Just wondering if anyone is lurking around here. If so, give us an update how you are doing. This board has died
Its crazy how dead it is! I can't be the only person in preg. org land that is going through IVF right now!!! Wish people would come out from lurking and post on here if they are going through IVF or wanting to go through!
:wavehello: Maybe some ppl will come out of lurkdome since there's been a little activity now. Plus, it'd be nice for you to have a cycle buddy.
Hi! I am finally coming back. I don't know where everyone is. There are definitely lots of women going through IVF right now and it was huge to me to have the support from ladies here through that experience. I went through your blog. I think it is very cute. The whole thing is just amazingly horrifyingly stressful in my opinion. It is nice because we have a variety of outcomes here which means there is a woman who can relate with you practically no matter what you experience in your process.
Tiffany...we all know how busy you are. Glad to see you back here.
Kate...I also enjoyed reading your blog. I could never write a blog...it'd be so boring. I took DHEA for a while before my 3rd cycle. I did notice that I did have more eggs retrieved than the previous 2 cycles. Idk if it was the DHEA, taking an 8 month break or new RE and protocol, but it didn't hurt. I took it on my own after doing research. My RE wanted me to stop taking it after we met though. I had looked into doing a DHEA study out in NYC but decided against it because it was so far away.
I am around, of course we are no longer TTC. Have been busy with job interviews and such since starting to feel better. Turns out I had Norwalk virus and all I can say is it is NASTY!!! So happy that Sean and Robbie did not get it as well.
I am hanging around a little bit. I still check the boards but haven't been posting much. I have been so busy with all things, family related, work related, friends, holidays and getting ready for the new arrival. After all the waiting for this pregnancy, you would think I'd have everything set and ready to go, but we don't. It still feels a little unreal and the nerves won't be totally gone until the little guy arrives safe and sound. I have also been trying to focus on my family and reaching out to friends more than I had been as I realized and feel a bit guilty about how much the infertility/IVF journey took me away from those people, in lots of ways.
I will keep checking in here and try to provide input/support for people who are here. The board members were so helpful and supportive for me during my rounds of IVF.
I can't figure out why it is so slow either, though. There just aren't many people posting about their IVF's on here, but there have to be tons of people going through it. I've lost track a bit, but it seems like there were some others who were on here a while and sort of faded away.
Kate, I took most of those same supplements prior to my second IVF. My doctor recommended DHEA, but nothing else so I quit when I started the stims. I personally feel like it helped, and that round was successful for us.
Will keep checking in here. Best of luck for you all going through cycles now.
Kara....glad to see you around and that everything seems to be going well. I can only imagine how surreal this all feels and how it won't feel like the real thing until your LO is here. Keep checking in and udating us
I'm still stalking around too. Waiting to here updates and such....
I check in on here every now and then but we are not cycling (nor do we plan to anytime soon) but I try to read and keep up with everyone else's journey. Excited to follow you kate... hoping for a terrific outcome!
hey ladies - i'm still out there....waiting for my FET.... **child mentioned**
we were thinking we'd be ready to go by Jan, but in Nov, that meant i'd have to start pills and i had done a 3day ultrasound which found some 'stork bites'....so i'd have to do a saline ultrasound to be sure all was well, and i said uh, yeah, we'll wait til the saline...... come dec, i got my AF right around the holidays, and the dr was busy and on vacation, etc so it got pushed to jan. So, come jan, i almost didn't make it either as there were no openings and i was ready to say screw this, this is bs...it's not like i can PLAN for my AF to come (it happened to come a week early this month) and they called me back saying they just had someone cancel...so i had a apt.... saline went well - stork bite was a little tiny scar from the placenta from my daughter....so everything is ready to go. We're waiting on my next period in Feb where i will call and start BCP. We are planning an early APril transfer - APril 3rd or 4th i think...i don't think we'll have enough time to do a March transfer, so hopefully all will go well and april it is. I have really given it all up to God.....i was a tiny bit frustrated when they couldn't get me in, cuz i'm also in the mood of alright, let's go!! but i'm also trying to get super healthy and lose some weight, so it's a few more months for me to do so.... so now we wait.
we recieved some great news recently after talking with my mom about going through this again - we weren't going to tell anyone IRL, but i need someone to talk to about it and so i am letting my mom know what's up.....i've been secretly anxious about if it doesn't work how much money we are throwing down the tubes, but at the same time, how we'd be able to afford to do another FET soon after......i felt like there's a lot of pressure on this cycle for it to work - as insurance covers nothing......i didn't mention it to anyone, cuz i feel like ppl would be like duh, don't have anymore! Anyways, my mom just let us know that her and my dad will help us until our embies are used up (we have 5 left)...which is a huge burden lifted and i am not even sweating this cycle for finincial reasons (nervous about it for a million other ones) but one less thing to have to stress about.... we're still paying out of this from our savings and using pretty much all of it, but at least i know we can do another cycle soon after if this one doesn't work the way we hoped. So, i'm here and there.....
Julie...thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to following you. Glad things finally worked out and you can get an idea when to plan a transfer. That's very sweet of your mom and dad to offer to help you pay for further FET. That takes a big burden away.