as expected was a BFN. I had taken a few tests and all of them had shown up negative. So, I had expected it. I am upset about it and don't really know what to do next. Just gonna mope around for a few days and Ill be fine. From talking to the embryologist looks like my egg quality is getting worse and worse. The blasts that were transfered were poor quality. I gave it my all this cycle, did acupuncture, herbs and yoga. But in the end it didn't work out. I had paid for 2 cycles with the clinic I go to so I have a cycle that I can do within next year. But looking at the way my eggs are, I dont think its worth using my eggs anymore. We will probably go the donor egg route but Im not even sure that I want to do that because in the end they put it back in me and its all on me in the end. Its very stressful. So, we are gonna take some time to think about it on our own. I will not do anything until next year. I will check up on everyone once in a while but mostly will not be posting. Just need to step away. I wish everyone wonderful BFP's and lots of babies.
Anna I am so sorry to hear about the BFN.
Oh crap, honey, I am so so sorry.
My sister has had a similar donor egg talk and it's just rough. She's a similar age to you.
Oh Anna, I am so sorry. I know how that disappoint feels all too well. But I'm so glad you know this is not the end of your journey and you're not giving up. Maybe while you are on this break you can try taking DHEA. I took it for barely 3 months before my 2nd cycle and I had twice as many eggs and while watching them divide and grow they kept telling me how strong and good quality they were-which was so much different from the first cycle (protocol was the same-i actually needed so much less meds as stims went on). We won't ever know for sure if the DHEA is what did it (I also took Royal Jelly) but maybe you want to give your own eggs one more cycle? Just food for thought. Relax, take care of yourself and when you are ready to try again I'm sure the right decision will come to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
i am so very sorry. I will be praying for you
Anna...I'm so sorry. I know how you are feeling and what you are going through as I was in the same place a few months back. It sucks to be 28 and told you have crappy eggs...that's how I felt. It just seems too young. I did try the DHEA when we took our break. With the cycle after taking DHEA I did have a lot more follies and 12 eggs retrieved compared to 10 and 6. I still only had 2 mature eggs. Like Cindy said, we don't know if it was the DHEA that resulted in the increased number of follies. Take time and enjoy your break (if you can). DH and I took an 8 month break between our 2nd and our last cycle. It was still hard for me to relax and forget about things as I wanted to jump right back onto a cycle. I hope both of you can come to a decision that you feel is right for the both of you. PM me if you want to talk about things.
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)
oh man, anna..... I'm so saddened to hear this... i hope that you take a much needed break, figure out the next steps and know that we're all still here for you...... i wish you peace....
I'm so sorry Anna. That is so hard to take after all you put into an IVF cycle. I hope that you take some time to take care of yourself, and that you then are able to clear your head a bit and figure out the best route to building your family. Big hugs and best wishes to you....
I'm so sorry to hear this news.
Take care of yourself. Definitely stepping away for awhile can help, but we'll be here when you need us.
I'm so sorry