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TWW Weekend 10-16&17

edited October 2021 in Trying to Get Pregnant

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I am doing this on my own. Left ovary and fallopian tube removed due to cyst/necrosis just after birth. Right ovary and tube still purport to function.
Began TTC in Aug '18 @ age 35
5 or 6 (or 7?!) cycles using frozen donor sperm, ICI. All BFN
Mar-Jun '19 IUIs, all BFN
Began process of referral for RE in spring of '19, blood tests confirm low AMH (.54) but all else is good.
May '19 HSG shows open tube, but ultrasound suggests fibroids
MRI in June '19 confirms two large fibroids, one growing through wall of uterus
In June '19 I move from California to Oregon, disrupting my insurance, referrals, etc. 5 months spent piecing it all back together.
Nov. '19 attempted myomectomy (vaginal approach) failed. 2nd surgery using laparoscopic method in Jan '20 is successful.
April '20 --> June '20, natural IUIs, all BFN.
July? saline ultrasound and bubble test demonstrate open tube
July '20 clomid cycle cancelled for thin lining
Aug-Oct, 3 femara cycles, all BFN
RE referral. While waiting to set up an appointment Nov-Jan,I continue with natural cycles and ICI, using a known donor, BFN...
Jan '21 more bloodwork, AMH is worse (.30), FSH high albeit not catastrophic at 13.2. hysteroscopy all good. "looks cozy!" says the RE.
Feb '21, injectables (menopur, novarel), iui, BFN (doc said the frozen donor sperm sample had the "best numbers she'd ever seen!")
Mar '21, injectables, iui cancelled due to lack of follicles, converted to at home-insem. BFN
May '21, first IVF round cancelled due to cyst.
July '21 IVF: standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 7; 6 days of stims. 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilize, 4 made it to blast. 3 are 4AB, 1 is 4BB. PGT-A results all abnormal.
Oct '21 somewhat improved AMH (.51) and significantly improved FSH (8.9). Maybe it's all the pills I swallow.
Dec -21, standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 5; 11 days of stims. retrieval yields 5, 4M, 2 reach day-6 blast (4AB & 4BB). 1 low-level mosaic (chr. 3 deletion), 1 complex abnormal.
Feb '22 FET (low-level mosaic): CP.
May '22 egg retrieval, lupron flare protocol. HGH priming for 1 month before stims; md lupron 20/20u daily; menopur 225, follistim 225, 10k trigger after 8 days of stims; AFC 10; 13 retrieved; 10 mature; 8 fertilized. All frozen at 2PN for later thaw, grow, and biopsy.
July '22 egg retrieval same protocol: 9 days of stims; AFC 8; 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and frozen.
Sept '22 ER same protocol: AFC 10; 12 retrieved, 11 mature, 11 fertilized.
From the 3 retrievals, 7 survived to day 5-6 blastocyst, from which I have 2 normal embryos!
Jan 20, Fully medicated FET, baby aspirin, dexamethasone, acupuncture, and as much woo as I can stand (which isn't very much). BFN.
July 23, Natural FET + baby aspirin. BFN.

Re: TWW Weekend 10-16&17

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    Month/Cycle: 1/1 AL

    CD/DPO: 25/11 

    Timing: good

    Typical LP length: 12ish

    Testing: BFN

    R/R: Tested this morning because my doctor wanted me to start an antibiotic for a lingering infection that I cannot take if I'm pregnant. Glad I can take the medication I need I guess, but doesn't make that stark white test any less disappointing. I'll test each day until AF because I'm paranoid about the medication, but suspecting it will arrive tomorrow or Monday. 

    On the positive side, we have some beautiful fall weather today. Sunshine and sweatshirt for the win!

    CS/Q: Nope
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    Month/Cycle: 3/3

    CD/DPO: 32 (which is insanity for me) / 12

    Timing: Not great 

    Typical LP length: 11 ish

    Testing: BFN this morning and I can feel AF coming. Wicked bummed with this whole cycle. But at least I'll be able to drink for my birthday...

    R/R: Family came to visit this weekend! It was nice to have everyone visit the new house. Also, our dog was so interactive and friendly with everyone which is amazing! She is very very anxious and, up until her dog attack last summer, she was afraid of people. Now she likes people and is afraid of dogs....give and take apparently 🙄

    CS/Q: Not sure if I will have to reschedule my ultrasound for tomorrow (Day 3 bloodwork/US) since AF hasn't shown up yet. I'm going to be pretty annoyed if I can't get in this cycle. I just want to know, ya know. 
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    @jellie603 I'll be able to drink for my birthday next weekend too. Thanks for the reminder of the silver lining. 😉 Hope you can get your bloodwork and ultrasound done this week without a problem. 
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    @abjm0325 When is your birthday?? Mine is the 24th!
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