INFERTILITY POAS – covid edition

posted 8 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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Cheekie0077 :  Agree with Anev. Hopefully things will calm down where you are by the time you have your retrieval, and if you are going to be retrieving in a hospital you definitely would want to wait until your hospital is not ovewhelmed with COVID cases (though if you are at a standalone clinic then that won’t be an issue as long as they have all the supplies that they need in order to keep operating). I think the term “elective” is getting so controversial now. A doctor recently explained it to me as meaning that without the surgery the person is at imminent risk of death or loss of function (which I assume means paralysis?). I didn’t really ask for details, but it sounds like it’s a technical term that people are confusing with meaning optional or referring to something purely cosmetic or something like that. It does sound stressful, but I hope that your RE’s eagerness to proceed just means that they have things under control and feel that it is safe for you to proceed. I’m sure they would not move forward if they thought there was a significant risk to their patients or their staff.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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anev :  I am in NJ. And our corona cases are doubling by the day. I am in a stand-alone clinic so my egg retrieval would not be in a hospital. I think this why they are proceeding. I agree with you in the sense that I would want to take the supplements for as long as I can. I don’t know if three months is going to be doable since they do want me to proceed ASAP. But I figured at least give it almost a full 2 months of the supplements and then the ER. I don’t see how waiting 2 months is going to drastically alter my situation for the worse. My husband reminded me that this is a business at the end of the day and they are giving me their opinions regardless. Which I guess is true. My FSH is a 9.2 so I am wanting to make my quality better so the supplements cannot hurt at this point. Also my RE doesn’t think it’s necessary to operate on my endo before the transfer. I have to make a final decision on that too. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
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zstbee84 :  yea I totally agree. We are in a stand-alone clinic and I would be doing an egg retrieval in their clinic not a hospital which I think is why they feel confident in proceeding stat-quo.

It does still make me nervous to do it in April and I feel better about waiting a bit, because then my potential transfer would be July. And I really feel better about it being in the summer hoping this all starts to calm down by then and i’m not doing it all in the peak of the virus cases.

And yes elective i think has a different meaning depending on who you talk to. My RE and clinic are kind of a weird cult and they are just super confident in proceeding with everything as scheduled. They are taking necessary precautions, social distancing, changing their hours, not allowing patients to come with their partners, etc. so I do feel confident in their ability to continue. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

I’ve heard in some places it’s so bad that RE’s are getting pulled to work L&D…I’m really surprised they aren’t closing in NJ. There are people who’s cancer surgeries are being postponed in NYC. And people everywhere who are having cancer diagnostic surgeries postponed . I am very lucky to have had my lap 3 weeks ago to remove my endo and release my ovary, so now I can go back to working the ICU taking care of all the Covid patients without having severe pelvic pain! 

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 32/39

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: 17?

Usual cycle length: 27-32

Known fertility issues: endometriosis, slightly low AMH and low P (hopefully fixed now that I had surgery?)

Trying anything new this month?: on birth control to prevent pregnancy (!) and keep my endo from coming back because as of Monday I will be back working in the ICU as a nurse (left the unit a few months ago)! So I had a lap 3 weeks ago and finally had a chance to get pregnant and now I’m putting it on hold to work the frontlines of this pandemic! I bawled my eyes out taking that first pill but I gotta do what I can to keep myself ready to take on this Covid fucker. 

Post # 22
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Newbee

Thanks for starting this thread. 

 

Your age/partner’s age: 35/38

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: I’m not sure anymore, since May 2018

Usual cycle length: 27-30 days

Known fertility issues: Thin lining has recently been discovered to be an issue

Trying anything new this month?: Since I am homebound, will try to focus on wellness. Sleeping better, exercise and nutirition.

Stay strong everyone!

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Newbee

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anev :  Thank you. I have had three IUIs, where the lining got to 7mm, 6mm and 5mm for the last one. I took letrozole for all thre IUIs so I am not sure if that impacted the thickness. Have you done anything that has helped with the lining?

Post # 26
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Busy bee

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 31/ 36

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: December 16

Usual cycle length: 30-35

Known fertility issues: endometriosis, 2 miscarriages after IVF

Trying anything new this month?: baby aspirin. I feel this is a bit of a joke, but there is nothing else to do. 

 

We got the biopsy results from the endometrium biopsy, and everything is fine. No issues with killer cells or plasma cells. So there is nothing more to test to explain the miscarriage issues, and the RE just wants us to transfer another embryo after all of this mess. 

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Busy bee

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anev :  Lockdown is at least until April 20th, and RE thinks they will start treatment after that, but who knows. He can’t tell for sure atm. He gave me a 10min talk on corona and pregnancy, and yeah, he didn’t say anyting that’s not on the news anyway.

At least you will get your results via mail. It’s so hard atm.

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