(Closed) Infertility Thread, Part III

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 437
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi Ladies!  I have been a long time lurker of your threads (yes, all three of them!).  You guys are all such strong beautiful women!  Its threads like this that have made me stick around WB for so long after my wedding.  

Anyways, I just wanted to share that one of my good friends was diagnosed with PCOS around the time we found out we were pregnant.  Reading this thread really helped me find a good way to share our news with her while she was going through such a tough time.  Anyways, she started on the low carb diet and some other stuff and they just told us last night they are pregnant!  I am so happy for them!!! 

Best wishes for all of you in your journeys!  

Post # 438
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@SecretName:  I’m glad this thread helped!

Post # 439
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@waitingbee: awwwww, thank you!  We were kinda hoping AF wouldn’t show, too, but considering he was getting over a kidney stone at the time…. πŸ™ 

The best news yet is the fact that my “fertile days” are supposed to be around when my mom wants to keep the kids this month due to spring break!  YAY!!!!  I even set up an “alert” to email me to take the damned OPK so I won’t forget (like THAT’S gonna happen! LOL!)

So, we get to have game night this friday (and I can drink!!!) and then the next week we don’t have to worry about the munchkins!!!!  So, here’s hoping we get lucky THIS month! πŸ™‚

 

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@heathaah: LOL!  too cute!!!!! 

Post # 440
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@Zinzerena:UGH! So sorry! But so happy that you guys are still going to try the next 2 mths! YEA!

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@heathaah:Good luck in this wait!

I will catch up with everyone else as it seems I have missed alot the past few days. Ahhh the life of a night shifter…

I do need your gals advice on something. One of my DH really good friends and his wife have been TTC for about the same time that we have and have had some issues. I do not know the extent of them, I just know they are bc she puts it out there on Facebook for all to see. Well just this week she had surgery for what she said “to see if they could have a baby”. Well obviously I can tell she might be going through something since it has been over a year and I thought of reaching out to her privately to let her know, hey, you are not alone. She is the SIL of my DH cousin so she and I are surrounded by a family that have absolutely no issues getting pregnant and seem to be all that they do. So if my inlaws don’t really understand I can assume others don’t either. But I fear that it may be just a tad akward bc we are not close, I never have been close with DH friends or their wives until recently. I just do not want to make her feel uncomfortable or open myself up for a disaster since no one besides our family knows our issues. IDK how would you guys feel if you got a random email from someone going through the same thing or similar? I would basically say “Hey I see you had surgery and I hope you are doing well. I understand that you guys have been TTC for a while now and wanted to let you know that we have too and have met some road blocks. Just wanted to extend myself out there if you have any questions bc we have been on quite a journey with the amount of tests, procedures yadda yadda.” Something along those lines. Is this too personal to extend myself out there like that? I don’t know, but would love to hear your ladies opinions on it.

Post # 441
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@MissGreen:  Honestly, I think it would be great.  We all need someone to talk to about this.  It may bring you much closer.  I began a conversation with a classmate of mine who was considering adoption.  I told her what I was going through and it turned out she went to the same doctor for 2 years!  So now we talk all the time!  I would let her know that if she doesn’t want to talk about it, you understand.

Post # 442
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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@Rosie Girl:Don’t be nervous for your IUI, it is really simple. Take deep breaths! Honestly, mine reminded me of my HSG bc it is basically almost the same thing with the same type of catheter. The worse part is trying to find the “right” spot in the cervix to inject and that was a bit uncomfortable. But then you lay down for 10 minutes afterwards and you are back to life! I understand you feelings of disappointement if a BFN appears. After everything you’ve gone through and now you take a major step physically, emotionally and financially into IUI, it does raise your hopes a little bit. Just take it day by day.

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@sacbride10:So good about your HSG! But I will say, do not worry about your lab levels and especially what the internet says. When I was diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve last month I will say, my RE based it off of other tests not the estradiol. I know this is a tad late, but wanted you to know that. πŸ™‚

EDIT: @heathaah…Thank you so much! I am seriously considering it just wanted to see what you guys thought and I may run it by the hubs to see how he feels just in case her husband says something should she say something to him.

Post # 443
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@MissGreen: thanks!  and I also agree with
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@heathaah:.  I’d be really glad to get a message like that if I were in her position.  To be truthful, even though we’re not (yet) going through everything you all are, it really helps to know we’re not alone in this and it feels GREAT to talk to someone about it. 

I don’t think there’s a  lot of people who really understand just how difficult it can be!  Not to mention the whining we wanna do sometimes (and the need for a shoulder to lean/cry on, even if it’s cyber. πŸ™‚ ) 

Post # 444
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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@Mrs Sarah McK: Good luck in your journey and thanks for saying hi.

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@heathaah: OMG I laughed out loud at you having to give the dogs a cookie. The crazy things that TTC will make us say and do. Good luck in your TWW

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@MissGreen: I think what you wrote sounds perfect. I recently reached out to a distant cousin who also posted her struggles over facebook. It felt really good to be able to talk to a family member who understood. I hope it works out for you.

Post # 445
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m having cramping and spotting today. πŸ™ I’m afraid it’s AF. I’m only at 10-11dpo, so I guess it could be implantation symptoms, but I guess I’ll know soon enough.

Best wishes to all! πŸ™‚

Post # 446
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@heathaah: So the Rocky theme is gone for now? Darn! I was just getting into that whole thing. lol So let the tww begin! Crossing my fingers for you!!! πŸ™‚

 

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@Zinzerena: Sorry this wasn’t the month. πŸ™

 

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@MissGreen: I think that would be so nice of you to send her an email! I know I would appreciate that. πŸ™‚

 

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@babybunny: Maybe it is the implantation bleeding!! Is AF usually not until 14 days past ovulation? Do you usually have spotting?? Crossing my fingers!!

 

Post # 447
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@MerryC: It’s getting warmer here in PA and pretty much time for sandals/flip flops now. Yay! Supposed to be in the 60’s this week. Finally spring is here. I think I’ll try the turquoise or some shade of blue since I haven’t done that before. I love getting pedicures. Glad you enjoyed it!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 448
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s definitely my period. Well, on to the next cycle!

Post # 449
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

So, we had yet another set back.  I finally heard back from DH’s doctor to schedule his surgery to fix the blockage.  Apparently most insurance carriers don’t cover that surgery since it’s basically elective.  They’re going to call just in case.  But, if it doesn’t, I think we’ll just do IVF.  The hospital bill was $10,000 last time, not to mention paying the physician and the anesthesiologist.  All of that would almost be the cost of IVF anyway.  So, now we’re just waiting to hear back to see about insurance.

Post # 450
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@Candy_Nee:  It’s “elective?”  That’s crap.  I’m sorry, but everyone should have the right to be fertile.  Well, not everyone, but you know what I mean!!  But honestly, reproductive health should be covered!!  So not fair.

Post # 451
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@heathaah:  We’re still waiting to hear for sure, but it’s not looking good.  I know both of our insurance only covers up to $5,000 of infertility and that only covers the “underlying cause”.  So, like for me, anything to make me ovulate will be covered up to $5,000 but anything more (like IVF or IUI) is not.  I’m not sure if this surgery would fall into that or not.  I would think so, but you never know.  It’s so frustrating how little infertility is covered.  LIke you said, everyone should have that right.  I guess I should also say that we don’t live in one of those states that require it to be covered.

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