Good luck today Kara!!

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DancingNancy's picture
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Good luck today Kara!!

Keep us updated as you fee like it! T&P for you and your family today.

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Good luck Kara! Lots of T&P your way. KUP Smile

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Good luck! Thinking about you!

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Thanks guys! I saw this post on my phone while sitting in the waiting room and it made me smile.

It went well, I think. My doctor was satisfied, anyway. They were able to get 7 eggs. I don't know yet how many were mature, but the doctor seemed to think at least 5.

I'll know tomorrow how many fertilized. I'm a bit nervous waiting for that news!

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This part is nerve wracking! Hang in there! Smile

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Can't wait until you get a fert. report. Did they tell you when they'd call. Hoping for a few V-day embies for you!

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Good luck Kara !! Sorry im late

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Well, I am a bit upset.

The doctor called me himself later this afternoon, which I knew didn't mean great news.

They retrieved 7 eggs, 5 were good, 2 fertilized, 1 abnormally. Which means I have 1 embryo. He said we will do a 3 day transfer, which they always do when there is only one, so it's nothing to do with what that embryo is looking like. I know it only takes one, but I was hoping for a better chance than this!

I am trying to stay positive, but I just want to cry.

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:bighug: :bighug:

I am so sorry Kara. Please try to stay positive. I know it is very hard but like you said it only takes one. I'll keep you in my T&P.

:bighug: :bighug:

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:bigarmhug: I'm sorry you didn't get the news you were hoping for. I know exactly what you are feeling as I've been through it 3 times. Hoping that this is a very strong embie and will be you baby in 9 months.

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I'm so sorry it didn't go the way you had hoped. It does only take one but I understand that is no consolation right now. Hang in there and try to take care of yourself. I'll continue to keep you and your family in my T&Ps.

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Ditto, sending hugs and prayers. A month ago there was a news story about a woman having a miracle baby with just one sperm and one frozen egg (from Ohio)... miracles happen.

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I am having such a hard time today. I've always felt that positive thinking really helps with physical health, but I'm so upset. I am just feeling like it failed already. So how do I snap out of it by tomorrow? I am scared the one embryo won't even make it to tomorrow. And then if we do transfer it, how do I survive the next two weeks? How do I keep the negative thoughts out?

When I asked the doctor yesterday if there was any hope of this working, he said absolutely, not to lose hope and that single embryo transfers in a person my age work about 50% of the time, with about 33% successful pregnancy rate. I asked if this included 3-day transfers and he said yes, the only reason they keep the embryos to 5 days is when they have several to choose from and there is no increased value to having a single embryo out for the extra 2 days.

This is just so hard.

Thank you all for your concern, and positive thoughts/prayers, it means a lot.

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Big hugs!! You are not out of this yet. There is ALWAYS hope. And hope is such a powerful thing. I know that it's expectation vs. reality at this point but your reality is that you still have a chance. I'm optimistic that the doctor seems optimistic. What time is your transfer tomorrow? Big hugs.

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:bighug: I know it's hard to remain positive when things are looking down. Remember it's not over and there still is a chance.

My 2nd RE always did 3dts when there weren't many embies.

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Kara, hope you are feeling better and things are going well for you. Thinking of you!

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Kara, I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts! How are you doing? :bigarmhug: