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    I'm a little pre-mature here as I don't have my IVF consult appt. until 5/8 but have been at this TTC thing for a long while now, and am ready to get things underway. I'm hopeful my RE will get us a schedule and on track relatively quickly after the appt. and can maybe plan on ER/ET sometime in late June/early July. Luckily, I've had most of the testing I need.

    Anyway, I have a little anxiety, but mostly I am just excited to try something that gives us real odds. My main issue is Stage III endometriosis--that appears to be our only bar to getting pregnant, and from what I have read, IVF does a good job of bypassing my apparently "toxic pelvis" and keeps my eggs in good shape.

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm sure I will have lots of questions in the future.
    --Erin

    Age: 35
    TTC #1 since 2/2011
    August 2011: After 6 months of trying, all tests including HSG come back great.
    January 2012: Diagnosed with Stage III endometriosis--cleared during surgery
    March 14, 2012: Clomid/IUI #1--BFN
    April 2012: Clomid/IUI #2 --BFN
    June 27, 2012: Start IVF cycle




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    Welcome. We are here to help in anyway we can.

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    Welcome! I hope your stay here is short and sweet
    Me 30 & DH 38 - Married 02/21/2003
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    1st IVF - February/March 2012-Cancelled due to low response
    2nd IVF - March/April-BFN
    Surprise natural BFP on Mother's Day 5/11/2014

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    Welcome!!! I see you're from DSM. I live about 2 hours north of there. Was just there this weekend.

    Good luck with your consult. You are at a good start to have a diagnosis. Feel free to ask us any questions. Someone here will have an answer for you.

    Meg-30 DH-42

    2 IUI's-BFN
    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)

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    Thanks so much everyone! Yeah, Meg, I have "met" a couple people from Iowa on here. Small world! I know....having the diagnosis helps. I admit I was pretty bummed out when I found out, but in the long run, it's better to know what we're up against.
    --Erin

    Age: 35
    TTC #1 since 2/2011
    August 2011: After 6 months of trying, all tests including HSG come back great.
    January 2012: Diagnosed with Stage III endometriosis--cleared during surgery
    March 14, 2012: Clomid/IUI #1--BFN
    April 2012: Clomid/IUI #2 --BFN
    June 27, 2012: Start IVF cycle




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    Welcome and ask away! This board has been a great help to me with the IVF process.

    Okay, it's not really funny, but I got a little chuckle over "toxic pelvis". I have one of those too! I am going to visualize my embryos bypassing my toxic pelvis this time around.

    Good luck with your consult!
    ~Kara~

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    I actually met my best friend on a different IVF forum. She lives near Mpls. You can meet some pretty amazing ladies on the internet. Are you seeing the RE group down there? If so are you seeing Dr. C or Dr. Y?

    Meg-30 DH-42

    2 IUI's-BFN
    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggyrn View Post
    I actually met my best friend on a different IVF forum. She lives near Mpls. You can meet some pretty amazing ladies on the internet. Are you seeing the RE group down there? If so are you seeing Dr. C or Dr. Y?
    Yep. Dr. Y. I like him--but, I haven't done anything tooooooo strenuous yet. He earned my respect when he was pretty insistent that he felt I probably had endo and I was like "noooo, I'm sure I don't." I mainly agreed to the lap to rule it out, go figure!
    --Erin

    Age: 35
    TTC #1 since 2/2011
    August 2011: After 6 months of trying, all tests including HSG come back great.
    January 2012: Diagnosed with Stage III endometriosis--cleared during surgery
    March 14, 2012: Clomid/IUI #1--BFN
    April 2012: Clomid/IUI #2 --BFN
    June 27, 2012: Start IVF cycle




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    Welcome. I used to live in Des Moines (went to Drake for college). I, too, posted on the board a little bit before my RE appt. Didn't really feel like I belonged on the clomid board (though my RE made us do that - unsuccessfully) nor with those with normal fertility. We never found out if I have endometriosis, because I didn't want to have a surgery just for that - thought I might as well try IVF instead. Hope everything works out great for you. And I agree with you that it is exciting to try something that gives real odds.

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    The RE I went to for my last IVF cycle in Mpls said there is a chance I could have endo along with my other DOR/POF with the symptoms I was having. He said he could do a lap to check things out and make a diagnosis but we decided against. We asked if it would change the outcome of IVF or make it more successful and he said no so decided not to go through with it.

    Meg-30 DH-42

    2 IUI's-BFN
    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)

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