.

    @wishing-and-hoping fingers crossed for your IVF.  Keep on encouraging little embryo.

    QOTW: Weeds....lots and lots of weeds.
    December FET Spreadsheet
    TTC History in spoiler  Instagram
    Me 35 - DH 42
    Married Oct 2007
    TTC Since Oct 2010 - MFI Diagnosis 2012 (Morphology 1% + High DNA Frag)
    IUI x2 in 2012 - BFN
    IVF #1 Feb 2018 - 9 Retrieved - 8 Mature - 5 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    FET#1 March 2018 - BFP - MMC May @ 10w4d
    FET#2 July 2018 - BFN
    IVF #2 Nov 2018 - 10 Retrieved - 10 Mature - 8 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    “Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”― Winston Churchill
    Bababattymeri-mackiwieloping
  • @ChristenMA83
    that is interesting about your hormones going on a re-set.  I started an infertility therapy program yesterday and we talked a lot about losing my sense of what is "normal" for me.  It's hard to remember at this point what my hormones used to be like and also what it felt like to not be mentally/emotionally consumed by something all the time.  I hope your vacation is free of difficulty and that you're able to have some "you" time apart from others and their little ones if that's what you need.  Let me know if you come up with anything particularly distracting... I need more of that in my life.
    TTC History in Spoiler
    Me: 29  DH:34
    TTC 21 cycles
    All TI cycles BFN (with letrozole, ovidrel, prometrium)
    Hysteroscopy + Polypectomy + D&C on 1/3
    IUI #1 February 6, BFP 2/21, CP 2/26
    IUI #2 March 14, BFN
    IUI #3 April 11, BFN
    IUI #4 May 11, BFN
    July 2018 IVF, developed lead follicle, converted to TI, BFN
    August/September 2018 IVF converted to freeze-all: 7 mature eggs; we fertilized 3 and froze 4. 3/3 fertilized and 1 blast!
    October 2018 FET-BFN
    November 2018 FET-TBD

    ChristenMA83funkykeyBababatty
  • @wishing-and-hoping right now there is a lot of organizing going on in this house. I figure that can last me a couple more weeks if I do it right. 
    December FET Spreadsheet
    TTC History in spoiler  Instagram
    Me 35 - DH 42
    Married Oct 2007
    TTC Since Oct 2010 - MFI Diagnosis 2012 (Morphology 1% + High DNA Frag)
    IUI x2 in 2012 - BFN
    IVF #1 Feb 2018 - 9 Retrieved - 8 Mature - 5 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    FET#1 March 2018 - BFP - MMC May @ 10w4d
    FET#2 July 2018 - BFN
    IVF #2 Nov 2018 - 10 Retrieved - 10 Mature - 8 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    “Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”― Winston Churchill
    funkykeyBababatty
  • @ChristenMA83 - I'm so sorry. :( 

    I 100% hear you on your body feeling different without all the meds and hormones. I'm not on anything right now, and I just feel so different. Like, even mentally. But maybe that's because I'm not dealing with the active stress of doing a treatment?

    @wishing-and-hoping - I'm jealous of all your herbs! FX for your results from this IUI!

    @emmasemm - sounds like the roses must be pretty nice though! Hoping the priming makes your bloom like those roses! ;-P

    @kiwieloping - CONGRATULATIONS!! Great news!!! That is awesome news!! In the back of my mind, I always hope that will happen for DH and I, so you are giving me hope! Just the other night, I was saying to him: "Really, all we need to do is just keep having sex."  ;)

    AFM: I'm definitely still around, just not spending as much time on TB, since I'm not actively dealing with treatments. 


    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    BababattyemmasemmChristenMA83kiwieloping
  • mirabelle33mirabelle33
    100 Comments 25 Love Its First Anniversary Name Dropper
    member
    edited May 2018
    AFM, Monday was a big day for us, with my MRI in the morning and our first consult with the RE in the afternoon. Basically, the MRI went fine, however the results were inconclusive :| The cyst on my right ovary, the one that prompted the whole thing, is no longer there. But there was a new cyst on my left ovary that may be functional or may not be. It will need to be followed by my new doctor. Also, there was one small area that might have some endo, but it might not.

    There was some unexpected excitement after the MRI (re: I fainted). Because I was so fixated on the prep I had to do at home (let's just say it involved an enema), I failed to pay any attention to the other product they gave me just before the exam. It turned out to be Glucagen, which is used to treat severe hypoglycemia (it quickly raises your blood sugar), but is also used during a pelvic MRI to slow down the movement in the intestines and allow for a clearer picture of the area. Well, I was diagnosed with mild hypoglycemia many, many years ago and I mostly don't have to think about it as long as I eat a decent breakfast and always carry a piece of candy with me in case I start to feel my blood sugar dropping. Since I didn't realize what they had given me during the exam, I did not eat anything once I got home and ended up fainting shortly after due to what I assume was a severe blood sugar crash. Thankfully I managed to call DH just before I passed out and he rushed back from work. I think I was out for about 3 minutes. He made me drink some sugar water and then gave me breakfast and I was fine after that, although a bit freaked out and very tired.

