(Closed) 6 Months + Up TTC Club: Part 7!

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Post # 452
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@gingersnap25:  we can definitely have more than one BFP!!!

Post # 453
Bee
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

So I am CD3 here, waiting impatiently for tomorrow to come to start the shots – and omg, I have the most revolting cramps. 🙁 Feeling a bit sorry for myself.

Post # 454
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@jaguar:  I’m sorry you feel crappy. But this is the beginning of what I hope will be a sticky baby dust process.  You are a strong woman. We are all supporting you and rooting for you!!!! And you have every right to feel what you are feeling. 

Post # 455
Bee
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Wispy:  Thanks chicka.

I feel like I’ve starte to lose my usual positive energy, which makes me sad. I’m just so tired! Must perk up. Must!

Post # 456
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@MrsFarmer:  ,

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@jaguar:  Thanks guys, no pressure:) I would LOVE to start a big round of BFPs, but as usual cautious to get excited about it.

 

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@gingersnap25:  Good luck to you too. I am trying to hold out until next week to test. I hope I can hold out!

 

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@jaguar:  You cramps sound sucky, but this is kind of like a brand new start for you. I am so excited for you!

Post # 457
Bee
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@ieatunicorns:  I promise there’s no pressure. I’d be thrilled to have you graduate from this thread. 🙂

As I got my period, the hubby made a comment about wondering if this would be the last one I’d have in a while – I think he’s more optimistic about this IVF cycle than I thought!

Post # 458
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ieatunicorns:  no pressure. All Love.

I’m CD8. I finished my 1st round of Clomid yesterday.  I have been having major “fluttering” on my right side where I normally feel ovulation twinges.  Do you think it could be from the clomid? Do you think I could be about to O?  It’s only CD8. Maybe it is nothing..TTC making me crazy.

Post # 459
Bee
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Wispy:  It might be a sign that things are stirring and that O is on its way!!!!

Post # 460
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@jaguar:  Oh I sure hope the “fluttering” is an early sign of something Positive!  Good Luck today!! Let us know how it goes!

Post # 461
Bee
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Wispy:  Fingers are crossed!!!!

I always get nervous about driving in morning traffic and then finding a parking space at the busy public hospital, but I’ll be leaving a little early to make sure I’m there ok.

The scary part is that tomorrow morning’s appointment is the day I PAY for the cycle. The way it works is that we pay it all upfront (6k+meds) and then after the cycle is over, I have to go and put in the reclaim details.. so we’re out of pocket a LOT up front. I just hope my credit card decides to play nice tomorrow!!!

Post # 462
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@gingersnap25:  There is always hope til AF comes!  Good luck! 

 

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@ieatunicorns:   GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Post # 463
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@ecomaha:  No, they wouldn’t do CD3 blood tests (in fact, the nurse didn’t even know what they were!) and I couldn’t get in at the RE any sooner than next week, so I guess we’re sitting this cycle out.

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@Wispy:  Heathaah always described it as a quarter spinning where her ovary would be!

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@jaguar:  Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you this afternoon (which is when it’s tomorrow for you).

Post # 464
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Wispy:  Will update. I’m pretty tried too. I run out of gas in the afternoon. Cutting my caffeine way back is not helping.

Post # 465
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ieatunicorns: and

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@gingersnap25:  I’ve got my eye on both of you!  No pressure or anything.  :o)

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@JaneyD:  Thank you very much for sharing your decision-making process – it really helped.  I am just at the research stage, but basically my options boil down to three:

    1. Shady Grove – which is a HUGE clinic with high success rates, but they have a really strict protocol and will basically cancel any cycle that they think won’t be successful (so I have heard).  They also seem to be really picky about who they will take on.  Generally the cheapest option.  Nursing staff and admins get low marks – especially since they refuse to bill insurance in the most client-friendly way (i.e., they bill monitoring as treatment rather than diagnosis, which = $$$ for clinics)
    2. Columbia Fertility – also huge with good success rates, but – again – really strict protocols.  There is one doctor that everyone raves about, but he takes a lot of vacation and reviews basically say DO NOT go to any of the other doctors, so it seems a lot of people self-cancel cycles if he will be out of town for any part of the cycle.  More expensiv
    3. George Washington University – small clinic that operates as a non-profit (will price match other clinics) – will take on any case, and are pretty cutting edge in terms of protocols (will do natural cycle, etc.).  Success rates are fairly low because they will take on “lost causes” (reviewer words, not mine), but they get rave reviews because they have had good success with women who have been turned away everywhere else.  Negative reviewers don’t like that you rotate between three different doctors.

    My doctor (who works at GWU, incidentally) recommended Shady Grove because they are huge and generally well-priced, and because she thinks IVF will be really successful for us (only problems are tube blockage and time…).  But I am really leaning towards GWU.  I like that they are committed to making things work, regardless of success rates, it’s really close to me, and all my other doctors are there + it’s the hospital where I would deliver.  BUT, all this information is SO confusing.

    (Putting all this out there in case there is anyone in my area who can weigh in…)

    Post # 466
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @bunny:  I admit that I don’t know much about your situation, but have you thought about looking into a new doctor?  It seems like your current doctor is pretty non-responsive, doesn’t do certain tests, etc.

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    @kayakgirl73:  LOL.  This is the part of my cycle where I usually give up caffeine (I only drink one cup of coffee per day), but this cycle I said “F it.”  I am really not missing the deprivation headaches I usually get. 

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