Off the bench — The Bump
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Off the bench

Saw RE today, cysts cleared up. The 7 pounds I gained in the process has remained, how thoughtful IF. Start injects tonight. Instead of 75iu, I'm starting with 50iu so they can prevent the OHSS nightmare from recurring. I feel good about things except for the lingering pounds. Another self esteem crusher, especially going into summer and not getting pregnant. IF sucks!!!
Me: 38     DH: 36
Married: July 21, 2013
TTC#1 (between us): June/July 2013

DX: MFI (low count and motility)
Charting/OPK/CBFM July 2013-present
1st RE Visit: January 2014
March 2014- 75iu follistim + trigger + progesterone + IUI = BFN and OHSS
(8 million post wash 47% motility, 18mm/17mm/16mm/16mm/14mm follies)
April/May 2014- Benched due to cysts/enlarged ovaries
June 2014- 50iu follistim + trigger + progesterone + IUI = BFP!!
(10 million post wash 60% motility, 20mm/19mm follies)
Beta 1- 85 Beta 2- 2,752 - EDD 2/27/2015

Everyone welcome. Strength in numbers!

Re: Off the bench

  • YAY for burning the bench!!  I hear you on the lbs!!!  I've started to use my daughter's hair rubber bands as extenders for my pants buttons.  And of course all of my beloved maxi dresses make me look like I'm 6 months pregnant :(

    My FF Chart:
    TTC #3 since June 2013
    BFP #1 7/21/2013--EDD 3/30/14--D&C 9/24/13
    BFP #2 1/28/14--MC 2/7/14

    IUI #1 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #2 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IUI #3 5mg Femara + trigger = BFN
    IVF #1, Stimmed for 12 days, ER 8/22/14, 9 retrieved, 7M, 7F!!  Freeze all due to fluid in uterus.
    FET end of October 2014 cancelled due to fluid in uterus due to possible c-scar defect
    Surgery scheduled 12/12/14 to fix possible isthmocele
    3/26/15 transferred one 8 cell grade 4 embryo and one 6 cell grade 3 embryo = slow rising betas for 2+ weeks = ectopic MTX shot 4/29/15
    Repeat c-scar surgery June 2015
    2nd and last IVF cycle August 2015, stimmed for 12 days, 2 egg retrieved, both mature and both fertilized.  Transferred both 8-cell embryos on Day 3, beta 9/5/15 = BFFN

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  • Oh no! I was going to reccomend maxi dresses lol!!! Glad to hear off the bench, but sorry to hear about lbs- always frustrating!!! Just keep telling yourself, all for a good cause, all for a good cause- and stay away from critical people- you don't need to be judged for that!
    January 2007- Stop BCP! Let's DO this!
    June 2010- MFI. BS. IVF! Ectopic. BS. image

    November 2010- FAILED FET! BS!
    January 2011- BFP FET! TWINS!
    February 2011- lost twin. BS. image

    SEPTEMBER 2011- DD Born! Most awesome girl in the world!

    November 2013- FAILED FET! BS! (screw you November FETs)
    April Fresh Cycle, FAILED. Frozen embryos frozen for future FETs.


    We can't wait to meet you!
    Conception:imageimageimage Potato Love!

    BabyFruit Ticker

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  • mbo109mbo109 member
    Congrats on the good news! It's a great feeling to leave the doc with good news!

    TTC#1 since 2/2011

    m/c 8wks 5/2011

    9/2011-12/2012 Clomid (50, 100, and 150) with no response, Sent to RE Dx: Chronic anovulation

    BFP 2/2012; Sweet Baby Boy 10/25/2012

    BFP 7/22/2013… (Shock!)... m/c 9wks, D&C 8/13/2013

    TTC #2

    Cycle #1: 10/28/2013 100 mg Clomid (day 5-9) …poor response (sono day 10=12mm follicle, day 13=13 mm, day 17=18mm); Ovidrel day 20

    Cycle #2: 12/2/2013 5mg Letrozole (day 3-7) ... poor response (sono day 12=14mm follicle, day 15=15mm, day 17=16mm); Ovidrel day 19

    Cycle #3: 1/5/2014 10mg Letrozole (day 4-8) good response!!! (sono day 13=25mm and 20mm); Ovidrel day 13

    Cycle #4: 2/3/2014 Birth Control 

    Cycle #5 3/3/2014 Birth Control

    Cycle #6 4/3/2014 Natural

    Cycle # 7 5/11/2014 10mg Letrozole (day 3-7) good response (sono day 13=22mg and 2x 16mg); Ovidrel day 13 

    Cycle # 8

  • Yay for being off the bench!! What's OHSS?
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

    TTC #2 since 1/1/13

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  • Good luck this round!
  • Jodee37Jodee37 member
    Yeah for being cleared to play!!!!! the weight gain sucks, i'm sorry. i too was going to say maxi dresses. you know what, everyone can suck it.

