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TTCA 35 WEEKLY CHECK IN 4/2/18


Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment)

CD, CD/DPO (if applicable):

What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):

Rants/Raves
:

Questions for the group:

GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to?

What are you grateful for this week? 





Me 38 & DH 43 
***TW 1 MC 1998**
TTC # 1 2017

MFI/Septate Uterus

Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




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Re: TTCA 35 WEEKLY CHECK IN 4/2/18

  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): awaiting IVF in May

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): *maybe* CD1? spotting this am (1 day later than usual but at least not a week early like last month!)

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?): prenatals, Vit D, CoQ10

    Rants/Raves
    : Aaaaaand, it's snowing again!! It's beautiful but I just don't want to shovel it anymore! Especially if I'm going to be cramping today! Thankfully, DH is working from home today so maybe I can bribe him to get out there and do it by baking brownies! LOL!

    Questions for the group: 
    Talk to me about progesterone! Q1: Does *everyone* that does IVF have to take this or is it a case-by-case basis? Q2: What's your plan: PIO or suppositories & why?

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to? Look, I'm old and can't remember back that far, LOL! It was either the Dave Matthew Band at Giants Stadium or The Tibetan Freedom Fest at Randall's Island. Both were great, although at DMB we had nose-bleed seats and even the huge jumbo-tron screens were barely visible! The Freedom Fest was amazing but I passed out in the line waiting to get in. No food/drink & hot sun is not a good combo. My bf at the time though he gave me bad drugs (I know, I know...young and dumb!) but I was just really dehydrated! Once I came to, I was fine and went on to trip the day away and watch the Beastie Boys perform on  stage a few feet away from me! I literally got pushed back to the barricade & pulled up/out of the crowd due to the intense mosh pit that had formed. Ahhh, those were the days! How did I survive my 20s???

    What are you grateful for this week? 
    Happy Easter & Passover to those who celebrate! Although I was feeling stressed about having my dad & his SO at my SIL's for Easter, it was fine. Thankfully there were 34 people there so they diluted having to spend time with her. I did feel the need, initially, to spend a lot of time with them, but then I just let that go and walked away to chat with my other family. They were fine without me & enjoyed themselves. DS usually won't leave my dad's side so I worried about that but, he didn't do that today and spent lots of time with other family too. All is well!
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

    ndz2018ChasingTheDog purplefan1

  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): WFFET

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD 13

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?): Prenatals, CoQ10, Vit c, and D

    Rants/Raves
    : YUP its snowing here again too! My H phone started going off at 4:20am this morning with his workers asking if job were still running(he owns a trucking biz .. like the skyscrapers you see in NYC, well his company takes the soil, dirt etc from and to sites when they break ground) .... mind you at 4:20am there was NOTHING on the ground! I am was soooo pissed off! It didnt stop then either ... 445, 510, 530 finally i got up and went on the couch. slept maybe another half hour. Needless to say i'm a tad cranky today.

    Questions for the group:


    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to? It was a very long time ago but I was 13 and it was the Grateful Dead lol I went with my older sister and her friends. and @mich_elle&nbsp; Yup there was plenty of tripping going on at that concert too!!! First time I ever took a hit of acid my sister gave me a half a tab and was like DO NOT GET LOST  LOL we had an amazing time!! AAHHH to be young again.

    What are you grateful for this week?
    I am grateful that H and I went out for our own Easter dinner last night. It was a much needed date night and I got to get drunk one last time before my FET!

    @mich_elle&nbsp; I'll be doing PIO and Endometrium inserts. Why, idk but i'm sure there is a method to the madness for that much progesterone. I just do what they tell me too lol


    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




    ChasingTheDog purplefan1
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  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): TWW 

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): 6 DPO

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):
    We had IUI last week. Taking progesterone suppositories 

    Rants/Raves
    :went to MI to spend weekend with my family!  Heading home now.  

    Questions for the group:

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to?Bangles, Howard Jones or Thompson twins.  I think I was in the 6th grade and I saw all 3 that summer not sure which order.  

