Well they say timing is everything, right? Hopefully my IVF timing is being used up to bring me my BFP because the timing of this board is pretty bad. Where is everyone? I've been lurking for years and there has always been so much activity and participation but now I'm finally doing it's mostly crickets chirping
So I thought I'd start a thread for those few of us doing cycles now or preparing for cycles to post updates, ect. Hope someone replies so I don't feel like a loser (wink wink)
So today is Day 8 of Stims. I've been taking 20/iu Suprefact (Lupron) in the morning and 150/iu Ginal F in the evening. Today's US/BW showed that I have 4 follies on the right with the largest 3 measuring 13mm, 11mm, 11mm and 7 follies on the left with the largest 3 measuring 12mm, 11mm, 9mm. My E2 is 1,739 and my Lining is 10. Doctor was very happy with that so I am doing 2 more days of Gonal F at 150, then another US/BW on Wednesday morning. He thinks I will most likely have the retrieval on Saturday or Monday. My acupuncture doctor thinks Monday. We shall see.
Last week's side effects were bad. But now I'm feeling better, still very dry mouth even though I drink water constantly.
I'm getting pretty excited about the possibility of all of this actually working. I know better than to expect success but I also want to allow myself the chance to enjoy this experience and feel hope again.
Thanks for listening/reading xo
We're not cycling until Jan, but I'm totally stalking all of you. Good luck!
This board goes in spurts of being busy. I'm done with IVF but I still frequent this board. I just can't stay away from it. I love to cheer everyone one. I hope this cycle is it for you. Looks like things are headed in the right direction.
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)
Aww, thanks Ladies! I was really just joking around about the lack of activity. I totally understand. There have been times when I wanted nothing to do with thinking about getting pregnant, you know? But now that we're doing this, I'm really excited. But also nervous. We live overseas far away from family so it's not always easy. Also, since it's my first time, I hope for some of you experts to let me know if something with my cycle seems "weird", you know?
Anyway, I really appreciate the support- thank you! xo
I've been MIA for a while... but we started Progesterone for our next cycle (progesterone withdrawal). My last dose is tomorrow... hopefully AF will arrive this weekend and on Day 2 I start stims. woo hoo! I'm hoping for ER around Aug. 4-6th. This will be our last attempt at this so hopefully things work out.
bluelotus: let us know how it goes tomorrow! Good luck!
Yay! That means retrieval is right around the corner! Having those little embies to obsess over is much more fun than just doing shots and looking at ultrasounds. Makes things a little more real. It sounds like everything is growing great, I'll be thinking of you!
Bisksprout: I knew your next cycle was coming soon, Aug will be here in no time Are you staying on the same protocol?
Brenda & Scott
Been MIA, too. This cycle snuck up on me. We were only half planning it, but things seemed to fall into place so we ran with it. Started Lupron on 6/27 for a medicated FET. Started progesterone 7/17 (Sunday) for a planned FET 7/21. Starting to get nervous because we only had two to freeze and I'm afraid they won't survive the thaw. At least they said to call that morning to check before making the drive. So if the news is bad I'll be at home when I find out. This is pretty much our last shot, so I hope it works. Good luck to all of you. I'm going to try to be a better board-mate
Carolyn: good luck with your FET tomorrow! KUP!
Brenda: I'm on a different protocol this time around. No Lupron. I'm doing a progesterone withdrawal protocol (which I've been wanting to do since my 2nd cycle, but that's another story). On progesterone for 7 days... then wait for AF. Start stims (Follistim and Menopur) and antibiotic on Day 2. Then they'll add Ganirelix, probably around day 5 or 6 of stims. fun fun fun... not looking forward to doing 3 shots a day, I had a hard enough time with 2... but it's short term. I can handle it for 11-ish days
Rachel: are you out there? won't you be starting a new cycle soon? *HUGS*
Good luck everyone. Can't wait to hear your updates!