    @Bananappeal145 - OHSS is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.  hormone stimulants to trick the ovaries into producing more than one egg can sometimes make the body freak out and lead to an overproduction of eggs or cysts, and associated hormones cause fluid to accumulate in the belly (asictes.) it can be fatal in some cases.
    Me: 36, DH: 36
    DH's SA = normal
    1 tube only wonder
    AFC 3-5, AMH 0.30

    BFP #1 3/29/11.  EDD 12/4/11... Missed m/c 5/9/11. Cytotec fail. D&C 5/17/11.
    BFP #2   7/5/11.  EDD 3/14/12... Our rainbow Kellen born 3/14/12 via c/s.
    BFP #3 5/30/13.  EDD 2/8/14...  6wk u/s HB 126. 8wk u/s lost HB. D&C 7/12/13.
    BFP #4 2/18/14.  EDD 10/30/14... Ruptured ectopic with L tube removed & D&C 3/7/14.
    BFP #5 7/27/14.  EDD 4/9/15...  m/c @ 5w4d.

    IVF #1    Oct 2014 - antagonist protocol: 9R, 7M, 5F. 3dt of 3 Grade 2 embies. BFN. 
    IVF #2    Jan 2015 cancelled due to dominant follicle.  Converted to IUI #1. BFFN
    IVF #2.1 March 2015 cancelled due to dominant follicle.

    BFP #6  (SUPRISE!) 3/19/15.  EDD 11/30/15...  CP at 4w2d.
    IUI #2:    Clomid + Follistim = 3 follies. BFN.
    IVF #2.2 May 2015 - horrible response to micro lupron flare protocol: 3R, 3M, 3F. 3dt of 2 Grade 3 embies. BFFN. 

    BFP #7 (beyond surprised again!) 4/26/16. EDD 1/5/17. beautiful betas!!!! and then near-fatal hemorrhagic corpus luteum. turns out baby was ectopic after all; another lap 5/6 (@24dpo).

    the universe can fuck off.

     "You are overly paranoid and delusional that every one is out to get you." -lastsliverofhope

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    all AL welcome. TTC #2 for 43 44 months.
    follow my infertility journey here at

  • Jodee37 Ah. Yes,  I had that last year (at least that's what my RE said. It was before I started seeing her so she was just going on what I told her about the meds my OB gave me and my symptoms) Either way, It was TERRIBLE. Best to avoid it if at all possible.
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    TTC #2 since 1/1/13

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  • Glad to hear the cysts are cleared up and RE gave you the green light.  Good luck!
    Me: 35 DH: 35 - Married 10 years
    PCOS and MF

    Two failed rounds IUI in 2010
    IVF #1 in 2011 - BFP 8/5/11 - Our IVF miracle was born 4/8/12
    FET 9/23/13; BFP -Twins-10/3/13; EDD 6/10/14; MC 11/1/13; D&C 11/4/13
    FET 3/28/14; BFN - 4/7/14
    IVF #2 - Transfer 2 embryos 11/14/14; BFP 11/24/14 - Beta 265;
    11/26/14 - Beta 612; 11/28/14 - Beta 1263; 12/1/14 - Beta 3571;
    12/3/14 - first u/s - two gestational sacs; 12/17/14 - two healthy heartbeats (132 and 134)
    Our IVF miracles were born 7/16/15

  • Glad to hear you got the green light and some of that weight might still be water weight and bloat from ohss I kept A decent belly for about 12 weeks after getting ohss even tho the cysts had cleared the rest took longer. Good luck and hope those extra lbs get moving on on out, but even if not as @momarazzi007 said it's all for a good cause.

    TTC#1 May 2009- July 2010 on our own with no luck

    Started with RE in August 2010, dx with unexplained IF and then finally our 3rd IUI cycle using Follistim and Trigger resulted in our wonderful little man.  Born 12/2/11

    TTC#2 Never really prevented, but were careful early on as Dr. reccomended

    Surprise BFP 12/16/13, started progesterone immediately as first numbers came back low, but betas were good.  Progesterone wasnt enough. Natural MC 12/24/13.

    Back with RE as of January 2014...

    5/27/14- Chemical Pregnancy :(

    April 2015 IVF#1

    5/13/15- BFP, please stick LO!

    Oh and I'm a major Harry Potter Nerd :)

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