Are you just starting the IF Treatment process? Starting fertility meds and/or an October IUI cycle? Come and chat so we can all obsess together!
Last edited by celticbandgeek; 10-03-2011 at 03:41 PM.
I'm going to get an EKG & Chest X-Ray next week, it's needed for my hysterogram. Think that test will be around mid-to-end of October. Then it's onto a mock cyle prior to IVF donor cycle. Of course, depends on finding a donor. (I did a bad thing today, ordered a really expensive pair of boots! The BFN monster made me do it.)
This is my first cycle on a treatment cycle with an RE. We tried 4 months on Clomid with my OB with no success. I am on Femara and will be getting a trigger shot on Thursday so hoping this is our month and we don't have to move to the next step. Hope this is the month for all of us!
DH Andrew, 31
TTC #1 since April 2010
3 IUIs = BFNs
9/12 IVF #1= BFN
12/12 IVF #2= BFN
That darn BFN monster! It has made me buy many things over the last year and a half. (That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it! )
AFM - Well, on to IUI cycle 2 for me. I was very bummed with the craziness over the weekend and yesterday. But, I've been SO sick with sinus infection/bronchitis for the last few days, with the worst yesterday afternoon and overnight, and on a whole raft of drugs to deal with it....I'm actually relieved to not be worrying about the negative impact it could have been having. I am STILL running a temp if I go too long without Tylenol. Hoping to feel a little more normal tomorrow.
Thursday I go for the first set of b/w and u/s for the next cycle. Then back to the lovely Follistim injections. Hoping for a response this cycle that doesn't look exactly like a natural cycle would have!
Jean, are you allergic to honey? I'm back to taking the Royal Jelly/Bee Pollen, teaspoon a day, because it's cold & flu season. I swear, last winter I hardly got sick plus I got my BFP so it's a double bonus of helping fertility and keeping us healthy.
Bad news about house selling, house across the street just went up for sale and it's hard to compete with it. We may just take our house off the market and put our $$$ into the Donor IVF. I kind of feel like:"Hey, let's just get pregnant first and then worry about moving". It's such a stinky housing market right now, super frustrating. We know we can buy a gorgeous house with a 3 car garage and an acre of land but can't unload this one.
No, not allergic to honey. I actually have some Royal Jelly that I got last year after you got your BFP. I took it for awhile, but stopped. I'll have to give it a try again. At this point, I'm just desperate to stay healthy this winter!
Ugh on the selling of the house. It is such an amazingly crummy market. We have a house across the street that has been on the market for several years now. I'm not sure what the owners finally decided to do, but they actually moved all their stuff out this week even though they still have it for sale. Every once in awhile I hear about somebody selling their house quickly, but not all that often. I think focusing on the IVF first makes a lot of sense...one stress at a time! Hopefully all the pieces will fall into place for you!
There are some houses here empty but I'd be worried about someone breaking in or something. After I posted earlier, my realtor called & someone is coming by tomorrow night! He also said the family that looked on Sunday really loved our house but they're still looking around. DH says that it's a good thing the guy across is selling, he's asking $600k but it's done really nice since he's a contractor. If he does sell for a lot, it'll bring the value of our house up. Although I doubt he'll get that much for this area despite how fancy it is inside.
If we do move, we'll still be able to get to the IVF clinic via Rt. 78, it'll just take 45 mins versus 30 mins, no biggie.
Ooooohhh....I've got my fingers crossed for you! That is awesome that you have interested people. Ugh on the drive to the clinic, but hopefully it'll be worth it!
Had my first b/w and u/s for the next cycle this morning. 7 follies<10 on the left, and 6 on the right. They are starting me on the same dose of meds as last cycle, which I'm feeling really frustrated about. But, I suppose I'll give it the 2nd cycle to see if the results are exactly the same again before I have too much of a fit about it. I'm actually feeling generally crabby and frustrated about the whole process right now, but I think it is mostly because of being tired from being sick. It just isn't what I want to be doing in order to make a baby.
Well, had my first b/w and u/s for this round this morning. It was SUCH an awful morning all around...the place was so packed. I was there for over an hour and a half!!!! I thought I'd have a ton of time to get breakfast and coffee before heading to school...but I ended up just making it in time.
The u/s showed basically no progress at all. About the same <10 follies on both sides, with one on the right (of course...the side that may or may not be blocked) that was barely 11. Grrr... It was my non-professional but "I-Know-My-Cycle" opinion last month that the dose of Follistim I was on did absolutely nothing that my body wouldn't have done on its own. One follie, growing at a normal pace, O-ing...maybe...a day earlier due to the trigger shot. Well, this morning must have finally made it obvious to the RE that once again the meds aren't doing anything. So they FINALLY made a dosage change. They doubled it. I definitely feel better that they're not just "waiting out" these IUIs in order to get to the IVF. Now to wait and see if they get the desired response.
How frustrating! Glad they upped your meds though. I'm afraid to even ask what time you got up this morning???
I went to the hospital this morning to get my EKG & Chest X-Ray done, took two hours. Now just waiting for AF to start so I can book my hysteroscopy.