Thanks Metta! I have no self control and did POAS and it was of course BFN and I was bummed but today I am still hopeful!
Jo - I just read that you're moving onto IVF!!!!! I'm excited for you, and I hope you only have to go through it once. Good luck!
p.s. your posts crack me up.
Hoping for the best today!
Hoping you get your BFP!!!!
I am so sorry to hear of your negative Beta Lisa. I really hope the doc has some reasons as to why this happened and a good plan to move forward.
I'm really sorry Lisa. I kept looking for your post today. I was thinking of you!
thanks girls - I was really brief today - I will write more after I've had a little time, but we really are doing ok. I wish Jon wasn't out of town this weekend. I had to tell him over the phone which really sucked.
Lisa, again, I am so very sorry....
Lavender444, I am so sorry.
I understand that it gets so much harder cycle after cycle.
I agree that the words 'fun' and 'stress free' do not apply to unmedicated cycles when you're struggling with fertility issues. In my case they make the stress worse, since it feels like a waste of time.
We're off to IVF partly because we can't take the 'fun' or 'stress free' anymore.
I wish you luck with wherever your journey takes you..
Jo - thanks so much for your kind words...I hope your IVF journey brings you every happiness at its end.
Amber...I'm so sorry. I wish there was something I could do or say to help (((HUGS)))
I'm really sorry Amber. I know that doesn't make things better, but I just wanted you to know that you're surrounded by a great group of ladies who understand and are here to listen.
Lisa, I'm so, so sorry this didn't work. I'm glad you're doing okay (and you know it's okay if you're not doing okay, too). Big huge hugs to you and Jon.
Jo - I think it's amazing you didn't just break down right there. I would have lost it completely with those back-to-back comments.
I've wondered about the "it'll be your turn" before, too. It implies that there's some kind of waiting line (I'm clearly at the back of it). But what about all the people who get preggo right away? What did they do to deserve skipping the line? Why aren't we going in order?
I know people are trying to be sympathetic and don't know what else to say, but my mom was right: if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Ruth - how about the people that were ahead of you in line and are somehow now onto baby #2 - that's starting to happen to me...must be a different line...?
Thanks everyone. This cycle ending hit me particularly hard because the RE cut me off of more IUI’s. He says we’ve expired that route. I know that is true but I just liked living in the fantasy world where IUI still might work.
Lisa - I am so sorry about the beta! Jon’s friend said it perfectly…never have words rang so true.
Jo- I’m sorry that women was so insensitive. I would have had to walk out! It is amazing what people think they can say.
Missy- Those commercials drive me crazy too. Those and the Planned Parenthood ones. Thank God for TIVO. Now I can just FF through those all.
So THAT'S the problem! :roll: Darn it, I've been in the wrong stinkin line! Where am I supposed to go to get in the righ one?
Jo!!! After all you've been through, you deserve this break (finally!). CONGRATS!!!!!!! Maybe this is the beginning of positive things for you.
Ruth - so good that we can still laugh!!!
jo - I hope this is just the beginning of a long string of good things for you!
Awwww......thanks ladies. So much.
I hope it is too.
Amber - your clomid thievery had me cracking up!
Amber, I too have often been naughty with the CLomid.
And will continue to in cycles where we can't do IVF.
You're right, it's daft to give an infertile woman a prescription with 5 repeats to issue (in my case)!
Oh Lisa....I am so sorry. It sucks to get to page nine of a ttc journal in such rough curcumstances.
You poor thing.
I've just managed to produce NO follicles on this dose of clomid (never happened before), and in combination with my wonky LP I'm starting to worry about my eggs. (In addition to the PCOS and MFI)
Will we ever get there?
I didn't start the journal till I started IVF, so there's a whole year that's not even in there...that really bums me out.
I'm told we'll get there...we just have to wait and see. I'm apparently a slow-mover...who knew?
Jo- I am so sorry how disappointing your u/s must have been!! While reading your journal I was trying to decide which is worse, not Oing at all or Oing perfectly and still not ever getting pg…I decided they both suck!
I am so impressed you are handling TTC with going to med school!! I was supposed to start the PA program in Fall of 2006 but I took myself off because I didn’t think I would be able to handle it. My hats off to you for doing it all!!
Lisa- I am right there with you. My journal is about to be 9 pages in the next few posts. I hate looking over this board and seeing how many long journals there are. My heart just breaks for all of us who have to go month after month of heartache.
thanks Amber - I'm always watching your journal, too. I'm sad for us long-timers, but so glad that we aren't out here alone!
I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
I hope this next month goes by fast for you and you get to jump back on the ttc wagon really soon!!
Thanks Cali... this is going to be the longest month ever!!!
I really hope this cycle is it for you *HUGS*
Amanda - I was so happy to see your BFP when it happened and I want you to know I am sorry for your loss.
Amber- I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. You journal today had me in tears. and its true. Sometimes something happens that makes us remember how special life is. Take care of yourself and catch that eggy!
Amber - I was thinking about you this morning and just read your journal. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and I really hope that your dad and vet get well soon. Bad things do seem to come in 3's ~ I hope this is it for you for a LONG time!!
:bigarmhug: :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:
Like Cali, I hope for really good things for you just around the corner, I am sorry you are experiencing so many tough things all at once like this...
*HUGS* Amber... talk about a LOT going on! I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend! I hope your dad and vet get well soon!
Cali: OMG!!! I'm sooo keeping everything crossed for you!!!
Amanda & Jo :bighug: Thinking of you guys!
ditto what Diane said, ladies...(hugs)
Back at'cha *both*..... wonderful ladies!
What a terrible evening you had. I will be thinking of you tmw. Hoping the doc tells you what it is you need to hear.
It was - interesting - I hope to update more tonight!
Ruth - your chart looks awesome! Fingers crossed for you!
Ruth- I am praying hard for you!! I want to hear that little bean is safe in your uterus and you go on to have a healthy pregnancy!
Congrats Ruth - I know you are scared, but hang in there! You'll be in our prayers!
Thanks girls. Fingers crossed for at least another week.
Jo- Your journal cracks me up! I love reading it. I also love your chart, it seems pretty fool proof! Iâ€™m keeping everything crossed that IVF works for you!!
Ruth- I am praying hard for you! Be sure to update when you get your beta back.
Metta- Sorry things are so frustrating! I hope you either get a peak tomorrow with a positive OPK or that you Oâ€™d on CD 12, in which case you BD timing looks great!!
Lisa- 4 is a good numberâ€¦.Its my favorite. Hereâ€™s hoping it is lucky for you. Congrats on the new car!! That is so exciting! What did you get?
Thinking of you with your beta, Ruth. Good luck.
thinking of you today Ruth!
And Jo - congrats to you too! Welcome to my sandbox, come on over and play!
I just wanted to write a quick hello. I'm glad I found this board! I gain strength through you ladies! I hope all of our stays here come to an end soon!
Congrats Ruth on the great numbers! I was so happy to see your post.
I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you Amber. Update soon!
Lisa - I'm with Amber on 4 being the lucky number!!! Plus, you got a fun new car. What did you get?
Thanks, Missy - I hope so, too!
I got an Infiniti G35 - I can't believe it's mine! It's so pretty - I'll have to upload a pic!
Hey Shannon! Glad to see you here. Hopefully your stay is short.