    What are you grateful for this week? I’m glad I got an extra day with family and it will make this work week short!  I’m not crazy yet with symptom spotting but give me a day.  The only I noticed was for two days after IUI I felt like this electric wave in my uterus 24/7 and then it stopped.  In two years of TTC, I haven’t ever had that feeling but I’m sure it was in my head 
    ChasingTheDog purplefan1
  • @mich_elle IVF will be here before you know it!  I can’t speak about progesterone with IVF but every since I started shots with IUI I have taken progesterone suppositories.  I don’t know if it had to do with the meds or what.  I never really asked.  
  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment):   we are preventing until I get my health and energy back to where it was

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable):

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?):  Currently I backed off lots of supplements until I talk to my doctors so currently only taking multivitamin

    Rants/Raves
    : I wanted an extra hour sleep so I had DH get DD ready for school today - thankful for that and hoping it helps with my overall energy feeling.  Sorry for your lack of sleep @ndz2018&nbsp; - that is the absolute worst IMO.  I have the appt with my internal medicine doc today - finally!  This afternoon.  And my CM is returning to normal.  Clomid really dried it out that month, a little bit more the next cycle and I know for sure this was my fertile week because it came out multiple times over the last few days.

    Questions for the group: 
    Anyone ever try those shakeology shakes just for snacks - not weight loss.  I got a sampler pack but saw there were quite a few herbs in there so I was a little nervous to take it considering when I last took the adaptogen I got tummy upset.

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to?    Smashing pumpkins with my BFF when we were in HS

    What are you grateful for this week? 
    For hopefully the sun to come out on Wens.  We got snow yesterday!  I couldn't believe it.  Just Friday last week I was walking at a trail enjoying the beautiful jacket weather.


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    purplefan1

  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): FET tomorrow! <3 

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD 21

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?): PNV, folate, Ubiquinol, Brotemain (pineapple core), fiber. Esterase / PIO

    Rants/Raves
    : Tomorrow is FET...now to get this house cleaned so it doesn't drive me crazy. Doctor said no housework after FET, so just that alone will make me want to do it lol

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to? Janie Frickie when super little, like 4. 

    What are you grateful for this week? Grateful to finally be at this point of my fertility journey. Plus it'll be 74 tomorrow, so staying warm won't be an issue, but still will wear fuzzy socks for good measure. :)

    @mich_elle All doctors will put you on progesterone up until 12 weeks after your transfer if you fall pregnant. Even for my CP, my doctor put me on it in hopes to save the pregnancy. I do PIO injections because didn't want the mess of suppositories being you do them more than once a day. I've done them before and remember it felt like there was lotion in my crotch...sorry TMI! Plus PIO is a lot cheaper than suppositories and insurance will come a good amount of it. 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    purplefan1
  • Good luck @kristimh80 that’s exciting.  I hope all goes well tomorrow!!!
    kristimh80
  • That's great @kristimh80&nbsp; - Best of luck tomorrow!
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    kristimh80
  • Thanks ladies!! It still hasn't sunk in yet what's really happening. So today I'm cleaning to keep my mind calm lol
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @kristimh80 UGH they have me on PIO and suppositories  :(

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




  • @ndz2018 No bueno! I have some compounded suppositories. I've toyed with the idea of using them as well just during the FET timing. 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • Status: WTO... after my surprise period I’m peeing on an OPK every day till I get a positive cause who the f knows what’s even happening anymore. Can’t bring myself to track my BBT. Too lazy. I’m going to invent a tampon-like thermometer that you insert at night and it takes your temp no matter if your awake then syncs with Bluetooth to your phone and basically I have to do nothing other than insert it and wash it off. I don’t want to say I’m a genius buuuuuuutttttttt..... I mean..... genius right? :p

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?) prenatal vitamins 

    Rants/Raves
    : my dog died a few months in a tragic and horrible accident and I miss her a lot. Ive been really feeling her loss a lot lately... which I know sounds silly but she was the best dog. We used to compete together and I really want a relationship like that again but I don’t know if I’ll ever have it again 

    Questions for the group:

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to? I’m loving everyone’s responses! Mine was Aerosmith 

    What are you grateful for this week? 
    my bad cat adjusting to the meds and him being slightly less neurotic 
    purplefan1
  • Good luck today @kristimh80
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

  • @ndz2018 Oh, I'd be super cranky too if I was woken up every 20 minutes starting that early! Grateful Dead...nice! And, uh, you're doing *BOTH*?!? Jeez, you're a trooper. I'll be looking for your feedback on that  ;)

    @Mack2342 Wow, those are all amazing concerts!! Lucky! Thanks for your feedback about the P. What will you do to distract yourself during your TWW? FX for you!

