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TWW Wednesday 10/20

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Typical LP length: 




Re: TWW Wednesday 10/20

  • Month/Cycle: 11/2AL

    CD/DPO: 25

    Timing: +1 

    Typical LP length: 12-14 days

    Testing: welp, took one last night b/c i dunno, was in my head.... BFN

    R/R: i am getting mortgage licensed and woof, yesterday was day 1/4 of all day zoom classes. adult learning is hard. i actually worked from a local coffee shop all day which was a nice change of scenery, but i def blew like $30 on coffee/lunch/snacks. oops. but all so yummy!

    CS/Q: nada
  • @anniemarie887 Working in a coffee shop sounds nice but 4 days of Zoom learning sounds terrible  :D Good luck getting through the rest of it!

    Month/Cycle: 2/2

    CD/DPO: 15/3 (2?)

    Timing:  O, +1 (or -1, O)

    Typical LP length: 11

    Testing: Not planing to 

    R/R: I've been sick for what feels like weeks. Really looking forward to being able to breathe again! On the plus side I have the day off so slept in until 9:30 which feels like a miracle!

    CS/Q: Confused on an early O. I got a surprise + OPK on CD12 and FF called that O day, but I didn't test until 4:30 pm so I'm thinking maybe O overnight? I'll see what my temps do but I'm still just so surprised I feel like it didn't really happen. Also telling myself to expect a 12 day LP so I'm not disappointed by AF in case CD13 was O. On the plus side this cycle would be a full week shorter than my last which just means I'll get to next cycle more quickly.

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  • @anniemarie887 I’m sorry that your head was messing with you and for the BFN! I also spend too much money/consume too many calories when I work at Panera. 

    @[email protected] I bet FF ends up moving your CHs to CD13 once you have some more temps 

    Month/Cycle: 35/37

    CD/DPO: 32/15

    Timing: EOD + IUI on O day 

    Typical LP length: progesterone, stopping now so hopefully AF soon 

    Testing: negative beta today 

    R/R: TW - possible early CP

    So on 10 DPO I tested both AM and PM and had stark white negative. I tested AM and PM from 11 DPO to 14 DPO AM and all of them had some kind of faint line, some darker than others, but always colorless or too light to really tell. I didn’t test today because I was out of tests and wasn’t going to buy more when I knew it wasn’t going to matter, but now I kind of wish I would have to see if it still had a line and I just can’t trust FRERs. But then I talked to some TB friends who had experience with turning FRERs with extremely low hcg so I think they are just too darn sensitive. When I go for my next IUI I’m going to ask if I can go for an earlier beta if that ever happens again. I’m fine, I really wasn’t expecting the first IUI to work anyway, but that second line does give a glimmer of hope! 


  • @bows22 big hug.
    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!
    FET scheduled for Jan 20. Fully medicated, baby aspirin, dexamethasone, acupuncture, and as much woo as I can stand (which isn't very much). BFN.
  • abjm0325abjm0325 member
    edited October 2021
    Lurking for WTO... (Edit to add)

    @bows22 Sending hugs your way

    Also, *TW MC*

    I could still turn a test weeks after my MC when my HCG was in single digits. I agree that they are way too sensitive and can give false hope.

  • @bows22 big big hug friend. 
  • @bows22 Sending you big hugs <3
  • Awh @bows22 I’m so sorry friend. Sending hugs ❤️ 💐

    Tw mc/cp

    When I had my mc at 4w5d it was considered cp. I had a super faint line the day I got betas done and they were 5. These tests are definitely too sensitive. And that was a pregmate cheapie strip.

  • **lurking from WTO**
    @bows22 Weird internet hugs to you friend ❤
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