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GTKY Thursday/Friday 8.20

Thought I'd keep the food/drink theme going. :) Sorry this pic is enormous.

Re: GTKY Thursday/Friday 8.20

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    Depends on the tea. Non-herbal tea probably Werther's Original.
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    Is “no that’s coffee” actually tea or is it coffee? I love tea but don’t put anything in besides MAYBE lemon. Maybe. So I think out of milk may be my answer? 

    The thought of milk in tea is gross to me. Except I do like chai lattes? I don’t make sense. 
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    I'm usually Werther's Original or He-Man. With herbal tea, I don't add milk or cream. I don't drink too much herbal tea besides the occasional cup of peppermint tea. :) 
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    I have never added milk to any kind of tea. I just add a little sugar.

    So I guess I fall in the "no! that's coffee" camp
    *TW* History:
    Me: 34 DH: 36 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

    TTC #1 since 7.2017
    Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies

    IUI #1-3 all BFN
    IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
    FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
    RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
    FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
    2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
    Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
    TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20

    Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
    Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
    Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
    Bloodwork | 10.21.21 high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies, high protein S, multiple genetic mutations
    BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 B) | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX Support to maintain pregnancy
    DS born 7.19.22 after induction


    TTC #2 begins 6.2023
    Consultation with RI | 6.6.23
    Saline sono, endometritis biopsy, skin & eye check | all normal
    Labs | high TSH, Factor XIII mutation, high %CD56
    Follow up | 8.8.23 | prescribed metformin, prednisone, plaquenil, and levothyroxine
    Repeat labs after 3 weeks on meds
    Follow up | 11.9.23 | Green light!, increase in prednisone, added lovenox
    Repeat labs in 8 weeks
    Follow up | 1.16.24 | Green light continues
    TTC put on pause indefinitely
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    It -really- depends on the tea for me. My herbal blends I usually drink plain but there are a handful of exceptions that I like to add milk or cream to. Most non-herbal teas get the Werther's treatment.
    TTC History- *TW* LC
    Me: 24 Dh: 46
    Married: 10.2018
    DS #1: 06.2014
    Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), Emergency C-Section
    MC: 03.2017- 5 Weeks
    Rainbow DS #2: 07.2018
    HG, 19w Fetal Surgery, 24w PPROM, 33w Placental Abruption, Partial Uterine Rupture, Emergency C-Section
    NICU, Chronic Kidney Disease
    TTC #3: Medically Cleared 12.5.2019, had a bunch of problems and wonky cycles
    BFP 10.13.2020 EDD: 6.26.2021

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    No milk in tea for me. But “no, that’s coffee!” looks like it was steeped too long. I’d go with the “out of milk”
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    @fitzfizz yes! no that’s coffee looks crusty and forgotten about. Out of milk is perfect 
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    I don’t put anything in my tea except honey. I have no idea where this would fall on the spectrum. 
    TTC History

    Me: 26 DH: 27

    TTC #1 | June '18-August '18 | DD | Born April 21, 2019 | Due May 10, 2019

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    I put a splash of milk in breakfast tea and chai tea...probably around the “he-man” level. I never used to put milk in my tea but tried it a couple years ago and now I love it! Highly recommend for anyone who is nervous to try it. 
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    keikilovekeikilove member
    edited August 2020
    I’m surprised by the number of purists here! Where is your Downton Abbey side hiding?😄
    I’m firmly in the middle row. Most of my tea gets a dash of milk: the stronger the tea, the heavier the dash. The only ones I drink straight are peppermint, chamomile, & green.  
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    @keikilove this is why we're friends. 


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    keikilovekeikilove member
    edited August 2020
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