    @vlagrl29 Loved SP back in the day-that concert must have been awesome! Talk about baby steps to feeling better again, GL.

    @kristimh80 Thanks for your feedback about the P. Trying to get the consensus here so I know what to think about going into IVF in May. Again, GL today!

    @ChasingTheDog Um, that idea is genius! LOL! I'm so sorry about your pupper and hope you find peace soon. They're family and the loss is very hard. (((hugs))) My schnoodle, Harvey, & my black lab, Zachary, visited me in my dreams the other night. It was amazing to see them again. When I woke up, I was filled with a sense of love and happiness that was, of course, mixed with sadness as they've since passed over the rainbow bridge many years ago. They never leave you though. (((hugs)))
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

    ndz2018
  • @kristimh80 good luck today!

    @mich_elle I usually am good until about 9DPO then I start POAS.  I have friends coming to town this weekend so that will help with the distraction 
  • @ChasingTheDog we lost our  Rescue dog back in Feb and our golden back in 2016 and i still feel their losses every day. Last night I took Our other dog out and walked down to tree we used to walk our Sweet rescue dog too and just broke down in tears. It’s not silly!!! At all! Our dogs are literally our family... most of the time better than family they love you so unconditionally!! It’s an amazing feeling. I’m sorry you lost your doggie in an accident :( but don’t ever minimize your feelings because she was a dog.. you loved her and that’s what matters most. 

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




  • I'm so sorry for you loss @ChasingTheDog - that must have been super hard.  We have 2 dogs and I can't imagine loosing either of them.

    @mich_elle - here is another baby step that happened this morning.  I did not get nauseated or dry heave.  I take it 1 day at a time and I consider this progress and hoping this part continues. 

    I was not impressed with the internal doctor - he wasn't very personable.  He does want to test my TSH, T4, 8am cortisol, and mono.  He also wanted to do a 2 hour glucose test to check blood sugars but I'm going to pass on that for now.  It sounds dreadful.  My naturopath has a blood order for me I need to do this week and she has insulin on there so I think that is good enough.  If my ENdo wants to do glucose I'll do it then.
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  • Thanks ladies!!! <3<3<3 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    ndz2018Momifbysea
  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): I hope it is ok I am jumping on here! I am back to TTC *TW* I just found out my betas are going back down so I am losing this pregnancy. Going to go back in next Tuesday for a blood test to make sure hcg is back to zero. Focusing more on future months instead of current loss because I can only control some things in life. I'm 36 with one live birth and 1 MMC prior to birth and 2 CPs post birth.

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD2

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?): I have been on prenatals for what feels like forever. I am going to ask my doctor his thoughts on baby aspirin once I ovulate again. He has mentioned it in the past and I was reading about it last night. I found it odd that both times I got pregnant in this last year i was on ibuprofen for tooth pain. Most months I wont take ANYTHING during the TWW except prenatal. So maybe the anti-inflammatory is doing something for me?

    Rants/Raves
    : I still get irrationally frustrated by people who just "fall pregnant". And I feel so bad about it. It isn't their fault that it happens easily for them and it isn't my fault that it doesn't. Oh, also rant-if you are going to ask me "are you having more?" And "if you want more, you should get on that. You aren't getting any younger" then you had better also be willing to have the conversation about the years I am spending TTC and how not that simple it is for some people. 

    Rave- my partner who is amazingly supportive and somehow knows all of the right things to say and do during both times of loss and times of celebration on this journey.

    Questions for the group: 
    Any tips for improving health while TTC? I've been on a weight loss journey for months now with the goal to move to overweight instead of obese. I figure the best thing I can do for my body is get all sorts of healthy with food and exercise right now (it also means if there is a problem the doctor is more likely to investigate than to say try losing weight). Any apps anyone uses that they love or any exercise things that are go to for health and stress relief?