    The consult went well and so far we really like the RE. She looked over all our tests and asked us a lot of questions, mostly about our medical history. However, because the MRI was inconclusive, she couldn't give us a diagnosis or suggest any protocols. We both have to do more testing and will meet with her again in mid-June (I hope). She did say that depending on the results, the next move will either be surgery for me or IVF. I really don't want to have surgery unless it's absolutely necessary, so I guess I'm hoping it's straight to IVF? In any case, we won't know much more until we meet next month to go over the results.

    ETA: QOTW!

    QOTW: What's growing in your garden/yard this year? We live in an apartment, so we don't have a garden or yard. Last year we did herbs and cherry tomatoes on the terrace, but we haven't yet bought anything this year. I don't have much of a green thumb, so it's mostly up to DH. I love flowers though and we had a lot of rain this winter, so the spring blooms in our city look especially beautiful right now!
    Me: 37 DH: 35
    Married since February 2012
    TTC since February 2017
    10 natural cycles = all BFN
    Dx: weak ovulation with possible LPD; Rx: Clomid (4 rounds); Puregon + Ovidrel + TI (3 rounds)
    7 medicated cycles (see above) = BFN
    During the last medicated cycle, they found a small cyst on an ovary and ordered an MRI to check for endometriosis
    May 2018 switched to an RE and did more testing while trying naturally
    8 natural cycles = BFN
    Dx: AMA, endometriosis/endometrioma, DOR; Rx: IVF
    October 2018, IVF #1 = 4 ER, 2 M, 1 F
    10/25/18 Transfer of 1, 8-cell 3-day embryo = CP :'(
    emmasemmfunkykeyChristenMA83meri-mac
  • Hello AF  :'(
    Sorry to here the MRI wasn't more conclusive @mirabelle33. Hopefully the further tests and new RE will help get things on track. 
    meri-mac
  • @mighty-mouse I'm so sorry for AF's arrival :'(
    Me: 37 DH: 35
    Married since February 2012
    TTC since February 2017
    10 natural cycles = all BFN
    Dx: weak ovulation with possible LPD; Rx: Clomid (4 rounds); Puregon + Ovidrel + TI (3 rounds)
    7 medicated cycles (see above) = BFN
    During the last medicated cycle, they found a small cyst on an ovary and ordered an MRI to check for endometriosis
    May 2018 switched to an RE and did more testing while trying naturally
    8 natural cycles = BFN
    Dx: AMA, endometriosis/endometrioma, DOR; Rx: IVF
    October 2018, IVF #1 = 4 ER, 2 M, 1 F
    10/25/18 Transfer of 1, 8-cell 3-day embryo = CP :'(
  • It's been a while since I've been around here, I needed sort of a mental break after the CP in February. 

    Things with the RE are going well. I had a saline sono and HSG and everything looks peachy. All blood work came back fine except my thyroid. I've had Hashimoto's for years and it finally started to mess with my TSH the last year or so. The RE thinks my dosage from my PCP is too low so he upped it. There's no real way to treat the antibodies although he recommended Sterlenum (sp) as a supplement. So I've been doing acupuncture, chiro care, and taking my mountain of pills daily. 

    ******* TW Pregnancy mentioned*******

    I got a BFP last Thursday at 10DPO. I had my first beta on Friday and it was 28 which is ok for as early as it was. My progesterone looked great. I have a second beta tomorrow. I'm too scared to even acknowledge it. 


    ******* End TW******** 

    I'll probably become more active now that my head is back in the game so to speak. 
    TW

    M/C 06/09/2011
    DS 05/29/2013
    M/C 02/14/2017 
    M/C 06/05/2017 
    C/P 03/01/2018
    BFP 05/17/2018 EDD 01/27/2019 
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    meri-macBababattyfunkykey
  • @ladystout08 I know you are nervous, but I just want to say congrats and fx for your sticky bean!

    @mirabelle33 Sorry no answers for you from the MRI, but I'm happy you like your RE. Hopefully mid-June will come quickly

    @mighty-mouse Sorry for AF. She showed up for me too. I am becoming numb to the disappointment. That's something at least :/
    August Siggy Challenge in spoiler


    Bababattymirabelle33
  • Good luck @BWhitta, will be great to have it done and behind u. Give yourself plenty of rest and care over the next few days. 
    Bababattykiwieloping
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