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Re: WTO Thursday 2/18
WAYDTGKU: charting, CB opks
R/R: I was very moody when I posted in the randoms last night but truly my birthday yesterday was as lovely as a quarantine birthday could be. Lots of relaxation, watching reality TV, and eating all of the things I shouldn't be eating. I should probably just tell our families that we're trying, but I don't think I'm ready yet. Today is about reset and getting back on track! Top of the list right now is resume revising. This board has been quiet lately! Hope more of y'all show up
CS/Q: nothing to see, though my temps have been unusually high for this time in my cycle. Poor sleep, maybe?
@fameonmain2 Happy belated birthday! Glad that it was relaxing. Regarding telling people, obviously that's your call alone - if you don't feel ready yet, then that's ok! Both our families know we're going through IVF, and they knew about our problems last year, only because I know that they won't make a big deal of it and keep prodding us. Sharing helps me cope with it, but that's just me, and like I said, our family is way cool about it.
@pajamstagrams haha! As a current member of WTO, I'll allow you.
Month/Cycle: 13/no clue
WAYDTGKU: in a holding pattern waiting to test embryos
R/R: Dude, EFF NATERA. These people are ungodly slow. They've had our blood samples for 16 days, and still no results yet for genetic testing, so we have no idea if we have to test the embryos for some disorder. What's frustrating is that we've done genetic testing before, but since then they added more conditions to the list of what they test for, and so we decided to do it all again. Chances are super likely that we didn't need to do it, and we're just spinning our wheels for no reason. But Natera sucks. End of rant.
@pajamstagrams I didn't really participate in discussion a few weeks back, but I think that if you know for sure you O'ed, then by all means go over to TWW. I think some people rely on getting CHs from FF to confirm ovulation, but that's not the only way to know especially if you're not tracking temps.
@Lisa3379 I think most clinics say that it takes about 3 weeks to do genetic testing; I've colloquially heard ppl say that end of the month it tends to be quicker (maybe most clinics aim to start cycles earlier in the month?) Anyways, a member of my fertility support group has been waiting 2+ weeks already for her embryo test results.
WAYDTGKU: natural cycle (HIO EOD, bbt, opks) + more diagnostic testing; lots of vitamins and supplements for MH and I. Today's crude come on was:
R/R: no obvious rants or raves today.
CS/Q: posting from my laptop today, and I'm too lazy to add my chart and also what's the point at this stage of my cycle? Anyways, CM is starting to turn EW so as I'd previously mentioned, O will likely be this w/e. CBAD is still flashing but no LH surge on the LH strips.
TTC #1 since 02/2020
2009 | Dx PCOS; likely a misdiagnosis
07/14/20 | Dx Hashimoto's Thyroditis
07/21/20 | 1st RE appointment
07/2120 - 08/20/20 | so much testing; no signs of PCOS
08/20/20 | Dx Unexplained; AMA
09/08/20 | IUI #1 Clomid + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
09/30/20 | Urology consult; more testing required
10/2020 | Clomid + OPK + TI + Prometrium | BFN
10/26/2020 | Starting 2nd IUI cycle, with Letrazole and with a new RE / different clinic
11/03/2020 | New Dx "poor egg quality"; IUI cancelled in favor of Trigger + TI + Prometrium | BFN
11/26/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Menopur) + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
12/20/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Gonal-F) + Trigger | IUI Cancelled due to thin lining; TI only | BFN
01/14/2021 | Combo IUI (Letrazole + Menopur) + Trigger | BFN
02/06/2021 | Switched to a new RE (TEW) ; trying naturally until we complete additional testing
03/14/2021 | Hybrid Double IUI, with Zymot (Letrazole, Gonal-F) + Trigger + Endometrin | Ovulated 4 mature eggs but still a BFN ☹️
04/07/2021 | Natural cycle while we regroup | BFN
04/09/2021 | Employer announces fertility benefits starting 05/01/2021! | Search for a new doctor who accepts insurance
05/10/2021 | New RE consult & plan for IVF
05/13/2021 | Mid-luteal IVF cycle #1 interrupted; had to get cancer genetic screening done to make sure I didn't have the same SDHA gene mutation as MH.
06/10/2021 | Aygestin priming IVF cycle #1; opted to Cx after 9 days of stims since only 5-6/12 follicles responded
07/26/2021 | Attempt #2 at IVF cycle #1 (mid-luteal start): 8 retrieved, 8 MII, 6 fert (1 PN3), 3 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 3AA, 3AA, 6AB; 3 euploid
08/09/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC | Shockingly, a BFP! EDD: 5/25/202 | CP at 4w4d
09/23/2021 | IVF cycle #2 (mid-luteal start): 14 retrieved, 13 MII, 11 fert, 5 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 2 x 3AA, 2 x 3AB, 3BB; 2 euploid
11/12/2021 | IVF cycle #3 (mid-luteal start): cancelled due to ovaries being on vacation
12/20/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + Pregmune Immunology Testing; BFN
01/22/2022 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + understanding uncovered immunological issues; BFN
02/18/2022 | Mock transfer cycle! ERA, ReceptivaDx, EMMA/ALICE; start Prednisone to address NK activity
03/16/2022 | Final, "Hail Mary" super-ovulation + TI cycle before FET; BFP! EDD: 12/21/2022 | MMC 05/08/2022
05/20/2022 | D&C; recovering...
06/21/2022 | Trying naturally until October 2022
07/21/2022 | BFP! EDD 04/02/2023
@Lisa3379 ugh sorry you’re having a hard time with getting your blood samples back. Have you called and asked for a progress report?
WAYDTGKU: PNV, SMEP, charting (FF, BBT, CM, CP), OPKs
R/R: DH said he wasn’t feeling great and didn’t want to HIO tonight. That’s a first for us, he’s never turned down sex before. Welcome to TTC, amirite? I think I may have ovulated on Tuesday so it should be alright but I’ll still see if I can convince him to HIO before bed. If I’m not too sleepy that is lol
CS/Q: depending on tomorrow’s temp, I may discard those two high temps after I had the vaccination and see what FF says
Due: 6 Nov 2021
@jackie_dunny hopefully your husband comes around and feels better, but I laugh because oh man, have we been there before. I forced DH to have sex during a horrible cold once. It wasn't pretty, but hey - it was go time, haha
@lisa3379 oh man that's frustrating! Hope you get hear something from the lab soon! Usually it helps me to talk too, I'm terrible at keeping secrets, but this particular journey I've been really private about.
@acleverusername yeah, I think everyone would be supportive - it's just me. I'm totally not ready to share. Love today's crude come on!
@jackie_dunny hahaha DH had never turned it down either until we started to ttc too! Such a head game!!