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to? Wallflowers! I think I was a freshman in high school. I went and saw Dave Matthew's Band and ended up falling in love with their opener O.A.R. and they have been my favorite band now since 2004. I've seen O.A.R. so many times in concert including an outdoor one in my town (which they had never played at before) when my kiddo was 3 months old. So her very first concert was O.A.R.

    What are you grateful for this week?
    Being able to drink coffee again for a bit. Silver linings on everything over here.

  • @vlagrl29 I've been missing in action but I drink shakology everyday it has done wonders for me. I don't drink it for weight loss but rather for nutrients and all the other benefits. 
  • @vlagrl29 ps I've been drinking it for about 3 years now.
  • @purplefan1 Hey! Of course it’s ok! Welcome sorry to hear about your losses and girl you’re preaching to the choir on people just “falling pregnant” in this group! Most of us are moving to IVFs lol which I am One of those and we’re trying for our 1st at 37 and my H is 43. Our FET is on 4/10. 

    @kristimh80 Hoping that little girl snuggles right in your uterus for the next 8.5 months!!  

    @vlagrl29 Oh man! Did you tell the Dr that this all started when you did the round of Clomid? Does he think it could still be having residual effect from Feb?

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




    purplefan1kristimh80
  • Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): TWW 

    CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD26

    What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?): Prenat and vitamin D

    Rants/Raves
    : this cold weather in April it's supposed to be Spring

    Questions for the group:

    GTKY:  what was the first concert you went to? Bon Jovi when I was 13 and haven't missed a show since

    What are you grateful for this week? Vacation!!! 2 more days of work then we leave Saturday morning. The day we leave they are calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow and when we land it's 87 and sunny
    ndz2018kristimh80
  • @Mack2342 Yay for friends! GL!

    @vlagrl29 At least it's progress in the right direction!

    @purplefan1 Welcome and I'm sorry for your losses (((hugs))). I like your mindset of looking forward to next steps as I think that's helpful too. Side note: you and I are on the same cycle :::high five CD2!::: aaaand I'm friggin miserable, LOL! Oh, and my alter-ego is Bitter Betty, so you're not alone hunny. "Oh, you got pregnant without even trying, well it's that fucking great!" It's rough being around me lately. I feel you on the weight loss things...I'm obese and I need to get a letter of clearance from my PCP & MFM in order to move forward with IVF in May :::eye roll::: And, apparently, getting an appointment to meet with the friggin Pope is easier than getting an appointment at MFM! Mine's finally scheduled for next Tuesday. Ugh, I need a letter bc I'm fat...cause I wasn't already feeling like crap about all of this!

    @Labluver2 enjoy your vakay!
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

    purplefan1ndz2018
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    @ndz2018 - I did and he thinks they side effects should be outta my system which I know they are but this is what is leftover for me.  I really believe it is adrenal fatigue as I talked to a GF last night and we totally bonded about how tired we always are and how we crash mid afternoon no matter what.  I've fallen asleep in DH's car a couple times.  my naturopath said i basically had a bad reaction to it.

    @Labluver2&nbsp; - good to see you again!  My friend told me the shakes would give me more energy and level out my blood sugars.  I'm just a little scared to take it right now since the adaptogens I was taken upset my stomach and these shakes have adaptogens in them.  But if I have several days of no morning nausea i may try them.
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    ndz2018
  • @vlagrl29 the vegan ones are gentler on the stomach if your sensitive start with 1/2 scoop or 1/2 a packet. It really does help with energy level. I don't have problems with my sugar but I know people it has helped with that as well.
  • @mich_elle yesssssss. Bitter Betties unite! They had better give you that letter. Exciting about IVF in May!!! 

  • Kind of a weird rave here - It's day 2 of no morning nausea or dry heaving fx my body will start adjusting again.  I go to my naturopath today for some adjustments and to talk to her.  I want to make sure my cell phone isn't causing any issues and anything else she can check for maintenance.  I also went in to get my blood drawn for TSH T4 Mono and Cortisol.  I'll find the results out tomorrow.  They wanted to do a 2 hour glucose test but I really don't want to.  The lady taking my blood said it makes you sick and you should take the day off work.

