This is a place for those of us who
have already started TTC, but have started infertility testing and/or
treatments. You can express your thoughts, feelings, and frustrations on
infertility. TTC can be a long journey naturally, then add in the
difficulties associated with infertility, and it becomes a whole new
ball game. The road to infertility can be lonely, frustrating, and
complicated, so let's make this a place where we can vent, ask
questions, and support one another. Feel free to resurrect this thread
at any point in the week if you have something to say. Treat this as an
Diagnosis (if you've been):
What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment?):
How are things going?:
What's the plan this week? Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Are you traveling or staying close to home? Excited for family time or no?
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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
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...
'21 more bloodwork, AMH is worse (.30), FSH high albeit not
catastrophic at 13.2. hysteroscopy all good. "looks cozy!" says the RE.
'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.
'21 IVF: 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, retrieval yields 5, 4M, 2 reach day-6 blast (4AB & 4BB). 1 low-level mosaic (chr. 3 deletion), 1 complex abnormal. Moving forward w/ FET in Feb for mosaic embryo.