    We are visiting my step FIL tonight in the hospital.  He has to have a quadrupedal bypass.  we saw him last night too.  Kind of crazy scary!
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  • @kristimh80 I've been thinking about starting a May 2018 IVF thread over on the IF board. I noticed the April spreadsheet you've got in your siggy. Did you create that? I wonder if something like that for IVF (vs FET) would be helpful-I think it would be. Could you tell me more about it? TIA!
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

  • Some people have problems with the glucose test and some don't. I think part of the problem is the fasting you have to do before hand and then you are chugging what feels like pure sugar on an empty stomach. So most report light headedness and nausea from that. Many of my friends come prepared with snacks to eat directly after the test is completed.

    Full honesty, I loved the drink. Nom.

  • @mich_elle You should totally start a May IVF board! I started one for April because I noticed no one had done one and knew people needed it :) One of the other girls started the spreadsheet. I'm sure you could pretty much copy and paste ours for your outline and do one. I added it to my signature due to the girl that started it got benched. She's actually benched till May so maybe able to help you on it since will be in your group! Her name is @roisis :)
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    ndz2018
  • Great, thanks @kristimh80! Now that you mention it, I do remember her putting that up on one of the other threads (I've now read the Feb., Mar. & April IVF threads from start to finish...that took a few days!) 
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

    kristimh80
  • well I'm happy for 3 consecutive days of not being sick in the morning.  I'm hopeful this is the upside and it continues to get better.  I had more energy yesterday and today I don't feel as tired.  My naturopath said I'm making great improvments.  I am still planning on seeing the Endo next week.  GL to all you IVF ladies.
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  • AF showed today CD 28 I'm actually happy about it bc I will only have it a few days of vacations and my worse days will be tomorrow and Saturday. First time in years I actually wanted it to show up early. 

    @vlagrl29 glad your feeling better

    kristimh80
  • @vlagrl29 SO happy to hear this! FX it keeps going  :#

    @Labluver2 Serious, that's kind of a good thing!
    Me: 42, dx: DOR (AFC: 5), low AMH (0.163), blocked tube, fibroid
    DH: 44, dx: ED (uses Cialis), low count/motility (17 million/44%)
    ~Our History~
    2012: April married <3 , begin TTC
    2013: Jan: BFP #1, mc at 11 weeks (Trisomy 10), D&E :'( ; Nov: HSG=blocked right tube, SHG=polyp, fibroid
    2014: April: polypectomy; May-Nov: TTC, Dec.= BPF #2, DS born 8/28/15 via C-section <3
    2016: Oct.-Dec.: TTC 
    2017: Feb.-Aug: benched due to Zika virus threat (Feb.=trip to Philippines) :( , Sept.-Dec.: TTC
    2018: Jan.-Apr.: TTC
              May: IVF #1 w/ ICSI/AH: 6R, 3M, 2F; day 3 transfer of both embies; poor quality (E1=grade 3, E2=grade 4)

    May 2018 IVF Spreadsheet:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9syRZY17j2PF-UgdBpU70DPPY2EplxXNHw4Trc-G4g/edit?usp=sharing

  • Ugh guys due to a death in the family my FET will have to wait. Had book tickets and flying across the county this weekend. Won’t be back by tue so called my nurse we’ll bring on AF and start all over again ...  :(  sigh 

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1 male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics(MORE FEMALES)

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - 11/6/18 = BFP , EDD 7/25/19




  • @ndz2018 ((hugs)) again even thought I've already talked to you earlier. I see you and bunch of familiar friends are on the May thread so I'll be "lurking - stalking" you guys! :) Hope your trip goes well! I'm sure your mother will be very thankful to have you with her during this time.

    @mich_elle You've had quite the read if you've been ready all those threads! LOL Lord know I know I spend 1/2 my time on them  :D:D:D

    @Labluver2 Yay for CD 1!! 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • Ugh sorry @ndz2018. Sorry for your loss.

    im so bloated today and have no idea why.

    the first thing I saw this morning on FB was a friend on mine had committed suicude. Makes me sad. He was bipolar and really struggled the last year and half. 
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  • @ndz2018 sorry for your loss and the fact you had to postpone your FET. 

    @vlagrl29 sorry to hear about your friend. It's so sad that people feel the need to end thier life. 
    ndz2018
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